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Interview with Kanaan Jemili, uCast Global

In a world of digital video, what’s the best way to distribute and monetize that streaming video content? San Diego-based uCast Global (, backed by Gary Winnick, is looking to tackle that entire area of content distribution, and is led by startup veteran Dr. Kanaan Jemili. Dr. Jemili was previously the CEO and President of NeuLion, and had been CEO and President of DivX, in addition to serving at Rovi. We caught up with Kanaan to learn more about uCast Global.

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ServiceTitan Snags Netflix Vet As New CFO
Glendale-based ServiceTitan, the developer of home service business management software, says this morning that it has named David Burt, former NetFlix Vice President of Content Planning & Analysis and Co-Head of Corporate Development as its new Chief Financial Officer--as the appears poised for an IPO. According to ServiceTitan, Burt had previously worked at J.P. Morgan Securities as an Investment Banker and for Bain & Company as a Strategy Consultant. The appointment follows a huge, $165M inve (More info...)

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San Diego Startup Investors Launch Their Own TV Show, VCs In A Van
Who needs Shark Tank? A group of San Diego angel and venture capital investors have launched their very own television show--which is airing on local cable channels--focused on investments in Southern California--called VCs in a Van, which will air on local Cox, Time Warner, and Spectrum channels. According to the new show, it will start airing episodes on December 2nd, and feature such investors as Neil Senturia, Tom Tullie, Mark Bowles, and Taner Halicioglu, who tool around San Diego and other (More info...)

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Virgin Orbit Moves Closer To First Launch With Captive Carry Test
Virgin Orbit, one of the space launch startups backed by The Virgin Group, has successfully performed a "captive carry" flight test of its LauncherOne air launch system over the weekend. Virgin Orbit took its airborne, satellite payload launch system for a successful test flight out of Victorville, from the Southern California Logistics Airport on November 18th, according to the company, as it moves further to its first launch. Virgin Orbit is using a modified 747 to carry the LauncherOne rocket (More info...)

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