Fri.Jan 10, 2020

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Enhance Their Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Most new entrepreneurs don’t anticipate the learning burden of being the leader, including the sense of loneliness and isolation at the top.

Activision Answers ‘Call’

L.A. Business Journal

After shutting down an existing esports league, Activision Blizzard Inc. is betting big on a new league that will begin its inaugural season Jan 24

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Masimo Sues Apple Over Apple Watch

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Irvine-based patient monitoring equipment developer Masimo has sued Apple , claiming that Apple stole its trade secrets and infringed on its patents--not to mention, hired away key employees--in order to add health monitoring features to its Apple Watch.

MedMen Sells More Assets

L.A. Business Journal

Culver City-based cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises Inc. is continuing its aggressive push to implement its restructuring plan in light of large losses

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.

Element Biosciences Gets $80M For DNA Sequencing

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San Diego-based Element Biosciences , which is developing DNA sequencing technology, says it has raised $80M in a Series B funding round. The new funding came from Fidelity Management & Research Company and JS Capital LLC, along with Foresite Capital and Venrock. According to Element Biosciences, the new funds will go towards accelerating the development of its genomic sequencing products. The company has now raised more than $100M in total. Molly He, PhD is CEO and co-founder of Element.

LA Companies Turn Heads at CES

L.A. Business Journal

From ambitious streaming services to fantastical flying cars, Los Angeles companies demonstrated innovative concepts in droves last week in Las Vegas at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show

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LA CEOs: Sales - Close More Business and Scale

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, January 16, 2020 -- LA CEOs: Sales - Close More Business and Scale. Start off your year with LA's top tech CEOs and our special guest Carrie Lauby, an LA-based sales expert with over 25 years growing B2B2C SaaS companies. This sponsor supported FREE event is restricted to qualified CEOs and CFOs only. Confirmed RSVP required. See [link] (more

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Report: Amazon Takes Aim At Honey, Labels Extension A Security Risk

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Los Angeles-based Honey , the developer of a browser extension which searches out coupon codes and deals for users, has been labeled a security risk by Amazon , according to a report from Wired. Honey was recently purchased for $4 billion by PayPal. It's unclear why Amazon might be targeting Honey, however, Honey uses affiliate codes as part of its model to provide rebates to users, and likely has been gathering an outsized portion of those e-commerce revenues from online merchants. READ MORE>>.

Biotech Roundup: Drug Pricing Promises, Bone Disease Data, IPO Plans & More

Xconomy

A letter signed by 215 people involved in the biopharma industry, including CEOs and investors, published Wednesday promised to put the “interests of patients first.” Six CEOs, including five who run public companies, co-authored the letter.

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