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Kindbody raises $15M, will open a ‘Fertility Bus’ with mobile testing & assessments

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Kindbody , a startup that lures millennial women into its pop-up fertility clinics with feminist messaging and attractive branding, has raised a $15 million Series A in a round co-led by RRE Ventures and Perceptive Advisors.

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HG Insights Powers New Forrester Market Research Offering

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Santa Barbara-based software developer HG Insights is powering a new market research offering from research and advisory giant Forrester, to power Forrester's new Business Technographics Service. According to the two companies, Forrester will use "technographics" from HG Insights, to help Forrester's customers see technology adoption trends in more than 45 different markets worldwide.

Insitro Lands Three-Year Deal With Gilead to Find New NASH Drugs

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Drug discovery startup Insitro burst onto the scene last year with ambitions of using machine learning techniques to find new therapies. Now the company has its first pharmaceutical partner.

Enevate Gets Funding Injection From Thai Energy Giant

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Irvine-based battery charging technology developer Enevate , which is aiming its technology at the electric vehicle (EV) market, announced this morning that it has received a round of funding from Bangchak , a Thai energy company. Enevate said the funding came via the Bangchak Initiative and Innovation Center (BiiC). Financial details and terms of the deal were not announced by the company.

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Monday, April 22, 2019 -- LABJ CTO Awards. This event will honor Chief Technology and Information Officers and others who are in the top information technology positions within their organizations. These important individuals and teams play vital roles in making Los Angeles a hub for innovation, and in making its businesses, institutions, and nonprofits successful. See [link] (more

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California Dominates In Electric Vehicle Adoption, As EV Adoption Grows

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California dominates the United States in terms of electric vehicle (EV) adoption, according to new numbers on EV adoption were released on Monday, representing 46 percent of all new electric vehicle registrations in 2018. According to research firm IHS Markit, the U.S. market for fully electric vehicles hit a record volume of 208,000 cars registered during the year of 2018, as electric vehicle volumes have reached record highs.

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Ensysce Biosciences Names New CFO, COO

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San Diego-based Ensysce Biosciences , a clinical phase, drug development company aiming at overcoming prescription drug abuse and overdose issues, said it has named a new CFO and COO this morning. According to the firm, it has named Kurt Schmidt as Chief Financial Officer, and Geoff Birkett as Chief Commercial Officer.

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Flowspace Finds $12M For On Demand Warehousing

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Culver City-based Flowspace , a provider of "on-demand" warehousing and fulfillment services to businesses, has raised $12M in a Series A funding round, the company announced this morning. According to Flowspace, the round was led by Canvas Ventures, and also included Moment Ventures, 1984 Ventures and Y Combinator. Flowspace has now raised a total of $15.4M in funding, including an earlier $3.4M seed funding it receivedin 2017.

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