*socaltech.com <http://socaltech.com> TechNews - Friday, February 23, 2018*
Edited by Benjamin F. Kuo
ISSN: 1524-6736
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*Headlines *

   - Vision Esports Snags $38M From Sports Teams, Invests In 3 Esports
   Companies <#m_-529904580956458807_0073855>
   - Snap's Evan Spiegel Pulls Down Massive $637.8M Paycheck In 2017
   <#m_-529904580956458807_0073856>
   - Intellisense Spins Out Of Physical Optics Corporation
   <#m_-529904580956458807_0073854>
   - Sonos Wins Patent Ruling Against D&M Holdings
   <#m_-529904580956458807_0073857>
   - Moonshots Capital Leads Investment In Complai, Developer Of Shep
   <#m_-529904580956458807_0073853>
   - LiveXLive Shifts To NASDAQ <#m_-529904580956458807_0073851>
   - Marlin Equity Acquires Propelics <#m_-529904580956458807_0073843>
   - SpaceX Tries To Catch Fairing After Successful Launch
   <#m_-529904580956458807_0073841>
   - NVCA Takes Aim At Sexual Harassment In Venture Capital
   <#m_-529904580956458807_0073839>

*Marketplace*

   - Neohire South <#m_-529904580956458807_ad720>
   - Early Stage Commercial Insurance - Pacific Unified Insurance Agency
   <#m_-529904580956458807_ad596>
   - Square 1 Bank <#m_-529904580956458807_ad695>
   - Recurring Revenue Conference 2018—April 12, Marina del Rey Marriott
   <#m_-529904580956458807_ad731>


*Friday, February 23, 2018*

*Stradling <http://www.sycr.com>*
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Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (“Stradling”) is a premier business law
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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.


*Vision Esports Snags $38M From Sports Teams, Invests In 3 Esports
Companies* <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073855.html>
Beverly Hills-based Vision Esports has raised $38M in a funding round, and
said it invested in 3 Esports companies--Echo Fox, Twin Galaxies and Vision
Entertainment. Vision Esports said its funding round was led by Evolution
Media (backed by the Creative Artists Agency, CAA) and TPG Growth, and also
included a number of organizations and athletes from the professional
sports field, including Odell Beckham Jr., the New York Yankees, the
St. (Funding
Details
<https://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/index.php?action=showdeal&id=90294>
)(More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073855.html>)

*Snap's Evan Spiegel Pulls Down Massive $637.8M Paycheck In 2017*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073856.html>
Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Venice, California-based Snap Inc., the parent
company of Snapchat, was paid $637.8M in compensation in 2017, in combined
stock options and salary--the third highest CEO payout ever, according to
Reuters. Spiegel's big payday was split between $636.6M in stock-based
awards, plus $1.2M in salary. The details on Spiegel's big payout were
revealed in its 10-K filing on Thursday. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073856.html>)

*Intellisense Spins Out Of Physical Optics Corporation*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073854.html>
Torrance-based Physical Optics Corporation (POC), a military, defense, and
security integrator, said this morning that it has spun off a new company
called Intellisense Systems, Inc.. According to POC, Intellisense Systems
will also be based in Torrance, and will employ 83 people, with $24M in
revenues. Intellisense said it will engineer, design, develop, test and
produce sensor systems and optoelectronic solutions for the U.S. Government
and commercial markets. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073854.html>)

*Sonos Wins Patent Ruling Against D&M Holdings*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073857.html>
Santa Barbara-based whole home audio systems developer Sonos has scored a
win in the courts this week, when a federal judge invalidated a home audio
patent held by D&M Holdings, the owner of such brands as Denon and Boston
Acoustics. D&M Holdings had filed a patent infringement suit (D&M Holdings
et al. v. Sonos Inc.) against Sonos in March of 2016, saying that Sonos had
infringed on U.S. Patent No. 7,995,899, entitled "Apparatus, method and
database for control of audio/video equipment". (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073857.html>)

*Moonshots Capital Leads Investment In Complai, Developer Of Shep*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073853.html>
Los Angeles- and Austin-based Moonshots Capital, the new venture investment
fund founded by Kelly Perdew and Craig Cummings, is on an investment roll,
and has made another investment from its fund. Complai, the company behind
the Shep business travel management Chrome extension, said late Thursday
afternon that it has raised $1. (Funding Details
<https://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/index.php?action=showdeal&id=90292>
)(More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073853.html>)

*LiveXLive Shifts To NASDAQ*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073851.html>
Beverly Hills-based live-streaming and on-demand video content
provider *LiveXLive
<http://www.livexlive.com>* has shifted its public listing to the NASDAQ
Capital Market, the company said on Thursday, and is now trading as LIVX.
The company--which previously had been traded over-the-counter--is led by
Chairman and CEO Robert Ellin. LiveXLive says its platform and app, deliver
premium live-streamed and on-demand video content from live music events
and festivals.(More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073851.html>)

*Marlin Equity Acquires Propelics*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073843.html>
Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity has acquired San
Jose-based Propelics, a developer of mobile apps for enterprise customers,
Marlin Equity said on Thursday. Marlin acquire Propelics via portfolio
company Anexinet Corporation, which is based in Philadelphia. Financial
details of the buy were not announced. Marlin Equity said it merged
Propelics with Anexinet to accelerate Anexinet's modernization and digital
business strategy. (Funding Details
<https://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/index.php?action=showco&id=56753>)(
More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073843.html>)

*SpaceX Tries To Catch Fairing After Successful Launch*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073841.html>
Hawthorne-based SpaceX, which successfully launched its latest mission from
Vandenberg Air Force Base on Thursday morning at 6:17 a.m., also attempted
a new experiment during the launch: an attempt to capture the fairing of
the rocket as it descended back from space. The fairing of the rocket is
used to cover the satellite payload atop the company's Falcon 9 rockets,
while it is still exposed to the Earth's atmosphere. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073841.html>)

*NVCA Takes Aim At Sexual Harassment In Venture Capital*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073839.html>
The National Venture Capital Association, the industry group which
represents the venture capital industry, is taking aim at sexual harassment
issues in the industry with a new set of reference documents for startups
and venture firms. According to the NVCA, it has released a set of sample
human resources politices for addressing harassment and discrimination, a
set of "best practices" for addressing those issues, and a sample "code of
conduct" policy. (More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0073839.html>
)

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Your source for the most sought-after startup jobs.

