PalmStar Media is a leading independent financing and production company based in Los Angeles with a focus on film and television content. The company has both development and production capabilities, along with the flexibility to provide bridge loans, senior and mezzanine debt, development and production equity and distribution financing. PalmStar’s core business strategy is to produce and fully-finance feature films with budgets in excess of $10M.
PalmStar is focused on creating strategic alliances with elite creative producers and talent to develop a strong pipeline of commercial content to support its production activity. The company has partnerships with production companies including Anthony Bregman’s Likely Story, Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road, Dylan Sellers’ Rivers Edge, Jaume Collet-Serra’s Ombra Films, and Buddy Patrick’s Windy Hill Pictures, in addition to working closely with the leading talent agencies, studios, foreign sales agents and content developers.
PHENOMENON is a creative think tank made up of the world’s leading consumer marketers, designers, and storytellers. Our leadership and management include experience from Apple, Digitas, Coca-Cola, DDB, IDEO, and Dentsu. Our team constitutes best-in-class thinkers with backgrounds in brand marketing, consumer strategy, advertising, social networking, television content creation, retail, consumer technology and experience design. We work in small dedicated groups, tackling each project with the exact skillset required. Our work manifests itself through four main types of innovation: marketing, customer experiences, culture, and digital.
ATACAMA DELIVERS A REVOLUTIONARY, PATENT-PENDING, HIGH-PERFORMANCE MOISTURE CONTROL SYSTEM.
ATACAMA has created a new way of moisture management, what we call “nature’s way.” ATACAMA’s patent-pending technology works by mimicking real skin. By using advanced microfluidics, our technology manipulates sweat into “channels” in the fabric that are formed by driving the surface tension of the liquid.
Blue Marlin Partners is a private investment firm that directly invests in established lower middle market businesses looking to substantially grow and realize shareholder value.
Blue Marlin was jointly founded by its management team and a select group of fully committed capital sources – including family offices and high net worth individuals – as a different type of private investment firm. We formed to remove the traditional institutional constraints of private equity funds, which enables greater flexibility in terms of industry, deal structures and investment time horizons. Our investee partners will have access to successful entrepreneurs, operators, investors and business leaders who are committed to applying their knowledge gained from direct operational experience, financial resources, strategic support, networks, and sector-specific expertise to help substantially grow businesses and realize shareholder value.
LeGuard® is the answer to controlling runaway legal fees. LeGuard® is a software application accessible to clients, law firms, and authorized billers via desktops or mobile devices that enables real time tracking of legal fees as they accrue. LeGuard® is a ground-breaking management tool for clients and law firms to oversee their legal teams while billable work is being performed. LeGuard® is the first law firm management tool in the industry that empowers both clients and attorneys managing cases to monitor billable hours in real time, and stop unnecessary billing and timekeeping activities that drive and inflate legal fees.
Momentum Dynamics Momentum Dynamics develops high power inductive charging technologies for the automotive and transportation industries. Automated wireless charging is an alternative to plug-in charging and provides the primary means of charging the batteries of these vehicles. Our technology can safely transmit electrical energy through air, water, and ice and is the key enabling technology required to practice routine Opportunity Charging, which allows the driving range of all electric vehicles to be extended.
Sioneer is a glass processing company that provides the answer to a growing environmental crisis—glass recycling. Sioneer’s new patented technology can effectively and economically process 100% of the glass supply—representing a paradigm shift in the glass recycling industry. Sioneer returns post-consumer glass to its most fundamental state—a mineral known as Amorphous Silica—which has already been identified as a valuable feedstock and utilized in a variety of industrial markets.
Founded in 2011, CaliBurger is a quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain that is inspired by and innovates upon the popular U.S. In-N-Out Burgers franchise. As of Q2 2015, CaliBurger has four restaurants in China, franchised units in the Philippines, Dubai, Bahrain, and Kuwait, as well as upcoming locations in Sweden, the UK and the US. Rapid global expansion to hundreds of owned and franchised stores is expected over the next few years. CaliBurgers are always made with lean grass-fed beef or top-grade chicken with produce that is hand-selected for freshness by experienced chefs.
Produced by Forest Whitaker, Written and Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, Executive Producer Pharrell Williams. A critical hit and audience favorite of the Sundance Film Festival. Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.
The District by Hannah An is the first solo project by Hannah An, who hails from the successful Crustacean Beverly Hills hospitality family. Debuting in January 2015, The District represents Hannah’s Vietnamese heritage and American upbringing, as well as her approachable culinary philosophy. The restaurant’s contemporary Vietnamese cuisine features popular dishes with global influences, and the abundance of fresh local produce and seafood for which Southern California is so prized. The District’s welcoming vibe makes it the ideal location for those seeking anything from a business power lunch to an elaborate feast with family.
Sneakerheadz will do almost anything to get their hands on a unique pair of kicks, going to such extreme lengths as hiding in trash cans to score a pair of Retro Jordan 11s to camping for days in subzero temperatures for the latest Nike Foamposites. How did sneakers become as prized as collectable art? From the shores of Cali to the congested streets of Tokyo, Sneakerheadz examines the cultural influence of sneaker collecting around the world and delves into a subculture whose proud members don’t just want to admire art, they want to wear it. Premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival.
Executive Decisions is a professional technical consulting organization that provides highly qualified personnel to better support the technical infrastructure, security systems and healthcare delivery requirements in the United States. With a flexible delivery model, consultants can support long term assignments and short term projects based requirements in support of our government and commercial customers.
