Precision Medicine In Trump Era? California Presses Own Modest Program


Among the many questions swirling around the incoming Trump administration is the fate of ambitious biomedical science projects that require federal funding.

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Comparably Compares Your Salary with Other People In Your Field, Anonymously

Jason Nazar

PressThe first step to making sure you’re being paid fairly is knowing how much your peers make, and while many sites provide some information on the topic, Comparably does so anonymously and privately. Read at Lifehacker.

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Comparably launches Glassdoor competitor for salary data

Jason Nazar

PressMost people want to know if they’re being paid fairly or if they should be commanding higher pay, but don’t know how to find out. Nazar’s new company, Comparably, is launching Thursday to bring transparency to not only pay, but also culture in the workplace. Read at TechCrunch.

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This Company Raised $6.5 Million to Help You Find Out If You’re Underpaid

Jason Nazar

PressHow much money do you make? Is your salary significantly lower than the industry average? Where does your compensation rank you in your company? Uncomfortable yet? That’s the point. Nazar, 37, says compensation is one of the most taboo topics of conversations in society. Read at Fortune.

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This new startup makes it easy to find out if you are getting paid more or less than your peers

Jason Nazar

PressMost people want to know if they’re being paid fairly or if they should be commanding higher pay, but don’t know how to find out. Nazar’s new company, Comparably, is launching Thursday to bring transparency to not only pay, but also culture in the workplace. Read at Business Insider.

14 of the biggest misconceptions 20-somethings have about success

Jason Nazar

PressComparably CEO Jason Nazar writes that the only way for people in their 20s to get ahead at work is by taking initiative and doing things that need to get done, even if those tasks haven’t been explicitly assigned to them. Read at Business Insider.

Comparably will tell you whether you’re not making enough at your current job

Jason Nazar

PressToday, Comparably has launched to help both businesses and employees recognize fair market value for both technical and non-technical roles in the industry. Read at The Next Web.

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Jason Nazar Raises $5.2 Million for Stealth Startup

Jason Nazar

PressJason Nazar has closed a $5.2 million seed round for a new startup named Crew32, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The news comes just one day after his first company, Docstoc, was shuttered by Intuit Inc., the company that bought it two years ago. Read at Los Angeles Business Journal.

With $20M, UCSD Spinout Jecure To Press New Attack On NASH


Liver disease is challenging for doctors because it can develop without symptoms, making diagnosis difficult without removing cells for examination.

Graphiq Teams With Associated Press On Data Visualization, Interactive Tools


Santa Barbara-based Graphiq , the startup led by former DoubleClick founder Kevin O'Connor, said Thursday that it has inked an agreement with the Associated Press , to increase the amount and variety of interactive content that the AP provides to news subscribers. graphic associated press interactive content news subscriber

Insights and Opinions: Fake Press Releases: What Have We Learned?


For our Insights and Opinions section this morning, we asked Michael Terpin , the founder of SocialRadius , to lend some hard-earned perspective on fake releases following the flap last week over a fake press release involving Google, ICOA, PRWeb, and half the Internet news and blogging sites.

Asian Goods E-Tailer Yamibuy Raises $10 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Asian goods e-tailer Yamibuy has raised a $10 million Series A round led by GGV Capital of Beijing, according to a Monday press release

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What is it Like to Wake Up and Have the Press Ready to Torpedo Your Business?

Both Sides of the Table

In case you missed it, the press yesterday ran several stories questioning the viability of a wireless charging company I invested in… Continue reading on Both Sides of the Table

Schlep & Fetch CEO Bryson Strauss Picks Up Great Press

Ask the Angels

Benjamin F. Kuo of interviews CEO Bryson Strauss of Schlep & Fetch , and discusses how they got started, what makes them unique, where they’re going next, and how the Pasadena Angels helped make it happen. Read the full article here. Tweet Tweet. Fundraising General News Uncategorized Angel Capital Angel Groups Angel Investing Ben Kuo Bryson Strauss Fetch Funding Pasadena Angels Schlep Schlep & Fetch Startups Syndication Tech Coast Angels

Press release partnerships: Worth the effort?


And we rightly celebrate each such pairing, often with a mutual press release. Call it a “press release partnership.” Without a plan, these partnerships usually end up merely as press release partnerships, fading into the sunset shortly after announcement.

Writing Your Press Releases

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, November 14, 2008 -- "Writing Your Press Releases" SDSIC. If you're writing your press releases like it was still 1994, you're not maximizing the value of this tool in this Internet-centric age. Discover how to write for the 3 audiences that delivered-by-Internet releases can reach: media, search engines, and direct-to-public. Dana Todd, Chief Marketing Officer of Newsforce Inc., will educate us on the new things happening in online media relations and PR. See [link] (more

Alleged Bitcoin Inventor Chased By Press Through San Gabriel Valley


Ebyline Raises $5.0M


ebyline venture capital publishing press newspaper freelancer software journalistSherman Oaks-based Ebyline , a startup developing an online marketplace to connect professional journalists with online publishers, has raised $5.0M in a new equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. According to the filing, a single investor participated in the funding. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company.

