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SpaceX Launches Final Mission of 2020

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX closed out a record-breaking year of launches with the completion of its 26th mission for 2020

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Use creative fundraising instead of equity or debt?

Berkonomics

Use creative fundraising instead of equity or debt? By Dave Berkus. First, my story as an example. Let me tell you the story of how I raised $100,000 to fill a gap needed to purchase a new home for my young family years ago.

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7 Personal Productivity Tactics To Get More Work Done

Startup Professionals Musings

In business, the only thing that counts is results, not how hard people work or how many hours they put in. Have you noticed in your startup or around your office that some people are always at work and busy, but others seems to consistently get more done?

EDF Renewables North America In Power Deal In Texas

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San Diego-based clean energy developer EDF Renewables North America said on Monday that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for part of a new solar energy project in Texas. The company said that it has signed a 55 megawatt PPA with BASF for the new project, which is located in Wharton County, Texas. EDF Renewables said its new Space City Solar project is expected to start construction in summer of 2021, and will have a capacity of up to 345 MW.

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.

Canoo Makes Nasdaq Debut

L.A. Business Journal

Electric vehicle maker Canoo Inc. made its debut as a publicly traded company Dec. 22, following completion of a reverse merger

8 Strategies For Going Above And Beyond Competitors

Startup Professionals Musings

More than ever before, people want to buy from, work for, and invest in companies that matter.

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6 Principles For Creating Great Customer Experiences

Startup Professionals Musings

Today’s customers demand more than a good product; they expect a great customer experience. A few companies are leading the way, including Apple with their iPad and iPhone, offering irresistible stores with friendly experts, elegant packaging, and customer service that never ends.

Rokit Made Acquires Bike Sharing Platform Spinlister

L.A. Business Journal

Spinlister Inc., the Santa Monica developer of a bike sharing and store rental platform, has a new owner

8 Mental Strategies To Keep Your Mind Clear And Calm

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur and most professionals wish there were more hours in a day to get their work done. These holidays, with all the new technology, including smartphones and social media, many are convinced that multi-tasking is the answer.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Sells to Lockheed Martin for $4.4 Billion

L.A. Business Journal

El Segundo-based Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. is set to be acquired by Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. in a deal worth $4.4 billion

Super League Studio Allows Remote Production

L.A. Business Journal

Video production is limping along in Los Angeles as pandemic-related safety protocols have made traditional shoots challenging

GumGum Sports Analyzes Returns on Branded Campaigns

L.A. Business Journal

Brands pay big dollars to put their logos on the jerseys of star athletes or on a prominently placed sign within a stadium

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EDF Renewables Puts North Dakota Wind Project Into Operation

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San Diego-based renewable energy developer EDF Renewables North America has successfully put another project into operation, this time a 150 megawatt wind energy project in North Dakota. The company said its Merricourt Wind Project has been turned over to Otter Tail Power Company. EDF Renewables developed and managed the construction process for the wind farm, which is near Kulm, North Dakota.

8 Work Relationships That Regulate Your Future Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs, and members of any small team, naively assume that the key to their success is hard work, dedication, and long hours in the business. In reality, their effectiveness is usually more related to how well they develop their work relationships with peers and business leaders.

Reflections on 2020: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

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Every year, we feature the year end reflections of founders, CEOs, investors, and others in Southern California's high tech community. We'll be posting these throughout the next two weeks. Here, we have Greg Martin, Founder and Managing Partner of Archer Venture Capital (www.archervc.com). You will be able to get to all of these posts on our 2020 reflections here. Are you a founder, CEO, or investor who would like to participate? Contact our editors for details.

Reflections on 2020: Kelly Perdew, Moonshots Capital

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Every year, we feature the year end reflections of founders, CEOs, investors, and others in Southern California's high tech community. We'll be posting these throughout the next two weeks. Today, we have Kelly Perdew , Co-founder and General Partner of Moonshots Capital. You will be able to get to all of these posts on our 2020 reflections here. Are you a founder, CEO, or investor who would like to participate? Contact our editors for details.

BayWa r.e. Completes 250MW Wind Farm In Texas

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Renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. which has its US headquarters in Carlsbad, says it has completed construction of a 250 MW wind farm in Texas. According to the company, its Amadeus Wind project in Texas is located northwest of Abilen in Rotan, and has begun selling power into the grid. The new wind project is expected to supply enough energy to power more than 74,800 homes annually, and is its largest wind project completed to date.

