Friday, June 26, 2015
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
using #EOYGLA. You can follow the Greater Los Angeles program @EOY_GLA
and the national program @EY_EOY.

If you would like to nominate a deserving entrepreneur for the 2016 EY
Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program in Greater Los Angeles, please
contact Ashley Evans at or +1 213 240 7096.

Invoca Plans IPO, Hires New CEO
In the latest, Central Coast IPO move, Santa Barbara-based Invoca, a maker of call marketing automation tools, says it is prepping for an IPO in 2017, and has hired a new CEO with experience running two pubicly traded software companies. Invoca said it has named Mark Woodard, who led E2open through its IPO, and was also CEO of Serena Software, as its new CEO. Woodward also served at Legent Corporation, Mcafee, and Oracle. It's been a banner year for Central Coast IPOs and exits, with the high pr (More info...)

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Prevoty Launches New Products For Java, .NET
Los Angeles-based Prevoty, a developer of enterprise security tools, said Thursday that it has rolled out two new products, which plug into apps running on Java and .NET. Prevoty, which is venture backed by US Venture Partners, Plus Capital, MM Capital, Paige Craig, and others, developers cross-site scripting security tools to prevent security breaches in web apps. The startup said the new plug-ins can be added to Java and .NET applications without coding changes, and provide instrumentation for (More info...)

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iRise Partners With Tasktop
El Segundo-based iRise, which develops a tool used for visual prototyping of enterprise software applications, has tied with open source software developer Tasktop, the two said this week. Tasktop develops the Eclipse Mylyn open source tool, and also develops software lifecycle management software for the Agile market. Financial details of the OEM partnership were not announced. The two said that the deal will allow iRise to resell and provide support and deployment services for Tasktop's softwa (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.

For more information about the KeyInfo fiber ring, please visit our website at:

VoltDB: Need Help Handling Fast Data?
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TechCXO - Los Angeles
TechCXO is a professional services firm that provides experienced,
C-Suite professionals to deliver strategic and functional consulting
services for technology companies. We answer your critical issues
around obtaining capital, increasing revenue, entering new markets and
improving margins. TechCXO partners combine practical experience,
comprehensive resources and best practices to deliver objective,
high-value results.

For TechCXO Los Angeles, please contact:

Tim Noonan
Managing Partner, LA Region

La Visual - A Branding, Product Strategy & Rapid Prototyping Accelerator
Local branding agency launches a new design-centric accelerator program.
We help you streamline the launch of your startup by offering world-class branding, product strategy, user-experience design, rapid-prototyping technology, mentorship, and access to early stage investment all under one roof! Contact us to setup a meet and greet today.

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