Tuesday, October 11, 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!

FameBit Acquired By Google
Los Angeles-based FameBit, the online marketplace which helps brands connect with YouTube influencers, has been acquired by Google, the company's backer--Science--announced on Tuesday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Famebit--founded by David Kierzkowski and Agnes Kozera--first received funding from Science in 2014. Science's Mike Jones said that FameBit's acquisition is the third for the company this year, including the acquisition of HelloSociety by The New Yor (More info...)

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Invoca Sets New CEO From Salesforce
Santa Barbara-based Invoca, which develops call intelligence software used to match affiliate marketers with phone leads and automate call marketing, has named Gregg Johnson as CEO. Johnson was previously head of Salesforce Marketing CLoud's social marketing product line, and also worked on Salesforce Chatter. He also has served at Boston Consulting Group, among with other companies. Invoca is venture backed by Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, Accel Partners, Upfront Ventures, Rin (More info...)

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TomTom Adds Live Traffic In Los Angeles
Navigation device developer TomTom is continuing its efforts to fight back against such free navigation apps as Google Maps and Waze, with new real-time traffic and travel information in Los Angeles, as well as a host of other cities. According to TomTom, it added seven new U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, which shows current average speeds, snapshots of road information, accidents, and more. The company says it uses data from its over 450 million deployed GPS devices to power the information (More info...)

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Interview with Steve Seigel, Hatched

What's the difference between pitching your startup on television, versus pitching your startup in real life? And how do you best take advantage of a TV audience to promote your startup? We caught up with Steve Seigel, the executive producer and one of the stars of the new startup pitch program Hatched (www.hatchedtv.com), to learn more about those areas, as well as how he ended up going from investment banking, to running a healthcare startup here in LA, to hosting a television pitch show. Ha (More info...)

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New Service Makes Using Coworking Spaces Easier, More Flexible In LA
BLANKSPACES? Cross Campus? Next Space? Which coworking space to set up shop in for the day? Now you don't have to make that choice, with the expansion of a program, called Deskpass.com, into Los Angeles. The program lets would-be co-workers buy a monthly pass to any of a number of local coworking spaces, where they are free to go and work in, for as many as five visits per month per location, without having to commit to a monthly plan at that individual coworking space. So far, Los Angeles cowor (More info...)

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j2 Global Acquires Four More Companies
Los Angeles-based Internet services and online publishing giant j2 Global says it has acquired four more companies, all completed in the third quarter of 2016. According to j2 Global, it has acquired FrontSafe, a backup provider in Denmark; MaxEmail, a fax provider here in the US; DataProtect, a backup provider in Ireland, and Dakota Backup, backup provider here in the US. Financial details of those acquisitions were not announced. j2 Global said that the financial impact of the deals to j2 are (More info...)

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Arivale Brings Gene Sequencing Driven Wellness To Los Angeles
Arivale, a health and wellness startup founded by genetic sequencing pioneer Dr. Leroy Hood, has launched itself into the Los Angeles market, as its first expansion beyond its home market of Seattle. The startup combines whole genome sequencing with clinical labs, lifestyle, nutrition and activity levels, along with data analysis software, and provides counselor-driven, health coaching services aimed at long-term health and wellness of its clients.
According to the company's CEO, Clayton Lewis- (More info...)

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Greenwave Systems Nears $100M in Revenues, 280 Employees
Irvine-based Greenwave Systems, the developer of Internet-of-Things (IoT) software led by Martin Manniche, says today that it is on track to reach a $100M run rate in 2017, and now has 280 employees. The company is backed by EDBI, Singapore Technologies Telemedia, The Westly Group and E.ON. and recently raised $60M in funding. The company also just acquired Predixion Software.

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Western Digital Rolls Out First Branded Solid State Drives
Irvine-based Western Digital has rolled out its very first, WD-branded solid state disk drives (SSDs), the company announced this morning. Western Digital said its new WD Blue and WD Green solid state drives are aimed at the PC and workstation market. The WD Blue offers capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB, and are performance driven, with 545MB/s and 525MB/s sequential read and write speeds. The drives start at $79.00. The WD Green SSD is available in 120GB and 240GB, and offer up sequential rea (More info...)

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HomeMe Gets $3.2M For Rental Screening App
Los Angeles-based rental screening app developer HomeMe dislosed this morning that it has raised $3.2M in a funding round. The funding was led by Menlo Ventures. HomeMe develops a mobile app which lets renters find apartments, and then get pre-approval for those apartments. The company is led by Steelhouse founder Mark Douglas. The company has initially been launching its app in Texas.

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SmartDrive Wins Freight Hauling Firm Heyl Truck Lines
San Diego-based driver safety system developer SmartDrive Systems says it has scored another fleet win with freight hauler Heyl Truck Lines. Financial details of the win were not announced. SmartDrive said its systems will be deployed fleet-wide at the family owned international freight hauler. Heyl has 300 company trucks. SmartDrive develops video-based driver safety systems, which monitor both the cab and the road in trucks, and which are combined with sensors, to help improve driver safety an (More info...)

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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!

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