*socaltech.com <http://socaltech.com> TechNews - Thursday, February 8, 2018*
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*Headlines *

   - GOAT Acquires Flight Club, Adds $60M In Funding Round
   - Next SpaceX Launch Scheduled For Vandenberg On February 17th
   - Cornerstone OnDemand Ties Into LinkedIn
   - Cylance Rolls Out Improvements To Cybersecurity Software
   - AfterNow Launches New Augmented Reality Presentation Tool
   - Scientist.com Sets Chief Commercial Officer
   - AutoGravity Names New VP <#m_-2385151212928516440_0073670>
   - Patagonia Looks To Connect Environmental Action Groups With Customers
   - Chef Gordon Ramsay Can Now Insult Your Cooking, Via LA Startup's Alexa
   Skill <#m_-2385151212928516440_0073661>
   - ZipRecruiter Approaches Unicorn Territory, Reportedly Raises $50M More
   - Patrick Soon-Shiong Buys Both LA Times, SD Union Tribune


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   - Tech Coast Map & Calendar – Put Your Company On The Map!
   - Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Preccelerator
   - Oracle <#m_-2385151212928516440_ad683>

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*GOAT Acquires Flight Club, Adds $60M In Funding Round*
Los Angeles-based online sneaker marketplace GOAT is acquiring sneaker
consignment shop operator Flight Club, and has a raised another $60M via a
Series C funding, GOAT disclose this morning, as it looks to expand its
footprint. Flight Club operates a consignment store that sells collectible
sneakers, out of stores in New York and Los Angeles. According to GOAT, the
funding came from Index Ventures, Accel Partners, Matrix Partners, Upfront
Ventures, and others. (Funding Details

*Next SpaceX Launch Scheduled For Vandenberg On February 17th*
Although it will not come anywhere close to the drama and spectacle of the
launch of the Falcon Heavy, the next launch from Hawthorne-based SpaceX
will have one thing going for it for Southern California fans: it will be
from Vandenberg Air Force Base. According to the current SpaceX launch
schedule, it will be launching a SpaceX Falcon 9 from launch pad SLC-4E at
Vandenberg Air Force Base, just north of Santa Barbara on February 17th. (
More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073675.html>)

*Cornerstone OnDemand Ties Into LinkedIn*
Santa Monica-based *Cornerstone OnDemand <http://www.csod.com>*, which
develops cloud-based, enterprise learning and human capital management
software, says it is in an expanded, strategic global relationship with
LinkedIn. According to the two, they will will collaborate on customer
opportunities and will integrate solutions to bring Cornerstone customers
content from LinkedIn's Learning product. Financial details of the
agreement were not announced.(More...

*Cylance Rolls Out Improvements To Cybersecurity Software*
Irvine-based antivirus and endpoint protection software developer *Cylance
<http://www.cylance.com>* says it has released improvements to two of its
products, CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS, which it says will simplify
security controls for organizations. Cylance said the updates will "cut
security stack noise and clutter". The improvements include a new set of
interactive dahsboards, and better ability to edit and create threat
hunting capabilities in the tools.(More...

*AfterNow Launches New Augmented Reality Presentation Tool*
Culver City-based AfterNow, a design and development agency in the
augmented reality area, is jumping into the product world with its own,
augmented reality software tool, the company said on Wednesday. According
to AfterNow, it has launched AfterNow Prez, a presentation tool which it
says lets anyone create "immersive and compelling presentations". The tool
uses Microsoft's HoloLens. (More...

*Scientist.com Sets Chief Commercial Officer*
San Diego-based online, outsourced research marketplace Scientist.com has
named Arne Brandon as the company's new Chief Commercial Officer, as part
of an international expansion effort by the company. Brandon was most
recently Vice President of Global Strategic Partnerships at VWR
International, and also served at Thermo Fisher Scientific and Life
Technologies. Scientist. (More...

*AutoGravity Names New VP*
Irvine-based mobile car financing startup AutoGravity said this morning
that it has appointed Meesh Pierce as the company's new Vice President of
Product Management. Pierce was most recently VP of Product Management at
Fandango, and also served as a consultant to Epson America, Energy & Power
Solutions, and other companies. AutoGravity offers up a mobile app which
lets consumers apply for an auto loan, all using their smartphone. The
company is led by CEO Andy Hinrichs. (More...

*Patagonia Looks To Connect Environmental Action Groups With Customers*
Ventura-based outdoor clothing brand *Patagonia <http://www.patagonia.com>*
launched a new effort on Wednesday, called *Patagonia ActionWorks
<https://www.patagonia.com/actionworks/>*, in an attempt to connect its
customers with environmental groups Patagonia supports. According to
Patagonia, the effort hopes to connect individuals with its grantees, in
order to take action on the "most pressing issues facing the world today."(
More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073665.html>)

*Chef Gordon Ramsay Can Now Insult Your Cooking, Via LA Startup's Alexa
Skill* <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073661.html>
Wish that you, too, can be insulted by Chef Gordon Ramsay when you can't
make a grilled cheese sandwich? You too, can be insulted by the famous
celebrity chef--through Amazon's Alexa--thanks to a Los Angeles startup,
Ground Control, led by startup veteran Mike Macadaan. According to Ground
Control, it is powering a new, interactive skill for Alexa which will allow
users to "hear what it feels like to work in Chef Ramsay's kitchen". The
new skill is free for Amazon Alexa device owners. (More...

*ZipRecruiter Approaches Unicorn Territory, Reportedly Raises $50M More*
Santa Monica-based online employment marketplace ZipRecruiter has
reportedly raised $50M in a Series B funding round, which values the
company just shy of $1 billion, according to reports this morning. The
investment round--not yet confirmed by ZipRecruiter--was reportedly led by
current investor IVP. (Funding Details

*Patrick Soon-Shiong Buys Both LA Times, SD Union Tribune*
Biotech billionaire *Patrick Soon-Shiong* has acquired both the Los Angeles
Times and the San Diego Union Tribune
in a deal worth $500M in cash, from current owner *Tronc*. According to the
LA Times, the deal--put together in only five days--is being made through
Soon-Shiong's company Nant Capital, and also includes assumption of $90M in
pension liabilities.(More...

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2/08/18 GOAT <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90089> Los
Angeles $60.00
2/07/18 ZipRecruiter <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=60250> Santa
Monica $50.00 M
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2/01/18 Joymode <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=89926> Los
Angeles $14.00
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Angeles $2.00 M
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1/30/18 Wag <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=89831> Los
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1/30/18 Mammoth Media <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=89894> Los
Angeles $13.00 M
1/29/18 Hoopo <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=89828> Santa
Monica $1.50
1/26/18 Songtradr, Inc. <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=89817> West
Hollywood $4.00 M
1/26/18 Skydance Media <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=89815> Marina
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1/24/18 Appetize <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=89799> Los
Angeles $20.00 M

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