Sat.May 27, 2017 - Fri.Jun 02, 2017

Is your budget a forecast? When do you change mid-course?


Hold it! These are confusing terms. When does a budget become obsolete? Do we rely upon constant changes and call it a forecast? So, let’s spend a few moments defining this sometimes-confusing set of terms.

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Founder Advice: The Pursuit of Perfection Has Limits


Putting unrealistic pressure on yourself to perform and excel could be limiting you to progress and succeed.

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Elon Musk Will Leave Trump Tech Council If US Drops Paris Agreement


Elon Musk , the technology billionaire behind SpaceX and Tesla Motors , says that if the U.S. withdraws from the Paris Agreement, he will "have no choice" but to leave Trump's Tech Council. In a tweet, Musk said he has "done all I can to advise directly to POTUS" on climate change, and "don't know which way Paris will go". Musk had joined a controversial council formed by the Presidential administration to ostensibly "share their specific experience and knowledge" with the President.

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Musk Threatens to Withdraw from Trump Advisory Council Should U.S. Leave Paris Climate Treaty

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter Wednesday that he would leave President Donald Trump’s Advisory Forum should the United States withdraw from The Paris Agreement on climate change

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Why Entrepreneurs Need To Keep Their Business Focused

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new business or product owner wants to attract the broadest possible audience, so they are prone to adding more features, multiple sales channels, and appealing to every demographic.

Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition


When you’re in a competition and on the spot, answering questions to industry experts can be a nerve-wrecking process. The best part is that afterward you walk away with valuable insight, experience and lessons learned.

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Wireless Provider’s Bell Rung by FCC Chief

L.A. Business Journal

New FCC chief pulls plug on FreedomPop’s entry into a federal subsidized cellphone program


Do You Have What it Takes To Be a Business Leader?

Startup Professionals Musings

Running a business is not rocket science. As a long-time business advisor, and occasional investor, I have seen many successful businesses lead by college dropouts and people with average intelligence.

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A Venture Capitalist’s Take on Investing in Cannabis


The cannabis industry has been filled with innovation and investment in recent years. With multiple states legalizing recreational and medical use across the country, investors big and small are hungry to get a piece of the action. However, federal laws still remain staunchly opposed to legal cannabis and there are more than enough politicians looking to keep cannabis from making an appearance in the market. So as an investor, what do you do?

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Eric Futoran: From Scopely To, The Challenges Of Mobile Development


The world of mobile apps has added serious challenges for software developers, who don't just have to deal with crashes�they have to deal with slow performance, strange hangs, multiple carrier networks, and more.

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Silicon Beach Report June 2: Upfront Ventures Raising Two Funds Totaling $500 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Upfront Ventures is raising two funds totaling $500 million, AeroVironment secures $36.5 million drone contract with Australian military, and Virgin Galactic conducts test glide flight and says it’s nearing propulsion tests

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10 Behavioral Tips To Raise Your Cool Factor At Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business professional needs to stay cool under pressure, to be a top performer, and for the sake of their own health. Yet everyone has a melting point – a critical threshold where pressure causes them to respond irrationally.

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San Diego 2017 - INTERFACE Tour

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 8, 2017 -- INTERFACE San Diego 2017. It’s critical to stay current with the technology that runs your organization and secures your operational infrastructure. INTERFACE addresses these IT issues through informative, non-sales oriented, educational seminars customized to the specific needs of the local business community.

Arcturus Therapeutics Gets $3M From Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


San Diego-based Arcturus Therapeutics , a developer of mRNA-based treatments for disease, has signed a deal to receive up to $3M in funding from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, a nonprofit which supports drug discovery and development. The company said the $3M will go to advance LUNAR-CF, a novel messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutic formulated with Arcturus' drug delivery technology.

Silicon Beach Report May 31: Musk Threatens to Withdraw from Trump Advisory Council Should U.S. Leave Paris Climate Treaty

L.A. Business Journal

Musk threatens to withdraw from Trump advisory council should U.S. leave Paris climate treaty, cellphone game controller manufacturer Gamevice raises $12.5 million, and FitnessGenes raises $5 million

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Customer Service Can Kill Your Customer’s Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

With the advent of the Internet, social media, and instant communication via texting, customer expectations for service, as part of their entire customer experience, have changed. They expect you to be there, to know their history as a customer, and to treat them with priority and respect.

