• Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    hovelstay.com Opens Up Doors On Unique Vacation Rentals

    Glendale-based Hovelstay.com, an online marketplace for vacation rentals which is taking a decidely adventurous angle on lodging, said today that it has opened up its site to all travelers. The startup--which had initially been limiting its service to students only--said that travelers can now book on the company's site. Hovelstay.com offers up a somewhat kwirky -- and usually "adventurous" -- lodgings both here in the U.S. and overseas in Europe ans Asia....More →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    StackIQ Raises $6M

    San Diego-based StackIQ, which develops IT automation tools for the enterprise, has raised $6M in a Series B funding round, according to the company. The new funding came from Grayhawk Capital, Keshif Ventures, DLA Piper, and OurCrowd, as well as Anthem Venture Partners and Avalon Ventures. The company said the new funding will go toward scaling sales and marketing. StackIQ develops IT automation software for deploying big data and cloud applications on Hadoop....More →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    ParkMe To Power Parking Data For Bing

    Santa Monica-based real time parking information provider ParkMe inked a major deal Tuesday, to provide its parking data to Microsoft, for its search engine, Bing. Financial terms of the partnership deal were not announced. According to ParkMe, its parking data will be integrated into Bing. ParkMe offers information on nearby parking, availability, hours of operation, and also lets users pre-pay for parking space. ParkMe is backed by Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group....More →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Lynda.com Expands To IT Training

    Carpinteria-based Lynda.com is expanding its online training and learning site to cover IT training, the company said Tuesday, as it adds such new topic areas as hardware infrastructure, network administration, business intelligence, content management, help desks, and big data. According to Lynda.com, the new IT training information is available as part of a subscription to lynda.com....More →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Activist Investor Third Point Urges Amgen Split

    Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen is a target of activist investor group Third Point, urging the company yesterday to split the company in two. Third Point, which says it is now one of Amgen's largest shareholders, told its investors that it would like Amgen to split its operations between its mature business and newer, faster growing operations--and also cut what it called a "bloated cost structure"....More →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    OneRoof Energy Boosts Financing

    San Diego-based OneRoof Energy Group said this morning that it has closed on a series of financing agreements, which will provide approximately $16.7M to the company. The company said the new funding comes from Black Coral Capital and Hanwha Group, who are existing investors in the company. $6.5M of the funding is a working capital line of credit. OneRoof Energy provides lease financing, PPAs, and solar system design, installation, and maintenance....More →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    aTyr Pharma Names VP

    San Diego-based aTyr Pharma said today that it has named John C. McKew, Ph.D., as its new Vice President, Research. aTyr said that McKew is a rare disease expert, who has served at the National Institutes of Health, Wyeth Research and Genetics Institute, Inc. (prior to its acquisition by Wyeth). aTyr Pharma is venture backed by Alta Partners, Cardinal Partners, Domain Associates and Polaris Partners.More →

     
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Zuma Ventures Takes On Early Stage Startups

    Two, Los Angeles area startup veterans--David Carter and Allen Hurff--launched a new "venture studEio" Tuesday morning aimed at helping to create and incubate early stage startups. According to the two, they have launched Zuma Ventures, a new effort to help identify early-stage technologies with large market opportunities, and use those technologies to create new, independent companies. Carter was a co-founder/partner at Amplify....More →

     
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Sientra Sets Estimated IPO Range

    Santa Barbara-based Sientra, a developer of aesthetic medicine products, said in an SEC filing last night that it now expects its IPO at between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. Sientra is looking to sell 5 million shares of its stock in an offering on the NASDAQ under the symbol SIEN. Sientra's IPO is being underwritten by Piper Jaffray, Stifel, Leerink Partners, and William Blair. Sientra is backed by Abingworth Bioventures, OrbiMed, Clarus Lifesciences, Private Equity Managers, TIAA, and others....More →

     
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    uSamp Names Marketing Chief

    Los Angeles-based market research technology provider uSamp announced this morning that it has promoted Andy Jolls to the post of Chief Marketing Officer for the company. Jolls has been SVP of Global Marketing Communications for the firm since 2013, and previously served at Cooking.com, FICO, Move.com, Hewlett Packard, and Apple Computer. The company said that Jolls will oversee marketing of its various brands, and also oversee corporate marketing, demand generation and communications....More →

     
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Enplug: Bringing Social Media To A Display Near You


    For the most part, the ubiquitous digital displays you now see in restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, and bars are all still one way, noninteractive devices. How about if you could make those displays interactive and social? Culver City-based Enplug (www.enplug.com) is looking to change those one way digital displays into social, interactive content. We spoke with CEO and co-founder Nanxi Liu about the company's software....More →

     
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Stamps.com Buys ShipWorks

    El Segundo-based Stamps.com has acquired St. Louis-based ShipWorks, a developer of subscription-based e-commerce shipping software, the company announced Monday. Stamps.com said it paid approximately $22M in cash for ShipWorks. Stamps.com said that ShipWorks will operate as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of the company. ShipWorks develops shipping software, which is used by online sellers to manage shipping and sales on such marketplaces as eBay, Amazon, Yahoo, and elsewhere....More →

     
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