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Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers

TechCrunch LA

Doctours , a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is expanding its services to 35 countries.

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MomentFeed Chooses New Chief Executive

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based customer management software developer MomentFeed Inc. appointed Nick Hedges as its new chief executive July 9

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MomentFeed Names Tech Veteran Nick Hedges As CEO


Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , which develops software that helps national brands keep information on their stores up to date across mapping and mobile services, has named Nick Hedges as CEO of the company, MomentFeed said this morning. Hedges is a longtime Southern California technology veteran, who was most recently President and CEO of Velocify. Hedges served in that position until its recent acquisition by Ellie Mae.

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Silicon Beach Report July 9: LA County Health Services Hacked

L.A. Business Journal

WarnerMedia launches HBO Max; Netflix offering more Chinese content; LADHS victim of data breach

Clearlake Backs DigiCert In Growth Investment


Santa Monica-based private equity investment firm Clearlake has made an investment in security certificate provider DigiCert , in a joint investment with TA Associates, the companies said on Tuesday. Size of the investment was not announced. The investors said that Clearlake and TA will become equal partners in DigiCert, with Jason Werlin of TA Associates becoming Chairman of the company, and Hythem El-Nazer, also at TA, joining the board of directors.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 18


Round 18 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available! When we posted the previous round in late 2018, the project had processed about 3,250 pull requests. Today, with Round 18 just concluded, the project is closing in on 4,000 pull requests. We are repeatedly surprised and delighted by the contributions and interest from the community. The project is immensely fun and useful for us and we're happy it is useful for so many others as well! Notable for Round 18.

Lyft Rolls Out Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles In LA


On-demand, ride sharing service Lyft said on Tuesday that it has rolled out a new fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles, in Los Angeles, as well as San Francisco. According to Lyft, it new "wheelchair accessible vehicle" (WAV) pilot will provide transportation for fixed frame, non-collapsible wheelchair users, using 2019 Toyota Siennas. Lyft did not say how many of the wheelchair accessible vehicles it will operate in Los Angeles County.

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Zyxel Transitions To Solar Power


Anaheim-based hardware developer Zyxel Communications , the developer of broadband networking hardware, says it has transitioned to use solar power at its North American headquarters. According to Zyxel, it just installed a new, 200 kW solar power system at its headquarters, which it expects to generate enough power to supply 90 percent of its power in Anaheim.

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Rubicon Project Names New Board Member


Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project announced late Monday that it has added a new member to its board of directors. According to Rubicon, it appointed Sarah Harden, the current CEO of Hello Sunshine, to its board. Hello Sunshine is the media company of Reeese Witherspoon. Harden also previously served as President and Executive Vice President at Otter Media/The Chernin Group. Harden also was previously a board member of ESPN-Star Sports, Star China Media and The Moby Group.

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Interview with Chris Bostick, OCV Partners


For our interview today, we spoke with Chris Bostick , a Senior Associate at OCV Partners (www.ocvpartners.com). Dr. Bostick obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences from West Virginia University, and told us a bit about the fund, its investments, and his advice to entrepreneurs looking for investment from the company. What is OCV Partners? Chris Bostick: We're a mid-Wilshire venture firm, with a $260M fund.

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4th & Heart Picks Up $7.6M For Food Brand


Los Angeles-based 4th & Heart , a food brand which sells clarified butter (ghee), has raised $7.6M in a Series C funding round, according to the company. The funding was led by Harbinger Ventures, and also included Cambridge Companies SPG, Blueberry Ventures, Boulder Food Group, Monogram Capital Partners, Finn Capital Partners, and Everplus Capital. Raquel Tavares is the founder and CEO of 4th & Heart.