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Impossible Foods will debut in SoCal grocery stores on Friday as first step in phased national rollout

TechCrunch LA

Congratulations Southern California Gelsons store shoppers, you’re getting Impossible Foods on your grocery shelves. The meatless ground meat substitute will be appearing in stores across the Southern California as the first step in a phased nationwide rollout on Friday.

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Most of your big problems start as small problems.

Berkonomics

Let’s talk about surprises. And whether to warn your superiors or your boards about these unraveling events early. You have a dashboard or KPI’s, don’t you?

Fair Obtains $500 Million Credit Facility

L.A. Business Journal

Car leasing startup Fair secured a $500 million loan from Mizuho Bank in the company's third line of credit since July

How Idea People Can Transform Into Visionary Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?”

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Rivian Gets Massive Order of EV Trucks From Amazon

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Rivian , the electric truck maker which has offices in Irvine, has received an order for 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Amazon , according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday. Rivian--which is based in Michigan, but has development offices in Irvine--develops electric powered pickups and other trucks. Rivian had raised $700M from Amazon earlier in the year.

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With its third fund, Revolution Ventures stays true to its mission

TechCrunch LA

Most of the venture capital firms covered in TechCrunch and other tech publications compete for a spot on the cap table of the hottest Bay Area, New York or Los Angeles companies of the moment. Few seek out companies in Indianapolis, Milwaukee or Tampa.

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Fair Obtains $500 Million Credit Facility

L.A. Business Journal

Car leasing startup Fair secured a $500 million loan from Mizuho Bank in the company's third line of credit since July

10 Key Components Of Every New Venture Strategic Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks you have a good idea.

Rocket Lab Near Completion Of First U.S. Launch Facility

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Huntington Beach-based Rocket Lab , the developer of small satellite launch rockets, is nearing completion of its very first launch facility in the United States, the company said this week. According to Rocket Lab, its facility--at Wallops Island, Virginia--is expected to host its very first launched in early 2020. The launch pad, at Launch Complex 2 at the NASA facility in Virginia, will allow the company to launch U.S. government payloads.

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AMAOC Marketing Tech Summit

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -- AMAOC Marketing Tech Summit. The AMAOC is hosting their 2nd annual Marketing Tech Summit at UCI. Keynote: MarTech in the Era of Customer Journey by Annette Franz Four tracks focused on marketing technology, customer journey and career advancement. See [link] (more

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Amplyx Inks Novartis Deal for Another Compromised-Immune System Drug

Xconomy

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, which is testing a new type of drug against life-threatening infections acquired by patients with compromised immune systems, has acquired the rights to another drug that could also be of use in treating those with limited ability to fight off sickness.

Visa Acquires Payment Protection Company Verifi

L.A. Business Journal

Mid-Wilshire-based Verifi, which develops software to secure electronic payments for businesses, was acquired by Visa Inc.

8 Strategies To Avoid The Entrepreneur Arrogance Trap

Startup Professionals Musings

In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail.

Boundless Bio Gets $46M For Treating Aggressive Cancers

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San Diego-based Boundless Bio , a startup that is developing treatments for aggressive cancers, has raised $46.4M in a Series A funding round. The funding was co-led by ARCH Venture Partners and City Hill Ventures, and also included Vertex Ventures, GT Healthcare Capital Partners, Boxer Capital of the Tavistock Group, Alexandria Venture Investments, and other undisclosed investors.

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Eying “Extra” DNA As Cancer Driver, Boundless Bio Debuts With $46M

Xconomy

In the nucleus of human cells sit our chromosomes, comprised mainly of tightly wound DNA.

Hospitality Startup AvantStay Raises $20 Million

L.A. Business Journal

3L Capital led the Series A financing round, which AvantStay will use to advance its rental technologies and acquire more properties for clients to rent

10 Academic Courses To Kickstart Your Business Career

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken.

City of Los Angeles, Goren Holm To Invest In Blockchain Startup

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The City of Los Angeles and investment firm Goren Holm Ventures --the new Blockchain investment firm of Alon Goren and Josef Holm--said they will be funding a blockchain pitch contest at the upcoming CIS blockchain conference.

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Pelosi, Dems Unveil Price Plan: Are 25 Drugs Enough for Negotiation?

Xconomy

With the 2020 election just over a year away, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has unveiled the Democratic Party’s answer to public discontent over high prescription drug prices. A preview of the plan was leaked last week. Today’s announcement doesn’t stray far.

Hospitality Startup AvantStay Raises $20 Million

L.A. Business Journal

3L Capital led the Series A financing round, which AvantStay will use to advance its rental technologies and acquire more properties for clients to rent

10 Tips On Managing An Overwhelming Business Workload

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare.

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Steereo Finds Funding For Ridesharing Music Discovery

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Los Angeles-based Steereo , which pays ridesharing drivers to stream new music to their riders, has raised a round of funding, which came from Moonshots Capital, Halogen Ventures, Moving Capital, Quake Capital, AET Fund, Beresford Partners, Fall Creek Capital, and Hawke Ventures. Financial details of the funding were not announced. Steereo was co-founded by Anne Kavanaugh and Jennifer Cullen. Steereo's mobile music platform helps connect music fans with new music.

The Goddess Project Documentary Screening

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -- The Goddess Project Documentary Screening. Join us for a screening of "The Goddess Project" documentary here at Toolbox LA. Synopsis: Determined to empower the feminine voice, two filmmakers packed their lives into a school bus and hit the road for what became the most transformative adventure of their lives.

Automated Trucking Company TuSimple Adds $120M More From Investors

Xconomy

UPS, the global package delivery giant, took a minority stake this summer in TuSimple, a self-driving trucking company, but didn’t reveal financial details. On Tuesday, the San Diego startup revealed that investment was part of an extended Series D financing round that now totals $215 million. In February, the company said it had raised $95 million in a round led by Sina (NASDAQ: SINA ), the Chinese tech company that runs the social media site Weibo, which is analogous to Twitter.

Science Projects

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica venture capital firm seeks out and supports disruption-minded startups

Relativity Signs Launch Agreement With Momentus

L.A. Business Journal

Aerospace startup Relativity Space Inc. will launch satellites built by Santa Clara-based Momentus into space on its 3D-printed Terran 1 rocket, according to a new agreement signed by the two companies Sept.

Citadel Defense Wins Contract From U.S. Air Force

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San Diego-based Citadel Defense , which develops counter-drone technology for the military, government, and commercial market, reported today that it has scored a contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), where its technology will be used to detect and adaptively jam any drone swarms. Financial details of that contract were not announced. Citadel says its counter drone technology was "extensively validated" over 18 months by the The U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

A Rare Bird

L.A. Business Journal

Hawke Ventures offers funding and media support to help startups take wing

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