*socaltech.com <http://socaltech.com> TechNews - Wednesday, June 13, 2018*
Edited by Benjamin F. Kuo
ISSN: 1524-6736
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*Headlines *

   - Nimble Adds New Reseller With Ties To Microsoft Office 365
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   - MovieCoin Names COO <#m_-3833498898421547611_0075091>
   - Cornerstone OnDemand, Grovo Link On Learning Tools
   <#m_-3833498898421547611_0075090>
   - MaxLinear Partners With Hitron ON MoCA Network Hardware
   <#m_-3833498898421547611_0075093>
   - PR0HBTD Picks Up $12M For Cannabis Media Brand
   <#m_-3833498898421547611_0075083>
   - PolyCera Membranes Gets $9M For Wastewater Treatment Membranes
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   - Report: Bird Seeking New Funding At $2 Billion Valuation
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*Wednesday, June 13, 2018*

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*Nimble Adds New Reseller With Ties To Microsoft Office 365*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075092.html>
Santa Monica-based sales and marketing CRM software developer Nimble, which
is led by longtime CRM vet Jon Ferrara, has added a new reseller, the
company said today. According to Nimble, Velosio, a "Microsoft Master VAR",
will offer up its software through Microsoft's Partner Center Third Party
Software Offers pilot. Nimble said the deal allows Velosio's 200 channel
partners to purchase, manage, and resell Nimble CRM bundled with Microsoft
Office 365 to small business teams. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075092.html>)

*MovieCoin Names COO* <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075091.html>
Los Angeles-based MovieCoin, a blockchain startup which says it is
developing a platform to help investors finance major motion pictures using
tokens, has named Jeff Ivers as its Chief Operating Officer. Ivers was
previously COO, CFO and EVP of Business Affairs and M&A at Participant
Media. Ivers also was co-founder of theatrical distribution company Triton
Pictures, and served as CFO of the Motion Picture Corporation of America,
and served as SVP at MGM/UA Home Entertainment. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075091.html>)

*Cornerstone OnDemand, Grovo Link On Learning Tools*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075090.html>
Santa Monica-based human capital management software developer Cornerstone
OnDemand, along with online learning provider Grovo, said Tuesday that the
two have expanded an existing strategic relationship. According to the two,
Grovo will connects its Grovo Create product as an add-on to Cornerstone
OnDemand's platform. Financial details of the deal were not announced. (
More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075090.html>)

*MaxLinear Partners With Hitron ON MoCA Network Hardware*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075093.html>
Carlsbad-based MaxLinear, which develops radio frequency and analog and
mixed-signal integrated circuits, has inked a partnership with Hitron
Technologies America on a series of multi-gigabit, broadband access devices
using the MoCA 2.5 standard. MaxLinear said it is providing its
single-chip, multi gigabit MoCA networking ICs to Hitron for a number of
broadband networking products. Financial impact and shipping volumes on the
win were no announced. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075093.html>)

*PR0HBTD Picks Up $12M For Cannabis Media Brand*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075083.html>
Los Angeles-based PR0HBTD, a startup which says it is developing a
"cannabis lifestyle media and brand platform", announced this week that it
has raised a Series A investment round worth $8M, bringing its total raised
to $12M. (More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075083.html>)

*PolyCera Membranes Gets $9M For Wastewater Treatment Membranes*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075081.html>
Los Angeles-based PolyCera Membranes, a developer of membrane technology
used for industrial wastewater treatment, has raised $9M in a Series A
funding, according to the company. The funding was led by Kairos Ventures
and also included Bluestem Capital and the Wolfen Group. PolyCera, led by
CEO Simon Marshall, said the funding will go to build out its global
manufacturing, R&D and sales capabilities. The lead investor from Kairos
Ventures was Jim Demetriades. (Funding Details
<https://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/index.php?action=showdeal&id=92431>
)(More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075081.html>)

*Report: Bird Seeking New Funding At $2 Billion Valuation*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075080.html>
Los Angeles-based on-demand scooter rental service Bird is report raising
yet more funding, at a $2 billion valuation, according to a report on
Tuesday. The report, from Axios, cites "multiple sources" in saying that
Bird is again looking for new funding, which comes merely weeks after
raising $150M at a $1 billion valuation from Sequoia Capital. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075080.html>)

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Planning for Success: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Intellectual
Property

“IP can be complex and confusing; now, I am able to make smart decisions to
protect my IP and maximize its value!” – this is the reaction of many who
have attended Kevin’s past presentations. Kevin DeBré, Chair of the
Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions practice at Stubbs
Alderton & Markiles, LLP is conducting a unique one-hour workshop geared
specifically for entrepreneurs on Intellectual Property Protection,
Planning and Profit. Key topics will include:

• How to build a solid IP foundation on a startup budget
• Common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them
• How to respond to tough questions about IP protection from potential
investors

This workshop will change the way you think about IP.

