October, 2016

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Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

I was mostly doing my job and trying to figure out how to be better every day. The number one advice I give is “stop trying to be too smart”.

Blackline surges 40% in software IPO

TechCrunch LA

Blackline, a Los Angeles-based accounting software company, debuted in the U.S. markets Friday. She said the IPO, which raised… Read More.

Codesmith Raised $1.1 Million Funding Round Lead by Test Prep CEO

Tech.Co

Coding bootcamps have proven to the cure for a workforce that isn’t qualified to handle the complicated technologies that rule the business world today. They are relatively short, they are taught by experts, and they provide an avenue to employment after graduation. That’s right, LA-based Codesmith has just raised a $1.1

TigerText Names Two Healthcare Vets To Exec Team

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based TigerText has hired on two new healthcare veterans to its executive team, the company said this week. According to TigerText, it has named Kirk Kirman as President of Client Organization, heading up sales and customer support; and Kelli Castellano as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the company's marketing strategies. READ MORE>>.

SolarReserve to Build $5B Thermal Solar Project in Nevada

L.A. Business Journal

SolarReserve announced on Tuesday that it would build ten solar thermal plants on a Nye County site about 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas for $5 billion

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Acting and Modeling Startup Castar Is Thriving in LA

Tech.Co

Los Angeles is the destiny of people wanting to succeed in the field of acting. People flock from around the world just to have a chance at a glimmer of fame. That is exactly what Castar did. It works in order to provide the industry with talented actors and models, using the app they developed for iOS , Windows Mobile and Android.

Embodied Gets Funding From Intel For Personal Robots

socalTECH

Pasadena-based Embodied , a new startup developer "affordable personal robots", has raised funding from Intel Capital. Size of the funding was not announced. Embodied was co-founded by Paolo Pirjanian, the former CTO of iRobot and Professor Maja Mataric, a researcher in robotics and neuroscience at the University of Southern California. READ MORE>>.

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SpaceX Runs Down All Rocket Explosion Leads, Sabotage Included

L.A. Business Journal

As part of an effort to run down every lead in its Falcon 9 rocket explosion investigation, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is reportedly looking into sabotage, possibly by its rival United Launch Alliance

How Augmented Reality Is Transforming the Manufacturing Industry

Xconomy

But that picture is outdated. That means that every item is guaranteed to be built perfectly, every time. Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

How to Help Children With Chronic Illness

Both Sides of the Table

I was asked to be the host at this year’s CoachArt Gala of Champions event on October 27th at the esteemed Beverly Hilton hotel.

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It’s what you ask, not what you know.

Berkonomics

A friend recently told me a story that had nothing to do with business, but unintentionally had a great lesson for all of us.

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TechFair LA [ LOS ANGELES ]

Tech.Co

“ Please join the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City’s Entrepreneur in Residence Jason Nazar , for one of the City’s largest Technology Job Fairs taking place on Thursday, January 26th from 11-8pm at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. “

Vcorp Services Acquired By Wolters Kluwer

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Los Angeles- and New York-based Vcorp Services , the provider of business formation and other corporate legal services, has been acquired by Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance , a Netherlands-based provider of risk and compliance services. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Famebit Acquired by Google

L.A. Business Journal

Multichannel media network Famebit has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed amount

Ex-Celgene Dealmaker Tom Daniel Charts a New Course Advising Biotechs

Xconomy

We think alike,” Daniel says. “We We can pretty much finish each other’s sentences.”. No longer. Daniel joined Celgene in 2006.

SquadHelp: A Game For Nameless Companies

Tech Zulu Event

Achieving a good brand for your company is everything. So, how does it work? The top ranking creatives get to submit more names.

How to battle the dragon AND avoid the encounter.

Berkonomics

Sometimes a competitor is just too entrenched, too strong, too well equipped to directly face in battle. At least that is the conventional wisdom.

Efficient multiple-stream concatenation in Java

TechEmpower

I want to combine the elements of multiple Stream instances into a single Stream. What's the best way to do this? This article compares a few different solutions. Stream.concat(a, b). The JDK provides Stream.concat(a, b) for concatenating two streams. void exampleConcatTwo () {. Stream a = Stream. of ( "one" , "two" ); Stream b = Stream. Reduce.

