Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC) - Business Incubator
The Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC) is a high-tech business incubator located in downtown Ventura, CA. V2TC offers a creative environment where high-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs can network, brainstorm, and grow their business. Work-spaces are affordable, flexible and scalable in order to allow companies the ability to manage their growth effectively and efficiently.

Learn more at http://www.v2tc.com

Startup Combines E-Commerce, Augmented Reality
How do you make it easier for consumers to try out different outfits, when they can't because they're in front of their computer screen? A Los Angeles-based startup, Zugara, is looking to overcome that with a softwar eproduct which allows users to virtually try on outfits using augmented reality. The startup said today that it has launched a module for e-commerce platform PrestaShop. The link allows shoppers using PrestaShop's apparel e-commerce software to virtually "try on" outfits if they own (More info...)

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Los Angeles Firm Sues Google Over Mobile Browsing Patent
A little known Santa Monica-based firm EMG Technology is taking on Google in a patent fight, announcing today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Internet giant, over a patent covering simplified navigation systems on smart phones and tablets. According to EMG, the lawsuit was filed in the District Court for the
Eastern District of Texas in the Tyler Division, by Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP. The firm is seeking monetary damages and a permanent injunction again (More info...)

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Hulu's Kilar Eyed For Facebook Role, Says Report
Apparently, Silicon Valley cannot get enough of Hulu CEO Jason Kilar. According to a report> Tuesday afternoon from the New York Post, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is "eyeing" Kilar for a top job at the social networking firm. The rumor comes only a few days after Hulu said that Kilar had "graciously declined" to be considered for a job as CEO of Yahoo.

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Zumbox Receives $10M More In Series C Funding
Los Angeles-based Zumbox, the startup providing digital, postal mail services, which is now headed by John Payne, has raised $10.6M in a Series C funding round, the firm said late this morning. The firm said the funding came from existing investors, along with CEO John M. Payne and strategic partner Compushare. The firm says it has now raised $28M for development and distribution of its offerings. Zumbox said the funding will go towards operations, sales, marketing, and development of its techno (More info...)

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Athletes' Performance Gets $22.5M, In LA Hiring Push
Athletes' Performance, which maintains major technology operations in Los Angeles, said this morning that it has raised $22.5M for its performance training, nutrition, and physical therapy services for athletes, the military, and corporations. The funding came from ABS Capital Partners. John Stobo of ABS joins the company's board as part of the funding round. Athletes' Performance is based in Phoenix, and also is backed by Polaris Venture Partners. The company says its center in Los Angeles on O (More info...)

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Broadcore Acquired By Masergy
Los Angeles-based Broadcore, which provides cloud communications services, such as hosted PBX, voice, SIP trunking, and other services, has been acquired by Masergy, the two firms said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Masergy is a Dallas, Texas provider of MPLS services.

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Los Angeles-based digital media and entertainment publisher BUZZMEDIA announced this morning that it has acquired venerable SPIN Media, the publisher of Spin Magazine, the 25 year old brand known for its coverage of music and culture. Financial terms of the buy were not announced by the companies. BUZZMEDIA, which is headed by Tyler Goldman, said the deal includes not just SPIN's print magazine, but also SPIN.com, the SPIN Play app for the iPad, and SPIN's events business. BUZZMEDIA said the buy (More info...)

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On-Ramp Wireless Gets Backing From Energy Technology Ventures
San Diego-based On-Ramp Wireless, the developer of wireless communications systems used to connect devices into the smart grid, has scored the backing of Energy Technology Ventures, the venture capital m which is a joint venture of GE, NRG Energy, and ConocoPhilips. According to Energy Technology Ventures and On-Ramp Wireless, the group invested in On-Ramp as part of that company's Series C funding round. Financial details of the funding were not disclosed. The two said that the investment will (More info...)

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Solarflare Raises $10.0M
Irvine-based Solarflare, the developer of 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, has raised $10.0M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Details on the fundraising have not been announced by the company. The regulatory filing indicates two investors participated in a debt funding with warrants, most likely a convertible debt round from existing investors. Solarflare's adapters are used for low latency applications such as big data, video editing, and financial applications.

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AnyMeeting Targets Network Marketing Firms
Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting, which provides free web conferencing and online meeting services, is announcing this morning that it is aiming at large "network marketing" firms with a new program. The company, which is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and Maverick Angels, said its new "Quick Start" program will provide those network marketers with a free, company-branded web conferencing tool, which can be made available to all of those firms' distributors at no cost. AnyMeet (More info...)

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LAVA Annual Meeting - July 10th - Register Today!
LAVA Annual Meeting. This 27th Annual Meeting of the Los Angeles Venture Association will be hosted by the LAVA Mobile SIG. Mobile has emerged as ubiquitous computing technology within the last year and is actively transforming, enhancing and disrupting existing business models as well as making entirely new business relationships viable and profitable. The program will include an annual report to the members; feature original research on mobile technology, business and economic trends by Ernst & Young; and, a panel session featuring local mobile start-up executives to report on the challenges and opportunities of starting mobile enabled devices, content, platforms and businesses. See http://www.lava.org/mc/community/eventdetails.do?eventId=339142&orgId=lav&recurringId=0

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