Los Angeles-based Luxury Presence raised $5.4 million for its real estate marketing services

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Real estate is a big business in the sprawling city of Los Angeles, and new technology tools to target the industry continue to attract investor attention. The latest of these is Luxury Presence , which pitches digital marketing services to real estate agents and has raked in $5.4

Los Angeles-based CREXi raises $29 million for its online real estate marketplace

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Los Angeles is one of the most desirable locations for commercial real estate in the United States, so it’s little wonder that there’s something of a boom in investments in technology companies servicing the market coming from the region. The company touts its service as the only technology offering that can take a property from marketing to the close of a sale or lease without having to leave the platform.

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With $12 million more in the bag, the furniture subscription service Feather heads to Los Angeles

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Furniture subscription rental service, Feather , is heading to Los Angeles and Orange County, California with $12 million in new funding and “thousands” of customers in New York and San Francisco.

Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises $5.8 million

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Software development companies tackling services for niche industries, like commercial real estate subcontracting, continue to find Los Angeles to be fertile ground for development. million in seed financing from some big names in the Los Angeles tech ecosystem.

Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

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Over the past five years, Los Angeles has emerged as one of the top five destinations in the U.S. The local non-profit was instrumental in setting up the PledgeLA initiative, which grew out of discussions that the institute fostered among the Los Angeles venture community.

India’s Haptik acqui-hires Los Angeles startup Convrg in international expansion push

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On Tuesday, Haptik announced it has acqui-hired Convrg, a Los Angeles-based startup that develops chatbots, to serve customers in North America. Many players including Coca Cola, Oyo, Samsung, Tata Group, and KFC use Haptik’s chatbots in their customer support services.

Verizon names Los Angeles as the second of four cities to receive 5G rollout before 2019

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My boss’ boss’ boss was on CNBC this morning touting Verizon ‘s new 5G services and naming Los Angeles as the second city in America to be treated to a commercial rollout of the new networking technology. TC 5g Los Angeles Verizon

Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles

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Shopify , the provider of payment and logistics management software and services for retailers, has opened its first physical storefront in Los Angeles.

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

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Los Angeles, for one, is not only brimming with innovative ideas, it’s also home to a wide range of unique startups that are solving the problems of the world. This is evident from the fact that they are owned and run by EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award finalists in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Clipper Corporation is a global distributor and supplier for the food service and consumer products industry.

Shyp Confirms $50M Raise, Launches Beta Service In Los Angeles

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On-demand shipping service Shyp is rolling out its service in Los Angeles today, its fourth city. Apps TC miami venice Los Angeles Shyp Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Homebrew Sherpa Ventures

AWS Opens New Los Angeles Zone

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing service of Amazon, has launched anew Los Angeles zone, which will give local customers and companies much faster access to the AWS cloud. According to AWS, the new zone will provide very low latency (single-digit millisecond) access to application access from Los Angeles and other locations in Southern California. amazon services cloud angeles media processing data

TechDay Los Angeles

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 -- TechDay Los Angeles. TechDay, the largest startup event series in the United States, is returning to Los Angeles for the fourth annual TechDay LA. TechDay LA will showcase the latest products and services available from hundreds of the most exciting startups and scale ups in the market. See [link] (more

Techstars Los Angeles Launches 2019 Class

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Techstars Los Angeles , one of the startup accelerators run by Techstars in Los Angeles, has announced its 2019 class. Techstars Los Angeles said that eight of the ten companies are based in the greater Los Angeles area; the effort in LA is led by Anna Barber. techstars angeles startup accelerator incubator 2019According to Techstars, ten companies were selected for the startup accelerator, which kicked off this week.

The future of car ownership: Cars-as-a-service

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Automakers and startups alike are increasingly offering services that give buyers new opportunities and greater flexibility around owning and using vehicles. Cars-as-a-Service. Car shoppers now have several new options to avoid long-term debt and commitments.

Songtrust adds another 55,000 artists to its rights management service

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Over the past year, Songtrust has added another 55,000 artists and songwriters to its rights management service. The company has also opened three offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Nashville to complement existing locations in New York, London and Amsterdam.

Cybersecure Los Angeles 2017

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- Cybersecure Los Angeles 2017. SecureTheVillage joins UCLA Extension for its first cybersecurity conference: CYBERSECURE LOS ANGELES 2017. You'll LEARN FROM leading information security professionals and law enforcement, including: information security providers, cyber-insurance, financial services, law, the LA County District Attorney’s Office, and more.

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

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million round led by Los Angeles firm Upfront Ventures, with participation from Mucker Capital and Matchstick Ventures. Postmates, the popular food delivery service, raised another $225 million at a valuation of $2.4 Online personal shopping service Lookiero gets $19M.

Using Spotify and Netflix payments to build your credit score? Grow Credit has a service for that.

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The Los Angeles-based Grow Credit thinks so. The company is the latest evolution of a credit-based approach to financial services from the LA-based serial entrepreneur, Joe Bayen. Grow Credit offers 0% APR financing for its service but has two tiers.

