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Halla AI Platform for Ecommerce Raises $1.4M Seed Funding

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Burbank-based Shag Enterprises Inc, an artificial intelligence company that’s created a predictive platform for online ordering, announced on May 15 it raised $1.4 million in seed funding led by New York-based E&A Venture Capital

Virgin Orbit Partners With Japan's ANA Holdings

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Long Beach-based small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit announced June 6 that it will partner with Japanese firm ANA Holdings to bring Virgin’s LauncherOne rocket launch system to Japan

Silicon Beach Report June 24: Insight Acquires PCM

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SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket; Virgin Hyperloop works with WashU in St. Louis; PCM acquired by Insight for $581 million

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Insight Acquires PCM for $581M in Cash and Debt

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El Segundo-based information technology services firm PCM Inc. will be acquired by Tempe, Ariz.-based based Insight Enterprises Inc. in a deal worth roughly $581 million

Silicon Beach Report June 21: Kairos Ventures Closes $24.6 Million First Fund

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Falcon Heavy, LightSail prepare for launch; Bird banned in Nashville; Kairos raises $24 million fund

Silicon Beach Report June 10: Pluto TV Pushes into Latino Markets

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Quibi unveils pricing details; SpaceX to launch JPL’s atomic clock; Pluto TV launches Latino programming

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SpinLaunch Wins First Department of Defense Contract

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Long Beach-based aerospace firm SpinLaunch Inc. announced June 20 that it had won a contract from the Department of Defense to develop a small satellite launch system prototype

Virgin Hyperloop One Raises $172 Million

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Hyperloop Technologies Inc., doing business as Virgin Hyperloop One, raised $172.2 million of a planned $224.7 million equity funding round May 13 according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings

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Silicon Beach Report June 19: Overdraft Protection App Developer Raises $110 Million

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Greycroft backs Enboarder again; Happy Returns selects new chief revenue officer; Dave Inc. raises $110 million

Miso Robotics' Robot Chef Continues Work at Dodger Stadium

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A Pasadena robotics and artificial intelligence outfit that’s been using a robot to fry chicken tenders at Dodger Stadium just gave the bots an upgrade to include the frying skill

Silicon Beach Report June 18: Elevate Secures $25 Million

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HipDot finds $2.5 million; Bird hopes to migrate to NYC; Elevate raises $25 million venture round

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Greycroft Leads $8 Million Enboarder Series A

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Downtown headquartered venture capital firm Greycroft Partners led a $8 million Series A round for Austin, Texas-based human resources software developer Enboarder Inc

Silicon Beach Report June 17: Sunbit Secures $26 Million

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SpaceX considers bid on NASA lunar supply mission; Survios expands VR game offerings; Sunbit finds $26 million

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Silicon Beach Report June 14: Bird Required to Pay Tariffs on Chinese Imports

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Bird, Uber tariff relief requests denied; AppOnBoard buys BuildBox; Pluto TV links with Comcast

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Silicon Beach Report June 13: Sure Raises $23 Million

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Bird paid $25 million for Scoot; Sure raises $23 million; Disney Plus subscriber projections

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Riot Games Under DFEH Investigation

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California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing has launched an investigation into Sawtelle-based Riot Games for alleged gender bias and other discriminatory conduct

Silicon Beach Report June 11: GameMine acquires 1,200 titles

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Square Enix announces “Avengers,” “Final Fantasy” titles; Snapchat filters have unexpected use; GameMine expands gaming library

Silicon Beach Report June 7: SpaceX Preps For $1 Billion Satellite Launch

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Former Pets.com executive taking new venture public; Zynga links with Snap; SpaceX launching satellites worth $1 billion for Canada

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SoundCloud Acquires Repost Network

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Audio sharing platform Soundcloud Inc. announced May 23 it will acquire Venice-based rights distribution company Repost Network

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Silicon Beach Report June 6: Google Funds Backstage Accelerator

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Bird considers acquiring Scoot; Needham joins Riot Games; Backstage Accelerator supported by Google

Fika Ventures Completes $76 Million Raise

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West Los Angeles-based investor Fika Ventures announced May 23 it completed the raise of a $76 million fund, the VC’s second since its 2017 launch

Video Game Companies Waver on E3

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The Entertainment Software Association has called its annual E3 conference, taking place this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center, “the world’s premier event for computer and video games.” But not all game companies see it that way

Silicon Beach Report June 5: Atom Tickets COO Joins EZTexting Board

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SpaceX retrieves space station supercomputer, Netflix subscription numbers tallied; EZTexting appoints new board member

Silicon Beach Report June 4: Crackle Venture Selects Leadership Team

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Sony, CSS Entertainment executives to lead Crackle Plus; Bird branches out; Tencent to distribute Activison’s “Call of Duty” mobile game

AirMap Names Former FCC Chairman to Board

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Santa Monica-based software developer AirMap Inc. appointed former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to its board June 3

Silicon Beach Report June 3: Oceanic Mapping Firm Wins XPrize for Robotic Boat

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Goncalves to lead WarnerMedia streaming development; SpaceX plans for Mars; Xprize awards oceanic mapping firm $7 million prize

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L.A. Among the Finalists for Amazon’s 2nd Headquarters

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Los Angeles was named by Amazon as one of the 20 finalist cities for the Seattle e-commerce giant’s second headquarters

Scooter Wars

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Scooting into L.A.

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Upfront-Backed Software Comes Out of Stealth

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Projector launches presentation software

Feather Plans to Land in LA

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High residential turnover brings Feather to L.A.

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Killer Thirst? Try Liquid Death

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Water company Liquid Death raises $1.6M.

Silicon Beach Report May 31: Snap Sells Location Data Business to Foursquare

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Foursquare purchases Placed from Snap; Pluto TV carves out LA footprint; Netflix raises U.K. subscription prices

Moonshots Capital Leads $2.1 Million Backtracks Seed Round

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Podcast analytics software developer Backtracks Inc. announced May 30 it raised a $2.1 million seed round led by Marina del Rey-based venture capital firm Moonshots Capital

Silicon Beach Report May 30: Moonshots Capital Backs Backtracks

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Mission finds $15 million; Moonshots leads Backtracks funding round; ATTN hires new executive from Vox

Bird Acquires Scoot Networks

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Santa Monica-based Bird Rides Inc. is buying Bay Area competitor Scoot Networks Inc