Parabol Picks Up $4M For Software Tools

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Los Angeles-based Parabol , a startup developing software management tools, used to manage the efforts of development teams, has raised $4M in a funding round, the company said this morning. The software tools are used to manage "retrospective meetings", a type of meeting run by Agile development teams used to review what happened in an iteration, identify actions for improvement, and manages the steps in conducting those meetings and reviews.

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Snapchat To Debut Wellness Tools As Virus Threat Ramps

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Venice, California-based Snapchat is launching its new set of health and wellness tools, well ahead of schedule, due to the growing threat of the COVID-19 virus threat, and will surface educational information on the new virus and health measures, as well as mental health content. According to reports, the company's "Here For You" tool will tap information from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Enevate Targets Power Tool Markets With New Batteries

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Irvine-based battery technology developer Enevate says it is looking to apply its battery technology to the power tools market, in an expansion of the applications of its technology. Enevate said that it is looking at "opportunities to serve the power tool market" in the next year or two, which is far ahead of its efforts to gain adoption in the electric vehicle market. enevate lithium battery power cleantech tools

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CUJO AI Launches Network Analytics Tool

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The company said the tool helps provide data on connected devices, applications usage, content access, security threats, and privacy challenges. Pricing on the new tool was not detailed, however, CUJO said it offers to tool through a "no-cost licensing program" to operators. cujo network analysis tool broadband analytics telecom software artificial intelligence

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6 Personal Assessment Tools To Optimize Career Growth

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These days, with the instant access to information and experts in every field around the world, and the wealth of personal assessment tools available on the Internet, there is no excuse for not exploring and evaluating the alternatives before you make a step forward.

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Experian Rolls Out COVID-19 Risk Mapping Tool

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Costa Mesa-based data and analytics provider Experian has rolled out a new tool to help healthcare organizations and the government better assess risk of reopening, the company said today. According to Experian, its new Experian COVID-19 Outlook and Response Evaluator (CORE) tool allows those groups to understand high risk geographic populations based on Americans pre-existing medical conditions, demographic and socio-economic traits.

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Los Angeles-based Talespin nabs $15 million for its extended reality-based workforce training tools

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Insurance and virtual reality are hardly synonymous, but Talespin’s training tools have helped claims assessors do their jobs and helped train a new generation of insurance investigators in what to look for when they’re trying to determine how much their companies are going to pay out.

Croquet Connects With $2.7M For AR App, Game Development Tools

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in a seed funding round, to go towards its development of tools to power apps and games for 5G and augmented reality (AR), the company said on Tuesday. The company is targeting its tools for use by multi-player gamed developers. croquet game development venture capital seed funding augmented reality tools software wirelessA new, Los Angeles-based startup, Croquet Corporation has raised $2.7M

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Nimble Updates CRM Tools

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According to the company, led by longtime CRM veteran Jon Ferrara, the updated software includes such new features as embedding within Office 365 and Google Apps; synchronizes contacts, emails, and calendars; new automatic market segmentation tools; personalized outreach emails; new templates for Gmail; and much more. nimble customer relationship management tool software platform

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TRASH Debuts AI Video Creation Tools

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TRASH , a startup that was part of Venice-based Snap 's Yellow accelerator program, has rolled out a new artificial intelligence (AI) video creation platform. According to TRASH, its new AI software makes it easy to create and share videos from your phone, using the AI to automatically edit those videos. TRASH says it has raised $2.25M in pre-seed funding from Precursor, Dream Machine, and other institutional venture funds.

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Why You Need Tools And Analytics For Employee Metrics

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Further, based on results from the annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey , businesses that use data and tools in their people management, rather than traditional manual processes, see a 79% higher return than other organizations, suggesting the time is ripe for relying on data and analytics.

NINJIO SMB Debuts New Cybersecurity Awareness Tools

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education subscription tools video awareness cybersecurity ninjio contentIn an effort to help small businesses improve their cybersecurity, Los Angeles-based NINJIO , a startup offering up cybersecurity awareness training, says it has released a new library of Hollywood-style, animated "micro-learning" videos, which help businesses train their employees on cybersecurity topics.

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Oblong Rolls Out New Collaboration Tool

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Los Angeles-based Oblong , best known as the developer of 3D, interactive software used for meetings and "spatial computing", says it has rolled out a new collaboration tools aimed at virtual teams. oblong collaboration software tool rumpus videoconference conferencing conferenceAccording to Oblong, its new software, Rumpus, is a visual collaboration application aimed at the web conferencing market.

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ServiceTitan Links With HVAC Diagnostics Tool Provider

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Los Angeles-based ServiceTitan , which develops a suite of software aimed at helping home service businesses with such tasks as CRM, dispatching, marketing automation, and more, said it has integrated its tools with iManifold , a residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning diagnostics tool. servicetitan hvac heating ventilation conditioning software tool integration imanifold

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7 Essential Tools For Work From Home Marketers

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With the COVID-19 pandemic putting the world at a standstill, several big and small companies (including SEO agencies in Los Angeles) have asked their employees to work remotely so they… The post 7 Essential Tools For Work From Home Marketers appeared first on AllTopStartups.