Vulog will power Hyundai’s new LA car-sharing service

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The technology behind Hyundai’s new car-sharing service in Los Angeles is provided by a company that is largely unknown despite its ubiquity. Vulog announced Tuesday during Automobility LA that Hyundai will use its technology platform for a car-sharing pilot that will launch in Los Angeles at the end of 2019 and will eventually grow to 300 vehicles. The car-sharing service will use 20 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Mobile messaging financial advisory service, Stackin, adds banking features and raises cash

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When Stackin initially pitched itself as part of Techstars Los Angeles accelerator program two years ago, the company was a video platform for financial advice targeting a millennial audience too savvy for traditional advisory services.

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Ordermark, the online-delivery order management service for restaurants, raises $18 million

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Los Angeles-based Ordermark , the online delivery management service for restaurants founded by the scion of the famous, family-owned Canter’s Deli, said it has raised $18 million in a new round of funding. million for Ordermark, a takeout order management service.

Startup Surge in Los Angeles

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The crowd of more than 1,500 spilled out into hallways, and would-be investors were turned away from the doors, as a crush of entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, wanna-be entrepreneurs, and others looked to be part of the surge of startups emerging in Los Angeles. Certainly it feels like there's been a recent surge in Startup activity here in Los Angeles and as well nationally. Ben Kuo just posted on SoCalTech: Are the good times for startups back?

Instacart Expands In Los Angeles

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On-demand grocery delivery service Instacart has expanded in Los Angeles, saying recently that it is now covering downtown Los Angeles and Culver City, and will deliver groceries from Ralphs and Costco. The company--which launched earlier in April in Los Angeles--offers up personal shopping services driven by crowdsourcing. The company has been active in Los Angeles since April 3rd.

OneFineStay Expands Into Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, which has become a hotbed for the expansion plans of many, peer-to-peer and smartphone-enabled services in the past year, is the latest market for OneFineStay , an online marketplace for vacation rentals. Los Angeles is the second, U.S.

Google Fiber Paused In Los Angeles

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In a move which may put off the addition of high speed fiber in Los Angeles from Google indefinitely, Google said it is "pausing" the addition of Los Angeles, and the rest of its current potential cities, to its Google Fiber service. Google did not specifically address Los Angeles, which is among a number of "potential Google Fiber" cities, where it had been conducting talks with local governments and other preliminary efforts.

RVM Opens Los Angeles Office

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RVM Enterprises , a provider of ediscovery services and data hosting, said Thursday that it has opened up a new, Los Angeles office. The company serves law firms with its e-discovery services. ediscovery services hosting legal electronic discovery The company is headquartered in New York and also has offices in Chicago and Cleveland. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Aims At Citywide, Free Wireless

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The RFP , dubbed CityLinkLA , asks providers to create a plan to complete build-out of a network within the next five years across Los Angeles. angeles city citylink free wireless government broadband

Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

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What began as a movement among couture culturati with the success of Rent the Runway has moved into everything from cars (Porsche's got a subscription service ) to construction equipment and furniture. TC Amazon computing costco Joe Fernandez Joymode Klout Los Angeles Publishing

Los Angeles Dodgers, Postmates Link On Dodger Stadium Orders

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and delivery service Postmates said today that the two are in a new partnership, which will let users order items from Dodgers concession from their seats, and then pick up those orders at special "Postmates Pickup" locations. According to the two, the Postmates Live service wil lbe incorporated into concession stands at Dodger Stadium, allowing fans to place Dodger Stadium concessions orders and pick them up when ready at special locations.

LA-based Maslo pivots to professional services, launching an AI product for executive coaching

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When the Los Angeles-based startup Maslo launched its first product in early 2018 , the company was focused on a direct-to-consumer tool designed to encourage mindfulness and self-awareness through a machine learning enabled avatar that would respond to individual’s inputs.

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TikTok inks licensing deal with Merlin to use music from independent labels in videos and new Resso streaming service

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TikTok , the fast-growing user-generated video app from China’s Bytedance, has been building a new music streaming service to compete against the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

OpenAirplane Targets Los Angeles With Airplane Rental Service

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Tech-savvy users who like services like Zipcar, Uber, RelayRides, and Car2Go are used to being able to now rent and find cars by the hour or day in areas like Los Angeles. So it''s no surprise that airplane pilots are getting their own version of those services, targeted at letting pilots rent airplanes by smmartphone, tablet, or computer.

Tech Scenes Los Angeles with Joanna McFarland of HopSkipDrive

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Our next stop is downtown Los Angeles with Joanna McFarland CEO and Co-founder of HopSkipDrive. Joanna is well known to the startup tech scene in Los Angeles being one of three female founders scaling the the popular ride share service for kids.

Google Expands Same Day Shopping Service To Los Angeles

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Google said over the weekend that it has expanded its same-day, shopping delivery service-- Google Shopping Express --into the Los Angeles market, along with a similar expansion into New York, which will allow for same day delivery from local retailers to consumers in West Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Targets Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Orders Them To Leave

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The City of Los Angeles--despite a successful, recent mayoral campaign focused on the city''s tech-friendly new major has just issued a cease and desist to Uber , Lyft , and Sidecar , three smartphone driven ride services who have been serving the area''s high tech savvy residents.