SAM Represents Client HelloTech in Raising $2.5M to Bring On-Demand Convenience to In-Home IT Support

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The on-demand market is quickly expanding.  Most recently, SAM client, HelloTech, a Los Angeles-based IT Company has joined the movement. The company today announced $2.5 million in seed funding from a Upfront Ventures, Accel Partners*, Crosscut Ventures, Amplify.LA, Ron Burkle, and other angels, as well as plans to launch its alpha service in West-LA in April. The company was founded by Richard Wolpert, a former Apple, Disney, and RealNetworks executive, co-founder of the Amplify.la accelerator, and a venture-partner at Accel.

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP attorneys Scott Alderton and Ryan Azlein represented HelloTech in the transaction.

To view the PandoDaily article regarding the transaction, click here.

For more information regarding our Venture Capital & Emerging Growth practice, contact Scott Alderton at (818) 444-4501 or salderton@stubbsalderton.com

SAM Preccelerator Company Fleck Reaches More Than 50k Users

 

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SAM Preccelerator Program company Fleck, launched their 2.0 version in mid-December, and have reached more than 50,000 users, tripling their user base.  Upon launch, Apple also featured Fleck as the #1 Best New App, and they maintained being on that list for 3 weeks after launch.  Congratulations on the continued success Fleck!

To download the app, click www.getfleck.com 

About Fleck
Curated inspiration from a global community of artists.  Share your inspiring photos to topics like Street Art & Typography. Vote on submissions and influence tomorrow’s top photos. Each day, explore the best photos selected by the Fleck community

About the Preccelerator Program

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is one of the leading start-up law firms in Southern California. We pioneered a fixed fee start-up package making the formation and organization of your start-up as seamless as possible. Our Preccelerator Program is a new platform offered to select start-up companies out of our Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator Program provides free co-working space and other perks for 5-6 promising young startups.

For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or (310) 746-9803.

 

 

 

 

SAM Encourages you to Attend the Webinar: “How to Raise Venture Capital: What’s Your Plan?” – February 3

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Are you looking to raise investment capital?

If so, you need a plan.

The trick is to get investors to believe in you, in your company, in your vision, and in your ability to execute.

Join Ryan Azlein, Partner for Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles and Gadiel Morantes, Chief Revenue Officer for Early Growth Financial Services for simple tips to help you build your fundraising plan and get funded.

Ryan and Gadiel have worked with hundreds of successfully funded companies and know what works. Bring your questions and dig into topics such as:

– How to successfully target VCs
– Creating an effective executive summary
– Pitch deck essentials
– Top tips for telling your story
– And more…!

Register!

SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: Fireside Chat with Ian Siegel, Co-Founder and CEO, ZipRecruiter

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

for this exclusive event!

 

Fireside Chat with
Ian Siegel,

CEO & Co-Founder
of ZipRecruiter

 

 

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015
5:30pm-8:00pm

 

 

**Food, Drinks & Networking Included!**

 

Register!

 

Featuring

Ian Siegel

 
 
Ian Siegel, CEO of ZipRecruiter, has played an Executive Product and Technology role at a number of early stage to mid-size start-ups including City Search, Stamps.com, Rent.com and Pictage. The idea for ZipRecruiter sprang into Ian’s head while contemplating all the things he would rather do than read through a three inch stack of applicant resumes. Ian creates the product roadmap for ZipRecruiter as well as being the designated “talker” for the company.

Moderated By:

 

  Espree Devora

 

Espree Devora is known as “the Girl who Gets it Done”. She is Comms VP and Podcast host at WeAreLATech, a virtual tourist office for LA Startups, in addition to being a contributing journalist for TechZulu. On her blog SaveBusinessTime.com, she curates and reviews the best business software for startups to be more productive. She has provided seminars in entrepreneurship and technology to many corporations and universities including CBS, Disney and USC Executive MBA. Connect with Espree on Twitter @espreedevora or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/espree.

 

 

 

   

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SAM Preccelerator Program Now Accepting Applications!

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is one of the leading start-up law firms in Southern California. We pioneered a fixed fee start-up package making the formation and organization of your start-up as seamless as possible. Our Preccelerator Program is a platform offered to select start-up companies out of our Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator Program provides free co-working space and other perks for 5-6 promising young startups.

