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Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

TechCrunch LA

Michael Jordan, Declaration Capital Invest in Axiomatic

L.A. Business Journal

Former Chicago Bulls star and owner of NBA team the Charlotte Hornets Michael Jordan invested in Axiomatic E-sports alongside Declaration Capital, the investing office of Washington, D.C.-based based Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein

Cal Lutheran Gets $6M From Former Hughes Electronics Exec

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California Lutheran University (CLU) is receiving a big, $6M donation from former Hughes Electronics Vice Chairman Steve Dorfman, for a new building for the school's School of Management, the school announced this morning. According to the Thousand Oaks university, Dorfman's contribution will go towards the construction of the two-story, 27,000-square foot Steven D. Dorfman Center, which will include both classrooms and faculty offices.

Everyone wants to leave a legacy.

Berkonomics

Be honest now. Have you ever thought of what legacy you’ll leave behind? If you are an entrepreneur or CEO, surely you’ve thought of how you’ll be remembered by your associates and stakeholders after you move on. Bad boss examples aren’t forgotten.

Lime is building its first scooter ‘lifestyle brand store’ in LA

TechCrunch LA

How can Lime differentiate its scooters and bikes from the piles of Birds and Spins filling Los Angeles sidewalks? Apparently with a physical storefront where it can convince customers of the wonders of on-demand mobility.

My First Book – Pricing Your Practice by Eric Greenspan

Eric Greenspan

Woke up and there it was, my book cover. She just made it and sent it to me. I looked at it for a bit and started thinking about writing it. Then I did. I published the initial draft this past weekend and it’s now available for pre-order on Amazon.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 24: Fandango Signs South American Ticketing Deal

L.A. Business Journal

Netflix denies racially targeted ad accusations; Snap registers 418,000 new voters; Fandango signs 15-country ticketing deal

Startup Developing Opioid Alternative Takes Top ‘Quick Pitch’ Honors

Xconomy

The winner of the largest-ever startup pitch contest in San Diego is aiming to solve a problem that is weighing heavily on the national consciousness.

OCTANE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FORUM

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 -- OCTANE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FORUM. Join us October 29-30 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa. See [link] (more

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Report: Snap Registered 418,000 New Voters In Just Two Weeks

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An effort to register new voters via Snapchat has resulted in 418,000 new voters, according to numbers given by Venice, California-based Snap to the New York Times. Snap is one of a number of companies -- including such local companies as Jam City and Mitu -- who have been pushing "get out the vote" voter registration efforts in their apps and services. The registrations on Snapchat came within a short, two-week period, and involved a registration button on user profiles. READ MORE>>.

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Saros Raises $7M for AI Effort in Finance Industry

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based Saros raised $7.055 million for its West Hollywood-based private firm that specializes in artificial intelligence in the financial industry, according to a filing with federal securities regulators

With $90M Round, Stoke Eyes a “Spinraza For Epilepsy” And a 2019 IPO

Xconomy

Ed Kaye stepped aside from Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SRPT ) last year after leading the company through one of the most noteworthy and controversial drug approvals in recent memory, for the Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug eteplirsen (Exondys 51).

OCTANE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FORUM

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, October 29, 2018 -- OCTANE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FORUM. Join us October 29-30 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa. See [link] (more

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Jam City Gets Into The Halloween Spirit

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Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Jam City is getting into the Halloween spirit, saying this morning that it has been rolling out themeed content throughout the month of October ahead of the Halloween holiday. According to Jam City, the Halloween gaming content has been rolled out across a wide range of its titles, ranging from Cookie Jam and Panda Pop to Family Guy: Another Freakin Mobile Game, Cookie Jam Blast and Genies and Gems.

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Daz Systems Acquired by Accenture

L.A. Business Journal

Accenture announced Oct. 22 it acquired Daz Systems Inc., an Oracle Cloud service provider based in El Segundo

Google Launching Its Own Computer Science Courses on Campuses

Xconomy

Early next year, twenty students will have the opportunity to study machine learning for 10 weeks with Google engineers, college professors, and coaches—free of charge.

