December, 2019

How do you handle your cash reserves?

Berkonomics

Here comes some advice for all of us to use in business or in our personal lives. But to understand it, we need to delve into the short-and long-term sources and uses of cash. Good cash strategies to remember.

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The Station: Canoo hits the road, Coup shutters and Samsung shifts

TechCrunch LA

Welcome back to The Station, the go-to newsletter for keeping up-to-date on what the heck is going on in the world of transportation. I’m your host, Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch.

Riot Games Creates New Publishing Label

L.A. Business Journal

Riot Games announced the launch of Riot Forge, a third-party developer publishing label

Video Interview: Dane Rudy, Leo Aerospace

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Our video interview today is with Dane Rudy , the CEO and founder of Leo Aerospace (www.leoaerospace.com), a startup in the space industry, which is developing delivery systems for CubeSat satellites. READ MORE>>.

8 Steps Every Leader Must Take To Deal With Setbacks

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business owner in this age of rapid technological change, with the surge of worldwide competitors, setbacks and adversity are virtually guaranteed.

LAVA Holiday Party and Global LAVA Relaunch

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Thursday, December 12, 2019 -- LAVA Holiday Party and Global LAVA Relaunch. LAVA Holiday Party and Global LAVA Relaunch! Join us for a celebration of the season and the success of 2019! A special Holiday Party and relaunch of Global LAVA. Special Venue is Delair Studios in Hollywood. Come visit with LAVA members and Friends. Also featured is the Delair Studio Screening Room and a special screening using a new cinematic projection and audio system. See [link] (more

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Deep 6 AI Raises $17 Million Series A

L.A. Business Journal

Pasadena medical software developer Deep 6 AI raised a $17 million Series A

ServiceTitan Acquires WaterSoftWare

L.A. Business Journal

Glendale-based software firm ServiceTitan acquired water treatment software developer WaterSoftWare for an undisclosed sum

Wag Names New Chief Executive

L.A. Business Journal

Wag Labs Inc. said product head Garrett Smallwood has replaced Hilary Schneider as the company's chief executive

7 Questions To Test Your Potential As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common question I get is, “I want to be an entrepreneur -- how do I start?” The obvious answer is that you need an idea first, but I’ve come to realize that the process is really much more complex than that.

Report: Tinder, Other Apps Not Screening For Sex Offenders

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A new report, published this morning, says that Los Angeles-based Tinder --as well as many other dating and hookup apps--has a big problem, in that they are not screening for registered sex offenders. According to the report, from Buzzfeed, a spokesperson for Tinder's parent company, match, acknowledged that "There are definitely registered sex offenders on our free products." READ MORE>>. tinder dating match rape crime criminal legal

Puma Biotechnology Extends License Deal

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Los Angeles-based biopharmaceuticals developer Puma Biotechnology , which is developing treatments for breast cancer, says it has extended a license agreement it has with Pierre Fabre , to cover commercial rights in the Middle East, South Africa, Sudan, and Turkey. Pierre Fabre already had the exclusive rights to develop and commercialize its lead compound, NERLYNX, within Europe and parts of Africa.

Interview with Clint Brauer, Greenfield Robotics

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How do you reduce or eliminate the huge amount of chemicals farmers need today in farming for crops such as corn, soybean, or milo -- and help overcome the growing resistance of weeds to those chemicals? Greenfield Robotics (greenfieldrobotics.com), is a startup, split between Los Angeles and Kanasas, which is working on robotic systems which make it possible for farmers to remove their reliance on chemical sprays.

Rocket Lab Puts Seven More Satellites Into Space

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Huntington Beach-based Rocket Lab successfully put seven more satellites into space early Friday morning from its launch site in New Zealand, in the company's tenth launch. Rocket Lab launched another of its Electron rockets into space at 6:18am PST, in a mission it called "Running Out of Fingers".

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Another Payload To ISS

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched yet another payload to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, launching a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and launchpad SLC-40. The SpaceX Dragon is delivering science investigations, supplies and equipment. The SpaceX CRS-19 mission is delivering 5,700 pounds of supplies and payloads to the ISS.

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Wave Neuroscience Acquires Newport Brain Research Laboratory

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Newport Beach-based Wave Neuroscience , a newly formed startup, says it has acquired a number of assets from Newport Brain Research Laboratory (NBRL), along with "many different onshore and offshore holding companies" owned by NBRL, as part of its efforts to provide non-invasive neuromodulation technology. The company said it is focused on brain health, and treating Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Qualcomm Ties With Niantic, Maker of Pokemon Go, For AR Efforts

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has launched a new chip for the augmented reality / virtual reality market, saying this week at the Snapdragon Tech Summit that it has also linked with Pokemon Go creator Niantic , as part of an effort to in the augmented reality market.

