Bambee Raises $15 Million for HR Platform

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has raised $15 million in Series B funding for its human resources platform for small businesses Santa Monica-based Bambee Inc.

AirVet Pet Telehealth Platform Soars During Pandemic

L.A. Business Journal

Growing up the son of a prominent local veterinarian, entrepreneur Brandon Werber never thought he would have to search for a vet for his two French bulldogs

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CalAmp Powers Pallet Tracking Platform

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calamp pallet tracking platform telematics electronicsIrvine-based CalAmp , a provider of telematics products, is applying its technology to track wooden pallets, to improve supply chain and logistics visibility. According to CalAmp, it has partnered with Pallet Alliance, where its iON Tags, gateways, and its telematics cloud will be used to track wooden pallets. Financial details of the partnership were not announced.

Rokit Made Acquires Bike Sharing Platform Spinlister

L.A. Business Journal

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

AirVet Pet Telehealth Platform Soars During Pandemic

L.A. Business Journal

Growing up the son of a prominent local veterinarian, entrepreneur Brandon Werber never thought he would have to search for a vet for his two French bulldogs

Influencer Campaign Platform Boosts CreatorIQ

L.A. Business Journal

doing business as CreatorIQ, understands that his company’s complex platform can be difficult to describe to potential investors Igor Vaks, the founder and chief executive at Culver City-based Social Edge Inc.,

Bambee Raises $15 Million for HR Platform

L.A. Business Journal

has raised $15 million in Series B funding for its human resources platform for small businesses Santa Monica-based Bambee Inc.

Ordermark Scales Up Food Delivery Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Long before the pandemic forced restaurants in Los Angeles and other cities to close their doors to indoor diners

Image Metrics Rolls Out New AR Platform

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El Segundo-based Image Metrics , a developer of computer vision and facial analysis and tracking tools, has rolled out a new platform for implementing augmented reality (AR), which it calls LUNAR. The company said the new platform helps brands avoid the "cost prohibitive" tools from existing social media platforms like Snapchat and Facebook, as well as allow those brands to own and target their own audiences, while also avoiding the difficulty of custom building AR applications.

Platform Science Picks Up $42M For Fleet Management

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La Jolla-based Platform Science , a developer of fleet management software and technology, has raised $42M in a Series B funding, the company disclosed recently. Platform Science had announced a partnership with Daimler Trucks North America, along with Daimler's participation in its Series B, at the beginning of May. platform science fleet management prologis transportation auto automotive truck trucking tracking venture capital

Brace Raises $15.7M Series B Round for Mortgage Platform

L.A. Business Journal

the Santa Monica-based developer of a digital mortgage servicing platform, announced Jan. Brace Software Inc., 12 that it had raised $15.7 million in a Series B funding round

Vertebrae Launches Augmented Reality E-Commerce Platform

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12 the launch of its new e-commerce AR platform, Axis Santa Monica-based augmented reality advertising and software provider Vertebrae announced Nov.

Former Snap employees are launching Forge Platform for Ethereum devs

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Now the three men are finally ready to take the covers off of the labor of love they’ve been working on and launch Forge Platform , a new toolkit for distributed applications. “We wanted to pick a platform where the majority of developers are,” says Lorenz of the decision to work with Ethereum.

HomeLister Raises $4.5 Million for Commission-Free Real Estate Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica real estate software developer HomeLister Inc. has raised $4.5 million in seed funding

Esri Launches Platform For Caribbean

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Redland-based geographical information systems (GIS) and mapping software provider Esri has launched a new, online analytics platform it is aiming at the Caribbean community, the company said late Wednesday. According to the company, the new, online portal was built in collaboration with its Caribbean distributor, Spatial Innovision. The new site provides free location data and mapping resources, including geographic data and imagery for the Caribbean community, according to the company.

Forge Platform Finds $1M For Ethereum SDK

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Santa Monica-based Forge Platform , which is developing software development kits used for Ethereum, has raised $1M in a seed funding, the company disclosed on Wednesday. forge platform ethereum venture capital blockchain snapchat shift manifestpartnersThe funding came from Manta Ray Ventures and Upfront Ventures. The company was founded by Chris Lorenz, Geoffrey Anderson, and James Borow.

