June, 2019

Relativity is building a 3D-printing rocket manufacturing hub in Mississippi

TechCrunch LA

The future of rocket manufacturing has touched down in Mississippi. At NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center , nestled in Hancock County, Miss.,

Should a leader support constant change?

Berkonomics

The worrying that always precedes a change. When a new CEO or manager is hired into a company, for a while lots of energy flows from the top and new ideas seem to be generated daily.

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Virgin Orbit Partners With Japan's ANA Holdings

L.A. Business Journal

Long Beach-based small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit announced June 6 that it will partner with Japanese firm ANA Holdings to bring Virgin’s LauncherOne rocket launch system to Japan

Friday Video Interview: Abner Flores, Checkplis

socalTECH

We've recently started a new feature--video interviews of local entrepreneurs, investors, and others in Southern California's technology community!

Preccelerator Class 11 Demo Day

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 --.

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Agtech Startup GroGuru Gets Audience Kudos at EvoNexus Demo Day

Xconomy

Three wildly different startups among those incubating at EvoNexus, a La Jolla, CA-based nonprofit organization that supports early-stage tech companies, earned top marks from the audience at a pitch contest this week.

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Reinvent your business!

Berkonomics

Businesses that forgot to reinvent.

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Silicon Beach Report June 10: Pluto TV Pushes into Latino Markets

L.A. Business Journal

Quibi unveils pricing details; SpaceX to launch JPL’s atomic clock; Pluto TV launches Latino programming

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Elevate Finds $25M For Legal Management Software

socalTECH

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.

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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Celebrating San Diego Life Sciences: Xconomy Awards Gala Slideshow

Xconomy

View the Slideshow We at Xconomy were thrilled to see such a great turnout at our first-ever awards gala in San Diego. About 250 people from the local life sciences community filled a ballroom at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa (see photos above).

3 Lesser-Known Ways Enterprise Can Improve Network Uptime

Southern California Edison Blog

As enterprises outsource more of the business operations to hosted platforms, more emphasis needs to be placed on ensuring mission-critical applications are always accessible. This means that the network connections to enterprise sites increase in their importance.

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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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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Silicon Beach Report June 14: Bird Required to Pay Tariffs on Chinese Imports

L.A. Business Journal

Bird, Uber tariff relief requests denied; AppOnBoard buys BuildBox; Pluto TV links with Comcast

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Silicon Beach Report June 13: Sure Raises $23 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Bird paid $25 million for Scoot; Sure raises $23 million; Disney Plus subscriber projections

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Riot Games Under DFEH Investigation

L.A. Business Journal

California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing has launched an investigation into Sawtelle-based Riot Games for alleged gender bias and other discriminatory conduct

Silicon Beach Report June 11: GameMine acquires 1,200 titles

L.A. Business Journal

Square Enix announces “Avengers,” “Final Fantasy” titles; Snapchat filters have unexpected use; GameMine expands gaming library

Silicon Beach Report June 7: SpaceX Preps For $1 Billion Satellite Launch

L.A. Business Journal

Former Pets.com executive taking new venture public; Zynga links with Snap; SpaceX launching satellites worth $1 billion for Canada

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Silicon Beach Report June 6: Google Funds Backstage Accelerator

L.A. Business Journal

Bird considers acquiring Scoot; Needham joins Riot Games; Backstage Accelerator supported by Google

Video Game Companies Waver on E3

L.A. Business Journal

The Entertainment Software Association has called its annual E3 conference, taking place this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center, “the world’s premier event for computer and video games.” But not all game companies see it that way

Silicon Beach Report June 5: Atom Tickets COO Joins EZTexting Board

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX retrieves space station supercomputer, Netflix subscription numbers tallied; EZTexting appoints new board member

Silicon Beach Report June 4: Crackle Venture Selects Leadership Team

L.A. Business Journal

Sony, CSS Entertainment executives to lead Crackle Plus; Bird branches out; Tencent to distribute Activison’s “Call of Duty” mobile game

AirMap Names Former FCC Chairman to Board

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based software developer AirMap Inc. appointed former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to its board June 3

Silicon Beach Report June 3: Oceanic Mapping Firm Wins XPrize for Robotic Boat

L.A. Business Journal

Goncalves to lead WarnerMedia streaming development; SpaceX plans for Mars; Xprize awards oceanic mapping firm $7 million prize

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Verify Expands In Germany

socalTECH

Irvine-based Verify , a provider of supplier performance management solutions for aerospace, high-technology, and other industries, said it has established a new, European subsidiary in Hamburg, Germany. According to Verify, its new subsidiary, Verify Deutschland GmbH will provide its full suite of solutions. Verify says it has been in Europe for over 40 years, but that the new subsidiary will provide a "significant and strategic" expansion of its capabilities in Europe. READ MORE>>.

Clearlake Capital Buys Dude Solutions

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group has acquired Dude Solutions , a developer of operations management software, which was based in Cary, North Carolina. Financial details of the acquisition were not annoucned. Clearlake Capital acquired Dude Solutions from another private equity firm, Warburg Pincus.

ZeaKal Finds $10M For Plant Genetics

socalTECH

San Diego-based ZeaKal >, a startup developing plant genetics technology to increase photosynthesis, improve plant yield and enhance nutritional profiles for a variety of agricultural crops, has raised $10M in a funding round, which came from investor Canopy Rivers. According to Canopy Rivers, which announced the investment, it now owns approximately 8.7 percent of ZeaKal. As part of the funding, it will take an observer seat on ZeaKal's board of directors.

Coding Our Future LA Sends 200 South LA Students To Tech Camps

socalTECH

A new, philanthropic education effort-- Coding Our Future LA --announced on Tuesday that it is sending 200, South LA students to summertime "tech camps", as part of a philanthropic and educational effort to increase opportunities for underserved youth in the technology space.

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BigRentz To Provide $10,000 In Scholarships To Trade Schools Students

socalTECH

Irvine-based online equipment rental marketplace BigRentz announced this morning that it has launched a $10,000 scholarship effort, where it will provide two students with $5,000 scholarships to cover educational expenses towards attending a vocational trade school. According to BigRentz, the new scholarship is available to high school seniors planning on vocational training and students currently enrolled in a trade school.