Torrance company contracted by Homeland Security; Quest International expands in Europe; Scratchpay gets $6.4M in series A funding
BioSolar Inc. has signed a joint development agreement with a Spanish subsidiary of Ferroglobe PLC to develop and market silicon anode materials for use in lithium ion batteries.
Eagle Rock’s Scratch Financial Inc., doing business as Scratchpay, announced June 19 that it received $6.4 million in series A funding. Underwriting for this round of funding was provided by Companion Fund, a $100 million pet-centered venture capital fund, as well as Struck Capital, TTV Capital and SWS Venture Capital.
$22 million raised by Pasadena Robotics Co.; MindSpark acquired by Auticon; Sure Inc. expands to rideshare insurance
Silicon Beach Report June 15: Catasys Receives Debt Bailout, Activision Blizzard Hires Former Twitter Exec, Cargo Systems Launches in L.A.
Binns exits Twitter, Catasys lands $10 million, Cargo lands in L.A.
Cargo Services Inc., a mobile marketplace headquartered in New York City, announced June 14 that it is expanding to Los Angeles. The company, which allows Uber and Lyft drivers to receive complimentary boxes stocked with retail items, has already bought a warehouse in Ontario, Calif.
Influential secures $12 million in series B funding; Snap Inc. releases API Snap Kit; ZipRecruiter expands in Santa Monica
An award-winning German firm that employs professionals with autism across Europe is acquiring Santa Monica–based MindSpark Inc. to mark its entry into the U.S. market.
Elon Musk’s Boring Company was selected by the city of Chicago on June 14 to provide an express tunnel service between downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport, a milestone for the company that comes amid uncertain progress on its Los Angeles demonstration tunnel.
After delay, Ring plans to ship DIY security system by July 4; TenantBase pulls in $10.7 million funding round; Revolve contemplates whether to pull trigger on IPO
Bird Scooters seeks $2 billion valuation; cannabis lifestyle media company raises $8 million series A; Phyn adds Devesa to executive team.
Los Angeles Football Club Testing Biometric Ticketing; Snap Inc. Allows App Users to Delete Messages; Boring Co. Flamethrowers Hit the Streets
Fans looking to enter Banc of California Stadium may soon be able to scan their fingerprint instead of presenting a physical or digital ticket.
CapLinked Partners with Civic Technologies on Digital Security Venture; Bad Robot Partners with Tencent on Gaming Venture; Venice Marketing Startup Signs Up 3,000 Influencers
HyreCar Inc., a peer-to-peer car sharing company based in Los Angeles, filed June 8 an amended prospectus for an initial public offering that could raise as much as $14.5 million for the company. The company did not set a date for the offering, but said it will list on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol HYRE.