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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Seriously Finds $18M For Mobile Games

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Venice, California- and Helsinki, Finland-based mobile game developer Seriously, the developer behind the title Best Fiends, has raised $18M in a venture funding round, the company said this morning. The Series A funding round was led by Northzone, and also included Korea Investment Partners, Upfront Ventures, Sunstone Capital and Daher Capital. Seriously said it has now raised $28M in funding. The new funding specifically goes to building out the company's production teams and marketing. Seriously is led by mobile gaming veteran Andrew Stalbow.

 
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Interview with Mike Hopkins, ICE Energy

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy (www.ice-energy.com) has quietly been working away at developing energy storage systems to help smooth out the demand for energy on the nation's power grid. The company recently landed a major contract from Southern California Edison (SCE) to deploy thousands of the company's "Ice Bear" equipment--enough to store 25.6 megawatts of energy. We caught up with Mike recently to better understand the company's technology, why there's an interest in energy storage by utilities, and more about that deployment.


Can you talk about your technology?

Mike Hopkins: Our technology is a thermal energy storage system, called the Ice Bear, which creates cooling and stores it in the form of ice. The product actually looks quite a lot like a commercial rooftop air conditioner, if you've seen them, which you commonly see on one, two, and three story buildings. That's the box air conditioners you see on big box retailers, college campuses, strip malls, and a wide variety of other buildings. We have a lot in common in terms of those air conditioners and even the technology, but our product is different in an important way. We have thirteen patents associated with the Ice bear. Instead of cooling the air outside, we provide cooling of air inside, like an air conditioner. It has a tank of water, which a copper coil runs through filled with refrigerant.

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Somi Data Launches Online Restaurant Ordering Software

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pasadena-based Somi Data, a new startup developing online ordering software for restaurants, said this morning that it has had its first deployment with Loteria Grill. Financial impact of the win were not disclosed. Somi Data says its online ordering system includes features to help its customers easily manage menu items, integrate with existing POS systems, and more. Somi Data was founded and is led by Justin Agredano.

 
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RealtyMogul.com Opens Office In Atlanta

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Los Angeles-based real estate investment marketplace RealtyMogul.com has opened up a new office in Atlanta, as part of an expansion by the company. RealtyMogul.com said the new office will be lead by Chuck Taylor, who was formerly of A10 Capital. Taylor also served at Reynold Capital Group and JPMorgan. RealtyMogul.com operates an online real estate marketplace that connects borrowers with capital from accredited and institutional investors. The startup is led by Jilliene Helman, and recently raised $35M in a Series B funding round.

 
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BlackLine Names New Board Member

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Los Angeles-based financial close software developer BlackLine announed today that it has added Graham Smith, the former CFO of Salesforce, to its board of directors. BlackLine said that Smith was CFO of Salesforce for seven years, taking the company from $750M in annual revenues to more than $5 billion. Smith also was CFO of Advent Software, Vitria Technology and Nuance Communications, and served at Oracle. Smith also sits on the boards of Splunk, MINDBODY, and Xero.

 
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Demand Media Names Accounting Head

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Santa Monica-based Demand Media said Monday afternoon that it has named Wendy Voong as the company's new Chief Accounting Officer. Voong was most recently Senior Director, North America Accounting and Reporting for Activision, and also has served at Ernst & Young. Demand Media said Voong was responsible for Activision's SEC reporting and quarterly close cycle.

 
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Monday, August 3, 2015

Soylent Launches New Product With Soylent 2.0

Monday, August 3, 2015

Los Angeles-based Soylent, the startup which is looking to replace food and eating with an all-inclusive drink that contains 100 percent of the nutrients a human needs without the need for actually eating food, has rolled out a new version of its product it is calling "Soylent 2.0". The unfortunately named startup--not to be confused with the depressing, dystopian Charlton Heston movie of the identical name--says its new product is entirely vegan, and uses--wait for it--"farm-free, algae sources" for half of its fat energy.


