LiveXLive Acquires Artist Development Firm Gramophone Media

L.A. Business Journal

will acquire New York-based artist development company Gramophone Media Inc. Beverly Hills-based livestreaming platform LiveXLive Media Inc. by the end of June

ServiceTitan Acquires Software Developer ServicePro

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the Glendale-based developer of management software for the home services industry, announced Feb. ServiceTitan Inc., 2 that it had acquired Service Pro.Net Inc

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GeoLinks Names Corporate Development VP

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Camarillo-based GeoLinks said last week that it has named James Childs as its new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Spectrum Strategy. Childs was most recently VP of Corporate Strateg yfor Cambridge Broadband Networks, and also previously had co-foudned Velowave, a fixed wireless ISP which was sold to Sling Broadband in 2008. He also started Light Link Broadband, another wireless ISP, in 1998. geolinks spectrum wireless wisp networking james childs executive

Mobile Gaming Developer Artie Raises $10 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Silverlake-based Artie, which creates technology that allows for app-free game development, raised a $10 million seed round

8 Keys To Developing Exciting Business Relationships

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet I find that many entrepreneurs struggle and fail with that transition from personally developing an innovative new idea, to building all the relationships necessary to transform their idea into a successful business.

Hyundai taps EV startup Canoo to develop electric vehicles

TechCrunch LA

Hyundai Motor Group said it will jointly develop an electric vehicle platform with Los Angeles-based startup Canoo, the latest startup tapped by the automaker as part of an $87 billion push to invest in electrification and other future technologies.

Esri Signs Outdoor Adventure App Developer

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Redlands-based mapping software developer Esri has signed up an outdoor app developer as a customer, shifting its app to ArcGIS, according to the company. ArcGIS said that Relive, which develops an app which helps users chronicle their outdoor adventures and journeys, is shifting to the ArcGIS platform to scale its development.

Subscription Software Developer ReCharge Hits $2.1 Billion Valuation

L.A. Business Journal

the developer of a subscription payments platform for ecommerce companies, has raised a whopping $277 million in a funding round ReCharge Inc.,

Snap Acquires 3D Map Developer for $8 Million

L.A. Business Journal

acquired 3D map developer Pixel8Earth to develop its location-based augmented reality experiences Snap Inc.

Guru Releases Development Kit For Wireless Power

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Pasadena-based Guru , a venture backed startup developing wireless power distribution technology, said this morning that it has released a development kit for its technology, which will allow potential partners to trial its millimeter-wave wireless power products. The startup--which is funded by Kairos Ventures and Bold Capital Partners--said its new evaluation and developer kit allows users to test, evaluate, and create proof-of-concept designs using its technology.

Cast & Crew Acquires Expense Management Software Developer

L.A. Business Journal

Burbank-based payroll company Cast & Crew announced April 7 that it has acquired LeBog Software, the developer of an expense management system called Digital Purchase Order

Shopify Reveals Generous New Scheme for App Developers

Tech.Co

Shopify has announced a new scheme for all of its App Store developers. Developers will not pay any commission on the first $1 million that they make in a given year. In theory, this could make developers an extra $200,000 per year if the app is selling optimally.

LA Solar Developer PermaCity Acquired By Catalyze

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and Yorktown Partners LLC, and develops, constructs, and operates renewable power and storage projects for the commercial and industrial market. Los Angeles-based solar installer PermaCity--the company which installed the solar panels on the L.A. Convention Center--has been acquired by Colorado-based Catalyze, the companies said on Monday. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Catalyze is backed by EnCap Investments, L.P.

Energy Developer Deploys Major Battery Storage Project In Ventura County

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Clean energy developer Arevon Asset Management has installed what it says is one of the largest energy storage sites in the United States in Saticoy, California. According to Arevon, it has opened up a battery energy storage system in Saticoy, which uses Tesla Megapacks to provide 100 megawatt/400 megawatt-hour capacity to Southern California Edison. According to Arevon, the energy stored on the site can power Oxnard for four hours, or all of Ventura County for thirty minutes.

