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LA Companies Give Renters More Ways to Charge EVs

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Electric vehicles are touted as the future, especially in Los Angeles where the city’s climate goals call for 80% of vehicles sold to be electric by 2028 — seven years ahead of the state’s 2035 cutoff for gasoline-powered auto sales

SpaceX’s Historic Week Ushers in New Possibilities for Space Exploration

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Inspiration4 proves that the company is making headway on its mission of opening space travel to all

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Team Huddle Builds Scheduling Tool Aimed at Improving Mental Health

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Team Huddle Inc. which uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and data to put employees’ mental health “at the center” of their work — is up and running with the launch of its first product, ScheduleIQ

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HopSkipDrive, a Ride-Hailing App for Kids, Rolls into the School Year

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When Joanna McFarland grew frustrated that she couldn’t drop her son off at karate practice because she had to be at work, she started commiserating with other moms

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Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

Long Beach Reemerges as an Aerospace Hub

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From startups to established titans, aerospace companies are expanding their presence in Long Beach

Involve.ai Helps Businesses Retain Their Subscribers

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For companies that rely on long-term customers, “churn” — a term that refers to the number of canceled or lapsed subscriptions — is a major challenge

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Metro Moves Ahead With 2 Bids for Sepulveda Pass Project

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In an unprecedented move, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has issued notices to two competing contract bidding teams to proceed on design and other preliminary work for a rail transit project through the Sepulveda Pass

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TikTok Opens Creator Marketplace to Influential

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Partners like Influential will have access to first-party TikTok data that can help them identify creators for advertising campaigns

Nacelle Raises $50 Million For Ecommerce Solutions

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Software company Nacelle has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round

PlantWave Uses Plants to Make Music

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PlantWave, a device created by Marina del Rey-based Data Garden Co. that turns a plant’s biorhythms into music, is starting to blossom

Fisker to Raise $625 Million to Fund Second EV Model

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Manhattan Beach-based Fisker Inc. is lining up capital to start production on a second electric vehicle in late 2023 after unveiling a debt offering of $625 million

Retina AI Raises $8 Million in Series A

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Santa Monica-based analytics company Retina AI Inc. has raised $8 million in Series A funding for its artificial intelligence platform for consumer insights

Trust Aims to Help Small Businesses Make Smarter Ad Buys

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As an alum of social media giant Snap Inc.’s s revenue product strategy team, James Borow said he has seen firsthand the struggles that small businesses face in advertising and marketing

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Willa App Helps Freelancers Get Paid

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Kristofer Sommestad has worked with freelance creators throughout his career in technology

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Wealthiest Angelenos: Snap Soars, Driving Huge Returns

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For those Wealthiest Angelenos whose fortunes are tied to technology, the pandemic brought big gains in net worth over the past year

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ServiceTitan Acquires Aspire, Raises $200 Million

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan Inc., a developer of management software for home services contractors, has acquired St. Louis-based Aspire Software, a technology provider for commercial landscaping businesses

Triller Looks Toward IPO in July

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Century City-based TrillerNet, the owner of short-form video platform Triller, is preparing to file a confidential direct listing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in July that values the company at more than $5 billion, according to a source familiar with the plans

Ryff Raises $12 Million For 3D Ad Placement

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Ryff Inc., an advertising technology startup, has raised $11.7 million in funding

Media, Entertainment Drive LA’s Growth as a Tech Hub

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Los Angeles is cementing its status as a hotspot for the tech industry

Twitch, Zynga Founders Back ForeVR in $7 Million Raise

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Hollywood-based virtual reality gaming studio ForeVR Games Inc. raised $7 million in additional seed financing to grow its studio and slate of offerings

Clearlake Capital to Buy Cornerstone OnDemand for $5.2 Billion

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a human resources management software company, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Clearlake Capital Group in a transaction worth $5.2 billion

State Approves Most of Proposed Edison Rate Hike

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Southern California Edison executives were generally pleased with the state’s decision in early August to allow the utility to tap ratepayers to raise $6.9 billion in revenue this year, even though that was $730 million short of what Edison requested

Whatnot Reaches $1.5 Billion Valuation

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Marina del Rey-based Whatnot Inc., a livestream marketplace for collectible items, now has a valuation of $1.5 billion

Vegas-to-LA Rail Developer Buys Land for Second Station

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With its announcement of a land acquisition in Las Vegas last month, the developer of a high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California now has land for two key stations

Metro’s Regional Connector Enters Final Construction Phase

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The final major construction push for the long-awaited $1.8 billion Metro Regional Connector Transit Project through downtown has finally arrived

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That’s No Moon Launches With $100 Million Investment

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Sawtelle-based gaming studio That’s No Moon Entertainment Inc. launched July 28 with a $100 million investment from Smilegate Entertainment, a global game development company based in Seoul, South Korea

Jam City Still Eying Public Offering After Canceling SPAC

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Culver City-based mobile gaming company Jam City Inc., which canceled plans for a SPAC merger last week, will continue to pursue a public offering

Scopely Invests $50 Million in European Gaming Studios

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Culver City-based mobile gaming company Scopely Inc. invested a combined $50 million in three boutique European game studios, the company announced July 19

Cybersecurity Firm Britive Raises $10 Million

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Britive Inc., a Glendale-based cloud cybersecurity company, has raised $10 million in Series A funding to continue to develop its security software

Heliogen Raises $108 Million for Solar Energy Technology

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Pasadena-based energy technology company Heliogen Inc. has raised a total of $108 million in two funding rounds to help develop its industrial solar energy technology, the company announced June 15

General Motors Invests $71 Million to Launch Pasadena Campus

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Detroit-based General Motors Co. will invest more than $71 million in a 149,000 square-foot campus in Pasadena, the automotive giant announced July 13

LA Companies Hop Aboard NFT Bandwagon

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Akash Nigam, founder and chief executive of Venice-based Genies Inc., said he wasn’t entirely sure what a nonfungible token was until last summer when he met with Dapper Labs Inc. Chief Executive Roham Gharegozlou

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LAX Makes Headway on $14.5 Billion Modernization

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Last month saw several significant milestones on different fronts in the $14.5 billion effort to modernize Los Angeles International Airport

Inspire Energy Acquired by Shell

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It’s quite an ironic company exit

Endgame Raises $17 Million For Sales Strategy Software

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Software company Endgame Labs Inc. raised more than $17 million across two funding rounds

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SpaceX Plans Space Station Mission In August

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning a mission to the International Space Station on Aug.

AR Combat Training Company Red 6 Moves To Miami

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Red Six Aerospace, which creates AR combat training for the military, has moved it headquarters to Miami

Heliogen to Go Public in $2 Billion SPAC Deal

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Pasadena-based energy technology company Heliogen Inc. will go public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, in a deal that values the combined company at $2 billion

Tripp Melds Meditation and Virtual Reality

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Meditation has helped Nanea Reeves through some of the most difficult points in her life, including the loss of her sister and husband

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Chris Paul-Backed Greenfly Catches on With Athletes

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The idea for Greenfly Inc. came to former right-fielder Shawn Green after he hit a record four home runs in a 2002 Los Angeles Dodgers game

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Appetize Acquired by SpotOn for $415 Million

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Playa Vista-based point-of-sale software developer Appetize Technologies Inc. has been acquired by SpotOn Transact Inc. for $415 million

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SpaceX’s Historic Week Ushers in New Possibilities for Space Exploration

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Inspiration4 proves that the company is making headway on its mission of opening space travel to all

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