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SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office


SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels.

Santa Monica Threatens Silicon Beach Growth By Taking Aim At Airport


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Esri Powers Pokemon Hunting Map From Santa Monica's Pokevision


According to Esri, Pokevision , a third party app developer, used its ArcGIS services to show real time locations of Pokemon hot spots, in real time. Pokevision apparently has been seeing a huge spike in demand for its service, with nearly 20 million unique users in its first five days. Pokevision is based in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Tech Community Grows, As Another Tech Law Firm Sets Up Shop


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ParkMe Formally Launches In LA, Santa Monica


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TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach


We do invest directly in companies that don''t need a shared service, as long as they''re tilting their industry. Why not Los Angeles? Thanks! Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica


Australian cloud billing software developer says that it has set up a new office in Santa Monica, to provide West Coast coverage in the United States. According to the cloud software provider, it selected Santa Monica due to the quality of the talent in the region, and the similar culture to Australia.

Squeegy Officially Debuts On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA


Los Angeles-based Squeegy , an on-demand, car wash service, said Wednesday that it has officially launched its service in Los Angeles. The startup, led by Andrew Davis, let users request a car wash from their mobile app, anywhere within Squeegy's service area. squeegy ondemand wash mobile washing service marketplace smartphone

Amazon Prime Now Launches Restaurant Delivery In LA


Amazon said that the new service makes Los Angeles its third and largest city where it is offering up its restaurant delivery. The company said that right now, it is offering up delivery in Santa Monica, West Los Angeles and Venice, with additional neighborhoods including Culver City, downtown, and Hollywood coming online soon.

Los Angeles Real Estate Agents Throw Wrench Into Online Real Estate


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ParkMe Launches Real-Time Parking In San Francisco [Infographic]

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Data to eliminate the hassle of parking. Over 29,000 metered spaces and 100,000 parking spaces. Recommendation engine.

MomentFeed's New Service Aimed At Local Marketing For Brands


Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , the developer of analytics software used to help retailers understand the link between their retail locations and mobile consumers, said this week that it has rolled out a new offering called LocalVoice Community Management. Pricing on the new service was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Santa Monica’s Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Products


Cornerstone View. Cornerstone Planning. Users can easily create, manage and execute accurate headcount plans through a simple and intuitive design.

TrueCar Powers New Car Buying Service For Car and Driver


Santa Monica-based automotive buying service TrueCar said Thursday that it is powering a new car buying service on , the online automotive website which is part of Heart Autos. Consumers can also go directly to the service at a dedicated website. Financial impact of the deal were not announced.

Google Analytics Panel wows Santa Monica crowd

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Google’s free “Analytics&# and “Optimizer&# services were the hot topics Thursday night in Santa Monica.  We were happy to host about 60 people at the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Monica for networking, dinner, and education . Some estimate

Hulu Ends Free Viewing

L.A. Business Journal

In a move to align itself with its paid-subscription rivals, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, television-streaming service Hulu of Santa Monica has ended its free-to-view streaming service

Co-Founders Wanted of Santa Monica

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 -- Co-Founders Wanted of Santa Monica - presented by CoFoundersLab. CoFoundersLab focuses on more effectively facilitating co-founder matchmaking and they're coming to Santa Monica! Looking for a co-founder? See [link] (more

Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M


Have a flat tire, locked yourself out of your car, or need a tow--but not a member of a roadside assistance service? Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk is led by serial entrepreneur Corey Brundage.

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Vet On Demand Launches New Service To Connect Pet Owners, Vets


The company--which says it is als now offering up its service via a subscription model--lets pets owners directly contact veterinarians for questions.

Xfire Launches PC Tournament Service, Battleground


Santa Monica-based Xfire is aiming to make it easier for PC game enthusiasts to find challengers, with the launch of a new tournament system, the firm announced this morning. Xfire said the new Battleground srvice supports Call of Duty 4 and Counter-Strike: Source, and that it will be adding additional titles regularly to the service.

BetterWorks Adds Personal Services Category


Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the provider of a system for managing employee benefits and perks programs headed by Paige Craig, said this morning that it has updated its product, and added a new Personal Services category to its offerings. betterworks personal services employee benefit perksREAD MORE>>.

EdgeCast Launches Open Traffic Exchange Service


Santa Monica-based content delivery network (CDN) provider Edgecast Networks said Wednesday that it has launched its OpenCDN federation platform, which allows independent content delivery network (CDN) providers to exchange production traffic. The firm did not say if it is expecting other operators to sign on to its exchange.

