Monday, January 8, 2007
Pitch Angel and Venture Capital Investors January 22nd
January 22, 2007 | 4pm-9pm
at the UCLA Anderson School of Business

Learn the art of the pitch.

Meet the Tech Coast Angels, the nation's largest and most active network of angel investors. This fun, must-attend event features:

> One-minute "elevator pitches" by 12 of Southern California’s most promising startups.

> A panel of entrepreneurial CEOs who led their companies to very successful IPOs and acquisitions.

> A deliciously catered reception to network with dozens of members of the Tech Coast Angels and other by-invitation-only investors.

Apply today to pitch, this is an ideal opportunity for early stage companies to get visibility and funding for their firms!

Enclarity Gets Series B
Aliso Viejo-based Enclarity said Monday that it has raised $10M in Series B funding. The round came from Bain Capital Ventures, and also included original investor Ignition Partners. Enclarity develops software for the healthcare market. Jeff Crisan of Bain Capital joins the firm's board as part of the funding. Enclarity's software is used to correct provider data errors for healthcare payers.

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Advanced Medical Optics Buys Intralase
Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical Optics is buying Irvine-based Intralase in a $808M cash deal, the firms said Monday. Both firms provide opthalmic surgical and eye care products. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2007. Both firms make laser vision correction products. AMO is funding the acquisition with a $900M acquisition facility from a number of banks.

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Interview with Hideki Kishioka and Aaron Novak, Stickam
Our interview today is with Hideki Kishioka and Aaron Novak, of the Web 2.0, social networking web site Stickam ( Hideki is CEO of AVC, the company that operates StickAm, and Aaron is the production manager there and one of the major creative forces behind the site. Despite a huge number of startups in the social networking and video sharing space--not to mention MySpace and YouTube--we thought it would be interesting to talk to the firm both because it is focusing in on live we (More info...)

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Proprius Pharmaceuticals Raises $11M
San Diego-based Proprius Pharmaceuticals said today that it has completed a $11M Series A funding round for its non-steroidal anti-inflammatory compounds (NSAID) for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. The funding also includes possible expansion of the round to $17M if needed for new programs. The round was led by Atlas Ventures, and also included Forward Ventures, and CDIB BioScience Venture Management, as well as previous investors Fog City Fund and Windamere Venture Partners. The fu (More info...)

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Emmy Awards Takes User-Generated Submissions
Los Angeles-based MySpace and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said today that they will take submission--from anyone with an Internet connection and a camera--for the Broadband Emmy Awards. The Broadband Emmy Awards will allow for the submission of any user-generated content for consideration in the Emmy awards. MySpace and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said that they will allow video producers and filmmakers to submit their user-generated content for cons (More info...)

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Microsoft, Broadcom Partner On HD DVD
Microsoft and Irvine-based Broadcom this morning announced that the two companies are in a joint effort to support a new HD DVD reference design. The two compaines said that they have created a new platform that uses Microsoft windows CE and Broadcom's BCM7440 system-on-a-chip to allow OEMs and ODMs to design HD DVD players. Microsoft and Broadcom said that Lite-On IT Corp and Zhenjiang Jiangk]ui Group Co. Ltd. are two of the companies that are planning to use the Microsoft/Broadcom combination (More info...)

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Dominion Enterprises Acquires Pullan Communications
Virginia-based Dominion Enterprises said today that it has acquired Los Angeles-based Pullan Communications, a provider of real estate email marketing and web site development for the real estate industry. Terms were not disclosed. Dominion said that Pullan had annual revenues of approximately $2.3M. Pullan's services include lead generation and search engine marketing services.

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Agensys Collaborates On Cancer Therapy
Santa Monica-based Agensys and Seattle Genetics said today that the two are in an agreement to research, develop, and commercialize therapies for cancer. The multi-year agreement calls for the two to co-fund preclinical and clinical development and share profits. Agensys is developing therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to treat solid tumor cancers.

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Juice Wireless Upgrades Mobile Publishing Tool
Los Angeles- and New York-based Juice Wireless said this morning that it has launched JuiceCaster 4.0, the latest version of its mobile publishing tool. The Juice Wireless application allows users to publish content from their mobile phones to the web. The software also posts that content to social networking sites like MySpace, Xanga, and Friendster, and blog services like Blogger.

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