Category Archives: Preccelerator

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. The company’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, it 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.

To listen the Sirus XM POTUS interview with Voter click here.

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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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 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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Preccelerator® Program Company BallParq Launches Crowdfunder Campaign

SAM Preccelerator® Program company BallParq, a web-based platform for building startup financial models for entrepreneurs, universities and incubators, has launched a Crowdfunder campaign with the mission of raising $300,000. To view their campaign, visit https://www.crowdfunder.com/ballparq/invest

 

Ballparq is a web-based platform that lets entrepreneurs create engaging financial model through an easy-to-use interactive process. The entrepreneur is able to demonstrate financial sophistication by telling the story of their business from the bottom up.

  • Step-by-step: With Ballparq, entrepreneurs will be guided through a logical step-by-step interview that documents key assumptions about their business model while at the same time trains them to think about their business financials in conventional terms that are easily communicated to others.
  • Customizable templates: We will have industry specific templates and Ballparq will enable the entrepreneur to form complex connections between assumptions through a simple user interface. The entrepreneur won’t need to be a financial engineer to test the unique interdependencies between activities, revenues, and costs within their business.
  • What-if analysis: Users can make side-by-side copies of their models and utilize built-in knobs and levers that adjust model parameters on the fly to do effective “What-if” analysis.
  • Secure Sharing: Ballparq will enable users to interactively share their models with others in a secure environment.
  • Marketplace: Ballparq will serve as a marketplace for user engagement. With public and private live chat, users will be able to connect with the larger user community. They will be able to share their custom templates and discuss startup strategies and contacts with each other. Users will also be able to connect with consultants or other startup service vendors to assist in taking their startup to the next level.

For more information about BallParq, contact founder Carey Chico at carey@ballparq.io.  To learn more about the Preccelerator® Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or (310) 746-9803.

 

 

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

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

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

 5:30pm-8:00pm

 **Food, Drinks & Networking Included!**

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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.

 

 

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 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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You’re Invited!! Preccelerator Program Demo Day – June 23, 2016

 

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Clear your calendar – It’s going down! Preccelerator® Program Demo Day kicks off on June 23rd @ 5:30pm, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities. SAM Preccelerator® Program (1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300) is our meeting spot to showcase the Preccelerator®’s current class of all-star companies to investors and the start-up community. Party on the Patio to follow! 

 

WHEN

June 23, 2016
5:30-8:00pm – Presentations
8:00-9:30pm – Endless Summer Party on the Patio!

 

WHERE

SAM Preccelerator Program
1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401

TO REGISTER:

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Preccelerator® Program Company Jambo Launches in Android and iOS App Stores

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Congratulations to SAM Preccelerator Company Zero Mass Energy (“ZME”) on the launch of their first product Jambo in the Android Google Play and iOS App Stores. Jambo is a chat app that combines social productivity with integrated social gaming.  “Jambo’s approach is to allow these games and tools to be utilized right within your chat threads without having to leave the app” says founder and CEO, Carey Chico.   While this first version allows the user to play games, send real-time character animation, as well as voice and photos – future releases will add a large number of entertainment and productivity functions.

ZME has also launched their new Jambo Chat Platform, that is a licensable platform to help businesses scale and retain their user base by utilizing a diverse set of social productivity and social play features. Companies that have a large number of apps or sites, can take these fragmented user bases and combine them into a single community promoting engagement and retention.  “We see an opportunity to create a pervasive chat platform that goes where you want to go, rather than you having to go to it.  There are so many isolated and siloed app experiences that we think could benefit greatly from our technology.”

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To learn more about Zero Mass Energy, visit http://www.zeromassenergy.com/

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

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Preccelerator Program Presents: “From Runway to Exit – How Proper Financial Modeling Sets up Startups for Raising Capital & Financial Success”

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“From Runway to Exit – How Proper Financial Modeling Sets up Startups for Raising Capital & Financial Success”

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

 

5:30pm-8:00pm

 

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Featuring

 

Eli Eisenberg has more than 35 years of hands on experience in the financial and business management of entrepreneurial companies.  As founder and CEO of Straight Line Management™, he specializes in providing financial expertise and mentoring to high-potential early stage companies. Mr. Eisenberg helps them to increase profitability, secure funding, evaluate and capitalize on opportunities, streamline financial operations, and get the financial side of the business under control.

Since launching his Straight Line Management consulting company in 1991, he has served as a trusted advisor to more than 70 early-stage companies, both traditional and web based, across a variety of industries including software and game companies, high and low tech manufacturing companies, wholesale distribution companies, product and services companies and non-profit organizations.

Prior to starting Straight Line Management, Mr. Eisenberg served as Chief Financial Officer for three high technology companies, served in senior financial and operational management positions (including VP of Finance and VP of Operations) in several other high growth companies, and established, ran and sold his own successful consumer products company.

Mr. Eisenberg has extensive experience in strategic planning, capital raising strategies, financial management and forecasting, business plan preparation, and development and streamlining of management reporting systems and controls. He received his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976 and became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California is 1978. He is also a Fellow of the Larta Institute, where he conducts workshops and mentoring sessions for entrepreneurs in conjunction with their NIH, NSF, TATRC and USCA Commercialization Assistance Programs

   

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Preccelerator® Program Company Trekk Featured in SMASHD

 

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CongratulTrekk Logo - High defations to Preccelerator® Program company Trekk on being featured in SMASHD.  Trekk is an on-demand moving service.  Trekk sends you a mover who will help you move your items. Their movers, also known as Trekkers, come equipped with a truck, van, or SUV.  Their service is available on iOS app and their web platform.

To read the full article click here.

SMASHD, is the brain child of Troy Carter of Atom Factory. They tell stories covering what entrepreneurs go through and how they build startups, how the tech and entertainment industries are merging, and how our culture is changing. Atom Factory is a diversified entertainment company with roots in talent and investments.

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

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Preccelerator® Program Company Napkin Finance Partners with White House

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Congratulations to SAM Preccelerator® Program company Napkin Finance, a subsidiary of CardBlanc. Napkin Finance has teamed up with the White House to promote financial literacy among students and young adults, and assist them with preparing for college and Federal Student Aid.  This is part of President Obama and the First Lady’s Reach Higher, Better Make Room and National College Signing Day initiatives.

The White House just released the Fact Sheet “Celebrating Progress in Expanding College Opportunity for Every Student on College Signing Day.”  In regards to Napkin Finance it states, “Napkin Finance breaks down financial concepts in a simple, engaging, and visual way in 30 seconds or less. Most importantly, it teaches teens and young adults how to make smart money decisions and build a lifetime of financial well-being. For the First Lady’s Better Make Room initiative, Napkin Finance has created a course with “napkins” that prepare students for the financial challenges of a college education. The Better Make Room collaboration with Napkin Finance will inspire and empower teens to fill out the FAFSA, learn more about options for paying for college, understand how student loans work, and encourage ongoing engagement with the Reach Higher platform.”

To read the full Fact Sheet, click here.

To learn more about Napkin Finance visit: http://www.napkinfinance.com

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

 

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