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Los Angeles Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 -- Interested in meeting and pitching to early-stage Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists in Southern California? Register for the FundingPost event on Thursday, March 28th, 2019. FundingPost has hosted 400 sold-out venture events in 22 cities over the past 17 years. 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!

Why, Maker of Self-Driving Tech, is Moving to San Diego


Tech salaries may not be as high outside of Silicon Valley, but neither is the cost of operating a business—or the cost of living. San Diego’s startup community has rejoiced in recent months as massive companies that employ thousands of engineers—including Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), and the tech arm of Walmart (NYSE: WMT )—have announced expansions in the region.

How much of my business do I have to give to an investor?


If you’re looking for growth capital, this one’s for you. We’ll cover what information you’ll expect to provide, your range of expected values and amounts of investment to expect. All to help you set your expectations. Financial History and Projections. Let’s start with the basics.

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Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

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Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly?

Dentulu Looks To Bring On-Demand Dentistry To LA


Too busy to bother with a visit to the dentist? A new, Los Angeles startup, Dentulu , is hoping to make it easier for you to handle dental care--saying it wants to allow patients to book a dental appointment much like they might book a ride on Uber. According to Dentulu, it has developed a mobile app, which it plans to launch in April, which where it says it will offer up preventative and restorative dental care to patients ages 18 years and older. The company says its services start at $299.

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This Immigrant Entrepreneur Launched Her Billion Dollar Empire, Despite Speaking No English


A version of this article previously appeared Forbes. In 1904, eighteen year old Ida Rosenthal immigrated to the US, speaking only her native Russian. Shortly after arriving in New York City, her husband fell ill, forcing Ida to become the family’s sole breadwinner.

Postmates’ newest feature is like Uber POOL for food delivery

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Postmates is launching a new feature called Postmates Party that lets customers within the same neighborhood pool their orders. In return, these customers get the food delivered for free, eliminating a major pinch point for potential Postmates users. The feature illustrates how Postmates, one of the earlier entrants to the billion-dollar food delivery wars , is trying to remain competitive by appealing to price-sensitive customers.

XPRIZE Backs Forest Health Effort


Los Angeles-based XPRIZE , the nonprofit which runs competitions to encourage the development of new technology to solve some of the world's problems, has put its efforts behind forest health, saying it has put together an outline of potential breakthroughs required for healthier forest ecosystems. The company said its "Future of Forests Impact Roadmap" is being sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and might be the basis of future XPRIZE competitions.

10 Key Principles To Drive Customer Decisions Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Today’s customers are overloaded and overwhelmed by too much information, so making a decision is a challenge.

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The Role of the Student Engineer in Medicine and Innovation


The last 50 years have seen many great technical advances in medical treatments, ranging from drug delivery and imaging to skin grafts and prosthetics. These advances—both large and small—have drawn on many fields and have transformed patient care.

USC Innovation Summit

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Cardea Bio Gets $7.8M For Biosensors


San Diego-based Cardea Bio , a manufacturer of graphene-based, digital biosensors being used to monitor biological systems using semiconductors, announced this morning that it has raised $7.8M in a Series A-1 financing round. The financing was led by Alexandria Venture Investments, and also included Serra Ventures and other new and existing investors. According to the company, it will use the funding to grow its team, for strategic partnerships, and other efforts.

5 Keys To Relying On Intuition In Business Decisions

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay With all the progress in analytical tools and big data available, many people feel there is no place in business today for intuition and gut instincts.

Turning Point Therapeutics Plans IPO to Advance Targeted Cancer Drugs


Turning Point Therapeutics, which is developing targeted cancer drugs for patients whose tumors resist other precision therapies, has outlined plans for an IPO. The company, which started operations in 2014, has raised nearly $148 million since inception.

Orange County Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -- Orange County Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference. Interested in meeting and pitching to early-stage Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists in Southern California? Register for the FundingPost event on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019. FundingPost has hosted 400 sold-out venture events in 22 cities over the past 18 years.

HyperX Signs Brazilian Soccer Player In Endorsement Deal


Fountain Valley-based gaming products maker HyperX , which is part of Kingston Technology, says it has signed up its very first Brazilian "gaming ambassador", soccer player Casemiro. Casemiro plays for Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. According to HyperX, Casemiro--who is now based in Madrid--will use HyperX products while gaming in his free time. Financial arrangements behind the deal were not announced.

