Category Archives: Preccelerator

Preccelerator® Program Company Rally Networks Admitted to Virgin Media Accelerator Powered by TechStars

Rally NetworksCongratulations to SAM Preccelerator® Program company Rally Networks for being admitted to the first class of the Virgin Media Accelerator Powered by TechStars. Rally is a rapid device charging network that helps developers and enterprises drive mobile app downloads and high-value ad engagements. Customers at retail locations can charge their phone for free after downloading an app or engaging with an interactive ad.

Companies from 71 countries around the world applied to come to London for the summer to be a part of this inaugural class to work side by side with world class mentors from Virgin Media and the Techstars London startup community.

To read the full press release from TechStars, click here.

For more information about the Preccelerator® Program, visit www.preccelerator.com or contact Heidi Hubbeling, Director of Operations at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com

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Digital LA – Digital Women Spring 2016 – March 8th

You’re invited to the second annual Digital Women Spring 2016 from Digital LA on March 8th! Held on International Women’s Day, the second Digital Women symposium celebrates women in tech including women startup CEO / founders, digital professionals, developers, designers and more. The symposium includes panels, keynotes, and workshops featuring women and men to discus action steps to increase and retain women in tech, and connect and inspire attendees. Heidi Hubbeling from Stubbs Alderton will be speaking on behalf of the Preccelerator Program and SAM Venture Partners for the Venture Capital & Accelerators track. For more information and to register, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-la-digital-women-spring-2016-tickets-21054432374

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Preccelerator Program Company LockAware Publishes Article Regarding Locksmith Scams and their Entrepreneurial Journey

 

Lockawre-logoSAM Preccelerator Program company LockAware published an article about the source of their idea for LockAware, a startup designed to combat fraud in the locksmith industry.  To read the full article, click here.

For more information about LockAware, visit www.lockaware.com

For more information about the Preccelerator® Program, visit www.preccelerator.com or contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com.

 

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Preccelerator Company Voter Featured in The Blaze and Re/code

 

voterPreccelerator company Voter has once again received fantastic media exposure! This time in online publications, The Blaze and Re/code.  Voter also has recently been featured in publications such as Tech Crunch, Fast Company,  The Daily Dot, U.S. News and World Report, NPR, and was listed at the top of the list in NewsWeek as an up and coming app to watch for in 2016.

Voter was also featured by Built in LA as one of the Top 50 Startups to Watch in 2016.

To view the article in The Blaze, click here.

To view the article in Re/Code, click here.

For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or 310.746.9803.

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SAM Preccelerator Program Company Team(You) Selected as Top 10 Emerging Startups in Education By LAUNCH Fest!

 

Congratulations to SAM Preccelerator Program company Team(You) for their selection by LAUNCH Festival 2016 as one of the Top 10 Emerging Startups in Education!  The LAUNCH Festival, to be held on March 2-4th in San Francisco, is in its eight year and hosts 15,000 founders, investors and press.

As the winner of one of the ten slots, LAUNCH Festival offers, Team(You) will have a booth in the DemoPit, receive tickets the Festival and a chance, if selected by the Grand Jury, to Demo their product on stage.

We’re very proud of your success!

For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or 310.746.9803.

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SAM Wire – January 2016

January 27, 2016
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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: Startup Superhero Series with Adam Nazar of ACD (f/k/a AutoClaims Direct)

Please join Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP and CohnReznick LLP for this special invitation-only speaker session and networking event!
What is a startup superhero? Join us as Adam Nazar, Founder and CTO of ACD (f/k/a AutoClaims Direct), is interviewed by Matt Swider, US Mobile Editor for TechRadar, on the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and what it feels like to create a brand used by thousands of people.

 

For more information, click  here.

 


Clients have received unsolicited official-looking mail notifications offering to register their trademarks with various international registries or to have additional trademark protection work done by the soliciting company. The notices often require the trademark holder to pay thousands of dollars for the promised services. As set forth in a federal grand jury indictment unsealed on Wednesday, January 20th, two individuals in Los Angeles, Artashes Darbinyan and Orbel Hakobyan doing business as Trademark Compliance Center and Trademark Compliance Office, were indicted for mail fraud and aggravated identity theft in addition to other related crimes. 
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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Assists Colle Capital Partners I, L.P. with Fund Formation
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP recently completed the formation of 
Colle Capital Partners
 I, L.P., a $20M global, opportunistic, early stage technology venture fund. 
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SAM client Finny announced the completion of an initial funding round of $300k that includes participation from Spartan Ventures, Inc. and several other ventures.

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SAM Client GI Logic Receives FDA 510K Clearance for AbStats™ System for Real-Time Digestive Telemetry


SAM Client GI Logic, a privately held gastroenterology medical device company, announced today it has received FDA 510K clearance for the AbStats™ System to be used by physicians in hospitals and other healthcare settings for non-invasive, real time telemetry of the digestive system.

 

To read the full article, click here.
 

Tony Keats, Co-Chair of SAM’s Trademark & Copyright Group, addressed fine artists during the preeminent national modern art show, Art Basel, in Miami on December 1st.

 To view the full article, click here
SAM Client MJoose Surpasses $45K Mark on Indigogo Campaign
SAM Client MJoose, the 3-in-1 smartphone case, has announced that its Indigogo Campaign has surpassed the $45K mark.

