Category Archives: Press

Preccelerator Program Company Verde Circle Partners with Intuit

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Congratulations to Preccelerator Program company Verde Circle for the launch of their software SyncTwixt in the Intuit App store!  SyncTwixt is a suite of business data sync tools that make syncing invoices, managing a company’s cash flow, products, returns, and syncing inventory data to 3rd parties much easier! Integrations with ShipStation, QuickBooks Online, and more.

We are very proud of your successes!

To learn more about Verde Circle, visit:  http://verdecircle.com/

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

 

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SAM Preccelerator® Program Company Voter Featured in Wired Magazine and Sirius XM radio.

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Congratulations to SAM Preccelerator® Program’s company Voter for being picked as the #1 app to help get you through the presidential election by Wired Magazine. Voter’s CEO, Hunter Scarborough, also gave an interview on Sirus XM POTUS radio this week with Michael Steele and Ruck Ungar about this amazing new app. Voter is matchmaking for politics.  Voter analyzes exorbitant amounts of data, including public stances, voting records, speeches, and more. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions about your political opinions. Swipe through issues quickly. Need more info about a question? Tap the card to get more information, including bullet points for and against. Voter displays your match score as a percentage, describing how closely your views align with each candidate. On Election Day Voter shows you where to vote, when to be there, and what to bring.

To read Wired Magazine’s full article click here [https://www.wired.com/2016/09/6-apps-get-presidential-election/ ] .

To listen the Sirus XM POTUS interview with Voter click here. [ https://soundcloud.com/hunter-james-718166662/hunter-scarborough-on-steele-ungar-sirius-xm ]

To learn more about Voter download the app for your iphone or android.

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

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Announces Launch of SAM Legal Triage™

SAM High Res Logo 1SAM believes every business venture should have a solid legal foundation. To that end, SAM has partnered with Traklight to help identify your company’s strengths and weaknesses and to provide a road map for investment readiness, future growth and execution of exit strategies. Stubbs Alderton has implemented SAM Legal Triage™, an in-depth questionnaire that will enable entrepreneurs to understand the elements needed to achieve success whether their business venture is high-tech, brick and mortar, B2B, SaaS or mom and pop.

For more information and to take the FREE 10-minute questionnaire, visit www.stubbsalderton.com/sam-legal-triage.

About Traklight

Traklight is the only self-guided software platform that creates your custom intellectual property strategy. By empowering small businesses, entrepreneurs, and inventors to identify their intellectual property (IP), Traklight enables them to protect and leverage their ideas, and to become more educated about the strategies, costs, and implications of their IP.

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property, brand protection and business litigation practice groups focusing on the representation of, among others, venture backed emerging growth companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Our mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of our Firm.

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Preccelerator Program Company Voter Hits Up Media Row at the Republican National Convention

voterSAM Preccelerator Program company Voter, (Newsweek’s named #1 Up and Coming App for 2016) made a huge debut at the Republican and Democratic Conventions and Freedom Fest this year to promote their app, available both on iOS and Android.

What is Voter? VBreitbartoter is matchmaking for politics.   Voter analyzes exorbitant amounts of data, including public stances, voting records, speeches, and more. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions about your political opinions. Swipe through issues quickly. Need more info about a question? Tap the card to get more information, including bullet points for and against. Voter displays your match Hunter-Scarborough-Politicon-MoKelly-2-580x423score as a percentage, describing how closely your views align with each candidate. On Election Day Voter shows you where to vote, when to be there, and what to bring.

Voter will currently match you to the 2016 presidential hopefuls, candidates for governor, candidates for senate, and candidates for congress, there are plans to grow into local elections, including City Council and School Board seats.Hunter-Scarborough-with-Chris-Matthews-RNC-2-740x410

Through attending the Republican National Convention and making rounds in Media Row, Voter has received additional exposure from BBC, Breitbart, and founder Hunter Scarborough’s own alma mater, Chapman University.

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To view the articles, click below.

 

To learn more about Voter, visit www.voter.xyz.  For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or (310) 746-9803.

