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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pasadena Angels Release 2015 Investment Totals

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Pasadena Angels investment group released its investment totals for 2015 this week, saying that it has invested $4.9M across 27 deals in 2015, bringing its total invested since the group was started to over $65M in over 175 companies. The angel groups said thirteen new companies received investments from the group, including Orca Inventory Systems, Episona, Nailsnaps, Pasture Bird, Level27, Datum Security, Veristride, Connected Signals, granPad, Beatshare, Tallygo, Happy Desk, and Pick my Solar. Follow on rounds were made in Transcribe Me, NabThat, Larada Science, Wasatch Microfluidics, Streamup, Cross Campus, Anymeeting, Sonoma Cider, Chai Energy, Fan Bread, CrowdMics, Schlep & Fetch, Lottogopher, and Edufii. The group also counted the IPO of Mindbody Software, and the acquisition of Bluebeam Software among its exits during 2015. The total number of deals in 2015 was up from just 17 investments in 2014.

 
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Compendia Acquired By Community Investors Inc.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Escondido-based software developer Compendia, a developer of web portal software for the home builders market, has been acquired by Community Investors, Inc., the two said today. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Compendia, which was founded in 1999, offers up web-based portals that home builders user to present information, warranties, manuals, and other information to home builders. The company's online portals are used by homebuilders to give buyers information on paint colors, community information, new homeowner orientation guides, and more.

 
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Frequency Inks Video News Deal With Newsy

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Los Angeles-based video streaming app and video distribution service Frequency, which is led by Blair Harrison, said today that it has inked a video news deal with millenial-focused video news service Newsy. Financial details of the content licensing deal were not disclosed. Frequency aggregates and distributes video content to mobile and other devices. Harrison previously founded FasTV, and headed up iFILM, which he sold to Viacom back in 2005.

 
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Patch of Land Gets $250M Commit From Loan Provider

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Los Angeles-based real estate lending marketplace Patch Of Land said this morning that it has signed a deal with an un-named East Coast credit fund, to invest $250M in loans on its platform. Patcdh Of Land--which is led by Jason Fritton--said the deal calls for the credit fund to purchase loans in a "forward flow arrangement". Patch of Land provides loans to professional, real estate investors through its marketplace.

 
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Breather Plans Expansion Of On Demand Meeting Rooms To Los Angeles

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Breather, which operates a network of meeting rooms, offices, and other spaces aimed at the flexible work space market, said it plans to expand into Los Angeles this year, as part of a national expansion. The company--which currently operates short term, on-demand meeting spaces in the Bay Area, Boston, New York, Montreal, and Ottawa--said it targets professionals, tech companies, business travelers, remote workers, creatives, and others looking for flexible meeting spaces. The company's lineup of spaces--many of which look more like someone's living room than an office--area available on-demand for as short as a 30 minute meeting. The company is backed by Valar Ventures, and others. The company said it is tapping Cushman & Wakefield for its expansion plans.

 
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Targus Sold To Senior Lenders In Asset Deal

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Anaheim-based smartphone and computer case and accessory maker Targus Group International, Inc. (TGII) has been sold to a new investor group called Targus International LLC, made of TGII's senior lenders, the companies said Tuesday. The companies said the deal came through a public foreclosure process under the Uniform Commercial Code. The companies said that there are a number of unrelated, legal entities from TGII are filing for prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC was the financial advisor to TGII, and O'Melveny & Myers LLP the legal advisor in the deal. Targus said it will continue to be located in Anaheim.

 
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Apple Music Launches On Sonos

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Santa Barbara-based music system maker Sonos said that it is rolling out Apple Music on its system starting today, letting users stream the entire Apple Music catalog through the company's controllers and speakers. Sonos has been testing support for Apple Music since December through a beta program. The Sonos integration includes support for Apple's "For You" music suggestions, access to curate radio stations, and other Apple Music features.

