Friday, July 13, 2012
LAVA's Annual Venture Capital Panel - August 14th, Santa Monica
LAVA Special Event
LAVA's Annual Venture Capital Panel

Tuesday August 14, 2012
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Meet the top VCs who are investing in Southern California. Find out what they are looking to invest in. Find out what does it take to secure Venture Capital for your company. Learn about the hottest trends and the mistakes NOT to make.

Moderator: Jon Funk, Founder, Ocean Road Partners

Confirmed Panelists

Jim Andelman, Managing Partner, Rincon Venture Partners
David Caseras, Principal, Vicente Capital Partners


TeleSign Raises $29.0M
Los Angeles-based TeleSign, the provider of telephone-based, Internet fraud prevention and authentication services headed by tech vet Steve Jillings, has raised $29.0M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Thursday. No details on the funding have yet been announced by the company. Greg Goldfarb of Summit Partners has joined the company's board as part of the funding, according to the filing, with a total of four investors participating in the round. TeleSign's servic (More info...)

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SpaceX Makes Progress On Manned Spaceflight
Hawthorne-based SpaceX, the commercial spaceflight firm run by Elon Musk, said Thursday that it has completed a design review for a crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The company--which has been seeking to start delivering astronauts to space--said NASA review covered details on each phase of a potential, crewed mission, including crew living arrangements, weight and power requirements for its spacecraft, and more. "The successful conclusion of the concept baseline review places SpaceX ex (More info...)

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Active Network Launches Meeting Management Tools
San Diego-based Active Network said this week that it has launched a new tool aimed at meeting planners and travel managers. The firm said the tool helps those users choose destinations for business events, by recommending options based on historical airfare and room rates, carbon emissions, and other factors. Active Network explained that it has partnered with Carson Wagonlit Travel for the technology and database behind the new tool. The new tool is part of its StarCite SM platform. Pricing on (More info...)

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Kurion Opens Facility In Washington
Irvine-based nuclear and hazardous waste management technology firm Kurion said Thursday that it has started construction this week on a new facility in Richland, Washington. The firm said the facility will further develop and demonstrate its systems, which are used for vitrification of waste. Vitrification is the use of glass to isolate and encase nuclear and other hazardous materials. Kurion said it will be relocating its team from an existing lab in Rolla, Mo., where the company had operated (More info...)

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