Thursday, February 20, 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
development and promoting your start-up.

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.

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP

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Sources: Active Network In Major Layoff
San Diego-based sports registration service Active Network has laid off over 100 people, according to sources near the company. Active Network has been contacted, but has not yet responded to queries about the layoff. No details on the layoff have been announced by the privately held company, and the company had not yet filed a notice with the state of California's WARN system on any impending cuts. The move might send some shudders through San Diego's high tech community, given that Active Netw (More info...)

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Cylance Gets $20M For Security Tools
Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer Cylance announced today that it has raised $20M in a Series B funding, which came from Blackstone, Khosla Ventures, Fairhaven Capital and un-named private investors. Cylance says it is developing endpoint protection software which uses "math-based" and artificial intelligence technology to detect and prevent security issues. Cylance is led by Stuart McClure, who was previously at McAfee/Foundstone. Cylance says it is applying artificial intelligence, (More info...)

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CrowdStrike Launches Endpoint Monitoring Application
Irvine-based CrowdStrike, the computer security firm led by security industry veteran George Kurtz, said today that it has launched a brand new application for endpoint activity monitoring. According to the company, it has launched the app to provide real-time forensics, automated protection, and visibility into endpoints. The company is tapping technology from Splunk for the app. Terms of the deal between Splunk and CrowdStrike were not disclosed. CrowdStrike develops tools aimed at enterprises (More info...)

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United Online Revenues Slip
Woodland Hills-based United Online reported its quarterly results for its fourth quarter on Wednesday, reporting that its revenues were $62.6M--a decrease of five percent from a year ago. The company--which recently split out its FTD operations--said it is now focused on returning the firm to growth, and expanding its products. United Online has been refshuffling its operations since last year, when it spun out FTD and swizzles its executive staff; the company has recently trying to ramp its Net (More info...)

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Payvia Becomes Outspoken, Focuses On Mobile Marketing
Los Angeles-based Payvia, which is backed by Silver Lake Sumeru, said today that it has rebranded the company and refocused the company on SMS and MMS marketing. The company also said it has launched a new product, aimed at video transcoding for clients on a wide range of mobile devices. OUtspoken said it is now focused on mobiel video and rich media messaging services, and is serving such clients as Charlotte Russe, Cox Media Group, Emmis Communications, Entravision, and Jack in the Box. The sh (More info...)

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textPlus Launches International Calling App
Marina Del Rey-based textPlus, the venture-backed developer of mobile texting and calling applications, said Wednesday that it has launched a brand new, international calling app called GlobePhone. According to the company--which is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Matrix Partners, Upfront Ventures and The Raine Group--the new mobile app offers up inexpensive international calling, specifically aimed at people in the US with family and friends outside the country, and for those trav (More info...)

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NearWoo Trumpets New Marketing Partners
Santa Monica-based NearWoo, the provider of mobile advertising software for local businesses, announced this morning that it has signed up twenty partners which it says provide advertising marketing and marketing services to small businesses. Nearwoo, whic his led by Jason Crilly, said those partners include GoGoIt, YDOP, Revenat Social, Follow Me Sticker, StoreFront Social, 3178 Agency, Hypewell, Velocity, YOTM, Top Spin, CAS Designs, Ask Joanne, Bashfoo, Bleapp, E Accountable, Digital Inbound, (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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Win a VIP Tour of LA's Leading Tech Companies - NastyGal, YouTube, FullScreen, Honest Co.
Inside access. SoCalTech and General Assembly are giving 10 lucky winners the opportunity to go behind the scenes at some of the top tech companies in Los Angeles and learn from the best in the industry. The prize package includes:

Personal tours and Meet & Greet with the technical leaders of Youtube Space LA, Fullscreen, NastyGal, and The Honest Company. Breakfast with Sam Teller, Founder and Managing Director of Launchpad LA, and the General Assembly LA team. Transportation provided by Lyft $1000 in AWS credits to support your own entrepreneurial ideas.

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UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)
Part of the UK government’s commercial arm, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helps American companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK's dynamic economy, acknowledged as Europe's best place from which to succeed in global business. We also help UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. Our team in the United States works to promote UK-US trade and investment through our offices at the British Embassy in Washington as well as the British Consulates General in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

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Call for Applications Open for LA Tech Connect at SXSWi
LA Tech Connect, March 9, 2014, to Feature 20 Leading Companies Advancing
the Tech Community in Los Angeles

Top technology companies from all over Los Angeles are joining forces
during the largest convergence of tech of the year, at the third annual
LA Tech Connect event on March 9, 2014 from 12pm - 6pm. The event, a
follow up to last year's 'Silicon Beach Sunday Funday,' was created by LA-based communications firm, Radix Collective, to draw attention to the many tech enclaves that make up the bustling business ecosystem in Los Angeles.

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Key Information Systems
Key Information Systems, Inc. (KeyInfo) is a leading regional systems
integrator, with world-class compute, storage and networking solutions
and professional services for the most advanced software-defined data
centers. These competencies are tightly complimented by a full suite of
data center capabilities including private and hybrid cloud offerings,
connectivity services, colocation facilities and managed services.

To learn more about Key Information Systems, Inc. or KeyCloud, visit or contact Chris Ticknor at Key Information Systems, Inc.,
30077 Agoura Court, First Floor, Agoura Hills, CA 91301, USA, email or call 1.818.992.8950.

Early Stage Commercial Insurance - Pacific Unified Insurance Agency
We are a commercial insurance broker working with startup and early
stage technology and E-Commerce companies to implement cost effective
strategies for their insurance and risk management programs. We
provide guidance and strategic planning during various phases and also
advise regarding employee benefit structures to assist in employee
recruiting and retention. Coverage placements include D&O, Property,
Liability, Workers Comp, E&O, Cyber/Network Security and Employee
Benefit Programs.


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