Monday, December 24, 2012
Surf Air Gets Delivery Of Aircraft
Surf Air, the startup developing an all-you-can-fly, subscription airline, told its supporters Monday afternoon that it has received its first, three aircraft. The company said it received delivery of three, Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, as it gets closer to an anticipated launch in early 2013. Surf Air said it has been "working diligently" to complete necessary requirements for FAA certification. The company said the aircraft brings it to stage three in the process of gaining FAA certification. Surf (More info...)

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Mogreet's Serena Ehrlich Tapped For Mobile Marketing Award
Serena Ehrlich, Director of Marketing of Los Angeles-based Mogreet--and who is also well known in Los Angeles for her work with the Los Angeles chapter of the Social Media club--has been recognized by Mobile Marketer as one of its Mobile Women to Watch 2013. Ehrlich has been involved widely in the Los Angeles startup and social media community. Ehrlich joined Mogreet earlier this year. Mogreet is a provider of technology used for mobile and MMS marketing.

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Surf Air Raises $2.6M
Santa Monica-based Surf Air, the startup airline headed by Wade Eyerly looking to create a subscription-based, all-you-can-fly airline between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, has raised around $2.6M, part of an ongoing funding round worth $7.0M, according to a recent regulatory filing by the company. Details of the ongoing funding have not yet been announced by the company. Surf Air is one of the companies out of the MuckerLab accelerator, and is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, NEA, T (More info...)

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Nasty Gal In Major Expansion
Los Angeles-based Nasty Gal, the online flash sales and fashion retailer, is expanding its downtown headquarters, into a new, 50,300 square foot space, the Los Angeles Times reports. The fast growing startup, founded by Sophia Amoroso, apparently is quadrupling its offices, moving into a location in the PacMutual Building complex near Pershing Square. Nasty Gal is backed by Index Ventures.

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Best of 2012: Dollar Shave Club's Launch Video, Red Bull Stratos

What were the best ads for 2012? According to the Wall Street Journal today, Santa Monica-based Red Bull's sponsorship of Felix Baumgartner's skydive from space, and fellow Santa Monica company Dollar Shave Club's launch video made the list. Dollar Shave Club is the Science Inc. startup backed by Venrock, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Forerunner Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Shasta Ventures, and Felicis Ventures, which offers up razor blades by subscription.

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