Soylent said the idea behind Soylent 2.0 is to "free customers from crowded lunch lines at fast food restaurants" and end hunger after "inadequate breakfasts". Soylent's infamous movie namesake famously included an all-inclusive food item called "Soylent Green", ostensibly made out of "high-energy plankton" which ended up being made of recycled humans. The real life Soylent has raised more than $20M in venture funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Lerer Ventures, along with others, and is led by Rob Rhinehart.

 
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Cylance Secures $42M

Monday, August 3, 2015

Irvine-based antivirus software developer Cylance has raised $42M in a Series C funding, the company said last week. The funding was led by DFJ Growth, and also included KKR, Dell Ventures, Capital One Ventures and TenEleven Ventures. Cylance says it is using artificial intelligence to predict, identify, and stop cyber attacks on computer endpoints. Cylance is led by former McAfee Global CTO Stuart McClure. DFJ Growth's Mark Bailey joins Cylance's board of directors with the funding round.

 
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WizRocket Conjures Up $8M

Monday, August 3, 2015

Walnut, California-based WizRocket, a developer of mobile ad technology which helps companies better profile and target customers, has raised $8M in a funding round. The funding came from Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners. The funding comes on top of an earlier, unannounced $1.6M seed funding from Accel. WizRocket said Sequoia's Mohit Bhatnagar led the investment. Walnut is in eastern Los Angeles County.

 
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Luxe Launches Post-Drinking Drive Home Service In LA

Monday, August 3, 2015

Luxe, the on-demand, luxury valet service, said today that it is expanding its service in Los Angeles with a new "Drive Home" service aimed at drinkers in LA. If you've had a little bit to drink while out on the town in Los Angeles to drive home safely, Luxe said it will begin offering service on Thursday through Saturday from 5pm to 2am in Hollywood, and 5pm to 1am in Downtown, which will drive users home safely in their own cars. Luxe said the program--which has been piloted in San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle--will cost $25 with an additional $3 per mile. Luxe did not say when or if it will expand the service to its other, LA areas, which include Santa Monica, Venice, and West LA. Luxe said that $1 will be donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for every ride using the service.

 
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HowLoud Looks To Tell You How Loud Your New Apartment Or House Will Be

Monday, August 3, 2015

Are you thinking about moving across town to that new apartment, or buying a new house in a neighborhood? A new, Los Angeles startup HowLoud, says it is developing a service which will figure that out--ahead of time--while you are looking for properties. HowLoud said last week that it is tapping into the database of business information from Los Angeles-based Factual, as well as other data like airport locations, to help come up with a "Soundscore" to indicate how loud an area is. The new startup is initially providing its scores in Los Angeles or Orange County. HowLoad is led by Brendan Farrell.

 
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NantKwest: $222.5M Raised In IPO

Monday, August 3, 2015

Culver City-based NantKwest, the immunotherapy developer aiming to treat cancer with its technology, said Friday that it raised a total of $22.5M in its IPO, where it sold 9,531,200 shares of its stock at $25.00 per share. The company's stock is now hovering around $30.00 per share. The company's market cap is now around $2.14 billion. NantKest--formerly known as Conkwest--was mostly owned by biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong before the IPO. The company is now trading as NK on the Nasdaq.

 
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AssetAvenue Names CFO

Monday, August 3, 2015

Los Angeles-based online real estate marketplace AssetAvenue announced this morning that it has named Peter Coleman as the company's new Chief Financial Officer. Coleman most recently has was CFO for Fuhu, and prior to that LOYAL3 HOLDINGS. He also serv d at Merriman Holdings, ThinkEquity Parttners,Charles Schwab, and Bank of America. AssetAvenue operates an online real estate marketplace which connects private investors and real estate developers.

 
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Yardi Wins New York Property Manager

Monday, August 3, 2015

Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi reported another win this morning, with a New York City commercial property leasing and management company. Yardi did not disclose the financial impact of the deal. Yardi said that Sage Realty Corp. ii using its Yardi Voyager platform, for property management, accounting, invoice processing and job costing. Sage Realty manages over 3 million square feet in New York City.