Rescore is a private REIT with equity commitments of approximately $450 million. The REIT acquires land and assets to be developed into new urban infill apartment communities. Leveraging Encore’s expertise in distressed and off-market sourcing, Rescore has acquired 8 properties for development as of January 2016 which combined with its pipeline of potential acquisitions represents a portfolio of over $800 million in capitalization. Rescore is currently building and targeting future development of new apartments in urban and infill locations within cities that are experiencing strong job and household growth, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Miami / Ft.Lauderdale, Orlando, Portland, and Phoenix / Scottsdale.
TitanIM is a Military Simulation Product designed to be the foundation upon which the military can conceptualize, prototype, test and train prior to live execution. It uses game industry technology for faster processing than previous simulations and utilizes the Outerra global rendering engine (exclusive to Titan for military application) with game quality up-close graphics. Its open design and web integration make it adaptable to a variety of needs and modifications. The standard desktop version of TitanIM will be available to the public in 2015.
DaVinci is a mobile app developer geared toward creating apps for business that are engaging, quick and easy to use. Within its first year, DaVinci created two apps: Inside—an iPad based visitor log—and Well—an app that collects vitals, medications, conditions, allergies, reports, labs, contacts, claims, and even personal health monitoring devices, all into a simple but yet completely secure experience.
Founded in 2012, KSI specializes in digital asset management systems used for film and TV production and video/data management systems for the military. Faster than any other popular streaming services, KSI can get your data into the cloud and to your target user in less than 3 seconds (versus YouTube’s 45-105 seconds), and on any device. This means minimal lag between what’s happening and what your users are seeing. Their first product available to the public, MissionCaster HD, is a mobile video encoder and cloud service that allows anyone to stream and share video in real-time.
Founded in 1991, JRK Property Holdings is a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm specializing in the ownership, management, leasing and redevelopment of properties in primary and secondary markets throughout the United States. JRK pursues value-added opportunities – investing in properties that we can reposition to deliver sustainable, growing streams of cash flow. We aim to provide distinctive apartment living and hotel experiences to our customers.
JRK’s approximately $5 billion of investment capital is dedicated to a portfolio spanning 20 states with over 32,000 multifamily units, and luxury and flagged hotels.
CloudBolt’s Cloud Management Software transforms your existing assets and technology into a friendly, secure private or hybrid cloud. It automates provisioning and management, ensuring that existing procedures are followed every time while giving the client full control of user access. The software is adaptive, simple, extensible, consumable, and scalable.
Hidden Beach produces urban alternative, R&B, neo-soul, jazz, instrumental and compilation releases and has many Grammy nominated songs and artists in its catalog. Hidden Beach has evolved its business model to include tours, merchandising, corporate sponsorships, film scores, syndicated radio, publishing, and stewardship of classic American musicians of the same genres to reintroduce them to younger generations. Hidden Beach was tapped as the label to release the Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement compilation CD, with proceeds to benefit the Barack Obama campaign. Artists on the project include Kanye West, Stevie Wonder and Sheryl Crow.
PRG is a Law Enforcement-centric company, comprised of former senior law enforcement professionals whose experience spans the full array of Federal, state and local law enforcement entities. We provide specialized training, support services, and products to multiple Government agencies primarily in the area of Border Security and Anti-Terrorism. PRG also provides pre-deployment training to the various government entities supporting the deployment of personnel to hostile parts of the world. PRG has provided hands-on training in 68 foreign countries.
Located in the burgeoning downtown LA Arts District, this distilling company is a progressive ode to the art of distilling. Young State America (YSA) was founded in late 2012 at which time they debuted their first spirit, Loft & Bear Vodka, which has now received 10 medals of excellence. Through Distill.Drink.Donate, YSA donates 5% of its profits to programs and charitable organizations whose principles support distressed families, veterans’ affairs and human services.
Directed by Lee Daniels and starring Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whittaker, this story was inspired by Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about an African-American man who served as a butler (Whitaker) to eight Presidents in the White House for over thirty years. From this unique vantage point, THE BUTLER traces the dramatic changes that swept American society, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Distributed by The Weinstein Company domestically and IM Global internationally the film earned $116M worldwide and was nominated for 3 Screen Actors Guild awards.
For over 25 years, Airstar International has designed, built, and delivered highly-engineered, radio or autonomously controlled vertical takeoff and landing platforms capable of supporting the most advanced guidance systems and payloads utilized by US military, Federal and State Governments, fire and rescue agencies, industrial applications, and in movie and commercial productions. Airstar provides consulting, repair/upgrade service and training to assure our customers receive complete mission support.
nextEMR® is a centralized and entirely web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management (PM) Solution for healthcare practices of any size and configuration. It has been completely designed by staff and physicians implementing a clinically driven approach to the work flow and operating system. Practices are able to sign up, purchase a subscription and manage their accounts online from virtually any Internet accessible device. nextEMR allows the practice to design their forms themselves. From patient registration to encounter forms, the practice sets the standards. We allow the physician to continue to practice medicine the same way he/she is most familiar with.
Tout is a social media technology company whose smartphone and web applications enable real-time video status updates that can be shared instantly through Facebook, Twitter, or your own site. Tout was born out of Stanford Research Institute, responsible innovations such as the SIRI technology acquired by Apple. Since launch, Tout has had over 43 million visitors to its application, making it one of the fastest growing social media services. Tout is used by celebrities like Shaq, Katie Couric, Mitt Romney, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as well as popular brands WWE, WSJ, Access Hollywood, USA Today, ESPN, CBS and The Weather Channel, and more.
Poseidon International has been a leader in providing specialized maritime engineering and consulting solutions since 2007. Our expert team brings operational and environmental support, research & development, test and evaluation of new products developed to change the industry. Poseidon provides design and fabrication technical support including underwater evaluation of diving life support systems, diver support equipment, underwater navigation systems, anti-swimmer detection systems, and diver tools for myriad special operations mission requirements.