*socaltech.com <http://socaltech.com> TechNews - Wednesday, February 14,
2018*
Edited by Benjamin F. Kuo
ISSN: 1524-6736
http://www.socaltech.com/News <https://www.socaltech.com/News>
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*Sponsored By *

TVC Capital LLC (www.tvccapital.com)
Investments and acquisitions of growing software companies.

Stubbs Alderton Markiles, LLP (http://www.stubbsalderton.com). Business.
Technology. Law. Vision.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (http://www.socaltech.com/pwc).

Shimokaji IP (http://www.shimokaji.com) Bettering Life Through Creative
Ideas

Neohire South (http://www.neohiresouth.com) Scaling startups since 2007.
The #1 most connected recruiting firm in LA.

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*Headlines *

   - FastSpring Acquired By Accel-KKR <#m_9077368468873635866_0073745>
   - Acacia Research Makes Move Into Blockchain, Invests In Bitzumi
   <#m_9077368468873635866_0073744>
   - Bird Picks Up $15M For Electric Vehicle Sharing
   <#m_9077368468873635866_0073746>
   - Nomadix Spars Over Patent Suit With Guest-Tek
   <#m_9077368468873635866_0073743>
   - SpaceX Plans Microsatellite Launch From Vandenberg
   <#m_9077368468873635866_0073742>
   - Phyn Taps Into $10M More For AI-Powered Plumbing Monitoring Device
   <#m_9077368468873635866_0073738>
   - inVia Robotics Gets $9M For Warehouse Automation, Signs Hollar
   <#m_9077368468873635866_0073736>

*Marketplace*

   - Simplify Cloud Management - Multi-Cloud Command & Control from Key Info
   <#m_9077368468873635866_ad729>
   - Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Preccelerator <#m_9077368468873635866_ad694>
   - Oracle <#m_9077368468873635866_ad683>
   - Stradling <#m_9077368468873635866_ad608>
   - Early Stage Commercial Insurance - Pacific Unified Insurance Agency
   <#m_9077368468873635866_ad596>
   - Pixelgate.net - Internet Access, Web Hosting, Network Services
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*Wednesday, February 14, 2018*

*Recurring Revenue Conference 2018—April 12, Marina del Rey Marriott
<http://www.recurringrevenueconference.com>*
Presented by Sutton Capital Partners. Join 600+ entrepreneurs, SaaS and
subscription innovators, leading VCs, private equity/angel investors and
executives on April 12.

8am-5:30pm followed by cocktail reception.

Register and use Promo Code: SocalTECH for 20% discount. Grab your ticket
before prices go up February 15. Register at:
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Questions: n...@suttoncapitalpartners.com


*FastSpring Acquired By Accel-KKR*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073745.html>
Santa Barbara-based FastSpring, which develops e-commerce software for
subscription-based software businesses, has been acquired by private equity
investor Accel-KKR. According to FastSpring, Accel-KKR has made a majority
equity investment in the firm, to provide capital and resources for its
technology and go-to-market initiatives. Financial details of the
acquisition were not announced. FastSpring was founded in 2005, and is led
by CEO Chris Lueck. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073745.html>)

*Acacia Research Makes Move Into Blockchain, Invests In Bitzumi*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073744.html>
Newport Beach-based patent licensing firm Acacia Research has made its
first move into the blockchain and cryptocurrency market, saying this
morning that it has made an investment in New York-based Bitzumi. According
to Acacia, it invested $1M in equity in Bitzumi in a joint venture, with
the option to invest up to an additional $9M in the company. Bitzumi is
developing technology for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries,
including a next generation decentralized exchange. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073744.html>)

*Bird Picks Up $15M For Electric Vehicle Sharing*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073746.html>
Santa Monica-based Bird, a new startup focused on "last-mile" electric
vehicle sharing, has raised $15M in a Series A funding, according to the
company. The funding was led by Craft Ventures, the newly formed venture
capital fund founded by David Sacks and Bill Lee. According to Bird, it is
offering up low cost, "last-mile" electric vehicle transportation from a
subway or bus to their destination. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073746.html>)