The perks include:

  • Free co-working space on a rolling basis, including free wireless access to the Internet and access to conference rooms for meetings and presentations
  • Access to real-time legal advice and transactional legal services on site (under our standard engagement and/or fee arrangements)
  • Access to in-house educational workshops and activities
  • Potential introductions to our network of investors and other service providers

Apply Today

For more information about the Preccelerator Program, visit http://www.stubbsalderton.com/preccelerator or contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803 or hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com

SAM Client and Skype Co-Founder Backs Wire, A New Communications App Launching Today On iOS, Android And Mac

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Switzerland – A team of more than 50 people from 23 countries, supported by SAM client and Skype co-founder Janus Friis, is launching Wire, a communications network for messaging, voice calling, sharing pictures, music and video on your phone, tablet and desktop.

“Skype was launched more than a decade ago. A lot has changed since then – we are all used to free calls and texting, and we have taken to carrying our computers in our pockets,” said Friis. “It is time to create the best possible communication tools, as beautiful as they are useful. Wire is just that.”

Wire is available on iOS, Android and OS X. It offers communications with an emphasis on high fidelity paired with elegant design. People can use Wire for personal and group messaging, voice calling, sharing pictures, SoundCloud music and YouTube video sharing. Wire conversations are kept in sync across all your devices. It is engineered to take advantage of today’s devices, including iPhone 6, iPads and the latest Android devices.

With deep expertise in media processing technology, Wire’s voice calling benefits from its in-house developed audio technology. This makes calls on Wire sound crisp and clear. By remaining compatible with standard WebRTC, Wire will support audio calls to and from WebRTC compatible browsers.

“We asked ourselves how modern communications could look and work. How could we take full advantage of the latest devices and advances in cloud computing to deliver something that is really simple, very useful and truly beautiful?” said Jonathan Christensen, Wire’s co-founder and CEO. “Today’s launch is the beginning for Wire.”

The company’s team comprises former product and technology leaders from Apple, Skype, Nokia, and Microsoft. Christensen held leadership roles at Microsoft and Skype, and was co-founder and CEO at Camino Networks. Along with Christensen, founders include Alan Duric, Wire’s CTO, a co-founder of Telio (Oslo exchange TELIO) and co-founder of Camino (acquired by eBay/Skype); and Priidu Zilmer, Wire’s head of product design, who led design teams at Vdio and Skype. Wire’s Chief Scientist Koen Vos, created SILK and co-created Opus, the standards for fidelity and intelligibility in voice over IP that billions of people use today.

About Wire

Wire is headquartered in Switzerland and has a development center in Berlin, Germany. Wire is backed by Iconical, a collective of designers, engineers and entrepreneurs including Janus Friis. For more information, visit wire.com.

Wire is available worldwide and can be downloaded free from wire.com.

To read the full TechCrunch article, click here.

FlashFunders Featured on KNX1070’s Business Hour with Frank Mottek

 

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Vincent Bradley, Co-Founder of SAM’s joint venture FlashFunders was featured on KNX1070’s Business Hour with Frank Mottek.

To hear the full interview, click

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SAM and Startup Grind LA Host Adam Lilling (Plus Capital & Launchpad LA)!

Tuesday, December 9th – 6:30-9:30pm
@ General Assembly – Santa Monica

 

Adam Lilling, Plus Capital & Launchpad LA

Adam Lilling is the Founder and Managing Director at Plus Capital and the Co-Founder of Launchpad LA.  Adam has been an internet entrepreneur since 1994.  He started one of the first internet music and video stores called Pentagon CD’s and Tapes, which sold to Virgin in 1999.  Richard Branson and Virgin Entertainment Group invested in his next company, Pazanga, which took Pentagon’s e-commerce technology and provided e-commerce services worldwide for retailers (including Virgin) until 2002.  In 2004, Adam co-founded BiggerBoat with Barbara De Lury.  Backed by Zone Ventures, Tim Draper and First Round Capital they launched the first vertical search engine for entertainment and then grew it into a 30 million consumer vertical ad network for entertainment.  Over the years BiggerBoat analyzed consumer’s music, movie and tv consumption and have been building/deploying an analytics and ad targeting service for entertainment/media streamed over IP.  Now, Adam is taking time to help other entrepreneurs.  As a director of Launchpad LA, board member of and investor in some of the greatest companies in Los Angeles, Adam still gets to enjoy the world of startups.

AGENDA

6:30

Networking and Food

7:30

Fireside Chat

8:30

Networking

 

 

Register!

