*socaltech.com <http://socaltech.com> TechNews - Tuesday, April 10, 2018*
Edited by Benjamin F. Kuo
ISSN: 1524-6736
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Investments and acquisitions of growing software companies.

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*Headlines *

   - Interview With Startup Boost, Matt Stodder and Blake Caldwell
   <#m_-4265714043417087849_0074353>
   - GumGum Sports Adds Former NBC Executive As Sales Head
   <#m_-4265714043417087849_0074374>
   - Vandenberg Air Force Base Goes Solar With Major Installation
   <#m_-4265714043417087849_0074375>
   - AutoGravity Extends Auto Financing App To International Students
   <#m_-4265714043417087849_0074373>
   - Bird's Transportation Sector Picks Up As UBER Buys JUMP
   <#m_-4265714043417087849_0074366>
   - Report: Zuma Launch Failure Not Due To SpaceX
   <#m_-4265714043417087849_0074363>
   - SPIDR Tech Lands $2.5M For Law Enforcement Software
   <#m_-4265714043417087849_0074358>


*Marketplace*


   - Equity & Alternative Compensation Structures for Startups - April 17
   <#m_-4265714043417087849_ad732>
   - Neohire South <#m_-4265714043417087849_ad720>
   - Stradling <#m_-4265714043417087849_ad608>
   - Early Stage Commercial Insurance - Pacific Unified Insurance Agency
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*Tuesday, April 10, 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. Speaker lineup includes 2
keynotes:
Therese Tucker, Founder & CEO, BlackLine and Rick Stollmeyer, CEO &
Co-Founder, MINDBODY, Inc.

Register and use Promo Code: SocalTECH for 20% discount. Register at:
http://www.recurringrevenueconference.com

Questions: n...@suttoncapitalpartners.com


*Interview With Startup Boost, Matt Stodder and Blake Caldwell*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074353.html>
What is Startup Boost, and how is it looking to help early stage startups
in Los Angeles? We recently sat down with Matt Stodder, Co-Director of
Startup Boost/Los Angeles, and Blake Caldwell, Global Director of Startup
Boost, to learn more about the program, what it offers up to startups.


Explain what Startup Boost is?

Blake Caldwell: This is our second cohort at Startup Boost, which is a
preaccelerator. (More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074353.html>)

*GumGum Sports Adds Former NBC Executive As Sales Head*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074374.html>
Santa Monica-based GumGum Sports, which is using computer vision technology
for sports media valuation, said Monday that it has named a former NBC and
ESPN executive as its new VP of Sales. According to GumGum Sports, Ian
Partilla has been named as Vice President of Sales, and will head up its
global sports revenue efforts. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074374.html>)

*Vandenberg Air Force Base Goes Solar With Major Installation*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074375.html>
Vandenberg Air Force Base, which is located in Lompoc, just North of Santa
Barbara, has just installed what is the largest, photovoltaic power system
in the U.S. Air Force. According to installer SunPower Corp., the U.S. Air
Force Civil Engineer Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and Defense
Logistics Agency Energy, operations on Vandenberg's 28-megawatt solar power
system has just gone live, and will meet about 35 percent of the base's
energy needs. (More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074375.html>)

*AutoGravity Extends Auto Financing App To International Students*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074373.html>
Irvine-based AutoGravity, the fintech startup which offers up a smartphone
app to help connect vehicle shoppers with financing, is extending to offer
up loans to international students in the US, through a new partnership.
According to AutoGravity, it has partnered with Westbon, a provider of
lending to international students, to offer up financing options to that
user base through its app. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074373.html>)

*Bird's Transportation Sector Picks Up As UBER Buys JUMP*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074366.html>
The alternative-transportation services segment occupied by new Santa
Monica startup Bird suddenly heated up today, after car sharing service
Uber said that it has acquired JUMP Bikes--the provider of a electric bike
sharing service in San Francisco. Uber reportedly paid between $100M and
$200M for JUMP Bikes, which offers up dockless, electric bicycles. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074366.html>)

