Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (“Stradling”) is a premier business law
firm with over 125 attorneys and 10 offices in the western US. The offices are: Newport Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, San Diego, San Francisco - SOMA, San Francisco - Financial District, Sacramento, Reno, Denver, Seattle. The Firm’s corporate, litigation and public law practices are well known for their expertise and depth. Stradling's clients include emerging and high growth public and private companies as well as private equity funds, venture capital groups and their respective portfolio companies. Widely recognized for its expertise, responsiveness and outstanding client service, the Firm's size, structure, and culture allow it to provide the highest quality representation while maintaining the responsiveness and relationships commonly associated with smaller firms.

March Capital Partners Backs Activehours In New Funding
Santa Monica-based March Capital Partners has joined in another funding round for Palo Alto-based Activehours, as part of a $39M funding. Activehours said the new, $39M investment round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, and also included Matrix Partners, Ribbit Capital and March Capital Partners. Activehours offers up a mobile-app driven service which lets people access their paychecks, even before those paychecks are deposited in their account. The company says its service helps people to have mo (More info...)

posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017(Full story) Gets $7M In Series B Funding
Santa Monica-based, which helps employers offer up student loan repayment assistance as part of their employee benefits, has raised $7M in a Series B funding round, the company said today. The funding was led by Wildcat Venture Partners, and also included Mohr Davidow Ventures and MassMutual Ventures LLC, the corporate venture capital arm of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. According to Tuitionio, the funding will go towards scaling its sales and customer success team, exp (More info...)

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Tech Scenes Episode 1: A Look At SoCal's Startup Ecosystem

Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech leaders and the cities they live in thrive.

In this episode we explore Los Angeles from Santa Monica, West Hollywood, to Compton and meet up with Royce Disini of Mobcrush, Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures, Leura Fine of Laurel and Wolf, John Tomich of One Stop Internet, and Expree Devora of WeAreLATech.

Produced by:

Jeff Martin CEO and Founder of Collective Genius

Empowered by:

Collective Genius - Executive Search f (More info...)

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Belkin Rolls Out High Speed HDMI Cable For Apple TV 4K
Los Angeles-based Belkin announced a new, high speed HDMI cable today, which it says is designed to connect Apple TV 4K, Mac or HDMI devices a TV or A/V receiver. The company said its cable is specifically optimized for the Apple TV 4K, and is compatible with the Dolby Vision high dynamic range technology. The new cable has an MSRP of $29.95. Belkin is selling the cable through its own web site, in addition to Apple Stores and

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ThreatSTOP Blocks Malicious DNS
Carlsbad-based cybersecurity software developer ThreatSTOP announced on Wednesday that it has rolled out a new software product, which detects and automatically blocks malicious DNS queries. According to the company, its new ThreatSTOP Roaming Defense protects laptops and off-premise devises against ransomware, phishing, malware and data theft. DNS (the domain name service) is used by computers to translate web and Internet addresses to IP addresses, and is often used by malware to misdirect inf (More info...)

posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017(Full story) Launches New Compliance Feature
San Diego-based, which operates a marketplace for outsourced scientific services, said this morning that it has launched a new feature to ensure ethical sourcing of human biosamples. The company said its new COMPLI feature will "significantly reduce" issues with obtaining human biological samples, such as organs, tissues and genetic material, ensuring donor consent and compliance with internal and external (often legislative) procurement policies.

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Square 1 Bank is a division of Pacific Western Bank, a Los Angeles-based commercial bank with over $21 billion in assets. A full service financial services partner to entrepreneurs and their investors, Square 1 provides clients flexible resources and attentive service to help their companies grow. Square 1 offers a broad range of venture debt, treasury and cash management solutions through offices in top innovation centers: Atlanta, Austin, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Durham, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, DC. Pacific Western Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). For more information, visit, or send an email to

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