Wed.May 05, 2021

Flowspace Names Engineering VP


Los Angeles-based Flowspace, a startup developing fulfillment software for e-commerce companies, said this week that it has named Piranavan Selvanandan as its new Vice President of Engineering. Selvanandan most recently was at Salesforce, in software engineering, and also served at HP. Flowspace said Selvanandan spent nearly a decade at Salesforce. The new exec comes following a $31M, Series B funding round for Flowspace in March. Flowspace is backed by BuildGroup.

LAVA: First Time Entrepreneur Training Seminar

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Saturday, May 8, 2021 -- LAVA: First Time Entrepreneur Training Seminar. Speaker: Matthew Crowley, Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy. Matthew Crowley is a former president and board member of LAVA. He has written two books in the field and is also an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, teaching venture law. His practice revolves around startups, securities and mergers and acquisitions. See [link] (more


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NXCR, J.D. Power In Strategic Alliance


Santa Monica-based NXCR ,the subscription vehicle startup led by auto- and startup-veteran Scott Painter, and auto analytics company J.D. Power announced on Wednesday that the two companies are in a strategic alliance, which will link J.D. Power's data solutions, vehicle valuations, and "consumer insights" into NXCR's vehicle subscription service. Financial details of the strategic alliance were not annouced. NXCR will use J.D.

6 Action Stages To Get From Your Dream To A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Before you, as an entrepreneur, can hope to successfully start a new business, you need to set some goals and milestones to lead the way.

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.

Honest Co. Raises $413M In IPO, Surges In IPO Debut


Los Angeles-based Honest Co., the lifestyle brand offering up baby, skin, and household products, debuted in its IPO on Wednesday, raising $413M for the company--and bringing yet another Southern California startup to the public markets. Honest Co. priced its IPO last night at $16.00 per share, at the midpoint of its $14.00 to $17.00 estimated IPO range, and surged in trading on Wednesday, up nearly 38% in mid-day trading at over $22.00 per share. Honest Co. now trades on the Nasdaq as HNST.

Electrify America Plans $25M EV Charging Investment In Long Beach


Electrify America, an electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure developer, says it plans to invest $25M in the Long Beach-Wilmington community, part of a larger $200M investment in California for zero emissions vehicles. According to Electrify America, it will support a "Green City" program in the City of Long Beach and Wilmington for a "Green City" program focused on charging stations for electric transit buses and medium / heavy-duty trucks.

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Targus Acquires Sanho


Anaheim-based laptop and technology accessory maker Targus has acquired Sanho, the maker of the Hyper brand of IT and mobile accessories, the company said on Tuesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. according to Targus, the acquisition will help it diversify its accessory portfolio geared towards Apple and PC consumers. Sanho's products are mostly aimed at the Apple market.

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TrueCar Links With Roadster


Santa Monica-based ,a href="[link] the online car buying marketplace, said late Tuesday that it has launched a pilot program with Roadster, a digital sales software provider which helps dealers sell automobiles to consumers. According to TrueCar, consumers using TrueCar will be able to finalize their car buying deals digital directly, through an integration into Roadster's back-end software.