Tuesday, April 16, 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.

Interested in Sponsorship or exhibiting? Contact: Nancy Hammerman nh@suttoncapitalpartners.com

Register today! Use Promo Code: SoCalTECH to get 20% discount. Tickets and info: bit.ly/2TXSCqc


California Dominates In Electric Vehicle Adoption, As EV Adoption Grows
California dominates the United States in terms of electric vehicle (EV) adoption, according to new numbers on EV adoption were released on Monday, representing 46 percent of all new electric vehicle registrations in 2018. According to research firm IHS Markit, the U.S. market for fully electric vehicles hit a record volume of 208,000 cars registered during the year of 2018, as electric vehicle volumes have reached record highs. IHS Markit said that said that it expects a "considerable increase" (More info...)

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Flowspace Finds $12M For On Demand Warehousing
Culver City-based Flowspace, a provider of "on-demand" warehousing and fulfillment services to businesses, has raised $12M in a Series A funding round, the company announced this morning. According to Flowspace, the round was led by Canvas Ventures, and also included Moment Ventures, 1984 Ventures and Y Combinator. Flowspace has now raised a total of $15.4M in funding, including an earlier $3.4M seed funding it receivedin 2017. According to Flowspace, the new funding will go to advance its clou (More info...)

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Enevate Gets Funding Injection From Thai Energy Giant
Irvine-based battery charging technology developer Enevate, which is aiming its technology at the electric vehicle (EV) market, announced this morning that it has received a round of funding from Bangchak, a Thai energy company. Enevate said the funding came via the Bangchak Initiative and Innovation Center (BiiC). Financial details and terms of the deal were not announced by the company. Enevate is working on extremely fast EV charging technology,which it says would make EV charging as fast and (More info...)

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Ensysce Biosciences Names New CFO, COO
San Diego-based Ensysce Biosciences, a clinical phase, drug development company aiming at overcoming prescription drug abuse and overdose issues, said it has named a new CFO and COO this morning. According to the firm, it has named Kurt Schmidt as Chief Financial Officer, and Geoff Birkett as Chief Commercial Officer. Schmidt previously served as CFO of such companies as MDxHealth and Agendia, with Birkett previously serving as SVP of Global development and Marketing for CNS/Oncology products at (More info...)

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HG Insights Powers New Forrester Market Research Offering
Santa Barbara-based software developer HG Insights is powering a new market research offering from research and advisory giant Forrester, to power Forrester's new Business Technographics Service. According to the two companies, Forrester will use "technographics" from HG Insights, to help Forrester's customers see technology adoption trends in more than 45 different markets worldwide. Technographics is a new industry buzzword which is being used to show market segmentation and breakdown of consu (More info...)

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Peak - OKR Planning for Growth Companies and Venture Capital Firms by Collective Genius
If you wanted to reach the peak of Mount Everest, you wouldn’t just gather a few friends, buy some supplies, and start hiking. Similar to building a growth company, you wouldn’t just hire a few people, build some products, and win a market.

Peak is a facilitated annual/quarterly leadership team OKR planning session for emerging growth companies and venture capital firms. It's a one day leadership team session to create company focus and clarity around a three year vision, one year plan, and quarterly priorities. With the vision and plan set, Peak provides leadership tools and systems to keep the team on track.

To learn more and schedule a 45 minute walk through meeting contact us at Peak@Collective-Genius.com or by phone 424.259.3036.

Collective Genius - Planning and Recruiting for Emerging Growth Companies and Venture Capital Firms. www.collective-genius.com.

BDO - Southern California Technology Industry Team
BDO USA, LLP is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and
advisory services to publicly traded and privately held companies through
more than 60 offices domestically and 160 countries globally. Our
Southern California technology industry team professionals have deep experience helping online, software, hardware, and cleantech businesses in the local ecosystem to navigate the many issues affecting their businesses and to help them meet their larger strategic goals. Our team provides a wide range of guidance in the key issues effecting technology companies including, M&A advisory, initial public offerings, tax planning and consulting, intellectual property agreements, financial reporting and regulatory compliance matters. For more information, please contact our LA Technology leaders Anthony Ferguson, Tim Clackett, and Kris Kaufmann at


Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Preccelerator
Accelerating Growth for Early Stage Innovation

The Preccelerator® Program is a platform offered to select start-up companies out of the Santa Monica office of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP that provides interim office space, sophisticated legal services, mentorship and access to a strategic perks portfolio with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator® Program provides these benefits to as many as 10 promising young startups in separate growth tracks.


Square 1 Bank - Brian Weber
Square 1 Bank is a division of Pacific Western Bank, a Los Angeles-based
commercial bank with over $21 billion in assets. A full service financial
services partner to entrepreneurs and their investors, Square 1 provides
clients flexible resources and attentive service to help their companies
grow. Square 1 offers a broad range of venture debt, treasury and cash
management solutions through offices in top innovation centers: Atlanta,
Austin, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Durham, Los Angeles,
Minneapolis, New York, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, DC. Pacific
Western Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW).
For more information, visit www.square1bank.com, or send an email to
Brian Weber at bweber@square1bank.com.

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