Friday, March 22, 2019
Recurring Revenue Conference - April 30 to May 1st - Marina Del Rey
Welcome to the 5th annual Recurring Revenue Conference: Scaling SaaS & Subscription Businesses presented by Sutton Capital

Join 700+ entrepreneurs, executives and leading investors to discuss the Subscription Economy. Hear from companies including Zenefits, Mavenlink, Dollar Shave Club, ipsy, Sage Intacct, ProfitWell, Headspace, Winc and many more.

Attend the pre-conference workshop on April 30, 1-5pm followed by Happy Hour. Real tactics and actionable takeaways.

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GoFundMe Shuts Down Anti-Vax Campaigns, Says Report
San Diego- and Redwood City-based crowdfunding sight GoFundMe has banned anti-vaccine crowdfunding efforts on its site, according to reports, in a bid to battle the spread of misinformation. GoFundMe reportedly said that campaigns raising money to promote misinformation about vaccines violate its terms of service. The ban comes as there has been an outbreak internationally of the measles, including major outbeaks on in New York and in the Pacific Northwest, attributed to anti-vaxxers.

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Turning Point Therapeutics Files For IPO
San Diego-based Turning Point Therapeutics, a venture-backed biopharmaceuticals startup which is developing small molecule drugs for treating lung cancer and solid tumors, has filed for an IPO. According to a regulatory filing, the company is looking to raise up to $100M in its IPO on the Nasdaq Global Market as TPTX. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, SVB Leerink, Wells Fargo Securities, and Canaccord Genuity. Turning point is venture backed by Cormorant Asset Management, (More info...)

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MPAA: Streaming Video Subscriptions Pass Up Cable For First Time
The number of subscribers to online video services have just passed up that of traditional cable, according to an MPAA report today, which said in 2018 that there were 613.3 million subscribers to online video services around the world, a 27 percent increase from 2017. The report says that surpasses the 556.0 million cable subscriptions it tracked in 2018. Although the number of subscriptions to online service passed up cable, it said that cable continues to bring in the most revenues, with $118 (More info...)

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Cardea Bio Gets $7.8M For Biosensors
San Diego-based Cardea Bio, a manufacturer of graphene-based, digital biosensors being used to monitor biological systems using semiconductors, announced this morning that it has raised $7.8M in a Series A-1 financing round. The financing was led by Alexandria Venture Investments, and also included Serra Ventures and other new and existing investors. According to the company, it will use the funding to grow its team, for strategic partnerships, and other efforts. As part of the funding, Jonathan (More info...)

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XPRIZE Backs Forest Health Effort
Los Angeles-based XPRIZE, the nonprofit which runs competitions to encourage the development of new technology to solve some of the world's problems, has put its efforts behind forest health, saying it has put together an outline of potential breakthroughs required for healthier forest ecosystems. The company said its "Future of Forests Impact Roadmap" is being sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and might be the basis of future XPRIZE competitions. XPRIZE outlined some key technologies it (More info...)

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Allied Esports, GameSpot In Sponsorship Deal
Irvine-based esports league operator Allied Esports, and GameSpot, the online site focused on content around videogames which is part of CBS Interactive, said that they are in a sponsorship deal over a new, esports entertainment show. According to the companies, GameSpot will be the sponsor of the premiere episode of PlayTime with KittyPlays, a new esports entertainment show featuring competitive gamers and online game streamer Kristen "KittyPlays" Michaela. The two said the show will be streame (More info...)

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Facilitated Off-Site Planning for Growth Companies and Venture Firms
Peak is a facilitated team off-site that empowers growth companies and venture firms to build a Three Year Vision, One Year Plan, and Quarterly OKRs. With the vision and plan set, we provide additional tools to keep the team aligned, accountable and on track. Peak is a collection of best practices Jeff Martin founder of Collective Genius has derived from twenty plus years of experience in founding and operating technology growth companies and venture firms. We are partnered with local and national venture firms and provide portfolio partner discounts.

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BDO - Southern California Technology Industry Team
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