*Report: Zuma Launch Failure Not Due To SpaceX*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074363.html>
Hawthorne-based SpaceX is not to blame for the reported failure of the
super-secret "Zuma" government payload, according to a report today from
the WSJ. According to the report--citing "people familiar with the
details"--the second stage of the SpaceX rocket failed to separate from the
Zuma payload, but that failure was a result of issues with a design by
defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. SpaceX sent the super secret
payload into space in January from Florida. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074363.html>)

*SPIDR Tech Lands $2.5M For Law Enforcement Software*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074358.html>
Manhattan Beach-based SPIDR Tech, which is developing software for law
enforcement which provides customer relationship management (CRM)-type
features for police departments, has raised $2.5M in a funding round. The
funding came from Sidewalk Labs, Birchmere Ventures, Stage Ventures, Kairos
Association, Heartland Ventures, and No Name Ventures. SPIDR Tech's
software provides one-to-one communications with victims of crimes. The
company was founded by Rahul Sidhu (CEO) and Kenaniah Cerny (CTO). (Funding
Details
<https://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/index.php?action=showco&id=55303>)(
More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0074358.html>)

*Equity & Alternative Compensation Structures for Startups - April 17
<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equity-alternative-compensation-structures-for-startups-with-louis-wharton-at-the-preccelerator-tickets-44575428306>*
Equity & Alternative Compensation Structures for Startups with Louis
Wharton. Precellerator Program.

For a company founder, it is easy to understand the benefits of providing
stock or stock options to employees. It’s a way of compensating employees
that doesn’t drain cash from the business. Employees will feel invested in
the future success of the company. Join us to get insights and wisdom
about maximizing opportunities and minimizing mistakes in creating equity
compensation.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
12:00-1:30 PM
* LUNCH PROVIDED *

SAM Preccelerator
1453 3rd Street Promenade
Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Register today!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equity-alternative-compensation-structures-for-
startups-with-louis-wharton-at-the-preccelerator-tickets-44575428306

*Neohire South <http://www.neohiresouth.com>*
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
top-notch tech candidates with the most exciting startups in the industry.
Whether you’re building your team or searching for a job you love, we want
to understand your unique needs and goals to create an incredible fit for
your future.

http://www.neohiresouth.com

*Stradling <http://www.sycr.com>*
Stradling, Attorneys At Law (<a
href="http://www.sycr.com";>http://www.sycr.com)

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.

*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

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M
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<http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=91361> Manhattan
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4/05/18 PeerStreet <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=91312> Manhattan
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<http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=91166> Irvine $20.10 M
3/30/18 Wondery <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90999> Los
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M
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Jolla $60.00 M
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3/27/18 Fastdata.io, Inc.
<http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90994> Santa
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M
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Glendale $62.00 M
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<http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90871> Santa
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3/22/18 Pairwise Plants <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90856> San
Diego $25.00 M
3/21/18 PestRoutes <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=90853>
Mckinney $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
April 10, Pasadena -- *Pasadena Tech Happy Hour* Pasadena
Tech Happy Hour. We are working to build a collaborative and engaged tech
community in Pasadena to be inclusive of people who may not have easy
access to more established tech hotspots. This community will be a place
where an entrepreneur can find their next lead investor, a place where a
designer can showcase their artistry and the developer can demonstrate
their technical expertise; a place where anyone looking to get involved in
their local tech community can find resources to further their vision. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26061

April 10, Los Angeles -- *Los Angeles Digital Summit* Los
Angeles Digital Summit. The Definitive Digital Marketing Gathering. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26005

April 11, Monrovia -- *MADIA Tech Launch Meet-up* MADIA Tech
Launch Meet-up. Join MADIA Tech Launch and Richard Lee, Bluebeam’s past
President and CEO for another Second Wednesday Meet-up. Richard will
discuss “Going from Zero to $100 Million: Up, Down, and Sideways to a
Successful Exit.” Bluebeam is among the nation’s fastest growing technology
firms, named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Its award-winning PDF creation, markup and collaboration solutions are used
today by the world's top architectural, engineering and construction firms.
Email Bruch Lathrop at em...@madiatech.org. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26056

