Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Ecommerce: Latest Trends and Dynamics, November 19th, Beverly Hills
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Wednesday, November 19, 5:00PM Montage Beverly Hills

This world class panel, consisting of the leaders in eCommerce, will discuss the latest trends, valuation parameters, and developments in eCommerce.

Topics will include:
- Middlemarket opportunities
- Trends
- Industry landscape
- Opportunities in Los Angeles
- Valuation trends and key paramters
- M&A Outlook
- Capital sources and uses

Panel includes: David Weissman, Dermastore; John Suh, LegalZoom; Rick Smith, Crosscut Ventures; Brad Meadow, Yandy; Mark Douglas, Steelhouse. Moderated by Ivan Nikhoo, Siemre & Associates.

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FilmTrack Raises $10M, Acquires Dashbox
Los Angeles-based FilmTrack, a developer of contracts and rights management software for the media and entertainment industry, has raised $10M in a Series B funding, and also acquired Dashbox, a developer of cloud-based music asset and metadata management software. The funding came from Insight Venture Partners and Dave Goldberg, the founder of Dashbox. Goldberg also is the CEO of SurveyMonkey. Goldberg joins the company's board as part of the funding and acquisition. FilmTrack said the new fund (More info...)

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Belkin Opens New R&D Lab In Seattle
Los Angeles-based Belkin International, the computer accessories and products developer led by Chet Pipkin, said this morning that it has expanded its offices in Seattle, and created a new R&D lab called WeMo Labs. The company said the new, research and development team will focus on developing sensing and machine learning technologies for the Internet of Things market, and will also collaborate with the University of Washington on research. Belkin has long had an office in Seattle, since 2010, (More info...)

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textPlus Unveils New App, Nextplus
Marina Del Rey-based textPlus, the message app developer led by Scott Lahman, has unveiled a new app called Nextplus, aimed at ramping up adoption of the company's messaging tools. textPlus disclosed that the new app will offer up cloud phone features, a virtual phone number, text messaging features, GIF sharing, stickers, and more, as well as voice service, and better scalability than the existing textPlus application. The new app runs on iPhone and Android. The company's iOS app emphasizes the (More info...)

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Aggregage Gets $1M
El Segundo-based Aggregage, which develops software driven B2B websites and newsletters which aggregate blog and news postings for specific industries, has raised $1M in a convertible note, the company said today. Aggregage said the funding came from Andrew Goodenough, Accordance Ventures LP, AWV Partners LLC (Chris and Ted Ackerley), the Tech Coast Angels, John Suhler and other investors. The startup, which is led by Robert Flynn, said it will use the funding to launch new sites and grow its ad (More info...)

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Viddy To Shut Down On December 15th
Viddy, once the hottest company in Los Angeles, and which had been for awhile calling itself the "next Instagram"--is shutting down its namesake app, as of December 15th. According to a Viddy blog post, Viddy pulled its app from the App Store and Google Play yesterday, and is giving users until December 15th to export any of their videos from the service. Supernova, the team behind Viddy, said it is retiring its apps Viddy, Epic, and Clique to focus instead of developing products for parent comp (More info...)

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Activision Blizzard Results Better Than Expected Due To Destiny
The launch of its latest videogame franchise, Destiny, drove better than expected quarterly results over at Activision, pushing the company's GAAP revenues to $753M in its third quarter, the company announced late Tuesday. Those revenues were well above its prior estimates of $650M for the quarter. In a statement, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said those better-than-expected results came from its launch of Destiny, plus strong sales of its existing titles, including Diablo III: Reaper of (More info...)

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MaxLinear Completes Physpeed Buy
Carslbad-based a href="">MaxLinear, the developer of radio frequency and mixed signal integrated ircuits, reported late Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Physpeed Co., Ltd., which develops high speed physical layer interconnects. MaxLinear said it will pay approximately $11.0M in cash for Physpeed, plus up to $750,000 in earnout. MaxLinear also said it will offer up to $3.25M in cash or shares in retention and performance-based agreements with Physpeed's em (More info...)

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Arecont Vision Deploys In SpaceX Dragon
Los Angeles-based megapixel camera developer Arecont Vision reported that its cameras are being used on the SpaceX Dragon. The company said its high performance, megapixel cameras are being used to provide high quality images of the cargo for the International Space Station, as part of the deliveries of those items to the ISS. Arecont Vision said its cameras are being used in the non-pressurized cargo area of the SpaceX Dragon. Financial impact of the win was not announced. Arecont Vision said (More info...)

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Biolase Gets $35M In Private Placement
Irvine-based dental laser manufacturer Biolase reported Tuesday that it has raised $35M in a private placement. The publicly held company said the investment came from Jack W. Schuler, Oracle Partners, L.P. and other Oracle funds, three funds managed by Camber Capital Management, LLC, Eagle Growth Partners I and II, Birchview Capital L.P., Trellus Partners, as well as its directors, officers, and employees. The company said it would use the funds to fuel its growth and innovation efforts. Biolas (More info...)

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NewCo Festivals - Launches November 19th!
Join me in welcoming NewCo Festivals to the neighborhood! On November 19th
NewCo, the FREE “unconference” comes to Los Angeles after a successful
run in eight other cities across the globe. NewCo is part studio-tour, part
conference and turns the standard business conference format on its head
by taking it out of the hotel ballroom and INSIDE the headquarters of
LA’s most innovative companies.

NewCo Los Angeles is an opportunity to get in the doors of companies such
as EpoxyTV, ZEFR, Participant Media, Steelhouse, Science Inc, NOVICA,
GumGum and others. This free business festival provides a unique
experience and an intimate look at what these companies are up to, a peek
at their innovative creations and insight into how they are positioned
for success. If you participate, you'll meet and network with other
like-minded individuals and be exposed to the new and different ways of thinking. Registration is free. Check out the full list of participating companies and register to attend here:

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