Thursday, February 14, 2013
SAM Preccelerator CFO Bootcamp - February 21st
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CFO Bootcamp with Peter Trepp

Emerging growth businesses are running fast to achieve their goals. An experienced CFO, even on an interim-basis, can create enormous value including spearheading a capital raise, being a strategic executive partner, and serving as cash flow watchdog. Additionally, an experienced CFO wears many hats ensuring that key activities from hiring to lawyers to customers to investors are all properly managed.

February 21, 2013

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ArtKive Gets Vator People's Choice Award
The Kive Company, the Los Angeles startup which runs ArtKive, a service which helps parents take the artwork and schoolwork of their kids into the digital age, has scored the People's Choice Award at this week's Vator Splash SF. ArtKive was among a number of companies competing in Vator's pitch competition in San Francisco. At least one other local startup was recognized in the awards, Younity, the unified file storage service which was part of MuckerLab, was a finalist in the competition.

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YouMail Enhances Smart Greetings For Business

YouMail, the enhanced voicemail service which pioneered the idea of presenting customized greetings depending on who is calling you--for example, having a "Hi Mom" greeting if you Mom calls your voicemail, or "Hi Dad" if it's your Dad--has just one-upped the service, in an attempt to add features for businesses. Now, the firm said its "Smart Greetings" feature for businesses lets you use a caller's first and last name in a greeting.

According to YouMail, the new feature would allow a real (More info...)

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How Roambi Is Making Mobile Work For The Enterprise, with Quinton Alsbury

Mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad have completely revolutionized how consumers interact with the online world in the past few years. However, mobile devices have not only revolutionized the world of the consumer--they've also made inroads into the corporate market, changing how companies provide access to important information and data to their partners and employees. One of the first companies to see the potential for a mobile application specifically targeted at the enterprise was Roam (More info...)

posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013(Full story) Buys European Video Training Firm, the online learning and video instruction site based in Carpinteria, is putting some of its new funding to work, saying this morning that it has acquired video2brain, GmbH, a European online video training company, to help expand its services worldwide. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to the company, video2brain provides German-, French-, Spanish- and English-language courses covering many of the same categories as said that video2brain ha (More info...)

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Elcelyx Therapeutics Gets $20M
San Diego-based Elcelyx Therapeutics, a developer of treatments for weight management and obesity-related disorders, said this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series C funding round. The financing was led by GSM Fund LLC, and also included prior investors Morgenthaler Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Technology Partners. Elecelyx said the new funding brings its total raised to $43M. As part of the funding, Rick Barry, who manages GSM Fund LLC, has joined the company's board. (More info...)

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RealD Names Minard Hamilton As EVP
Los Angeles-based 3D movie projection technology developer RealD said this morning that it has named Minard Hamilton--the former CEO of Six Degree Games--as Executive Vice President, Mobile and Consumer. RealD said that Hamilton will be responsible for commercialization of RealD's technologies for consumer electronics applications. Hamilton was most recently CEO of Six Degree Games, and also had served at JAMDAT Mobile and ESPN.

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Where is Tech Going? SoCalERA Event February 27th
WHERE IS TECH GOING? Electronics Representatives Association Southern California Chapter. Where is the technology industry going in Southern California? What does it mean for us? Which industries and companies are growing, which are shrinking, what is the investment climate, and what does it all mean? Benjamin Kuo of will share his own observations on how the overall market will influence companies here, what that might mean for those in the electronics industry, and how to find and track what's happening in the technology world.

February 27, Hotel Angeleno in Westwood
4:00 Program, 6:00 Social time, 6:30 Dinner

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