Wednesday, January 10, 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!

WiLinx Gets $15M
Los Angeles-based WiLinx, a semiconductor firm developing all-CMOS UWB technology for the WiMedia market, said today that it has raised $15M in funding in a Series C investment. The funding came from Third Wave Ventures. Third Wave is an existing investor in the firm.

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Althea Technologies Finds $23M
San Diego-based Althea Technologies has raised $23M in a Series C funding, the firm said Tuesday. The round came from Telegraph Hill Partners. Althea is developing technologies and services for pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. The firm said the funding will go towards aggressive expansion plans.

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Warner Hedges, Creates Combo HD Disc
Burbank-based Warner Home Video said today that it has unveiled a new high definition disk that combines rival HD format HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The firm said at CES that the new "Total Hi Def" disc will support both formats, and is designed to eliminate consumer confusion between the formats. HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc have been locked in a battle for market share in the emerging high definition video disc format market. Warner said that it will start shipping discs in Total Hi Def in the second (More info...)

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MTV, Amp'd Partner On Mobile Programming
Los Angeles-based MVNO Amp'd Mobile and MTV Networks said this morning that the two companies are working together on an original, made-for-mobile series exclusively for Amp'd. The firms said that the new series will appear on Amp'd entertainment portal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Amp'd provides a youth-oriented cell phone service, and as of Tuesday reports that it had over 100,000 subscribers at the end of 2006. The venture backed firm said Tuesday that it added 70,000 of t (More info...)

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Verizon Gives $500,000 For Ventura County Technology Center
Telecommunications firm Verizon has awarded $500,000 to Thousand Oaks-based Discovery Center for Science and Technology, a project to establish a science and technology museum in Ventura County. Verizon said that the grant will go towards the creation of of "Verizon Community Clubhouse" to feature cutting-edge technology developed in Ventura County. The Discovery Center is in the midst of fundraising for the $45M center.

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Tanner Upgrades Mixed Signal Design Tool
Monrovia-based Tanner EDA, a provider of software tools for analog and mixed-signal circuit design, has upgraded its schematic capture tool. The firm said yesterday that Tanner Tools has been upgraded to include faster import and export capabilities, faster performance, and other features. The tool is used by hardware designers for schematic capture, simulation, physical layout and verification of semiconductor designs.

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Guidance Software Releases Forensics Software
Pasadena-based Guidance Software, a provider of digital forensics tools, has upgraded the firm's Encase software. The company said today that version 6 of the company's product now supports 64-bit operating systems, Unicode support, and other features. The firm's software is used by law enforcement firms to analyze evidence on computers hard drives nondestructively.

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Kyriba Expands Board
San Diego-based cash and treasury management software firm Kyriba announced today that it has added a new director to its board. Kyriba has added Steve Pavlovich, former VP of Investor Relations at HP, to its board of directors. Pavlovich spent 30 years at Hewlett Packard, retiring in 2004. Kyriba is developing web-based, cash management tools for international companies.

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Association of Strategic Planners Annual Conference - Feb 27/28
Association of Strategic Planners Annual Conference
February 27th and 28th in Long Beach, CA

ASP's annual conference is the nation's premier forum for professional
discussion and exchange of information and experiences among strategic
planning practitioners. Our conference brings together thought leaders
and practitioners dedicated to advancing all aspects of strategic thinking, planning and action. The focus of this year's conference, "Strategic Planning: Lessons from Practice", is on applied strategic planning - experiences and lessons in implementing strategic plans.

Register before February 23rd for the Advanced Registration discount.

Los Angeles County Technology Week
Innovate. Grow. Succeed. January 22-26.
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