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Los Angeles-based CREXi raises $29 million for its online real estate marketplace

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Los Angeles is one of the most desirable locations for commercial real estate in the United States, so it’s little wonder that there’s something of a boom in investments in technology companies servicing the market coming from the region. It’s one of the reasons that CREXi , the commercial real estate marketplace, was able to establish a strong presence for its digital marketplace and toolkit for buyers, sellers, and investors.

Does your company culture encourage employee curiosity?

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It’s more common than you think. Some of the world’s best companies to work for are those that encourage employees to spend time following their own paths of curiosity toward development of new products or services.

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China Roundup: Tencent’s new US gaming studio and WeChat’s new paywall

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The spotlight this week is back on Tencent, which has made some interesting moves in gaming and content publishing.

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TikTok Opens Culver City Office

L.A. Business Journal

Social media company TikTok has opened an office in Culver City's Hayden Tract business park

7 Lessons For Mobile App Developers To Beat The Odds

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the quickest ways to become an entrepreneur these days is to develop and publish a smartphone app. The price of entry can be less than $10,000, so the competition is huge and growing rapidly. According to Tim Cook at Apple, there were over 20 million registered developers in 2018.

CREXi Collects $29M More For Commercial Real Estate Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based CREXi says it has raised $29M more in a funding round, which came from Mitsubishi Estate Company, Industry Ventures, Prudence Holdings, plus Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Jackson Square Ventures, the company said on Friday. The company operates a commercial real estate marketplace, and is led by CEO Mike DiGiorgio.

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TikTok Opens Culver City Office

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Social media company TikTok has opened an office in Culver City's Hayden Tract business park

9 Keys To Finding The Perfect Angel Investor For You

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time advisor to entrepreneurs, and a former angel myself, I still find startups confused about the definition of an angel investor, and how and when to attract one.

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Report: Broadcom Mulls Sales Of Radio Frequency Chip Business

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Broadcom is reportedly looking to sell its radio frequency chips business--which has significant operations in Orange County--to either Qorvo or Skyworks Solutions, according to a report on Friday from Bloomberg. The report says the deal could be worth a much as $10 billion. Broadcom's RF chips are used in mobile phones and elsewhere. The company just announced a $15 billion deal to supply its RF chips to Apple for its iPhones on Thursday. READ MORE>>.

Pitch and Learn With Investors

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Thursday, January 30, 2020 --.

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TikTok inks licensing deal with Merlin to use music from independent labels in videos and new Resso streaming service

TechCrunch LA

TikTok , the fast-growing user-generated video app from China’s Bytedance, has been building a new music streaming service to compete against the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. And today it’s announcing a deal that helps pave the way for a global launch of it.

Scopely Acquires FoxNext Games

L.A. Business Journal

Scopely Inc. acquired Century City-based game developer FoxNext Games from the Walt Disney Co.

5 Crowdfunding Approaches To Tempt Every Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Even if you ignore all the hype around crowdfunding, there can be no doubt that it is a real alternative for entrepreneurs to achieve visibility and funding today.

Iteris Names Former Raymond James COO To Board

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Santa Ana-based Iteris , which develops data products for the transportation and agriculture markets, said this week that it has named Dennis W. Zank, the former Chief Operating Officer of Raymond James Financial to its board. Zank was COO of Raymond James Financial until September of 2018. Zank previously served on the boards of Raymond James Financial, the Options Clearing Corporation and the National Securities Clearing Corporation. READ MORE>>.

Growth Capital Conference

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Thursday, January 30, 2020 -- Growth Capital Conference. Pitch to and Network with Investors: Angels, VCs, High Net Worths, Strategic Partners and 100 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. DEAL DISPLAYtm showcases growing firms needing capital. View products, videos, online demos. Hot Networking Breakfast at 7:00am sharp! See [link].

Diligent’s Vivian Chu and Labrador’s Mike Dooley will discuss assistive robotics at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

TechCrunch LA

Too often the world of robotics seems to be a solution in search of a problem. Assistive robotics, on the other hand, are among one of the primary real-world tasks existing technology can seemingly address almost immediately.

SpinLaunch Raises $35 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Small satellite launch firm SpinLaunch Inc. has raised a $35-million equity round

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6 Insights To Current Funding Trends For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources, but in fact angel investors now fund over twice as many companies, according the Crunchbase.

AeroVironment Names New CFO

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Simi Valley-based Aerovironment , which develops unmanned drones for the military, has named Kevin McDonnell as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the company said late Thursday. McDonnell was most recently Chief Financial Officer of JAMS, Inc., and previously served at Teradata Corporation and was also CFO of Digital Insight. Aerovironment said that its interim Chief Financial Officer, Brian Shackley, will remain as Vice President and Controller.

Startup World Cup - SoCal Regional hosted by LAVA and Pepperdine

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 -- Startup World Cup - SoCal Regional hosted by LAVA and Pepperdine. Startup World Cup ("SWC") offers innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for the startup ecosystem around the world via a global series of startup conferences and competitions that bring together phenomenal startups, VCs, and world-class tech CEOs.

Getting to know Alexa-Rae Navarro

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Get to know Alexa-Rae Navarro, Startup San Diego's Executive Director. Learn more about her background in the non-profit sector and her passion for startups. The post Getting to know Alexa-Rae Navarro appeared first on Startup San Diego. Startup News

March Capital Partners Leads Action IQ Series C

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based venture investors March Capital Partners led a $32 million funding round for data startup ActionIQ

Startups Are Not Just The Realm Of Young Generations

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest myths in the business world is that startups are no place for Baby Boomers, that aging generation born between 1945 and 1964.

Reveleer Finds New Funding

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Glendale-based Reveleer , a developer of cloud-based software used for managing medical data, has raised a Series C found of financing, the company said this week. The company said the funding was led by Boston Millenia Partners, and also included existing investor Upfront Ventures. Reveleer provides its software to healthcare payers, such as health plans and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), helping them to manage their risk quality and quality improvement programs.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entrepreneur Lessons Learned

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CEOs of Women’s Health Companies Fight to Open Investment Floodgates

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Talking about sex with potential investors? For EvoFem Biosciences CEO Saundra Pelletier, it’s the first item on the docket. Her company recently submitted Amphora, a non-hormonal contraceptive gel, to the FDA for review.

Warner Bros. Signs Cinelytic

L.A. Business Journal

Warner Bros. Pictures International is betting that artificial intelligence can help manage its expansive catalog

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5 Steps To A Winning Personal Brand For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Although most people believe that being a successful entrepreneur is all about having the right idea, I’m convinced from my years of experience as a startup advisor and investor that’s it’s more about you as a person.

Sonos Walks Back Plan To Brick Older Devices

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Santa Barbara-based Sonos has walked back plans it had to essentially force its users with older Sonos devices to either "brick" and upgrade those devices, or to be locked out from any further updates of software--even on their newest equipment.

Riot Games Settlement Is Challenged by State

L.A. Business Journal

Five months after announcing a negotiated settlement in a sex discrimination and pay inequity lawsuit, Riot Games Inc. could be headed back to court