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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recipients announced!
EY is pleased to announce the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipients in Greater Los Angeles. The award recipients were revealed at a black tie Awards Gala on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Featuring a keynote address by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and hosted by Emmy award-winning news anchor Christine Devine, the Gala was attended by
close to 700 of the region's elite business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Please visit the Greater LA website to see the list of award recipients
and find out more about their entrepreneurial stories:

Join us in congratulating these outstanding entrepreneurs on social media
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If you would like to nominate a deserving entrepreneur for the 2016 EY
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Visage Finds $2.15M In Seed Funding
Irvine-based Visage, which offers up a service aimed at online marketers to help create infographics, said this morning that it has raised $2.15M in a seed funding. The funding was led by Venture51, and also included K5 Ventures and Kima Ventures, along with angels Robin Pimentel and Dan Martell. The startup, led by Jason Lankow, says it can help marketers create data graphics in just three minutes, and save on what normally is a very high cost and long production time for professional designs.

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StackSocial Expands Into Health And Fitness
Los Angeles-based StackSocial, which offers up online technology sales and deals on software and other products, is in a major expansion, saying yesterday that it has launched a new Health & Fitness category. The new business line for StackSocial features health and fitness gadgets, like fitness bands, headphones, heart rate monitors, Bluetooth speakers, and more. StackSocial is backed by 500 Startups, Siemer Ventures, EchoVC Partners, Amplify LA, as well as angels Paige Craig, Tim Draper, Penny (More info...)

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Disney Cancels Tech Layoffs In Burbank

Disney/ABC Television, which had planned to replace about 35 information technology workers split between its New York and Burbank offices with imported H-1B workers from an outsourcer, has abruptly cancelled those plans. Disney had told its workers in May that it would be replacing them with workers--imported from India--from outsourcer Cognizant. It's unclear why Disney cancelled, the move, although the company has come under intense fire for replacing its employees with foreign, H-1B worker (More info...)

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Teledyne Names New Board Member
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said this morning that it has added Bob Malone, the Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Sonora Bancshares, to its board of directors. Malone was previously Executive Vice President of BP, and also had served as Chairman and President of BP America. Malone is currently also on the boards of Halliburton Company, Peabody Energy Corporation, First Sonora Bancshares, and INTERA Incorporate. Teledyne said the appointment brings i (More info...)

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KFx Medical Gets $35M From Patent Infringement Suit
San Diego-based KFx Medical said late Wednesday that it has received $35M in a payment, related to the company's patent infringement suite against Arthrex. The payment is related to a jury award which found that Arthrex had infringed upon a patent owned by KFx. That patent infringement lawsuit was filed in 2011, but only recently completed its journey through the legal system. KFx Medical is venture backed by Alloy Ventures, Charter Life Sciences, Arboretum Ventures, Montreux Equity Partners, an (More info...)

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