July, 2019

Fortnite World Cup has handed out $30 million in prizes, and cemented its spot in the culture

TechCrunch LA

With $17M, Illumina Ties, Prenatal Tests Firm Cradle Genomics Debuts

Xconomy

Another company headed by former Illumina executives has launched, fueled with a $17 million Series A round from investors including a local venture capital firm.

Video Interview: Len Lanzi, LAVA on How To Get Your Startup Funded

socalTECH

Len Lanzi is Executive Director of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) (www.lava.org), which helps startup entrepreneurs get their companies funded.

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New THC and CBD infused beverage company, Cann, joins the race to replace booze

TechCrunch LA

Cann , a Los Angeles-based purveyor of CBD and THC-infused intoxicants, is rolling out its first major distribution through the venture-backed delivery service Eaze as it begins to hit the streets in California.

Record Exit Value for VC-Backed Startups Could Fuel Investment

Xconomy

More than a third of the companies that went public in the first half of this year were backed by venture capital. That, plus robust merger and acquisition activity, set a record for venture-backed exit value—$165.2

More Than 50 E-Scooters Pulled From Portland River

Tech.Co

The e-scooter vandalism pandemic continues, as Portland authorities have reportedly hauled more than 50 e-scooters out of a Portland river last week. E-scooters have begun taking over US cities in recent months, with Chicago being the latest to implement the technology just last month.

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Can you name the two most powerful words for business?

Berkonomics

Here’s a puzzle where the answer come first. Help me.”.

Video Interview: Andy Wilson, Alliance for SoCal Innovation

socalTECH

For our video interview this morning, we have Andy Wilson, the Executive Director of the Alliance for SoCal Innovation (www.alliancesocal.org), a new nonprofit which is trying to bring together Southern California's technology industry, universities, and others in the local ecosystem. READ MORE>>.

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Mobile messaging financial advisory service, Stackin, adds banking features and raises cash

TechCrunch LA

When Stackin initially pitched itself as part of Techstars Los Angeles accelerator program two years ago, the company was a video platform for financial advice targeting a millennial audience too savvy for traditional advisory services.

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7 Wise Leadership Strategies When Smart is Not Enough

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the entrepreneurs I have met are smart, but many are not always wise.

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What Your Car Says About You

AllTopStartups

Cars are more than just the things you drive. They’re a part of who you are and tend to reflect your personality. Think about it. When you shop for a… The post What Your Car Says About You appeared first on AllTopStartups. LIFE HACKS car

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Social Networking Startup MeWe Raises $4.5 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Culver City-based social networking startup Sgrouples Inc., doing business as MeWe, announced it raised $4.5 million in a venture round, bringing its total funding to $15 million since launching in 2012

Can your team overcome messy problems?

Berkonomics

Some problems seem impossible to surmount. Leaders and teams can be overwhelmed. We’ve all probably experienced this. Several big problems hit us at once. Or the system goes down, stranding everyone. Or worse yet, “We’ve been hacked.” Add the twist of ransomware? The inevitability of a big problem.

Video Interview: Dr. Masaru Rao and Brynley Lee, Basilard Biotech

socalTECH

Our video interview today is with Dr. Masaru Rao and Brynley Lee, who are in the midst of forming Basilard Biotech , a spinout of UC Riverside.

Ordermark, the online-delivery order management service for restaurants, raises $18 million

TechCrunch LA

Los Angeles-based Ordermark , the online delivery management service for restaurants founded by the scion of the famous, family-owned Canter’s Deli, said it has raised $18 million in a new round of funding. The round was led by Boulder-based Foundry Group.

9 Elements Of Every New Venture That Investors Expect

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs are always looking for a shortcut in getting their venture story and plan across to investors, and closing on the funding they need.

Tech in the Sun: Summer Networking Party

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, July 20, 2019 -- Tech in the Sun: Summer Networking Party. StartOut LA and Podshare present "Tech in the Sun: Summer Networking Party" a intergenerational networking event for new and seasoned entrepreneurs. Join us for our summer networking party as we help both new and seasoned entrepreneurs build business relationships in the Los Angeles Technology Ecosystem. You won't want to miss! link].

HyreCar Announces Pricing of Second Stock Offering

L.A. Business Journal

Downtown-based digital car-sharing marketplace HyreCar Inc. announced July 19 it will sell an additional 3.5 million shares to raise capital to expand its staff and technology offerings

Hire for your core. Partner for the rest.

Berkonomics

A trend for businesses large and small. There is a major trend shaping up that is worldwide, already identified by hundreds of thousands of startup and small business CEO’s.

Video Interview: Brainleap's Software To Help Treat ADHD and Autism

socalTECH

Welcome to socaltech interviews, where we talk to the startup entrepreneurs, investors, and others in Southern California's technology industry.

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Bird investor Upfront Ventures eyes $250M growth fund

TechCrunch LA

Upfront Ventures , a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm, has filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise its third growth-stage investment fund.

6 Keys To Growing Your Career Through The Gig Economy

Startup Professionals Musings

While everyone agrees that the “ gig economy ” is really here, the practical realities, other than not counting on long-term employment, are not so obvious. In my role as a mentor to many business professionals, I still see some who have no idea how to adapt to the new realities.

No Co-Founder? Y Combinator Offers Matchmaking at Startup School

Xconomy

From the moment Talia Frenkel resolved to found a company after a kitchen-table talk with her parents, the odds were against her.

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Loot Crate Closes Warehouse, Lays off 150 Workers

L.A. Business Journal

Lincoln Heights-based retailer Loot Crate Inc., which sells subscription boxes of apparel and collectibles, closed down its Vernon warehouse and laid off the facility's 150 workers this month

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Are you a remote manager? A good one?

Berkonomics

Are you a virtual manager? Can you be effective if you are a “virtual” manager, commuting from home or a home office and being with your employees only part time? Measuring your performance.

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Video Interview: FreeGen Technologies And How Its Robots Can Clean The Oceans

socalTECH

What if you could reate a roaming band of autonomous, ocean going robots, to help clean up the problem of plastic in our oceans?

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Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers

TechCrunch LA

Doctours , a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is expanding its services to 35 countries.

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4 Laws Of Natural Selection Relate To Every Business

Startup Professionals Musings

The good news is that the latest Kauffman Early-Stage Entrepreneurship (KESE) Index shows the highest level of new business activity recorded in the last two decades, and the cost of entry at an all-time low.

Future of the Internet: What Scares Networking Pioneer Radia Perlman

Xconomy

[ Editor’s note: This is part of a series examining the internet’s first 50 years and predicting the next half century. Join Xconomy and World Frontiers Forum on July 16 for Net@50 , an event exploring the internet’s past and future. ]

Chatbot Startup Convrg Joins Haptik

L.A. Business Journal

Chatbot developer Convrg is merging with Haptik, a New York-based artificial intelligence company