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SAM Client KINBE Launches Indiegogo Campaign

 

SAM client KINBE, a producer of adjustable shoes for growing babies, just announced that they have launched an Indiegogo campaign with the mission of raising $25,000 by September 1, 2016.  To contribute to their campaign visit https://igg.me/at/DoQySS-Ia3o/x 

KINBE MoccsKINBE has developed an innovative, yet chic moccasin that cuts the number of baby shoes you purchase in half. Made in the USA with 100% genuine leather, Kinbe Moccs offer babies and parents a fun, stylish and practical alternative to regular baby shoes.

Still not convinced? A portion of all KINBE Kids proceeds (including this Indiegogo campaign) will go toward helping create loving homes for children without one. They have partnered with a non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue and love orphaned children in Guatemala. Meeting physical needs is important but without love children cannot thrive. Part of the shoes profits will go toward funding family style homes for these children.

KINBE is a lifestyle children’s brand whose goal is to inspire and nurture the next generation one child at a time. Their hope is to create products that spread love to children around the world.

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Represents Client RPM Services and Rentals, LLC in Acquisition by Hugg & Hall Equipment Company

RPM Services Logo(Los Angeles – July, 2016) – SAM Client RPM Services & Rentals (“RPM” or the “Company”) has been acquired by Hugg & Hall Equipment Company. The Stubbs Alderton attorney who led the deal was Joe Stubbs.

RPM was established by Terry Gold in 2008 and grew quickly to become one of the largest independent equipment rental companies in the Southeast. The Company rents a variety of construction equipment to customers principally serving the region’s onshore industrial markets. The Company operates from locations in Bourg, New Iberia, Morgan City and Gonzales, Louisiana.

Terry Gold, President, stated, “We are thrilled to join the Hugg & Hall team.  This transaction presents fantastic synergies for both companies.  Hugg & Hall will bring tremendous resources to our employees and loyal customers and together we will execute a smart growth strategy for South Louisiana.”

About Hugg & Hall Equipment Company
Hugg & Hall Equipment Company, headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, has been family owned and managed since 1956 and is one of the largest materials and personnel handling equipment dealers in the Mid-south. With 12 full service locations Hugg & Hall is an authorized dealer for Bobcat, Combilift, Crown, Doosan, Enersys, Extreme, Genie, JLG, Manitou, Sellick, Skyjack, Taylor, Terex, Toyota, and Volvo. Hugg & Hall sells new and used equipment, has a rental fleet of 5000 pieces of equipment, and services all makes of industrial and construction equipment with over 6 million dollars of replacement parts in stock and a team of 190 trained ASE certified mechanics. The company recently started a Utilities Services division which focuses on the rental, sales and service of a broad range of generators, air compressors, lighting equipment, and portable cooling and heating equipment

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property, brand protection and business litigation practice groups focusing on the representation of, among others, venture backed emerging growth companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Their mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of their Firm.

Media Contact:

Heidi Hubbeling
Director of Marketing
hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com
(310) 746-9803

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Preccelerator Program Presents: “The Art of Fundraising Episode I: 5 Types of Funding” – July 21st

Join the SAM Preccelerator Program
for this exclusive event!

 

 

 “The Art of Fundraising Episode I:  5 Types of Funding

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

 5:30pm-8:00pm

 **Food, Drinks & Networking Included!**

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

Register!

Parking

4th Street/Broadway ramp or in the Santa Monica Place Mall

 

 

Featuring

 

Moderator:

Delilah PanioDelilah Panio, Founder, Stiletto Dash

I love helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams… just like I am!

As the founder of Stiletto Dash, I am passionate about helping women build their dream companies and achieve economic independence through entrepreneurship. Through my one-on-one consulting and soon to be launched online courses, I work with clients on their business planning and getting investor-ready.

I am leading the L.A. chapter of SheEO’s Radical Generosity program in which 1000 women invest $1000 to provide low interest loans to 10 local women-led companies. I am also a Co-Founder of We Are Enough, a non-profit that educates women on why and how to invest in women-owned businesses. As well, I am active in the LA entrepreneur community, including as the Co-Chair of Women in LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association) and coach for local pitch competitions.