 
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Friday, July 31, 2015

Jukin Media Snags $2M From Samsung

Friday, July 31, 2015

Los Angeles-based Jukin Media, the viral, user-generated video clearing house, has raised $2M in a funding round from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, according to the company. Jukin said it will use the funding to give it "financial flexibility" and growth. Jukin's other investors are BDMI, Maker Studios, Karlin Ventures, Peter Guber, Allen DeBevoise, Richard Wolpert, Brad Zions, Canyon Creek Capital, Kombo Ventures, and Launchpad LA. Lee Essner, the President and COO of Jukin Media, said the company has to date funded its company solely from operationss, and hae yet to touch any previously raised capital by the company; however, the company said the additional capital from Samsung will give it the flexibility to expand its investment in tech and original production. Jukin Media helps to find and secure the rights to viral, user-generated content, helping traditional and other publishers clear the rights to content--and also helps those viral content owners benefit financially from that content.

 
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WEVR Gets $10M From HTC For Virtual Reality Tools

Friday, July 31, 2015

Los Angeles-based WEVR, which is developing virtual reality capture tools, has raised $10M in funding from HTC, HTC said Thursday. HTC said the investment vies it 15 percent of WEVR. HTC said that it paid $5.7782 per share for 1,730,642 shares of WEVR's Series B preferred stock. WEVR is led by Neville Spiteri, who previously was CEO of online interactive digital studio Wemo Labs, which was behind the online interactive title TheBlu.

 
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Thrive Market Finds $30M For Online Healthy, Natural Food and Products

Friday, July 31, 2015

Los Angeles-based Thrive Market, which operates an online, membership-only health food service, has raised $30M in a funding round, the company said this week. The funding was led by Greycroft Partners, and also included Scripps network, Powerplant Ventures, and angels. Thrive Market offers up health food, bath and body products, kids and baby products, hoem goods and more on its online e-commerce site, with a focus on healthy and natural products. The company's selection is similar to what you'd see from natural food stores like Whole Foods or Lassen's.

 
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FreedomPop Finds $10M More For Free Wireless Service

Friday, July 31, 2015

Los Angeles-based FreedomPop, the free broadband wireless and cellular services provider led by Stephen Stokols, disclosed Thursday that it has raised $10M more in a funding round. The funding came from Asian mobile carrier Axiata, as well as an un-named technology investor here in the U.S. The funding deal with Axiata includes an agreement to expand FreedomPop's services into Asia. Axiata is based in Malaysia, and also serves Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Singapore, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. FreedomPop says it expects to launch a free, mobile service with Axiata in the next six to 12 months, under a yet-to-be-announced new brand.

 
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Sayer Raises $1.1M, Launches Social Polling, Predictions App

Friday, July 31, 2015

Los Angeles-based Sayer, a new mobile app startup, said Thursday that it has launched its social polling and predictions app, backed by $1.1M in seed funding. Sayer said its iOS app lets people share their opinions and make their own predictions on topical questions, and weigh in on different topics. Sayer is led by Patrick Davis. Source of the seed funding, which was received earlier in the year, was not announced. The new app runs on iOS.

 
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Boingo Wins Deal At University Of Houston

Friday, July 31, 2015

Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless is extending its coverage into Houston's TDECO Stadium, in a deal with the University of Houston Department of Athletics. According to the University of Houston Department of Athletics, it has reached an agreement with Boingo to enhance the wireless service at TDECO Stadium, by using Boingo's Distributed Antenna System (DAS). Boingo's system will provide both cellular phone coverage and data to the 40,000 seat stadium, and also extend T-mobile's cellular data network into the stadium. Financial details of the customer win were not announced.

 
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Xencor Adds Board Member

Friday, July 31, 2015

Monrovia-based biopharmaceuticals developer Xencor announced this morning that it has appointed Yujiro S. Hata to its board of directors. Hata is currently the Chief Operating Officer at FLX Bio, and he previously was Chief Operating Officer at Flexuss Biosciences. Hata has also served at Onyx Pharmaceukticals, Enata Pharmaceuticals, Gneome Therapeutics Corporation, McKinsey and Company, and ImClone Systems.