Swoop Platform Targets Small Transportation Operators

L.A. Business Journal

Hawthorne-based Swoop Inc. wants to bring digital order and ease of use to the group transportation industry, a fragmented market populated with small operators who keep their books manually

Swoop Platform Targets Small Transportation Operators

L.A. Business Journal

Hawthorne-based Swoop Inc. wants to bring digital order and ease of use to the group transportation industry, a fragmented market populated with small operators who keep their books manually

Greenfield Groves Buys Telehealth Software Platform

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Irvine-based Greenfield Groves ,, a telehealth and wellness company, said it is acquiring a proprietary telehealth software platform developed by Healthcare Technologies LLC. Greenfield said in a statement that it looks forward to "bringing this telehealth platform to market at scale." Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. According to Greenfield Groves, it will use the acquisition to help accelerate its speed to market.

PodcastOne is launching LaunchpadDM, a free hosting platform for independent podcasters

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PodcastOne , the celebrity podcasting network from the founder of radio powerhouse WestwoodOne, is launching a free hosting platform for podcasters. The company is also billing itself as a discovery platform, offering free promotion for the services various podcasts across its own network of popular podcasting talent.

Ownzones Launches Media Management Platform

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The company said its new product, Zypline, helps media owners deliver video to OTT platforms, automating and simplifying the process of distributing content to Roku, Hulu, Verizon, Comcast, LeEco and other OTT platforms. ownzones media management platform over

DataScience Debuts New Data Analysis Platform

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Los Angeles-based DataScience , the data analytics software developer led by Ian Swanson, has rolled out its data analysis platform, the DataScience Cloud. DataScience said its platform supports connect any time of data source to data sciences sources, including databases, distributed filesystems, software-as-a-services; includes visualization tools and data browsers; connections to an API; and more. datascience data analysis software platform tools

HomeLister Raises $4.5 Million for Commission-Free Real Estate Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica real estate software developer HomeLister Inc. has raised $4.5 million in seed funding

Seragon Pharmaceuticals Says AI Platform Predicts Aging

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Irvine-based biopharmaceuticals company Seragon Pharmaceuticals announced on Wednesday that it has launched a new, artificial intelligence platform it says can predict an individuals' aging speed, and assess aspects of physiological funtions. The company said its new GenomeScore platform uses epigenetic and transcriptome analysis for its predictions, using a "neural network-trained algorithm".

Podcorn Launches Podcast Advertising Platform

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Los Angeles-based Podcorn , a venture-backed startup offering up native podcast advertising and matching, has launched its platform, saying that its platform will help advertisers discover and run native ads on podcasts. The startup--led by David Kiezkowski and Agnes Kozera, the former founders of Famebit--said it is looking to help the 85 percent of podcasters who are not monetizing their podcasts, through connecting those podcasters to brand partners.

Equity Investment Platform Preparation Best Practices

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I recommend an easier way – using an investment platform like Gust, EquityNet or SeedInvest. Another advantage of online investor and equity crowdfunding platforms is that they will force you to pull together your story and documentation in a more consistent and complete fashion than you might otherwise bother. Reserving a consistent website domain name and social media names will not likely be possible once your startup is made public via an investment platform.

Halla AI Platform for Ecommerce Raises $1.4M Seed Funding

L.A. Business Journal

Burbank-based Shag Enterprises Inc, an artificial intelligence company that’s created a predictive platform for online ordering, announced on May 15 it raised $1.4 million in seed funding led by New York-based E&A Venture Capital

Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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In the VC insider baseball world a discussion has gone on about “VC platforms” over the past 5 or so years. While firms define platforms differently, let’s just say they are the services that a VC offers outside of investment capital and partner time on boards or providing intros. Examples of VC platform services include: recruiting, marketing, design support, inside sales reps, consulting, accounting services and so forth.

Kofax Extends Platform For PPP Processing

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Irvine-based Kofax says it is helping to power a platform from ImageTech Systems , for managing loan applications submitted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program--which recently ran out of funds allocated to it by Congress--is expected to be extended this week.

Jobot Launches New Recruiting Platform

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According to the company, its platform "makes for faster, more affordable hiring" and includes such features as scouring the web for "ready to run" talent and those likely to soon be on the market, and works "with or without the aid of real-life recruiters." The startup claims to use artificial intelligence software as part of its platform.

TiTAN Platform Launches Into US Market

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TiTAN Platform , a Chinese developer of "smart home" devices, says it has officially launched its U.S. TiTAN says its product provide a "highly-encrypted" content platform which lets content owners upload and provide their content to consumers through a secure marketplace, all tied into a "smart home" device in the living room. titan platform smarthome smart home contentproduct line, and set up its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles.