Startup Development

SoCal CTO

I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Fisker Opens New Software Development Office In San Francisco

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Los Angeles-based electric vehicle developer Fisker Inc. --the According to Fisker, the new, downtown San Francisco location is designed to be a "focal point and development center" for the company's software and vehicle electronics, and is designed for employees to work flexibly between remote and office. fisker automotive software development francisco hiring expansion silicon valley bayarea

Residential renewable energy developer Swell is raising $450 million for distributed power projects in three states

TechCrunch LA

It’s a sign of the distributed nature of renewable energy development and a transition from large-scale power generation projects feeding into utility grids at their edge to smaller, point solutions distributed at the actual points of consumption.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

He’s focused on that sector (not exclusively but predominantly) and therefore has an amazing network at large financial services firms to help you with business development. So they develop short-hand ways to qualify things better. I can’t over state the importance of the human connection in being able to develop a relationship. Why invest now when I can see how your company develops? Raising money is hard.

Virgin Orbit Develops Ventilator For Pandemic Response

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Long Beach-based space launch company Virgin Orbit has temporarily shifted its attention from developing rockets and its satellite launch systems, and applied its engineering skills to developing a new ventilator, designed to help in the battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

TCVN Program: Customer Development

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 -- TCVN Program: Customer Development. TCVN now features four educational tracks in four specific areas. The four tracks are: Legal, Execution, Finance, and Marketing and will consist of a series of five, consecutive monthly programs designed to give the entrepreneur a comprehensive overview of each area. Who is your customer? Do you know where to find her and how to approach her? Maybe so, but can you do that on a granular level?

Developing a Sales Strategy That Builds Traction

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 --.

NationBuilder Opens Developer API

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Los Angeles-based NationBuilder , which develops software-as-a-service to help groups organize their supporters, has opened up a new set of APIs for third party developers. The company--which offers up its platform to political campaigns, nonprofits, activists, and many others--said it has officially released its API, allowing developers to access its services. voting movement political politics nonprofit software saas developer nationbuilder

How To Develop Potential Leaders In Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

These leaders are those exceptional team members who have proven themselves or developed the strength of character, behavior, and learning to be the drivers of the next phase of your business growth.

Semtech Wins Mining Equipment Developer

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Camarillo-based semiconductor developer Semtech says it has signed up a maker of mining equipment to use its LoRa wireless networking technology. According to Semtech, Transco Industries, a developer of mining conveyer equipment, has implemented its LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology into its conveyer belt applications, for safer monitoring of those devices.

Mobile Game Developer Playtika Acquires Seriously Digital

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26 it was acquired by Israeli mobile game developer Playtika Ltd Venice-based Seriously Digital Entertainment announced Aug.

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Yardi Wins Property Development Company

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Santa Barbara-based Yardi reported a customer win this week, with multifamily property development company Pennrose Management. Pennrose develops and operates housing communities in the eastern half of the United States. Yardi develops software for the real estate investment and property management market. yardi property development multifamily software realestate real estate

Software Developer Nobl9 Raises $21 Million, Releases Signature Product

L.A. Business Journal

It’s not every day that a startup attracts more than $20 million from investors without having released a product

Ixia Targets 100GbE Development

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment provider Ixia is targeting 100GbE technology development, saying this morning that it has added new support for the high speed networking protocol on a number of its products. ixia 100gb network development equipment test testing

Satellite Developer Tyvak Names Retired Admiral As CEO

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Irvine-based satellite developer Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems said today that it has named retired U.S. Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems is developing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) statellites for the commercial market. Navy Rear Admiral Christian "Boris" Becker as its Chief Executive Officer.

Scopely Debuts Developer Program

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Los Angeles-based social game developer Scopely announced today that it has launched a new, developer program called LeveUp, which looks to help top independent game studios co-develop titles with Scopely. The firm said it will tape a small group of partners to help develop, design, distribute, scale, and monetize their mobile games. scopely developer program videogame mobihle social

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. According to Tim Cook at Apple, there were over 20 million registered developers in 2018. Above all, don’t forget to develop a comprehensive marketing and promotion strategy.

