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Silicon Beach Report May 25: Electric Bus Maker Proterra Raises $100M

Proterra raises $100 million for electric buses; new european data privacy regs wreak havoc on U.S. sites; L.A. biotech lab to close

Silicon Beach Report May 24: Justice Department Launches Cryptocurrency Probe

Justice Department investigates cryptocurrency and price manipulation; PeerStreet passes $1 billion mark in real estate loans; UCLA Magnify looks for tech and life science startups.

Silicon Beach Report May 23: Reliam Makes Second Acquisition in Last Month

Reliam Adds G2 Tech Group, Plans Rebrand; Tinder Developing More Specific Location Feature; FreedomPop Launches New Cellphone Service

Reliam Acquires G2 Tech, Plans Rebrand

South Bay-based cloud computing service provider Reliam announced May 23 the acquisition of Boston-based G2 Tech Group for an undisclosed sum.

Openpath Launches with $7 Million Raise

Culver City-based office security tech firm Openpath launched May 22, helped by a $7 million funding round and helped by local funds.

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Silicon Beach Report May 22: Openpath Launches with $7 Million Raise

Upfront, Pritzker Among Openpath Backers; SpaceX Launch (Mostly) a Success; and Santa Monica’s Halogen Part of TheSkimm’s $12 Million Raise

Silicon Beach Report May 21: SpaceX Readies for Dual Payload Launch

SpaceX Readies Next Falcon 9 Launch; More Competition for Bird; Core Innovation Backs $8 Million Crypto Raise.

Silicon Beach Report May 18: Musk Goes Deep on Boring Co. Plans

Elon Musk revealed more details about his Boring Co. project; mobile game developer Gamelynx announced a $1.2 million raise to create a competitive e-sports game; venture capital firm Upfront Ventures continued to back Irvine-based Cloudvirga.

Silicon Beach Report May 17: Hulu Inks Deal with Vice

Hulu inks deal with Vice; CUJO AI lands Series B; Los Angeles to receive Verizon 5G before 2019.

Silicon Beach Report May 16: Quarterback Gets $2.5 Million to Boost E-Sports Efforts

Quarterback gets $2.5 million to boost e-sports efforts; European Court rules against Netflix; Block 5 returns unscathed.

Silicon Beach Report May 15: Atom Tickets Inks Deal with Landmark Theatres

Atom Tickets inks deal with Landmark Theatres; Ride Share companies waive arbitration for sexual misconduct cases; Tinder gets settlement from Tantan.

Silicon Beach Report May 14: U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Sports Betting

U.S. Supreme Court legalizes sports betting; Snap Inc. officially tweaks App; Facebook suspends 200 Apps.

Silicon Beach Report May 11: SpaceX Launches Block 5 on Second Try

SpaceX launches Block 5 after aborting Thursday; Millenials have strong feelings over Snapchat redesign; Overwatch Finals moved to Brooklyn.

Silicon Beach Report: Uber to Test Air Taxis in Los Angeles

Uber to test air taxis in Los Angeles; Snapchat hosts Creators Summit; Arrowroot pours $38 million into ClickFox.

Silicon Beach Report May 9: Ring Launches Neighbors App

Ring launches Neighbors app; SpaceX Block 5 strives for reusability, Cornerstone OnDemand adds to board.