Thu.Jan 13, 2022

If you’re lucky enough: Celebrate your exit!

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How might you view your successful exit from the company you have spent so much effort to build?

CarParts.com Adds Board Member

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Torrance-based e-commerce auto parts marketplace CarParts.com said on Wednesday that it has appointed Ana Dutra to its board of directors. Dutra is currently the CEO of Mandala Global Advisors, Inc., and also had been CEO of Korn/Ferry Consulting between 2007 until 2013. Dutra also has served on the boards of First Internet Bancorp, CME Group Inc., and Health, Harvest & Recreation. carparts board executive dutra mandala korn ferry

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Zest AI Signs Up Credit Union

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Los Angeles-based Zest AI, which develops artificial intelligence software for lending, said it has signed up a Florida credit union as a customer. The company said Addition Financial Credit Union has $2.6 billion in assets and 162,000 members across Florida. Financial details of the win were not announced. Zest AI is led by CEO Mike de Vere. zest artificial intelligence software florida fintech

Jaanuu Gets $75M

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Los Angeles-based medical scrubs and clothing brand Jaanuu said this week that it has raised $75M in a private equity investment. The funding came from private equity firm Eurazeo. Jaanuu was founded by Shaan Sethi and Dr. Neela Sethi. According to the company, it has now raised $100M in total.

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.

Masters Snags $2.7M For Virtual Coaching

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Los Angeles-based Masters, a startup that lets users get coaching and training from famous athletes, has raised $2.7M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Sweet Capital, and also included Mucker Capital, Goodwater Capital and Luxor Capital, in addition to angel investments from Shaun White, Bam Adebayo, Kai Lenny and A'ja Wilson, Anton Gauffin, Jakob Joenck, Henrik Kraft, Greg Tseng, Prerna Gupta, Hank Vigil, Janis Zech and Andreas Mihalovits.

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HeyRenee Takes $4.4M More

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Los Angeles-based HeyRenee, the health concierge and health technology startup led by former Heal founders Renee Dua and Nick Desai, said today that it has raised $4.4M more in a seed funding. The company said the funding was led by Quiet Capital, and also included Fika Ventures and Mucker Capital. The company said the funding comes on top of earlier seed funding, bringing its total capital raised to $8.2M.