My background is as a capital markets expert with 10 years in business development at the Toronto Stock Exchange, including as the Director, Business Development & Strategy. I have advised many companies on the going public process and can provide an understanding of private and public financing options in Canada and the United States.

Panelists:

Sarah MoretSarah Moret, Crosscut Ventures – Venture Capital

Sarah is an Associate at Crosscut Ventures. Her role includes meeting with startups, evaluating investment opportunities, and helping to manage fund operations. Prior to joining Crosscut, Sarah was at Formation8 Partners, a Venture Capital fund in San Francisco, where she focused on finance, operations, and due diligence for the fund’s hardware investments. Prior to that, Sarah worked in PwC’s Transaction Services Consulting Practice, advising clients on M&As, IPOs, and various other capital market transactions.

evan markilesEvan Markiles, FlashFunders –  Crowdfunding

Evan is the Business Operations Manager at FlashFunders, an equity crowdfunding platform. An attorney, Evan works with companies that are interested in raising equity funding on FlashFunders, and manages companies’ offerings from the onboarding stage to closing.

 

frank obrienFrank O’Brien, Silicon Valley Bank – Lending

Frank O’Brien is currently a Senior Associate with the SVB Technology and Life Sciences Teams based in Orange County, CA, focused on companies from the pre-revenue stage though over $100MM in revenues. Areas of focus include Big Data, Analytics, SaaS Platforms/Infrastructure, Medical Device, and Pharmaceuticals.

Mr. O’Brien joined SVB in early 2011 as an Associate, where he was responsible for financial analysis, business analysis, credit underwriting, portfolio management and new client development.

 

Alfred MirandaAlfred Miranda, Analog – An Idea Company, Inc. – Angel Investor

Angel Investment Firm owned by my partners and I to provide: Funding, Guidance, Technology Acumen, and Mentorship to promising Start-ups.

 

 

Andy TomatAndy Tomat, Teradyne – Strategic Investor

Andy was hired by Teradyne in the Fall of 2008 as the first head of Corporate Development to grow and diversify Teradyne’s business outside of semiconductor equipment through acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Areas of particular focus include Green Tech, Medical Equipment, Wireless and Optical Communication products.

Prior to Teradyne, Andy was the Sr. Director of Product Management at Peerless Systems Corporation where he led a team to deliver high performance color imaging products to market and enabled the company to become the 3rd best performer on NASDAQ in 2005. He was also with Peerless in the mid-1990’s where he helped coordinate their successful IPO.

As a consultant with the Adrenaline Group in Washington DC, he performed technology due diligence for a unit of NASDAQ (now FINRA); and in partnership with McKinsey & Co. helped a Nortel spin off (now Bill-Me-Later) re-position their online payment processing system to appeal to Amazon.com and Dell.

Andy has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, finance, M&A, and new business development at large organizations like Canon and Perkin-Elmer, and as co-founder of several startups in the imaging space. He holds multiple patents in digital imaging and content management and has participated in various international standards groups.

 

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

 

SAM-High-Res-Logo-1Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property, brand protection and business litigation practice groups focusing on the representation of, among others, venture backed emerging growth companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Our mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of our Firm. www.stubbsalderton.com

Capital InVenturesCapital InVentures is a New York-based boutique investment bank serving middle market companies in the $5-mm to $100-mm range. The firm performs consulting and investment banking services within the global financial community.  Through its association with other investment banking houses, underwriters and other private and public, domestic and offshore financial sources, Capital InVentures handles venture capital deals, bridge and mezzanine financing, syndications, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, corporate capitalization, technology transfer, commercial debt and other creative business structures. www.CapitalInventures.com

 

 LAVALosAngelesVenturaAssociationLogo.pngSince 1985 the Los Angeles Venture Association has been providing forums where entrepreneurs and executives of start-up, emerging growth and late stage venture funded companies actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other providers of professional services.

