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Safe at Home

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Ring is one of the most recognized brands and most widely used technologies in a smart-home market that’s expected to total $101.1 billion in 2020

BYD Delivers First Buses as Part of Anaheim Order

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BYD Motors Inc., a downtown-based electric vehicle maker, delivered to Anaheim the first two electric buses of a previously announced 40-bus order, BYD announced Feb.

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Fintech Startup Altruist Raises $8.5 Million

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Venice-based startup Altruist Corp. raised an $8.5 million Series A round

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Robin Games Raises $7 Million Round

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Mobile-game developer Robin Games Inc., which was founded by former Jam City Inc. executive Jill Wilson, has raised $7 million in a seed round

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Ranker Sets Viewing App

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Digital media company Ranker Inc. has rolled out a new app to help consumers search for and discover shows across a range of streaming platforms

Saucey Reports a Spike in Demand

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For Saucey Inc. Chief Executive Chris Vaughn, the signs pointing to a spike in demand for the company's alcohol delivery app came well ahead of the stay-at-home order

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Burke to Remain CEO at AECOM

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Michael Burke, who had been expected to step down as chief executive at Century City-based engineering company AECOM at the end of March, will remain at the helm of the company for the foreseeable future

BYD Sells 130 Electric Buses to LADOT

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BYD Motors will deliver 130 electric buses to the L.A. Department of Transportation, the company's largest order yet

SpaceX Receives Funding from NASA to Aid Moon, Mars Missions

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SpaceX is one of 14 companies awarded grants from NASA to boost the agency's mission to return to the Moon and to eventually land on Mars

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Wavemaker, Launch Back Seed Round for Balloon

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Wavemaker Partners and Launch co-led a $2.1 million seed funding round for software company Balloon

SRAX Raises $5.5 Million to Fuel European Expansion

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Advertising technology software firm SRAX Inc. announced Tuesday it will bring its product offerings to Europe, an expansion made possible by the closing of an Aug. 12 equity worth $5.5 million

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Fisker Previews First Electric Vehicle

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Torrance-based electric vehicle developer Fisker Inc. will debut its first fully electric sport utility vehicle in January 2020

Mixed Results for SpaceX

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The latest effort by Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to increase its international broadband internet service produced mixed results

Postmates is Arriving at Dodger Stadium

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The Los Angeles Dodgers named San Francisco-based mobile app Postmates Inc. as a concessions partner - bringing the ease of food pickup into the stadium

MomentFeed Chooses New Chief Executive

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Santa Monica-based customer management software developer MomentFeed Inc. appointed Nick Hedges as its new chief executive July 9

Solar Startup Heliogen Looks to Power Plants, Refineries

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For decades, solar technology experts have sought to generate electricity. But Pasadena-based Heliogen has a new technology that swaps fossil fuels for solar energy in industrial applications

Fair Obtains $500 Million Credit Facility

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Car leasing startup Fair secured a $500 million loan from Mizuho Bank in the company's third line of credit since July

MedMen Restructuring Brings $37 Million in Savings

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MedMen has received $37 million in gross cash proceeds for the sale of various businesses since Nov.

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VR Firm Raises $15M to Add Content

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Culver City-based virtual reality company Talespin announced $15 million in series B funding led by Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a provider of cloud-based learning software

Loot Crate Files Bankruptcy, Plans to Sell Assets

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Loot Crate Inc., which sells subscription boxes of pop culture apparel and collectibles, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday

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PlayVS Raises $50 Million

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Esports league organizer PlayVS announced Sept. 19 it raised a $50 million Series C to hire more staff and further its reach into amateur esports competitions

Tetra Tech Wins $125 Million USPS Work

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Tetra Tech Inc. has landed a $125 million contract with the U.S. Postal Service to supply nationwide emergency preparedness and response support, and environmental services

TrueCar Names Darrow President, CEO

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TrueCar Inc. has named Mike Darrow president and chief executive. He will also assume a seat on TrueCar’s board

Visa Acquires Payment Protection Company Verifi

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Mid-Wilshire-based Verifi, which develops software to secure electronic payments for businesses, was acquired by Visa Inc.

LA’s Electric Vehicle Talent Pool Is Driving Industry Changes

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Southern California’s demand for electric vehicle industry skilled workers will continue to grow, further pushing up salaries and filling local training classrooms, according to a new report

AECOM Sells Unit for $2.4 Billion

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AECOM plans to sell its management services business to private equity firms for $2.4 billion

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Pepperdine Names Most Fundable Companies

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Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School announced the winners of its second annual Most Fundable Companies competition

Parsons Opens Satellite Facility Near Torrance

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Parsons Corp., the multibillion-dollar engineering and infrastructure firm, is opening a new facility in L.A. County to pursue the rapidly expanding space satellite business

Fair Obtains $500 Million Credit Facility

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Car leasing startup Fair secured a $500 million loan from Mizuho Bank in the company's third line of credit since July

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

ProducePay Raises $205 Million Debt Financing

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Glendale-based ProducePay Inc. raised a $205 million debt financing round Dec.

Clutter Acquires Storage Fox for $152 Million

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On-demand storage startup Clutter Inc. paid $152 million to acquire New York-based self-storage outfit The Storage Fox

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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

Hospitality Startup AvantStay Raises $20 Million

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3L Capital led the Series A financing round, which AvantStay will use to advance its rental technologies and acquire more properties for clients to rent

Tetra Tech Adds IT Firm

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Pasadena-based engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. is transforming itself into a technical services firm for federal government agencies