Thrive Market raises $111 million for its online organic grocery store

TechCrunch LA

Buy organic groceries online, at an affordable price. Food Fundings & Exits organic food Diets thrive market funding whole foods Los Angeles greycroft partners

CRISPR Organs? eGenesis Raises $38M For Pig-To-Human Transplants

Xconomy

Spun out of Harvard University in 2014—one of the firm’s cofounders is Harvard’s George Church, a leading geneticist—eGenesis wants to increase the supply of organs for desperate patients.

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Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry

Xconomy

The enhanced version of Vibrio natriegens , a marine bacterium of a type known as Gram-negative, could potentially replace Escherichia coli as the workhorse host organism for the biotech industry, according to research published online today in Nature Methods. coli as a host organism.

Events.com Aims To Connect Event Organizers, Consumers

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San Diego-based Events.com --founded by one of the co-founders of The Active Network--is hoping to make it easier for event organizers and event goers better plan and find events, the company said this week. events.com eventscom event organizer software mobile activenetwork active network startup launch

Uber Drivers In LA Try To Organize

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Los Angeles-based drivers for on-demand ride service Uber --with the help of the Teamsters--are looking to organize, according to a report from KPCC. uber angeles union teamster organize protest According to the report, around 500 drivers for Uber are holding a demonstration this morning in Santa Monica, in front of Uber''s offices here, to protest Uber''s treatment of drivers.

Fans.lu Ties With Game Development Organization

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Los Angeles-based Fans.lu , a developer of an e-commerce storefront to help game companies sell merchandise such as shirts, hats, posters, and more directly to their gamer fans, said over the weekend that it has partnered with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). According to the two, current and future members of the IGDA will receive a discount on the initial store setup fee for Fans.lu. Fans.lu

Scientist.com Raises $24M for “Pharma Markets” that Outsource R&D

Xconomy

San Diego’s Scientist.com set out in 2006 to disrupt part of the pharmaceutical business by providing an Amazon-like approach to the business of hiring contract research organizations (CROs).

At The Pool Redesigns Site, Rolls Out Groups For Organizations

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At The Pool , the Los Angeles-based social networking site focused on helping locals meet other locals, said Wednesday that it has launched a major, new site redesign, including adding the ability for local groups to create their own "pools".

Gates Grant Helps Sirenas Extend Hunt for Drugs From Sea Organisms

Xconomy

San Diego-based Sirenas , which has developed technology to rapidly isolate and synthesize potential drug compounds from marine organisms, said it has received a $775,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Blisters and Basketball – How to Boost Excellent Execution in Your Organization

Frank Addante

If we finish five minutes late on a regular basis across our organization, doing the math, we would lose the equivalent of 23 total workdays of productivity in the business per year – that’s many millions of dollars of wasted investment, and almost a full month of opportunity cost.

Social To-Do List iOS App WeDo Launches Out of Beta

Tech.Co

More specifically it allows users to track and complete tasks, get relevant reminders, and create and organize spaces for different groups of people. Product Launch app iOS Mobile organization To Do

Unconventional Collaborators, Like FDA, for Early Adoption of New Technology

Xconomy

[ Editor’s note: James Coon is the CEO of Emulate, a developer of Organ-on-chip technology.] These include artificial intelligence, gene editing, and Organs-on-Chips. We’ve heard it time and again.

YP Launches New Organic SEO Service

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According to YP, the new product will help local businesses earn top rankings in their organic search results. yellowpages organicLos Angeles-based YP , which offers up online directories and services to help businesses get their companies online, has lauched a new offering, called ypWebsite Pro. YP runs the yellowpages.com site.

How Planana Is Connecting Events To Sponsors, With Anna Sergeeva

socalTECH

What is the biggest issue that local event organizers--health and family fairs, sports events, and so on--have? We talked with organizers, walked through events with them, and planned events ourselves, to understand and find the problem.

5 Tips to Becoming a More Customer Centric Organization

Both Sides of the Table

Turn Your Organization Inside Out. As organizations we have become more open and I believe this is great for businesses and their customers. In the first 4 years of running BuildOnline we were an “Outside In&# organization. The Outside In organization had a one-way flow. So I started thinking about the “Inside Out&# organization. Customers, press and the market responded positively. ‘ Here are some steps in the Inside Out organization.

Industry Needs Common Security Standards to Thwart IoT Attacks

Xconomy

A silver lining has emerged in the wake of the massive and well-publicized denial-of-service attack launched less than two months ago by hackers using millions of IoT devices to cripple the websites of major companies like Amazon, Netflix and Twitter.

Activyst Wants to Change the World, One Girl at a Time Through Sports

Tech Zulu Event

Rock said, “These people (I met with) were really interesting people, high up in their organizations, and they said ‘That is really interesting — you should pursue that. Katie Rock, the founder of Activyst lives up to her name. She really does rock, and hard.

Organovo to Test Pre-Clinical Drugs on Bio-Printed Kidney Tissue

Xconomy

Since then, the San Diego company has built a thriving business as a contract research organization (CRO) that tests experimental drug compounds on bio-printed liver tissue.

