Mon.Jun 21, 2021

Triller Looks Toward IPO in July

L.A. Business Journal

Century City-based TrillerNet, the owner of short-form video platform Triller, is preparing to file a confidential direct listing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in July that values the company at more than $5 billion, according to a source familiar with the plans

8 Reasons To Initiate A Startup While Career Probing

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are one of the many professionals still trapped between jobs by circumstances outside your control, or are about to dump the loser job you have now, you should be actively defining and starting your own business, in parallel with looking for that ideal job.

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Heliogen Raises $108 Million for Solar Energy Technology

L.A. Business Journal

Pasadena-based energy technology company Heliogen Inc. has raised a total of $108 million in two funding rounds to help develop its industrial solar energy technology, the company announced June 15

MuckerLab Opens 2021 Accelerator Program Applications

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Los Angeles-based startup accelerator and investor MuckerLab has opened up programs for its 2021 program, according to the accelerator. According to MuckerLab, applications for its Summer program are due by Tuesday, July 6th at 11:59pm. MuckerLab says it invests between $100,000 and $200,000 in companies in its accelerator program, with follow-on capital available over the lifespan of its investment.

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.

CalAmp Powers Telematics For SERES 3 Electric Car

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Irvine-based asset tracking technology developer CalAmp--which owns the LoJack brand--says it is powering a new mobile telematics feature for the new SERES 3 electric SUV being distributed in Italy by the Koelliker Group. The company said all SERES 3 C-SUV electric vehicles, recently launched by Koelliker, will be pre-installed with LoJack Connect cutting-edge connected car intelligence and services. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

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Songtradr Scores $50M More

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Los Angeles-based Songtradr, an online marketplace for licensed music, has raised $50M in its Series D funding round, the company announced this morning. The funding came from Regal, Aware Super, Perennial, Argo and Greencape. The company says it now has raised more than $100M. Songtradr is led by CEO Paul Wiltshire. songtradr venture capital licensed music marketplace content hollywood