Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Stradling, Attorneys At Law (http://www.sycr.com)

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (“Stradling”) is a premier business law
firm with over 125 attorneys and 10 offices in the western US. The offices are: Newport Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, San Diego, San Francisco - SOMA, San Francisco - Financial District, Sacramento, Reno, Denver, Seattle. The Firm’s corporate, litigation and public law practices are well known for their expertise and depth. Stradling's clients include emerging and high growth public and private companies as well as private equity funds, venture capital groups and their respective portfolio companies. Widely recognized for its expertise, responsiveness and outstanding client service, the Firm's size, structure, and culture allow it to provide the highest quality representation while maintaining the responsiveness and relationships commonly associated with smaller firms.

TaskUs Gets $14M In Debt Funding
Santa Monica-based TaskUs said today that it has raised $14M more, via a senior debt facility, to help it continue to grow the company. The company--which just passed up a total of 5,000 employees--said the debt facility came from Bridge Bank. TaskUs uses a workforce in the Philippines to help support outsourcing of back office tasks for many, venture-backed, high growth companies--including Tinder, Whipser, Gilt Groupe, and many others. The company is led by Bryce Maddock.

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Acutus Medical Raises $75M
Carlsbad-based Acutus Medical, a developer ofmedical equipment for diagnosing and imaging cardiac arrhythmia, has raised $75M in a Series C funding, the company said this morning. The financing round came from Deerfield Management Company, Xeraya Capital and an undisclosed strategic investor, along with existing investor Advent Life Sciences, plus OrbiMed and GE Ventures. Acutus Medical makes a catheter which is used to create 3-D imaging of electrical activity in the heart, used by electrophysi (More info...)

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Tinder Bolsters Executive Ranks
Los Angeles-based mobile dating app developer Tinder announced a major addition of executives to the company, saying it has named Ferrell McDonald as Chief Marketing Officer, Maria Zhang as VP of Engineering, Derek Callow as VP International, and James Kim as VP of Finance. McDonald was formerly SVP/Head of Original Marketing at Starz Entertainment; Zhang was VP of Engineering at Yahoo!; Callow was Director & Global Head of Partner Marketing at YouTube; and Kim was VP of Finance at TigerText. Ti (More info...)

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Newegg Puts Muscle Behind Anti-Patent Troll Effort
Los Angeles-based online electronics e-commerce giant Newegg said it is donating proceeds from a sale of T-shirts, to help defend what it says is a patent troll victim. The company has been adamant in attacking "patent trolls"--patent holders who have been suing companies, usually small, over usually dubious patent claims that they own solely to sue other people. Newegg said it is selling t-shirts to support Jordan Gwyther, the founder of Larping.org, and an online reseller of foam-tipped arrows (More info...)

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Ixia Rolls Product For Network SLA Monitoring
Calabasas-based Ixia has rolled out another product in the area of network traffic monitoring today, a new product called Hawkeye, which it says is used to automate service level agreement (SLA) and user experience monitoring. Ixia said its new product continually evaluates network performance and service status, to help identify issues and track resolutions. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

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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 http://aarr.piratelab.org) after we have closed the poll in April.

Take the poll here!

LAVA 13th Annual Venture Awards Dinner - March 30th, 2016
LAVA 13th Annual Venture Awards Dinner
Celebrating over 30 years of service to the Los Angeles Entrepreneurial Community

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
5:30pm – 9pm

Featuring Frank Mottek, KNX1070 Business Hour Host as Master of Ceremonies

2016 Hall of Fame Honoree – Adam Miller, Founder/CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand

Register today!


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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

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