Washio Shuts Down On Demand Laundry Service


Santa Monica-based Washio , the venture-backed, on-demand laundry startup, has shut down, according to the company. The company said that it will be shutting down its operations, as of Aug 29., and returning orders to customers. The company did not say why it decided to shut down. READ MORE>>.

TrueCar Names Dealer Service, Sales Lead


Santa Monica-based online auto pricing and sales site TrueCar said it is l‌ooking to improve services to dealers and strengthen relationships with its dealers, through the appointment of a new executive. TrueCar said it has named Brian Skutta as its new Executive Vice President of Dealer Sales and Service.

DogVacay Launches Concierge Service


Santa Monica-based DogVacay , the online, peer-to-peer dog boarding marketplace, is hoping to make it much easier to use its service, through the launch of a new "conciege" service today. Need some help finding and booking someone to take care of your dog when you''re away? he startup is led by Aaron Hirschorn.

TigerText Names Two Healthcare Vets To Exec Team


Santa Monica-based TigerText has hired on two new healthcare veterans to its executive team, the company said this week. Castellano was SVP of Marketing and Communications for NextGen Healthcare, and also served at Affiliated Computer Services and Companion Technologies. READ MORE>>.

TrueCar Launches New Website, Ad Campaign


advertising campaign developed by Santa Monica's DW+H, to help position it as a national brand. READ MORE>>. Buys MyNewFinancialAdvisor, Launches New Service


Santa Monica-based crowdfunding site InvestedIn is announcing this morning that it has acquired Santa Barbara-based MyNewFinancialAdvisor , and is launching a new, invite-only site for premium investment opportunities. The new service, InvestedIn Alpha, is aimed at connecting alternative investment firms to accredited investors.

Naki Laundry Offers Up Deal In Launch Of Smartphone Laundry Service


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Squeegy Launches On-Demand Car Washes In LA


Los Angeles-based Squeegy has recently launched into the market, with an on-demand, car wash service--currently serving the west side. squeegy ondemand wash mobile washing service marketplaceTired of driving around a dusty, dirt encrusted car, but too darn busy to find a car wash? The startup is led by Andrew Davis. READ MORE>>.

CallFire Names Chief Revenue Officer


Santa Monica-based voice and text-platform provider CallFire is bolstering its executive ranks today with a new hire, saying that it has named Barbara Palmer as the company''s new Chief Revenue Officer. callfire executive chief revenue officer telephony services business phone telephone texting READ MORE>>.

TaskUs Boosts Executive Staff With Trio Of Hires, Now Has 5300 Employees


Santa Monica-based TaskUs , the fast growing provider of outsourced customer experience and back end services for online companies, said it has hired three new executives on Thursday, to help it with its growth efforts. McLaughlin-Brooks was at YapStone, and also served at Parallels, Business Objects and Yahoo! READ MORE>>. Raises $5M For Student Loan Management


Santa Monica-based , a startup that developers technology-enabled services to help millennials pay off their student loans, refinance their student loans, and pay off debt, said this morning that it has raised $5M in a funding round. The company says it has now raised $8.2M for its service. READ MORE>>.

Insights: Five Customer-Focused Trends for Companies in 2016


Today's contribution comes from Jaspar Weir , co-founder of Santa Monica-based TaskUs : Customers know what they want. READ MORE>>.

Comparably Snags eHarmony Vet As CMO


Santa Monica-based Comparably , the startup which helps employees and employers track compensation and company culture data, has snagged a high profile hire this morning, hiring on eHarmony veteran Armen Avedissian as its new Chief Marketing Officer. READ MORE>>.

PointHub Launches Travel Rewards Management Service


The new service looks to help both business and leisure travelers to optimize the use of their airline mileage and other loyalty points.

BlockBeacon Releases iPhone App For Local Deals


The startup--backed by said it is expanding beyond Santa Monica to include all of California. READ MORE>>.

Docstoc's ExpertCircle Looks To Become The Yelp For Business Services


Docstoc said it is looking to provide a similar functionality for businesses that Yelp and Angie''s List do for consumer reviews and services.

Mucker Capital closes on $45 million for an early-stage LA-based fund

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Santa Monica-based Mucker Capital has raised $45 million for its third fund, Mucker III.

MamaBear Dangles Free Premium Services For Mother's Day


Santa Monica-based MamaBear >, the developer of a mobile app which helps mothers keep track of and manage their families, said it will offer up a free premium services to users who sign up for the service during May. All of those firms are offering similar, premium memberships to new users with varying terms. READ MORE>>.