*Nomadix Spars Over Patent Suit With Guest-Tek*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073743.html>
Agoura-based Nomadix, which develops wireless and Internet gateway
technology, which is in the midst of a patent fight with hotel
entertainment company Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd., has been
ordered to provide up information on its patents as a result of a
countersuit from Guest-Tek. According to Law360, a California federal judge
ordered the disclosure as part of a $11M suit over unpaid royalties. (
More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073743.html>)

*SpaceX Plans Microsatellite Launch From Vandenberg*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073742.html>
Hawthorne-based SpaceX will attempt to put two, orbiting microsatellites
into space--prototypes for an effort to provide widespread, high speed
satellite Internet across the globe--from its launch this week from
Vandenberg Air Force Base, according to documents filed by SpaceX with the
FCC. The two satellites--Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b, will piggyback on
this weekend's planned launch, which is currently slated for 6:17am on
Saturday. (More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073742.html>)

*Phyn Taps Into $10M More For AI-Powered Plumbing Monitoring Device*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073738.html>
Torrance-based Phyn, the developer of the remarkably advanced water
monitoring technology spun out of Belkin, said today that it has raised
another $10M in funding, from current investor Uponor. According to Phyn,
the new investment will go towards market penetration and to scale the
company's operations. Phyn has developed technology which allows for
monitoring of the water usage of an entire house, from only a single
connection to the main water line of a house. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073738.html>)

*inVia Robotics Gets $9M For Warehouse Automation, Signs Hollar*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073736.html>
Los Angeles-based inVia Robotics, a startup developing robotics warehouse
automation products, hs raised $9M in a Series A funding round, and signed
up fellow LA startup Hollar as a customer. inVia Robotics said the new
funding round was led by Upfront Ventures. inVia's robotics warehouse
automation solutions will be deployed at Hollar to streamline e-commerce
fulfillment and pick-and-placement of products. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073736.html>)

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The Preccelerator® Program is a platform offered to select start-up
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helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The
Preccelerator® Program provides these benefits to as many as 10 promising
young startups in separate growth tracks.

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*Oracle <http://www.oracle.com>*
Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud
applications and platform services for small and mid-sized businesses. For
more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com. In Los
Angeles, contact Ryan Mondillo (ryan.mondi...@oracle.com).

*Stradling <http://www.sycr.com>*
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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,
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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.

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<+johnhuttin...@pacificunified.com>*
We are a commercial insurance broker working with startup and early
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Contact:

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Vice President
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M
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Del Rey $0.00 M
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*Upcoming Events*
Submit your events at least two weeks in advance to:
http://www.socaltech.com/submitevent.html
February 16, Camarillo -- *Writing a Resume* *NEW* .
See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26003

February 21, Santa moniac --
*Silicon Beach Networking Mixer at The Room In Santa Monica (Limited Free
Drinks)* Silicon Beach
Networking Mixer at The Room In Santa Monica (Limited Free Drinks).
Wednesday, February 21st Starting at 6pm! Meet new people and participate
in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Beach
community. Make sure to bring your business cards and be ready to make
awesome connections with people across all industries. We always have a
great mix of people from Influencers to Startup CEO's and more. Register
immediately for an early bird ticket. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/25999

February 22, San Diego -- *Fundraising for HealthTech*
Fundraising for HealthTech. San Diego Venture Group. On raising early-stage
capital in HealthTech and Life Sciences — plus a meet-and-greet with
several of San Diego's most interesting HealthTech and Life Science
startups. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/25986

March 7, Camarillo --
*Lifelong Happiness: Your Secret Weapon at Work and In Life* *NEW* . See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26004

March 8, Pasadena --
*SCALE 16x. The Sixteenth Annual Southern California Linux Expo.* SCALE
16x. The Sixteenth Annual Southern
California Linux Expo. SCaLE 16X – the 16th annual Southern California
Linux Expo – will take place on March. 8-11, 2018, at the Pasadena
Convention Center. SCaLE 16X expects to host 150 exhibitors this year,
along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials and special events. SCaLE is the
largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North
America. It is held annually in the greater Los Angeles area. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/25960

