Friday, June 14, 2013
Technology Fast 500 — Call for nominations

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Deadline to submit: June 28, 2013

Submit your nomination for Deloitte's 2013 Technology Fast 500, a list of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in the United States and Canada based on percentage revenue growth from 2008 to 2012.

For more information, visit our Web site at or contact the Fast 500 team at

We look forward to your participation!

Cute Puppy Alert: DogVacay Uses Cute Dog Photos To Find Customers

It's almost always difficult to get people to share information about your startup to the world. However, DogVacay, the Santa Monica-based startup which offers up an online service to help connect dog owners with people to watch their pets, has a secret weapon -- cute dog and puppy photos.

Followers of the company's Facebook page, blog, and Twitter feed are familiar with the steady drumbeat of cute dog and puppy photos that the company is always sharing--and, might now be familiar with DogV (More info...)

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Greenwings Biomedical Launches Incubator
A new, Los Angeles startup incubator, Greenwings Biomedical, announced its launch Friday, saying that it will be the first incubator of biomedical ventures in Los Angeles. The new startup, headed by startup veteran Richard Koffler, said it will focus on biomedical devices and software. The incubator explained it will license intellectual property from universities and corporations, and partner with individual inventors for its companies, and is particularly interested in companies based on algor (More info...)

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Bixel Exchange Launches New Startup Center
Adding one more startup incubator/accelerator to the long list in Los Angeles, Bixel Exchange launched Thursday, to offer up mentoring and classes to local startups. The new center was created by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. According to the Bixel Exchange, the new technology center will provide mentors and advisors, informatoin and educaiton, and connections to the local community. The center will focus on adtech, mobile, digital and social media, gaming and clean tech.

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ZEFR Targets Brands With New Service, BrandID
Venice-based ZEFR has rolled out a new product today, BrandID, which it says will help brands identify their fans on YouTube, provide visibility into how those fans are responding and engaging, and provide data on a brand's competitors. The startup, which is led by Zach James, also said it has signed both P&G's COVERGIRL and Pantene as customers of its new, software-as-a-service product. Pricing on the new software offering was not announced.

BrandID is the latest evolution of ZEFR, which got (More info...)

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ClearLight Partners Sells Portfolio Firm
Newport Beach-based private equity firm ClearLight Partners said earlier this week that it has agreed to sell The Outsource Group, one of its portfolio companies, to Parallon Business Solutions, a subsidiary of HCA Holdings. Financial terms of the deal wre not disclosed. The OutSource Group was based in St. Louis, Missouri, and provides revenue cycle management services to hospitals and physicials. ClearLight said The Outsource Group had annual revenues in excess of $100M. ClearLight has been an (More info...)

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Conatus Pharmaceuticals Files For IPO
San Diego-based Conatus Pharmaceuticals, which is developing treatments for liver disease, has filed for an IPO, saying this morning that it is looking to raised $69.0M on the public markets. The firm said plans to trade on the NASDAQ Global Market as CNAT. The IPO is being underwritten by Stifel, Piper Jaffray, JMP Securities, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. The firm is venture backed by Aberdare Ventures, Advent Private Equity, Cooperative Gilde Healthcare, MPM Capital, AgeChem Venture Fund, R (More info...)

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SYSPRO Wins Manufacturer
Costa Mesa-based SYSPRO, which develops enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, reported a win yesterday with a manufacturer of precision machined plastic components. SYSPRO said that Precision Fluorocarbon, based in Tomball, Texas, has selected the firm's software to manage its ERP processes. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed, however, SYSPRO said it won the account over Epicor, Sage, Global Shop and Microsoft.

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Broadcom Debuts New Communications Processors
Irvine-based Broadcom debuted a new set of communications processors this week, aimed at use in hardware acceleration, virtualization, and deep packet inspection. BRoadcom said its new, multi-core communications processors, the XLP900 Series, is aimed at equipment manufacturers supporting high speed 4G LTE and LTE-Advanced services. Broadcom claimed the new communications processors are the world's highest performance, multi-core products available. Broadcom said it is now sampling the processor (More info...)

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Teledyne Promotes Execs
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies, the diversified electronics, digital imaging, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineering systems provider, said this week that it has made a number of executive promotions. The firm said that it has named Al Pichelli and Rex Geveden both as Executive Vice Presidents at the company. Pichelli is currently President and Chief Operating Officer at Teledyne's instrumentation and aerospace and defense electronics segments; Geveden is currently preside (More info...)

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SBIR Phase II Workshop - Los Angeles, June 20th, 2013
Every year the Federal Government invests over $2B in Small Business
Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer projects
through 11 Federal agencies. PortTech Los Angeles is offering a workshop
to assist applicants with the preparation of effective Phase II proposals. This workshop will provide applicants with the tools, techniques, plans and deliverables to meet the proposal requirements, create the Commercialization Plan and the best practices to maximize the chance of winning an award.

Who should attend:
Small innovative companies seeking government grants
University researchers commercializing technology
SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II teams
Technology based entrepreneurs

When: June 20, 2013, 9AM - 3PM
Where: PortTech Los Angeles Training Center, San Pedro, CA. 90731

Cost is $225 per individual, plus discounts for teams. Advanced
registration is required at: or by calling
310.519.1801. Only 20 seats are available for this workshop.

TechCXO - Announcing New LA Partner
TechCXO, a leading provider of C-Suite-level strategic and functional
consulting services for technology companies, is expanding its Los Angeles office with the addition of veteran operational and financial expert, Daniel A. Nannenga.

Daniel Nannenga has over a decade of senior finance and operations experience in digital media, aerospace, technology, startups, and manufacturing. Most recently, Daniel served as the founder/principal of his own CFO Consulting Firm, Xceed Business Solutions (formerly South Bay Management Consultants, LLC) in Los Angeles where he managed all financial and operational activities of $5M-$50M venture-backed business in Telecommunications, Biotech, Aerospace, Healthcare, Digital, Design and much more. In addition, Daniel served as the VP of Finance/COO for the world-renowned talent agency, Gersh, where he was responsible for the overall accounting, finance, and operations including internal controls, cash flow management, strategic placement and planning and revenue maximization.

View Daniel’s full bio at

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Don't Miss Silicon Beach Fest - June 19-22
Welcome to Silicon Beach Fest, June 2013!

Silicon Beach Fest is LA’s first festival celebrating LA tech, entertainment & startups with panels, keynotes, workshops, mixers, and more in Santa Monica on June 19-22, 2013. Head to the beach on the first weekend of summer to celebrate LA's digital innovators in tech, entertainment and startups!

Attendees and speakers include: Accelerator heads, start-ups, VCs, movie and music studio execs, agencies, fashion, content creators, artists, social media gurus, developers, designers, etc. from LA, Silicon Valley, OC, San Diego, New York, and international.

Silicon Beach Fest is created by Digital LA with 15 tracks organized by tech community leaders. Silicon Beach Fest panels take place primarily in Santa Monica at Cross Campus, ROC Santa Monica, and Santa Monica Place. Network at night parties on Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat night.

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