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Friday, August 29, 2014
JustFab Raises $85M At $1 Billion Valuation
In the latest, big-valuation funding round for Southern California, Los Angeles-based JustFab has raised $85M in a funding round that values the company at $1 billion. (More info...)
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socalTECH: Nominate The 50 Up-And-Comers In Southern California's Tech Industry
Who are the top 50 up-and-coming individuals in Southern California's technology industry? We're looking to identify the individuals here in the technology industry, across all sectors, who are most l
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Quick Pitch Friday: Mauhan Zonozzy of Bubbl
Do you wish you could take short snippets of your favorite movies and TV shows and share them with your friends? A number of startups have tried to make sharing of premium clips more available to user
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Zeel Brings On-Demand Massages To LA
In the latest, smartphone-driven, on-demand service to hit the Los Angeles area, Zeel says it has launched into the Los Angeles area, and has begun offering up same day, in-home massages from licensed
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Evite Names New CEO
Los Angeles-based online event invitation site Evite has named a new CEO, saying yesterday that it has named Victor Cho to the position. (More info...)
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IDrive Targets Student With Lifetime Discount Offer
Los Angeles-based online backup provider IDrive, in an attempt to sign up students returning to school, said this week that it has launched a 50 percent discount plan, good for students for the lifeti
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Rivalry Games Teams With Warren Sapp On Fantasy Football
Los Angeles-based fantasy sports game developer Rivalry Games has tied with former NFL player Warren Sapp to create a new, fantasy sports game app called Rivalry Fantasy Sports. (More info...)
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OneRoof Energy Raises $58M Residential Solar Fund
San Diego-based OneRoof Energy, the provider of solar power installation and lease financing services, said Wednesday that it has raised $58M in a residential solar financing fund, which it says will
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Connequity Raises $550,000, Opens Series A
San Diego-based professional networking site Connequity says it has raised $550,000 in an angel round, and has opened up a new Series A funding, after renaming the company from its former name, GROWco
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Ixia Ties On Cyber Threat Response
Calabasas-based network testing software and hardware provider Ixia is applying its technology into a new area--cyber attack detection and incident response--via a partnership with Plixer Internationa
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Chapman University, HID Global Tie On Incubator Effort
Orange, California-based Chapman University has tied up with HID Global, a developer of secure identification and access control systems, to create a new technology incubator around the "Internet of T
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Real Estate Investors Win With Rise Of Silicon Beach In Playa Vista
The surge of technology, advertising, and media companies flocking to Silicon Beach has meant a huge win for real estate investors, particularly in Playa Vista, according to a report today. (More info...)
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FreedomPop's Stokols, Winklevoss Capital Back Smart Outlet Maker Zuli
Stephen Stokols, the CEO of Los Angeles-based Freedompop, as well as Winklevoss Capital, which has recently had a presence in LA, have both invested in a maker of "smart outlets" which turn on using B
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Neurosigma Files For IPO
Los Angeles-based NeuroSigma, a developer of medical devices aimed at treating epilepsy and depression, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $50M on the public markets. (More info...)
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TigerText Sees Messaging Surge
Santa Monica-based TigerText, the secure messaging service provider for the enterprise market, reports that it has seen a spike of 750 percent in its message volume in the first half of the year. (More info...)
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How ConsumerTrack Has Created A Growing, Profitable--and Mostly Unknown Business

In the Los Angeles startup world, there are lots of high profile, buzzy companies which have lots of attention and funding--but which haven't earned a dime of revenue. (More info...)

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Report: Snapchat Valued At $10 Billion In New Funding
Venice-based Snapchat is in the midst of raising a new round of funding, led by storied venture capital investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which valued the company at close to $10 billion, acc
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eHarmony: More than 600,000 Marriages, New Job Matching Service
Santa Monica-based online matchmaking site eHarmony said Tuesday that it now has more than 600,000 marriages to its credit, with approximately one in seven people in America having subscribed to the s
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Ozobot Opens Preorders For Educational Robot
Redondo Beach-based Ozobot, a developer of minature, educational robots, said this morning that it has begun pre-orders of its product. (More info...)
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Yardi Ties With The Home Depot
Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said yesterday that it has linked up with The Home Depot, giving its clients access to products from the popular home improvement chain
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Vitesse Names New Board Member
Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor, the developer of semiconductors for the networking market, said late Tuesday that it has added a new member to its board of directors. (More info...)
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Factual Extends Restaurant Data Overseas
Los Angeles-based Factual, which maintains a giant data store of location data, businesses, and other information, is extending its data coverage overseas. (More info...)
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The Honest Company Gets $70M
Los Angeles-based The Honest Company, the online, family products retailer led by serial entrepreneur Brian Lee, and which was co-founded by Jessica Alba, has raised $70M in a funding round, according
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Western Digital Names New CFO
Irvine-based disk drive giant Western Digital has named a new CFO, saying that its current CFO, Tim Leyden, has retired after 24 years at the company. (More info...)
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NSF To Create Innovation Center In LA
The National Science Foundation is planning to create a new, innovation center in Los Angeles, in conjunction with the University of Southern California, the California Institute of Technology (Caltec
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