March 8, Los Angeles -- *TechFair LA 2018* TechFair LA 2018.
LA's Largest Technology Job Fair will be returning to LA for an even bigger
and better event for the second year in a row, co-hosted by Comparably,
Annenberg Foundation and Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti. Over 250 most
prominent tech companies in attendence along with 10,000+ job-seekers in
Engineering, Product, Sales, Marketing, Design and more attending. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/25987

March 9, Pasadena --
*SCALE 16x. The Sixteenth Annual Southern California Linux Expo.* SCALE
16x. The Sixteenth Annual Southern
California Linux Expo. SCaLE 16X – the 16th annual Southern California
Linux Expo – will take place on March. 8-11, 2018, at the Pasadena
Convention Center. SCaLE 16X expects to host 150 exhibitors this year,
along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials and special events. SCaLE is the
largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North
America. It is held annually in the greater Los Angeles area. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/25961

March 10, Pasadena --
*SCALE 16x. The Sixteenth Annual Southern California Linux Expo.* SCALE
16x. The Sixteenth Annual Southern
California Linux Expo. SCaLE 16X – the 16th annual Southern California
Linux Expo – will take place on March. 8-11, 2018, at the Pasadena
Convention Center. SCaLE 16X expects to host 150 exhibitors this year,
along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials and special events. SCaLE is the
largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North
America. It is held annually in the greater Los Angeles area. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/25962

March 11, Pasadena --
*SCALE 16x. The Sixteenth Annual Southern California Linux Expo.* SCALE
16x. The Sixteenth Annual Southern
California Linux Expo. SCaLE 16X – the 16th annual Southern California
Linux Expo – will take place on March. 8-11, 2018, at the Pasadena
Convention Center. SCaLE 16X expects to host 150 exhibitors this year,
along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials and special events. SCaLE is the
largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North
America. It is held annually in the greater Los Angeles area. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/25963

March 13, Santa Monica -- *LA Female Founder Office Hours*
LA Female Founder Office Hours. This is the first in a series of Female
Founder Office Hours, staffed by female partners from a collective of VC
firms. For our first event, we'll be focused on helping seed-stage female
founders with their pitches. We'll be offering forty 1:1 office hour slots
with 10 female VC partners from Benchmark, Canaan, Cowboy, Forerunner,
Freestyle, Lux, Sequoia, and Reach. There will also be a talk by two former
female founders-turned-VCs on how to fundraise, based on their experiences
from both sides of the table. The event is also a great opportunity for
female founders to meet, mingle, and share advice with one another. Our
goal is for every female founder to walk away with a bit of advice from
some female investors and a few new female founder friends that they can
count on. We hope to use this to kickstart a virtuous cycle and community
of women helping women.. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/25988
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*Recent Job Postings *
More jobs at http://www.socaltech.com/Jobs
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Product Engineer I <http:///showjob.php?id=5697> Aerovironment
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Accounts Payable Specialist <http:///showjob.php?id=5695> Snap Inc.
Hardware Development Manager <http:///showjob.php?id=5694> SpaceX
Cloud Management Architect <http:///showjob.php?id=5693> Withheld
Engineering Mgr, Electrical Hardware. Aerospace. Valencia
<http:///showjob.php?id=5691> withheld
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Director, Product Management, Video <http:///showjob.php?id=5689> OpenX
Vice President, Investor Relations <http:///showjob.php?id=5688> Rubicon
Project
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Senior Product Development Manager <http:///showjob.php?id=5680> Belkin
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*Sponsored By *
TVC Capital LLC (www.tvccapital.com)
Investments and acquisitions of growing software companies.

Silicon Valley Bank (http://www.svb.com). Make next happen now.

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Technology. Law. Vision.

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Key info (http://www.keyinfo.com) infrastructure ~ connectivity ~
co-location ~ cloud

Shimokaji IP (http://www.shimokaji.com) Bettering Life Through Creative
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The #1 most connected recruiting firm in LA.

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