Sat.Jun 15, 2019 - Fri.Jun 21, 2019

Element Biosciences Lands $15M to Develop New Genetic Analysis Tools

Xconomy

Most of the genetic analysis done today is performed on machines made by Illumina, the DNA sequencing giant. Now a former director from the company is leading a startup that has raised $15 million to develop new genome sequencing tools.

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Nimble Rolls Out Major Upgrade To CRM Tool

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Los Angeles-based cloud customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Nimble rolled out a major upgrade to its sofwtare this week, saying it added major updates to its contact records, added granular activity tracking, contact privacy, and integration with Office 365, Power BI, and Azure. According to the company, the changes also add two way synchronization with hundreds of business apps, new ways to track activities such as calls, tasks, and events, and more.

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How much do you spend on R&D? Is it enough?

Berkonomics

Why do profitable, mature businesses die away?

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5 Reasons Business Leaders Are Short On Relationships

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are a business professional or owner today, success is more and more about relationships. People relationships are the key to career growth, more than results, and customer relationships build brands, rather than the other way around.

Silicon Beach Report June 21: Kairos Ventures Closes $24.6 Million First Fund

L.A. Business Journal

Falcon Heavy, LightSail prepare for launch; Bird banned in Nashville; Kairos raises $24 million fund

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Video Interview: Eli Eisenberg, Straight Line Management

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Our video interview today is with a long time advisor to startups in the Los Angeles area, Eli Eisenberg , founder of Straight Line Management. Eli sat down with us to share some of the knowledge he's gained over many years in the industry helping and mentoring startups. READ MORE>>.

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5 Key Attributes That Foretell New Venture Survival

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup wants to be a predictable success, yet so few ever achieve this enviable position. In reality, getting there is not a random walk, and requires an understanding of the stages that every business must navigate and the organizational characteristics necessary at each stage.

Silicon Beach Report June 20: SpinLaunch Wins Defense Department Contract

L.A. Business Journal

Quibi gains over $100 million in ad bookings; TenOneTen Ventures backs Probably Genetic; Defense Department Offers SpinLaunch Contract

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Interview with Minnie Ingersoll, TenOneTen Ventures

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What's the hardest part of being a startup entrepreneur? Minnie Ingersoll , who recently joined Los Angeles-based venture capital investment firm TenOneTen Ventures (tenoneten.net), gives some great advice to entrepreneurs, on the biggest struggles for entrepreneurs, based on her most recent experience in starting Shift.com, an online used car marketplace, and also tells us about her recent move to venture capital here in Southern California. Tell us a bit about yourself?

Four More Through the IPO Door as Life Science Firms Raise $465M

Xconomy

It’s been a strong year for biotech IPOs and Wednesday shaped up to be a particularly busy day as four life science firms debuted on the public markets. So far this year, 72 companies have gone public, according to IPO research firm Renaissance Capital.

5 Elements Of Innovation That Are Not Product Related

Startup Professionals Musings

Having a breakthrough idea or technology alone does not assure business success. “ If we build it, they will come ” may have worked as a movie theme for Kevin Costner, but as an investor, I tell entrepreneurs a great solution is not enough.

SpinLaunch Wins First Department of Defense Contract

L.A. Business Journal

Long Beach-based aerospace firm SpinLaunch Inc. announced June 20 that it had won a contract from the Department of Defense to develop a small satellite launch system prototype

Digital Map Products Acquired By LightBox

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Irvine-based Digital Map Products , a developer of mapping and location tools used by enterprise and government customers, has been acquired by LightBox , a provider of real estate information products. Financial terms of the deal were not announced by the companies. The deal had been announced in May. Digital Map Products was owned by private equity investor Silversmith Capital Partners, and had over 160 employees.

Rise, Acquisition and Growth of Pluto TV

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 --.

How To Be A Business Leader As Well As Thought Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

By definition, most entrepreneurs are thought leaders. They have the ability to recognize a market need, the skills to design and implement a solution, and the drive to start a business from that solution. It all comes from within themselves.