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Snapchat To Launch Mental Health, Wellness Tools

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Venice, California-based Snapchat is getting set to launch a new set of tools around mental health and wellness , according to a report today. The new tools--expected to launch today--will offer up resources for dealing with anxiety, mental health, and suicide, according to the report. The features will reportedly surface when users search for certain keywords and topics related to mental health and wellness. READ MORE>>.

MixMode Finds $4M For AI Cybersecurity Tools

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Satna Barbara-based MixMode , a developer of artificial intelligence cybersecurity software, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $4M in its Series A funding round. The funding was led by Entrada Ventures, and also included existing investors including Keshif Ventures and Blu Venture Investors. The company said the new funding will go to expand its platform and to fuel growth.

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Factual Launches New Data Tools

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Los Angeles-based Factual , the location data startup led by Gil Elbaz, said this week that it has launched a brand new set of tools, called Geopulse Insights and Geopulse Measurement. Accordign to Factual, the new tools help marketers understand customer behavior, and link real-world, customer behavior to their online marketing campaigns. attribution marketing measurement tools analytics data factual

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AppliedVR To Offer Up Stress Management Tools To VA

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Los Angeles-based AppliedVR , which develops virtual reality software used for therapeutic stress management, says it will be providing its tools to the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA). AppliedVR said the first part of its partnership with Red One Medical will provide its VR-based stress management tools to frontline healthcare workers facing long hours, scarce supplies, and increasing stress levels during this COVID-19 crisis.

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As developers embrace Kubernetes, Replicated launches tools to manage its deployments

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Five years ago, when the Los Angeles-based enterprise software startup Replicated first launched, it was one of a number of contenders looking to bring containerized software development tools to businesses. Already, Replicated has four customers who are using its KOTS suite of tools.

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TurboTax Offers Up Free Stimulus Registration Tool

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San Diego-based TurboTax said over the weekend that it has launched a new product, to help Americans register for the new stimulus payment. According to Intuit, the product is designed to help millions of Americans who are not required to file a tax return easily register with the IRS to get their stimulus money.

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MyCrypto Picks Up $4M For Blockchain Tools

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Redondo Beach-based MyCrypto , a developer of open source tools for interacting with the blockchain, said today that it has raised $4M in a funding round. mycrpto blockchain tools open source bitcoin cryptocurrency software venture capitalThe funding came from Polychain Capital and crypto-exchange operator ShapeShift, along with Ausum Blockchain Fund LP and Boost VC Fund LP, plus others. MyCrypto's CEO is Taylor Monahan. READ MORE>>.

CampaignEQ Launches Affiliate Tracking Tool

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Santa Monica-based CampaignEQ , the developer of marketing tracking tools, said today that it has launched a new product for affiliate and customer referral tracking for e-commerce providers Shopify, Magento, Big Commerce, and Business Catalyst. According to CampaignEQ, the new tool lets companies manage and optimize incoming traffic, including CPC, CPL, CPA, affiliate networks, and other advertising. CampaignEQ said it tool starts at $19 a month.

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Shopatron Launches Product Locator Tool

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Shopatron said the new tool is aimed at replacing "dealer locators", which simply direct customers to local dealers, which the company says is a disappointing experience for consumers. The company says its new tool instead directly points consumers at available inventory of product. shopatron product locator tool software search brand ecommerce

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AttackIQ Lands $8.8M For Security Validation Tools

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San Diego-based AttackIQ , a developer of continuous security validation tools for the cybersecurity market, has raised $8.8M cyber qualcomm capital venture tools validation cybersecurity security attackiqin a Series A funding round. The funding came from Index Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Telstra Ventures. According to the company, it will use the new funding for partner, sales, and marketing initiatives, plus for building out its services and engineering team.

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Ylopo Launches Facebook Ad Tool For Real Estate Marketing

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Santa Monica-based Ylopo , which provides digital marketing software for the real estate industry, says it has released a new online advertising tool, which automatically generates and publishes web-ready video content for the real estate industry. The company said its new tool is aimed ath automatic video and Facebook ad publishing for property marketing, agent branding, and brokerage recruiting. Pricing on the new tool was not announced.

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Reachify Launches Physician-Patient Communications Tool

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San Diego-based Reachify , a new startup in the medical software space, said this morning that it has launched a new tool for medical practices, to help physician communications with patients. reachify physician medical practice communications tool software saas cloudThe company--which says it has been in private beta until now--said its product is HIPAA compliant, and consolidates phone, text, email, fax, and social media into a single, collaborative workspace.

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Corent Ties Into Microsoft Azure Migration Tool

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Aliso Viejo-based Corent Technology , which develops cloud migration software tools, says it has integrated its tools with Microsoft Azure Migrate, Microsoft's migration software for its cloud services. Corent develops tools which help move software to the cloud, and turn legacy applications into software-as-a-service (SaaS).

