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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Stage Fund Sets Partner In Los Angeles
The The Stage Fund, a investment and acquisition firm focused on acquiring turnaround companies, has tapped a longtime Southern California entrepreneur, Dan Tamkin, as a new Managing Partner in Los An
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Car Harmony Takes On Car Financing With Self Service Tool
Los Angeles-based online car shopping startup Car Harmony is taking on the area of auto finance today, saying it has launched a new, self service tool aimed at letting car shoppers create their own cu
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Esri Powers Pokemon Hunting Map From Santa Monica's Pokevision
Redlands, California-based mapping software developer Esri said today that it is powering a new, mobile app which helps Pokemon Go players find Pokemon hot spots. (More info...)
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Sequenom Acquired By LabCorp For $371M
San Diego-based prenatal testing provider Sequenom is being acquired by Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), in a deal worth $371M, the companies said this morning. (More info...)
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Vizio's William Wang Becomes SoCal's Latest Technology Billionaire
The $2 billion acquisition of Irvine-based Vizio on Monday has most likely resulted in the creation of another, technology billionaire in Southern California--Vizio founder William Wang. (More info...)
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Influential Raises $5M For Influencer Marketing
Beverly Hills-based Influential, a developer of influencer marketing software, has raised $5M in a Series A funding, according to the company. (More info...)
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Western Digital Leads $77M Funding In Personal Storage Service Upthere
Irvine-based disk drive and storage products maker Western Digital is one of the lead investors in a new startup developing personal storage services and applications. (More info...)
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Qualcomm Agrees To Settle Gender Discrimination Suit For $19.5M
San Diego-based Qualcomm Incorporated has agreed to pay $19.5M to settle a gender discrimination suit, filed on behalf of its employees, according to class action law firm Sanford Heisler LLP. (More info...)
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eHarmony Founder Neil Clark Warren Steps Down From CEO Post
Los Angeles-based eHarmony said on Tuesday that its founder and CEO, Dr. Neil Clark Warren, has stepped down from his role as CEO. According to eHarmony, it has named Grant Langston as its new CEO. (More info...)
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Vizio Acquired By Chinese TV Maker LeEco For $2 Billion
Irvine-based Vizio, which makes HDTV and other electronics products, is in a deal to be acquired by Chinese television maker LeEco, the two said late Monday, in a deal worth $2 billion. (More info...)
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Green Commuter Hopes To Use A Tesla Model X Fleet To Get You To Work In Style
Tired of commuting to work in that generic looking white van pool? A new, Los Angeles startup, Green Commuter, says it plans to roll out a fleet of all-electric, seven-seat Tesla Model X as part of a
posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016(Full story)


Wpromote Buys Standing Dog For Digital Marketing Efforts
El Segundo-based digital marketing company Wpromote said on Tuesday that it has acquired online marketing agency Standing Dog, which provides search engine marketing, SEO, social media and paid media
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Demand Media Names Marketing VP
Los Angeles-based Demand Media said today that it has named Matt Gehring as the company's new Vice President of Marketing. (More info...)
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SteelHouse Countersues Criteo Over Click Fraud
Los Angeles-based advertising software developer SteelHouse said this morning that it has sued French retargeting firm Criteo, claiming
false advertising, intentional interference with contract, inte

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Dropoff Brings Same Day, On-Demand Delivery Services To LA
Dropoff, an on-demand, same day delivery startup, said today that it has launched its services in Los Angeles, as the first expansion of the startup into California. (More info...)
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Scopely Raises $55M For Mobile Games Empire
Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Scopely has raised a big, $55M funding round, the company said today, to help grow the company's catalog of mobile games. (More info...)
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Kite & Lightning Gets $2.5M For VR Studio
Los Angeles-based Kite & Lightning, a new virtual reality studio, has raised $2.5M in a seed funding round, the company announced this morning. (More info...)
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Sandler Partners Buys X4 Solutions
Hermosa Beach-based Sandler Partners, a distributor and provider of communications, telecom, and cloud IT services, has acquired X4 Solutions, a MIdwestern "master agency" in the telecom and cloud ser
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Dryve Takes On Car Washes, Gas Fillups, So You Don't Have To
Are you one of those folks who just doesn't want to deal with filling up the car, getting your oil changed, or washing your car--but still need to have your own car? A new startup, Dryve, based in Los
posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016(Full story)


Atom Tickets In Big Expansion
Los Angeles-based mobile movie ticketing provider Atom Tickets, which is led by Ameesh Paleja, said on Monday that it has expanded its mobile movie ticketing platform to Dallas, Houston, Miami, Tampa,
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BandLab Updates Social Music App
Los Angeles- and Singapore-based BandLab says it has launched a new, updated app, which lets its users create, collaborate, and share music. (More info...)
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Monday, July 25, 2016
Comparably Opens Up Salary Data
Santa Monica-based Comparably, the salary comparison and pay startup led by startup veteran Jason Nazar, has launched a new product, which lets CEOs and other executives access its full data set of sa
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EcoATM Parent Outerwall Acquired By Private Equity Investor
Outerwall, the parent company of San Diego's EcoATM, has agreed to a private equity buyout by Apollo Global Management, about five months after Outerwall launched an effort to find a buyer. (More info...)
posted on Monday, July 25, 2016(Full story)


MaxCDN Acquired By StackPath
Los Angeles-based content delivery network operator MaxCDN has been acquired by security-as-a-service startup StackPath, StackPath revealed today as part of a big launch. (More info...)
posted on Monday, July 25, 2016(Full story)


Interview with Avantika Shahi, Haus

Our interview with a startup entrepreneur this morning is with Avantika Shahi, the founder and CEO of Haus (www.grademyhaus. (More info...)

posted on Monday, July 25, 2016(Full story)



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