Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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:

Rubicon Selected By Apple For iAd
Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project said Wednesday that it has been selected by Apple, to help power Apple's iAd mobile advertising product. Rubicon said the deal gives it access to over 250,000 mobile developers. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. It has been a busy week for Rubicon Project, which announced on Monday that it had acquired two companies--iSocket and Shiny Ads, in stock deals worth around a total of $30M. Rubicon Project's Josh Wexler said at the company's NewCo Los (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014(Full story) Names Technology VP
Santa Monica-based, which offers up branded prepaid cards linked to such brands as The Walking Dead, Star Trek, Sesame Street, and others, has named David Wolfe as the company's new Senior Vice President of Technology. said that Wolfe has previously served as Chief Product and Technology Officer at, and also has served at Brightwire,, Radio One,, aand Napster, where he was CTO. said that Wolfe will focus on new payments features and (More info...)

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Teledyne Completes Bolt Technology Acquisition
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said Tuesday afternoon that it has complted its acquisition of Bolt Technology Corporation. The deal was worth approximately $171M, or $22.00 per share in cash. Bolt is a supplier of marine seismic energy sources and replacement parts for offshore energy exploration, and also makes underwater cables and connectors, along with developing underwater remotely operated vehicles (Mini ROVs).

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Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M
Have a flat tire, locked yourself out of your car, or need a tow--but not a member of a roadside assistance service? Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk, which launched this morning, said that it has launched nationwide to help connect drivers with more than 20,000 tow and roadside assistance drivers nationwide. Honk said it offers up roadside services for prices as low as $49, 24 h (More info...)

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ventureLab Takes On Startup Incubation
Los Angeles-based ventureLab Growth Partners said Tuesday afternoon that it has launched a new "startup studio" to invest in and build early stage startups. The new startup studio is led by Mike Prasad. According to ventureLab, it will provide seed funding, along with product, marketing, and operational support to its companies. The company did not say how much funding it intends to provide to startups. ventureLab is currently targeting companies in the area of advertising technology, social/gam (More info...)

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Carbonics Raises $5.5M For RF Materials
Marina Del Rey-based Carbonics, a developer of carbon nanomaterials aimed at improving the power consumption and performance of wireless semiconductors, has raised $5.5M in a funding round. The funding came from TAQNIA international. Carbonics says its technology is based on research conducted at UCLA and USC. Carbonics says it is working on incorporating its carbon nanomaterials into semiconductor radio frequency (RF) components.
The company is led by Kos Galatsis.

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Tagg Rolls Out New Pet Wearable
San Diego-based Tagg, a developer of wearables for pets, said Tuesday that it has launched a new device, which provides ambient temperature sensing for pets, in addition to providing reports on a pet's activity levels and location. Tagg's wearables for pets use GPS and cell phone networks to provide real time tracking of a pet. Tagg is led by Scott Neuberger.

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Honor the socalTECH 50 On December 10th!
Join us on December 10th to help honor this year's socalTECH 50--and also
join the technology and digital industry's best holiday party of the year,
the Digital Family Reunion!

The SoCal tech scene continues to expand at an unprecedented rate. This
year, LA-based start-ups focused on branded content, apps, and big data,
and together raised more capital than any other city in the world after
Silicon Valley.

The demand for human capital continues to grow with more educational, job
force development and industry events supporting the expansion. There’s
plenty of reasons to celebrate the SoCal region. Please join us at the
Skirball Cultural Center on Wednesday, December 10!

Tickets are now available:


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Ecommerce: Latest Trends and Dynamics, November 19th, Beverly Hills
Join ACGLA for a complimentary evening event for corporate executives!

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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