Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Finalists Announced! EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015
Buy your tickets now to see who will take home top honors at this year’s
Greater Los Angeles Awards Gala on June 16, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton

Recognized globally in 145 cities and 60 countries, the EY Entrepreneur
Of The Year Awards honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire
others with their vision, leadership and achievement. These business
leaders were selected by an independent panel of judges.

Collectively, these 24 finalist companies employ close to 17,000 people.
On average, they have increased their workforce by more than 63% and have
grown their revenues by 81% over the last two years.

To see the full list of finalists and purchase tickets for the Awards
Gala, please visit our website: http://bit.ly/EOYFINALISTS. Please join
us in congratulating these inspiring leaders on social media using #EOYGLA.

ProProfs Buys HelpIQ
Los Angeles-based ProProfs, a developer of online quiz, tools, learning, and other software, has acquired knowledge base software developer HelpIQ, according to the company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HelpIQ develops cloud-based software for managing online documentation and help, and is used to create online knowledge bases. ProProfs is led by Sameer Bhatia.

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California Technology Ventures Backs CyMedica Orthopedics
Pasadena-based venture investor California Technology Ventures has put its funding behind a medical device maker, which is trying to prevent muscle atrophy after orthopedic surgery. According to Scottsdale, Arizona-based CyMedica Orthopedics, it has raised $11.5M in a Series A funding led by Research Corporation Technologies, which included Pasadena's California Technology Ventures, along with Aphelion Capital. The company's system provides high intensity electrical muscle stimulation for preven (More info...)

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Evolve Media Buys Martini Media
Los Angeles-based Evolve Media, the online lifestyle publisher, is expanding out its empire again, saying late last night that it has acquired Martini Media, which focuses on content for reaching and engaging the affluent online. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Evolve Media said it will run Martini Media as a separate division. Evolve explained that the deal will allow it to expand into a new vertical, partner with luxury brands, and help market to affluent customers online.

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Rayton Solar Finds $1M
Santa Monica-based Rayton Solar, a startup developing solar industry manufacturing technology, announced this morning that it has raised $1M in seed funding, and is looking for another $1.2M. The startup--which is utilizing laser technology from UCLA--said it has created a process which uses 1/50 to 1/100 less silicon to manufacture solar panels, which uses laser beams to deposit silicon on those panels, dramatically reducing the cost of those panels to manufacture. Rayton Solar is led by Andrew (More info...)

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ServiceTitan Scores $18M For Home Services Management Software
Glendale-based ServiceTitan, a developer of cloud-based software used by home services business management, has raised $18M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, and also included I2BF Digital, Mucker Capital, and AMENALAV Group. ServiceTitan, led by Ara Mahdessian, develops software used by home service companies inn the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical industries, who use the cloud-based software for managing their operations and computer service. Service (More info...)

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Connectifier Gets $6M For Recruiting Software
Orange County-based Connectifier, a sttup founded by ex-Googlers, and which is developing search-powered recruiting software, has raised $6M in a Series A. According to Connectifier, the funding was led by True Ventures, and also included Galeo Ventures, Okapi Ventures, and angels, including Sean Ellis, Andrew Chen, Jonathan Downey, and James Hong. Connectifier is led by John Jersin, and is heavily staffed with former Google engineers, along with other computer science researchers who have worke (More info...)

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