Connect Week 2018 By Innovate Pasadena

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, October 28, 2018 -- Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week 2018. Nnine full days of all things innovation! From AI to virtual reality demos to coding for both kids and adults, we have over 100 awesome events to choose from to help muster up your innovation savviness! See [link] (more

Crowdstrike Eyes IPO, Hires Investment Banker

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CrowdStrike , the cybersecurity software developer which has major operations in Irvine, has hired an IPO banker and is eyeing an IPO before the end of the year, according to a report from Reuters. According to the report, CrowdStrike has hired Goldman Sachs to run its IPO process. No other details of the IPO have yet been announced or released. CrowdStrike is led by veteran cybersecurity executive George Kurtz, and raised a big funding round in January.

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Silicon Beach Report October 26: Faraday Future Faces Further Financial Troubles

L.A. Business Journal

An Emmy for Blue Microphones; Netflix work environment under the microscope; Faraday Future initiates widespread layoffs

Cuida Health Launches Voice-Based ‘Social Wellness’ App for Seniors

Xconomy

Lisa doesn’t interrupt. She doesn’t mind long pauses between responses. And she has a sense of humor. Oh – and, she’s virtual.

Masterminds 2018 - Survive and Thrive

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, October 28, 2018 -- SURVIVE AND THRIVE TODAY 2018. Keynotes by Mitch Lowe, CEO of MoviePass; Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures; Vernice Armour, first African American Fighter Pilot, and others. See [link].

SpaceX Gets For Another Reuse Milestone

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to reach another milestone in its development of space exploration technology, which is to push the reuse of its rockets even further. According to a SpaceX official, the company is about to relaunch one of its boosters for the third time. Although SpaceX has re-used many of its rockets in prior launches--re-using the first stage of Falcon 9 rockets 30 times--it has only done so twice with each booster.

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Annenberg, City Partner on Tech Diversity

L.A. Business Journal

Annenberg Foundation, City of L.A. team up on tech diversity

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Trump Plan Ties Medicare Drug Prices to Cheaper Foreign Ones

Xconomy

[ Updated 5:41pm ET with analyst note, see below. When the Trump administration announced its blueprint for lowering prescription drug prices in May , many observers said it was too soft on the biopharma industry and didn’t contain concrete initiatives that could truly cut costs. But with the U.S.

Connect Week 2018 By Innovate Pasadena

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -- Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week 2018. Nnine full days of all things innovation! From AI to virtual reality demos to coding for both kids and adults, we have over 100 awesome events to choose from to help muster up your innovation savviness! See [link] (more

Airgain Adds To Board

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San Diego-based antenna technology developer Airgain announced late Thursday evening that it has added TJ Chung to its board of directors. Chung is at private equity investment firm Core Industrial Partners, LLC, where he is Senior Partner, and also had been President of Teletrac Navaman, part of Danaher. Chung was also CEO of Navman Wireless, and served at Brunswick Corporation and Emerson Electric. Chung also sits on the boards of Littlefuse and Mastercraft.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 26: Snap Hires from Amazon, Huffington Post

L.A. Business Journal

Reporting Bird’s revenue figures; Virgin Orbit readies new launch setup; Snap fills Khan vacancy

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Pineapples and Bananas: Yummy to Eat, And Now Fashionable to Wear

Xconomy

Style trends may come and go but the apparel industry is increasingly accepting that sustainability will always be in fashion. “We

Masterminds 2018 - Survive and Thrive

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -- SURVIVE AND THRIVE TODAY 2018. Keynotes by Mitch Lowe, CEO of MoviePass; Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures; Vernice Armour, first African American Fighter Pilot, and others. See [link].

SolarReserve Awarded $2.0M From DOE For Tracking Technology

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Santa Monica-based SolarReserve , a developer of large scale solar thermal power plants and related technology, reported on Thursday that it has received $2.0M in an award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to go towards solar mirror tracking technology. According to SolarReserve, the funding goes towards next-generation heliostat technology, which is used to keep mirrors used in olar power generation aimed at the sun. SolarReserve said the funding came specifically from the U.S.