At Neohire South, we take our relationships seriously. We apply years of
industry experience to assess and curate our talent pool - connecting only
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Whether you’re building your team or searching for a job you love, we want
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your future.

http://www.neohiresouth.com

*Early Stage Commercial Insurance - Pacific Unified Insurance Agency
<+johnhuttin...@pacificunified.com>*
We are a commercial insurance broker working with startup and early
stage technology and E-Commerce companies to implement cost effective
strategies for their insurance and risk management programs. We
provide guidance and strategic planning during various phases and also
advise regarding employee benefit structures to assist in employee
recruiting and retention. Coverage placements include D&O, Property,
Liability, Workers Comp, E&O, Cyber/Network Security and Employee
Benefit Programs.

Contact:

John Huttinger, CIC, CRM
Vice President
Ph#310-370-5000 Ext 3025 w Fx 310-370-5454
johnhuttin...@pacificunified.com

*Square 1 Bank <http://www.square1bank.com>*
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 www.square1bank.com, or send an email to
rchurch...@square1bank.com.

*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. Speaker lineup includes keynote
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Register and use Promo Code: SocalTECH for 20% discount. Register at:
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Questions: n...@suttoncapitalpartners.com

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*Recent Funding <#m_-529904580956458807_funding>*
2/23/18 Intellisense <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90293>
Torrance $0.00 M
2/22/18 Vision Esports <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90294> Beverly
Hills $38.00 M
2/22/18 FanAI <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90289> Santa
Monica $2.50
M
2/21/18 Lindora <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90258> Costa
Mesa $0.00
M
2/16/18 NGD Systems <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90188>
Irvine $12.40
M
2/15/18 DroneBase, Inc. <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90180> Los
Angeles $12.00 M
2/15/18 Lumi <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90182> Los Angeles $9.00
M
2/15/18 Workast <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90185> Santa
Monica $1.85 M
2/15/18 SaltStack <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90187> Lehi $15.50
M
2/15/18 Miso Robotics, Inc. <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90181>
Pasadena $10.00 M
2/13/18 Tipalti <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90097> Palo
Alto $30.00
M
2/08/18 GOAT <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90089> Los
Angeles $60.00
M
2/07/18 ZipRecruiter <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=60250> Santa
Monica $50.00 M
2/06/18 Beauty By Design <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90028> Los
Angeles $2.20 M
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*Upcoming Events*
Submit your events at least two weeks in advance to:
http://www.socaltech.com/submitevent.html
February 27, Santa Monica --
*Namely HR Santa Monica Launch Event! * Namely HR Santa Monica Launch
Event! It's official: Namely has
landed in Silicon Beach! To celebrate, we're hosting a panel and happy hour
with our client, GumGum. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26010

February 28, Thousand Oaks -- *IEEE Buenaventura EMBS Talk*
*NEW* . See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26013

March 7, Camarillo --
*Lifelong Happiness: Your Secret Weapon at Work and In Life* Lifelong
Happiness: Your Secret Weapon at Work
and In Life. Russell Fischer Business Collection, Camarillo Library. What
would your life feel like if you could be 98.6% stress-free, and you were
able to exude complete confidence and happiness everywhere you go on a
daily basis? The good news is you can stop wondering and start experiencing
this for yourself immediately. Ricky Powell, an International speaker,
coach, and author of the book, Happiness Rocks, will be sharing his most
important hacks with you during this awesome, engaging seminar.. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26004

March 7, Santa Monica -- *The Montgomery Summit* *NEW*
. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26015

March 7, Los Angeles --
*USC Startup Career Fair Spring 2018* *NEW* . See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26014

March 8, Santa Monica -- *LA CEOs* LA CEOs presents:
eSports. Our special guest speaker is Andy Babb, Head of Games at Super
League Gaming, the premiere amateur esports organization in the United
States. Super League has built community-based, branded esports teams in
16 cities which compete against each other in “City Champs” competition.
Investors include Softbank, Cinemark, Nickelodeon, and several professional
sports team owners. This sponsor supported event is restricted to
qualified CEOs & CFOs only. Confirmed RSVP required. Service providers not
admitted.. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26011

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, Santa Monica -- *The Montgomery Summit* *NEW*
. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26016

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
Head of CRM Marketing <http:///showjob.php?id=5696> Thrive Market
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
Sr. DevOps Engineer near Hollywood, CA at Awesome Startup
<http:///showjob.php?id=5690> ZestFinance
Director, Product Management, Video <http:///showjob.php?id=5689> OpenX
Vice President, Investor Relations <http:///showjob.php?id=5688> Rubicon
Project
Senior Accountant, Technical Accounting <http:///showjob.php?id=5687> Snap
Inc.
Development Test Engineer <http:///showjob.php?id=5686> SpaceX
Quality Assurance Engineer <http:///showjob.php?id=5685> Leaf Group
Associate Recruiter <http:///showjob.php?id=5684> Safire Partners
Senior Product Development Manager <http:///showjob.php?id=5680> Belkin
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co-location ~ cloud

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.

Singer Lewak (http://www.singerlewak.com) Accounting and Consulting for
Growing and Innovative Businesses

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