Friday, June 21, 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!

Aviir Finds $10M In Financing For Heart Risk Testing
Irvine-based Aviir has raised $10M more as part of a financing round, as part of a third tranche of funding. The firm develops heart risk testing technology, to help prevent cardiovascular disease. The firm said the funding came from Partners & Partners, along with its current investor growth. The firm had launched its current round of funding in December of 2011. According to Aviir, the new funding comes due to meeting successful revenue milestones. Aviir said investors in the round also includ (More info...)

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Ayannah Raises New Funding
Ayannah, a provider of mobile payment and commerce services for unbanked consumers in emerging markets, has raised new funding, the company said Friday. The company, which has its U.S. headquarters in Laguna Hills, said the funding came from Siemer Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, as well as angels from the US, Russia, and the Philippines. Ayannah said that Eric Manlunas, a Managing Partner at Siemer Ventures, has joined the company's board with the funding. Ayannah is headed by Mikko Perez, and (More info...)

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How Dealstruck Is Using Crowdfunding To Power Loans For Small Businesses
Earlier this month, Dealstruck ( debuted a new, crowdfunding marketplace with an interesting twist. Instead of equity, the company is aimed at profiting profitable small businesses with business debt funding from investors, to help those businesses grow and get to the next level. The San Diego firm is headed by Ethan Senturia, who sat down with us to tell us how Dealstruck is trying to help build small businesses and jobs--and also tells us a bit about what it's like to come f (More info...)

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Silicon Beach's Hidden Advantage: More Talent?
There's been a perpetual complaint and worry in Southern California for years: how difficult it is to find good talent, particularly in engineering and software, for early stage startups. However, the word out of this week's Silicon Beach Fest--which kicked off Wednesday and runs through Saturday--is it's actually much down here than it is Silicon Valley. At least, that's the word from investors, executives, and service providers in the hallways at the event, on the panels, and at many of the ev (More info...)

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What's Trending Now Gets Funding For YouTube Channel
What's Trending Now, the popular YouTube channel hosted by Shira Lazar, has raised more than $1M in a funding round. The funding came from YouTube network operator Bedrocket Media Ventures. What's Trending Now is an online, live YouTube talk show focused on technology culture and news, which says it has more than 2 million views per month. Exact details of the investment were not announced. What's Trending Now is based in Los Angeles.

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MaxLinear In Design Win With STMicroelectronics
Carlsbad-based radio frequency semiconductor developer MaxLinear said Thursday that its products have been designed into a reference design from STMIcroelectronics. MaxLinear said it was chosen to be incorporate into a DVB-T2 set-top box design, aimed at the emerging free-to-air and hybrid terrestrial STB markets in Europe and Southeast Asia. DVB-T2 is a technology being used in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe to deploy digital television, as those countries switch off their analog television (More info...)

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TechCXO - New Los Angeles Office To Serve Technology Companies
TechCXO, a leading provider of C-Suite-level strategic and functional
consulting services for technology companies, has announced it is opening
a new office to serve Greater Los Angeles, including greater Santa
Barbara and Ventura Counties.

The firm has tapped veteran operational and financial expert Paul Meyer
to be the managing partner for TechCXO’s efforts here.Paul Meyer is an
experienced finance executive with a 25-year track record in senior
finance roles at start-up and Fortune 500 technology companies in
Southern California. For the past six years, he has run a successful CFO
consulting practice, focused on early stage to mid-market technology
companies in the greater Santa Barbara and Ventura County areas. Most
recently, he has been the CFO of Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc., an early
stage medical device company. He was also Interim General Manager of
their plastic consumables manufacturing business, BioMolded Products LLC.

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