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Cornerstone OnDemand, Grovo Link On Learning Tools

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cornerstone ondemand learning tools business human resourcesSanta Monica-based human capital management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand , along with online learning provider Grovo , said Tuesday that the two have expanded an existing strategic relationship. According to the two, Grovo will connects its Grovo Create product as an add-on to Cornerstone OnDemand's platform. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

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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BiasSync Launches Tool for Unconscious Bias Assessment

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A new, Los Angeles-based startup, BiasSync , has launched a tool aimed at helping corporations and government agencies measure unconscious bias in the workplace, in an attempt to help foster a "more fair and respectful workplace". BiasSync said its new tool provides organizations with aggregated, actionable data and professional development content to help lessen the negative impact of unconscious bias in the workplace.

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PromoJam Launches New Social Marketing Tool

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Venice, California-based PromoJam , the social marketing startup headed by Matt and Amanda MacNaughton, said this week that it has launched a new tool for launching social, direct, and mobile marketing campaigns. tool software marketing social promojam The startup said its new Be Social platform allows marketers to create branded campaigns and promotions, providing ability to create and design campaigns without having to engage a graphics designer.

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Amazon Studios Lures In Writers, Filmmakers With Storyboarding Tool

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Amazon Studios , Amazon.com''s Los Angeles-based content production and development studios, is hoping to lure in more content creators to its efforts, through the release of a new storyboarding tool-- Amazon Storyteller. hollywood amazon content script storyboard software tool

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7 Tools of Entrepreneurial Awesomeness

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You can watch the 11-minute excerpt from Seth’s talk below, in which expounds upon the Seven Tools Of Awesomeness. Seth’s seventh tool of awesomeness is the most straightforward – just start. "I

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Parasoft Opens Up Tools To Open Source Developers

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Parasoft did not say how it will vet which open source projects can use it tools, only directing developers to email the company for more information saying those projects must be "active and vital" open source projects "recognized within the global Open Source community". parasoft open source software development tools developer automation testing

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TigerText Rolls Out Scheduling Automation Tools

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Santa Monica-based healthcare communications software developer TigerText has announced a new set of scheduling automation tools, the company said on Thursday. According to TigerText, it has added "role-based" scheduling automation tools, which automatically populates the assignment of roles for users in the messaging app. tigertext scheduling automation software tools messaging

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J2 Global Opens Up Access To Healthcare Tool

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J2 Global said the tool enables healthcare providers to access patient records needed for treatment through Carequality. Los Angeles-based J2 Global --which operates a very wide range of Internet information services and publications--says it is now providing free access to healthcare providers for its Consensus healthcare interoperability platform. The Consensus business is one of a number of businesses owned by J2 Global.

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Snap Pitches Spectacles As Filmmaking Tool

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Santa Monica-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , is still on a quest to make its fancy (and expensive) 3D image capturing Spectacles sunglasses a hit, and is now pitching the $380 Spectacles 3 as a film-making tool. According to Snap, it has funded and is now promoting a short film, "Duck Duck", which was made "to explore storytelling in 3D". Snap--which is streaming the short film on its Spectacles website, was created with its Spectacles 3 and its dual-HD cameras.

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Velocify Rolls Out New Sales Prospecting Tool

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Los Angeles-based Velocify , the developer of leads management and sales software, has rolled out a new tool call SalesCaddy. According to Velocify, the new tool uses social and professional networks to help its users discover and convert potential buyers. Velocify said the tool includes two features--implemented as browser plugins--SocialCaddy and MailCaddy. Pricing on the new tools was not announced. software management leads tool prospecting sales velocify

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Housecall Pro Adds New Finance Tools

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San Diego-based Housecall Pro , the startup which provides a number of different software products for home services contractors, announced on Friday that it has launched a new set of finance tools for its customers. According to Housecall Pro, its new My Money suite will help its users accept credit card payments, deposit card payments directly into their bank accounts, store credit card information, and more.

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DogVacay Updates Host iPhone Tools

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Los Angeles-based DogVacay , the online marketplace for connecting dog owners with dog sitters, has updated the tools its provides to its hosts to help manage their dog sitting appointments. dogvacay host iphone tools marketplace sitting market According to DogVacay, its app now allows its hosts to view all of their past, current, and upcoming reservations; view and send messages; send photo updates to clients; update their calendar; and much more.

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Fliptu Gets $1.2M For Social Aggregation Tools

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Los Angeles-based Fliptu , the developer of social aggregation tools for music and entertainment brands, has raised $1.2M tool aggregation social gocke jeremy startup funding seed capital venture fliptu in a seed funding round, the company said Friday. The startup--led by Jeremy Gocke--said the funding came from Scout Ventures, Rick Dalzell (former Amazon CIO), Rich Heise (early Groupon investor), Hivers & Strivers, Kelly Perdew, and other angels.

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Miramar Backs SwiftTest For IT Testing Tools

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SwiftTest is based in Silicon Valley, in Santa Clara, and develops IT testing and quality assurance (SQA) tools, using software to simulate storage, networking, and applications for testing IT infrastructure.