WizRocket Conjures Up $8M

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Walnut, California-based WizRocket , a developer of mobile ad technology which helps companies better profile and target customers, has raised $8M in a funding round. Walnut is in eastern Los Angeles County. The funding came from Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners. The funding comes on top of an earlier, unannounced $1.6M seed funding from Accel. WizRocket said Sequoia's Mohit Bhatnagar led the investment. READ MORE>>. wizrocket mobile targeting technology venture capital

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El Loco Finds $2.3M For Mobile App Translations

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Walnut-based El Loco , which provides localization services for mobile app developers, has raised $2.3M El Loco says it helps app developers via software which helps extract strings into a usable format, auto-translates phrases, lets developers preview translations visually within the app, and re-integrate all those translated strings back into the application. elloco loco translation localization mobile developers software translate

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Zarget Gets $6M For A/B Testing Tools

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Walnut, California-based Zarget , a developer of A/B testing tools for marketing automation, has raised $6M in a Series A funding round, according to the company. Walnut is a suburb of Los Angeles, just east of Los Angeles and North of Anaheim. The funding was led by Sequoia India, and also included Accel and Matrix Partners. Zarget's software is aimed at small businesses, helping them to optimize their web pages based on marketing performance.

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SPOTLITE Launches Singing Competition App

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Music, Microsoft, Atom Factory, and Warner/Chappell, and that its development and tech teams are in Beijing, with marketing, A&R, and business development based in Los Angeles. The company's offices in Los Angeles are listed in Walnut. Los Angeles- and Beijing-based SPOTLITE says it has launched a new, mobile app, which lets music fans sing original music, cover, or karaoke songs to win money. Spotlite said its executives come from such companies as Google Music, Yahoo!

YapStone Gets $60M In Debt Funding

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YapStone , which develops web and mobile payment technology, and also maintains an office at ROC in Santa Monica, has closed on $60M in debt financing, the company said this week. The company''s main headquarters are in Walnut Creek. The funding was split between $40M in a senior credit facility from Comerica Bank, and $20M in subordinated debt from Bregal Sagemount. Terms on the two debt facilities were not announced.

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Shea Ventures Gets Exit At Quickoffice

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It looks like the venture capital business is doing a lot better than the home building industry for Walnut-based J.F. Quickoffice develops a heavily used set of mobile apps for iPhone and Android to help users access common office document formats. Shea's headquarters are in Walnut, California, just East of Los Angles. The homebuilder, which also runs a venture capital arm call Shea Ventures , just scored an exit from one of its portfolio firms, mobile app maker Quickoffice.

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ParkMe Enhances Android App, Adds On-Street Parking

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Parking apps developer ParkMe has steadily been adding features to its mobile apps, to make it easier for consumers to find hard-to-locate parking spots across major markets.

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REACH NeXT Alumni Gets Into 500 Startups! | Batch 15 Announced

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From: Walnut, CA. Fun Fact: There was a tough moment when the business was operating without developers or teachers! He’s traveled the world and developed a unique accent as a result. 500 Startups officially announced their Batch 15.