 
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ViaSat, Eutelsat In Satellite Joint Venture

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Carlsbad-based ViaSat and Eutelsat Communications are in a satellite broadband joint venture in Europe, the two said Tuesday, which will provide high speed Internet services in Europe. The two said they will initially use Eutelsat's KA-SAT high capacity broadband satellite, plus ViaSat's broadband technologies and consumer Internet Service Provider (ISP) business expertise in the venture, to launch a brand new, consumer retail service in Europe. The companies said that joint venture will consist of two, separate businesses, one focused on wholesale services, the other on retail services. Viasat will acquire a 49 percent interest in the wholesale business for 132.5M Euros; the retail services business will be 51 owne by Viasat and 49 percent owned by Eutelsat.

 
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

JPL's New Space Tourism Posters Wow, Inspire

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

If anyone has dreams of a future in space, the folks at NASA's Jet Propulstion Laboratory do--so it's not a surprise that JPL has just released a huge collection of retro-inspired, travel posters to such locations as Mars, Venus, Ceres, and other locations in the far off galaxy. NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program--which is focused on the discovery and understanding of planetary systems around nearby stars--was behind the Exoplanet Travel Bureau posters released in January. JPL--which is run by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for NASA--isn't the first one to get into vintage space travel posters: Hawthorne-based space rocket developer SpaceX released its own set of space travel posters last May. NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity, which has been wandering around Mars for 12 years, is run out of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

 
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PeeqSee Launches Social Networking App

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Los Angeles-based PeeqSee, a new startup developing social networking and media apps, has launched an app which lets users create interactive, visual posts. The startup--founded by Vacit Arat--lets users posts photos with an interactive component, which unveil additional information when users click on objects in those photos. The company said those "Peeqs" also can direct users to another photo, video, website, message, or video channel. Arat was previously President and CEO of Vantage Surgical Systems; President & CEO of Microfabrica; and also had served at Silicon Value, IBM Microelectronics, and others.

 
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Semitrex Opens Office In Irvine

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

In a bid to tap into the wealth of semiconductor talent in Irvine, Laguna Beach-based Semitrex, a developer of power electronics devices, said it has opened up a new design center in Irvine. According to Semitrex, the new office will help it better tap into the area's skilled engineering resources. The company, led by CEO Michael Freeman, also said it has opened up a new office in Milan, Italy, another location for electronics talent. Semitrex develops mixes-signal and analog integrated circuits used for power conversion. The company said it specifically put an office in the Irvine "Technology Corridor".

 
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Float Selected For E-commerce Accelerator, Commerce.Innovated

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Los Angeles-based mobile credit startup Float, which is developing an iOS app to provide credit to consumers, has been selected as part of the commerce-focused startup accelerator Commerce.Innovated. Commerce.Innovated--which is run by Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard--is a "virtual accelerator" aimed at helping startups in the commerce area. SVB and MasterCard said that they also added New York-based customer data API company Alloy, and Nevada-based mobile authentication platform provider LaunchKey, as well as un-named mobile company, as part of the four month program. Commerce.Innovated said this is its fourth class for the accelerator.

 
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Amplyx Ups Total Funding To $51.5M For Fungal Infection Treatment

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

San Diego-based Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, a developer of treatments for life threatening fungal infections, said it has added a new investor to its Series B funding, and has now raised a total of $51.5M for the company. 3x5 Partners joined investors in the company's $49.2M Series B. In addition to the funding, the company said it Michael Hodges, M.D., as chief medical officer; Karen Shaw, Ph.D., as vice president of biology; and Elizabeth Gordon, Ph.D., as vice president of regulatory affairs. Hodges was previously at Santaris Pharma A/S; Shaw was at Hearts Consulting Group; and Gordon was most recently at Shire Pharmaceuticals.

 
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Toast Labs Gets Seed Funding, Launches Food App

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

El Segundo-based Toast Labs, a new startup led by The Honest Co. veteran Ashley King, said today that it has raised a seed round of funding, and launched its first app, Dysh. The startup said it recently closed a seed funding round from BAM Ventures, Chaotic Investments, John Bendheim Enterprises, and Suntoy Enterprises along with Courtney and Carter Reum, Jeff Stibel, and Matt Toledo, Publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Business Journal. Financial details of the seed funding round was not announced. Dysh said its free apps let users create a "conversation around food, by merging user generated content and information on restaurant menus. Founder and CEO Ashley King was one of the first employees at The Honest Company, and also served at ShoeDazzle and Ed Hardy Clothing.

