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Electrify America to Invest $25 Million in Ports Area

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EV infrastructure company Electrify America will invest $200 million into charging stations and zero-emission vehicle education campaigns in California


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StartItUp Aims To Bring Startup Support To Small Businesses


Los Angeles-based StartItUp said this week that it has launched a new, mobile platform which aims to bring "Silicon Valley" style incubation and entrepreneurial support to small businesses. According to the startup, led by CEO Goli Ameri, it provides business planning tools, an online community, and other resources for small businesses. The company said Ameri previously served as US Assistant Secretary of State and Under Secretary at the International Red Cross.

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Phyn Rolls Out New Water Sensor


Los Angeles-based Phyn, which develops high tech devices to help homeowners monitor water usage in their home, said it launched a brand new product. According to the company, it has rolled out the Phyn Smart Water Sensor, a compact battery powered device that provides homeowners with extra security against water damage, along with the Phyn Water Sensor Extension Node and the Phyn Water Sensor Cable.

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.

Phocas Sets CFO


Irvine-based Phocas Software, a developer of data analytics software for the manufacturing, distribution, and retail business market, says it has named Dave Boorman as its new Chief Financial Officer. The company said Boorman was most recently CFO for Network Ten, and also served at Seven West Media. Phocas is split between the US, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK and says it recently raised AU$45M. Most of that investment is software engineers in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Fuel Cycle Rolls Out Continuous Issue Tracking Tool


Santa Monica-based a href="[link] Cycle, a developer of software for market research, said it has rolled out a new tool to help with ongoing issue tracking for companies using continuous product development. The company said its Delta Testing tool is aimed at collecting user feedback for improving hardware and software, including mobile apps, websites, and physical products. Pricing was not announced.

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ReCharge Connects With $277M


Santa Monica-based ReCharge, a developer of subscription e-commerce tools, has raised $277M in a funding round from Summit Partners, ICONIQ Growth, and Bain Capital Ventures. According to the company, the new funding round values the company at $2.1 billion. ReCharge said that it has added Andrew Collins of Summit Partners, Aaref Hilaly of Bain Capital Ventures, and Yoonkee Sull of ICONIQ Growth to its board as a result of the funding round.