Register today:
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entrepreneurs-need-to-know-about-intellectual-property-tickets-44576539630

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*Upcoming Events*
Submit your events at least two weeks in advance to:
http://www.socaltech.com/submitevent.html
June 13, Monrovia -- *MADIA Tech Launch Meet-up* MADIA Tech
Launch Meet-up. MADIA Tech Panel of Biotech Investors and Innovators,
6/13/18, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., @ Tanner Research, 825 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia,
CA. Tips for funding your biotech start-up, including ideas for
discovering or defining your product or service to appeal to the broadest
array of potential investors, alternative funding sources, and
bootstrapping ideas. Panelists: Dr. Molly Schmid of Tech Coast Angels and
Alfred E. Mann Institute and Dr. Robert “Bud” Bishop of Pasadena Angels and
Pasadena Bio Collaborative. Order tickets by noon June 12th. Tickets
include dinner. After-event mingle @ T. Phillips Ale House, 601 S Myrtle
Ave. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26107

June 13, Los Angeles -- *E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo*
E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Digital worlds, real innovation. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26118

June 14, Santa Monica --
*Wild and West Crypto Happy Hour With Presentations at The Room in Santa
Monica* Wild and West Crypto
Happy Hour With Presentations at The Room in Santa Monica. Thursday, June
14th Starting at 6pm! Come learn more about local Blockchain & Crypto
companies and meet new people in the Silicon Beach Crypto community. Feel
free to bring company swag to hand out to guests. Want to present? Book a
presentation ticket and get 5 minutes of stage time to present your
company, talent or host a demonstration. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26108

June 14, Los Angeles -- *E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo*
E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Digital worlds, real innovation. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26119

June 18, Los Angeles --
*Top Legal Mistakes Made by First Time Entrepreneurs* Top Legal Mistakes
Made by First Time Entrepreneurs.
General Assembly. Legal mistakes can doom even the best startup concepts
and founding teams. Join Matt Crowley from Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy
as he aims to prepare you to deal with the essential legal issues that
every startup faces. Making sure the legal matters are in order while
you’re running your company is one of the most important things that can
make your startup more investible in the future. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26088

June 19, Los Angeles -- *LA Fintech* LA Fintech. Come mix
and mingle with other Financial Technologist's Tuesday June 19th. Learn
about the newest and fastest changes going on in financial technology.
Finance is undergoing a massive change some call the "financial paradigm"
or "crypto wars". Laws from 1930-1940 (old right?) are getting broken down
with technological innovation in finance. Find partners, talk about your
project, bounce ideas, discover LA Fintech. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26114

June 20, Los Angeles --
*First Look SoCal at UCLA Luskin Center* First Look SoCal at UCLA Luskin
Center. Come see 30 early
stage startups who are commercializing their deep scientific breakthroughs
from 18 of SoCal’s top research universities and institutions. The day will
feature three simultaneous domain tracks: Life Science, Computer Science,
and Physical Science. This exclusive, invite-only half-day program will
bring together investors, innovators and executives in an intimate setting.
This event is brought to you by the Alliance for Southern California
Innovation and the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA). Event is free
but need to request invite. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26111

June 21, Santa Monica --
*Wild and West Startup Presentations and Networking at WeWork in Santa
Monica* Wild and West Startup
Presentations and Networking at WeWork in Santa Monica. Tuesday, June 21st
at WeWork in Santa Monica! Come learn more about local startups and meet
new people in the Silicon Beach community. Feel free to bring company swag
to hand out to guests. Want to present? Book a presentation ticket and get
5 minutes of stage time to present your company, talent or host a
demonstration.. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26109

June 28, Irvine --
*MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop #15* MasterMinds OC Startup
Accelerator Workshop #15. OC
ENTREPRENEURS: Join us for another LIVE MasterMinds Workshop. Bring your
startup ideas and business questions so our friendly group of local Orange
County entrepreneurs and business owners can help you move your business
farther, faster. Free tickets available if you have a good startup business
question for discussion, or you want to practice your startup pitch. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26104

June 28, Santa Monica --
*Planning for Success: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Intellectual
Property* Planning for Success:
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Intellectual Property “IP can be
complex and confusing; now, I am able to make smart decisions to protect my
IP and maximize its value!” – this is the reaction of many who have
attended Kevin’s past presentations. Kevin DeBré, Chair of the Intellectual
Property and Technology Transactions practice at Stubbs Alderton &
Markiles, LLP is conducting a unique one-hour workshop geared specifically
for entrepreneurs on Intellectual Property Protection, Planning and Profit.
Key topics will include: • How to build a solid IP foundation on a startup
budget • Common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them • How to
respond to tough questions about IP protection from potential investors
This workshop will change the way you think about IP. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26113

July 11, Santa Monica --
*Flying With Unicorns LAVA Awards Celebration 2018* "Flying With Unicorns"
LAVA Awards Celebration
2018. Celebrate Hall of Fame Honoree Hemi Zucker and J2 Communications
Extraordinary M&A Activity.
Hemi Zucker is a Managing Principal of OCV Partners. OCV is a Los
Angeles-based
venture fund that invests in, owns, and operates companies in the
information
technology, e-commerce, media & telecommunications, life sciences &
healthcare, and clean technology sectors with the objective of creating
sustainable long-term value. Why You Should Attend: Connect with Startup
CEOs, Venture Funded Companies, Venture Investors and thought leaders
shaping the future of Los Angeles's technology ecosystem. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26102
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Technology. Law. Vision.

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