Tue.Nov 05, 2019

Scanwell Health launches smartphone tests for UTIs in partnership with Lemonaid Health

TechCrunch LA

Companies continue to refine digital diagnostic tools for in-home healthcare at a rapid clip. The latest to launch is an at-home test for urinary tract infections from the Los Angeles-based startup Scanwell Health.

HyreCar Increases Revenue, Losses in Third Quarter

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based car rental startup HyreCar Inc. reported third-quarter revenue of $3.7 million

Video Interview: Calvin Selth, PledgeLA

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Our video interview today is with Calvin Selth , Program Lead for AnnenbergTech at the Annenberg Foundation, part of PledgeLA , an effort to make change in the tech industry and a commitment to better reflect, support, and leverage the creativity and diversity that is Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.

Why Steve Kafka Left Third Rock Ventures for Up-and-Comer Section 32

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Section 32, which invests in healthcare and life sciences companies with a technology component, has added a third managing partner.

ConnectedTravel, Universal Music Group Team On Hackathon

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Los Angeles-based ConnectedTravel , a developer of connected vehicle applications and services, says it has teamed up with Universal Music Group , for a new hackathon which will "imagine next-generation music experiences" for connected vehicles. According to ConnectedTravel, it is in a collaboration with Universal Music Group's Capitol Music Group for the upcoming Capitol Royale Hackathon from November 15-17, 2019.

Geenee Sees $7M In Seed Funding For AR Software

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Los Angeles-based Geenee , a company developing mobile software that allows physical objects to trigger mobile, augmented reality (AR) experiences, has raised $7M in a seed funding round, the company said on Tuesday morning. The company said the funding was led by IDI Partners. The funding will go towards the company's go-to-market strategy and for additional products, according to the company.

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CrowdStrike Extends To AWS

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CrowdStrike , the developer of endpoint protection software and cybersecurity tools with a big presence in Orange County, is extending its software to Amazon Web Services, the company said today. According to CrowdStrike, its new Falcon for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is designed to help secure cloud workloads, and is available through Amazon's AWS Marketplace. The company said its software provides a single agent running on a node, which protects all of the containers running on that node.

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OpenGate Capital Buys CoreMedia AG

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor OpenGate Capital announced very late Monday evening that it has acquired the majority interest in CoreMedia AG , a developer of content management software. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. CoreMedia AG is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. According to OpenGate Capital, it acquired CoreMedia AG from Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners and a consortium of private investors.

Clarify Medical Gets $18M Funding

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San Diego-based Clarify Medical , a developer of light-based systems for treating chronic skin conditions, has raised $18M in a new funding, according to investor H.I.G. BioHealth Partners. H.I.G. Biohealth Partners said it was the co-lead on the funding, which it called a "commercialization round" for Clarify Medical. According to H.I.G.,

Parabol Picks Up $4M For Software Tools

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Los Angeles-based Parabol , a startup developing software management tools, used to manage the efforts of development teams, has raised $4M in a funding round, the company said this morning. The funding came from CRV, Haystack, and the SlackFund. The company--which moved here from Brooklyn, New York, but is mostly virtual--is led by founder and CEO Jordan Husney. The company's software helps development teams manage their processes, and is focused on Agile development processes.

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