*socaltech.com <http://socaltech.com> TechNews - Wednesday, July 11, 2018*
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*Headlines *

   - The Irvine Company Caught Up In Privacy Struggle Over License Plates
   Data, ICE <#m_3260441430371679015_0075359>
   - SpaceX Sets To Deliver Spacecraft To The Moon For Israeli Group
   <#m_3260441430371679015_0075356>
   - Newegg Counters Prime Day With Its Own Sale, FantasTech
   <#m_3260441430371679015_0075358>
   - Synteract Buys Cu-Tech <#m_3260441430371679015_0075357>
   - Surf Air Aims At Weekend Travelers With New Experiences
   <#m_3260441430371679015_0075351>
   - Illuminate Education Gets Backing From Insight Partners, Rolls Up Five
   Companies <#m_3260441430371679015_0075350>
   - Crinetics Sets Estimated IPO Range <#m_3260441430371679015_0075346>
   - MTech Capital Raises $75M Insurance Technology Fund
   <#m_3260441430371679015_0075344>

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*Wednesday, July 11, 2018*

*LAVA Awards Celebration - July 11 - Santa Monica
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"Flying With Unicorns" LAVA Awards Celebration 2018.

A Fireside Chat with Los Angeles's recent Unicorn Exits from Startup to
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*The Irvine Company Caught Up In Privacy Struggle Over License Plates Data,
ICE* <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075359.html>
The Irvine Company, which operates a huge list of shopping centers in
Orange County and elsewhere, including Fashion Island and the Irvine
Spectrum, is in the midst of a flap over license plate data sharing. The
real estate development firm was accused of sharing license plate scanning
data with ICE, according to a report from the Electronic Frontier
Foundation. (More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075359.html>)

*SpaceX Sets To Deliver Spacecraft To The Moon For Israeli Group*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075356.html>
Hawthorne, California-based rocket launch provider SpaceX may be looking to
deliver its own spacecraft to Mars, however, in the meantime, it's now set
to deliver a spacecraft to the Moon for a nonprofit group in Israel.
SpaceIL, which is developing an unmanned spacecraft specifically designed
to land on the moon, says it has booked a ride in December on a SpaceX
Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceIL has develops a large, 4-legged unmanned spacecraft
for landing on the Moon. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075356.html>)

*Newegg Counters Prime Day With Its Own Sale, FantasTech*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075358.html>
Los Angeles-based electronics e-commerce site NewEgg said today that it is
kicking off its annual, "FantasTech" sale on July 16th--a counter to the
big Amazon Prime Day sale on the same day. According toNewegg, it will
offer up a four-day sale on a wide range of the "latest and greatest" tech
products. NewEgg said it will start with a "pre-sale" starting on July
11th, an offer up daily deals leadin gup to its big sale on July 16th. (
More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075358.html>)

*Synteract Buys Cu-Tech* <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075357.html>
San Diego-based Synteract, a contract research organization (CRO) which
runs clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry, said today that it
has acquired Cu-Tech, a contract research organization which specializes in
dermatology. Synteract said it would use the buy to create a "dedicated
center of dermatology development" at the company. Cu-Tech was based in New
Jersey. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075357.html>)

*Surf Air Aims At Weekend Travelers With New Experiences*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075351.html>
Santa Monica-based air travel provider Surf Air--which got its start
offering up low cost "all you can fly" travel between Silicon Beach and
Silicon Valley--has lauched a new offering which hopes to attract its
members for weekend getaways. According to Surf Air, its new Surf Air
Experiences, which it is running in conjunction with partner All Roads
North, will offer up special, three-day weekend trips to its Surf Air
Members only. (More... <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075351.html>)

*Illuminate Education Gets Backing From Insight Partners, Rolls Up Five
Companies* <https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075350.html>
Irvine-based Illuminate Education, a brand new startup backed by Insight
Venture Partners, said today that it has merged five different
companies--Illuminate Education, IO Education, SchoolCity, Alpine
Achievement, and Key Data Systems--to create a new company focused on data
platforms, data, analytics, and formative assessments of K-12 students.
Financial details of the five way merger were not announced. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075350.html>)

*Crinetics Sets Estimated IPO Range*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075346.html>
San Diego-based Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceuticals firm focused
on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics
for rare endocrine diseases and endocrine-related tumors, has set its
estimated IPO range, saying in a filing that it is looking to sell
5,000,000 shares of its stock at between $15.00 and $17.00 per share.
Crinetics has applied to list on the Nasdaq Global Market as CRNX. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075346.html>)

*MTech Capital Raises $75M Insurance Technology Fund*
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075344.html>
Los Angeles- and London-based MTech Capital, a brand new venture capital
fund focused on the insurance technology, or "InsureTech" market, says it
has raised a new, $75M venture capital fund. According to MTech Capital,
the new fund has three anchor investors, including CNA Financial
Corporation, NN Group, and a top-3 global insurance company. (More...
<https://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0075344.html>)

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Hemi Zucker is a Managing Principal of OCV Partners. OCV is a Los
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