Why Big Data Security is a Must (Even Before Big Data Use Cases)

Tech Zulu Event

Big data analytics provides unprecedented capabilities and insights as organizations spend more effort collecting valuable information about everything from customers to logistical concerns. Luckily, many organizations are waking up to the importance of promoting big data security.

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Collect, Organize, and Share on LoveIt | Interview with Ron LaPierre Co-Founder & CEO

Tech Zulu Event

LoveIt is a site for individuals and groups to discover, collect, organize and share images they love in public or private collections. The feedback primarily fell into three categories: better ways to discover new content, better organization tools and the option to have private collections.

Duchenne Lessons: Advocates For Rare Spinal Disease Have Eyes on FDA

Xconomy

According to Cure SMA CEO Kenneth Hobby, his organization has been in contact with the FDA for some time about the disease and its impact on families and patients. Heather and Jessica Tomko will tell you that they’re nothing alike.

Organize globally.

Berkonomics

So why not organize from the start around such a strategy and hire those able to demonstrate those organizational skills? Even the smallest business can now reach throughout the globe to find resources for design, development, support and consultation. There are people and companies everywhere willing to work by the hour, providing great skill sets as needed, able to be shed when the job is complete.

Once Upon A Farm Harvests $3.1M For Organic Baby Food

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San Diego-based Once Upon A Farm , a maker of "cold-pressed, organic, non-GMO" baby food, has raised $3.1M Once Upon A Farm's baby food is sourced from local, organic farms, and then minimally processed into the those ubiquitous laminated baby food pouches. once upon farm onceuponafarm baby food organic retailin a Series A funding, the company disclosed this week. The funding came from Cambridge Companies SPG, Seed 2 Growth Fund, and Harbinger Ventures.

Conference Organizers Suck at Name Tags

Both Sides of the Table

If you agree with me, please forward this post to people organizing conferences to save us all the future hassle. Every once in a while I start to feel like I’m taking myself a bit too seriously and I have to slip in a more cheeky post. But to every jest there is some truth.

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

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Kevin Winston , is the organizer of Digital LA , the popular and widely attended networking organization for the Los Angeles startup, web, movie, music, marketing, and social media community. networking angeles 2012 review year organizer event digital digitalla winston kevin

SXSW Organizes Rare Edward Snowden Interview. Then Google Ruined It.

Tech Zulu Event

Organizers at SXSW and the ACLU scheduled a rare and relevant live interview with privacy advocate Edward Snowden, live streamed from an undisclosed location to a very interested audience. The post SXSW Organizes Rare Edward Snowden Interview.

The Startup Nights Story and the Future of the Startup Nights Organization

Tech Zulu Event

Last Thursday night, December 2nd, was not your average Thursday night in LA. Not just because it was yet another sold-out Startup Nights but because it was the 6th LA Startup Nights, and was attended by some of LA’s best in the tech space, as well as, marked a turning point for Startup Nights. Visit TechZulu for full story. Business Culture Entrepreneurship Events Startup Video Coloft Ming.ly Namesake Startup Nights Startup Weekend Tyler Koblasa

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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Cloud Dan Dato Forecast Greycroft Partners Howard Marks Mike Jones Organic Startup Paul Bricault Saas Science Inc Scott Sangster StartEngine tca Tech coast angels Upstart.laTechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2012 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan.

Tinder Launches Group Organization, Dating Features

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Los Angeles-based Tinder said today that it has launched a new feature for its app, called Tinder Social , which will let its users plan group dates and get togethers. Tinder says its new platform is aimed at helping its users to plan their night out, letting users see who else is going out during an evening, what they are doing, and connect with other groups who have plans.

Lytx Powers Driver Safety For Organic Food Distributor

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San Diego-based driver safety systems developer Lytx said this morning that natural and organic food distributor KeHe Distributors has been using its DriveCam video safety service. According to Lytx, KeHe is using its DriveCam video safety system to help its drivers stay engaged on driving, and has been since 2013, to cover its nearly 595 drivers and 489 vehicle fleet. Lytx did not detail how much the contract with KeHe Distributors is worth to the company.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

Tech Zulu Event

Thousands of organizations have turned to TriNet for human resources, benefits, payroll, workers’ compensation, and strategic human capital services. I know you all have been dying to know who the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter SuperDemo is going to be.

Interview with Anna Sergeeva and Fei Xiao, trueRSVP

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Faced with their own issue of "flaky" people who were responding with an RSVP for their volunteer projects, but not actually showing up, the founders of trueRSVP (www.truersvp.com) decided to take things into their own hands, and create a service to provide better feedback to event organizers.

Organic vs. Strategic Growth

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, April 7, 2011 -- Organic vs. Strategic Growth: Why, When and How? Organic growth - accomplished through growth of sales in existing product lines/services or developing new product lines/services internally. Companies typically look for growth in one of two ways. Strategic growth - a growth in sales accomplished through acquisition from third parties of new product lines/services (or a combination of both).

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