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Pearl, the healthcare spinout from LA-based AI startup, GumGum, raises $11 million

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GumGum , the Los Angeles-based startup that’s spent the past decade applying machine learning technologies to advertising and sports, has spun out a new healthcare startup focused on the dental industry called Pearl.

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5 Key Drivers For Creating A Board For Your Startup

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Image via Flickr by MDGovpics Many entrepreneurs I know are confused by definition and need for an Advisory Board versus a Board of Directors.

j2 Global's Q1 Revenues Rise To $299.9M


Los Angeles-based J2 Global , the owner of such Internet publishing brands as IGN, Mashable, PCMag, Everyday Health, and also cloud services such as eFax, eVoice, KeepItSafe, and Livedrive, reported its quarterly results on Tuesday evening, saying that its quarterly revenues rose to a record of $299.9M. Those quarterly results were up from Q1 of 2018, when the company had revenues of $280.6M. The company said net cash provided by its operating activities increased to $116.9M

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University Venturing Summit 2019

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -- University Venturing Summit 2019. The best and brightest ventures from top Southern California universities will demo their ventures to angel investors and other resources in the new venturing community. See [link] (more

Appetize Sees Gains With Self Service Kiosks


Playa Vista-based point-of-sale equipment and software provider Appetize says that its recent move to offer up "self-service" kiosks to its customers, has resulted in its customers seeing more spending and demand. The company--which uses tablets and other technology to provide a more modern approach to point-of-sale terminals--said its customers are seeing an up to 40 percent increase in order size due to the availability of its self-service kiosks.

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GOAT Jumps On Augmented Reality


Los Angeles-based online sneaker marketplace operator GOAT has rolled out an augmented reality (AR) feature, which lets buyers on the site see sneakers feature on the site in AR, the company said on Wednesday. According to GOAT, users on iOS and Android can both view sneakers in a new AR feature of those apps, starting with the Travis Scott x Air Jorcan 1 Retro High OG 'Mocha'. GOAT recently raised $100M in a funding round led by Footlocker, and has raised nearly $200M in total for its efforts.

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AEG Backs UN Sports, Climate Effort


Los Angeles--based sports and live entertainment company AEG --which is behind the LA Kings , LA Galaxy , as well as Eisbaren Berlin and the Ontario Reign, said it has stepped up to support the United Nation's Sports for Climate Action Framework. The framework outlines a set of principles for the global sports community, to help combat climate change and to use sports as a "unifying tool" to drive climate awareness.

MabVax Therapeutics' Assets Acquired By German Company


The antibody assets and infrastructure of San Diego-based MabVax Therapeutics has been acquired by a German company, BioNTech SE , according to BioNTech SE. Financial details of the acquisition were not annoucned. BioNTech SE is acquiring those assets out of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for MabVax. According to BioNTech SE, it itends to establish a new, research facility in San Diego as a result of the agreement.