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How You Can Achieve a Step Change in Your Fitness Before Summer

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Just 21 months ago I couldn’t have jogged 2 miles in under 20 minutes and now I can run 3 miles in 21 minutes or more to the point I can pretty easily run 7.5 miles in an hour.

6 Keys to Attracting Customers Based On Social Needs

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As a logical and data-driven business advisor, I have long focused on facts, technology, and quantifiable pain in guiding entrepreneurs.

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Virtualitics Raises $18 Million for Data Analytics Software

L.A. Business Journal

Pasadena-based data analytics software company Virtualitics Inc. has raised $18 million in a Series B funding round led by North Sound Ventures

Grocery startup Mercato spilled years of data, but didn’t tell its customers

TechCrunch LA

A security lapse at online grocery delivery startup Mercato exposed tens of thousands of customer orders, TechCrunch has learned.

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.

Bridg Acquired By Cardlytics For $350M

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Los Angeles-based Bridg, a venture backed company which develops software to help e-commerce retailers improve their sales, has been sold for $350M in cash to Cardlytics. Bridg, led by Amit Jain, was venture backed by Morpheus Ventures, March Capital, Wavemaker Partners, Karlin Ventures, Mucker Capital, Richard Wolpert, as well as other local investors and angels. The company's software uses artificial intelligence and big data to help retailers with their e-commerce efforts.

Bridg Acquired For Cardlytics For $350M

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Los Angeles-based Bridg, a venture backed company which develops software to help e-commerce retailers improve their sales, has been sold for $350M in cash to Cardlytics. Bridg, led by Amit Jain, was venture backed by Morpheus Ventures, March Capital, as well as other local investors. The company's software uses artificial intelligence and big data to help retailers with their e-commerce efforts.

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Lytx Sees Record Revenues

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San Diego-based driver safety and monitoring equipment maker Lytx says it has set its all time record revenue in 2020, as a result of a 63% increase in new customers. According to the company, it secured more than 100,000 new and upgraded subscriptions. The company did not say what drove the increased adoption of its service in 2020, but the company received a big investment from private equity investor Permira earlier in the year.

BLAZE Snags $8M For Cannabis Software

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Los Angeles-based BLAZE, a developer of enterprise resource planning and point-of-sale software for the legal cannabis market, recently raised $8M in a funding round, according to the company. The funding was led by Delta Emerald Ventures with participation from returning investor Act One Ventures and new investor SOJE Capital. According to the company, the new funding will go to expand, scale and build out its product, sales and marketing efforts. BLAZE is led by co-founder and CEO Chris Violas.

Slingshot Aerospace Selected By U.S. Air Force For $1.2M Contract

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El Segundo, California- and Austin, Texas-based Slingshot Aerospace said on Tuesday that it has scored a contract from the U.S. Air Force, to develop a "next generation" tool for the military to streamline visualization of enemy missiles. According to Slingshot Aerospace, the $1.2M contract came in partnership with Culver City, CA-based Zoic Labs, a software and advanced visualization company, which is related to visual effects company Zoic Studios.

Clearlake-backed Constant Contact Names New CEO, CFO

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Email marketing software developer Constant Contact, which is backed by Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital, has named a new CEO and CFO this morning. According to Constant Contact, Clearlake Capital, and Siris Capital Group, Frank Vella has been named CEO, and Michael Pellegrino has been named as CFO of Constant Contact.