Tue.Jan 12, 2021

Snap Acquires Mapping Startup StreetCred

L.A. Business Journal

Snap Inc. has reportedly acquired New York-based startup StreetCred Labs Inc., a company that collects location data for app developers

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Champions Round Finds $1M


Los Angeles-based Champions Round, a startup which operates a fantasy sports site, recently disclosed that it has raised $1M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Quest Venture Partners, and had been announced during the holidays. The startup is led by Co-Founder and CEO Carter Russ. The company's fantasy sports app is centered around specific sports events, like playoffs or the NFL draft. The company's app runs both on iOS and Android.


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How I Moved from Counting Calories to Supercharging My Workouts and Massively Improve My Fitness…

Both Sides of the Table

How I Shifted from Just Counting Calories to Supercharging My Fitness Workouts This is part of a weight loss and fitness improvement series that I’m writing to share how I went from 222 pounds and unable to bike more than 20 minutes on a Peloton to 153 pounds and running 8–12 miles / day in just 18 months.

Cardea Bio Takes In $6.5M More In Series A


San Diego-based Cardea Bio, a startup that is developing molecular biology equipment which uses semiconductors to analyze samples, said on Tuesday that it has raised $6.5M more in its Series A funding. The company said the new funding was led by 3E Bioventures Capital, and also included existing investors. The company has now raised $20M in its Series A. According to the company, it will use the funding to further develop its platform, to expand mass manufacturing, and grow its partnerships.

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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.

New Subscription Box For Divorcees Launched


A new, rather unique "subscription box" product just launched from Los Angeles, the The Divorce Case, which says it is targeted as a gift for loved ones who are separated, divorced, or in the midst of a divorce. The new subscription box was created by author and relationship expert Lauren Peacock. The new box costs $49.99 per month.

SLD Laser Acquired By KYOCERA


Goleta-based laser developer SLD Laser said this morning that it has been acquired by KYOCERA Corporation. The company--formerly known as Soraa Laser Diode, Inc.--says says it will oeprate under the new name KYOCERA SLD Laser, and is now 100% owned by KYOCERA. SLD Laser develops laser products used in the mobility, specialty lighting, consumer, and industrial markets. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced.

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Vesica Snags $2.1M Seed Funding For Trading Tools


Los Angeles-based fintech startup Vesica Technologies, a developer of a product which provides information on financial markets, including daily market movements, volatility, and major trades, has raised $2.1M in a seed funding. The funding came from Mercury Digital Assets and Miami International Holdings, Inc. MIH), the parent holding company of the MIAX Exchange Group. Vesica's founder and CEO is Saad Hussain. The company targets financial traders with its software.