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Robin Games Gets $7M In Seed Funding For Women's Games


Venice, California-based Robin Games , a startup that is developing mobile games aimed at women, has raised $7M in a seed funding round, the company said on Thursday. The funding was led by LVP, and also included 1Up Ventures, Alpha Edison, Everblue Management, firstminute Capital, Greycroft Tracker Fund, Hearst Ventures and Third Kind Venture Capital. The startup, led by Jill Wilson, says it is developing "lifestyle gaming" titles, which run on such platforms as Apple's iOS and Google Android.

6 Reasons Your Hockey Stick Growth Curve Can Go Flat

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Every entrepreneur thinks he can relax a bit after his business model is proven, funding is in place, and revenues are scaling as projected up that hockey-stick curve.

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Dave Donates $250K To Feeding America


Los Angeles-based banking app startup Dave says it is expanding an existing partnership with nonprofit Feeding America , and will donate $250,000 to the group's COVID-19 fund, which is aimed at helping to secure food and help distribute it to people in need across the country. According to Dave, it will launch an email and blog series which will include includes best practices for volunteering at and accessing food banks during this time.

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Bio Roundup: Coronavirus Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Vaccines & More


The past week brought a sea change in many of our daily lives as the impact of the continued spread of the novel coronavirus altered how we work and play as communities around the world attempt to slow its spread.

Maimovie Launches Movie Award System


Los Angeles-based Maimovie , which operates an AI-driven search and recommendation service for movies, says it has launched a new "movie award" system, which uses its AI software to generate "people-powered awards" to movies based on feedback from its users. The company said the new service lets users view social rankings for their favorite movies, and offers up recommendations and analysis for over 540,000 movies. Maimovie is a service of artificial intelligence software developer Mycelebs.

UCSD, 5 Diagnostic Makers Partner to Ramp COVID-19 Testing Capacity


A group of scientists and physicians at UC San Diego Health and the UCSD School of Medicine has arranged a partnership with five diagnostics markers that it says will bring the health system’s capacity to test for coronavirus to as many as 1,500 tests daily sometime in early April.


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RepairSmith Offers Up Free Car Repairs For Workers Hit By Outbreak


Los Angeles-based mobile automobile repair startup RepairSmith says it is donating $100,000 in free car repair services, to people who are experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The company--which offers up at-home or at-work auto repair services--says individuals can receive up to $500 in repair and maintenance services to keep their car safe and operating during this critical time period. The car repairs area available in California and Las Vegas.

Masimo Announces Remote Patient Solution Aimed At COVID-19 Response


Irvine-based Masimo , which develops instrumentation for patient vitals monitoring, and University Hospitals (UH), a health system in Northeast Ohio, said this morning that they have launched a new, remote patient management solution specifically aimed at helping to aid in response to the COVID-19 virus response. According to the two, their new system, Masimo SafetyNet, is an economically scalable patient management system designed to help clinicians care for patients remotely.

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