Wed.Sep 22, 2021

BayWa r.e. Supports Hurricane Ida Relief


Irvine-based renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. said this week that it has donated $20,000 to the Footprint Project, a nonprofit which is deploying solar power trailers and portable charging stations into Louisiana to help with Hurricane Ida relief. According to the renewable energy developer, the donation comes as a result of the cancellation of a big trade industry show, Solar Power International, which was to be held in New Orleans.

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Bird Links With Local Bike Sharing Services In LA, Elsewhere


Santa Monica-based micro mobility provider Bird announced this morning that it has begun offering up integration between its app and local bikeshare services in Los Angeles, as well as Oslo, Austin, San Antonio, and Milkwaukee. According to Bird, it will feature bicycles available in LA's Metro Bike program directly in its app.

Just Insure Picks Up $8M


Los Angeles-based Just Insure, which offers up a pay-per-mile auto insurance service that uses telematics to offer lower rates to safe drivers, has raised $8M in a funding round, the company said on Tuesday. The funding came from CrossCut Ventures, ManchesterStory and Western Technology Investments. The company said the new funding round brings its total raised to $15.3M.

Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

Acrew Adds Richard Wolpert As Venture Partner


Acrew Capital, a Bay Area venture capital investor, said this morning that it has added longtime Los Angeles venture investor Richard Wolpert as a Venture Partner at the firm. Wolpert spent the last 16 years as a venture partner at Accel, has his own seed investment fund, Chance Technologies, and has made investments in such companies as Scopely, Replicated, The Immortals, Snap Credit, SteadyMD, inVia Robotics, Volley, Looped Live, Scener, and Lunar Crush, as well as Bridg (acq.

Interview with Richard Wolpert, Acrew Capital


Our interview this morning is with Richard Wolpert, a longtime Los Angeles venture and angel investor. Wolpert has been at Accel Partners as a Venture Partner, in addition to being involved with such efforts as Amplify LA, his own startup, HelloTech, and hundreds of angel deals. We spoke to him about his move to Acrew Capital (, and got some of his thoughts on how best to get a funding deal done. Tell us about how you ended up joining this new fund?