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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Interview with Eugene Cho, Echo Laboratories

Eugene Cho is CEO of San Diego-based Echo Laboratories (www.discover-echo.com), a startup which is developing a new kind of microscope. (More info...)

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AltheaDx Finds $27M In New Funding
San Diego-based AltheaDx, which is developing molecular diagnostics technology for the personalized medicine market, has raised $27M in its Series D funding round. (More info...)
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Digital Domain Debuts Virtual Reality App
Playa Vista-based Digital Domain, the visual effects provider which has been making a big push into virtual reality content, said on Tuesday that it has launched its own app for viewing virtual realit
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
MomentFeed Links With Snapchat
Los Angeles-based MomentFeed, which develops social marketing software to help multi-location, retail brands better manage the information about their local stores, has linked up with Snapchat's partn
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Forge Therapeutics Gets $15M
San Diego-based Forge Therapeutics, a biotechnology startup developing antibiotics, said on Tuesday that it has raised $15M in a Series A funding. (More info...)
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Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Gets $40M In Series B
Westlake Village-based Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, which is developing medical dermatology and aesthetics treatments, has raised $40M in a Series B funding. (More info...)
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TeleSign Acquired By BICS For $230M
Los Angeles-based TeleSign, which uses phone calls and related information for mobile identity management, authentication, and other cloud services, has been acquired by Brussels-based BICS, in a deal
posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017(Full story)


Trump Takes Aim At CrowdStrike
Irvine-based cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike appears to be the latest victim of unsubstantiated "facts" from the current White House administration, as President Trump inferred that the company, incorr
posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017(Full story)


Science 37 Gets $29M To Extend Clinical Trials To Patient Homes
Playa Vista-based Science 37, which is developing technology and a model that allows pharmaceuticals companies and others to conduct clinical trials in patients' homes--rather than dedicated, off-site
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Rubicon Project Powers Digital Jukebox Advertising Marketplace
Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project is applying its programmatic advertising technology to digital jukeboxes, in a deal with connected, digital jukebox developer TouchTunes. (More info...)
posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017(Full story)


Newegg Links With Chinese Payment Service PingPong
Los Angeles-based online electronics retailer Newegg said this morning that it has linked with PingPong, a provider of secure payment services for Chinese sellers, to help make it easier for its Chine
posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017(Full story)


Heron Therapeutics Names CFO
San Diego-based Heron Therpaeutics, a biotechnology firm developing treatments for pain, has named Robert E. Hoffman as its Chief Financial Officer and Senior, Vice President, Finance. (More info...)
posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017(Full story)



Monday, April 24, 2017
New App, JobFlare, Looks To Sharpen Your Brain--And Maybe Get You A Job
A new app, JobFlare, developed by Los Angeles-based Criteria Corp., is hoping to tap into the enthusiasm of consumers for games--which just might attract employers. (More info...)
posted on Monday, April 24, 2017(Full story)


Soylent Recalls Powder, Again
Los Angeles-based food alternative firm Soylent has issued another recall of its Soylent Powder, after it found that its Soylent 1.8 Powder may have accidentally included milk in the product. (More info...)
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Influential Names New CFO, COO
Los Angeles-based influencer marketing software developer Influential says it has named Michael Lin as its new dual CFO and COO. (More info...)
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Hot On Heels Of DogVacay Buy, Rover.com Launches National Ad Push
Pet sitting and dog walking marketplace operator Rover. (More info...)
posted on Monday, April 24, 2017(Full story)


Precellerator Names Sixth Class
Santa Monica-based The Preccelerator Program, which is run by Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, has announced its sixth class, saying it has added five startups to its startup accelerator program. (More info...)
posted on Monday, April 24, 2017(Full story)


MakeSpace Raises $30M More For On Demand Storage To Expand In LA
MakeSpace, a provider of "on-demand" self storage in Los Angeles, new York City, Chicago, and Washington D.C., has raised $30M in a funding round, from 8VC and Upfront Ventures. (More info...)
posted on Monday, April 24, 2017(Full story)


Inseego Resets Effort To Gain Approval For MiFi Sale, Again
San Diego-based Inseego--the company once known as Novatel Wireless--along with Jade Ocean Global Limited, which is a subsidiary of T.C.L. (More info...)
posted on Monday, April 24, 2017(Full story)


Ozobot Boosts Executive Team
Redondo Beach-based Ozobot, which develops educational robotics products, says that it has named Joby Otero as its Chief Product Officer, and Kim Salzer as Chief Marketing Officer. (More info...)
posted on Monday, April 24, 2017(Full story)


Neural Analytics Expands In Europe
Los Angeles-based medical device developer Neural Analytics, which makes a medical device used to track and measure brain health, has opened up a new office in Hamburg, Germany. (More info...)
posted on Monday, April 24, 2017(Full story)


Qualcomm Signs Patent License With Firm In India
San Diego-based Qualcomm announced on Sunday that it has signed a 3G and 4G patent license agreement with Smartron India Private Limited, which will allow Smartron to develop, manufacture and sell WCD
posted on Monday, April 24, 2017(Full story)


Skyworks Reports On Sustainability Efforts
Irvine-based analog semiconductor maker Skyworks has released information on its sustainability efforts, saying that it has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 22 percent, reduced municipal waste
posted on Monday, April 24, 2017(Full story)



Friday, April 21, 2017
Gannett Co.'s ReachLocal Arm Acquires SweetIQ Analytics
Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal, the digital marketing service now owned by Gannett Co., has acquired SweetIQ Analytics Corp., a developer of software for location and reputation management. (More info...)
posted on Friday, April 21, 2017(Full story)


Decoding The Secret To Success In Subscription Businesses: Georg Richter, OceanX

What's the secret to creating a profitable, successful, physical subscription based business--and to do that at the scale of large, consumer product goods (CPGs) companies? Georg Richter, CEO and fo

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