ACG101's First Annual Emerging Growth Pitch Competition and Showcase

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -- ACG101's First Annual Emerging Growth Pitch Competition and Showcase. On June 7th, we're showcasing 10 of Los Angeles's finest startups in an event you won't want to miss. These selected startups will pitch to attendees, guest judges (investors and seasoned entrepreneurs) in a showcase/demo table style presentation. See [link] (more

Disney CEO Bob Iger Leaves Trump Council, Following Elon Musk


Disney CEO Bob Iger has resigned from President Trump's Business Advisory Council, as a result of Trump's withdrawl from the Paris Agreement. Iger said on Twitter that he was resigning "as a matter of principle", over the withdrawal. Iger joins Elon Musk, who also departed Trump's advisory group on Thursday after the move, which puts the United States among less than a handful of countries who have not signed on to help combat climate change. Trump has called climate change a "Chinese hoax".

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Support May Cool for Solar Water-Heating Firms.

L.A. Business Journal

Extension of solar water-heating program has become a hot topic for system installers


7 Culture Elements Will Keep Your Business Learning

Startup Professionals Musings

Many startups and entrepreneurs I advise still default to growing their business via the traditional top-down, order-taking culture. I’m convinced that you can’t stay competitive that way with today’s customers, and today’s employees.

Innovation Shanghai

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -- “Innovation Shanghai” China - US Zhangjiang Forum that will be held on June 7th, at City Club Los Angeles in California. This is the first time Shanghai government has given a forum on new technology and the importance of technology advances. The Shanghai Government has partnered with Los Angeles County to make these events happen.

SuperMoney Launches Search Engine For Loans


Santa Ana-based SuperMoney has recently launched a new, online search engine for loans, looking to replicate the success of online search and aggregation sites like Kayak and LendingTree. According to the company, led by CEO Miron Lulic, it helps consumers find online loans, helping users compare different loan offers based on basic information such as loan amount, credit score estimate, employment status, and more.

Silicon Beach Report May 30: Mobile Game Publisher GameMine Raises $20 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Mobile game publisher GameMine raises $20 million, Snap Inc. acquires drone company for $1 million, and SpaceX conducts static rocket test, creates brush fire

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As Big Cancer Trials Ramp Up, Grail Goes Global, Merges With Cirina


Grail, the Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN ) spinout aiming to develop a blood test that can detect cancer at its earliest stages, has gone global. The Menlo Park, CA, startup, is merging with China’s Cirina, a privately held company co-founded by a pioneer in the field of blood-based diagnostics, Dennis Lo.

LA Cleantech Incubator Gets $5M For New Program


The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) has just received $5M to fund a new initiative, called Energize California , to help boost clean technology startups. According to the LACI, the new effort is being funded with a $5M grant from the California Energy Commission, and will support new technologies and entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties.

San Diego Jeep Thefts Linked To High Tech Hacking Ring


The theft of over 150, Jeep Wranglers in San Diego County over the last few years has been linked to hacking of the electronic keys of those vehicles in the middle of the night, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. According to the U.S.

Virgin Galactic Launches Ninth Test Flight


Virgin Galactic , the space travel and tourism startup backed by Sir Richard Branson, successfully launched its ninth test flight on Thursday in Mojave, as the company continues to prepare to take passengers into space. Virgin Galactic said the latest flight, piloted by Dave Mackay and CJ Sturckow, focused on taking more weight than its prior test flights, with around 1000lbs of water on the rear of the spaceship's fuselage.

DirectMed Acquired By Mercury Partners


San Diego-based DirectMed Parts & Service , a supplier of aftermarket parts and systems for the medical imaging market, has been acquired by Newport Beach-based middle market investor Mercury Partners. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. As part of the acquisition, Brad de Koning, Managing Partner at Mercury, becomes CEO of DirectMed. Mercury Partners said it will retain all employees at DirectMed.

March Capital Partners Backs SpyCloud


Los Angeles-based venture investor March Capital Partners is one of the investors in SpyCloud , a new startup in the cybersecurity market, focused on protecting businesses from data breaches. SpyCloud said this morning that it has raised $2.5M in a seed funding from Silverton Partners and March Capital Partners. The investment is one of several in the cybersecurity space for March Capital Partners, including investments in Crowdstrike and E8. SpyCloud is based in Austin, Texas. READ MORE>>.

Applied Data Finance Ups Credit Facility To $75M


San Diego- and New York-based Applied Data Finance said this morning, that it has increased an existing credit facility for the company from $50M to $75M. The credit facility comes from Victory Park Capital (VPC). Applied Data Finance is a technology-enabled lender and asset manager, which operates its own online lending site called Personify Financial. READ MORE>>. park victory capital venture facility credit finance data applied