Digest 5/30 – 6/5: Nant Health’s IPO, Loot Crate’s Series A, Snapchat Passes Twitter, RadPad FB’s App of the Year

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

06/07/2016
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hack for LA
LACI, Los Angeles
06/07/2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Data: Factual / Applico
General Assembly, Santa Monica
06/08/2016
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RECESS Playground
Real Office Centers, Santa Monica
06/09/2016
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Get Hired HH
Pasadena WeWork, Pasadena
06/09/2016
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Digital & Beyond
LEIMERT PARK VISION THEATRE
06/09/2016
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Creative Revolution
DTLA General Assembly, Los Angeles
06/09/2016
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RECESS Finals
CTRL Collective, Los Angeles
06/09/2016
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
HauteLook/Nordstrom
HauteLook/Nordstrom HQ, Los Angeles
06/09/2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Future of Transportation
Santa Monica Public Library
06/09/2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nerd Nite
Busby’s, Los Angeles
06/10/2016
8:15 am – 9:30 am
Innovate Pasadena
Pasadena Cross Campus, Pasadena
06/11/2016 – 06/12/2016
All Day
Startup Bootcamp
LMU, Los Angeles

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

NANT HEALTH Pops to $2B in IPO (link)
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LOOT CRATE Raises $18.5M Series A (link)
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PASADENA ANGELS Raises $1.3M Fund (link)
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SNAPCHAT Acquires 3D Selfie Co (link)
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SNAPCHAT Passes Twitter with 150M DAUs (link)
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RADPAD Named App of the Year by Facebook (link)
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IMPERSON Powers AI Chatbot for Zootopia (link)
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TIGERTEXT Works with Honeywell on Patient Info Product (link)
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ACTIVISION‘s Overwatch is a Huge Hit in First Week (link)

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IMMORTALS Acquires Competing eSports Team (link)
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USC VITERBI Brings STEM to Underprivileged Students (link)
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ARENA VC Leads $1.5 Seed for Skyfit (link)
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MOBY Releases 4 Hour Ambient Music for Yoga, Meditation (link)
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JJ Abrams Drops by AMPLIFY for a Mentor Talk (link)
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SMASHD Hosted BossWomen in Venture

TIPTALK Launched with Party in the Hollywood Hills

IBM WATSON Came to General Assembly

Testing Continues at VIRGIN GALACTIC

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Came to Meltdown Comics

And if you need a reason to live in LA…

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