Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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.

Information and registration is at http://www.ACG101.org
Use the promo code "socaltech" for a $20 discount from the non-member rate.

Speakers include Chris Lewis, co-founder of the private equity firm
Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners; Hunter Stropp, co-president of
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.

info@acg101.org or 805-285-0756.

Qualcomm Makes Strategic Investment In RetailNext
San Diego-based Qualcomm has put its weight behind a developer of software used for Big Data analysis of physical retailers, in a strategic funding. RetailNext, which develops software used by retailers to apply Big Data to the information being generated at physical stores, said Qualcomm led a strategic investment in the company, via both Qualcomm Incorporate and Qualcomm Ventures. Tyco and American Express also made strategic investments in RetailNext. RetailNext's venture backers, including N (More info...)

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MGID Moves Headquarters To Los Angeles
MGID, a provider of native advertising services and technology, said Tuesday that it is moving its U.S. headquarters to Los Angeles, to be closer to its sports, entertainment and lifestyle clients. The native advertising company--which helps place native ads on publisher web sites--was previously headquartered in New York. The company says it has more than 3,000 publishers using its services, and generates around 90 million unique monthly visitors through its service.

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Donuts Rolls Out 29 New Domains In July
Donuts, the domain name registry company which has an office and operations here in Southern California, said today that it is releasing 29 new generic, top-level domains (gTLDs) this month, the latest in a very large number of gTLDs run by the company. Donuts said the 29 new gTLDs will bring its total to 139 under management. Donuts--which has many ties to local domain name companies, as well as many execs from Demand Media--is based in Washington State. The company reports that it has so far s (More info...)

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LegalZoom Names Marketing Chief
Glendale-based LegalZoom has appointed a new head of marketing, the company said this morning. LegalZoom said it has appointed Laura Goldberg as Chief Marketing Officer, to lead overall strategy and direction of the company, and lead the company's marketing and product teams. Goldberg was most recently COO of GOOD Worldwide, and also has served at ScoreBig, NFL Online, and Napster/pressplay. LegalZoom is backed by private equity investor Permira Funds.

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Ceres Licenses Software To Bayer CropScience
Thousand Oaks-based agricultural biotechnology developer Ceres said today that it has licensed its Persephone genome visualization application to Bayer CropScience. Financial impact of the deal were not announced. Ceres said the deal includes a multi-year, software license and collaboration agreement and professional services and support. The Ceres software tool is used for sifting through genetic data, to help search for data and make cross references. Ceres apparently developed the tool origin (More info...)

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Qualcomm Deploys VoLTE In Japan
San Diego-based Qualcomm reported this morning that it has launched its first, large scale commercial VoLTE deployment, in Japan. Qualcomm said it launched a VoLTE solution for NTT DOCOMO based on its Snapdragon 800 processor. Qualcomm says the VoLTE launch supports higher quality voice calls, faster voice connections, and simultaneous voice and data rates of up to 150 Mbps.

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Saban Brands Sets VP Digital
Los Angeles-based Saban Brands, which manages such brands as Power Rangers, Paul Frank, Macbeth, Julius Jr., Popples and Emojiville, said today that it has named Kendall Doty as its new Vice President of Digital. Doty will lead Saban Brands' digital products and services, including online, mobile, games, apps, e-commerce, and social media efforts. Doty was most recently at Hub Network, and also had been at CBS and GoldPocket Ineractive. At Hub Network, Doty had worked on iOS apps and responsive (More info...)

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Western Digital Bolsters Board
Irvine-based storage device maker Western Digital said Monday that it has named Paula A. Price to its board of directors. Price is senior lecturer at Harvard Business School in the Accounting and Management, and was most recently EVP and CFO of Ahold USA. Price also sites on the boards of Accenture, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Financial Guaranty Insurance Company. Price has also served at CVS Caremark and JPMorgan Chase, among other positions.

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Marketing Bootcamp for Startups with Peter Mansfield - July 10th
Join Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
for this exclusive event!

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.


Apply Today For NewCo's Inside-Out Conference
NewCo is the "inside out" conference model where attendees use the working city as the event space, and companies open their doors to welcome the community into their offices for a one­ hour tour, conversation, or informational session.

"NewCos" are companies that truly standout for their approach to business: NewCos are on a mission to effect real change in their chosen market, and they are leaders in creating workplaces that redefine traditional approaches to work.

We are looking for smart, innovative companies to apply to join Google, Rickshaw Bags, IFTTT, Bloomberg West, Lit Motors, Instructables, Everlane, PUBLIC Bikes, Code for America, Hightail and many others.

NewCo is expanding to Los Angeles soon. If you are a part of a company that should be one of the Host Companies in 2014, please apply today!


Los Angeles Venture Association 30th Anniversary - July 15th
Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Venture Association!

30 years; 500+ events; 1000s of speakers/panelists; dozens of presentations from industry and technology leaders including: 3 presidential candidates, future mayors of LA and San Francisco, a future CA governor, a NFL Rookie of the year, a future athletic director, regulators, press and community leaders; and, of course, attended by 10,000s of entrepreneurs, financiers, service providers and thought leaders who are the core of our entrepreneurial community.

July 15th, 7:00 AM at the Skirball Center

Register today at http://www.lava.org

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