Fri.Dec 06, 2019

VC Draper Moves into LA

L.A. Business Journal

Timothy Draper has a history of funding some of the technology sector’s most prolific startups and now the venture capitalist is bringing his money to Los Angeles

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10 Financing Alternatives For Your Next New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers.

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AECOM Lands Two Large European Contracts

L.A. Business Journal

Century City-based engineering and infrastructure firm AECOM is taking on two new European construction projects, including what will be the longest rail tunnel in the world

Rocket Lab Puts Seven More Satellites Into Space


Huntington Beach-based Rocket Lab successfully put seven more satellites into space early Friday morning from its launch site in New Zealand, in the company's tenth launch. Rocket Lab launched another of its Electron rockets into space at 6:18am PST, in a mission it called "Running Out of Fingers".

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Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

LAVA Holiday Party and Global LAVA Relaunch

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, December 12, 2019 -- LAVA Holiday Party and Global LAVA Relaunch. LAVA Holiday Party and Global LAVA Relaunch! Join us for a celebration of the season and the success of 2019! A special Holiday Party and relaunch of Global LAVA. Special Venue is Delair Studios in Hollywood. Come visit with LAVA members and Friends. Also featured is the Delair Studio Screening Room and a special screening using a new cinematic projection and audio system. See [link] (more

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Another Payload To ISS


Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched yet another payload to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, launching a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and launchpad SLC-40. The SpaceX Dragon is delivering science investigations, supplies and equipment. The SpaceX CRS-19 mission is delivering 5,700 pounds of supplies and payloads to the ISS.

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Wave Neuroscience Acquires Newport Brain Research Laboratory


Newport Beach-based Wave Neuroscience , a newly formed startup, says it has acquired a number of assets from Newport Brain Research Laboratory (NBRL), along with "many different onshore and offshore holding companies" owned by NBRL, as part of its efforts to provide non-invasive neuromodulation technology. The company said it is focused on brain health, and treating Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

3 Takeaways From the Resurrection of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s Drug


The name of the experimental drug was heard so frequently in hotel hallways at the conference that it sounded like an incantation: aducanumab, aducanumab, aducanumab.

Qualcomm Ties With Niantic, Maker of Pokemon Go, For AR Efforts


San Diego-based Qualcomm has launched a new chip for the augmented reality / virtual reality market, saying this week at the Snapdragon Tech Summit that it has also linked with Pokemon Go creator Niantic , as part of an effort to in the augmented reality market.

Bio Roundup: Biogen at CTAD, Sage’s Stumble, Astellas’s $3B Offer & More


It’s been a roller-coaster year for those hoping for new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease, a leading cause of death with rising treatment costs and no clear answer yet as to its cause. Clearing proteins, such as amyloid and tau, was once seen as the top contender for stopping or slowing neurodegeneration. Costly failures forced researchers to look at other targets.

Interview with Jon Grishpul, GreatBuildz


How do you find a good contractor for your home remodeling project? Encino-based GreatBuildz ( says it's a high touch, concierge service. For our interview today, we talked with CEO and co-founder Jon Grishpul about the startup, which offers up its services for free to homeowners in the Los Angeles area. What is GreatBuildz? Jon Grishpul: GreatBuildz is a free service, where we help homeowners find reliable, vetted general contractors, and provide support during the project.

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