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Acadia, Neurocrine See Stock Price Bump After Quarterly Earnings


We’re in the midst of earnings season, and a couple of San Diego’s publicly traded biotechs recently updated investors this week with sales data and other financial insights. Here’s a look at those companies.

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.

Report: Ring Now Working With Over 200 Law Enforcement Agencies


Santa Monica-based Ring --the doorbell and security camera maker which is now owned by Amazon --has now partnered up with at least 200 law enforcement agencies, giving those departments the ability to see where Ring cameras are installed in a neighborhood, and allowing the police to directly contact camera owners for requests for footage, according to a report.

Where’s your team playbook? Hmm?


This one comes straight from football.

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

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7 Keys To Balancing Profits Versus A Higher Purpose

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s always been tough to start a new business, even when the bottom line was just making a profit to stay alive. A few years ago, a second focus of sustainability (“green”) was added as a requirement for respectability. Now I almost always hear a third mandate - social responsibility.

Boingo Reports Record Revenue with New Locations, Access Fees

L.A. Business Journal

Profits were roughly $0 for Boingo Wireless Inc. in the second quarter but the Wi-Fi provider added ten new internet service locations, setting a quarterly revenue record including roughly $10 million in access fees

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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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Video Interview: Jenny Wang, Jeni Vision


Our video interview today is with Jenny Wang, Ph.D. , the co-founder and CEO of Jeni Vision (, a venture funded startup spun out of UC Irvine, which is developing treatments for a number of opthalmic conditions. Jeni Vision has so far raised $7M in its Series A funding.

What Your Car Says About You


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


10 Techniques For Enhancing Your Personal Trust Level

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the first harsh realities that every entrepreneur has to learn is that most of the things that are critical to startup success are outside of their direct control.

In SF, tech crumbled the American dream — LA can do better

TechCrunch LA

Damian Bradfield. Contributor. Damian Bradfield is the president, CMO and founding partner of WeTransfer , the company that designs tools for the creative process. His upcoming book, The Trust Manifesto, about trust in the era of big data, will be released on October 4th. In the summer of 2018, parts of San Francisco’s public utilities turned gold.

Video Interview With Alex Canter, Ordermark


Los Angeles-based Ordermark ( this morning that it has raised $18M in a Series B funding round from Foundry Group, TenOneTen Ventures, Vertical Venture Partners, Mucker Capital, Act One Ventures, and Nosara Capital.

Stackin Raises $4 Million for Banking Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Venice-based Stackin Inc., a startup that offers financial planning advice via text message, has finalized a $4 million Series A raise to build out its platform and grow operations

5 Stages In Leading Paradigm Shift Levels Of Change

Startup Professionals Musings

A refrain I often hear from technology entrepreneurs to investors is that their product or solution is so innovative that it will cause a “paradigm shift” in the industry.

Exact Sciences Buying Genomic Health in $2.8B Cancer Diagnostics Deal


With ambitious sales goals and its stock trading at an all-time high this year, cancer diagnostics firm Exact Sciences decided to go shopping. The result is a deal announced Monday to acquire Genomic Health for $2.8

Ingram Micro Launches Startup Competition


Irvine-based Ingram Micro , a distributor of technology products and provider of cloud and other related services, has launched a new competition aimed at startups, thec ompany said this morning. According to Ingram Micro, its new Comet Competition is aimed at early stage, independent software vendors (ISVs), which will award $5M in money and funding to a total of 60 ISVs, through a series of 16 competitions, which it will conduct internationally.

16th Annual ERA Summer Social and Electro-Tech Table Top Show

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, August 8, 2019 -- 16th Annual ERA Summer Social and Electro-Tech Table Top Show. 16th Annual electronics industry (Reps/Distributors/OEM's, CM's, etc) Summer Social - this year we are adding a mini table top show starting at 2:45 in an effort to get attendees to show up a bit early to see the latest and greatest products on display. Then stay and enjoy cold beverages and appetizers on a beautiful summer evening on the patio. See [link] (more

9 Success Inhibitors To Overcome For Rapid Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

A common complaint I hear from my startup clients and many entrepreneurs is that rapid growth is more difficult than ever anticipated. The assumption usually is that more money is needed for marketing, or another round of new development is needed on the product.

Mark Levin Named Xconomy’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in Boston


We at Xconomy are excited to announce that we are honoring Mark Levin, co-founder and partner at Third Rock Ventures, with our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award in Boston. The award recognizes Levin’s extensive contributions to the biotech industry and to the Boston life sciences ecosystem.

DTS Powers New ASUS ROG II Phone


Calabasas-based DTS is powering the new immersive audio experience for the ASus Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming phone, according to DTS. DTS--which is now part of Xperi Corporation--said that its DTS:X Ultra audio technology is being incorporated into the new ROG Phone II, the newest product from ASUS Republic of Gamers. Financial impact of the win was not announced.

Ordermark Raises $18 Million to Expand Business

L.A. Business Journal

Alex Canter, the heir to one of Los Angeles’ most dominant delicatessens, raised an $18 million Series B for Ordermark Inc., his online food ordering and delivery platform

Don’t Wait To Catch Up Until Your Customers Hate You

Startup Professionals Musings

After working in business at all levels, and consulting to entrepreneurs for years, I’m still surprised to see so many situations where things that should be easy are painful to customers, and lead to customers hating your business.

White House Floats Canadian Import Plan But Excludes Many Costly Drugs


The Trump administration unveiled Wednesday a long-awaited plan to import cheaper medications from Canada and other countries.

Causecast Acquired By America's Charities


Burbank-based Causecast , which developed an online platform to help employers increase employee engagement with charitable causes, has been acquired by America's Charities , a nonprofit focused on getting employees to support causes they care about. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Causecast was founded and led by CEO Ryan Scott. According to America's Charities, the acquisition will help it further strengthen its support of the "social good" sector.

CerraCap Ventures Gets Investment From Mexico Ventures


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Interview with Rich Branning, Sweep


Rich Branning is the CEO and co-founder of Sweep (, a company that handles logistics, maintenance, and other heavy lifting required for on-demand scooter companies like Bird, Lime, and others. We caught up with Rich to better understand the business, and why he thinks it's critical that companies like his step in to handle the labor intensive, logistics challenge that on-demand scooter companies have created for themselves. What is Sweep all about?

UC Santa Barbara Sues Walmart, Target, Amazon Over Filament LED Patent


In a major, patent lawsuit, the University of California, Santa Barbara has sued the five biggest retailers of filament "Edison-style" LED lighting, saying all of those bulbs violate patents held by UC Santa Barbara. According to UCSB, the Regents of the University of California filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission and lawsuits against five major retailers for the unauthorized distribution of what it says is its patented filament LED lighting technology.

NASA Selects SpaceX, Other Local Space Companies For New Program


NASA has selected Hawthorne-based SpaceX , Carlsbad-based Vulcan Wireless , and Canoga Park-based Aerojet Rocketdyne as part of a new program to boost technologies to land humans on the Moon by 2024, the space agency announced on Tuesday. According to NASA, it has selected a total of 13 companies to help "mature industry-developed" space technologies.