Thursday, March 3, 2016
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Mave Finds Seed Funding For Personal Concierge Startup
Santa Monica-based Mave has raised seed funding, for a yet-to-be-launched personal concierge startup, according to Fortune this morning. The new startup was founded by Emily White, a former executive of Snapchat and Instagram. Details on the funding have yet to be announced, and the company's site consists of a waitlist and no other details on the service. White was previously COO of Snapchat.

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Pathmatics Gets $3M For Advertising Analytics Software
Santa Monica-based Pathmatics, a startup developing analytics software for analyzing the programmatic advertising market, has raised $3M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), and also included Upfront Ventures, Karlin Ventures, Baroda Ventures, Double M Partners, Daher Capital, plus Wavemaker Partners and Manatt Venture Fund. BDMI's Sim Blaustein joins the company's baord with the funding. Pathmatics is led by Gabe Gottlieb, and was founded (More info...)

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Zadara Extends To South Korea
Irvine-based cloud storage provider Zadara Storage has extended its service to South Korea, saying that it has deployed its products at the Kinx data center, to help support the newly launched AWS Seoul, South Korea region. Zadara develops enterprise products which use the cloud for data storage and backup, on both block (SAN) and file (NAS) storage. Zadara said its storage solutions are being oeffered by eBiztech at the separate Korean data center. eBiztech is a Korean IT infrastructure company (More info...)

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Cynvenio Launches Clinical Trial For Breast Cancer Monitoring
Westlake Village-based cancer diagnostics developer Cynvenio Biosystems said it has launched a new clinical trial, which will use its technology to monitor women with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) for early signs of metastasis. The company said the nationwide study is aimed at helping provide a better method to help patients monitor their health. The company said there is currently no effective way to monitor women who already have completed treatment for TNBC. Cynvenio said the new study (More info...)

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Jetpack Grows In New York
Santa Monica-based rich media advertising technology developer Jetpack is expanding in New York, saying this week that it has opened up a new office New York City, and hired a new VP in the location. Jetpack said it has named Jeremy Carlin as Vice President, Business Development, to head up the company's East Coast operations. Carlin was most recently Director of Sales at Sizmek, and also has served at Innovid and VIdeology. Jetpack develops advertising technology which is used to help publisher (More info...)

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NantHealth Deploys Software In Singapore
Culver City-based NantHealth, which develops real time, decision support software for the healthcare market, said it has deployed its VitalsConX software in SIngapore. The company--one of a number of companies backed by biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong--said its software is used to simplify vital signs collection. The deployment was at Changi General Hospital (CGH). Financial impact of the customer win was not announced.

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Semtech Releases Wireless Charging Eval Board Through Distribution
Camarillo-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor developer Semtech said today that it has released a evaluation board and platform for its wireless charging technology, through distribution. The new Wireless Charging Evaluation platform is available through Digi-Key and Mouser Electronics. The evaluation board is used by engineers for prototyping and developing wireless charging products, in such applications as laptops, monitors, car charging systems, and power tools. The eval boards cost (More info...)

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Cal State Channel Islands 2016 UAV Poll
Please consider taking our anonymous online survey about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, aka “drones”). This poll was created by students and colleagues here at California State University Channel Islands to better understand public attitudes toward and use of this technology. No particular knowledge of or experience with UAVs is necessary to take this survey. It takes roughly 10 minutes to complete. Our results will be shared widely and openly (see after we have closed the poll in April.

Take the poll here!

PortTechEXPO | Thursday, March 10, 2016
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