Morning News, 11/16: Huge Raises for TigerText, NextVR, VideoAmp, Panjo, and Tripscope

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday, November 16
Microsoft Ventures Accelerator – Machine Learning
Snapchat Influencers

Tuesday, November 17
LA Tech Summit
Rackspace: Solve
Fitness: Staying in Shape w/ Social Media
Start Your Own Side Business: When to Take the Leap
Silicon Beach E-Commerce Meetup

Wednesday, November 18
Santa Monica CoC: Biz @ Sunset
An Intro to LA’s Tech Scene 2016
TechSparks Pitchfest & Mixer

Thursday, November 19
NextGen Crowdfunding
Pitch Fight Session
Silicon Beach Young Professionals
We <3 DTLA Friday, November 20
UCLA Anderson Big Data Conf
VentureinLA – Brazilian Edition

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Here’s what’s new in the world of LA tech:

TIGERTEXT Raises $50M Series C (link)
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NEXTVR Raises $30.5M Series A (link)
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VIDEOAMP Raises $15M Series A (link)
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PANJO Raises $4.6M Series A (link)
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TRIPSCOPE Raises $1.2M Series A (link)
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SCOPELY Named Deloitte’s #2 Fastest Growing Co – 20,000%! (link)
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LA County to Jumpstart Local BIOSCIENCE Industry (link)
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DODGERS ACCELERATOR Hosts Demo Day (link)
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Disney CEO Bob Iger to Lead Efforts for CHARGERS / RAIDERS Stadium (link)
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AMAZON PRIME Jumps into LA’s Crowded Restaurant Delivery Space (link)
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USC VITERBI‘s Bezalel Launches Kickstarter for Its Wireless Charging Case (link)
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PHRESH MAT Launches IndieGogo Holiday Sale (link)
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PSA: You Might Want to Avoid Hollywood on Thursday… (link)
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Over 80 LA Tech Firms Opened their Doors for NEWCO

USC Hosted a Hackathon

SOGAL Hosted a YouTuber Fest

Stewie from ‘Family Guy’ (Creator Seth MacFarlane) Sang Christmas Carols

And if you needed a reason to live in LA…

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