Friday, December 18, 2015
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How ZendyHealth Is Adding Price Transparency To Healthcare
Anyone who has visited the doctor or a hospital knows that what you will pay—whether yourself or through insurance—is a complete and total mystery. Is there a way to use technology to help make it more clear what medical procedures cost, and help patients—and doctors—better manage expectations? Los Angeles-based ZendyHealth ( thinks it has figured out a way to help both patients and doctors by helping connect patients to doctors and specific procedures, with upfront pricing. (More info...)

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Dollar Shave Club Sued By Gillette
Los Angeles-based subscription razor startup Dollar Shave Club has been sued by razor giant Gillette, which claims that Dollar Shave Club is infringing upon Gillette's patents. According to Gillette, is is seeking both damages and an injunction to prevent Dollar Shave Club from selling any products infringe upon its technology. The lawsuit was filed in the District of Delaware. Gillette said the lawsuit was filed in order to "protect Gillette's significant investment in razor technology." Gillet (More info...)

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District2 Finds Funding For Fashion Marketplace
Los Angeles-based District2, a startup which is developing a business-to-business marketplace for fashion suppliers and designers, has raised a round of equity funding, from Saandaga Capital Corporation. Size of the funding was not announced. The startup wa part of the Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Precellerator program. District2's online marketplace helps fashion designers find suppliers, ranging from screen printers, dye houses, factories, and others to bring their designs to life.

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CapLinked Wins Lending Club
Los Angeles-based CapLinked, the secure, document sharing service aimed at corporate transactions and due diligence documents, has been selected by Lending Club for institutional investor due diligence. CapLinked said its software will be used as the secure portfol for providing due diligence materials to those investors. FInancial impact of the win was not announced. CapLinked is led by Eric Jackson, and its backers include Conversion Capital, Inflection Ventures, The Artesian Group, FF Angel, (More info...)

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Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Gets High Ranking In List
The Los Angeles Cleantech Incuabtor (LACI) said this week that it has been ranked third on the 2015 University Business Incubator list, an annual ranking of top university-associated incubators. LACI said it also received the 2015 High Impact Incubation Programs in North America award by UBI Global, the group behind the rankings. LACI, led by Fred Walti, focuses on cleantech startups,and ays so far it has helped over 40 companies who have raised over $60M, and created over 700 jobs.

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