Tuesday, April 19, 2016
SAM Precellerator Program Now Accepting Applications!
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is one of the leading business law firms in Southern California. We pioneered a fixed fee start-up package making the formation and organization of your start-up as seamless as possible. Our Preccelerator® Program is a platform offered to select start-up companies out of our Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator® Program provides free co-working space and other perks for 5-6 promising young startups.

The perks include:

Free 24/7 access to our co-working space on a rolling basis, including free wireless access to the Internet and access to conference rooms for meetings and presentations
Access to real-time legal advice and transactional legal services on site (under our standard engagement and/or fee arrangements)
Access to in-house educational workshops and activities
Access to our extensive network of mentors
Perks package worth approximately $150K!

For more information about the Preccelerator Program, visit http://www.preccelerator.com or contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803 or hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com

Giftagram Raises $3.2M For Mobile Gifting
Los Angeles- and Toronto-based Giftagram, which develops mobile gifting apps, said today that it has raised $3.2M in a venture funding round, from a long list of angel investors. The company--which is led by Jason Reid--develops iOS and Android apps which let users send curated gifts to their friends and others. The angels in the funding round included Darr Aley (Amazon), Mark Amin (Sobini Films), Peter Benedek (UTA), Jim Berkus (UTA), The Chandaria Family, Adam Felesky (Horizon ETFs), Michael K (More info...)

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LA Kings Launch Social Networking App
The LA Kings have launched a new, social networking app -- powered by LA-based startup Vixlet--which is aimed at connecting fans of the hockey team with each other, the team said Monday. According to the LA Kings and AEG, the new app--LA Kings Fans, runs on iOS or Android, and lets users view official content from the team, connect with other fans, see photos and videos from the Kings, and more. Terms of the deal between the LA Kings and Vixlet were not announced by the companies.

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Zeevo Group Eyes LA Office, Aircraft Leasing
Zeevo Group, a new startup aiming at providing operations support to the aircraft leasing industry, has launched, and is looking at LA as one of its first locations. The startup--started by former executives from LA's International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), said it will provide IT and finance consulting for companies in the aircraft leasing industry. The company has initially set up operations in Seattle, but says on its web site that it is in the midst of setting up a Los Angeles locati (More info...)

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Avery Dennison Jumps Into Internet Of Things With Clothing Deal
Pasadena-based Avery Dennison--best known for its paper products, labels, and packaging--is jumping into the Internet of Things, with a big deal to place "Internet-of-Things" sensors on apparel. The company said it has inked a deal with startup Evrythng, to create 10 billion pieces of apparel with built-in Internet sensors and identifiers. The two said they will attach tags to apparel, shoes, accessories, and more at manufacture, in order to enable future applications around tracking the identif (More info...)

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DoorDash, Carl's Jr. Team For Fast Food Delivery In SoCal
Have a craving for a burger from Carl's Jr.? In what might be the first, on-demand delivery service to cater to fast food fans, on-demand delivery service DoorDash and CKE Restaurant Holdings have teamed up on deliveries from Carl's Jr in Southern California. According to the two, DoorDash will deliver burgers, fries, sandwiches, shakes, and other menu items from Carl's Jr. in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, with plans to expand to Hardee's and Carl's Jr. restaurants in the rest of th (More info...)

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GoodLooks Launches Lifestyle Expert Marketplace
Los Angeles-based GoodLooks, a new startup focused on connecting people with "lifestyle experts", said it has launched a new online marketplace to find career and life coaches, personal trainers, fashion stylists and dietitians. According to the startup, it was created to help "successful people" look, feel, and be their best. GoodLooks was founded by Mitzi Reaugh and Cynthia Rupeka; Reaugh previously worked at Miramax, NBC Universal, and Idealab; Rupeka was at The Chernin Group.

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Episource Names COO
Los Angeles-based Episource, a provider of outsourced medical coding, data analytics, risk adjustment, and other services to the healthcare industry, said it has named Erik Simonsen as its Chief Operating Officer. Simonsen was most recently Head of Corporate Banking and Securities, Birminham (UK) for Deutsche Bank. Episource said Simonsen has over 10 years of experience in setting up and managing outsourced centers, including for Deutsche Bank (Jacksonville, Florida; Mumbai, India; and Birmingha (More info...)

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Biocom Opens LA Office
Life sciences industry organization Biocom, which has been helping to represent Southern Califronia's life science industry for more than 20 years, says it has set up a Los Angeles office, to better help promote the success of LA in the life sciences industry. Biocom has appointed Dina Lozofsky as Executive Director of the new office. Biocom said that Los Angeles has a thriving, dynamic life sciences community, with nearly 300 biopharmaceutical and medical device companies in Los Angeles County. (More info...)

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Western Digital Rolls Out New Datacenter Drives
Irvine-based disk drive manufacturer Western Digital has rolled out a new set of products, specifically aimed at data centers, which it says have much better performance, high capacity, and enhanced reliability. Western Digital said its new WD Gold data center hard drives have capacities of up to 8TB, which have reliability ratings of 2.5 million hours MTBF, much better performance than previous generations of its drives, and also 24/7 premium tech support. Pricing on the new drives was not anno (More info...)

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Semtech Gets Design Win In Korea
Camarillo-based Semtech reported a design win with its 12G UHD-SDI products, as part of a UHDTV Broadast Encoder with DS Broadcast. Shipping volumes and financial impact of the win was not announced. Semtech said that DS Broadcast is using its 12G UHDSDI Gearbox, retiming equalizer, retiming cable driver and 3G long-reach equalizer in its design. DS Broadcast's products are currently being used in South Korea as part of UHDTV broadcast trials.

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Clear Capital Advisors Advisors Advises Extrameasures
Clear Capital Advisors is pleased to announce that it has served as
exclusive financial advisor to extrameasures in its sale to Blackhawk
Network (NYSE: HAWK). On March 31, 2016 Blackhawk Network, a leading
prepaid and payments network, announced it has acquired extrameasures,
a prepaid consumer promotions and incentives company. Through its
customized rebate programs, extrameasures offers Visa prepaid cards
and private label merchant-specific reward and gift cards with a
proprietary platform to help businesses drive consumer acquisition,
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