Friday, April 22, 2016
Champion Technology Names Execs For Cybersecurity Startup
Santa Monica-based Champion Technology Company, a developer of cybersecurity software, has named Jess Richter as Chief Revenue Officer, and David Aucsmith and Michael Kluse both as as Senior Advisors. Richter was most recently VP Strategic Alliances at Lieberman Software; Aucsmith is co-chairman of the FBI's Information Technology Study Group, a member of the Secret Service Task Force on Computer Aided Counterfeiting, a member of the President's Task Force on National Defense and Computer Techn (More info...)

posted on Friday, April 22, 2016(Full story)

Interview with Jason Reid, Giftagram

For our interview this morning, we caught up with Jason Reid, CEO and Co-founder of Giftagram (, which announced a $3.2M funding round this week for its mobile gifting app.

How does Giftagram work?

Jason Reid: Giftagram is a mobile first company, that really redefines the way people gift. We've done that, by bringing some really, cool, awesome curated gifts to our platform, and made it really easy to send those to people in essentially two clicks. What is unique about (More info...)

posted on Friday, April 22, 2016(Full story)

Resonant Raises $6.0M In Private Placement
Goleta-based radio filter developer Resonant Inc. has raised $6.0M in a private placement, the company said this morning, from a number of institutional and individual accredited investors. Names of those investors were not announced. The publicly held firm said those investors paid $2.985 per share for a combination of common stock and warrants. The company said it will use the funds to continue its product development efforts and business development activities, and for general and administrat (More info...)

posted on Friday, April 22, 2016(Full story)

Interlink Electronics Gets Approval To Move To NASDAQ
Westlake Village-based electronics maker Interlink Electronics said Thursday afternoon, that its shares have been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market. According to Interlink, it expects to start trading on the NASDAQ next week, on April 25th, using the symbol LINK. The listing on the NASDAQ returns Interlink back to the NASDAQ for the first time since 2006, when it slipped from that exchange. Interlink Electronics develops force sensing and other electronics.

posted on Friday, April 22, 2016(Full story)

Illumina Sues Genoma SA
San Diego-based life sciences equipment maker Illumina said Thursday afternoon that it has filed a patent infringement suit against Genoma SA, over infringement on non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) patents. The lawsuit was filed in the Federal Patent Court in Switzerland. Illumina claims Genoma SA has been infringing upon European Patent (CH) 2 183 693 B1, European Patent (CH) 0 994 963 B2, European Patent (CH) 1 981 995 B1, and European Patent (CH) 2 514 842, all related to non-invasive pren (More info...)

posted on Friday, April 22, 2016(Full story)

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