Game Developer Pearl Abyss Moves to Manhattan Beach

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headquarters at the Omni Group Towers in Manhattan Beach Pearl Abyss Corp., based in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea, announced Dec. 12 it will move from a temporary office in Irvine, Calif., to establish a full-time U.S.

BCG Digital Ventures Sets Up Shop In Manhattan Beach

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BCG Digital Ventures , a venture investment and incubation company, said today that it has opened up a new headquarters in Manhattan Beach, which it also hopes to share with startups it is incubating. The company says its global Innovatoin and Investment Center in Manhattan Beach is housed in The Manhattan Towers on the PCH. The company said it hopes to double its existing 160 person staff in Manhattan Beach in the new location.

OGN Plans E-sports Arena in Manhattan Beach, Partners With PubG

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South Korean broadcast company OGN is constructing a 3,500-square-foot e-sports arena in Manhattan Beach, and selected game developer PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Co. better known as PubG Co.) as its first league partner

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 12: Greycroft Leads Happiest Baby Series B

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Pearl Abyss sets up in Manhattan Beach; Blizzard takes Overwatch League on the road; Happiest Baby Inc. raises $23 million

Blockchain-Based Health Care Start-Up Curisium Raises $3.5 Million

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Curisium, a Manhattan Beach–based start-up company that allows health care systems and biotech firms to contract through blockchain technology, has raised $3.5 million from investors, officials announced Thursday

Sketchers Co-founder Backs Real Estate Startup Househappy

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Jeff Greenberg, the co-founder of Manhattan Beach-based Sketchers , has made a big angel investment in a real estate startup called Househappy.org this morning. Greenberg is also a real estate developer with a luxury homebuildling company based in Manhattan Beach. According to Househappy.org, which operates an online site to let users browse through home properties in a visual way (think "Pinterest for real estate"), said it raised $1.5M

Skechers Co-founder Backs Real Estate Startup Househappy

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Jeff Greenberg, the co-founder of Manhattan Beach-based Skechers , has made a big angel investment in a real estate startup called Househappy.org this morning. Greenberg is also a real estate developer with a luxury homebuilding company based in Manhattan Beach. According to Househappy.org, which operates an online site to let users browse through home properties in a visual way (think "Pinterest for real estate"), said it raised $1.5M

Tech Scenes Sarah Zurell of Pavemint - The Creative Tech Talent of Los Angeles

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Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive.

Tech Scenes: Harrison Tang of Spokeo, The Great Opportunity in Pasadena

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Tech Scenes: Episode 2: Spokeo, Pavemint, The Black Tux, Vator, and More!

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In episode two we explore Los Angeles from Pasadena, Hollywood, Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach and meet up with Harrison Tang of Spokeo, Sarah Zurell of Pavemint, Andrew Blackmon of the The Black Tux, Bambi Francisco of Vator, Nick Green of Thrive Market, and Brew Johnson of PeerStreet.

3PL Central Acquires Traker Systems

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Manhattan Beach-based 3PL Central , a private equity-backed developer of warehouse management software, said that it has acquired Traker Systems (iTracker), a fellow developer of software in the 3PL software area. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 3PL Central said that the acquisition will help it to accelerate its product development cycles, provide more solutions, and bolster its Customer Success team.

Vantage Oncology Buys Radiation Oncology Services of America

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Manhattan Beach-based Vantage Oncology , which operates a network of radiation oncology centers, said this morning that it has acquired Radiation Oncology Services of America (ROSA). Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Vantage Oncology said that ROSA owns, operates, and managed 17 radiation oncology centers spread across Georgia, Alabama, Texas, New Jersey and Florida. READ MORE>>. vantage oncology merger acquisition radiation lifescience

SPIDR Tech Lands $2.5M For Law Enforcement Software

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Manhattan Beach-based SPIDR Tech , which is developing software for law enforcement which provides customer relationship management (CRM)-type features for police departments, has raised $2.5M in a funding round. The funding came from Sidewalk Labs, Birchmere Ventures, Stage Ventures, Kairos Association, Heartland Ventures, and No Name Ventures. SPIDR Tech's software provides one-to-one communications with victims of crimes.

