Mon.Oct 18, 2021

Cadiz Shares Plunge as Company Reconfigures Water Transfer Plan

L.A. Business Journal

It’s been a rough and perplexing six weeks for shareholders of downtown-based water infrastructure development company Cadiz Inc

How To Incent Your Team To Find More Innovative Ideas

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs I know are individually very innovative, but a successful startup can’t be a one-man show (for long). That means they need to build an innovative team, which is not a skill that most people are born with.

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FuzzyBot Gains Funding to Create Genre-Crossing Games

L.A. Business Journal

Tatyana Dyshlova and Max Spielberg loved working side by side at Redwood City-based gaming giant Electronic Arts Inc

Neurelis Names CFO


San Diego-based Neurelis, a developer of therapeutics for the treatment of epilepsy and orphan neurologic disorders, says it has named a new CFO, among other executive moves. According to the company, it has named Brittany K. Bradrick as the company's new cFO.

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.

Lucid Sight Raises $3 million for Multiplayer Game Hosting

L.A. Business Journal

Brentwood-based independent gaming studio Lucid Sight Inc. raised $2.6 million to launch its cloud-hosting platform for developers

Phonexa Names New CEO


Glendale-based Phonexa, a developer of marketing automation software, says it has named a new CEO. According to the company, Lilit Davtyan has been appointed as CEO, taking over for president David Gasparyan. Davtyan was previously EVP and CFO of the company. According to the company, she will now serve as CEO and CFO. Gasparyan will continue to be involved in day-to-day operations. phonexa executive marketing automation software lilit davtyan

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LiveOne Buys Gramophone Media


Los Angeles-based on-demand livestreaming and podcasting company LiveOne--which until recently was known as LiveXLive Media--says it has acquired Gramophone Media, a New York-based artist and brand development company. LiveOne says that Gramophone Media owns a number of boutique agencies, which specializes in representing aspiring artists and offering services in PR, strategic marketing, brand positioning, graphic design, and social media management.

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How SpaceX Can Live Up to Its $100B Valuation

L.A. Business Journal

Less than a month after sending four civilians on a historic three-day journey around the Earth, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. reached another milestone: a valuation of more than $100 billion

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Dave Trumpets Usage Of Job Finding Service, SideHustle


Los Angeles-based fintech startup said this morning that its job finding service, SideHustle, has facilitated nearly 3 million job applications since its launch in September of 2020. Dave--which offers up a debit card and spending account--says its Sidehustle platform ocnnects users to work opportunities across the United States. Dave is led by co-founder and CEO Jason Wilk.

Amazon Ramps Holiday Season Warehouse Hiring


San Bernardino-based Amazon says it is in the midst of a big hiring push in California, where it hopes to hire 23,000 for its warehouses. According to Amazon, those short term position pay an average of $18 per hour, with sign-up bonuses of up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour depending on shift. Amazon said those seasonal jobs include helping in stowing, picking, packing, shipping and more.

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