*socaltech.com <http://socaltech.com> TechNews - Wednesday, August 9, 2017*
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*Headlines *

   - Funraise Gets $3M For Nonprofit Fundraising Software
   <#m_4241610733528358346_0071500>
   - Disney Pulls Films From Netflix, Plans Video Streaming Service
   <#m_4241610733528358346_0071501>
   - Docupace Names Two Executives <#m_4241610733528358346_0071502>
   - Faraday Future Loses Another Exec <#m_4241610733528358346_0071499>
   - CerraCap Ventures, Backed By NBA's Kevin Durant, Aims At Early Stage
   Investments <#m_4241610733528358346_0071492>
   - Oasis Technology Rolls Out AI Powered Cybersecurity Device
   <#m_4241610733528358346_0071491>
   - HBO Hack Worsens As Emails, Phone Numbers Of Stars Released
   <#m_4241610733528358346_0071486>
   - TYT Network Raises $20M For Online News
   <#m_4241610733528358346_0071483>

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   <#m_4241610733528358346_ad611>
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   - Square 1 Bank <#m_4241610733528358346_ad695>

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*Funraise Gets $3M For Nonprofit Fundraising Software*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071500.html>
Los Angeles-based Funraise, the developer of a software platform which
helps nonprofits manage their fundraising efforts, has raised $3M in a seed
funding round. The funding was lead by Toba Capital, the investment firm
founded by Quest Software founder Vinny Smith. According to Funraise, which
is led by founder and CEo Justin Wheeler, it will use the funding to
accelerate its product roadmap. (Funding Details
<http://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/index.php?action=showco&id=55109>)(
More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071500.html>)

*Disney Pulls Films From Netflix, Plans Video Streaming Service*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071501.html>
Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. is pulling all of its movies from Netflix,
the studio said on Tuesday, and plans to launch its very own, video
streaming service. According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, in Disney's earnings
call on Tuesday, Disney plans to launch its own direct-to-consumer
streaming service in 2019, rather than licensing its content to other
online video streaming services. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071501.html>)

*Docupace Names Two Executives*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071502.html>
Los Angeles-based software developer Docupace Technologies, which develops
data management and cybersecurity software for financial services firms,
has named two executives. According to Docupace, it has named James
Caulkins as Chief Revenue Officer, and Rickey Bijlani as Director of
Marketing. Caulkins previously served at IBM, Sunguard Availability
Services, and Salesforce, and also was co-founder of EcoNation
Transportation Services. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071502.html>)

*Faraday Future Loses Another Exec*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071499.html>
Los Angeles-based electric car startup Faraday Future has lost another
executive, the company's Vice President of Human Resources, according to a
report on Tuesday afternoon. Alan Cherry apparently announced his departure
at an "all hands" meeting at Faraday earlier today. Cherry was previously
at Tesla Motors. (More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071499.html>)

*CerraCap Ventures, Backed By NBA's Kevin Durant, Aims At Early Stage
Investments* <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071492.html>
Costa Mesa-based CerraCap Ventures, a new, early stage investment firm
which looks to invest in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and
digital health investments, said today that it has scored backing from NBA
star Kevin Durant. According to CerraCap Ventures, Durant has made an
investment in the firm, as part of a move to invest in startups. Size of
that investment were not announced. Durant is now part of the firm's
Limited Partners. (More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071492.html>
)

*Oasis Technology Rolls Out AI Powered Cybersecurity Device*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071491.html>
Camarillo-based Oasis Technology, the developer of an intrusion prevention
device called TITAN, says it has started rolling out its product after a
number of regional trials. Oasis, led by President and CEO George
Baldonado, says it has developed a device which sits in front of a
company's firewalls, and uses artificial intelligence to dynamically adjust
cyber-security rules in real-time to respond to possible attacks. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071491.html>)

*HBO Hack Worsens As Emails, Phone Numbers Of Stars Released*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071486.html>
The impact of the hack over at HBO is getting worse, as hackers--demanding
a multimillion dollar ransom--has released the email addresses and phone
numbers of the stars of Game Of Thrones, plus other personal data--saying
they have much more data from HBO's corporate network. According to
reports, the hackers have 1.5TB of data from HBO which they are holding
hostage. (More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071486.html>)

*TYT Network Raises $20M For Online News*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071483.html>
Los Angeles-based TYT Network, the online news empire run by Cenk Uygur,
said this morning that it has raised $20M in a round of funding, to expand
the company's management, creative talent, subscription offerings,
marketing, and content and community. TYT--which focuses on politics, pop
culture, and lifestyle content, with a Millenial-bent--said the funding
came from 3L Capital, along with Greycroft, e.ventures and WndrCo. Shawn
Colo of 3L will join the company's board as part of the funding. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071483.html>)

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8/09/17 Funraise <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=87107> Long
Beach $3.00
M
8/08/17 TYT Network <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=87001> Los
Angeles $20.00 M
8/03/17 Sugarfina, LLC <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86954> Los
Angeles $35.00 M
8/02/17 TrackR, Inc. <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86906> Santa
Barbara $50.00 M
8/01/17 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals
<http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86890> San Diego $67.00 M
7/31/17 FanAI <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86732> Santa
Monica $1.80
M
7/31/17 Vetted PetCare, Inc.
<http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86805> Venice $3.47 M
7/27/17 Within <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86729> Los
Angeles $40.00
M
7/25/17 Greenlots <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86589> Los
Angeles $0.00 M
7/25/17 Rebound Therapeutics Corp
<http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86590> Irvine $16.50 M
7/25/17 Emagispace <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86593> Los
Angeles $4.20 M
7/25/17 PerimeterX <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86594> San
Mateo $23.00 M
7/25/17 Site1001 <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86596> San
Clemente $6.00 M
7/24/17 Allegro Opthamics <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86583> San
Juan Capistrano $10.70 M
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