Morphlabs Ties With Alchemy Communications

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Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , the cloud computing software firm headed by former GlueCode founder Winston Damarillo, said Tuesday that it has inked a deal with Alchemy Communications. According to the firm, Alchemy Communications will use its products to provide hosted, private cloud environments to its customers. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. Morphlabs develops software which helps data center providers manage and run cloud computing environments.

ZON Names Former Machinima Exec As COO

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Manhattan Beach-based a href="[link] , which develops a line of patio umbrellas which also double as solar-powered mobile device chargers, has named Karina Fedasz as its Chief Operating Officer. Fedasz was CEO and co-founder of Little Bean Sprout, and also had served as CFO and VP of Finance at Machinima.com. ZON said its customers include Starwood's Aloft, MGM International's Aria Resort and Casino, MGM Grand, Bellagio, and Le Pain Quotidien.

3PL Central Raises $17.5M For Warehouse Management Software

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Manhattan Beach-based 3PL Central , a developer of warehouse management software, announced Thursday that it has raised $17.5M in a funding round. The funding came from Mainsail Partners. 3PL Central, which was founded by John Watkins and Nancy Rohman in 2006, is used by third party logistics providers for their private warehouse management. Mainsail's Jason Payne and Stephen Wolfe will join the company's board. 3PL Central said it received financial advice from D.A.

Virgin Orbit Snags Defense Department Launch Contract

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Vox Space is headquartered in Manhattan Beach. Mojave-based Virgin Orbit , the Richard Branson-backed space launch startup which spun out of Virgin Galactic, said on Thursday afternoon that it has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. According to Virgin Orbit, the DOD has purchased a launch on its LauncherOne aircraft, with technology development payloads from the DOD's Space Test Program planning to launch on its rockets as early as January 2019.

Morphlabs Gets $10M More For OpenStack Efforts

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Manhattan Beach-based OpenStack systems developer Morphlabs announced this morning that it has raised $10M in a Series D funding round, bringing the company''s total raised to $22.5M. According to Morphlabs, the round was led by Tallwood Management and Entropy Research Lab, and also included G2iG. Morphlabs said the move will go towards expansion in Asia. Morphlabs develops a set of pre-configured and pre-integrated hardware and software for hosting OpenStack clouds. READ MORE>>.

AppleTree Gets $300K For Family Tree Site

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Manhattan Beach-based AppleTree , which operates an online site for creating and sharing family trees, has raised $300,000 in funding. According to a regulatory filing, the funding came in late December. No details on the funding have been announced by the company. AppleTree.com's board include Klaus Schauser, the founder of GoToMyPC; the firm's CEO is headed by Scott Mueller. AppleTree.com competes against such firms as Geni.com, MyFamily, GeneTree, and Ancestry.com. READ MORE>>.

Media Temple Launches OpenStack Cloud

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Media Temple said its new service is based on Dell's PowerEdge C6220 servers, as well as software from Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs, the open source cloud deployment developer headed by Winston Damarillo.

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Tech Scenes: Nick Green of Thrive Market

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Tech Scenes: Andrew Blackmon of The Black Tux

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TSi Auto Solutions Buy Software Firm AutoSoft

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Manhattan Beach-based TSi Auto Solutions , a provider of web-based auto dealership management software, said today that it has acquired AutoSoft , a Seattle firm which develops financial reporting and analytics products for the automotive OEM market.

More Free Rides In LA From Taxi Magic

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Taxi Magic''s service area stretches from Santa Monica and the Westside to the San Fernando Valley on the North, parts--but not all--of Pasadena on the East, to roughly Manhattan Beach on the South. The battle for mindshare--and riders--in Los Angeles is continuing today, as Taxi app provider Taxi Magic announced that it will gain offer up free taxi rides to people who uses the company''s app to hail a cab, through Friday, May 9th.