April 11, Los Angeles -- *Los Angeles Digital Summit* Los
Angeles Digital Summit. The Definitive Digital Marketing Gathering. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26006

April 12, Marina Del Rey --
*Recurring Revenue Conference 2018* Recurring Revenue Conference 2018.
Sutton Capital Partners is
proud to present the fourth annual RECURRING REVENUE CONFERENCE. We invite
entrepreneurs, executives and investors who want to learn about the latest
innovations, business models and customer retention to achieve explosive
growth. Whether you are a SaaS or subscription business, or if customer
retention is critical for your success, this is the premier Southern
California event to learn from the tech pioneers. Today’s analytical
insights, coupled with disciplined tactics are enabling companies to deepen
their customer relationships in unparalleled ways. Come hear from experts
who are successfully growing their industry-leading companies, as well as
from the investors backing the. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/25980

April 14, Culver City --
*Pitch Genius Workshops: Learn What Investors Want* Pitch Genius Workshops:
Learn What Investors Want.
The purpose of this workshop is to educate you about investors,
fundraising, and how to make a successful pitch. We're going deep into the
investors mind to really understand how they analyze startups for
investment. Through a slide-by-slide explanation of an investor pitch deck,
learn what turns investors on, what turns them off, and what investors
absolutely abhor when founders are pitching them. The best part is, we've
invited an early-stage investor to join the workshop so they can tell you
their perspective first-hand. Here's your chance to sit down with a real LA
based investor, in an intimate setting, and LEARN. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26052

April 14, Pasadena --
*Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Equity Funding* Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum
- Equity Funding. How
Disruptive Companies are Getting Funded in Los Angeles. Southern
California is emerging as one of the hottest venture ecosystems in the
country. This program will examine the current state of startup
development in Los Angeles, as well as the specific ingredients necessary
to plan and execute a successful funding strategy for your startup. Our
program will open with Andy Wilson’s keynote presentation, Silicon Valley
South: How Southern California Could Become the Next Great Tech Ecosystem,
commissioned by the Alliance for Southern California Innovation.. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26059

April 17, Santa Monica --
*Equity & Alternative Compensation Structures for Startups with Louis
Wharton at the Preccelerator*
Equity & Alternative Compensation Structures for Startups. Precellerator
Program. For a company founder, it is easy to understand the benefits of
providing stock or stock options to employees. It’s a way of compensating
employees that doesn’t drain cash from the business. Employees will feel
invested in the future success of the company. Join us to get insights and
wisdom about maximizing oppourtnities and minimizing mistakes in creating
equity compensation. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26065

April 19, Santa Monica -- *Advancement of Women in STEM*
WITI: Advancement of Women in STEM. In an era when women are more and more
prominent in fields such as business, law, and medicine - why are there so
few women pursuing career in Information Technology, Engineering and
Science? Our panelists for our upcoming event "Advancement in STEM" are
phenomenal women who are making significant contributions to technical
communities that improve and impact our society through education,
entertainment, and engineering. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26029

April 19, Glendale --
*HR101: Hiring, Onboarding, and Paying Employees* HR101: Hiring,
Onboarding, and Paying Employees. SCORE.
The SCORE/Paychex seminar, HR101: Hiring, Onboarding, and Paying Employees,
helps entrepreneurs select and develop productive and engaged employees.
See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26049

April 20, Santa Monica --
*StartEngine ICO 2.0 Spring Summit* StartEngine ICO 2.0 Spring Summit. The
ICO marketplace has
continued to grow exponentially; over $1.2B has already been raised in
2018; well on the way of passing the 2017 benchmark of $3.2B! The
StartEngine ICO 2.0 Spring Summit will bring together hundreds of devoted
cryptocurrency and blockchain investors, companies and influential keynote
speakers to discuss a myriad of topics. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26025

April 24, Irvine -- *Gemalto KeySecure Certification course*
Gemalto KeySecure Certification course. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26053

