Tuesday, October 5, 2010
October 25 – 26, 2010, Marriott Newport Beach

The 5th Annual OCTANe Medical Device & Investor Forum promises to be an
exciting two-day event with over 800 attendees expected this year. CEOs,
executives, entrepreneurs, and investors will hear presentations and panel discussions featuring international medical device industry luminaries,
California entrepreneurs, investors, and some of the industry's most
successful medical device CEOs. Top 5 reasons to attend MDIF 2010:

- See Orange County’s groundbreaking medical device technologies
- Hear presentations from emerging medical device companies and industry
- Make valuable investor connections
- Learn about significant industry trends and issues
- Meet CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, and others that make Orange
County the nation's most dynamic medical device environment

For information and registration visit http://www.MDIF2010.com

NOZA Acquired By Blackbaud
Santa Barbara-based NOZA, a developer of a searchable database of philanthropic data, has been acquired by Blackbaud, a South Carolina based provider of software to nonprofits. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Blackbaud said that NOZA develops semantic search products which pulls detailed, charitable donation information from publicly available, Internet locations. NOZA's data is used for constituent screening, creating donor mailing lists, and finding grants for nonprofits (More info...)

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Anakam Acquired By Equifax
San Diego-based Anakam, a developer of multi-factor, software-based authentication products, has been acquired by Equifax, according to Equifax. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Anakam develops a suite of software used by companies to better authenticate remote users. According to Equifax, Anakam becomes a division of the firm, and will become part of its Technology and Analytical Services organizations. Anakam was founded in 2004, and was run by Allan Camaisa.

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Bluebeam Expands In Europe
Pasadena-based Bluebeam Software, a developer of PDF software for the architecture and engineering industry, said today that it has opened up an office in Europe. According to Bluebeam, the office is located in Stockholm, and will support European CAD users, manufacturing, and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms using its products. Bluebeam's software outputs PDF files which include detailed links between engineering drawings, and additional features for blueprints and other C (More info...)

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Viewdle Gets $10M
Viewdle, the developer of cross platform, facial recognition technology backed by Santa Monica-based Anthem Ventures, has scored another round of funding, worth $10M, according to Viewdle. The new round comes from Best Buy, BlackBerry Partners Fund, and Qualcomm, in addition to Anthem Ventures, which was the original investor in the company. As part of the investment, Best Buy's Kuk Yi and Blackberry Partners Funds' John Albright have joined the company's board. Viewdle has some amount of its op (More info...)

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Passenger Gains $7.5M More
Los Angeles-based Passenger, a developer of private social networking sites for brands, said today that it has raised an additional $7.5M in an investment. The round came from Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners, and Steamboat Ventures, all existing investors in the firm. The company said that the investment was led by DR. Bahram Nour-Omid. AS part of the funding, the firm said that Nour-Omid has been named CEO of the firm, and that Steve Howe has become Chairman of the company. Nour-Omi (More info...)

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Calacanis Plans Competitor To TechCrunch
Jason Calacanis, the CEO of Mahalo, is planning some direct competition to Michael Arrington's technology blog empire, TechCrunch, according to a report today from the Guardian. According to the report, Calacanis is developing a property called Launch, which will focus on deep analysis of companies. Calacanis has reportedly set the launch of his new site, Launch--as well as an associated, TechCrunch50-like event--for February. In an email to subscribers of his personal mailing list earlier this (More info...)

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ISBX Takes $750,000 For Mobile Software
Los Angeles-based ISBX, a developer of a cross-platform, mobile development product, said today that it has scored $750,000 in funding. The round came from The Chen Group, a group of Taiwanese angel investors. According to ISBX, it will use the funding for research and development, as well as expansion of its offerings and core technologies. ISBX said its software is used to deploy mobile applications across iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android and Symbian, and that its customers include (More info...)

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LivHOME Targets Expansion Via Franchising
Los Angeles-based LivHOME, a venture backed provider of in-home care for seniors, said today that it has launched a franchising program. The firm--which is venture backed by Scale Venture Partners, Tullis Dickerson, and Kilne Hawkes--said the franchise program will allow the firm to expand across the United States. The company said its franchise operators wlil receive strategic planning and operations guidance, training, sales collateral and marketing training, and other support. LiveHOME has be (More info...)

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Kyriba Raises $10.6M
San Diego-based Kyriba, a provider of software-as-a-service used for cash management by companies, said today that it has raised $10.6M in a new financing round. The funding came from Iris Capital, along with prior investor BRED Banque Populaire. According to Kyriba, the new funding will go towards growth in both the U.S. and Europe. As part of the funding, the firm has added Curt Gunsenheimer, Partner at Iris Capital, to its board of directors. Kyriba has also previously raised funding from GRP (More info...)

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BeachMint Launches Jewelry Site, JewelMint
Los Angeles-based BeachMint, the stealth e-commerce startup headed by former MySpace exec Josh Berman and backed by Anthem Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and others, has rolled out a new, fashion e-commerce site, JewelMint. According to BeachMint, the new site will feature unique jewelry designs created by actress Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist Cher Coulter. BeachMint said that members of JewelMint will pay $29.99 a month to get one piece of designer jewelry every month. JewelMint wil (More info...)

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Vangard Voice Scores US Forest Service Win
Irvine-based Vangard Voice Systems, a developer of applications to enable enterprise applications, has score a win with the U.S. Forestry Service, the firm reported. According to the USFS contract details, Vangard is providing the firm with software and services to enable a mobile application for timber management. The deal is worth less than $100,000. Vangard is headed by Bob Bova.

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