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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar


Wednesday, September 16

Melange: Fashion Tech
Gay Geeks – LGBT Founders & Funders Panel
TechSparks Pitchfest & Mixer

Thursday, September 17
Melange: Fashion Tech
Cowork Launch Party – WeWork Santa Monica

Friday, September 18
Singular Research Best of the Uncovered
CTO of Grindr: When & How to Scale Your Mobile App
Hispanic Marketing Today and Tomorrow
Tech in Motion Mobile Mixer
TIMMY Awards

Saturday, September 19
Los Angeles Podcast Festival

Sunday, September 20
Los Angeles Podcast Festival
Design Fictions :: Imagined Futures

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

HYPERLOOP Announces New CEO, 3 Acre Build, 50 Employee / $80M Series B Target (link)
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IPSY Announces $100M Series B (link)
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MOVIEPILOT Announces $16M Series B (link)
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MEUNDIES Announces $5.7M Raise (link)
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Massage on Demand App SOOTHE Acquires UnwindMe (link)
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SPACEX Announces $7B in Shipping Contracts (link)
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VIRGIN GALACTIC Announces New Pricing (link)
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SNAPCHAT Purchases Looksery (link)
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SNAPCHAT Announces Paid Replays (link)
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SNAPCHAT Stars Making Six-Figure Revenue (link)
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GRINDR Gets into Music Marketing

MACHINIMA Opening Its Own Studio Space (link)
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A Chat with ASHTON KUTCHER (link)
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TINT Discusses Internal Decision Processes (link)
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LA2024 Launches Olympics Bid Video

SMASHD LABS Portfolio Cos enjoy a bonfire by the beach…

…and Visited the Set of SHARK TANK!

STARTUPS IN THE SKY Hosted a DTLA Symposium

500 STARTUPS Visited LA

General Assembly Hosted FinTech with Top Names in GoCoin & VC

USC‘s Stasis Labs Won an Engineering Challenge

LA CTO Peter Marx is in DC Talking Smart Cities

And if you needed a reason to live in LA…

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