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*Headlines *

   - Catasys Sees Surge In Telehealth Enrollment Due To Pandemic <#0079675>
   - AWM Smart Shelf Launches Automated Market In OC <#0079674>
   - Report: News/Talk Streaming Audio Grows Due To COVID-19 <#0079673>
   - Green Dot Names New CEO <#0079672>
   - SpaceX Employee, Healthcare Contractor Both Test Positive For COVID-19
   - Design Therapeutics Finds $45M <#0079670>


   - Early Stage Commercial Insurance - Pacific Unified Insurance Agency
   - Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Preccelerator <#ad694>
   - Pacific Western Bank, Venture Banking Group <#ad749>
   - BDO - Southern California Technology Industry Team <#ad737>
   - UK Government's Department for International Trade (DIT) <#ad756>

*Wednesday, March 25, 2020*

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*Catasys Sees Surge In Telehealth Enrollment Due To Pandemic*
Santa Monica-based Catasys, a provider of artificial intelligence and
technology-enabled healthcare products used for telehealth services, says
it is seeing a surge in enrollment in its programs, as a result of the
ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to the company, it is surpassing a
weekly rate of 500 member enrollments for the month of March for its OnTrak
programs. The company says it historically sees approximately $6,500 net
revenue per enrolled member. (More...

*AWM Smart Shelf Launches Automated Market In OC*
Santa Ana-based AWM Smart Shelf (Adroit Worldwide Media), which develops
computer vision and machine learning technology, says it has opened up its
very first "autonomous micromarket" in Santa Ana, which lets residents of
the Nineteen01 luxury apartment community shop for sodas, water, juice,
food, and more--all without the need for a clerk. (More...

*Report: News/Talk Streaming Audio Grows Due To COVID-19*
Los Angeles-based Triton Digital, which provides technology to help the
digital audio and podcasting industry with streaming and advertising, says
that news and talk format streaming is growing as a result of the ongoing
disruption due to COVID-19. According to Triton Digital, it saw a 14
percent increase in the share of streaming attributable to News/Talk
formatted radio station, on both AM/FM streaming and station formats. (
More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0079673.html>)

*Green Dot Names New CEO* <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0079672.html>
Pasadena-based Green Dot Corporation, the provider of banking
services--which is best known for its prepaid debit cards--said it has
named Dan Henry as the company's Chief Executive Officer. Henry also will
join the company's board. Henry was previously CEO of Netspend, another
provider of prepaid debit cards, where he was until 2014; Henry had also
been involved in Netspend's IPO in 2010. Henry also was the co-founder of
Euronet Worldwide, is chairman of Paysign Inc. (More...

*SpaceX Employee, Healthcare Contractor Both Test Positive For COVID-19*
An employee of Hawthorne-based SpaceX, as well as an on-site health care
provider at the SpaceX headquarters, have tested positive for COVID-19,
sending a number of employees into quarantine, according to a report from
CNBC. Accordnig to CNBC, SpaceX is asking the employees it sent home to
remain in quarantine for 14 days. The on-site health care provider, One
Medical, reportedly is asking all of its healthcare providers showing
symptoms to stay home and get tested immediately. (More...

*Design Therapeutics Finds $45M*
San Diego-based Design Therapeutics, which is developing therapies for
patients with serious degenerative disorders caused by nucleotide repeat
expansions, has raised $45M in a Series A financing round. The round was
led by SR One, and also included Cormorant Asset Management, Quan Capital
and WestRiver Group. (More...

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*Pacific Western Bank, Venture Banking Group
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*BDO - Southern California Technology Industry Team <http://www.bdo.com>*
BDO USA, LLP is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and
advisory services to publicly traded and privately held companies through
more than 60 offices domestically and 160 countries globally. Our
Southern California technology industry team professionals have deep
experience helping online, software, hardware, and cleantech businesses in
the local ecosystem to navigate the many issues affecting their businesses
and to help them meet their larger strategic goals. Our team provides a
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*UK Government's Department for International Trade (DIT)
The UK is one of the world's fastest-growing tech hubs with more than
60,000 tech companies, 30 industry clusters, and over $14 billion in
investment over the last five years.

The UK Government's Department for International Trade (DIT) team provides
local 1:1 support to companies expanding internationally, helping de-risk
market entry with free support services. DIT can provide tailored set-up
information, including market research, legal and accounting introductions,
recruitment support, policy insight, and partnership-building

As the #1 destination in Europe for inward investment and tech talent, and
home to more fast-growth companies than any other European country, the UK
has a lot to offer to US companies. We work with all companies, from
start-ups/scale-ups through to the Fortune 500.

To find out more about "Why UK," and to work with DIT's LA team, contact us
at: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/200195057

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