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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.


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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.

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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.


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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 
To view the full article, click  here.
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Preccelerator Program Pizza and Pitch Day!

Big shout out to our Preccelerator companies that participated in this month’s Pizza and Pitch day!  A mock pitch session was organized for each company to present to their peers and mentors and receive constructive critiques.  A great success!  Prizes were given for pitching the closest to the alotted time frame, best PowerPoint presentation, and the People’s Choice award.   A big “thank you” to Preccelerator mentor Mark Wald of Supporting Strategies for sitting in as a guest judge today.  For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling, Director of Operations, at hhubbeling@ or (310) 746-9803.









Peer Office

Peer Office

Preccelerator Program - Hard at Work!

Preccelerator Program – Hard at Work!

Prize Winners for Time Frame and People's Choice! District2!

Prize Winners for Time Frame and People’s Choice! District2! From Left: Cassie Betts, Heidi Hubbeling, Sean Fitzpatrick

Rally Networks

Rally Networks



Verde Circle

Verde Circle

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Announces New Class of Preccelerator Program

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Preccelerator Program begins its fourth class of companies in Santa Monica

Los Angeles (March 5, 2015) Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to announce the admission of a new group of companies to join the third class of its Preccelerator Program.  The Preccelerator is a novel platform offered to select start-up companies out of the Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and access to sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping start-ups grow their idea from business concept to funded startup.

The new participants include:

etouloo logoEtouloo – Today online dating sites are all the same. Members answer boring, scientific questionnaires and then write dreaded profile essays. Setting up a profile can be intimidating for many people and it’s just not fun for anyone. Dating sites rely on email, which is an ineffective way to get know potential matches.  Etouloo is an online dating service that uses gamified proprietary matchmaking algorithm to connect single adults via their unique gamified SparkFlirt(TM) platform.

LockawreLockAware – LockAware, Inc. is a new (2015) Los Angeles-based technology startup. LockAware’s primary goal is to significantly reduce fraudulent activity that is pervasive within the American locksmith industry. Its mission is to enable billions of dollars in lost revenue to be redirected to certified American locksmiths who operate as registered members of the LockAware network. LockAware Locksmiths, held to a high code of ethics and performance standards will aspire to restore legitimacy and trust to the time honored trade of locksmithing.

swggr homepage Swggr – The fashion love child of Instagram and Pinterest where users style themselves and others while being rewarded.  Users host a virtual online closet “collection” where they can instantly style and share looks for themselves, friends and followers. Users rack up reward points that are redeemable for discounts from their favorite brands and retailers, exclusive merchandise, and special access to fashion tastemakers.

Verde CircleVerde Circle – A software company that develops business software and services geared toward small to medium sized businesses.  Its initial product is a cloud-based software platform for managing inventory, sales orders, purchase orders and related communications.

The Program offers benefits such as free office space, real-time legal advice, partner perks, introductions to financing and other business services, and education and networking at their many in-house events.

The Preccelerator Program was launched early in 2013 and has had great success with its initial classes, which resulted in a majority of the companies being accepted into larger accelerator programs and incubators or successfully raising their seed funding round.

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, business litigation and intellectual property practice groups focusing on the representation of 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.

For more information about the Preccelerator Program and to fill out an application, click here or contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803.