 
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Amgen Names Warburg Pincus Exec to Board

Friday, July 31, 2015

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen announced on Thursday that it has added Fred Hassan, Partner and Managing Director at private equity investor Warburg Pincus, to its board. Hassan also was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Schering-Plough Corporation, and had served at Pharmacia Corporation, Ubjohn, Wyeth, and Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. Hassan also sits on the board of Time Warner, and has been on the boards of Avon, Bausch & Lomb, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

 
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fuisz Media Raises $10M

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Santa Monica-based Fuisz Media, which develops interactive video technology, has raised $10M in a Series A funding, the company disclosed today. The funding came from Evolution Media Partners. Ross Levinsohn and Ian Doddy have both joined Fuisz Media's board with the funding. Fuisz Media develops software which automatically identifies objects and people in a video, and links those objects and people to purchases and other links. Fuisz currently has deals with Awesomeness TV, ZEFR, and others.

 
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How Heal Is Enabling On-Demand Doctor's Housecalls, with Dr. Renee Dua

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Anyone who has ever had to try to schedule an appointment to see the doctor know how much of a hassle it is to get those appointments set up, take time out of work to get you or or you family to those appointments, and sit in a waiting room forever for your turn. How about if there was an alternative? Los Angeles-based health startup Heal (www.getheal.com") has come up with its solution to that problem--a smartphone app driven service, which lets you schedule an on-demand, in-home visit with a doctor, who makes a housecall in less than 60 minutes. We spoke with Dr. Renee Dua, founder of Heal, about the startup, which is venture backed by Slow Ventures, March Capital and Pritzker Capital, along with angels Paul Jacobs (Qualcomm); James Lassiter (Overbrook Entertainment); Stephen Rader (Clarity Partners); Jamie McCourt; Lionel Richie; and Mike Wortsman (Univision).

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Dr. Renee Dua: Let me tell you a bit about myself, and why Heal is the next big thing. I am a practicing physician, and have for over ten years been a board-certified nephrologist. I finished school in Chicago, and had my residency and fellowship in Los Angeles. When I finished school, I opened up a practice for myself in the San Fernando Valley. Those times were different, in terms of insurance payer capacity and patients, and I ended up becoming very busy....

 
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Luxe Shifts Workers To Employee Status

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On-demand, valet parking app developer Luxe, which launched into Los Angeles back in January, said this morning that it is shifting all of its 1099 contractors to W2 full- and part-time employees. Luxe said it will begin rolling out its new employee model immediately. Luxe said the change will mean health insurance for full time employees, and that it will now pay for expenses such as phones, jackets, and other work related equipment. Luxe is the latest in a growing number of "on-demand" startups who have suddenly decided that they are better off classifying their on-demand workers as employees, rather than as contractors; previously, many startups had used that contractor status to minimize their human resource costs--particularly in the face of lawsuits against Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and others.

 
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Rhubarb Studios Launches Drought Hackathon At Downtown Incubator

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Los Angeles-based Rhubarb Studios, a new startup accelerator and incubator downtown, has announced a weekend long "hackathon" focused on figuring out solutions to California's drought. According to Rhubarb Studios, it will host a 48-hour hackathon from August 21s to 23rd in its Hack for Humanity, to allow hackers, makers, and problem solvers to invent technology and solutions to address the water crisis. Rhubarb Studios is led by Cauri Jaye. Rhubarb Studios said the hackathon is being supported by Mayor Garcetti.

 
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TrueCar Settles Trademark Dispute

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Santa Monica-based TrueCar said Wednesday that it has settled a trademark lawsuit that it had filed against Charlotte, North Carolina-based Sonic Automotive. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed. TrueCar had sued Sonic over the use of the the term "True Price" in its advertising. TrueCar said that it had established its sole and exclusive rights to TRUECAR trademark and TRUE family of trademarks. Sonic has agreed to transfer the rights to TRUE PRICE, TRUE VIEW and all other TRUE-related marks to TrueCar as part of the settlement. The two also said that Sonic will now lift its policy of not doing business with TrueCar, and evaluate whether dealership can participate in TrueCar's programs in the future.