German Grocer Aldi Partners with Instacart to Offer Delivery in L.A.

L.A. Business Journal

Aldi, which mainly sells products with its own label, has almost 1,700 stores in 35 states, according to a press release. The stakes of the grocery delivery wars have just been raised. German discount grocer Aldi Inc. announced Monday that it plans to debut a grocery delivery service through Instacart in Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta later this month. About 15 of its stores are in L.A. County

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OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011

Tech Coast Venture Network

Press Release TCVN News April 25, 2011, Irvine, Calif — Tech Coast Venture Network ( is hosting the OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011, an historic two-day event with partners CompTIA, the world’s largest technology association, the Technology Leadership Political Action Committee and Ingram Micro. Events will commence Monday, May 16th, with an exciting evening networking mixer open to the public at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine, CA.

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Internet Brands to Acquire Lawyer Search Website Avvo

L.A. Business Journal

an online directory of law firms and legal services, for an undisclosed amount, according to a press release Internet Brands has reached an agreement to acquire Avvo Inc.,

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Hot Off The Press - August SCribe Newsletter

Technology Council

Check out the newly released August edition of the SCribe Newsletter. Catch up on the latest news, see our upcoming event schedule, or visit the Website of the sponsors that make this all possible. Top articles include: Valuing Your Company For Success by Doug Hayes, executive committee, Tech Coast Angels Winning Approach To PR by Julia Zamorka, senior account executive, RuderFinn/West Member Victim Of Bogus Press Release


Irvine-based , which runs a local business search site and network, reported this morning that it was the victim of a bogus press release last night, claiming that the firm had been acquired by Microsoft. According to, "The company has not been acquired, nor is it in discussions with Microsoft about a potential acquisition." The false release came from site and showed up on Google News. is publicly traded.

E3 2014 Press Conference Overview & Our Grade For Each

Tech Zulu Event

Thankfully gamers and the media were able to experience what would be coming in the next couple days at E3 and beyond from Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA Games, and Sony’s press conferences. Here’s a quick look and grades of each of the press conferences. Microsoft E3 Press Conference.

Rubicon Project Press Conference - November 1, 2010

Frank Addante

News: - the Rubicon Project Acquires Fox Audience Network for Technology and Team - Closes $18M Growth Financing - Company Reaches Profitability; Ahead of Plan With $100M Revenue - John Carnahan Joins Company as Chief Technology Officer Press Release: [link

AeA GREEN the press.

AeA Los Angeles Council

“Under Holly’s trusted and experienced leadership, AeA will be even better positioned to engage this legislation at every turn, and add to our lobbying capabilities around the world.” ( Click here to see the official press release and more details on Holly Evans ) As for the AeA Los Angeles Council (which I chair), we are doing our part to educate members of the high tech community on green initiatives.

The Silent Benefits of PR

Both Sides of the Table

They don’t show up in a calculation that says I spent $7,000 and I got X-thousands inches of press. Fund Raising – No self respecting VC would admit (even to themselves) that they are influenced by what they read about you in the press. Press matters.

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How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

Both Sides of the Table

Ferris did normal press and also launched on Product Hunt and the latter drove significantly more downloads than press did. But I know many are pressed for time, so … If you just want a quick taste here are some key moments: 1. Product Hunt.

Crushing it with @espreedevora in the @TechZulu Press room #sbf [Flickr]

Tech Zulu Event

techzulu posted a photo: via Instagram p/R0wyKPuLLr/. techzulu

Social Web Startup Signs Deal with AP to Distribute Sports Scores


ScoreStream, a San Diego area startup providing a crowdsourced social media platform for reporting high school sports scores, said Thursday it has agreed to distribute high school game scores under a new collaboration agreement with The Associated Press. The Associated Press, which shares news with member newspapers, Web outlets, and broadcasters around the world, Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

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Want to Communicate Your Science? First, Step Back


We use them in our meetings, read them in our favorite industry publications, and put them in our scientific presentations and press releases. Think for a moment about the words and phrases that life science researchers and executives use on a daily basis.

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Snap Inc. Files for IPO

L.A. Business Journal

parent company and developer of messaging app Snapchat, has confidentially filed for an initial public offering of its stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to multiple press reports. Snap Inc., The Venice-based company would likely initiate its IPO in March, an offering which would value the company between $20 billion and $25 billion, according to sources cited by Reuters and The Wall Street Journal.

Study Stakes San Diego’s Claim in Genomics: $292M in 2016 VC Deals


But some details were offered yesterday by Kirby Brady, the EDC’s director of research, following a press conference intended to promote. Preliminary findings from an economic impact study show that genomics is emerging as a distinct innovation cluster in San Diego.