TeleSign Adds Machine Learning For Fraud Scoring

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Los Angeles-based TeleSign , which powers the phone-based verification and authentication systems of many top tier Internet e-commerce and web services providers, said on Thursday that it has begun using machine learning in its fraud intelligence software, TeleSign Score. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Reporter Oct. 6: Snapchat Reportedly Preparing for $25B IPO

L.A. Business Journal

Snapchat reportedly preparing for $25 billion initial public offering, Reaction Commerce raises $2.7 million, Rubicon Project hires Google executive as chief product officer, and more

Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space

Xconomy

Among other things, they get an opportunity to pitch to investors and industry representatives at Plug and Play’s quarterly “expo” event.

WeWork

Tech.Co

WeWork is a platform for creators. They provide the space, community, and services you need to create your life’s work. WeWork has a way of attracting the best people to its community. Being a part of the WeWork community means being surrounded by some of the most innovative and passionate people in the city.

UCSB Distinguished Speaker Series: Brad Feld

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 -- UCSB Distinguished Speaker Series: Brad Feld. Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group (link is external), he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars (link is external).

3 Lessons Big Business Can Learn from Startups

Tech Zulu Event

Large businesses aren’t having it easy in the modern era. With technological change overturning the economy, big business needs to shake up its M.O.

Rinse Buys The Remains Of Washio

socalTECH

On demand, laundry service Rinse disclosed today that it has acquired the assets of now defunct, on-demand laundry competitor Washio. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Washio had also provided its services in Los Angeles, in addition to Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland, New York, and Washington DC. READ MORE>>.

SPECIAL REPORT: Tech Industry Charges Up Office Market

L.A. Business Journal

The L.A. office market saw a solid third quarter, with the vacancy rate narrowing to 14.8 percent from 16.2 percent in the same period last year, according to data from Jones Lang LaSalle

Latest Data Show Venture Capital Industry on Pins and Needles

Xconomy

Given the obvious anxiety and frustration that surrounds us all, the U.S. This is the fourth-longest period of economic growth in U.S.

Cultivate: DTLA Monthly Happy Hour [ LOS ANGELES ]

Tech.Co

“Hey DTLA biz owners, residents, and creators, Stop by for our second Cultivate:DTLA Monthly Happy Hour! What is Cultivate:DTLA? ”

Cal-Israel Innovation Expo

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, November 6, 2016 -- Cal-Israel Innovation Expo. The Fall 2016 Cal-Israel Innovation Expo will be held at the University of Southern California (USC), Ronald Tutor Campus Center, November 6 - 7, 2016. See [link] (more

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How to Get Your E-commerce Site Noticed In A Global Market

Tech Zulu Event

Thankfully, we’ve compiled detailed guide in order to help you generate more awareness for your website in the global market. Work On Your SEO.

How Tengia Wants To Help You Tap Into The Rich Experience Of Older Professionals

socalTECH

Often, older professionals in the workforce�especially those who are past retirement age�face job discrimination, despite bringing a rich set of experience and talent honed over many years. Those individuals, however, are actually a gold mine of talent, says Deone Sulgatti , the CEO and founder of Tengia (www.tengia.com). What is Tengia? Thanks!

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Demand Media to Change Its Name to Leaf Group

L.A. Business Journal

Demand Media is turning over a new leaf. The media and e-commerce holding company announced on Friday that it will change its name to Leaf Group, effective Nov. Demand Media purchased Leaf.tv last year, which is a women’s lifestyle video content creator

With New Program, DARPA To Encourage Safety “Brakes” For Gene Editing

Xconomy

Drugs that use molecular scissors to snip out or replace defective genes. Altered mosquitoes meant to sabotage entire disease-carrying populations. Both are potential uses of genome editing, which thanks to the CRISPR-Cas9 system has spread throughout the world’s biology labs and is now on the doorstep of the outside world. The U.S.

The Digital Tech Workshop with John Shin and George Simian [ LOS ANGELES ]

Tech.Co

“When you push the shutter, is there a Digital Tech standing behind you, making sure that the image is captured and stored safely? If your job and reputation (not to mention a huge budget) are on the line…. you can’t do without a Digital Tech! ”