Wed.May 15, 2019

Halla AI Platform for Ecommerce Raises $1.4M Seed Funding

L.A. Business Journal

Burbank-based Shag Enterprises Inc, an artificial intelligence company that’s created a predictive platform for online ordering, announced on May 15 it raised $1.4 million in seed funding led by New York-based E&A Venture Capital

With $12 million more in the bag, the furniture subscription service Feather heads to Los Angeles

TechCrunch LA

Furniture subscription rental service, Feather , is heading to Los Angeles and Orange County, California with $12 million in new funding and “thousands” of customers in New York and San Francisco.

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Startup Video Interview: Tavio Hobson, Trufl


As part of our new feature on socaltech, video interviews, we recently caught up with Tavio Hobson , the founder of an early stage startup called Trufl , an app which lets restaurant guests bid on a seat at a restaurant, without a reservation.

“Nail It Then Scale It” - The New Mantra For Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Steve Blank via Flickr by jdlasica I see more and more entrepreneurs who seem to have everything going for them – vision, motivation, passion, even a good business plan, product, and money, and yet they can’t close customers.

CareerArc Grows In LA, Names New VPs


Burbank-based CareerArc , which develops social recruiting and outplacement. technology and services, says it is in the midst of a big expansion in Los Angeles, and has added about 20 percent to its headcount over the last three months. The company said, as part of that growth, it has named Jason Blais as Executive Vice President of Sales, Linda Souza as Senior Vice President of Marketing, and also promoted Yair Riemer to President of its Career Transition Services Division.

Silicon Beach Report May 15: Burbank-based CareerArc Expands

L.A. Business Journal

Team SoloMid partners with Lenovo; Feather spreads its wings in L.A.; CareerArc grows, names new executives

Halla Finds $1.4M For Online Grocery Personalization


A brand new, Los Angeles-based artificial intelligence startup, Halla , announced on Wednesday that it has raised $1.4M in its seed funding round, to help it expand its development of personalization technology for online grocers. According to Halla, the funding was led by E&A Venture Capital, an early stage food industry investor, and also included SOSV.

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FabFitFun Expands Subscription Box To The UK


Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand and subscription box service FabFitFun announced this morning that it has expanded its service to the United Kingdom, the first time it has offered its subscription box overseas. According to FabFitFun, it has launched the FabFitFun Summer Box in the UK, which will offer up a collection of products across the beauty, fashion, wellness, fitness, home, and technology products aimed at women.

SPAR 3D Conference and Expo

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -- SPAR 3D Conference and Expo. SPAR 3D Expo and Conference, presented by SPAR and co-located with AEC Next, is the premier international event for the commercial application of 3D technologies focused on 3D sensing, 3D processing, and 3D visualization tools.

Glofox Picks Up $10M For Fitness Studio Management Tools


Los Angeles- and Dublin, Ireland-based Glofox , which develops a cloud-based software to help fitness studio owners manage their businesses, has raised $10M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Octopus Ventures, and also included Partech Ventures, Notion Capital, and Tribal VC.

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AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference

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Cryoport Acquires Cryogene


Irvine-based life sciences service provider Cryoport announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Cryogene Partners , the operator of a 21,000 square foot biostorage facility, which specializes in the secure storage of biological specimens, materials and samples. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Cryogene is based in Houston, Texas. According to Cryoport, the deal will help it expand its offerings to include biostorage solutions for life sciences commodities.

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Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge Austin 2019 Startups


Austin —MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program.

Evite Targets Professional Event Planners With New Service


Los Angeles-based online invitations firm Evite is targeting professional event planners, with the launch of a new service, called Evite Pro , the company announced this morning. According to Evite, the new product is aimed at simplifying professional event planning and execution.

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Eyeing Future IPO, A Rarity for SD Software Firms, Tealium Adds $55M


San Diego has had plenty of businesses go public in recent years, but most have been life sciences companies. Now software startup Tealium, which has about 215 employees at its San Diego headquarters, announced Wednesday it has added $55 million in a Series F financing. Eleven-year-old Tealium has now hauled in more than $160 million in venture capital, and is prepping to become one of the region’s first big tech companies to go public in over five years.

Feather Launches Furniture Subscriptions In LA, OC


Feather , an online, furniture rental service which lets people subscribe to gain access to fashionable furniture, said on Tuesday that is expanding its service to Los Angeles and Orange County. The New York-based startup offers up furniture from retailer West Elm, which lets them rent tables, lamps, sofas, love seats, and more--and lets them also return and swap those products anytime they like.

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