Friday, July 20, 2012
Crowdfunding Presentation - July 23rd - College of the Canyons
Crowdfunding Presentation with Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Join us for an indepth presentation on Crowdfunding

When: Monday, July 23 at 3pm
Where: University Center at College of the Canyons
Price: Free (Sponsored by the SBDC)

This presentation will provide an update on the latest developments in crowdfunding, including:
The implications to crowdfunding from the JOBS Act
How small businesses can use crowdfunding to raise funds for their business
Some of the restrictions and potential advantages and pitfalls of crowdfunding

SBDC and Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP are pleased to announce that attorney Ryan Azlein will be our featured speaker.

Register online at: or call 661-362-5900 or email at

Warner Bros. TV In Deal With Amazon
Burbank-based Warner Bros. domestic Television Distribution, the arm of Warner Bros. which handles distribution to the domestic television marketplace, has inked a digital video license agreement with According to Amazon, the deal will bring a number of popular TV shows, including Fringe and The West Wing, to its Amazon Prime Instant Video service, as well as the Kindle Fire. Financial details of the licensing deal were not announced. Amazon has been slowly growing its catalog of tit (More info...)

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Q2 Venture Funding Drifts Downward In Southern California
The latest MoneyTree Survey, from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters, tabulated
$837.3M in funding during Q2 of 2012, down from Q1, and slightly below investments in Q2 of 2011. According to the report, which tracks venture capital activity nationwide, there were 89 deals in the quarter, the same as in Q1, but less than the 97 deals in the same quarter of last year.

The region saw the most investments in Los Angeles, with $329.0M in funding (More info...)

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