Friday, July 11, 2014
TechCXO Los Angeles - Professional Services for Technology Companies
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ServiceNow Buys Neebula Systems In $100M Deal
ServiceNow, the developer of enterprise IT automation software which has a large chunk of its operations in San Diego, said earlier this week that it has agreed to acquire Neebula Systems. Neebula Systems develops software for automating the discovery, mapping, and monitoring of IT services. ServiceNow is paying approximately $100M in cash for Neebula, which was based in Israel. ServiceNow is led by Frank Slootman. ServiceNow now lists its headquarters in Santa Clara, but was started and had its (More info...)

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Slickdeals: How An LA Team Is Polishing Up A Diamond In The Rough
Los Angeles-based deal site Slickdeals (, an online deal site, has nine million, highly loyal users and a daily updated list of great, user-generated, deal listings. Now, a new, Los Angeles team--led by Josh Meyers--is tapping a team of experience LA technology vets to take what is a diamond in the rough, and polish it up, to bring the deal site to the next level. We caught up with Josh to learn more about the history of Slickdeals, and how he and his team got involved.

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FreedomPop In International Expansion
Los Angeles-based free mobile phone service provider FreedomPop, the startup backed by Mangrove Capital, DCM, and Atomico, has made its first international expansion, saying Thursday that it has linked with Dutch carrier KPN. FreedomPop said it is launching into a European test market in Belgium, and has plans to expand to the UK, Germany, France, Spain and the Pacific Rim over the next few months. FreedomPop offers up free--or more accurately, freemium--mobile phone service to users, letting th (More info...)

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INSTEON Expands In Latin America
Irvine-based INSTEON, a developer of home automation and control products, said today that it has expanded in Latin America. INSTEON said it has opened up new offices in Ecuador and Guatemala, which will feature its technology in a home and office showroom, and stock inventory in those local markets. INSTEON develops a range of home automation products, including smartphone controlled lighting, sensors, energy monitoring products, and much more.

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Safire Partners Executive Search
Safire Partners has completed 500+ retained executive searches since 2006 working with emerging businesses in Southern California. Please visit our website to see an updated list of our clients and searches completed at We are always interested in meeting new candidates and potential clients, so feel free to email our Managing Partner, Todd Gitlin at

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Stradling, Attorneys At Law (

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (“Stradling”) is a premier business law
firm with over 125 attorneys and 10 offices in the western US. The offices are: Newport Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, San Diego, San Francisco - SOMA, San Francisco - Financial District, Sacramento, Reno, Denver, Seattle. The Firm’s corporate, litigation and public law practices are well known for their expertise and depth. Stradling's clients include emerging and high growth public and private companies as well as private equity funds, venture capital groups and their respective portfolio companies. Widely recognized for its expertise, responsiveness and outstanding client service, the Firm's size, structure, and culture allow it to provide the highest quality representation while maintaining the responsiveness and relationships commonly associated with smaller firms.

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.

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
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To learn more about Key Information Systems, Inc. or KeyCloud, visit or contact Chris Ticknor at Key Information Systems, Inc.,
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