Our extensive slate of monthly Strategic Interest Group meetings and panel discussions feature exceptional presentations by prominent members of our investment, entrepreneurial, business and academic communities. Our annual Meet the VC conference, First Look LA and the LAVA Awards Dinner are our region’s premiere forums on investment capital. We also co-produce events with many of our affiliated organizations. www.lava.org

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SAM Encourages You to Attend: IDEAS – Los Angeles – June 15 & 16

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SAM is proud to be a sponsor for IDEAS Los Angeles 2016.

What is IDEAS- Los Angeles?  2 Days 2 Tracks running simultaneously focused on the future of Digital Technology in Media & Entertainment and Lifestyle & Health. They will explore the new and emerging paradigms in content creation, consumption, diagnostics, service, and distribution.

IDEAS features hundreds of attendees including entrepreneurs, investors, executives, professionals and academics, with 70+ speakers including global business leaders, futurists, studio heads, movie and television producers, healthcare providers, doctors, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, Tel Aviv University administrators, professors, and alumni.

The venue is the newly expanded world class performing arts center, The Broad Stage, in Santa Monica, CA. They have access to 2 state-of-the-art buildings featuring an array of meeting spaces including 2 stages, a workshop lounge, media lounge, outdoor networking plaza, café, atrium style lobby, and more.

To register and for more info, click here:  http://www.ideaslosangeles.com/register/

 

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Don’t Miss This! June 30th – EXPOSED: Digital Imagery, Drones, Publicity And Privacy

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EXPOSED: DIGITAL IMAGERY, DRONES,
PUBLICITY AND PRIVACY

 

What: 

Join us for a discussion with industry experts about the issues related to Video, Photography, User Generated Content (UGC), and Privacy on the Internet and how it relates to companies here in the Los Angeles entertainment community and Silicon Beach.

When: 

Thursday, June 30th 2016
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Register!

Where:

Parking is in Lot #5 on the corner of 4th Street and Broadway or in the Santa Monica Place Mall

Who:

 

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ Client HelloTech Merges with Geekatoo

hellotech(Los Angeles, CA – May 2016) – SAM client and Los Angeles-based startup HelloTech and rival in-home tech support company Geekatoo have merged, in a sign of consolidation in the hotly competitive on-demand sector.

HelloTech will combine its network of about 150 college students who provide on-demand tech repair to Southern California consumers with Geekatoo’s U.S. network of about 5,000 technicians, the companies said in a joint statement.

The merger connects HelloTech with Geekatoo’s national market and provides Geekatoo with more access to venture capital funding, HelloTech co-founder Richard Wolpert said in an interview.

SAM attorneys that represented HelloTech in this transaction were Scott Alderton and Caroline Cherkassky.

To read the full press release in Fortune Magazine, click here.

About HelloTech

HelloTech is a new on-demand tech support service provided by our fully-vetted team of techs. Each HelloTech Hero is hand-selected, background-checked and completes a variety of tests and assessments. In addition to a complete range of tech support services, we also provide new technology consultation and training. We not only fix problems, we educate and help architect a home’s tech eco-system.

In today’s world of connected devices and the Internet of Things, our mission is to make the newest in technology available and understandable to all. We’re making technology in the home simple.

About Geekatoo

Geekatoo.com offers at-home tech support at prices up to 75% off of Geek Squad. They offer a range of fix-priced services and an auction model for custom jobs.

They work with 6,000+ providers across the US ready to provide service and troubleshoot issues such as smart home product installation, computer repair, virus removal, camera and printer repair, building websites, and home theater installation.

Providers are ranked on Geektitude score, which affects their ability to get work. This score is based on previous job satisfaction, certifications and education.

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property, brand protection and business litigation practice groups focusing on the representation of, among others, venture backed emerging growth companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Our mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of our Firm.

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For more information about our Mergers & Acquisitons practice and Emerging Growth practice, contact Scott Alderton at (818) 444-4501 or salderton@stubbsalderton.com

Press Contact:

Heidi Hubbeling
Director of Marketing
(310) 746-9803
hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com

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