Friday, October 4, 2013
Tradesparq Sets Up Shop In SoCal
Chinese global trading site Tradesparq, a Shanghai-based company helping to enable trade with Chinese manufacturers, is setting up shop in Southern California, according to co-founder Michael Kleist. The startup--which is looking to enable trade between Chinese companies and international partners--said the company has started to establish operations here, to help it in its outreach in the U.S. market. Tradesparq's website uses social information to help qualify and vet Chinese manufacturers, an (More info...)

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Adomic Scores Siemer WaveMaker Prize, $160,000
Santa Monica-based online advertising analytics firm Adomic has scored the top prize--and $160,000 in cash plus services--as part of the annual Siemer Silicon Beach Summit awards. Adomic, which is headed by Gabe Gottlieb, was one of dozens of companies that presented to investors at the private investment pitch event in Santa Monica Wednesday and Thursday. Other awardees at the event included Ringadoc (Cloud services), Adomic (Advertising), Retention Science (Data), Circa (Social Media), Daily L (More info...)

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Santa Monica-based auto information site is extending its outreach to third party software developers, and is offering up affiliate payments of five dollars per new car lead generated by its API partners, the company said this week. According to, web and mobile developers who use's API will receive the payments for every new car lead generated via its APIs, which it says is one of the highest commission rates in the automotive category. is making i (More info...)

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Culver City-based SOFIE BIOSCIENCES, a developer of imaging diagnostics products, reported earlier this week that it has received $1.8M in a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. The company said the grant will go towards the development of a chip for synthesis of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) probes for neurobiology applications. Sofie Biosciences's technology is being applied to the research of the brain and its diseases. The company is working with a researcher at UCLA on the (More info...)

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Triton Digital Debuts New Audio Tool
Los Angeles-based Triton Digital, a provider of audio advertising and streaming technology to music streaming and online radio services, has launched a new product, aimed at helping audio publishers create targeted, niche digital audio stations. According to Triton Digital, its new Side Channels tools helps publishers create up to 10 niche, digital only channels to help provide targeted programming to its listeners. The new product includes a multi-platform media player, library management, and (More info...)

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Evolus Acquired By Strathspey Crown
Santa Barbara-based Evolus, a company producing clinical neurotoxins, has been acquired by private equity investor Strathspey Crown. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Evolus had been partnered with Korean pharmaceuticals company Daewoong Pharmaceutical to manage clinical tests and regulatory approvals of Daewoong's Botulinum toxin Type A neurotoxin in the United States. The toxin is used widely in cosmetic surgery. According to Strathspey Crown, its subsidiary, ALPHAEON Co (More info...)

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