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Platform Science Wins Driving Fleet

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San Diego-based connected vehicle platform developer Platform Science said it has scored a win with truckload carrier and brokerages services provider Paper Transport. Platform Science said Paper Transport's entire fleet will be covered by its technology. Platform Science is venture backed by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Chimera, 8VC, Daimler, Prologis, NextPlay, and Four More Capital. platform science driving fleet telematics

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Heal Launches Technology Platform

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Los Angeles-based Heal, which offers in-home access to physicians, says it is launching a new technology platform, which includes its own electronic health records software, logistics/routing, and enhanced remote patient monitoring. The company did not say if it intends to offer up its software to other parties, but said it expects the platform to be in broad use by the end of the year. Heal says the new platform includes 14 modules.

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Platform Sciences Names CFO, CRO

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San Diego-based connected vehicle technology developer Platform Science says it has named two new executives this morning, appointing Greg Ivancich as Chief Financial Officer and Gerald Choung as Chief Revenue Officer. platform science telematics automobile tracking data greg ivancich gerald choung executive

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Platform Science Scores $115M

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San Diego-based Platform Science, which develops connected vehicle products, has raised $115M in a Series C funding. Platform Science is led by co-founder and Ceo Jack Kennedy; the company is developing a product which is aimed at commercial vehicle fleets, which ties together telematics, real-time vehicle data, third party applications, and other information. data tracking automobile vehicle telematics softbank capital venture science platform

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Platform Science Gets Canadian Certification

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San Diego-based connected vehicle platform developer Platform Science said last week that its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) technology--used for monitoring trucking--has been certified in Canada. Platform Science says the certification comes ahead of a June 12 deadline for all truck fleets to be equipped with a certified ELD. Platform Science just raised a big, $115M venture capital round from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and others.

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APX Platform Scores Seed Funding

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Beverly Hills-based APX Platform, a developer of cloud-based software for the aesthetic industry, says it has raised what it calls an "oversubscribed seed round" for its company. saas software funding seed aesthetics apxplatform platformSize of the seed funding was not announced. According to the company, it is developing a "disruptive alternative to the traditional option of a practice management consultant" for the aesthetic practice industry.

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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.

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NVISIONx Raises $4.6 Million for Cybersecurity Platform

L.A. Business Journal

The cybersecurity industry has advanced significantly over the last decade, but data breaches and ransomware attacks at large corporations continue to occur relatively frequently

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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.

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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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Pledge Gets $3 Million for Video Fundraising Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Online fundraising startup Pledge announced that it had raised $3 million in new seed funding to finance the launch of a new virtual fundraising platform

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Classy Acquires Events Platform Fondi

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San Diego-based nonprofit software developer Classy announced on Tuesday that it is acquiring event platform Fondi, the developer of a virtual and hybrid event platform. Classy--which recently raised $118M in a Series D funding--said the move is part of its investors to invest in customer-forward product development and acquiring technology to complement its platform.

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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.

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FastSpring Expands Platform

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Santa Barbara-based software developer FastSpring--best known for its e-commerce software tools--says it is expanding its offerings, and will offer up support to B2B, software-as-a-service and downloadable software companies with sales team. The company said the new expansion includes digital invoicing products, and other enhancements that allow companies consolidate their payments, subscription management, recurring billing, localized pricing, and account and order management into one place.

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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.,

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MaxLinear Buys Intel's Home Gateway Platform Division

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Carlsbad-based MaxLinear announced this morning that it ahs acquired Intel's Home Gateway Platform Division , in a deal worth $150M in cash. According to MaxLinear, which develops radio frequency, analog, and mixed signal integrated circuits, Intel's Home Gateway Platform Division develops Wi-fi access points, Ethernet, and Home gateway systems-on-a-chip (SoC) products. maxlinear intel home gateway platform division merger acquisition semiconductor

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REAL Aims Platform At Creators

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A new, Los Angeles-based startup, REAL says it has launched a new, online platform that lets creators offer up exclusive content to their fans, using their own currency. The startup said it lets creators sell their own "coin" to fans, which will give fans access to special content. The startup is led by CEO and founder Ian McLoughlin, who previously founded LiquidSky.tv, and edge cloud computing service acquired by Walmart.

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Pacsun Taps thredUP for Resale Platform

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Anaheim-based clothing retailer Pacsun says it is tapping Oakland-based online resale platform thredUP to launch a brand new, online resale platform for women's and kids' apparel, shoes, and accessories Pacsun said its customers can clean out their closets for Pacsun credit and shop "pre-loved" clothing directly through Pacsun's website and its new "Pre-Loved Pac" resale platform.

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Early Learning Platform CodeSpark to Be Acquired

L.A. Business Journal

a digital education platform focused on STEM learning for young children, has agreed to be acquired by New York-based early education business Begin Pasadena-based CodeSpark Inc.,

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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.,

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Bird Rolls Out Bike Sharing Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Bird Rides Inc. announced that it will launch an e-bike sharing service in the U.S. and Europe

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Curio Raises $1.2 Million for Digital Collectibles Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Curio’s platform allows individuals to create, own, share and trade digital collectibles from TV shows, graphic novels, movies and music

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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

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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.

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Vertebrae Launches Augmented Reality E-Commerce Platform

L.A. Business Journal

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

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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

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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

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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.

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Wpromote Rolls Out New Marketing Platform

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El Segundo-based Wpromote is launching a new marketing technology platform, the company said today, which it says will help complement its performance marketing services. The company said its new platform is called Polaris, and includes three apps for data capture and collection, analytics and automation, and apps for predictive modeling.

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Omaze Raises $85 Million for Fundraising Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Individual investors include Bono, Kerry Washington, Tom Brady and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

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Equity Investment Platform Preparation Best Practices

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

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RepairSmith Raises $42 Million For On-site Repair Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Automotive technology company RepairSmith has raised $42 million in Series B funding for its on-site repair platform

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Sketchy Expands Online Learning Platform for Undergrads

L.A. Business Journal

Saud Siddiqui and Andrew Berg said they shared an uncommon way of studying for their classes at UC Irvine School of Medicine

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Bespoke Financial Raises $8 Million for Cannabis Lending Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based Bespoke Financial Inc., has raised $8 million to expand its financial offerings for businesses in the cannabis industry

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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).

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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

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Afterparty Snags $3M For NFT Creation Platform

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Los Angeles-based Afterparty, which is developing an platform which the company says helps creators launch their own NFTs, says it has raised $3M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Acrew Capital and TenOneTen Ventures with participation from Palm Tree Crew, Act One Ventures, Hex Capital, Red Light Management, plus angels Dylan & Brandon Lee, Louis Beryl, Dave Bonanno, Craig Clemens, Reade Seiff and Alex Kassan.

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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.

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Illumina Donates Sequencing Platforms To India

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According to Illumina, is is donating two of its newest, next-generation (NGS) platforms, reagants, and four years of service support to the Molecular Diagnostic Reference Laboratory at Kasturba Hospital, in the Municipal Corporate of Greater Mumbai. San Diego-based life sciences equipment maker Illumina said last week that it is donating $1M in sequencing equipment to groups in Mumbai, India, to bolster that country's COVID-19 surveillance ability.

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Every Online User Platform Needs Revenue To Survive

Startup Professionals Musings

A question that I still hear debated often is whether a new online platform startup growth strategy should focus on user count or profits.

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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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Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

Both Sides of the Table

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.

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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

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