Thursday, June 20, 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!

Rubicon Project Targets Botnets
Online advertising exchange The Rubicon Project is ramping up its efforts to battle botnets and other non-human traffic for advertisers, saying Thursday that it has launched new tools and programs to protect its platform. Those botnets and others cause issues for advertisers, driving up their advertising costs with false clicks and impressions. Rubicon said its new tools include new detection algorithms to find abnormal traffic patterns, and proactively terminating publishers who are benefiting (More info...)

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Honey Debuts Automatic Coupon Finding Software On Firefox
Honey, the developer of the automatic, coupon- and deal-finding plugin for Google Chrome, said Thursday that it has extended its browser plug-in to the Mozilla Firefox browser. Honey automatically finds coupons and applies them to your shopping cart when you're surfing the Internet, in order to let users get the most savings when buying online--automatically. Honey is based in Pasadena.

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Fullscreen, FishBowl Tie On America's Funniest Home Videos
Two local, next generation media companies--Youtube network Fullscreen, and production studio FishBowl Worldwide Media--said today that they've linked up in a deal to bring the America's Funniest Home Videos (AFV) brand to YouTube. The two said that they are in a multi-year, strategic deal where FishBowl will oversee the YouTube channel for AFV. The companies said the move will help create a younger demographic to the AFV brand and keep the brand fresh for a new generation of fans.

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BitAngels Gets Quick Start, Funds First Deal

BitAngels, the brand new angel investment group co-founded by Michael Terpin, has just made its first investment--and is gearing up for more, the firm said Thursday. BitAngels said it just invested $100,000 into BlueSeed, a firm incubating international companies in the Bitcoin area who specifically are not subject to regulation by the United States. BitAngels said four of its members invested $25,000 each in BlueSeed. BitAngels also said it now has more than 120 angels signed up to participat (More info...)

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Timing Is Everything With MakerBot Buy
In a demonstration that timing is everything, the huge, $604M acquisition of 3D printing maker MakerBot Wednesday probably has those who were involved in Southern California 3D printing startup Desktop Factory shaking their heads. MakerBot was developing low cost, 3-D printers for hobbyists to create their own, 3D printed objects--precisely the market that Desktop Factory had been pursuing. However, Desktop Factory had pioneered 3D printing way back in 2007, before the recent obsession and craze (More info...)

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Banyan Biomarkers Gets $6M For Detecting Traumatic Brain Injury
Carlsbad, California- and Alachua, Florida-based Banyan Biomarkers has raised $6M in a Series A funding, to go towards development of a diagnostic test for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Source of the funding was not disclosed. Banyan Biomarkers said it is developing a blood test which can be used to diagnose traumatic brain injury in patients. The firm said it is currently in the midst of a 2,000 patient, clinical trail funded via a $26.3M contract with the United States Department of Defense. B (More info...)

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Sonos Ties Into Hype Machine
Sonos, the developer of the user-friendly, multi-room music systems and related software, said this week that it has tied into Hype Machine, a music discovery tool which searches through music blogs to identify the trending songs and artists people are talking about. According to Sonos, users can access their Hype Machine account and play tracks, by linking into the Sonos Labs section on the Sonos controller. Details of the deal between the companies were not announced.

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Clearlake Capital Buys Electronic Data Discovery Firm
Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital said this morning that it has acquired Inventus, a provider of electronic data discovery for global law firms. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Inventus is based in Chicago. Inventus will remain headquartered in Chicago, led by current CEO Trevor Campion. Clearlake said its investment group also included Cera Group, a private investment firm based in New York.

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Ceres Names New Board Member
Thousand Oaks-based Ceres, which develops agricultural biotech for the energy crop market, announced today that it has named Daniel Glat to its board of directors. Glat comes from Glat & Associates, an agribusiness consultancy in Brazil, and also has served at Pioneer Hi-Bred International/Dupont. Glat replaces Douglas Suttles, who the firm said is stepping down from the board. Ceres is developing strains of sweet sorghum, high-biomass sorghum, switchgrass and miscanthus specifically tailored fo (More info...)

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Kurion Names New CEO
Irvine-based nuclear waste remediation technology developer Kurion has named a new CEO. Kurion said this morning that it has appointed William "Bill" Gallo as its CEO, with current CEO Ralph DiSibio remaining as Executive Chairman. Gallo had joined Kurion in March as its Chief Operating Officer, having previously served at AREVA Solar. Gallo is based in San Jose. Kurion develops nuclear and hazardous waste management technology.

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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.

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

Silicon Beach Fest is LAs 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.

Register today!

- July 30th at ROC in Santa Monica

This class is for:
1. People who've started a business and need help COMMUNICATING THEIR
STORY. and 2. Entrepreneurs who have an IDEA FOR A BUSINESS, but just don't know what to do next.

The course will focus on helping Entrepreneurs build a pitch deck. There
are amazing ROCKSTAR speakers, mentors, and business experts like Paula
Abdul (Celebrity Entrepreneur), Brian Lee (Founder of Shoe-dazzle,
Legal-zoom, Honest Company), Nolan Bushnell (Founder- Chuck E. Cheese,
Atari) & Mark Victor Hansen (Creator of Chicken Soup For The Soup)
participating in the event. Additionally, you will meet Angels, VC's,
Private Equity, Accelerators, and funding sources for your idea or

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