Monday, June 30, 2014
Marketing Bootcamp for Startups with Peter Mansfield - July 10th
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Marketing Bootcamp for Startups with Peter Mansfield
Thursday, July 10th , 2014

**Food, Drinks & Networking Included!**

Great products and services don’t just deserve great marketing, they demand it! The 0 to 60 Marketing for Startups Bootcamp helps early stage companies cover the essentials in key areas including:
Building your brand
Setting up marketing processes
Boosting awareness and credibility
Lowering customer acquisition costs
Raising funding
Using real world examples, the bootcamp will equip entrepreneurs with practical tools and processes to build sustainable and targeted marketing programs.

Spreeify Launches New Mobile, Display Ad Product
Los Angeles-based Spreeify, the advertising technology company led by Ruben Dua, has launched a brand new product today, offering up cloud-based mobile and display advertising. According to Spreeify, the new technology helps maximize click through, conversion, and engagement on ads. The company said its new advertising technology looks at social referrals, retargeting and other technology optimize real-time bidding. Spreeify says its customers include JustFab, Gaiam, Papyrus, etnies, Journeys, (More info...)

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Qualcomm Backs MapR's Hadoop Technology
San Diego-based Qualcomm Ventures, the venture capital arm of Qualcomm, has put its funding behind MapR, the company behind the big data software framework called Hadoop. MapR said today that it has raised $110M in a giant funding round, which was led by Google Capital, and also included Qualcomm Ventures. Existing investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA and Redpoint Ventures, also participated. Hadoop is widely used for data mining, big data, and business intelligen (More info...)

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Cidara Therapeutics Gets $32M
San Diego-based Cidara Therapeutics, a new, startup biopharmaceuticals firm working on treatments for severe fungal infections, has raised $32M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by 5AM Ventures, Aisling Capital, Frazier Healthcare and InterWest Partners, as well as un-named institutional investors. According to the company, it is working on a long acting echinocandin antifungal drug which is being targeted at use in fighting severe fungal infections in immune compromised patients. The c (More info...)

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XCOR Aerospace Buys Space Expedition Corporation
Mojave-based space vehicle maker XCOR Aerospace has acquired Dutch company Space Expedition Corporation (SXC), which had been serving as a sales agent for XCOR's as-yet-to-be-launched space vehicles, the companies announced this morning. According to XCOR, SXC had been its general sales agent for XCOR Lynx flight sales. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed by the company, however, XCOR said the deal was an all-stock transaction. SXC was founded by Michiel Mol, who also is on the boar (More info...)

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Novatel Wireless Names Interim CFO
San Diego-based Novatel Wireless said late Friday that it has appointed an interim Chief Financial Officer, and is searching for a new, permanent CFO. Novatel said it has named Tom Allen, who was previously EVP, Chief Operating Officer, and CFO for Outdoor Channel Holdings, as its new CFO. Allen also was co-founder of ACME Communications, and has served at Virgin Interactive Entertainment and Fox Broadcasting Company. Novatel Wireless is a developer of wireless communications modules.

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Ranker Adds Executives
Los Angeles-based Ranker, which operates an online website for users to share their opinions and lists on countless topics, has hired on a number of new executives. According to the company, it has appointed Glenn Walker as Chief Strategy Officer at Ranker, and Stan Holt as Chief Revenue Officer. Walker is an investor and has been involved in such companies as Westpoint Integrated Technologies; Holt previously has been at Internet Brands, eHarmony,, and Neodata. Ranker is backed by D (More info...)

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Logicube Release Mass Hard Drive Wiper
Have lots of hard drives you need to wipe out? Chatsworth-based Logicube, which makes all kinds of hardware made for hard drive duplication and electronic forensics, said today that it has launched a new, 8-target hard drive wiper which wipes out eight hard drives at once. The company said it snew device, the ZX-Tower, handles SAS, SATA, USB, and IDE drives--along with other formats--and is aimed at companies and organizations which have to meet stringent HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. (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
its growth. Find out the different kinds of capital available to you, and
how you can access them, at the July 9th meeting of ACG 101.

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Speakers include Chris Lewis, co-founder of the private equity firm
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THL Credit; Bob Louk, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Charles Best, CFO of business software provider Blackline Systems. The moderator is David Bonrouhi, managing director of Calabasas Capital.

Location: Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA.

Contact: or 805-285-0756.

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Represents The Bouqs Company
SAM announced that it represented client, The Bouqs Company (, a premier cut-to-order online flower delivery service, in a $6 million Series A financing. Led by Azure Capital Partners and joined by KEC Ventures, funding will be used to accelerate growth initiatives including expanding the team, offering delivery outside the US, and scaling the company’s technology and infrastructure to keep pace with growing demand.

SAM attorneys Ryan Azlein and Gaurav Krishan served as counsel for The Bouqs Company for this transaction.

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