 

HOSTED BY

Joe Famalette, Minneapolis Chapter Director

Joe Famalette has immersed himself into the entrepreneurial world from a young age. Joe is the founder and CEO of OneMusicPortal, a music platform designed to help emerging artists be discovered.  Joe’s team consists of software engineers working at Microsoft and Success Factors, marketing ambassadors from around the country and a number of talented in-house musicians.  Joe and his team currently create and execute marketing strategies for a number of musicians ranging from Michael Jordan’s violinist to emerging hip hop artists and electronic dance music DJ’s.  Driven and determined, Joe fought through the challenges that every new business leader faces when they set out to change the world.  His journey led him to re-launch Startup Grind’s Minneapolis chapter where he operated as the Director from March 2014 to August 2014.  Now, Joe looks forward to bringing Startup Grind back to Los Angeles and it’s booming community of entrepreneurs.
Email: joe@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @JoeFamalette

 

 

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Bridging the 49th Parallel – Cross Border Business in British Columbia – December 10, 2014

 

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Join us for a catered lunch as we discuss the benefits of US businesses having operations in British Columbia.  The program will explore the economic incentives available to technology companies that are offered by the Government of British Columbia and by local authorities in Vancouver, how to access the programs and how to commence operations in BC.  The program will also include first hand insights of companies that have opened a satellite office in British Columbia.

Register!

Moderator:

Jonathan Friedman, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP- Jonathan Friedman is Partner at the law firm of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP.  Jonathan advises a wide range of both public and private clients, including development-stage, emerging-growth and middle-market companies as well as angel investors, venture capital firms and strategic investors. Jonathan’s practice focuses on venture capital and corporate finance, intellectual property licensing, mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate and business matters. Jonathan has represented corporations and other entities in a wide variety of industries, including Internet and e-commerce, apparel, medical devices, entertainment and high technology. Jonathan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian California Business Council, an entity that was formed to support Canada and California businesses growth. The Council aims to use its membership network to connect bi-lateral opportunities that will result in the job creation, investment connection and trade partnership support.

Panelists:

Robert Wong, Creative BC – After working for several years for a chartered accounting firm in Vancouver, Robert joined BC Film + Media (now Creative BC) where he is currently the Vice President and Acting Film Commissioner. Robert joined the staff just prior to the launch of the film and television tax credit program in 1998, and has since played an integral role in the evolution of British Columbia’s film and television tax policy, including the recent enhancements to the tax credit program. He is responsible for all administrative aspects of Film Incentive BC (FIBC), the Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC), and development funding programs.  As Acting Film Commissioner, he is tasked with marketing British Columbia as a destination of choice for projects and companies looking for a world class production centre.

Lui Petrollini, Ernst & Young – Lui is the EY B.C. Media & Entertainment Services Leader, Private Mid-Market Services Leader and the Director, Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He has over 29 years experience in Public Accounting, serving private Canadian and international companies. Serving a wide variety of clients from start-up, development stage to full mature companies, Lui has extensive experience with software development companies, Media & Entertainment production companies and industry-related service providers. He currently sits as a director of the B.C. Technology Industry Association, the Telus World of Science (“Science World”) and the B.C. Motion Picture Production Industry Association. Lui possesses considerable knowledge and expertise in the film and television production industry. He has worked closely with film and television producers, and government and taxation agencies in dealing with the various film and tax credit incentives available to producers in Canada.

Mikko Setala, Rovio Animation Company- Mikko Setala joined Rovio Entertainment in 2006 as the Chairman of the Board and has also served Rovio as the CFO and EVP of Corporate Development. Living currently in Los Angeles, he is the President of the Rovio subsidiaries in North America.  Mikko’s background is in the software industry and he has been an entrepreneur, worked as an executive in major software companies and also as the CEO of a listed company. Mikko has written two books and acts as an angel investor and board member.  Mikko has a M.Sc. degree from Helsinki University of Technology.
Twitter: mikesetala

Agenda: 12:00-12:30 Networking and Free Catered Lunch; 12:30-1:30 Panel Discussion

Parking: Ramp #5 on 4th Street near Broadway, or at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  No Validations.

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SAM Joint Venture FlashFunders Featured on Fox Business News “After the Bell”

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Following their October 16th launch, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ joint venture, FlashFunders has received enormous press coverage.  Yesterday, Fox Business News interviewed co-founder Vincent Bradley on “After the Bell.”

 

Other recent press for FlashFunders includes:

PR Newswire

Huffington Post

Crowdfund Insider

Wired Magazine (Online)

Inc.

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