Interview with Jon Grishpul, GreatBuildz

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How do you find a good contractor for your home remodeling project? Encino-based GreatBuildz (www.greatbuildz.com) says it's a high touch, concierge service. For our interview today, we talked with CEO and co-founder Jon Grishpul about the startup, which offers up its services for free to homeowners in the Los Angeles area. What is GreatBuildz? Jon Grishpul: GreatBuildz is a free service, where we help homeowners find reliable, vetted general contractors, and provide support during the project.

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Yardi Extends Online Purchasing Software To Canada

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi announced this week that it has extended Yardi Marketplace, its online purchasing software for maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies, to Canada. According to Yardi, the software which is part of the Yardi Procure to Pay Suite--simplifies purchasing from online catalogs, as well as major retailers like Acklands-Grainger, HD Supply, Veritiv, and others. READ MORE>>.

Weyo Rolls Out New App, Oddlife

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Los Angeles-based Weyo , which develops interactive titles for the children's market, says it has rolled out a new original app, based on the preschool show The Oddbods Show. According to Weyo, its new app, the Oddbods 'Oddlife' , is aimed at stimulating play and learning for preschoolers. The new title follows the earlier release of Weyo's first app, Sesame Street Yourself, last month. Weyo said the new title uses Apple's ARKit3 augmented reality (AR) technology.

Snap Pitches Spectacles As Filmmaking Tool

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Santa Monica-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , is still on a quest to make its fancy (and expensive) 3D image capturing Spectacles sunglasses a hit, and is now pitching the $380 Spectacles 3 as a film-making tool. According to Snap, it has funded and is now promoting a short film, "Duck Duck", which was made "to explore storytelling in 3D". Snap--which is streaming the short film on its Spectacles website, was created with its Spectacles 3 and its dual-HD cameras.

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VICE Digs Into Ring

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In a three part series, VICE has decided to dig into the background and history of Santa Monica-based Ring , and how the company--and founder, Jamie Siminoff--turned the device into one of the most successful electronics products out there today, in addition to digging into the controversy behind the company's cozy relationship with law enforcement.

AWS Opens New Los Angeles Zone

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing service of Amazon, has launched anew Los Angeles zone, which will give local customers and companies much faster access to the AWS cloud. According to AWS, the new zone will provide very low latency (single-digit millisecond) access to application access from Los Angeles and other locations in Southern California.

Accel Robotics Finds $30M For Automated Convenience Stores

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San Diego-based Accel Robotics , which is developing technology to enable automated, robotic convenience stores where users can simple enter, grab items, and have the payment for those items automatically charged--without a need for a cashier--has raised $30M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by SoftBank Group Corp.

QAD Precision Wins British Car Parts Company

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Santa Barbara-based QAD Precision , the division of QAD which develops global trade management and transportation execution software, has scored a win with British car parts company Rimmer Bros. Financial impact of the win were not announced. QAD Precision said that Rimmer BRos. will use its Transportation Execution and Transportation Analytics product for its global retail operations. READ MORE>>. precision british parts software enterprise

Riot Pays $10M To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

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Los Angeles-based videogame developer Riot Games has agreed to pay at least $10M to settle a gender discrimination, class action lawsuit, which had been filed in November of 2018. According to the LA Times, court documents show that there are approximately 1,000 women who worked for Riot since November of 2014 who are part of that class action lawsuit, who will be entitled to a payment from the $10M settlement.

Postscript Picks Up $4.5M

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Los Angeles-based Postscript , a provider of enterprise SMS marketing software for the Shopify platform, has raised $4.5M in a funding round, the company announced this morning. The funding came from Y Combinator, Accomplice, 1984vc, and Ali Capital plus angels Paul English (founder of Kayak), Kevin Hale (founder of Wufoo), Mathilde Collin (founder of Front), Andrew Bialecki (founder of Klaviyo), Elias Torres (founder of Drift), and Eric Rea and Dennis Steele (founders of Podium).

Podcorn Launches Podcast Advertising Platform

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Los Angeles-based Podcorn , a venture-backed startup offering up native podcast advertising and matching, has launched its platform, saying that its platform will help advertisers discover and run native ads on podcasts. The startup--led by David Kiezkowski and Agnes Kozera, the former founders of Famebit--said it is looking to help the 85 percent of podcasters who are not monetizing their podcasts, through connecting those podcasters to brand partners.

Preccelerator Workshop: Employment Contracts and Alternative Compensation for Startups with Louis Wharton

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Ethereum Researcher Arrested, Charged In LA With Aiding North Korea

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A researcher behind the popular Ethereum cryptocurrency has been arrested in Los Angeles, and charged with helping North Korea to evade sanctions, according to CNN on Tuesday. The researcher--Virgil Griffith--had been arrested on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport. According to a complaint from the U.S.