Monday, August 17, 2015
Networking for Capital with Len Lanzi - August 20 - Register today!
Networking for Capital with Len Lanzi. This SAM Preccelerator Program
session will focus on techniques and ways to network in the VC and Angel
Community. We will interact and share best practices on business
development and promoting your start-up. Thursday, August 20, 2015
5:30pm-8:00pm **Networking and Startup Demos!** SAM Preccelerator
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Innovate Pasadena Hires First Full Time Staff Member
Innovate Pasadena, the non-profit which is helping to promote the technology industry in Pasadena, said Monday that it has hired on its first, full-time hire. The group said it has named Celina Guerrero as Director of Marketing and Operations. Innovate Pasadena said that Guerrero has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and event production, and is a Pasadena native.

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YourMechanic Expands On Demand Mechanic Service To LA
YourMechanic, a venture-backed, Silicon Valley on-demand service for finding a mobile mechanic, said today that it has launched into Los Angeles. According to the startup--backed by Andreessen Horowitz, SoftBank Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, SoftTech VC, SV Angel, Y Combinator--said it provides both website and mobile appointments, instant car repair quotes, mechanic profiles, and more. The company did not say exactly which parts of Los Angeles it will be providing its service.

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Spireon: 2.4 Million Subscribers For Telematics Platform
Irvine-based telematics developer Spireon announced this morning that it has reached 2.4 million subscribers for its products, which it says makes it the industry's largest non-OEM telematics company. The company offers up GPS tracking software, which is used by insurers to track the driving behavior of their clients. Spireon said its NSpire platform is being used by auto insurers to use rich data to deliver price discounts and more based on driver behavior.

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Group: Soylent Contains High Level Of Lead, Cadmium
A non-profit, environmental group, As You Sow, says that Los Angeles-based food replacement startup Soylent contains high levels of lead and cadmium--and said it plans to file legal action against the company. As You Sow said it has tested samples of Soylent, saying that an independent laboratory found that one serving of Soylent 1.5 can expose a consumer to a concentration of lead that is 12 to 25 times above California's Safe Harbor level for reproductive health, and a concentration of cadmium (More info...)

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Airbitz Raises $450K From New LA Investor, Block26
San Diego-based Airbitz, a developer of Bitcoin-based mobile wallet software, has raised $450,000 in a funding round, part of an ongoing $1.25M round for the company, the company announced recently. The funding came from Block26, a new, Los Angeles-based venture capital investor focused on digital currency. Block26 is led by Ni'coel Stark and Pedram Hasid, and says it is focused specifically on investing in Bitcoin startups. The Airbitz investment is the first investment by Block26. Airbitz is l (More info...)

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Quality Systems Parts Way With CTO
Irvine-based healthcare information systems developer Quality Systems, Inc. said this morning that its Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Steve Puckett, has resigned from the company, by "mutual agreement" with the company. According to Quality Systems, the move comes due to an effort by new President and CEO Rusty Frantz to take a "detailed, fresh look at our technology initiatives". QSII said that Puckett will be replaced by Daniel J. Morefield, EVP and COO of the company. (More info...)

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Zealot Networks Acquires AllScreen
Los Angeles-based Zealot Networks, the digital media company led by Danny Zappin, said last week that it has acquired Culver City-based AllScreen, a video syndication company. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Zealot said the buy will help it with both distribution and technology. The two said AllScreen sees an average of 250 million monthly video views. AllScreen was led by Jason Wilk, and had been backed by Mark Cuban, Skip Paul, Jon Kraft and Y Combinator.

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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 Wilconís absolute physical layer security to protect the data in transit.

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