*socaltech.com <http://socaltech.com> TechNews - Tuesday, September 10,
2019*
Edited by Benjamin F. Kuo
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*Headlines *

   - Vid Gets Strategic Funding
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078808.html>
   - FloQast Connects With Workiva
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078809.html>
   - Semtech Gets Design Win In France
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078810.html>
   - Video Interview: Chris Straka, Radcare Health
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078807.html>
   - GumGum Ranks E-Sports Teams: LA's Immortals No. 3
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078806.html>
   - Drivetime, With Founder In SoCal, Finds $11M
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078805.html>
   - Happy Money Finds $70M In Series D
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078803.html>
   - SGI-DNA Finds $25M In Funding
   <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078800.html>

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*Tuesday, September 10, 2019*

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*Vid Gets Strategic Funding*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078808.html>
Los Angeles-based Vid, a startup developing a social video platform,
announced late Monday that it has received a strategic investment from
Ontology, a developer of blockchain technology. Financial terms of the
investment were not announced. Vid--which has yet to launch its
product--says it is developing a video journaling application, where data
is secured through "zero-knowledge" encryption and which is powered by
Blockchain. Vid's founders are Jag and Josh Singh. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078808.html>)

*FloQast Connects With Workiva*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078809.html>
Los Angeles-based financial close management software developer FloQast has
partnered with reporting and compliance software developer Workiva, the two
said this morning. According to Workiva and FloQast, the partnership will
include product integration and bilateral referrals between the two
companies, aimed at high growth private and public companies. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078809.html>)

*Semtech Gets Design Win In France*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078810.html>
Camarillo-based analog and mixed-signal semiconductor developer Semtech
reported a design win this morning, with a French developer of
Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. According to Semtech, itk, a supplier of
IoT smart agriculture applications, is using Semtech's LoRa devices as part
of a new cattle health monitoring solution. Semtech said itk's FarmLife
smart agriculture service are using LoRa sensors to detect cattle estrus,
drive improved nutrition and predict the onset of disease. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078810.html>)

*Video Interview: Chris Straka, Radcare Health*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078807.html>


Our video interview today is with Dr. Chris Straka, of Radcare Health, a
startup developing information resources for cancer patients.


(More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078807.html>)

*GumGum Ranks E-Sports Teams: LA's Immortals No. 3*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078806.html>
Santa Monica-based GumGum Sports, the sports marketing analytics software
developer which helps measure brand exposure in videos and images using
artificial intelligence (AI), released a ranking of top e-sports
organizations on Monday. According to GumGum--which has been issuing its
reports every quarter--LA's Immortals has jumped to number three in top
e-sports organizations based on their social ranking and social reach. (
More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078806.html>)

*Drivetime, With Founder In SoCal, Finds $11M*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078805.html>
Drivetime, a developer of interactive, voice-driven audio entertainment
apps for drivers, has raised $11M in a Series A funding, the company said
this morning. According to the startup, the funding was led by Makers Fund
and also included the Amazon Alexa Fund and Google. The company says it has
now raised a total of $15M, including a $4M seed funding round a year ago.
The company's other backers include Felicis Ventures, Fuel Capital, Webb
Investment Network and Access Ventures. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078805.html>)

*Happy Money Finds $70M In Series D*
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078803.html>
Costa Mesa-based Happy Money, a fintech startup that connects consumers
with credit unions through a marketplace, has raised $70M in a Series D
funding round, the company said last week. The funding was led by CMFG
Ventures, the venture capital arm of CUNA Mutual Group. According to Happy
Money, it will use the funding for continued growth and partnerships with
credit unions. The deal also includes a strategic partnership with the
national sales force of CUNA Mutual. (More...
<http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0078803.html>)

*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>)

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M
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*Upcoming Events*
Submit your events at least two weeks in advance to:
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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
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September 15, Santa Monica -- *More/Medavoy brunchwork*
More/Medavoy brunchwork. You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with
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intimate conversation with Brian & Erwin, curated connections, a creative
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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
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and support revenue growth. Key topics include: How to recognize an
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mistakes innovative companies make 7 best practices to strategically
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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
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Summit at UCI. Keynote: MarTech in the Era of Customer Journey by Annette
Franz Four tracks focused on marketing technology, customer journey and
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September 27, Santa Monica --
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Female
Entrepreneurs and Thought Leaders Unite for TuesdayNights inaugural Impact
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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
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