*socaltech.com <http://socaltech.com> TechNews - Monday, September 9, 2019*
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*Headlines *

   - SGI-DNA Finds $25M In Funding
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078800.html>
   - Sense.Chat Adds Tim Draper To Board
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078801.html>
   - Skyworks Gets Design Win With Oculus Quest
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078802.html>
   - Startup Boost Los Angeles Opens Apps For Fall Class
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078799.html>
   - NASA JPL Spinout SeekOps Gets Funding For Gas Detection Via Drone
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078797.html>
   - Sonos Rolls Out Outdoor, Battery Powered Speaker
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078796.html>
   - Stamps.com Adds New International Shipping Services
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078795.html>

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   - Pacific Western Bank, Venture Banking Group – Brian Weber
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   - BDO - Southern California Technology Industry Team <http://#ad737>


*Monday, September 9, 2019*

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*SGI-DNA Finds $25M In Funding*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078800.html>
San Diego-based SGI-DNA, a biotech company which is developing synthetic
genomics and dna data storage technology, announced this morning that it
has raised $25M in its Series A funding round. The funding was led by
Northpond Ventures, and also included Oxford Finance and BroadOak Capital
partners. SGI-DNA said it has created a fully automated gene synthesis
platform, which includes an instrument that converts digitized DNA code to
biological entities. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078800.html>)

*Sense.Chat Adds Tim Draper To Board*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078801.html>
Santa Monica-based MakeSense Labs, the startup behind Sense.Chat, a
messaging app which lets users share cryptocurrency tokens and connect via
audio and video chats, says it has added venture capitalist Tim Draper to
its board of directors. Sense.Chat is led by founder and CEO Crystal Rose.
According to Rose, the company's messaging system is the "first messaging
system of its kind" utilizing blockchain technology. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078801.html>)

*Skyworks Gets Design Win With Oculus Quest*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078802.html>
Irvine-based analog semiconductor developer Skyworks Solutions, has scored
a high profile design win, with the new Oculus Quest virtual reality gaming
system. According to SkyWorks, its Skyone solution for WiFi is part of the
Facebook Oculus Quest, an "all-in-one" virtual reality gaming system which
connects wirelessly to cloud gaming. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078802.html>)

*Startup Boost Los Angeles Opens Apps For Fall Class*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078799.html>
Startup Boost Los Angeles has opened up applications for its Fall 2019
class, according to the group. The programs--which does not charge fees or
take equity from companies in its program--says it is seeking nine early
stage startups to take part in its eight-week program, designed to help
early stage startups. Startup Boost Los Angeles says its program includes
six weekly workshop sessions and one demo night hosted by Google, in
Venice. Deadlines for the program close on September 20th. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078799.html>)

*NASA JPL Spinout SeekOps Gets Funding For Gas Detection Via Drone*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078797.html>
SeekOps, a developer of drone-based sensor systems to locate natural gas
emissions that was spun out of NASA's JPL Laboratories in Pasadena, has
raised funding in a Series A-1 round, the company said on Friday. The
company said the investment came from the OGCI Climate Investments fund
(OCGI CI), and Equinor Technology Ventures (ETV), the venture arm of
Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor. Financial details of the
investment were not announced. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078797.html>)

*Sonos Rolls Out Outdoor, Battery Powered Speaker*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078796.html>
Santa Barbara-based Sonos, the developer of user-friendly, whole home
speakers, has rolled out its first outdoor speaker, a battery powered
speaker called the Sonos Move. Sonos said the new portable speaker, which
costs $399, will be available globally starting September 24th. According
to Sonos, the new speaker is rated for falls, bumps, rain and moisture,
dust and dirt, UV and extreme temperatures and features a rating of IP56. (
More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078796.html>)

*Stamps.com Adds New International Shipping Services*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078795.html>
El Segundo-based online postage provider Stamps.com said late Thursday that
it has launched a new, international shipping service with GlobalPost,
which will help ease its customer's uncertainty about possible
international shipping disruptions due to the possibility of the United
States leaving the Universal Postal Union (UPU). (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078795.html>)

