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  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    Stance Gets $30M For Lifestyle Apparel Brand

    San Clemente-based Stance, which offers up its own lifestyle apparel brand, has raised $30M in a Series D funding, according to the company. The funding came from Mercato Partners, and also included August Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Menlo Ventures, Shasta Ventures, and Sherpa Capital. The company says it targets "punks and poets" with its style. Stance is led by Jeff Kearl.Continue →

  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    SpaceX Wins $82.7M GPS Satellite Launch Contract

    Hawthorne-based SpaceX has won a big, $82.7M contract from the U.S. Air Force, to launch next generation, GPS III satellites into orbit. According to the contract award, the contract will include launch vehicle production, mission integration, and launch operations for a GPS III mission....Continue →

  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    SLANTRANGE Snags $5M For Agricultural Drone Sensor Technology

    San Diego-based Slantrange, a startup developing sensors and analytics systems which are being applied to drones for agriculture, has raised $5M in a Series A funding, according to the company. The funding was led by The Investor Group, and also included other investors....Continue →

  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    Levyx Lands $5.4M For Big Data Storage

    Irvine-based Levyx, a startup developing data storage platforms specifically aimed at accelerating big data software and applications, has raised $5.4M in a Series A funding round, according to the company. The funding was led by OCA Ventures, and also included Amino Capital (formerly zPark Capital) and Sumavision USA Corporation, plus executives from EMC, SAP, and elsewhere....Continue →

  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    Mom 2.0 Buys Tastemaker Mom

    Los Angeles-based Mom Media Enterprises, LLC, the company which runs the Mom 2.0 Summit and Iris Awards, has acquired Tastemaker Mom from The Kive Company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Tastemaker Mom helped gather opinions, feedback, surveys, and more from mothers for businesses. As part of the deal, Kive Company co-founder and CEO Jedd Gold will help advise Tastemaker Mom as an advisor....Continue →

  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    Wrapal Launching New Marketplace For Film Locations

    A new, Playa Vista-based startup, Wrapal, said this week that it is about to launch a new marketplace which will make your property--your home, business, apartment, or any other location--the potential star of an upcoming feature film, television show, or commercial. According to the company, it is launching its service on May 6th, which will help filmmakers find locations where they can shoot easily....Continue →

  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    Honor Expands Senior Care Marketplace To LA

    Honor, a startup that operates a marketplace for senior home care professionals and is backed by Marc Andreessen, said it has expanded to Los Angeles and Orange County, and rounded up a local executive to head up its expansion efforts here. Honor said it has appointed Steve Seigel as General Manager of the company in Los Angeles....Continue →

  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    Alteryx Names Two New Board Members

    Irvine-based data analytics software developer Alteryx has named two new members to its board, the company said this week, including Chuck Cory, the former Chairman, Technology Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, and Tim Maudlin, who sits on the baords of a number of technology companies. Cory is also on the advisory board of Tufton Venture Partners, and spent 30 years as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Maudline is on the bord of WEB....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016

    Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Gets $34M For Aesthetic Medicine Products

    Westlake Village-based Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, a new aesthetics and medical dermatology startup, said Thursday that it has raised $34M in a Series A financing round. The funding was led by ARCH Venture Partners, and also included Altitude Life Science Ventures, Partner Fund Management, and Venvest Capital, along with angels. The company's executive team are all formerly from Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, which was recently acquired by Allergan. The new company is being led by CEO Frederick C....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016

    SpaceX Aims At 2018 Mission To Mars

    Hawathorne-based SpaceX said Wednesday that it hopes to launch its first mission to Mars, in only two years--with a target of a launch to the red planet by 2018. SpaceX said on Twitter that it is developing the "Red Dragon" to land "anywhere in the solar system", and the Red Dragon Mars Mission will be its first test flight of the system....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016

    Prisyna Gets $6M For Oral Health Products

    Claremont-based Prisyna, a unit of Synedgen, said this morning that it has raised $6M in a growth equity investment, to help it advance its products. The funding came from Andrew Miller. Prisyna is developing a treatment called Moistagen, which it says relieves the symptoms of dry mouth, as well as treats oral mucositis due to chemotherapy or radiation treatments....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016

    HelloTech Expands Tech Support Service To San Diego

    Los Angeles-based HelloTech, the on-demand, in-home technical services company founded by serial entrepreneur and tech investor Richard Wolpert, said it is expanding into San Diego, and has begun offering up its services in the city. The company now offers up its services in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. HelloTech taps a work force of college students, who provide in-person technical support to users, with everything from computers to home automation technology....Continue →

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