Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Northside Innovation Meetup: Los Angeles Powered by Dell and Microsoft
Tech-Hacks of the Freelance Economy

Join us for an Northside Innovation Meetup on Wednesday, September 14th, where we'll be exploring so called "life hacks" for freelancers. Get practical tips on what tools managers and remote workers use on a day-to-day basis. 1) How are we finding work now? 2) Where are we working now? 3) How are we communicating on the job now?

- Gianna Wurzl, co-founder, One Roof
- Donovan Janus, Founder and CEO, 17Hats
- Gordon Gooch, Founder, Zoondy
- Jared Tobman, CEO, Staff Me Up
- Benjamin Kuo, Founder, Editor, & Publisher, (Moderator)

6:30 - 7:00 pm - Grab a beer and mingle
7:00 -7:45pm - Panel Discussion
7:45- 9:00pm - Dinner, drinks + networking

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Comparably Snags eHarmony Vet As CMO
Santa Monica-based Comparably, the startup which helps employees and employers track compensation and company culture data, has snagged a high profile hire this morning, hiring on eHarmony veteran Armen Avedissian as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Comparably--which is led by serial entrepreneur Jason Nazar--offers up an online salary comparison site which also helps companies to find candidates for jobs, among other services. Avedissian was most recently President and COO of eHarmony, and also (More info...)

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Tipalti Finds $14M More
Tipalti, which provides accounts payable and supplier payment automation software, and which has operations in the Los Angeles area, has raised $14M in a funding round, the company said this morning. The funding was led by SGVC. As part of the funding, Dovi Frances of SGVC will join Tipalti's board. Tipalti said it will use the new funding round to accelerate its growth. Tipalti's headquarters are in Palo Alto, but it also has offices in Westlake Village and Herzliya, Israel.

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Zenvoy Rolls Out Business Matchmaking Site
Los Angeles-based Zenvoy has formally launched its business matchmaking service and platform, aimed at helping professionals network with others and spur business. Zenvoy said it is targeting users who "live and die" by referral-based business, using a proprietary algorithm to help provide targeted business introductions to a user's email inbox. Zenvoy said it poll users with questions such as professional specialty, industry, age, experience and location, and matches users with mutually benific (More info...)

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Here's Who Is Funding Companies In Southern California Today

Are you a startup looking to find funding in Southern California? It's often tough to figure exactly who the venture capital funds are who are funding startups in the area. However, for members of, it's a click away with our real time analysis of venture funding flows. Here are the venture firms who have been most active in SoCal (Santa Babrara - Los Angeles - Orange County - San Diego) in the last twelve months, based on the number of deals:

1. Upfront Partners - 11 deals

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HyperX Ships Gears Of War Headset
Fountain Valley-based HyperX, the gaming-focused memory and accessory maker which is part of Kingston Technology, has shipped a new, Gears of War themed headset. The licensed headset is aimed at fans of Gears of War, and features a faux "battle-weathered" look to match the Xbox One Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition Wireless Controller.

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How to Successfully Position Your Company to be Sold
How to Successfully Position Your Company to be Sold
September 22, 2016

Location: Stubbs Alderton & Markiles - Preccelerator Program space - 1453
3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA

Parking 4th Street/Broadway ramp or in the Santa Monica Place Mall

Featuring Moderator: Jonathan R. Hodes, Partner, Stubbs Alderton &
Markiles, LLP Panelists: David Herman, Managing Partner, Diamond Capital
Advisors Jennifer Sargent, CEO & Co-Founder, Hitfix Scott Galer,
Partner, Stubbs Alderton, & Markiles, LLP Eli Eisenberg, Founder & CEO,
Straight Line Management

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Technical Connections - Connecting Tech Talent with Premier Clients in SoCal
Technical Connections is Southern California’s premier staffing firm specializing exclusively in web, software and information technology professionals. With offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, TCI offers a full range of services including retained search, contingency placement, and short- and long-term consulting, to companies ranging from Fortune 100’s to start-ups.

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