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*Recent Funding <https://www.socaltech.com/database/html.php?num=7#funding>*
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Angeles $2.20 M
8/14/19 Systum
<http://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=98062> Plano $10.70
M
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<http://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=98060> Los
Angeles $16.50 M
8/08/19 Tripalink, Corp.
<http://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=97935> Los
Angeles $10.00 M
6/24/19 AFYX Therapeutics
<http://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=97538> San
Diego $13.00
M
6/18/19 Elevate Services
<http://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=97508> Los
Angeles $25.00 M
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<http://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=97477> Los
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M
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Hills $3.50 M
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Monica $1.60 M
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*Upcoming Events*
Submit your events at least two weeks in advance to:
http://www.socaltech.com/submitevent.html
September 12, Pasadena --
*Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Microbiome* Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum -
Microbiome. This event
will explore many fascinating and potentially life-saving developments in
the Microbiome field. Keynoting will be Professor Sarkis Mazmanian of
Caltech's Division of Biology and Biological Engineering.. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26537

September 12, Santa Monica --
*Preccelerator Workshop: Your Team's Secret Weapon to Outpace the
Competition w/ Christine Perakis*
Preccelerator Workshop: Your Team's Secret Weapon to Outpace the
Competition w/ Christine Perakis. How will you lead your company to 10x
your growth and outpace the competition? Find your “Mars Group”: identify
and engage your internal influencers, including senior managers and key
personnel, who embody your company’s spirit and future. Understand why
you’re in business: your Mars Group will identify, develop, and articulate
your core ideology – the values and purpose that set you apart from the
competition. Dive deep into your business: identify and communicate
industry trends, core customer cares, and company strengths to become a
leader in your constantly-changing competitive climate. Spread the word:
share this roadmap to exponential growth with your teams, customers, and
vendors, empowering decision-making that aligns with your company’s vision
and legacy. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26541

September 15, Santa Monica -- *More/Medavoy brunchwork*
More/Medavoy brunchwork. You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with
More/Medavoy Co-founding Partners Brian Medavoy and Erwin More. Enjoy an
intimate conversation with Brian & Erwin, curated connections, a creative
challenge, and pitch... over a healthy meal. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26544

September 17, Santa Monica --
*The Role of Rebranding for M& A and Growth* The Role of Rebranding for M&
A and Growth. Learn how this
oft-overlooked ingredient can drive valuation both pre-deal and post-deal
and support revenue growth. Key topics include: How to recognize an
obsolete or weak brand story (interactive workshop) Typical messaging
mistakes innovative companies make 7 best practices to strategically
refresh brand messaging Crossing the chasm between strategy and creative
execution Before and after: rebranding results for middle-market companies
and startups. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26543

September 18, Los Angeles --
*The Goddess Project Documentary Screening* The Goddess Project Documentary
Screening. Join us for a
screening of "The Goddess Project" documentary here at Toolbox LA.
Synopsis: Determined to empower the feminine voice, two filmmakers packed
their lives into a school bus and hit the road for what became the most
transformative adventure of their lives. Through powerful conversations
with over 100 women from different walks of life, The Goddess Project gives
an intimate look into the collective experience that women in the United
States face today. Our co-founder, Noramay Cadena, is featured in the
documentary! We are looking forward to celebrating her and all the women
featured in the film. Join us for an evening of connection and empowerment.
See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26539

September 21, Irvine -- *AMAOC Marketing Tech Summit* AMAOC
Marketing Tech Summit. The AMAOC is hosting their 2nd annual Marketing Tech
Summit at UCI. Keynote: MarTech in the Era of Customer Journey by Annette
Franz Four tracks focused on marketing technology, customer journey and
career advancement.. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26517

September 27, Santa Monica --
*TuesdayNights Impact Conference* TuesdayNights Impact Conference. Over 100
Female
Entrepreneurs and Thought Leaders Unite for TuesdayNights inaugural Impact
Conference at the Annenberg Community Beach House on Friday, September
27th. The event, hosted by TuesdayNights founders Justine Lassoff and
Melinda Moore, will feature keynote speakers including Laura Doss-Hertz,
winner of XPRIZE for water abundance and Ronalee Zarate-Bayani, CMO of the
Los Angeles Rams; as well as panelists who are female founders, wellness
professionals and venture capitalists making a positive impact: including
Dana Settle, Partner of Greycroft; Ara Katz, CEO Seed; Deepika Chopra,
Optimism Doctor; Jennifer Loo, CFO of Tala; and Nanxi Liu, Founder of
Enplug and XFactor. Founded in 2013, TuesdayNights is a community of female
entrepreneurs, investors and senior executives with a mission to inspire,
collaborate and impact change through networking events, top speakers and
intimate gatherings. Each event features a nonprofit that is changing the
world for the better and sharing how the community can get involved. See
http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/26511

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*Recent Job Postings *
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Investments and acquisitions of growing software companies.

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Technology. Law. Vision.

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