Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Creating Value Through Human Capital - Webcast 1/12/2012
Free Webcast - Sponsored by TriNet
Creating Value Through Human Capital: How to Hire, Develop, and Retain Quality Employees
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific

Please join us for the last event in our webinar series “Venture Capital, Meet Human Capital”.

This webinar will be led by Debra Squyres, TriNet Executive Director of Human Capital Services, and will feature Talent Acquisition, Employee Development and Compensation subject matter experts Tom Anderson, Liz Brashears and Rebecca Heyman from the TriNet Human Capital Services team. Our discussion will focus on the following topics:

• Recruiting Landscape for 2012 – Statistics and trends
• Finding Top Talent – Discover what the best companies do differently
• Employee Development – Drive employee productivity and motivation
• Retention – Learn what it will take to retain the best talent (It’s not all about the money)

Register now at All participants will receive "Creating Value Through Human Capital," a solution brief containing best practices guidance from our TriNet experts.

Mobile Roadie Powers Hotel and Nightclub Brand Sbe
Los Angeles-based Mobile Roadie, the mobile app developer, is powering a new mobile app from hotel and nightlife operator Sbe, the firm reported today. Sbe--which is owned by Sam Nazarian and operates hotels and nighclubs in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and is expanding into New York, Miami, Houston, and Las Vegas--is using Mobile Roadie's app to
connect with its customers in combination with a big billboard advertising campaign. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed.

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HipGeo Launches Updated iPhone Travel Blogging App
Fullerton-based HipGeo, the location tracking and social sharing software developer headed by Rich Rygg, has launched a new iPhone app, looking to help users track, document, and share their travels. HipGeo said its new app is a "complete redesign" of its platform, and is aimed at letting mobile phone users post text, places, and photos of their travels. The company said the redesign came after finding that users were interested in using its tools to create blog-like travel and trip journals, ra (More info...)

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Tealium Gets $1.1M
San Diego-based Tealium, a startup developing software which automatically loads tags onto web pages, said Tuesday that it has raised $1.1M in its Series A financing. The round came from angels Jeff Lunsford (Limelight Networks), Jim MacIntyre (Visual Sciences/WebSideStory), Joe Apprendi (Collective), John Vincent (EyeWonder), and Thomas Falk (eValue Group). Tealium said it has created a product which handles enterprise tag management, which is used to improve the performance of e-commerce web s (More info...)

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PriceGrabber Releases Deal Aggregation App
Los Angeles-based PriceGrabber has launched a new app for the iPhone this morning, looking to help consumers sort through the huge pile of local daily deals out there. PriceGrabber said the new, free app--DealGrabber--allows users to find deals from such sites as Groupon, LivingSocial,,, along with other local deal sites. The new app allows users to browse for deals via a map, lists, or by category and expiration date. The new app is a natural extension for PriceGrabber, (More info...)

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Cool Planet BioFuels Starts Road Testing
Camarillo-based Cool Planet Biofuels, the cellulosic biofuels developer backed by BP, Shea Ventures, General Electric, Google Ventures, ConocoPhillips, NRG and North Bridge Venture Partners, announced today that it has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to begin fleet-testing its low carbon gasoline. Cool Planet is developing a process to convert low-grade biomass such as grass and woodchips, into gasoline. According to the firm, it first road test will involve comb (More info...)

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CapLinked Adds $500K
Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked has scored another $500,000 in angel funding, for the firm's online software for managing capital raising activities. The new funding came from angels Clark Landry, Lok Lee, Stephan Paternot, Jason Portnoy, Alexsis de Raddt-St. James, and Chris Yeh. CapLinked is headed by Eric Jackson and Christopher Grey. The firm recently announced it has just topped $12 billion in deals hosted. CapLinked's software-as-a-service helps companies manage documents, share informatio (More info...)

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Slacker Launches App For Android Tablets
San Diego-based personalized radio streaming firm Slacker and Verizon unveiled a new, Android Tablet version of the company's personalized radio app Wednesday. Slacker and Verizon said that Slacker's new Slacker Radio application has been optimized for Android tablets and Verizon's 4G LTE connections. The firms did not say when the Tablet application will be available to users. Slacker operates a personalized radio station streaming service, which streams music, sports, news, and more to users. (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012(Full story) Ups Funding To $5.8M
Los Angeles-based, the online personal finance site headed by Scott Saunders, has confirmed it has raised $2.0M in a venture round today, upping its total raised for the company to $5.8M. The funding came from Anthemis Group, Firstmark Capital, Great Oaks Venture Capital, and others. uses social networking and gamification to help users pay off debt and improve their finances. The funding first came to light in a regulatory filing Monday. Saunders, depressed about the state (More info...)

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Arena Pharmaceuticals Gets $33M In PIPE
San Diego-based Arena Pharmaceuticals, which is developing weight loss and other drugs, said this morning that it has raised $33M in a financing. The publicly held firm said the Series D funding round came from Deerfield Management, a healthcare investment organization. $5M of the proceeds are going to prepay loan prinicipal.

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Boingo Wireless Inks Mall Deal
Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless, the Wi-Fi network operator, announced today that it has inked a deal with a shopping mall operator, Glimcher Realty Trust, to power Wi-Fi networks at the company's Glimcher shopping centers. Boingo said it will manage Wi-Fi services at 18 Glimcher regional shopping centers. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed.

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Iteris Lands $706,000 Order
Santa Ana-based Iteris, which develops traffic management products for the transit industry, reported a $706,000 order for its video detection equipment today. The firm said the order came from Comet Electric, Inc., for a bus rapid transit system in San Bernardino and Loma LInda. Iteris said its products are being used as part of an upgrade of intersections along a 15.7 mile bus corridor.

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Siemer & Associates Q3 Digital Media and Software M&A Activity Report
Siemer & Associates LLC, the global merchant bank serving the digital
media, software and technology industry, has completed its Q3 2011 Exit
Report focusing on M&A deal trends and public company valuation metrics
in the digital media and software industries.

The report provides an in-depth review of M&A activity and public company
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Shaking the MoneyTree 2012
Please join PwC, the Los Angeles Venture Association, and a distinguished panel of venture capitalists and industry experts for their insight into results of the MoneyTree Report.

The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. As a collaboration between PwC and the National Venture Capital Association, based upon data from Thomson Reuters, it is the only industry-endorsed research of its kind. The MoneyTree Report is a staple of the financial community, relied upon by entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide.

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