 
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Cognitive Logic Picks Up $3M From Upfront Ventures

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cognitive Logic, a developer of business analytics software, has raised $3M in a seed funding from LA's Upfront Ventures, along with IA Ventures. The investment in UK-based Cognitive Logic was led by Upfront's Mark Suster. Cognitive Logic was founded by Nick Halstead, who as the founder of DataSift, a prior Upfront Ventures portfolio firm, based in San Francisco. Cognitive Logic is based in Basingstoke, UK. Upfront's Mark Suster has joined the company's board with the funding, according to a regulatory filing by the company.

 
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PSI Services Acquires UK's EnlightKS

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Burbank-based PSI Services, which provides professional testing services to companies, government agencies, and others, has acquired UK-based testing services company EnlightKS. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. EnlightKS, founded in 1995, is based in Royston, UK. PSI said the acquisition will help it grow its international market presence for the e-learning and talent assessment market.

 
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American Solar Direct Lands Investment Funding For Rooftop Solar

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Los Angeles-based residential solar energy provider American Solar Direct has raised a round of investment, from Dubai-based solar developer and investor Adenium Energy Capital. Size of the funding round was not announced. American Solar Direct said the investment is Adenium's first investment in the United States. The new funding will go towards accelerating growth and expansion at the copmany. American Solar Direct says it has more than 5,500 customers in California.

 
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KnGrid Raises Funding Round

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Orange County-based KGrid, a cleantech startup working on electric car charging stations, said it has received an investment from German utility RWE, via RWE New Ventures LLC. Financial terms of the investment were not announced. KnGrid said the two are working on a cloud-based service for utilities to send grid conditions and pricing signals to connected electric vehicles. The company apparently has a prototype, electric car charging system implemented at the University of California, San Diego. KnGrid was founded by Stephen G. Davis and David Hawkins.

 
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Activision Blizzard Gets Clearance From South Korea For King Digital Acquisition

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard said late Monday that it has received clearance from the South Korean Fair Trade Commission, on its deal to acquire King Digital Entertainment. The clearance is one of a number of clerances required on the $5.9 billion deal, which was announced in November. The companies are still waiting for clerances from the EU, among other conditions.

 
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Monday, February 8, 2016

SpaceX Targeting Feb 24th For Next Launch

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX, the Los Angeles area rocket launch company, looks to be targeting its next launch for February 24th, according to client SES. SES--which operates a fleet of telecommunications satellites--said it is hoping to launch its SES-9 telecommunications satellite on a SpaceX Falcon on February 24th, after delays to the SpaceX launch schedule last year due to a launch failure. The new satellite is being built locally in El Segundo at Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems, which is just down the road from SpaceX. The SES satellite is being used for broadcasting in Northeast Asia, South Asia & Indonesia, plus for maritime communications in the Indian Ocean.

 
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Uber Driver Arrested For DUI In Simi Valley After Super Bowl

Monday, February 8, 2016

A few Simi Valley Uber riders may have gotten more of a ride than they expected on Sunday evening, after an Uber driver was arrested by the Simi Valley Police Department, and charged with driving under the influence. According to the department, Robert Wing, 46, of Simi Valley, was arrested after he was observed slowing down for a green light by an officer on patrol, and was found to have a .25% blood alcohol level. Wing allegedly told the officer he'd already driven two to three other fares before being arrested, after watching the Super Bowl at a local bar. It's unknown if any of the riders in Wing's Uber had taken advantage of free ride codes from local Honda dealers on UberX, intended to reduce the amount of drunk driving after the Super Bowl.

