March, 2019

Dentulu Looks To Bring On-Demand Dentistry To LA

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Too busy to bother with a visit to the dentist? A new, Los Angeles startup, Dentulu , is hoping to make it easier for you to handle dental care--saying it wants to allow patients to book a dental appointment much like they might book a ride on Uber. According to Dentulu, it has developed a mobile app, which it plans to launch in April, which where it says it will offer up preventative and restorative dental care to patients ages 18 years and older. The company says its services start at $299.

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Why Comma.ai, Maker of Self-Driving Tech, is Moving to San Diego

Xconomy

Tech salaries may not be as high outside of Silicon Valley, but neither is the cost of operating a business—or the cost of living. San Diego’s startup community has rejoiced in recent months as massive companies that employ thousands of engineers—including Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), and the tech arm of Walmart (NYSE: WMT )—have announced expansions in the region.

One Simple Way to Eliminate Distractions in a Board Meeting

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Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

TechCrunch LA

One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite.

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How much of my business do I have to give to an investor?

Berkonomics

If you’re looking for growth capital, this one’s for you. We’ll cover what information you’ll expect to provide, your range of expected values and amounts of investment to expect. All to help you set your expectations. Financial History and Projections. Let’s start with the basics.

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Startups Ventura County

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -- Startups Ventura County (April 5-7, 2019), formerly known as Startup Weekend Ventura County (SWVC), is not a typical startup weekend. Yes, it is an event where entrepreneurs can, over 54 hours, take ideas to a proof of concepts. But it is far more than that. At this event, entrepreneurs get to join forces with intrapreneurs from the two target industries, healthcare and agriculture, to address known challenges and inefficiencies. See [link] (more

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The Role of the Student Engineer in Medicine and Innovation

Xconomy

The last 50 years have seen many great technical advances in medical treatments, ranging from drug delivery and imaging to skin grafts and prosthetics. These advances—both large and small—have drawn on many fields and have transformed patient care.

How to Run an Effective Networking Dinner

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Juliette F on Unsplash Networking is a critical part of relationship building and there is no event more valuable to building relationships than the proverbial “breaking of bread” with people.

Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be revealed at its LA design studio on March 14

TechCrunch LA

Tesla will pull back the curtains and unveil its Model Y crossover vehicle at an event in Los Angeles on March 14th, according to a tweet from chief executive Elon Musk. Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2019.

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Could you have created a “dirty cap table?”

Berkonomics

Oh, I know. When you started the business, you took investments from friends and family in small amounts just to get you started. Of course, that worked at the time. Enter the need for larger investments.

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Startups Ventura County

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, April 5, 2019 -- Startups Ventura County (April 5-7, 2019), formerly known as Startup Weekend Ventura County (SWVC), is not a typical startup weekend. Yes, it is an event where entrepreneurs can, over 54 hours, take ideas to a proof of concepts. But it is far more than that. At this event, entrepreneurs get to join forces with intrapreneurs from the two target industries, healthcare and agriculture, to address known challenges and inefficiencies. See [link] (more

Female Entrepreneurs, AI and Investing: A Chat With Meredith Finn, March Capital

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Earlier this month, the annual Montgomery Summit conference was held in Santa Monica, including a special portion of the conference dedicated to the Rise of the Female Entrepreneur. The summit is now associated with March Capital Partners (www.marchcp.com).

33 Tech Startups Make San Diego Venture Group “Cool Companies” List

Xconomy

What does it take for a tech startup to be considered “cool?” In the eyes of the San Diego Venture Group, the key element is readiness for venture capital backing.

Does Your Team Know What Success Looks Like?

Alon Schwartz

Shot of a group of businesspeople high fiving in an office. When Jason Nazar and I launched Docstoc years ago, we got 30,000 unique users on the first day. I was ecstatic. I remember how my team of engineers and I were all high fiving each other, with big smiles on our faces.

Fifty years of the internet

TechCrunch LA

Leonard Kleinrock. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.

Think ahead when raising your early investments

Berkonomics

Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds. Sooner or later you may need to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms of an investment. What VC’s can and cannot do.