 

To read the full article, click here.

Preccelerator Program Company District2 Receives Equity Investment from Sacandaga Capital Corporation
Congratulations to Preccelerator Program company
District2 that has received an equity investment from Sacandaga Capital Corporation, bringing its valuation to $3,000,000 and providing valuable cash and expertise to the promising new start-up.

 

To read the full article, click  here. 

Preccelerator Program Company Voter Receives Huge Press!

Congratulations to Preccelerator Program company Voter for being featured
in multiple publications this month!  Voter was featured in Tech Crunch, Fast Company, The Daily Dot, NPR, US News & World Report and Newsweek.
To view the articles, click  here.
 

Preccelerator Program Company Swggr Featured in Entrepreneur.com TechWeek LA Article

Preccelerator Program company Swggr was featured in Entrepreneur.com’s article ” Los Angeles Techweek 2015 Features Mobile, Health Care and Fashion Innovations #TechweekLA” where they were listed as the featured Fashion App of the 
event.
To view the full article, click  here.
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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: Startup Superhero Series with Adam Nazar of ACD (f/k/a AutoClaims Direct)

Please join Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP and CohnReznick LLP for this special invitation-only speaker session and networking event!

What is a startup superhero? Join us as Adam Nazar, Founder and CTO of ACD (f/k/a AutoClaims Direct), is interviewed by Matt Swider, US Mobile Editor for TechRadar, on the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and what it feels like to create a brand used by thousands of people.

When:
Thursday, February 18, 2016
5:30-6:15pm – Networking
6:15-8:00pm – Fireside Chat with Adam Nazar

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

Register!

SPEAKERS

Matt Swider

Matt Swider is the Mobile Editor of TechRadar.com, covering smartphones, wearables and car tech. He began writing about gadgets when we started his own video game news and reviews website at 14 back in 1999. He holds a Journalism degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Adam Nazar is a founder and CTO of ACD (f/k/a Autoclaims Direct), which under his tenure has grown into one of the largest claims technology & service companies in the industry with over 1,000 employees and contractors. ACD has been named to Inc. Magazines’ list of fastest growing private companies, the Deloitte’s Technology Fast-500, and the Red Herring Top 100 North America among others.  Adam has spent over 15 years serving as a CTO, investor, board member, and advisor to many Southern California companies. He is still an avid programmer and has developed software and technology solutions for numerous industries leading to successful private companies and multiple acquisitions.

A native of San Diego, Nazar got his start developing software at the age of 16 where he worked for HealthLine Systems on one of the first web-based management systems in the Health Care industry. At 19, Adam became a developer during the early formation of The Content Project, which became Schematic/POSSIBLE, a leading global creative agency. Nazar went on to co-found ACD at age 20 and became actively involved in the Los Angeles startup & tech community.  Adam holds a BS in Computer Engineering and Computer Science, and an MS in Computer Science, as well as an MBA from the University of Southern California, where he has also served as a part-time faculty member in the Viterbi School of Engineering.

 

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. For more information, visit www.stubbsalderton.com.

About CohnReznick

CohnReznick LLP is one of the top accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today’s dynamic business environment demands. Headquartered in New York, NY, and with offices nationwide, CohnReznick serves a large number of diverse industries and offers specialized services for middle market and Fortune 1000 companies, private equity and financial services firms, government contractors, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. The Firm, with origins dating back to 1919, has more than 2,700 employees including nearly 300 partners and is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors. For more information, visit www.cohnreznick.com.

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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents, “How to Network for Capital” with Len Lanzi of LAVA

JOIN STUBBS ALDERTON & MARKILES, LLP
FOR THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT!

 

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“HOW TO NETWORK FOR CAPITAL”

This session will focus on techniques and ways to network in the VC and Angel Community.  We will interact and share best practices on business development and promoting your start-up.

 

Eventbrite - SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: "Networking for Capital" with Len Lanzi

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016

5:30PM-8:00PM

 

FEATURING

Len Lanzi

Len Lanzi, Executive Director,
LA Venture Association, (LAVA)
 
Len Lanzi is Executive Director of LAVA, and has over 20 years of non-profit organization management and fund development experience. In his role, he works with the LAVA board of directors to direct the strategic plan and organize educational and informational programs about the venture business environment in the greater Los Angeles region.
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Preccelerator Program Company District2 Receives Equity Investment from Sacandaga Capital Corporation

District2.CoCongratulations to Preccelerator Program company District2 that has received an equity investment from Sacandaga Capital Corporation, bringing its valuation to $3,000,000 and providing valuable cash and expertise to the promising new start-up.

“District2 will do for fashion what Amazon Web Services has done for infrastructure, lowering fixed costs and making them variable, bringing buyers and suppliers together, and providing a conduit for creative forces to fluorish.  We are excited about this investment opportunity.”, said Jonathan Kalbfeld, Director, Sacandaga Capital and an experienced technologist.

District2 is a Los Angeles based business-to-business company that is building a marketplace for suppliers and designers in the fashion space to lower their fixed costs by negotiating directly with each other.

Sacandaga Capital is a Michigan-based technology investment company focused on early seed-stage startups in the technology space, providing cash as well as services and expertise to help them grow.

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

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