Friday, October 14, 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!

MoneyTree Report: Southern California Q3 Venture Totals Drop To $663.27M

Southern California's venture capital totals dropped significantly in Q3 of 2016, to a mere $663.2M in funding, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters. According to the report, there were 71 deals worth a total of $663.2M in funding in Q3, down from the much larger, $2.5 billion in funding received in the region in Q2. Q2 fundings in Southern California were much higher, due to a giant $1.27 billion funding round for (More info...)

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.LA Dangles Stuffed Bear For Social Media Love
Los Angeles-based top level domain extension .LA, which has been marketing a top level domain which celebrates the association with Los Angeles, said it will be giving away stuffed bears at random to users who promote the domain on social media, like its Facebook page, or subscribe to its email newsletter. The bear--which might be of more interest to fans of UCLA than USC, or perhaps fans of the Dodgers--is part of an ongoing marketing effort by the domain. Those efforts are led by "Chief Evange (More info...)

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Disney Accelerator Companies Show Off At Program's Third Demo Day
The Disney Accelerator, the startup accelerator run by The Walt Disney Program, concluded its third run of its program on Thursday, concluding with the presentation of its class of nine companies at its Demo Day in Burbank yesterday. The three month, startup accelerator program's participants this year included Ader (e-sports talent marketplace); Atom Tickets (social, mobile ticketing app for movies); Hanson Robotics (human-like robots); Jaunt (virtual reality publishing tools); littlebits (tech (More info...)

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XPRIZE: 32 Teams Competing For Shell Ocean Discovery Prize
The XPRIZE Foundation, the group which has been organizing prize-based competitions to help advance critical areas of technology to benefit mankind, announced on Thursday that it has 32 teams from 22 countries who are competing for its $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. The prize competition is challenging teams to create ocean technology for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery. The first phase of the prize competition--which will take three years--is the submissio (More info...)

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TrueCar Powers New Car Buying Service For Car and Driver
Santa Monica-based automotive buying service TrueCar said Thursday that it is powering a new car buying service on, the online automotive website which is part of Heart Autos. TrueCar said the new car buying service will provide and end-to-end vehicle research and purchase experience, including new vehicle pricing information and access to TrueCar's network of dealers. Financial impact of the deal were not announced. The companies said that consumers can access the new car buyin (More info...)

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Ingenu Deploys M2M Network In Tampa Bay, Florida
San Diego-based machine-to-machine networking provider Ingenu said Thursday that it has launched an M2M network in Tampa Bay, Florida, to help support environmental monitoring, logistics and transportation, smart city and smart grid applications. According to Ingenu, it is serving the entire 2,500 mile Tampa Bay network area with 16 access points to its RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) communications technology network. Ingenu did not say if it has any customers using the network in Tampa Ba (More info...)

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Zadara Wins ContractPal
Irvine-based storage-as-a-service provider Zadara Storage said this week that its systems and service have been deployed at ContractPal, a provider of e-signature services and software. Financial impact of the win was not announced. Zadara said that ContractPal is using its VPSA storage array architecture, because of it's support for at-rest and in-flight data encryption, disaster recovery and data protection, and snapshot, remote mirroring, and backup capabilities.

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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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