Monday, June 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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DogVacay Names COO, Bolsters Board
Santa Monica-based online pet sitting marketplace DogVacay said Monday that it has named Deborah Sharkey as the company's n ew Chief Operating Officer. Sharkey was most recently VP of Local Marketplaces at eBay, where she had spent more than a decade. The company also said it has added Jason Finger and Bob Antin to its board; Finger is at Oxygen Capital, and Antin is the Chairman and CEO of pet health care services provider VCA. DogVacay operates an online service and marketplace, which connects (More info...)

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Ixia Finds New Chief Marketing Officer
Calabasas-based network testing equipment and software developer Ixia has appointed a new Chief Marketing Officer today, saying that it has named Marie Hattar to the position. Hattar was previously Chief Marketing Officer at Check Point Software, and also served at Cisco in a number of executive positions, with a total of over 20 years of experience in the security and networking industry. Hattar reports to CEO Bethany Mayer.

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RadPad Names Activision Vet As Marketing VP
Los Angeles-based apartment search startup RadPad> said today that it has hired on Activision veteran Mike Pelletier as its first Vice President of Marketing, the company said this morninng. Pelletier had previously been head of Activision's Call of Duty franchise, and also had been at Dell. He was last in charge of marketing Call of Duty Advanced Warfare at Activision. RadPad just raised $9M in a funding round in April, from Altpoint Ventures and Goldcrest Investments. The company's website hel (More info...)

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Looklist Raises $174,000 For Fashion Site
Los Angeles-based Looklist, an online site which lets users browse curated fashion and hairstyle photos, disclosed today that it has raised $174,000 in a seed funding round. The funding came via AngelList, led by investor Foundry Group, via its FGAngel syndicate. Looklist, led by Shaz Sedighzadeh, provides a Pinterest-like site which can be browsed to see different fashions and hair styles, and also links to e-commerce site featuring those fashions.

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Avalon Ventures Launches Trio Of Life Science Startups
San Diego-based Avalon Ventures said this morning that it has launched and funded three, new companies as part of its deal with GSK. Avalon Venturs said that Adrenergics, CadheRx Therapeutics, and Calporta Therapeutics have all received $10M in Series A funding, and will receive R&D support from Avalon Ventures and GSK. All three companies are based in San Diego, and will be colocated at COI Pharmaceuticals. Avalon and GSK have a deal to fund and launch up to 10, early-stage life sciences compan (More info...)

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Glaukos Sets IPO Pricing Range, Launches IPO
Laguna Hills-based Glaukos Corporation, which is developing medical devices for treating glaucoma, said this morning that it has formally launched its IPO, and is now looking to sell 5,358,000 shares of its common stock at between $13.00 and $15.00 per share. Glaukos said it has applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange as GKOS. Glaukos had filed for its IPO in May, but by setting a pricing range, is one step closer to the market. The IPO is being underwritten by J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill L (More info...)

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Los Angeles-based online real estate funding marketplace said Friday that it has copelted an equity capital raise for a multi-tenant medical office building in Texas. Size of the transaction was not announced. RealtyMogul, which is led by Jilliene Helman, operates a peer-to-peer, crowdfunded marketplace which helps real estate developer raise funding from accredited investors.

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WeMo, OSRAM SYLVANIA Launch Connected LED Lighting
Playa Vista-based WeMo, the home automation brand of Belkin, launched a new set of connected, LED lighting products with OSRAM SYLVANIA this morning, including a set of color changing LED lights. According to the two companies, the new lighting starter sets all include Wemo's ZigBee-to-Wi-Fi bridge, allowing those LED lights to be controlled by a smartphone or computer. The new products include a color changing, outdoor lighting product called the Gardenspot Mini RGB Starter Set; the WebMo + OSR (More info...)

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Warner Rolls Out LEGO Jurassic World
Burbank-based videogame developer Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has rolled out a new videogame Friday, based on the new Jurassic World film. Warner said that, along with TT Games it rolled out LEGO Jurassic World for Playstaiton 4, Playstation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS, and Windows PC. The videogame notably lets users play the game as a dinosaur, instead of the usual LEGO people, and also includes features based on the entire series of Jurass (More info...)

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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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