5 Investor Types Who Will Test Your Negotiating Style

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay Every entrepreneur seeking funding loves the challenge of getting customers and investors excited, but dreads the thought of negotiating the terms of a deal with potential investors.

Corza Health Emerges Led by Former NuVasive, GreatCall Executives


A Chicago-based private equity firm has tapped the former head of NuVasive and finance chief of GreatCall to start a new healthcare company in San Diego. The company, Corza Health, is headed by Greg Lucier, most recently CEO at NuVasive, and backed by the PE firm, GTCR, with money from its $5.25


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Newegg In Sponsorship Deal For HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas


Los Angeles-based online technology products retailer Newegg has inked a long term marketing agreement with e-sports entertainment company Allied Esports , and will become the "official e-commerce partner" at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas. Financial details of the sponsorship deal were not announced. According to Newegg, its branding will be displayed prominently throughout the venue, as well as on the arena's official website, social channels and live streams.

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9 Simple Approaches To Creating A Sure-Fire Startup

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Image via Jisc As an advisor to startups and entrepreneurs, I often hear the myth that all new businesses must start with a great idea. I have to disagree. I believe the best entrepreneurs start by finding a large opportunity, and only then use good ideas to capitalize on that opportunity. The best opportunities are recognized from painful needs, plus a growing population of customers with money to spend.

How Cody Candee And His Team Successfully Launched ?Bounce, a Short-term Storage Startup


Welcome to our founder lessons series. Today, Cody Candee, co-founder and CEO of Bounce reveals how he and his team successfully launched a startup that lets you find a place to leave your… The post How Cody Candee And His Team Successfully Launched ?Bounce,

San Diego Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 -- San Diego Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference. Interested in meeting and pitching to early-stage Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists in Southern California? Register for the FundingPost event on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019. FundingPost has hosted 400 sold-out venture events in 22 cities over the past 18 years. Names New Executives


San Diego-based , a developer of software used for automating cash management and for open banking, has named two new executives, the company said on Tuesday. The company said it has named Joseph Drambarean as Chief Technology Officer and Dave McCutcheon as Vice President Sales. Drambarean was previously at Capital One. McCutcheon was most recently Head of Sales and Alliances at FloQast. said that both will join the company at a new office in Del Mar Heights.

Urovant Bladder Drug Hits Test Goals But Can’t Outpace Generic Rival


Urovant Sciences says its experimental drug for overactive bladder could offer advantages compared to an FDA-approved treatment marketed by Astellas Pharma. But late-stage clinical results released Tuesday raise questions whether Urovant can persuade doctors to prescribe it instead of a much cheaper generic competitor. Irvine, CA-based Urovant (NASDAQ: UROV ) said Tuesday that its drug vibegron hit the main goals of a Phase 3 study.

Does Your Team Know What Success Looks Like?

Alon Schwartz

Shot of a group of businesspeople high fiving in an office. When Jason Nazar and I launched Docstoc years ago, we got 30,000 unique users on the first day. I was ecstatic. I remember how my team of engineers and I were all high fiving each other, with big smiles on our faces.

Investment in Technology and Automation Across Industry in LA County

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 -- R.E.D Talk: Investment in Technology and Automation Across Industry in LA County. LAEDC. How is Digital Transformation Shaping our Region? Technological innovations like artificial intelligence and automation are impacting how businesses are looking to the future investments in their organizations, and their industries as a whole. Software robotics (i.e.

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Oblong Rolls Out New Collaboration Tool


Los Angeles-based Oblong , best known as the developer of 3D, interactive software used for meetings and "spatial computing", says it has rolled out a new collaboration tools aimed at virtual teams. According to Oblong, its new software, Rumpus, is a visual collaboration application aimed at the web conferencing market.

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Bio Roundup: Sage Postpartum Help, Biogen Bids Adu, Heart Beats & More


One group of people in dire need of medical relief got good news this week. The first drug for postpartum depression was approved. With its complicated logistics, side effects, and potential high cost, it won’t be for everyone who experiences the condition— 1 of every 9 U.S. women giving birth. But at least it’s an option.

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