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Angel Investing 101 Workshop

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 -- Angel Investing 101. Tech Coast Angels. It turns out that angel investing is more than art - it's also very much a science. How do we know? And knowing and understanding this Data can be the difference between making money and getting fleeced. On April 3rd, 2019 we're pleased to offer you another round of the popular "Angel Investing 101" workshop. It is run by legendary angel investor, co-founder of TCA-SD and former Kauffman Foundation EIR, Bill Payne.

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Biolinq Gets $4.75M For Biosensors, Eyes Glucose Monitoring Market

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San Diego-based biotech startup Biolinq , which is developing wireless-enabled biosensor patches for continuous monitoring of biomarkers, has raised $4.75M additional Series A funding, the company said this morning. The funding came from JDRF T1D Fund, Aphelion Capital and LifeSci Venture Partners. According to the startup, the investment brings its Series A total funding to $15M.

The 2019 Xconomy Awards San Diego Finalists Are…

Xconomy

It was no easy task. After an extensive review of the many nominees for the first-ever Xconomy Awards San Diego, Xconomy editors across the country and a panel of local experts together narrowed the list to 42 finalists (listed below) across eight categories.

Own The Problem, Lead The Solution

Alon Schwartz

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where a major deadline wasn’t met. A sales goal wasn’t reached. An important deliverable wasn’t delivered. People were waiting on you. You fell behind schedule. You or your team got distracted with other urgent matters. For whatever reason, you just couldn’t make it happen. And then the house of cards collapses on itself. There’s no getting around the fact that you didn’t deliver as promised. You’re up s**t creek without a paddle.

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Tesla Model Y orders are now open

TechCrunch LA

Customers can already place an order for the Tesla Model Y, a mid-sized crossover SUV that won’t go into production until 2020. Tesla requires a $2,500 deposit to complete the order for the all-electric vehicle, according to information posted on its website.

Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?

Berkonomics

Of course, we are speaking of increased valuation of your company when we speak of “wealth.” Especially if you are in the early stage of growing a business, these five risks can and often do derail entrepreneurs before realizing the riches of a great exit. So, let’s examine them and mitigate them.

How I Got Funded

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Techstars Foundation Opens Grant Applications From Nonprofits

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The Techstars Foundation , the nonprofit arm of startup accelerator operator Techstars which is focused on increasing the number of under-represented entrepreneurs in the technology industry, is looking to give $10,000 to $50,000 to nonprofits working in the area, Techstars said Friday.

Sanford Burnham Prebys, WARF Partner on Drug Discovery

Xconomy

A program launched last year by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation to invest in promising biotech discoveries made on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus will also work with the La Jolla, CA-based Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the organizations said recently.

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

TechCrunch LA

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly?

How to watch Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model Y

TechCrunch LA

Tesla is scheduled to reveal the Model Y — the next electric vehicle in the electric automaker’s lineup — tonight at an event in Los Angeles after, not months, but years of teasers and hints from CEO Elon Musk. Tesla will live stream the Model Y unveiling event at 8 pm PT via its website.

Postmates’ newest feature is like Uber POOL for food delivery

TechCrunch LA

Postmates is launching a new feature called Postmates Party that lets customers within the same neighborhood pool their orders. In return, these customers get the food delivered for free, eliminating a major pinch point for potential Postmates users. The feature illustrates how Postmates, one of the earlier entrants to the billion-dollar food delivery wars , is trying to remain competitive by appealing to price-sensitive customers.

SaneBox Connects Into Ingram Micro's Cloud Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based email software developer SaneBox , which develops artificial intelligence software that helps people prioritize and sort their emails, is now available on the cloud marketplace run by technology distributor Ingram Micro. According to SaneBox, the move will make it easier for its channel partners to sell the SaneBox AI and productivity products alongside other software-as-a-service applications.

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XPRIZE Foundation Rolls Out New, $1M Moonshot Award

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Los Angeles-based XPRIZE , the nonprofit which manages and operates competitions intended to spur significant advances in technology, says it has rolled out a new, $1 million award, which it calls the Moonshot Award. According to the Foundation, the award will go to an XPRIZE team demonstrating the achievement of a "moonshot" technological feat--even outside the parameters or timeframes of an XPRIZE competition.