• Monday, August 29, 2016

    GOAT Gets $5M For Sneaker Marketplace

    Los Angeles-based GOAT, a new startup which lets people buy and sell sneakers via a mobile marketplace, said on Monday that it has raised $5M in a funding round. The funding was led by Matrix Partners, and also included Upfront Ventures and Webb Investment Network. Josh Hannah of Matrix Partners joins the company's board with the funding. The company says it has now raised $12.6M in funding....More →

     
  • Monday, August 29, 2016

    How Fuhu Went From A Hot, Fast Growing Startup To Train Wreck

    Remember Los Angeles-based kids tablet maker Fuhu? The company went from a hot startup--with over $200M in sales and 400 employees--to bankruptcy, in less than two years. The Los Angeles Times dissects the implosion of Fuhu, which once had hoped for an IPO, and was later sold to Mattel for a mere $21.5M out of bankruptcy. Fuhu was once the fastest growing startup in Los Angeles....More →

     
  • Monday, August 29, 2016

    OpenX, Meredith Expands Header Bidding Partnership

    Los Angeles-based OpenX, the programmatic advertising marketplace operator, said this morning that it has extended a partnership with Meredith Local Media Group. The two said the expansion covers both desktop and mobile peroperties for Meredith Local. Meredith has 17 owned or operated television stations across the U.S., reaching over 12 million U.S. households.More →

     
  • Monday, August 29, 2016

    Vroozi Raises $4M For Procurement Software

    Los Angeles-based Vroozi, a developer of cloud-based, B2B procurement software, has raised $4M in a funding round, the company said this morning. The funding was led by Ally Holdings. The startup, led by Steve Olds, said the funding will go towards growing its sales organization, as well as for development efforts.More →

     
  • Monday, August 29, 2016

    Science Inc. Backs Plowz & Mowz With $1.5M

    Los Angeles-based startup studio Science Inc. has backed a startup, Plows & Mowz offering up an on-demand marketplace for snow plowing and lawn care. According to Plowz & Mowz, it has raised $1.5M in a funding round, which came from Science plus undisclosed angels. Plowz & Mowz is based in Syracuse, New York, and is led by Wills Mahoney. The investment is the first one announced since the successful acquisition of Science Inc....More →

     
  • Monday, August 29, 2016

    Masimo Aims At Zika Virus Market

    Irvine-based life sciences equipment maker Masimo, in a bit to drum up business in areas affected by the Zika virus, says it will offer up its continous hemoglobin monitoring (SpHb) products at a discount in areas where the blood supply has been affected by the virus. The company says its equipment has been shown to reduce blood transfusions in both low and high blood loss surgery. Masimo said it will offer up its equipment at a 50% disount in areas specifically affected by the Zika virus....More →

     
  • Monday, August 29, 2016

    Lieberman Software Links With Okta

    Los Angeles-based authentication and identity management software developer Lieberman Software announced today that it has integrated its software with authentication software developer Okta. Lieberman's Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) software offers up multi-factor authentication services....More →

     
  • Monday, August 29, 2016

    American LegalNet Wins Customer

    Los Angeles-based legal software developer American LegalNet is reporting a new customer win this morning, with law firm Blank Rome LLP. American LegalNet said Blank Rome LLP has purchased its eDockets court-rules-based calendaring and docketing systems software, as well as Docket Direct local/federal court feeds and Smart Dockets court date calculator app. Financial impact of the win was not announced. American LegalNet is led by Erez Bustan.More →

     
  • Friday, August 26, 2016

    SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down In Pacific After Successful ISS Mission

    NASA said Friday morning that SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft has successfully splashed down at 8:47 a.m. PST, from the International Space Station (ISS), returning more than 3,000 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from space. The Dragon--which was launched to the ISS as part of the ninth, commercial resupply mission to the ISS--is expected to be delivered to a port near Los Angeles within the next 48 hours....More →

     
  • Friday, August 26, 2016

    Interview with Lior Elazary, Invia Robotics

    As e-commerce continues to grow, one part of that business, one area continues to be a very difficult area to scale efficiently--the labor intensive, back end warehouse, shipping, and fulfillment operation. Our interview this morning is with Lior Elazary, co-founder and CEO of Agoura-based Invia Robotics (www.inviarobotics.com), who tells us how the company is hoping to make automation and robotics available to even mid-sized e-commerce operators....More →

     
  • Friday, August 26, 2016

    Esri Powers NOAA Water Forecasting Map

    Redlands-based mapping technology provider Esri has rolled out a new map of the national water forecast from the NOAA, letting users see real time streamflow data for the continental United States. Esri said its colelction of web maps are based on the NOAA's National Water Model, and is aimed at helping emergency responders, reservoir operators, ecosystem professionals, and floodplain managers by providing detailed information that can anticipate flood and drought conditions....More →

     
  • Friday, August 26, 2016

    24Hr HomeCare Teams With Uber For Rides For Aging Adults

    Laguna Beach-based in-home care provider 24Hr HomeCare said Thursday that it has partnered with Uber, to offer up transportation for aging adults. According to the in-home care provider, it will provide those adults with rides from Uber drivers, who are specially trained by the Open Doors Organization to deal with such things as folded wheelchairs, walkers, and mobility aids, and who might be returning from the hospital....More →

     
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