Tue.Jan 11, 2022

AmazeVR Finds $15M For Virtual Reality Concerts

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Los Angeles-based AmazeVR has raised $15M more in a new funding, from Partners Investment and Murex Partners, plus Smilegate Investment, Quantum Ventures Korea, ABC Partners, Everrich Group, GS Futures, We Ventures, Base Investment, Duname&Partners, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Mirae Asset Capital, Partners Investment and Timewise Investment. The company offers up a way for artists to hold concerts in augmented reality. The company has now raised $30.8M in total.

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ACELYRIN Names New COO

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Los Angeles-based ACELYRIN, a biopharma company focused on unspecified drug candidates, said today that it has named Melanie Gloria as the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO). The company said Gloria is a former oncology nurse, and previously worked at teams at Abbott, AbbVie, and Horizon Therapeutics, and most recently was Senior Vice President of Development Operations at Horizon.

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Renovo Solutions Gets Growth Investment

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Irvine-based Renovo Solutions announced this morning that it has raised a round of growth investment, from investor Water Street Healthcare Partners. Size of the investment was not announced. According to Renovo Solutions, it will use the new funding to expand offerings. As part of the funding, it has appointed Bill Newell as CEO. Newell previously served at Cardinal Health, Baxter and Dentsply Sirona. Renovo Solutions provides health care and life sciences technology management programs.

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Hadrian Finds $36M for Aerospace Manufacturing

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Hawthorne, California-based Hadrian, which is working on aerospace manufacturing technology, disclosed in a recent regulatory filing that it has raised $36.3M in an ongoing funding. Details of the funding have not yet been announced by the company. The filing says that so far, the firm has 28 investors in the round, with a target of $38.1M. Hadrian says on its website that it is building "the most advanced Space & Defense factories on the Planet.".

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.

Amgen To Award Lab Space, Support To Karma Biotechnologies

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen and share lab provider Biolabs LA said Monday that they have awarded Karma Biotechnologies one year of lab space at Biolabs, as well as other facility benefits and connections to Amgen's scientific and business leaders. According to the two, the "Amgen Golden Ticket" is the second awarded in Southern California, intended to help accelerate life science start-ups in Southern California. amgen space karma biotechnologies biolabs startup incubator biotech