Thursday, December 1, 2011
PwC's Shaking the MoneyTree - Dec 1 - Santa Monica
Please join LAVA, PwC and a distinguished panel of industry experts and
local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q3 2011 PwC/National
Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson

Thursday December 1, 2011
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Shutters on the Beach, 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica

Moderator: Randy Churchill, Director, Emerging Company Services, PwC

Confirmed Panelists

Scott Lenet, Managing Director, DFJ Frontier
Albert Oaten, VP Market Development, AppFolio
Shahin Farshchi, Senior Associate, Lux Capital
John Babcock, Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners

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CapLinked Revamps Site With New Features
Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked said this week that it has made some major updates to the site, overhauling and improving the online service for managing investment activity for companies and deal tracking for investors. The firm said that new features include social sign in using logins from Facebook, Twitter, or Google; better search capabilities; a "radar" feature to help users see all their deals, companies, and contacts in one place; easier document uploads; and more. CapLinked is backed by (More info...)

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OnGreen Announces Chinese Roadshow Participants
Los Angeles-based ONGreen, the green technology business marketplace, said this week that it has selected a list of companies which will be participating in its road trip to China with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The roadshow will include 350Green, a firm designing a network of EV charging stations, BeiAng Technology, which is developing air purification technology; Cogent Energy Systems, a
developer of waste-to-energy technology; Eutricity, a building energy optimization firm; and (More info...)

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Tecca Improves, Relaunches Mobile App
Venice-based Tecca, the online consumer technology information site focused on women, said Thursday that it has relaunched and redesigned the site's iOS application. The firm said the new app includes local deals, personalized content recommendations, a new knowledge base, and more. Tecca's upgraded app is available for free, and runs on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Tecca is backed by Best Buy, but runs independently of the electronics retailer. Tecca said it is now reaching over 1.5 millio (More info...)

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Former Miramar Ventures' Partner Goyal Heads New $50M Healthcare IT Fund
Maneesh Goyal, formerly a venture capitalist at Corona Del Mar-based Miramar Venture Partners, is now officially head of his own fund--a $50M, healthcare IT fund called MergerTech Capital. The fund, part of investment banking firm MergerTech Advisors, said this morning that Goyal is General Partner of the new fund, and will be focusing on healthcare IT product and service firms in the early and growth stages. Goyal had told contacts in Southern California in early November that he had decided to (More info...)

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GRP Partners Leads Investment In
Los Angeles-based GRP Partners is one of the lead investors in a developer of social media analytics software,, said Thursday. has raised $4M in a round which was led by Foundry Group and GRP Partners, and which also included Neu Venture Capital and kps+p Ventures.'s tools are used by application developers to monitor and measure social media and sharing activity through their apps. did not announce who at GRP led the investment.

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RealD Wins Another Museum
Los Angeles-based RealD is reporting another large format, museum theater win today, this time with The Wildlife Experience, a museum focused on the world's wildlife and ecosystems based in Parker, Colorado. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. RealD said that it is upgrading the museum's Extreme Screen Theater to RealD 3D. RealD's equipment will be used to project 3D movies over a 60 foot wide screen at the museum. The museum is the second to convert to RealD's technology in the las (More info...)

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Ogmento Launches Mobile NBA Game
Los Angeles- and New York-based Ogmento, a publisher of augmented reality mobile games, announced today that it has released a new, basketball-themed game called NBA: King of the Court. The game, available on both iOs and Android, allows players to play virtual games at virtual courts around the world. The new app uses a smartphone's GPS and camera as part of the game, and is aimed at NBA fans. Deal and licensing terms between Ogmento and the NBA were not announced. The title is the second for t (More info...)

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Social Discovery App Ntro Launches, Backed by $1.7M in Angel Funding
Los Angeles-based startup nProgress, headed by former Pandemic Studios President Josh Resnick, is announcing this morning that it has launched ntro, a new smart phone app for iPhone and Android aimed at social discovery. The startup said the app is aimed at helping people discover interesting connections with people nearby who share similar interest, hobbies, or share mutual friends. nProgress is backed by $1.7M in angel funding, from Jarl Mohn, Gordon Crawford, Kevin Wall, Activation Media Part (More info...)

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Kofax Invests In Mobile Software Firm Mobiflex
Irvine-based Kofax said late Wednesday that it has invested $500,000 in Mobiflex, a developer of software tools for creating iPhone and Android apps without coding. Kofax said the deal includes an OEM agreement where it will gain exclusive rights to Mobiflex technology for develop, market, and deploy mobile capture applications for customers using smartphones and tablet computers. Kofax said the deal will allow its customers to use iPhone, iPad, Android phones, and Android tablets to input docum (More info...)

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Active Network Launches Ski Resort App
San Diego-based Active Network reported this morning that its RTP unit, the provider of ski resort and park information software, has launched a new mobile app platform called LiveInfo. The firm said the mobile app platform allows resorts, parks, and attractions to create their own, custom branded iPhone and Android apps. Active Network said the platform will allow resorts to build their own, branded apps which support sharing of photos and updates by consumers, tracking of a consumer's performa (More info...)

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SweetLabs Awards $50K To App Developers
San Diego-based SweetLabs, the developer of the Pokki desktop app software, reported Wednesday that it has awarded $50,000 in its Pokki Challenge, a contest for encouraging developers to create desktop applications using HTML5. The firm said it awarded $30,000 to Mohamed Tedjani Meftah for his Mixtape app, $13,000 to Jeet Singh for his Chess app, and $7,000 to Denis Denisyuk for his Instagrille photo app. SweetLabs reported it received 60 apps over the six week challenge, which are now available (More info...)

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Cornerstone OnDemand Links With Sage North America
Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, the developer of human resources and talent management software, said today Sage North America has signed a reseller agreement with the company. Sage North America, which provides business management software and services, will resell Cornerstone's software-as-a-service product along with its Sage Employer Solution HR management tools. Financial details of the reseller deal were not announced.

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Digital Family Reunion Holiday Party - Dec 8 - Santa Monica
t's Time Again to Get Together for the Holidays!

On Thursday, December 8 from 6 to 11 pm, the Southern California technology and business communities will gather for Digital Family Reunion 2011 at Wokcano Restaurant in Santa Monica.

In association with some of the region's top trade associations and social networking groups, the fourth annual Digital Family Reunion promises to be the largest holiday party of the season and help weave our various communities of interest into the larger collective family of professionals working in and around the technology industry. DFR 2011 will cross pollinate leaders from all the major industry sectors such as media, entertainment, finance, publishing, venture funding, software, commerce, education, and many more.

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Visit the Emerging Company Zone, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, for access to the latest MoneyTree venture capital report; thought leadership articles, information on IPOs and more.

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth: Winner of the ACG NY Champions Award
The M&A Advisor and ACG New York has awarded Stradling Yocca Carlson &
Rauth, along with Marlin & Associates, for Strategic Acquisition of
the Year, in the sale of iSuppli Corporation to IHS, Inc.

An independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the
middle market industry, judged the finalists' deals, deal makers and

"The ACG New York Champion's Awards winners represent the best of M&A
in the New York area in 2011, and Stradling earned these honors by
distinguishing themselves in a group of very impressive finalists,"
said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of the M&A Advisor. "Despite the continued
challenging economic conditions, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth has
demonstrated that perseverance and performance lead to success in this

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