NEXT Picks Up $97M For Shipping, Logistics Marketplace, Apps

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Lynwood, California-based NEXT (formerly, NEXT Trucking), has raised $97M more in a funding round for its development of an online marketplace for shippers and carriers, the company said on Wednesday. The startup, led by Lydia Yan, said the funding came from Brookfield Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and GLP. The startup has now raised $125M in total.

NEXT Hires Trio Of New Execs, As It Eyes Major Expansion

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Lynwood, California-based NEXT , the developer of trucking and shipping logistics technology led by CEO Lidia Yan, has hired a trio of new executives--and says it is planning to add over 200 employees this year in a major expansion. The company, which helps match truckers with freight loads, said it has named. Jim Patterson has joined the company as Chief Product Officer, Bobby Napiltonia joined as Chief Revenue Officer, and Lyndal Larkin joined as Head of People.

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.