April 25, Thousand Oaks --
*IEEE Buenaventura EMBS Talk on Vivonetics: Progressing Clinical Research
with Wearable Technology*
IEEE Buenaventura EMBS Talk on Vivonetics. Wearable sensors have become
ubiquitous in the world of fitness tracking and quantified self, but data
from these devices is limited to basic analysis. Vivonoetics, with our
software platform VivoSense, enables continuous data to be analyzed with
accuracy and repeatability. VivoSense is a sensor agnostic software that
combines multiple sensor data onto one analysis platform. Sensor data can
be synced together, making data collection possibilities for academic and
clinical research boundless. This presentation will give an overview of the
VivoSense software, how it meets the needs of a universal physiological
data analysis program and its built in algorithms that provide quality
physiological end points for research. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26067

April 26, Los Angeles -- *Growth Capital Conference* Network
with capital sources: Angels,VCs,High Net Worths,advisors and 100
entrepreneurs seeking capital & counsel. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26034

April 28, Irvine -- *Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching*
Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching. Perfect your 60-second pitch with
valuable coaching from Tech Coast Angels investors and startup experts.
Participate in friendly competition and win bragging rights and special TCA
recognition with plaques and digital website badges awarded to category
favorites and participants.
Incredible networking and exposure to media and active investors of Orange
County. Attend one or both of the coaching days and perform your 60-second
pitch in front of Teach Coast Angels investors, receiving valuable feedback
and coaching on how to enhance and perfect your pitch. Observe as other
entrepreneurs try their luck at the elevator pitch, and learn as the
coaches offer their suggestions for the most impactful strategies for
influence and communication.. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26001

April 29, Irvine -- *Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching*
Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching. Perfect your 60-second pitch with
valuable coaching from Tech Coast Angels investors and startup experts.
Participate in friendly competition and win bragging rights and special TCA
recognition with plaques and digital website badges awarded to category
favorites and participants.
Incredible networking and exposure to media and active investors of Orange
County. Attend one or both of the coaching days and perform your 60-second
pitch in front of Teach Coast Angels investors, receiving valuable feedback
and coaching on how to enhance and perfect your pitch. Observe as other
entrepreneurs try their luck at the elevator pitch, and learn as the
coaches offer their suggestions for the most impactful strategies for
influence and communication.. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26002

April 30, Los Angeles -- *Crypto Invest Summit* Crypto
Invest Summit. CRYPTO INVEST SUMMIT is an exclusive, curated, high-impact,
informative and thought-provoking summit presented by some of the world’s
foremost innovators, change makers and prominent leaders in the blockchain
and crypto ecosystem. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26046

May 1, Los Angeles -- *Crypto Invest Summit* Crypto Invest
Summit. CRYPTO INVEST SUMMIT is an exclusive, curated, high-impact,
informative and thought-provoking summit presented by some of the world’s
foremost innovators, change makers and prominent leaders in the blockchain
and crypto ecosystem. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26047

May 2, Los Angeles -- *Crypto Invest Summit* Crypto Invest
Summit. CRYPTO INVEST SUMMIT is an exclusive, curated, high-impact,
informative and thought-provoking summit presented by some of the world’s
foremost innovators, change makers and prominent leaders in the blockchain
and crypto ecosystem. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26048

May 5, Encino -- *First Time Entrepreneur Workshop* First
Time Entrepreneur Workshop. LAVA. Workshop for entrepreneurs that are
starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital
investment. During our five hour program, you will learn how to: Determine
the value of your company Put together a capitalization table Understand
how VCs screen potential investments Understand the differences between
trademarks, copyrights and patents and when you need them Choose
co-founders Network at startup events — the right way. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26058

May 7, San Diego -- *Technology Services World (TSW) 2018*
Technology Services World (TSW) 2018. TSW is an unrivaled source of peer
learning, networking, and idea sharing. Learn how technology companies are
leveraging the expertise of both their Sales and Service teams to land,
retain, and grow customers. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26035
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*Recent Job Postings *
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CFO or VP Finance <http:///showjob.php?id=5698> withheld
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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Technology. Law. Vision.

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

Key info (http://www.keyinfo.com) infrastructure ~ connectivity ~
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.

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