Wed.Apr 08, 2020

Headspace appoints former Intuit exec CeCe Morken as president and COO

TechCrunch LA

As it looks to continue along its path of developing clinically validated digital therapeutics for consumer and clinical mental health and wellness, Headspace has bulked up its executive team with the addition of longtime Intuit executive, CeCe Morken.

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MixMode Finds $4M For AI Cybersecurity Tools

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Satna Barbara-based MixMode , a developer of artificial intelligence cybersecurity software, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $4M in its Series A funding round. The funding was led by Entrada Ventures, and also included existing investors including Keshif Ventures and Blu Venture Investors. The company said the new funding will go to expand its platform and to fuel growth.

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Roche Pays $190M to Start RNA Drug Alliance With Arrakis Therapeutics

Xconomy

Some diseases have proven difficult to address using conventional tools of drug discovery that target disease-causing proteins.

Digital Motors Aims Online Sales Solution At Car Dealers

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Irvine-based Digital Motors says it is offering up the ability to add online auotmotive sales in 24 hours to car dealerships, allowing any car dealership to turn their website into an online store. According to Digital Motors, it can allow customers to pre-desk their vehicle purchase from the safety of their own home, offering up tools to show vehicle inventory, calculate monthly lease or finance payments, and more.

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Organovo Future Unclear After Shareholders Reject Tarveda Merger

Xconomy

A planned merger between struggling 3-D “bioprinter” Organovo and Tarveda Therapeutics, a privately held cancer drug developer looking to join the public markets through a reverse merger, has fallen through.

Triller Donates 150,000 N95 Respirator Masks To City Of Los Angeles

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Los Angeles-based music discovery and streaming software developer Triller says it is donating 150,000 N95 respirator and surgical masks to the City of Los Angeles. The company said the masks will go to first responders and essential workers. Triller did not say where it managed to source those N95 respirators and masks, which have been nearly impossible for hospitals, healthcare facilities, and first responders to acquire. Triller's executive Chariman is Bobby Sarnevesht.