 
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CytRx Raises $40M Via Term Loan

Monday, February 8, 2016

Los Angeles-based biopharmaceuticals developer CytRx said this morning that it has raised $40M via a long term, loan facility. The financing came from Herculus Technology Growth Capital and Hercules Technology III, L.P. The 48-month term loan has an interest rate of 9.5% per annum, subject to the variability of the prime interest rate. CytRx said it has drawn $25M in financing under the loan, and will be allowed to pull the remaining$15M after December 31st of 2016, based on clinical trial milestones. CytRx is led by Steven A. Kriegsman.

 
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Zirx Shifts Parking Service Away From Consumer Market

Monday, February 8, 2016

On-demand parking service Zirx is shutting down its on-demand, consumer parking service, which it had launched into Los Angeles in November of 2014, and is focusing instead on its enterprise business. The company said it the consumer business was a "very difficult business to scale" and even harder to "scale to great profitability", and that it will officially shut its consumer business on February 29th. Zirx began offering up valet parking for employees of businesses in September of 2015.

 
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Kingston Digital Acquires IronKey

Monday, February 8, 2016

Fountain Valley-based Kingston Digital said this morning that it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey, from Imation Corp.. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. IronKey, which develops encrypted USB flash drives, has been part of Imation since 2011. Kingston Digital, the flash memory arm of Kingston Technology, said the acquisition will help it provide a more comprehensive portfolio of products and services to its customers. Kingston is already a major provider of encrypted USB flash drives. Imation acquired IronKey in an asset deal in September of 2011.

 
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Dollar Shave Club Makes Super Bowl Debut

Monday, February 8, 2016

Los Angeles-based Dollar Shave Club made its Super Bowl advertising debut on Sunday afternoon, during the Super Bowl 50 broadcast, went head to head against Schick in running advertising on the big game. Dollar Shave Club appears to have been Southern California's only startup debuting as a national Super Bowl advertiser. Advertisers during the football game spent between $4.6M and $5.0M for their spots this year. Regionally, Southern California's Honda dealers offered up an UberX ride, for free for two hours after the game, in an attempt to curb drunk driving, and ads from Santa Monica-based The Honest Co. were seen locally, although apparently not as part of the official Super Bowl advertising lineup.

 
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Glaukos Launches Sales Efforts In Australia

Monday, February 8, 2016

Laguna Hills-based medical device maker Glaukos said this morning that it has launched direct sales in Australia of its iStent inject Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent. According to the company, it has established a direct sales organization in the country, which has been approved by the Australian Therapeutics Goods Administration. The company's devices are used for treating glaucoma.

 
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Soraa Deploys LED Lighting In Taiwan

Monday, February 8, 2016

Gallium nitride LED technology developer Soraa, which has an R&D center in Goleta, has deployed its lighting technology in Taipei, Taiwan, at a high end boxing center. Soraa said its LED lamps were installed at the Boxing Plus Wellness Center in Taipei, to help light the interior of the facility. Financial impact of the win were not disclosed. Soraa is a spinout of UB Santa Barbara, and is developing highly efficient LED lamps.

 
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-- Content Strategies & Editorial Calendar Management
-- Marketing Automation Systems and Administration
-- Channel Program Development
-- Web Site Design & Development
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Pakedge Device and Software Acquired For $32.7M By Control4

Friday, February 5, 2016

Pakedge Device & Software, a provider of home and business networking products and services, has been acquired by Control4 in a $32.7M deal, the companies said this week. Pakedge has offices in Huntington Beach. Control4 said that the acquisition will help it expand its networking, power management, and cloud-based remote management capabilities. Pakedge had approximately $18.5M in sales in 2015, and had been led by Victor Pak and Dusan Jankov. The company's offices were split between Huntington Beach and Hayward, California.

 
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Report: Honest Co. Prepping For IPO, Hires Bankers

Friday, February 5, 2016

A report Friday from Bloomberg says that Los Angeles-based Honest Co. is prepping for an IPO, and has hired a set of investment bankers for the effort. Bloomberg--citing "people familiar with the matter"--said Honest Co. has hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to head up the IPO effort. Honest Co. is led by LA startup veteran Brian Lee, and was co-founded by Jessica Alba. The report says that Honest Co.'s latest funding round valued the company at around $1.7 billion. The report is the first that confirms the company's entry into the ranks of technology startup unicorns. The Honest Co. is venture backed by Glade Brook Capital Partners LLC, AllianceBernstein L.P. (AB), Fidelity Management & Research Company, Wellington Management Company LLP and Institutional Venture Partners.

