Monday, October 3, 2016
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!

SpaceX Investigates Possible Sabotage In Rocket Explosion
In an interesting twist to the dramatic explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in Florida last month, the company has apparently been investigating the possibility of sabotage to the company's rocket. The Washington Post said over the weekend that SpaceX had been looking into an "odd shadow" and "white spot" on the roof of a building leased by fierce competitor United Launch Alliance (ULA) caught in videos of the explosion. ULA, and its CEO, Tony Bruno, has been a vocal critic of SpaceX, which di (More info...)

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BlackLine Systems Files For IPO
Woodland Hills-based BlackLine Systems has filed for an IPO, saying in an S-1 filing that it is looking to raise up to $100M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as BL. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan, Pacific Crest Securities, Raymond James, William Blair, and Baird. BlackLine is venture backed by Silver Lake Sumeru and ICONIQ, and led by Therese Tucker. Tucker owns around 15.6% of the company. BlackLine develops accounting software, which is used for (More info...)

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Honest Co. To Reformulate Products
Los Angeles-based eco-friendly products company The Hoenst Company says it is reformulating its products, to remove the use of sodium laurel sulfate, an ingredient that the company had pledged to avoid, but had managed to be used in a number of its products. The reformulation effort came after pressure by the Wall Street Journal, which tested The Honest Co.'s products in a investigative report earlier this year.

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BlackLine Taps Zuora For Chief Customer Officer
Los Angeles-based BlackLine said this morning that it has named Karen Flathers as the company's new Chief Customer Officer. Flathers was previously Vice President, Global Field Operations at Zuora, and also has served at Aclara and SAP. BlackLine said Flathers will oversee oversee the day-to-day functions of its Implementations, Support, Customer Success and Product Training departments. BlackLine said Flathers had helped Zuora transition from a "start-up to a pre-IPO mentality." BlackLine just (More info...)

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Lytx Adds New Mobile Fleet Tracking Features
San Diego-based Lytx, which develops video-based driver tracking systems under the DriveCam name, said it has rolled out new enhancements to its products, to add the ability to identify more unsafe driving behaviors. According to Lytx, the upgrades include two new triggers, including identifying when drivers fail to complete to complete a stop at a stop sign (rolling stop), and links to a third-party roll-stability system, which can indicate when drivers speed and/or road conditions are inconsis (More info...)

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Activision's Skylanders Now Available As 3D Printed Figures
Santa Monica-based Activision said today that it has launched a new, mobile app, which lets players creat real-life, 3D printed figures for its Skylanders game. According to Activision, its new Skylanders Creator app lets fans create 3D, printed Skylanders Imaginators figures, which are playable in the Skylanders Imaginators console game. The 3D printed figures will cost $49.99 each. The new game and figures are part of a trend by video game companies to create "toys-to-life" video games, which (More info...)

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DNAe Gets $51.9M Contract For DNA Sequencing Technology
Carlsbad- and London-based DNA Electronics, a developer of a semiconductor-based, DNA sequencing technology, says it has received $51.9M in a contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). DNAe said the funding goes towards developing its platform for the rapid diagnosis of antimicrobial resistant infections and influenza. The contract win came from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) a division of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and (More info...)

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DreamHost Upgrades Email Support
Los Angeles-based web hosting provider DreamHost has upgraded its email experience for its customers, the company said late last week, with a partnership with atmail. According to DreamHost, the new link with atmail will provide ad-free, webmail for its users, without having to export their data to a third party. The atmail service keeps users' emails on their own, DreamHost accounts, rather than forwarding emails elsewhere. Dreamhost said it no longer will include SquirrelMail and Roundcube by (More info...)

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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!

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