• 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. According to the company, the app includes all major sports, including both NFL and college fantasy football, and will allow players to earn prizes, including real money. The new app is free, and runs on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Rivalry Sports is led by Justin Bauer....More →

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

    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 go towards installing more than 2,000 residential solar power purchase agreements (PPAs). Name of the source of the funds was not announced. According to OneRoof Energy, the fund will go towards installing solar power in California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and New York....More →

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

    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, GROWconnections. The startup--which is still in private beta of its service--said the angel funding came in June. The company did not say how much it is looking to raise in its Series A....More →

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

    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 International, the company said yesterday. According to Ixia and Plixer, they have integrated their systems as part of a cyber threat incident response solution....More →

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

    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 Things". According to the two, they will work with Chapman University's MBA students, to give them access to HID's technology, challenging students to identify key market opportunities for HID Global....More →

     
  • 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. Early investors in transforming Playa Vist--which is now home to operations of YouTube, Google, 72AndSunny, Microsoft, and many others--into a center for the technology, advertising and media industry, have apparently been rewarded handsomely, according to the WSJ....More →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    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 Bluetooth. Zuli, which is based in San Francisco, said it has raised $1.65M in a seed round, which included Menlo Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Logitech, DeNA, XG Ventures, FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols, and Hossein Eslambolchi, former CTO of AT&T....More →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    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. The company said it has applied to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as NSIG. The life sciences company said its IPO is being underwritten by Jeffries, BTIG, and Craig-Hallum Capital Group. The company is currently marketing a product in the EU, Canada, and Australia for the treatment of epilepsy....More →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    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. The company said the growth comes due to record sales and customer growth at the company. TigerText said five of the top ten, for-profit U.S. health systems are now using its products, which has resulted in over 300 million messages per month being sent via its platform....More →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    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. However, this town is also full of very profitable, growing, and revenue generating companies-- which have for the most part been below the radar. We spoke with one of those companies-- El Segundo-based ConsumerTrack (www.consumertrack....More →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    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, according to a report. Citing "people with knowledge of the matter", the WSJ said that the deal comes despite Snapchat having no revenues, but makes it among one of the most valuable startups on the market....More →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    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 service at one point or another. eHarmony also said it will be releasing its job matching service, Elevated Careers, in Q4. The company--which detailed its track record on its fourteenth anniversary--says in the last two years since Dr....More →

     
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