 
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WiSilica Connects With $3M For Bluetooth Technology

Friday, February 5, 2016

Aliso Viejo-based WiSilica, a developer of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) hardware and software, has raised $3.35M in a Series A funding, according to the company. The funding was led by FirstFloor Capital, and also included Anchor Asia Management, Aurotek and angels. WiSilica said it will use the funding to expand its product team, which currently includes 50 people in Southern California and India. WiSilica is led by Suresh Singamsetty.

 
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Wevr Finds $25M For Virtual Reality Studio, Network

Friday, February 5, 2016

Venice, California-based Wevr has raised $25M in a funding round, for the company's virtual reality studio efforts, the company announced Friday. The funding came from strategic investors, including TC, Samsung Ventures, Evolution Media Partners, Madison Wells Media (Gigi Pritzker/Clint Kisker), Orange Digital Ventures, Digital Garage (Joi Ito), AME Cloud Ventures (Jerry Yang), Boldstart Ventures, Scott McNealy and Ross Levinsohn. WEVR is developing a content network specifically focused on virtual reality, which lets creators publish their work for access via such headsets as Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus VR. WEVR is led by VR content veteran Neville Spiteri.

 
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Disney Accelerator Returns For Third Year

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Walt Disney Company said Thursday that it will run its startup accelerator program, the Disney Accelerator, for the third year, with applications for the next session due on April 10th. According to Disney, the three month mentorship and investment program will run through the summer, with a Demo Day in October. The program, which is run in Burbank, includes both early and venture-backed startups in the area of media and entertainment. The biggest success so far out of earlier programs has been Boulder, Colorado-based Sphero, which--due to its participation in the accelerator program--ended up developing the Star Wars BB-8 robot toy, which was one of this season's most popular toys. Disney has applied a lot of corporate resources to companies in its accelerator, lending serious brand assets and marketing power to products coming from its accelerator companies, in addition to access to Disney mentors and other resources.

 
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Represent Acquired By CustomInk For Around $100M

Friday, February 5, 2016

Los Angeles-based Represent, a social commerce startup which helps influencers and celebrities sell T-shirts and merchandise to their fans, has been acquired by custom T-shirt site CustomInk. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced, however, reports place the acquisition at around $100M. Represent was venture backed by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary of Sound Ventures, James Franco, and WME/IMG. The startup was lauched in May of 2014, and was founded by Bryan Baum, Leo Seigal and Andrej Pancik, who had met as students at Oxford University. Represent helped actors, musicians, celebrities, Youtubers, and others run social media campaigns centered around selling t-shirts and merchandise.

 
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Make In LA Names Second Hardware Accelerator Class

Friday, February 5, 2016

Make In LA, a hardware-focused startup accelerator and mentorship program, said this week that it has selected a second class of startup for its four month accelerator program. The accelerator said it has selected Canviz (connected LCD photo canvas); Emerge (touch sensitive communications hardware); Luma Legacy (connected, smart bracelets); and Rufus Labs (wireless wrist communicator) to the program. Make In LA said the four companies were selected from a pool of 112 applications for across 24 countries. The participants will receive up to $150,000 in investment capital, mentoring, and access to a prototype lab. Make In LA's program is managed by Shaun Arora and Noramay Cadena. This next class has its Demo Day on June 28th.

 
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AirMap Adds Security Experts

Friday, February 5, 2016

Santa Monica-based AirMap, a startup developing airspace mapping services for drones, has added two security experts to the company. AirMap said it has named Jared Ablon as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and named Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney (USAF Ret.) to the company's Board of Advisors. Ablon was previously at MITRE Corporation, where he worked on next generation GPS navigation systems for a number of U.S. Air Force programs, and also served at the U.S. Dapartment of Defense. AirMap is developing an airspace mapping database, which is accessible via API on drones, including those made by DJI and 3DRobotics.

 
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