 
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Zadara Extends To South Korea

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Irvine-based storage-as-a-service provider Zadara Storage said this week that it has extended its footprint to Korea, through a relationship with local South Korean reseller EbizTech. EbizTech provides system integration and cloud storage services. Zadara develops a hardware product, the Zadara Virtual Private Storage Array, which helps customers shift to cloud storage--either in the public cloud, or locally as a private cloud. Zadara is led by Nelson Nahum, a veteran of the storage area networking market.

 
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tongal Ties With Nokia On Virtual Reality Film Project

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Los Angeles-based crowdsourced content startup Tongal has linked up with Nokia, to promote the creation of a virtual reality film project through its program, the companies said today. According to the two, the new virtual reality project, Look Around You, will challenge creators to develop 120-second shorts that bring virtual reality stories to life. The two said that the three phase competition includes a concept, pitch, and video phase, with two filmmakers getting use of a camera and technical and postproduction support from Nokia to bring their production to life. The grand prize is one of Nokia's OZO virtual reality cameras.

 
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NASA Awards Wyle Laboratories With $1.44 Billion Mars Mission Contract

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

El Segundo-based Wyle Laboratories, a provider of biomedical, medical, and health services, has been awarded a $1.44 billion contract from NASA, to support human spaceflight programs at NASA--to help enable the human journey to Mars. NASA announced the contract award on Tuesday, saying that the contract will support both research on the International Space Station and the agency's efforts to deliver humans to Mars. Wyle will provide services at NASA's Johnson Labs, as well as White Sands. Those services cover everything from biomedical research and space medicine to managing space food and experimental labs, plus payload and hardware integration, among many other areas of coverage.

 
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mTAB Acquired By Poplar Partners

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Yorba Linda-based Productive Access, Inc., the makers of the mTAB survey analysis tool, has been acquired by investment firm Poplar Capital Partners. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The companies said they have formed a new entity, mTAB LLC, which will combine investment capital from Poplar and the technology from Product Access Inc. Alex Gelman has been named CEO of mTAB as part of the acquisition. Productive Access Inc. had been founded by John Doyle and Brad Hontz in 1986. Doyle and Hontz had run the company since 1986, and will remain as advisors.

 
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Rubicon Project Sees Healthy Growth In Q2

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Los Angeles-based online advertising automation technology developer Rubicon Project reported some healthy growth in its second quarter. Rubicon said Tuesday afternoon that it had $53.0M in revenues, an 88 percent increase from the second quarter of 2014, when it had revenues of $28.3M. Rubicon said the growth in revenues game both from organic growth, and strategic acquisitions. Rubicon predicted revenues of between $63.0M and $65.0M in Q3 of 2015, with full 2015 revenues of between $246M to $250M. Rubicon trades publicly on the NYSE as RUBI.

 
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TeleSign Rolls Out New SDK

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Los Angeles-based TeleSign, which provides two-factor phone- and mobile-based identity verification systems for many major Internet services, has rolled out a new software development kit (SDK). TeleSign said its TeleSign Auto Verify SDK helps mobile app developers streamline the account verification process, without the need for one time passcodes. TeleSign said the SDK is aimed at social, gaming, dating, Over-The-Top (OTT) and mobile commerce apps. The new SDK runs on Android phones. TeleSign is led by Steve Jillings.

 
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Cytori Names VP

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals developer Cytori Therapeutics said this morning that it has named Jeremy Hayden as the company's General Counsel and VP of Business Development. Hayden was most recently at Volcano Corporation, where he was Assistant General Counsel. He also had served at McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP and Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. Cytori is developing autologous cell therapies from adipose tissue to treat a variety of medical conditions.

 
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Qualcomm In Patent License Deal On EV Charging

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

San Diego-based Qualcomm said today that it has inked a new patent license agreement with BRUSA, an automotive power electronics supplier. Qualcomm said the patent license covers its Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology, and allows BRUSA to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. Financial details of the patent license were not annouced, however, Qualcomm said the royalty-bearing patent license lets BRUSA develop, make and supply WEVC systems for certain automobile manufacturers.

 
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