• Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    How ContractSafe Wants To Help You Get Your Legal Docs In Order, With Ken Button


    For a lot of companies—and their management and legal teams-- managing the reams of paperwork involved with legal contracts is a big, disorganized mess. To address that disaster, Ken Button and Randy Bishop—two veterans of the startup industry—created ContractSafe (www.contractsafe.com), a new online service aimed at helping companies to tame that mess and manage and store their contracts in the cloud....More →

     
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    ServiceNow Launches Its Own Venture Investment Arm, ServiceNow Ventures

    ServiceNow, the developer of service management software led by Frank Slootman--and which started in San Diego--has launched its own venture capital arm, ServiceNow Ventures....More →

     
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    TeleSign Backs White House Cybersecurity Effort

    Los Angeles-based Telesign, which provides phone verification and two-factor authentication services to major online service providers, said it is helping to back the White House's Lock Down Your Login initiative. The initiative aims to encourage Americans to better protect their online accounts, by moving them beyond passwords. The safety and security initiative is being run by the National Cyber Security Alliance, in conjunction with the White House....More →

     
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    EDF Renewable Services Takes On Management Of 200MW Solar Portfolio

    San Diego-based renewable energy developer and services provider EDF Renewable Services said on Tuesday that it has assumed the asset management and operations and maintenance on a portfolio of 200 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic projects. The company said those projects include 206 solar projects spanning across 13 states from New Jersey to Hawaii. Name of the project issuer was not announced, and EDF Renewable Services did not say what the contract was worth....More →

     
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Team Liquid Acquired By Local Sports, Media, Tech Entrepeneurs

    E-sports franchise ,a href="http://www.teamliquid.net">Team Liquid, which operates ten different e-sports teams with more than 50 players in total, has been acquired by a group of entrepreneurs led by Peter Guber and Ted Leonsis....More →

     
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    EcoATM Gets New CEO After Private Equity Acquisition

    San Diego-based ecoATM has appointed David D. Maquera as its CEO, after the completion of the company's acquisition by private equity investor Apollo Global Management. Apollo paid approximately $1.6 billion for ecoAtM's parent company, Outerwall, which it is splitting back into three separate companies--Redbox, Coinstar, and ecoATM. David Maquera had been serving as President of Outerwall's ecoATM business, which allows consumers to turn in their old cell phones for cash payments....More →

     
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    LeisureLink Shuts Down All Operations

    LeisureLink, the developer of vacation rental booking software which was started in Pasadena, has shut down all of its operations, and laid off all of its staff. In a letter to partners, LeisureLink said all employees of LeisureLink are being terminated and the platform turned off, after its management was unable to raise additional equity to fund the company....More →

     
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Jukin Media Targets Brands, Creative Agencies With New Unit

    Los Angeles-based Jukin Media said today that it has launched a new division, which will specifically aim at helping brands with their advertising and content marketing campaigns. Jukin said the new division--called "Ethos"-will use its technology and expertise in user generated content (UGC), to help brands and agencies to target, source, and clear user-generated video for content marketing and creative advertising campaigns....More →

     
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Elon Musk Unveils Plans For Interplanetary Colonization

    Tech mogul Elon Musk is unveiling his plans for interplanetary colonization, starting with Mars, at a conference today, saying he is looking to make humans an "interplanetary species". SpaceX unveiled a video envisioning a system that will give humans access to the entire solar systems, involving the use of inflight refueling of spaceships in orbit, and interplanetary refueling stations....More →

     
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Fulgent Genetics Poised For IPO On Wednesday

    Ming Hsieh, the founder of Fulgent Genomics, former founder of Cogent, and namesake of the University of Southern California's Mind Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering--looks to be having two big events in the next month; a possible IPO of Fulgent Genomics on the NASDAQ Global Market on Wednesday, and the ten year anniversary of the naming of USC's EE department after him....More →

     
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Obalon Sets IPO Pricing Range

    Carlsbad-based Obalon Therapeutics, which is developing a balloon-based medical device for assisting in weight loss, has set the estimated initial IPO pricing range for its public offering, saying it now expects an initial public offering at between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. The company is selling 5,000,000 shares of its common stock, which would net it $92.0M if it prices at the high end of its estimated range. Obalon is looking to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as OBLN....More →

     
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Foursquare Opens First Office In LA

    Location-based information service Foursquare said on Monday that it has opened up its first office in Los Angeles, in Playa Vista. According to Foursquare, the new office will help it meet explosion in demand, in part due to local local automotive, entertainment, CPG and QSR customers. The company said that Lindsay Aston, Matt Bontaites and Karen Lurry will lead the new office....More →

     
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