Thursday, September 22, 2016
The 31st Annual 2016 ISSA SoCal Security Symposium - 10/13/2016
The 31st Annual 2016
ISSA SoCal Security Symposium
From the Basement to the Board Room

October 13th, 2016 7:30am – 5:30pm

The SoCal Security Symposium features over 40 sponsor exhibits and several industry experts discussing current security issues such as eDiscovery, cloud security, threat vectors, mobile security, and much more. There will be giveaways and prizes! This conference will provide tremendous networking opportunities. You’ll come away with advice and knowledge you can start applying to your environment immediately. Your registration will include your breakfast, lunch, ice cream social, CPE credits (8) and entrance into the conference sessions and exhibit area.

Register today!

Urban Airship Taps SoCal Tech Vets For Key Roles
Urban Airship, a startup which develops mobile analytics and engagement software, said today that it has named two executives--both of whom have had prominent roles at Santa Barbara area technology companies. The company--based in Portland--said it named Scott Allen as its CFO, and Eric Holmen as its SVP of Worldwide Sales. Allen had previously been VP and CFO of Citrix Online, which is based in Santa Barbara, in addition to current roles at Intermedia and a prior role in finance at ADP. Holmen (More info...)

posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016(Full story)

ULA Takes Aim At SpaceX Track Record
The United Launch Alliance, the Boeing-Lockheed joint venture which had, until recently, a lock on contracts for national security launches for the Air Force, is taking aim at Hawthorne-based SpaceX. In a letter leaked to the Washington Post, ULA CEO Tony Bruno cast doubts on the Pentagon's effort to take competitive bids for national security launches, saying the strategy "puts hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars and Warfighter mission needs unnecessarily at risk", specifically pointing to (More info...)

posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016(Full story)

Tinder Backs Vina's Female Networking App
Los Angeles-based dating app developer Tinder said this morning that it has made an investment in Hey! VINA, the developer of a Tinder-like mobile app to help women find friends. Tinder participated as part of a $1.4M, seed funding round, which also included Greylock Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Wildcat Venture Partners. Tinder said it would help share "best practices" to help Hey! VINA scale its operations. Hey! VINA helps provide introductions, but just among women and for platonic (More info...)

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The Trade Desk Closes Up 67.22 Percent After IPO
Ventura-based The Trade Desk, the online advertising exchange operator, had a huge day on its first trading day on the NASDAQ Global Market, closing up 67.22% on Wednesday, at $30.10 -- well above its debut at $18.00 per share. The company, which is now trading as TTD, was venture backed by IA Ventures, Founder Collective, Wellington Management, and Highwind. The company is led by serial entrepreneur Jeff Green.

posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016(Full story)

Tealium Scores $35M More For Tag Management Software
San Diego-based Tealium has raised $35M more in funding, the company said Wednesday, in what the company described as growth capital. The funding came from all of its existing investors. Tealium, led by Jeff Lunsford, said the funding will go towards its product innovation, accelerating product integration, and expanding its global footprint. Tealium is a developer of enterprise tag management software. The company has previously raised funding from Bain Capital, Battery Ventures, Georgian Partn (More info...)

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NantHealth Deploys Cancer Treatment Tool In Orange County
Culver City-based personalized medicine technology developer NantHealth said yesterday that it has deploed its GPS Cancer product--which is used to help idenity personalized treatments for cancer patients--at the Children's Hospital of Orange County. NantHealth said its personalized medicine and molecular testing product will allow physicians to identify personalized treatments for children with rare, refractory or recurrent cancers for whom conventional approaches have proven unsuccessful. Fina (More info...)

posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016(Full story)

SetPoint Medical Expands Into New Headquarters
Valencia-based SetPoint Medical, which is developing medical device based treatments for inflammatory disease, said Wednesday that it has moved into a new, 14,000 square foot headquarters, at the Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia. The 25-person company said the new offices double the size of its previous office space in the city. SetPoint Medical is venture backed by Morgenthaler Ventures, Flare Capital Partners, Topspin Partners, Medtronic, GlaxoSmithKline's Action Potential Venture Capital Lim (More info...)

posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016(Full story)

Graphiq, mediaQuant Partner For Media Visualization
Santa Barbara-based data visualization software developer Graphiq, and media measurement provider mediaQuant said on Wednesday that the two are in a new partnership, which will make mediaQuant's data available via Graphiq's visual tools. The two said they will provide real time data for journalists, editors, and researchers looking for interactive visualizations they can embed into content. Financial details of the partnership were not announced.

posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016(Full story)

Call For Innovators - LAVA Meet The VC
The 8th annual conference will showcase 80 of the hottest early stage and
emerging growth technology, life sciences and clean-tech innovators along
with presentations from 30 Venture and Angel Investors.

If you are a Startup seeking capital and/or partnerships, apply to attend
at The 8th Annual LAVA Meet the VC, the premier venue connecting emerging
growth companies with active Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors,
Corporate VCs and Investment Firms.

WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT ONE PERSON PER COMPANY, but other co-founders are
welcome to sign up for LAVA at the Beach for networking.

Instead of the usual fast-pitch format used by other organizations, LAVA
invites VCs and angel groups to share insights into how they invest, what
fits their portfolios and what their typical times to invest look like.
The first two hours of the event will feature networking exclusively for
VCs, angels and entrepreneurs.

Apply to attend today!

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
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Featuring Moderator: Jonathan R. Hodes, Partner, Stubbs Alderton &
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Partner, Stubbs Alderton, & Markiles, LLP Eli Eisenberg, Founder & CEO,
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