XPRIZE Awards Prizes For Next Generation Mask Designs

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Los Angeles-based XPRIZE , the nonprofit which uses prizes to encourage the development of solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges, says it has awarded prizes for a challenge it has been running to develop next generation masks, which it kicked off shortly after the issues with masks came to light with the pandemic.

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Reflections on 2020: Carey Ransom, Operate

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Every year, we feature the year end reflections of founders, CEOs, investors, and others in Southern California's high tech community. We'll be posting these throughout the next two weeks. Today, we have Carey Ransom , of Operate (www.operatestudio.com). You will be able to get to all of these posts on our 2020 reflections here. Are you a founder, CEO, or investor who would like to participate? Contact our editors for details. What was the biggest news for you/your company this year?

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Reflections on 2020: Aaron Fyke, Thin Line Capital

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Every year, we feature the year end reflections of founders, CEOs, investors, and others in Southern California's high tech community. We'll be posting these throughout the next two weeks. Today, we have Aaron Fyke , Founder and Managing Partner of Thin Line Capital (www.thinlinecapital.com). You will be able to get to all of these posts on our 2020 reflections here. Are you a founder, CEO, or investor who would like to participate? Contact our editors for details.

Perch Picks Up $2.5M For Credit Building App

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Los Angeles-based Perch , a startup which helps users grow their credit by allowing them to pay for such things as Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, and other services on credit, has raised $2.5M in a seed funding, the company said this week. The funding came from Marcy Venture Partners, Citi, Softbank Group Opportunity Fund, Concrete Rose, and Village Capital. The company was founded by CEO Michael Broughton.

Sensei Ag, Backed by Oracle's Ellison, Names Advisory Board

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Santa Monica-based Sensei Ag , the Larry Ellison-backed startup focused on food supply and agricultural technology, has named a new advisory board. The startup said its Advisory Board now includes Amy Povich Agus, Dr. Leslie H. Fuchigami and Dr. Mary K. Wagner, who it says are executives in the agricultural, food, consumer, and scientific industries.

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8minute Solar Energy Ups Credit To $350M

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Los Angeles-based solar power project developer 8minute Solar Energy said today that it has upsized a letter of credit it received, upping the originally $225M letter of credit and revolving credit facility to $350M. The company said the additional $125M in the facility comes from includes new lenders Deutsche Bank, Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen (Helaba), and Norddeutsche Landesbank (NORD/LB).

Bel Air Internet Acquired By Private Equity Investor

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Los Angeles-based Bel Air Internet , an Internet Services Provider (ISP) which serves over 800 buildings with multi-family and commercial services in Los Angeles, has been acquired by Boston-based private equity investor M/C Partners. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to M/C Partners, Bel Air Internet will be combined with two other ISPs, AerioConnect and Metro Fiber.

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Neomorph Finds $109M

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San Diego-based Neomorph , a biotech startup focused on protein degradation, said today that it has raised $109M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Deerfield Management. The company said its targeted protein degradation technology is aimed at developing novel therapeutics across a broad range of disease areas, including oncology. The company's scientific founders are Phil Chamberlain, DPhil; Eric Fischer, PhD; Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD; and Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD.

Apple Closes All Stores In California On COVID-19 Surge

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Apple temporarily closed all of its retail stores in California over the weekend, as rising case rates and a surge in COVID-19 cases has threatened to overwhelm hospitals in the state. Apple said that the closures are "Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, and also said it took the steps "with an abundance of caution", and is closely monitoring the situation. The company also has closed stores in half a dozen other states. READ MORE>>.

Viasat Acquires RigNet For $222M

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Carlsbad-based satellite communictions provider Viasat announced this morning that it is in a definitive agreement to acquired RigNet , a provider of communications and connectivity services for the oil and gas industry. Accrding to ViaSat, the deal is worth aproximately $222M, and was an all-stock deal. RigNet was based in Houston, Texas. Viasat said the deal will help accelerate its efforts to bring broadband connectivity and communications to "hardest-to-reach locations around the globe."

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Reflections on 2020: Harrison Tang, Spokeo

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Every year, we feature the year end reflections of founders, CEOs, investors, and others in Southern California's high tech community. We'll be posting these throughout the next two weeks. Today, we have Harrison Tang , the CEO of. You will be able to get to all of these posts on our 2020 reflections here. Are you a founder, CEO, or investor who would like to participate? Contact our editors for details. What was the biggest news for you/your company this year?

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