Friday, June 5, 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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I Went On Vacation And All I Got Was This SpaceX Rocket
Tired of going on vacation and just bringing home yet more tourist tchockes and T-shirts? Well, one American vacationer visiting the Bahamas got more than he bargained for, when he ran across the wreckage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, washed up on the beach. According to, Kevin Eichelberger found the wreckage off the coast of their beach house on Friday--complete with two GoPro cameras. The wreckage apparently was from the failed platform landing of the SpaceX booster rocket in April. (More info...)

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Ninja Metrics Aims At $5M Round
Los Angeles-based game analytics software developer Ninja Metrics has raised $2.8M of an ongoing, $5M funding round, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing this week. The startup, led by Dmitri Williams, and helps mobile, online, and social game developers better monetize their properties. The round is being led by 37 Ventures. The company's other backers include the Harvard Business School Angels and Tech Coast Angels.

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Sky Dayton Backed Diffbot Gets More Funding
Diffbot, the developer of artificial intelligence, visual recognition, and natural language processing software for interpreting web pages which is backed by Sky Dayton, has scored $500,000 more in funding, the company said this week. The funding--a continuation of the firm's seed funding--came from Bloomberg Beta. Diffbot's AI software allows developers to tap into an application programming interface (API), to better parse and understand the content on a web page as structured objects, rather (More info...)

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Spread Effect Acquired By Adduco Media
San Diego-based content marketing provider Spread Effect has been acquired by fellow performance marketing and outreach company Adduco Media, the two said this week. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the two companies. Adduco is based in Utah. Spread Effect is led by Ryan Sandberg. The companies said they will continue to operate independently, and that Spread Effect will remain in San Diego.

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Reports: Lumedyne Technologies Acquired By Google
San Diego-based Lumedyne Technologies, a developer of MEMs-based, inertial direction sensors, has quietly been acquired by Google, according to multiple reports. The deal reportedly happened in November, and was worth $85M. Neither Google nor Lumedyne Technologies have announced or acknowledged the deal. Lumedyne's sensors are being used for very fine tracking of direction changes, using a method called Time Domain Switched (TDS) sensing. The company had been aiming that technique at indoor cell (More info...)

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Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles
New York-based mobile ad platform developer Jun Group is expanding in both Orange County and Los Angeles, saying it is looking to tap into a hotbed of engineering talent in Orange County. The company, which focuses on native, brand-safe video ad placements, serves such clients as Chevrolet, McDonald's, Purina, Microsoft, and others. The company said it will open up a new Orange County office focused on software development, led by Jeremy Ellison, and also including a number of developers. The co (More info...)

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Kareo Integrates With DoctorBase
Irvine-based Kareo, the developer of cloud-based, medical practice management software led by Dan Rodrigues, said Thursday that it has integrated its software with its newly acquired product, DoctorBase. Kareo acquired DoctorBase, a developer of practice marketing and patient engagement software in March. The addition of DoctorBase adds online scheduling, appointment reminders, and other tools to Kareo's existing medical billing and practice management features.

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Quality Systems CEO Retires
Irvine-based Quality Systems, Inc. said late Thursday that its President and CEO, Steven T. Plochocki, is retiring, and will be replaced by Rusty Frantz. Plochocki, who is 63, has been at the company since 2004. Frantz joins the company from CareFusion, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager of that company's Global Dispensing Division. He also previously was CTO and co-founder of OutPurchase, and served at Omnicell. Quality Systems develops practice management, elect (More info...)

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Interlink Electronics Names New CFO
Westlake Village-based Interlink Electronics announced late Thursday that it has named Ms. Tracy Kern as the company's new Chief Financial Offier. Kern was most recently Corporate Controller at Vitesse Semiconductor, and also served as CFO of Chad Therapeutics, and was also at KPMG. The company said that Kern will help the company in its stock relisting efforts. Interlink Electronics is a developer of force sensing, user interface, and other related electronics areas.

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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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