Pragma is a back-end toolkit for gaming companies, so game developers can focus on games

TechCrunch LA

These days, most of the games developed need to be social, multi-platform and extensible, but there are only a few developers with the expertise to bring those toolsets to the profusion of new games that crop up every year.

Mapp Acquires Marketing Analytics Developer Webtrekk

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San Diego-based Mapp , a developer of cloud-based digital marketing software, has completed its acquisition of European marketing analytics software developer Webtrekk , the company said this morning. saas international germany development software marketing acquisition merger webtrekk mapp

Scopely Acquires PierPlay, Developer Of Scrabble Go

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Los Angeles-based mobile games developer Scopely PierPlay , the mobile game developer behind the popular game "Scrabble Go". Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Scrabble Go launched in March, and is based on the Scrabble title, which was licensed from Hasbro and Mattel. Scrabble Go is PierPlay's first title. Scopely was the publisher on Scrabble Go. READ MORE>>. scrabble scrabblego pierplay merger acquisition scopely videogame mobile

Esri Launches New Developer Accounts

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Redlands-based mapping software developer Esri is ramping up its efforts to reach out to third party software developers, saying Friday that it has launched a new, free developer subscription for its web, mobile, and online tools and services. The company said the new access to ArcGIS online provides access to the company''s various geoservices, ability to host a developer''s data in the cloud, and more. esri mapping geographic developer mobile

Croquet Connects With $2.7M For AR App, Game Development Tools

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in a seed funding round, to go towards its development of tools to power apps and games for 5G and augmented reality (AR), the company said on Tuesday. The company is targeting its tools for use by multi-player gamed developers. The startup says its development team came together as part of Y Combinator Research's Human Advanced Research Community (HARC). croquet game development venture capital seed funding augmented reality tools software wireless

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5 Priorities For New Business Leader Self-Development

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are the key internal characteristics that McKeown and I both see as critical to your growth from a technical expert who can develop a great solution, to the recognized business leader you need to be to prosper: Measure yourself on how much you have learned lately.

Document Your MVP for a Developer

SoCal CTO

He wanted to get input from me on what he's doing, and he wants to begin to ask developers what it would take to build his product. what format would you and the developer want that in? Conversations with a technical advisors or possible developers should be iterative. In fact, let me provide an important warning: If you create these documents, don't have input from a technical resource, take it to a development shop and they provide you a price.

Cie Digital Labs Names Product Development VP

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Irvine-based Cie Digital Labs has named Tegdeep Kondal as its new VP of Product Development, according to the company. Cie Digital Labs said Kondal will be reposnisble for product strategy and development. Cie Digital provides interactive development for brands, and also bills itself as a "technology startup studio". digital labs product development tegdeep kondal

AeroVironment, JPL to Develop NASA Mars Drone

L.A. Business Journal

is developing a helicopter drone that will fly on Mars AeroVironment Inc.

EVgo Expands Business Development Team

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Los Angeles-based electric vehicle charging network operator EVgo has named two new executives to its business development team, the company said on Monday. According to the company, it has named Colin Murchie as Senior Director of Business Development, and Lars Peters as Director of Business Development. Murchie was previously in the solar energy industry, working at such companies as Sol Systems, SolarCity (now Tesla), SunEdison, and the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Starts Passenger Capsule Development

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Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), one of three companies working on the Hyperloop concept in Los Angeles, announced this morning that it is beginning development of a full-scale, passenger capsule for its Hyperloop systems. HTT said the capsule is being developed at its R&D center in France. The capsule will be developed in conjunction with technology partner Carbures S.A.,

Parasoft Opens Up Tools To Open Source Developers

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In a bid to gain better market share among developer, Monrovia, California-based Parasoft announced Tuesday that it will begin giving out free access to its entire suit of test automation software to open source developers. Parasoft develops testing automation software, typically used by enterprises to automate testing of their development efforts. Parasoft said it has launched the Parasoft Open Source Support Program to support those open source developers.

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