Thursday, June 26, 2014
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Boingo Wireless Links With IndyCar Racing Team
Los Angeles-based Wi-Fi and wireless infrastructure provider Boingo Wireless said today that it has linked up with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, the IndyCar racing team co-owned by late night talk show host David Letterman, as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series. As part of the deal, Boingo Wireless said it will start offering up a 20 percent discount to Army National Guard members who sign up for Boingo's Wi-Fi access plans. The Army National Guard is also a sponsor of Rahal Letterman Lanigan. (More info...)

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Tastemade Gets $25M For Foodie Videos
Santa Monica-based Tastemade, a publisher of food focused, video content led by Larry Fitzgibbon, said this morning that it has raised $25M in a Series C funding round. The funding was led by Scripps Networks Interactive, and also included Liberty Media, Redpoint Ventures, Raine Ventures and Comcast Ventures. Tastmade provides online videos of food and related apps. In a related move, Tastemade said it would be launching its Android App coming up later this month, starting with Samsung devices. (More info...)

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GoPro Prices IPO, To Trade Today
Action sports camera maker GoPro priced its IPO at $24.00 per share, and will start trading today on the NASDAQ Global Market as GPRO. The company--although based in San Mateo--has a number of Southern California ties, including founder Nicholas Woodman, who founded the company at UC San Diego, operations in San Diego (thanks to the acquisition of Cineform), and investors via Steamboat Ventures (the venture arm of Walt Disney). The IPO raises around $427M for the company, and values the company (More info...)

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TheBouqs Raises $6M For Direct-From-Farm Flower Delivery
Venice, California-based online flower delivery service TheBouqs said this morning that it has raised $6M in a Series A financing, to go towards expansion of its team, delivery outside the US, and scaling of its technology and infrastructure. The funding was led by Azure Capital Partners, and also included KEC Ventures, Quest Venture Partners, SG-VC, and Siemer Ventures. The startup--led by John Tabis--has its own network of flower farms, which ship directly to consumers. The company lets users (More info...)

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Fitwall Finds Funding For Tech Driven Fitness
Newport Beach-based Fitwall, a fitness center operator which focuses on using technology like Bluetooth heart rate monitors and iPads to improve fitness, said this morning that it has raised additional funding for the company. The amount of funding was not announced. Fitwall said the investment was led by angel investor Jake Silverstein, who is the founder of investment company E'lir Capital. Silverstein joins the company's board with the funding. Fitwall's exercise centers revolve around a ladd (More info...)

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Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Debuts In IPO
Rancho Cucamonga-based Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceuticals company focused on generic and proprietary injectable and inhalable drugs, priced its IPO Wednesday at $7 per share. The company is selling 8 million shares of its stock. The offering raises $56M for the company, which is now trading on the NASDAQ as AMPH. The company closed up 25 percent in its first day of trading on Wednesday, at $8.75 per share. The IPO was underwritten by Jeffries, BMO Capital Markets, Piper Jaffr (More info...)

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How To Find Growth Capital – ACG 101 Panel July 9th - Westlake Village
If your company is on the fast track, you need money – capital – to fuel
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Location: Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA.

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Los Angeles Venture Association 30th Anniversary - July 15th
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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Expands Santa Monica Office
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, Southern California’s leading business law firm, has announced the expansion of its Santa Monica office at 1453 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA. This office is located on the corner of Third Street Promenade and Broadway Boulevard. The growth of the Firm and its Preccelerator Program has provided the opportunity for this expansion. The new office opening makes an inspiring statement about the support and involvement that Stubbs Alderton will continue to contribute to the Silicon Beach marketplace. - See more at:

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