June, 2019

Locana, Fueled With $55M, Looks to Develop Fixes for Faulty RNA

Xconomy

Editing human DNA has entered the public consciousness in a big way in recent years with its increasing use in laboratories— and, in recent news that shocked the scientific community, in embryos —of tools such as CRISPR-Cas9.

Connected Classroom Technology and Essentials for K-12 School Districts

Southern California Edison Blog

Connected classrooms are part of a rapid trend to leverage technology to bring learning into a more national and global sphere.

TenOneTen Ventures Backs Probably Genetic

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based venture investor TenOneTen Ventures is one of the investors in a newly launched startup, which is looking to use artificial intelligence and DNA testing to identify autism and other medical conditions. According to Probably Genetic , it has raised a round of venture capital funding from Khosla Ventures, TenOneTen Ventures, the Oxford Angel FUnd, as well as angels. The startup recently graduated from Y Combinator, and is based in the Bay Area.

Relativity is building a 3D-printing rocket manufacturing hub in Mississippi

TechCrunch LA

The future of rocket manufacturing has touched down in Mississippi. At NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center , nestled in Hancock County, Miss.,

Do you take those loyal, key customers for granted?

Berkonomics

We know that an executive’s job is not easy. Nor is there much time in a typical day for outreach of any kind.

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Insight Acquires PCM for $581M in Cash and Debt

L.A. Business Journal

El Segundo-based information technology services firm PCM Inc. will be acquired by Tempe, Ariz.-based based Insight Enterprises Inc. in a deal worth roughly $581 million

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Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources Professionals Awards

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, June 30, 2019 --.

Video Interview: Nasam Chokr, NOWA Innovations, On Improving Asthma Inhalers

socalTECH

NOWA Innovations (www.nowainnovations.com), a University of California, Irvine spinout, is designing a medical device aimed at improving asthma inhalers. For our video interview today, we spoke with Nasam Chokr, the founder and CEO of NOWA Innovations, about the startup and its technology.

‘Socially Inept,’ a comedy startup founded by Microsoft employees, roasts tech bros

TechCrunch LA

Everyone gets a kick out of mocking the quintessential San Francisco techie, Patagonia vest and all. ‘ Socially Inept ,’ a new traveling comedy cohort, is making a business out of it. The group has been roasting the tech scene in hubs across the U.S., including Seattle, where the company is based, as well as Los Angeles, Austin and San Francisco, since last summer. It’s made out of current and former techies themselves.

How much do you spend on R&D? Is it enough?

Berkonomics

Why do profitable, mature businesses die away?

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Virgin Orbit Partners With Japan's ANA Holdings

L.A. Business Journal

Long Beach-based small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit announced June 6 that it will partner with Japanese firm ANA Holdings to bring Virgin’s LauncherOne rocket launch system to Japan

Review: Inside the House of Lies at Theranos

Xconomy

Youth. Charm. Fearlessness. Ruthless focus. These can be positive attributes in an entrepreneur, but in a more rational world, technology investors wouldn’t overvalue them. Risk capital would be allocated based mostly on evidence, data, progress towards milestones—in short, on proof.

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Rise, Acquisition and Growth of Pluto TV

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 --.

Friday Video Interview: Abner Flores, Checkplis

socalTECH

We've recently started a new feature--video interviews of local entrepreneurs, investors, and others in Southern California's technology community!

Songtrust adds another 55,000 artists to its rights management service

TechCrunch LA

Over the past year, Songtrust has added another 55,000 artists and songwriters to its rights management service.

Should a leader support constant change?

Berkonomics

The worrying that always precedes a change. When a new CEO or manager is hired into a company, for a while lots of energy flows from the top and new ideas seem to be generated daily.

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Silicon Beach Report June 10: Pluto TV Pushes into Latino Markets

L.A. Business Journal

Quibi unveils pricing details; SpaceX to launch JPL’s atomic clock; Pluto TV launches Latino programming

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Agtech Startup GroGuru Gets Audience Kudos at EvoNexus Demo Day

Xconomy

Three wildly different startups among those incubating at EvoNexus, a La Jolla, CA-based nonprofit organization that supports early-stage tech companies, earned top marks from the audience at a pitch contest this week.

Preccelerator Class 11 Demo Day

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 --.

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Video Interview: Evan Brandt, VideOMS

socalTECH

For our Friday video interview, we have Evan Brandt , the CEO of VideOMS (www.videoms.com), an early, seed stage startup offering up a videos, drone shots, photography, and more of real estate property listings nationwide, through a network of drone operators.

3 Lesser-Known Ways Enterprise Can Improve Network Uptime

Southern California Edison Blog

As enterprises outsource more of the business operations to hosted platforms, more emphasis needs to be placed on ensuring mission-critical applications are always accessible. This means that the network connections to enterprise sites increase in their importance.

Reinvent your business!

Berkonomics

Businesses that forgot to reinvent.

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Riot Games Responds to DFEH Investigation

L.A. Business Journal

West Los Angeles-based game developer Riot Games Inc. responded today to a June 12 announcement from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing that it was opening an investigation into the company's management practices

Celebrating San Diego Life Sciences: Xconomy Awards Gala Slideshow

Xconomy

View the Slideshow We at Xconomy were thrilled to see such a great turnout at our first-ever awards gala in San Diego. About 250 people from the local life sciences community filled a ballroom at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa (see photos above).

UC Irvine Summer Academies in the Arts

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, June 24, 2019 -- UC Irvine Summer Academies in the Arts. UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents Summer Academies in the Arts - college and career preparatory intensives in Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Technology for students ages 8-22 years old. Classes run through August 16, 2019. Scholarships and financial aid are available! See [link] (more

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Video Interview: Eli Eisenberg, Straight Line Management

socalTECH

Our video interview today is with a long time advisor to startups in the Los Angeles area, Eli Eisenberg , founder of Straight Line Management. Eli sat down with us to share some of the knowledge he's gained over many years in the industry helping and mentoring startups. READ MORE>>.

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Silicon Beach Report June 28: SpaceX Raising $300 Million

L.A. Business Journal

PCM security breached; Marvel and Team Liquid partner; SpaceX starts third fundraising effort this year

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Faraday Future Lays Off Furloughed Employees

L.A. Business Journal

Gardena-based electric vehicle maker Faraday & Future Inc. fired several employees it had previously placed on unpaid leave in December, citing lack of funds to pay salaries

Silicon Beach Report June 27: Disney Launches Incubator; Faraday Future Fires Furloughed Workers; AEG Links with Lyft

L.A. Business Journal

Silicon Beach Report June 27: Disney Launches Incubator; Faraday Future Fires Furloughed Workers; AEG Links with Lyft

Podcast Network Wondery Raises $10 Million Round Led By Waverley Capital

L.A. Business Journal

Wondery, the podcast network that produced Los Angeles Times’ “Man in the Window” and “Dirty John,” will use Series B funds to acquire new and original content, invest in technology