NEXT Trucking, Backed By $21M From Sequoia Capital, Plans Big Hiring Push

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Lynwood, California-based NEXT Trucking , which operates an online marketplace which connects carriers to shippers, says it is planning a big hiring push in Southern California, after a big $21M funding round from Sequoia Capital. The startup, led by CEO and Co-founder Lidia Yan, says it plans to double its workforce in Southern California, with a plan to hire more than 50 engineering, sales, operations, and marketing roles this year.

NantWorks Buys Its Own Healthcare System, Integrity Healthcare

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Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and St. Los Angeles-based NantWorks , the umbrella company managing the investments of billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, said on Wednesday that it has acquired the majority stake in Integrity Healthcare , which manages the Verity Health System. Verify Health Systems is a nonprofit, healthcare system which owns such hospitals as St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, plus O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, St.