CapLinked Enhances Search Tools

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Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked said this morning that it has enhanced its online service for helping startups to manage their fundraising efforts, with a new tool to help find people. The firm said the new tool is aimed at helping users find investors, broker-dealers, or companies. The new tool allows users to better filter results by investors seeking investments or companies looking to raise capital.

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CapLinked Adds $500K

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Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked has scored another $500,000 in angel funding, for the firm's online software for managing capital raising activities. The new funding came from angels Clark Landry , Lok Lee , Stephan Paternot , Jason Portnoy , Alexsis de Raddt-St. James, and Chris Yeh. CapLinked is headed by Eric Jackson and Christopher Grey. The firm recently announced it has just topped $12 billion in deals hosted.

ICON Aircraft Raises $25M

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Manhattan Beach-based ICON Aircraft , which is developing sport aircraft, said today that it has raised $25M in a funding round. The firm said the financing came from investors Satyen Patel and Bart Becht, along with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Phil Condit, the former CEO of Boeing, and un-named, Silicon Valley venture capitalists. The funding is divided into an initial, $15M tranche with a $10M option. ICON Aircraft is headed by Kirk Hawkins.

Morphlabs Names CTO

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Manhattan Beach-based cloud computing software developer Morphlabs said today that it has appointed Lee Thompson as its new Chief Technology Officer. Thompson has previously served at DTO Solutions, as well as E*Trade Financial, where he served in roles such as Vice President and Chief Technology and Operations Manager. Thompson has also served at Hewlett Packard's Consumer Travel and Transportation business units.

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CapLinked Adds Startup Funding Docs

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Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , the developer of a software-as-a-service tool for managing venture capital and angel fundraising efforts for companies, said today that it has launched a free library of document templates covering the startup process.

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CausePlay Launches Game For Children's Miracle Network

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A new, Manhattan Beach-based social gaming startup, CausePlay , is powering a new social game for charity the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

YBUY Scores $1M More

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Manhattan Beach-based YBUY , which is developing a monthly subscription service to help users try products before buying them, has raised $1M in a funding round, the firm disclosed Thursday. The round was led by TomorrowVentures, the personal investment fund of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and also included David Hanna (CompuCredit) and Jim Patterson (Yammer).

Morphlabs Signs Colocation Firm

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Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , the developer of cloud deployment products, announced this morning that it has partnered with Telx , a colocation and interconnection provider, to enable a hosted private cloud product. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. Morphlabs' products are used by data center and hosting providers to deploy and manage cloud computing instances. The firm is the latest company run by open source serial entrepreneur Winston Damarillo.

TrustYou Raises $5M For Social Sentiment Analysis

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headquarters in Manhattan Beach, said today that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding, and acquired Dallas-based ReviewAnalyst. TrustYou , a provider of social media monitoring technology and services to businesses which has its U.S. TrustYou said the funding was led by Credit Agricole Private Equity. Financial terms of the acquisition of ReviewAnalyst was not announced. TrustYou's international headquarters are in Munich, Germany; the firm's CEO is Benjamin Jost. READ MORE>>.

CapLinked Revamps File Storage

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The company, which is based in Manhattan Beach, said that its streamlined document storage services can be uploaded either via its drag-and-drop uploader or individually uploaded, and that those documents an be shared with others.

Beyond Meat Expands Footprint In Los Angeles

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According to Beyond Meat, the new center said the new center will house the "best and brightest" scientists, scientists, engineers, food technologists, chefs, and researchers together for what it calls its Manhattan Beach Project, to "perfectly build a piece of meat directly from plants." El Segundo-based Beyond Meat , which develops plant-based foods which look and taste exactly like real meat, says is in a major expansion in Los Angeles.