(cOS) is an open, cloud-based platform for collecting and processing data to help deliver safer, more accountable care.
From MedCity News:
“Culver City, Calif.-based NantHealth is backed by a $1 billion from pharmaceutical magnate Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, and represents the rollup of eight legacy companies started or purchased by Soon-Shiong. It officially launched in January after nearly two years in stealth mode under Soon-Shiong’s NantWorks umbrella.
The company announced its presence at HIMSS in Orlando, Fla., Monday by unveiling the NantHealth Clinical Operating System (cOS), an open, cloud-based platform for collecting and processing data to help deliver safer, more accountable care. NantHealth is positioning cOS as the “centerpiece” of this massive investment…
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This is the kind of town where you can have green tech, digital tech, bio tech, new media, all intersect together–with analog industries like fashion or music.
“Los Angeles will never be Silicon Valley. Too often when they’re compared, L.A. gets the short end of the stick.
As a native Angeleno I get upset when people bash my city’s tech scene from thousands of miles away. I’ve watched it my whole life up close. The city of angels is very much a startup town. Biotech, aerospace, renewable energy, transportation, manufacturing, the defense industry, video games, e-commerce. They’re all just as much L.A. as Hollywood is. But in a strange twist, these are all facts the outside world largely doesn’t know about–and that’s because the city has an image and marketing problem…”
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Founded in 2009 by licensing technology from UCLA, Bruin Biometrics leverages the groundbreaking research being done at the UCLA Wireless Health Institute, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA School of Nursing, and the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.
“LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bruin Biometrics, LLC (“BBI”), a medical device company with two biometric sensing products ready for market in Europe and the United States, announced it has closed a $10 million round of funding which was oversubscribed by almost $2.7 million. The funds will be deployed to market the developed products, complete clinical trials and continue R&D on the product pipeline.
“Investors are responding to this important opportunity ideally timed to solve critical issues that cost healthcare systems globally billions of dollars in expensive, preventable diagnostics and treatments. BBI’s biometric scanning technology is proven and ready to improve patient care simply and inexpensively,” said BBI’s Chief Executive Officer Martin Burns. “Investors, physicians and hospitals understand these sensors detect a number of key health conditions. They soon will become another essential tool used by nurses and other healthcare workers to check a patient’s vitals, just as the blood pressure cuff is used today…”
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According to Fast Company, 35.9 percent of all Los Angeles startups are headquartered in Santa Monica
“The current epicenter of L.A.’s startup scene is Santa Monica (population 98,000), an 8.3 square mile stretch of beachside now known as Silicon Beach. According to Fast Company, 35.9 percent of all Los Angeles startups are headquartered in Santa Monica, including the popular app, Snapchat.
With its’ great weather, beautiful people, and pedestrian-friendly streets lined with a generous selection of bars and restaurants (450 of them, to be exact), Santa Monica offers young entrepreneurs high livability and a supportive tech environment.
Santa Monica also has a burgeoning incubator and accelerator scene. Within a 12 block area, there are 15 different co-working spaces, accelerators, and incubators, including ROC, CrossCampus, General Assembly, and CoLoft. Demand is growing so fast that CrossCampus is moving from its 11,000-square-foot space at 820 Broadway to a 13,000 square-foot-property at 10th Street and Colorado Avenue after the first of the year…”
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Fast Company – Analysis: LA’s Tech Scene [web]
Amplify is announcing its second fund, which is just over $8 million from yet another list of marquee investors.
“Back in 2011, there were only a handful of startup accelerators and incubators in the burgeoning LA tech scene. Of course, as “Silicon Beach” has grown over the past few years, this has changed. Amplify was one of the initial accelerators that debuted a few years ago, with backing from big names like Eric Schmidt, reality TV king Mark Burnett and Accel Partners. Today, Amplify is announcing its second fund, which is just over $8 million from yet another list of marquee investors.
The list includes a mix of traditional tech investors and CEOs as well as a few well-known names in the media and entertainment worlds. They include Accel, Greycroft, Siemer Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, Karlin Ventures, Jarl Mohn (ex CEO of Liberty Digital), Ron Burkle (Yucaipa Companies), Jim Wiatt (ex CEO William Morris Agency), Ed Wilson (ex President Fox Television, Tribune and CBS), Ben Silverman (ex co-Chairman NBC Entertainment), Rick Barry (founder & CTO Sycamore Networks), Rob Glaser (Founder/Chairman Real Networks), Joe Lewis (head of Amazon Studios), and David Baron (VP of content Hulu), among others…”
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UCLA joins LA-based group to design prototypes…
From LA Weekly:
“The next big deal — or debate — in the transportation field isn’t a Jetsons-style flying car, high-speed train or monorail. It’s the Hyperloop, a 19th-century mailroom technology with a 21st-century twist. Instead of sucking documents through a pneumatic tube from the basement mailroom up to the executive suite, SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Tesla Motors’ Hyperloop would propel people, seated inside pods, from L.A. to San Francisco in 30 minutes. That’s about 760 mph, the speed of a cruising F-15.
That is, if it ever is built. If it ever can be built.
“We wouldn’t be wasting our time if we didn’t think so,” says Patricia Galloway, the first female president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, who is part of a Los Angeles–based group charged with figuring out how to make Hyperloop a reality.
Also on the “Hyperloopers” team — which is working out of the transformed former Howard Hughes Spruce Goose hangar at Playa Vista — is Paul Coleman, one of the original 100 engineers NASA hired for Apollo moon missions…”
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Detailing the trends and players in Los Angeles’s growing technology venture capital ecosystem.
From CB Insights:
“Los Angeles has its roots firmly in the entertainment business and the creative industries. But over the past several years, the greater LA area has developed a burgeoning array of tech startups operating in diverse markets ranging from eCommerce to mobile messaging to multi-channel networks. Among the emerging tech companies that call LA home are Snapchat, Nasty Gal and Fullscreen.
And while venture capital financing to the LA tech ecosystem trails that of other U.S. venture markets such as New York and Silicon Valley, it’s clear that venture capital investors see the Southern California hotbed as an increasingly attractive area for tech innovation and creativity that can appeal to the masses. Since the start of 2009, venture investors have deployed $3.5 billion across 525 deals involving tech companies in the greater Los Angeles area…”
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Venture Almanac data shows a healthy and maturing SoCal startup ecosystem [web]