September, 2017

Consumer internet startups go mainstream outside of Silicon Valley

TechCrunch LA

In the past year, New York has reached a tipping point as consumer-facing startups proliferate and similarly Los Angeles is gaining notice with the success of Snap and Dollar Shave Club among others. Read More.

Tuition.io Raises $7 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Student loan management program Tuition.io of Santa Monica announced Thursday it raised a $7 million Series B round

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Spend the Money and Bring On the Right People

Tech.Co

If you don’t have the right team and hire the best people for the job, your company will go through more hills and valleys than you’ll want. We talked with Adam Mendler, CEO of The Veloz Group what he’s done to hire the best people and how his team has helped his business grow.

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This Startup Should Have Fired Uber, Tinder, Pinterest, Dropbox, Evernote, Tumblr, HootSuite and Instagram

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Despite the fact that JazzHR was a nascent startup in 2012, it boasted an impressive customer […].

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J2 Global’s Hemi Zucker to Step Down, Lead VC Firm

L.A. Business Journal

J2 Global Inc. of Hollywood announced on Thursday that Chief Executive Hemi Zucker will resign on Jan. 1, 2018 to become a managing principle of venture capital firm OCV Management

How Facebook Videos Can Boost Your Social Media Campaign

Tech.Co

The popularity of video in marketing has risen in recent years.

The Case For & Against Cryptocurrencies (for those tired of all the noise)

Both Sides of the Table

In more than a decade of writing about the Internet and tech-enabled businesses I’ve learned that mobs don’t do nuance well.

Alnylam Data Puts a Nobel Discovery One Step Closer to Approved Drug

Xconomy

For the first time ever, a medicine using RNA interference, a method of muting a gene before it can make a harmful protein, is headed for an FDA review.

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How Machines Understand Text - NLP, Machine Learning in Practice

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -- How Machines Understand Text - NLP, Machine Learning in Practice. We have a great session planned that will use two case studies of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to explore opportunities that businesses have with understanding text. Come join us for a moderated session led by Dr. Jon Morra as he guides us through in depth use cases of NLP and their applications in predictive analytics.

OpenX Acquires Two Companies

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Los Angeles-based OpenX has acquired Mezzobit and PubNation , two companies in the programmatic advertising space, the company said on Monday. Financial details of those acquisition were not announced by the company. According to OpenX, it plans to integrate Mezzobit and PubNation's tools into its platform.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 5: Velocify Acquired for $128 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Velocify acquired for $128 million, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy completes first-stage test, and car shopping and lending app Fair launches in Los Angeles

Omnia Brings Wireless Car Charging to the iPhone 7 and 6 [ Review ]

Tech.Co

Early this month Apple announced two new iPhones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. One of the biggest changes besides to the design on both was the addition of wireless charging using QI technology.

Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO.

Both Sides of the Table

Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO.

Dealmaker, Thought Leader & More: The X of the Year Xconomy Award Finalists

Xconomy

Given the size and diversity of the life sciences community in the Boston area, we at Xconomy knew that many candidates would be so unique that they wouldn’t fit neatly into a category. So we gave them a category of their own.

Orange County VC and Angel Investor Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -- Orange County VC and Angel Investor Conference. FundingPost. Interested in meeting and pitching to early-stage Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists in Orange County? Register for the FundingPost event on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. At our next event, the panel of investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! See [link].

Cie Digital Labs Names Entrepreneur In Residence

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Irvine-based Cie Digital Labs (CDL) said this week that it has named Jim Davis as the company's new Entrepreneur in Residence. Davis previously served at at eBay and Pepsi, and is Managing Partner at early stage venture capital investor Rezven Partners. Cie Digital Labs, led by Anderee Berengian, recently has focused on helping brands and also startups take their ideas and turn them into new technology ventures. READ MORE>>.

Venice’s System1 Raises $270 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Venice advertising technology firm System1 announced on Monday that it had completed a $270 million financing round led by New York-based Court Square Capital Partners

Why Hollywood is Joining the Video On-Demand Market

Tech.Co

The idea of video on demand has been around since as early as 1990 when GTE partnered up with AT&T to create the first VOD system. It relied on the use tapes as the source of video streams. Two years later in 1992 VOD servers were capable of supplying previously encoded digital video from disks and dynamic random-access memory (DRAM). Fast Forward to the present day and look how far VOD has been driven by a vast number of separate technological wonders.

Fire fast, not last.

Berkonomics

Close. Here is one that takes a real leap for a younger manager or CEO to believe.

Epic Seeks to Join Alexa, Siri as Software You Can Chat With

Xconomy

Epic Systems may soon add its name to the list of companies with virtual assistant software that people can give instructions to and get information from. But those who say, ‘Hey Epic’ to initiate a man-to-machine conversation won’t be your average consumers.

How To Get Your Startup Funded - Tips From Entrepreneur and Renowed Angel Investor Jason Calacanis

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -- How To Get Your Startup Funded - Tips From Entrepreneur and Renowed Angel Investor Jason Calacanis. Jason Calacanis founded Silicon Alley Reporter, Weblogs Inc, Mahalo, and Inside.com. He turned down a $20 million offer for Silicon Alley Reporter. Then the dotcom bubble burst, and he wound up with a net worth of negative $10,000. Calacanis bounced back and founded Weblogs, which he sold to AOL after 18 months for $30 million.

Interview with Bruce Huang, UCLA Silicon Beach Innovation Lab

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Companies are always complaining about how hard it is to find the right employees, and how technical talent is hard to find. Yet, you have many students, graduating with technical skills, who just don't know how to make it into a company. How do you bridge the gap between students and employers? The UCLA Extension recently launched a program called the Silicon Beach Innovation Lab , aimed at that gap.

Northrop Takes One Giant Leap

L.A. Business Journal

Northrop Grumman could be circling more business with its deal for ATK Orbital

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Two new handhelds will help you relive the golden age of gaming

TechCrunch LA

Whether you’re an older gamer who remembers the Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis with great fondness or a doting grandparent who doesn’t remember exactly what the grandkids wanted (the Nintendo Swamp or something?),

Hire as if your survival depends upon it.

Berkonomics

Aside from visionary management, this is your most important job. Close. Many of us go through the motions of hiring to fill a position, trying to use our intuition and skills to find the best candidate for the job.

The Winners of the Xconomy Lifetime Achievement Award Are…

Xconomy

The editors at Xconomy have been working hard the last few weeks putting together the program for the Xconomy Awards Gala. We are really excited to announce the two winners of the Xconomy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Silicon Beach Networking Mixer At Wurstkuche in Venice

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -- Silicon Beach Networking Mixer At Wurstkuche in Venice. Join the fastest growing startup and tech community in Los Angeles! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Beach community. Register immediately for an early bird ticket. See [link] (more

Tech Scenes: Royce Disini of Mobcrush

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Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive. In this solo episode we meet up with Royce Disini and talk about Mobcrush , mobile gaming, live streaming, and content creator entertainment in Los Angeles.