Morning News, 02.08.16: WeVR, The Bouqs, Honest Co; Facebook Grows LA Presence

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday February 8
Growth Hacking (Santa Monica)

Tuesday February 9
DEW EXPO (-2/11)
FWD: Innovating 2016 Election
Growth Hacking (Pasadena)
AIGA Business Matters

Wednesday February 10
Vision Summit (-2/11)
Meet + Hire Designers & Devs
DAA LA Symposium
Cloud Security Alliance
Startup Grind: Amit Kapur
Techstars: Is Accelerator Your Path to Funding?
Cloud Security Alliance

Thursday February 11
UCLA: Susan Wojcicki
Two Bit Circus Happy Hour
Football (And Analytics)!
Growth Hacking: 30 Proven Methods
LA Investor Startup Forecast

Thursday February 12
Team P.S. Arts + GA Pasta Feed 2016

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

WEVR Raises $25M (link)
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THE BOUQS Raises $12M Series A (link)
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HONEST CO Looking to Go Public (link)
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MATTEL Purchases Bankrupt Tablet Maker FUHU (link)
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RAD PAD Takes on Airbnb with Short-Term Rentals (link)
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Take a Tour of DTLA’s Arts District (link)
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Partners with NFL to Curate Fans’ Super Bowl Stories (link)
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DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB Makes Surprise Entry into Super Bowl Ad Game (link)
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Then Offer Conference Rooms on AirBnB to Pay for Ad (link)
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FACEBOOK Signs Lease on 35k Sq Ft Playa Vista Space (link)
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DISNEY ACCELERATOR Opens Submissions for Third Portfolio Class (link)
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MAKE IN LA Announces Next Round of Portfolio Co’s (link)
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UBEAM Aims to Add Data Delivery with Wireless Charging (link)
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UPFRONT VC Addresses the State of Venture Capital (link)
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NEW MATTER Gives Away $200,000 in 3D Printers to Public Schools (link)
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NASTY GAL Founder’s #GirlBoss Heads to Netflix (link)
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SNAPCHAT Runs Its Very First App Install Ad (link)
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LA Represent! 13 Women Rocking the Tech World (link)
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TINDER CEO Sean Rad Featured in California Sunday Magazine (link)
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LAUREL & WOLFE CEO Leura Fine Featured in LA Times (link)
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11 LA Startups Disrupting the World (link)
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Fans Build THE SIMPSONS Scene Search Engine (link)
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GO LA App Featured in Gizmodo (link)
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Listen to SCOTT PERRY on GUIDED GOALS (link)
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Listen to JAY SAMIT on THE INFLUENCER ECONOMY (link)
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EXPERT DOJO held a 3-day Startup / Investor Symposium

While UPFRONT VC hosted a tiny gathering in Hollywood

LA City CTO Peter Marx Spoke with STACK OVERFLOW Founder Joel Spolsky

LA’s EMPOWERMENT PROJECT Launched Its Inaugural 2016 Gathering

Strong Women Convened in Terranea

LA’s Diversity Shines at TWITTER‘s Roadshow

ENGAGE LA Brought Together Agencies and Media

And if you needed a reason to live in LA…

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