Friday, February 14, 2014
Networking for Capital with Len Lanzi - February 27th
SAM Preccelerator presents "Networking for Capital" with Len Lanzi, LAVA

Thursday, February 27, 2014

This session will focus on techniques and ways to network in the VC and
Angel Community. We will interact and share best practices on business
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Len Lanzi is Executive Director of LAVA, and has over 20 years of
non-profit organization management and fund development experience. In
his role, he works with the LAVA board of directors to direct the
strategic plan and organize educational and informational programs about the venture business environment in the greater Los Angeles region.

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Permira Completes $200M LegalZoom Buy
The deal by private equity firm Permira to acquire the majority stake in Glendale-based egalZoom is now complete, according to Permira. Permira said Friday afternoon that it successfully completed its acquisition of more than $200M of the outstanding equity of LegalZoom, giving it a majority stake of the legal document and services company. Permira said it is now LegalZoom's largest shareholder, and will apoint a majority of the company's board. Permira said that prior investors Institutional Ve (More info...)

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Jukin Media Names Essner President, COO
Los Angeles-based Jukin Media, a company which says it discovers, acquires, and distributes viral videos, has tapped technology veteran Lee Essner as the company's new President and Chief Operating Officer. Essner was previously the founder of AccessDNA, which he sold to Informed Medical Decisions a couple of years ago. He also was the COO of, and has been an advisor to PageWoo, FanAppz and Capsule, and also was EIR at Idealab. Jukin Media says it acquired rights to viral Inte (More info...)

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Rustic Canyon Backs UrbanSitter In New Funding
Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Rustic Canyon Partners is one of the return backers of online babysitting marketplace UrbanSitter, participating in UrbanSitter's new $15M Series B funding. UrbanSitter said the new funding round was led by DBL Investors, and also included Match Group, Aspect Ventures, Canaan Partners, First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures, in addition to Rustic Canyon Partners. Rustic Canyon was one of the first investors in UrbanSitter back in 2012. UrbanSitter is based (More info...)

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DogVacay Looks To Staff Up
Los Angeles-based online dog sitting marketplace DogVacay appears to be in growth mode, based on a recent notice the company sent out to its blog. According to DogVacay--which already has more than 50 employees--it is hiring customer service representatives for the startup, looking for technologically proficient dog lovers to help with its customer service team. DogVacay operates an online marketplace which helps connects dog owners with vetted dog sitters, offering up reviews of those sitters, (More info...)

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MicroPower Links With Access Control Systems Firm
San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies, the developer of wireless, solar-powered surveillance products, said this week that it has linked with access control systems developer Lenel Systems International. According to MicroPower, it has received factory certification for Lenel, which makes access control systems. Lenel is part of United Technologies Corp. MicroPower said its Helios surveillance products now directly interface with Lenel's access control systems. MicroPower's video surveillance (More info...)

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DevLab by AT&T: Speech API and In-App Messaging API Workshop - Feb 27
DevLab by AT&T: Los Angeles - Speech API and In-App Messaging API Workshop

February 27, 2014

604 Arizona Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Free one-day workshop on the AT&T Speech API and In-App Messaging API. Are you a mobile application developer with an interest in adding voice commands or text-to-voice translation to your app? Or sending text messages from inside your application? Join the AT&T Developer Program for a one-day workshop on the AT&T Speech API and AT&T In-App Messaging API, including SMS and MMS. This will be a day of learning and hands-on coding ("lab time"). Bring your laptops and leave with our APIs working from your own AT&T Developer Program account. The workshop will be taught by AT&T subject matter experts and AT&T Developer Program staff. This also is a great opportunity to network with AT&T and your fellow mobile developers. The event is free and lunch is provided. If you are an app developer working independently or with a company planning or already producing mobile applications then this is the event for you. Space is limited so register now. We look forward to meeting you!

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