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Indianapolis is the “It Place” to Start a Startup?

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Munchery Takes On Pop-Up Pantry, Plans LA Expansion


A Silicon Valley startup is looking to take on Pop Up Pantry in its home market of Los Angeles, saying today that it has raised a funding round which will go towards expanding in Los Angeles, as well as Seattle and New York City. Munchery said it raised $4M in a Series A from for the effort. READ MORE>>.

Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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Hulu Launches Kids Section, Hulu Kids


Hulu , the online television and video streaming service based here in Los Angeles, has just rolled out a new section entirely devoted to children's shows, the company announced this morning. The titles include shows form Nickelodeon, PBS, and Lionsgate. READ MORE>>. hulu kids children programming plus video content hollywood television

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VIRURL Launches New Ad Widget


Santa Monica-based VIRURL , which is headed by Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, said today that it has launched a new widget aimed at web publishers. The firm said its new "Slideout" widget helps provide unobtrusive advertising to help publishers monetize site visitors. The firm has funding Tice Capital, the Los Angeles Syndicate of Technology, and angels.

TVC Capital Backs Wellness Software Firm


San Diego's TVC Capital has made another investment in a growing software firm, this time in Washington State. Limeade , a developer of software-as-a-service tools to manage employee wellness programs, said today that it has raised $5M in a funding round from TVC, which it will use for innovation and servicing its customers. READ MORE>>.

MiFi Liberate To Ship November 16th


The new, mobile hotspot product from Novatel Wireless, the MiFi Liberate , is shipping on November 16th, according to AT&T. READ MORE>>.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Includes Live YouTube Streaming


The new feature will require both a verified YouTube account and a Call of Duty Elite registration. READ MORE>>.

Vessix Vascular Acquired By Boston Scientific For $425M


The deal is worth an aggregate value of $425M, and includes $125M in an upfront playment plus up to $300M tied to clinical and sales-based milestones.

Boingo Expands Network In Brazil


Boingo , the Wi-Fi network operator, said today that it has inked a deal with a Brazilian Wi-Fi provider to extend its network in that country.

Silicon Beach Fest Fall Kicks Off Friday


The second Silicon Beach Fest , the celebration of all things Silicon Beach, kicks off tomorrow, for a full day of speakers and startup itches.

How Go Trexx is Making Travel More Rewarding, with Samantha Lurey


How do you make travel a more rewarding experience--particularly if you're traveling with kids? What is Go Trexx all about? That's phase one. list.

Latest LA Hackathon Centers Around Pets


In the last year, Los Angeles has become a favorite location for conducting "hackathons"--those challenges which encourage developers to create new applications and products around different themes. The latest? A hackathon focused on pets. READ MORE>>. hackathon animals application software competition contest

Causecast Ties With White House Effort Around Inspiring Girls In STEM


Causecast , the corporate philanthropy firm headed by Ryan Scott, said this week that it has partnered with the White House campaign to inspire girls in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Causecast is based in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>. girls education stem house white causecast

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Launches Co-Working, Pre-Accelerator Program


One of the major tech focused, legal firms in Los Angeles, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP , announced today that it has launched a new co-working and "pre-accelerator" program, which will offer up access to legal services, reviews of business plans, office space, and more to companies looking to enter one of the local accelerators. READ MORE

Qualcomm Labs Unveils First Incubator Companies


Qualcomm Labs , the incubator subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies , has announced the first set of companies funded through its new QualcommLabs@EvoNexus program today, saying that it has funded three companies with a round of seed funding. READ MORE>>. qualcomm labs venture capital incubator evonexus commnexus

Auspex Pharmaceuticals Raises $25M For Phase 3 Trials


San Diego-based Auspex Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that it has raised $25M in a funding round, a Series D financing for the company. The round was led by Panorama Capital, and also included Thomas, McNerney & Partners, CMEA Capital, and Sloan Biotech Fund. READ MORE>>.

Genoa Pharmaceuticals Finds $1.2M


San Diego-based biotechnology company Genoa Pharma announced this morning that it has raised $1.2M in a finacing round, to help advance its treatments for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Source of the seed funding was not announced. IPF is a fatal lung disease which the company says affects approximately 200,000 Americans and 135,000 Europeans.

NuORDER Nabs $3M For Fashion E-Commerce


NuORDER , a developer of e-commerce software for fashion brands and retailers, has scored a round of funding led by GRP Partners, the company said this morning. NuORDER's software is used by fashion brands to manage and conduct wholesale transactions online, working with retailers on transactions. READ MORE>>.

Transonic Combustion Takes $32M For Fuel Injection Technology


Camarillo-based Transonic Combustion , which is developing high efficiency, fuel injection systems for internal combustion engines, said today that it has raised $32M in a Series D funding round. The firm said the round will go towards expanding development of its product and meeting customer commitments. The firm has now raised around $53.5M