Morning News 3/12: Snapchat, Factual, Laurel & Wolf, SXSW

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

SNAPCHAT CEO Evan Spiegel spoke at the Montgomery Summit, just as Bloomberg was breaking news of Snapchat’s $200 million raise from Alibaba at a $15 billion valuation (link)



Join STYLEHAUL co-founder Stephanie Horbaczewski for dinner towards the end of March



UPFRONT VENTURES hired Michael Carney away from Pando Daily (link)

AWESOMENESS TV got a 200 hour order for original programming to fill Verizon’s pipes (link)

THE WRAP discusses the importance of actors’ social followings (link)

CINQ MUSIC got funding (link)

Tonight’s events around town include (link to calendar):
Tech Mingle with NetSuite, Avalara & Bitium
LAVA Annual Venture Awards Dinner
General Assembly Meet+Hire Designers AND Developers
Demystifying Virtual Reality

For anyone heading to SXSW, here is your forecast



If you happen to be in Austin, drop by to support Mayor Garcetti‘s LA biz dev efforts



And as if you needed another reason to live in or move to LA, here is last night’s sunset:
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