StartEngine Launches Crowdfunding Platform

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Los Angeles-based StartEngine , which was launched back in 2013 as a startup incubator, has pivoted its model, and has become an online equity crowdfunding platform called StartEngine Crowdfunding. According to the company, it will allow individuals to invest in private companies, and in particular, is looking to help connect aspiring, Millenial investors with what it says are the "progressive companies of tomorrow".

Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform

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Aclima , a San Francisco-based company which builds Internet-connected air quality sensors and runs a software platform to analyze the extracted intel, has closed a $24 million Series A to grow the business including by expanding its headcount and securing more fleet partnerships to build out the reach and depth of its pollution maps.

Two Bit Circus Rolls Out New, Remote Game Show Platform

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Los Angeles-based Two Bit Circus , the developer of micro amusement parks and STEM-inspired experiences, says it has launched a new, online entertainment platform that allows brands to engage their fans remotely. The company--which says that, during the pandemic, it has been intensified its focus on entertaining audiences at home--said it has created a live-hosted game show over streaming video, which can be customaized by brands.

Cloudbreak Health Finds $10M For Telemedicine Platform

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Los Angeles-based Cloudbreak Health , which develops a platform used for telemedicine efforts, has raised $10M in an investment round, the company announced this morning. According to the company, the funding came from Columbia Partners Private Capital. The company said the new funding will go towards expanding its footprint, and for growth and product innovation. As part of the funding, Saul Waller, Vice President at Columbia Partners Private Capital will join the company's board.

Appetize Links With Quick Service Platforms

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Playa Vista-based Appetize , which develops tablet-based point-of-sale (POS) products, said this morning that it has added integration with Quick Server Restaurant (QSR) software and services providers Olo, Punchh, and SynergySuite. According to Appetize, the partners are using the "Appetize API engine", which lets partners integrate their services within its product suite.

Music Platform Stem Secures $10 Million in Funding

L.A. Business Journal

West Hollywood-based Stem Disintermedia Inc. has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Slow Ventures with follow on investment from Santa Monica-based Upfront Ventures and Aspect Ventures

Topdser Extends Drop Shipping Platform To Brazil, France

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Los Angeles-based a href="[link] , a startup which operates a platform it says connects product suppliers who dropship with Shopify e-retailers, says it has expanded its platform to provide localized content for sellers in Brazil and France. The company says its now offers country-specific websites in French and Portuguese. Users are automatically geo-located by IP address and directed to the appropriate Topdser landing page.

Stackin Raises $4 Million for Banking Platform

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a startup that offers financial planning advice via text message, has finalized a $4 million Series A raise to build out its platform and grow operations Venice-based Stackin Inc.,

Immersv Launches Virtual Reality Ad Platform

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Los Angeles-based Immersv is launching a brand new, ad platform aimed at virtual reality content, the company is announcing today. The startup--backed by Foundation Capital, Technicolor Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, TenOneTen Ventures, CAA Ventures, All Mobile Ventures, 137Ventures, Gigi Levy, and others--says its platform is aimed at helping consumers discovery great virtual reality apps and entertainment, and also to help VR developers to monetize and distribute their content.

LunaDNA Health Data Platform to Merge with Genetic Alliance Database

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LunaDNA, a startup that is offering individuals company stock in exchange for personal genomic and health information in a bid to build a database that could help advance scientific research, is merging its research platform with the Genetic Alliance’s Platform for Engaging Everyone Responsibly (PEER).

Qualcomm Announces Connected Car Platform

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has announced a new, reference platform, which it says is designed to help automotive manufacturers build their own, connected cars. According to Qualcomm, its new Qualcomm Connected Car Reference Platform is aimed at accelerating the adoption of advanced connectivity into connected cars, and includes the integration of wireless technology such as 3G/4G LTS, GNSS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other protocols with other features, and more.

MaxLinear Completes Buy Of Intel's Home Gateway Platform Division

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Carlsbad-based MaxLinear said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Intel's Home Gateway Platform Division. According to MaxLinear, it has raised its revenue expections from the acquisition to $80M to $90M in the first full quarter post close, up from an earlier guidance of $60M to $70M. The two had announced the acquisition on April 6th. The all cash deal was worth $150M.