Friday, May 15, 2015
Finalists Announced! EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015
Buy your tickets now to see who will take home top honors at this year’s
Greater Los Angeles Awards Gala on June 16, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton

Recognized globally in 145 cities and 60 countries, the EY Entrepreneur
Of The Year Awards honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire
others with their vision, leadership and achievement. These business
leaders were selected by an independent panel of judges.

Collectively, these 24 finalist companies employ close to 17,000 people.
On average, they have increased their workforce by more than 63% and have
grown their revenues by 81% over the last two years.

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NantWorks To Acquire Cynviloq From Sorrento For Up To $1.3 Billion
Los Angeles-based NantPharma, one of the family of companies founded by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as part of his NantWorks effort, is paying up to $1.3 billion for the rights to Cynviloq, a product owned by San Diego's Sorrento Therapeutics, the two said Friday. Sorrento said that NantWorks will provide $90M in an up-front payment, and up to $1.2 billion in milestone payments for the rights to Cynviloq. The compound is being used to treat cancer as part of chemotherapy. Interestingly enough, Cynvi (More info...)

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Drizly Expands On-Demand Beer, Wine To Orange County
Drizly, a provider of on-demand delivery of beer, wine and liquor ("Uber for beer"), said Thursday that it has expanded its services to Southern California, starting with Orange County. Drizly said it will deliver a selection of beer, wine and liquor to your doorstep in less than an hour, via both a mobile app or through a web browser. Drizly said it is initially launching coverage on the Balboa Peninsula, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach and Newport Coast. Dr (More info...)

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SHIFT Acquired By Brand Networks For $50M
Los Angeles-based SHIFT, the social advertising startup led by James Borow, has been acquired by Boston-based Brand Networks, in a deal worth $50M. According to Brand Networks, it paid $50M in cash and stock for SHIFT, and will appoint Borow as Chief Product Officer. Shift was venture backed by Baroda Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, DN Capital, Double M Partners, Founder Collective, Lerer Media Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, and Thrive Capital. The company had raised around $20M in funding.

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Linksys Rolls Out Wi-Fi Range Extender
Irvine-based Linksys has rolled out another Wi-Fi range extender on Thursday, saying its new device will allow users to boost their Wi-Fi signal to coverage by up to 10,000 square feet. Linksys said its new, Linksys AC1200 Amplify Wi-Fi Range Extender includes a built-in power output, and automatically detects and amplifies a router's Wi-Fi signal into such areas as remote areas of a home, basement, or backyard. Linksys said the router retails for $119.99. Belkin--which is the parent firm of Lin (More info...)

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OneRoof Energy Ties With Geostellar
San Diego-based solar energy provider OneRoof Energy said Thursday that it has tied with online solar marketplace Geostellar, and added Geostellar as a sales affiliate. OneRoof Energy said that Geostellar is known for providing solar power systems to employee benefit groups for companies such as 3M, Cisco Systems, and Kimberly-Clark. Geostellar offers up its marketplace in Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.

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KeyInfo, Wilcon:Fiber Ring Connectivity For LA and Ventura County
Key Information Systems, Inc. (KeyInfo), a leading cloud and infrastructure provider offering integrated solutions to enterprises, has announced the launch of its dedicated fiber ring built in partnership with Wilcon, the premier West Coast provider of private fiber optic networks. The KeyInfo fiber ring brings high-speed, private connectivity to businesses in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Because of its characteristic high security, fiber is an ideal choice for industries with highly regulated or sensitive data requirements. Organizations in the healthcare, financial, retail and government verticals can depend on Wilcon’s absolute physical layer security to protect the data in transit.

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