Silicon Beach Report June 19: Overdraft Protection App Developer Raises $110 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Greycroft backs Enboarder again; Happy Returns selects new chief revenue officer; Dave Inc. raises $110 million

Kairos Ventures Raises $24.6M In First Close Of New Fund

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Beverly Hills-based Kairos Ventures , a venture capital investment firm which focuses on commercialization of scientific advances, has raised $24.6M in the first close of a new fund, Kairos Venture Opportunities I, L.P. according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. The fund is targeted at an overall capitalization of $100M, per those regulatory documents. According to the filing, so far, 24 limited partners have signed up to the new fund.

Preccelerator Class 11 Demo Day

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 --.

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7 Societal Changes That Invite New Venture Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

If every entrepreneur could predict the future, starting the right new business would be easy. Since my experience and interests have been primarily with technology, I’ve been watching those trends for a long time, and I see rapid change, but predicting impact is a challenge.

Silicon Beach Report June 18: Elevate Secures $25 Million

L.A. Business Journal

HipDot finds $2.5 million; Bird hopes to migrate to NYC; Elevate raises $25 million venture round

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Semtech Deploys At Istanbul Airport

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Camarillo-based semiconductor developer Semtech Corporation , the developer of the LoRa wireless, radio frequency technology, has deployed its technology at the Istanbul Airport, in a win with Turkish Internet-of-Things developer Skysens Teknoloji AS. Semtech did not say how much the deal was worth, but says its devices and technology is being used for smart asset tracking for thousands of assets at Istanbul Airport.

UC Irvine Summer Academies in the Arts

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, June 24, 2019 -- UC Irvine Summer Academies in the Arts. UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents Summer Academies in the Arts - college and career preparatory intensives in Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Technology for students ages 8-22 years old. Classes run through August 16, 2019. Scholarships and financial aid are available! See [link] (more

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Locana, Fueled With $55M, Looks to Develop Fixes for Faulty RNA

Xconomy

Editing human DNA has entered the public consciousness in a big way in recent years with its increasing use in laboratories— and, in recent news that shocked the scientific community, in embryos —of tools such as CRISPR-Cas9.

Silicon Beach Report June 17: Sunbit Secures $26 Million

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX considers bid on NASA lunar supply mission; Survios expands VR game offerings; Sunbit finds $26 million

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TenOneTen Ventures Backs Probably Genetic

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Los Angeles-based venture investor TenOneTen Ventures is one of the investors in a newly launched startup, which is looking to use artificial intelligence and DNA testing to identify autism and other medical conditions. According to Probably Genetic , it has raised a round of venture capital funding from Khosla Ventures, TenOneTen Ventures, the Oxford Angel FUnd, as well as angels. The startup recently graduated from Y Combinator, and is based in the Bay Area.

First Time Entrepreneur Workshop 6/22/19

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -- LAVA First Time Entrepreneur Workshop. LAVA is extremely pleased to announce its next First Time Entrepreneur training program. The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. The program is not open to service providers. You are encouraged to apply today for one of the 25 slots open in our workshop. LAVA members will receive first preference, but membership is not necessary to be accepted.

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Oncolytics Bio Tacks On Cancer Combo Study with Merck KGaA, Pfizer

Xconomy

There’s a speed dating game of sorts happening as pharmaceutical companies that have approved cancer immunotherapies are testing their medications in combination with experimental drugs in hopes of reaching more patients.

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Greycroft Leads $8 Million Enboarder Series A

L.A. Business Journal

Downtown headquartered venture capital firm Greycroft Partners led a $8 million Series A round for Austin, Texas-based human resources software developer Enboarder Inc

Elevate Finds $25M For Legal Management Software

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Los Angeles-based Elevate Services , a developer of enterprise, legal management software, has received $25M in an investment round, from private equity investor Kayne Partners, according to the two companies. According to Elevate, it has now deployed almost $60M in total for its efforts. Elevate said it will use the new, minority investment to scale its operations and to enhance its software.

ATandT SHAPE Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, June 23, 2019 --.