Silicon Beach Report June 8: CapLinked Joins with Civic Technologies

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 Set for $14.5 Million IPO

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.

Silicon Beach Report June 7: Snap Eyes Ticket Sales with New Feature

Snap rolls out ticket-purchase option, Insomniac launching VR collab with Oculus, Honest Company lands $200M investment.

Silicon Beach Report June 6: Meditation Co. Headspace Aims for Health Care

Headspace Seeks Prescription Status; Rocket Lab Plans Upcoming Launch; Sonos Drops New Speaker.

Silicon Beach Report June 5: ICO Watchdog Looks to Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Fraud

East Coast accelerator brings program to Los Angeles; cryptocurrency company aims to reduce ICO fraud; Elon Musk’s tunnels approved in Hawthorne

Coinstar to Feature Provision Holographs at Kiosks

A holographic advertising display, powered by Chatsworth-based Provision Interactive Technologies Inc., will be available on Coinstar LLC’s coin-counting kiosks in most Giant Eagle supermarkets, Coinstar announced Tuesday.

Silicon Beach Report June 4: PlayVS Raises $15 Million Series A

E-sports Company Raises $15M on High School Gaming League Prospect; Jay Goss Details Strategy for New Health Care Fund; AeroVironment Divests Energy Unit for $35 Million

Garcetti Taps Michel Moore as Next LAPD Chief

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on June 4 named First Assistant Chief Michel Moore as the next chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, succeeding Charlie Beck, who is set to retire June 27.

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Silicon Beach Report June 1: Live TV Growth Spurs Hulu Reorganization

Hulu Shakeup Includes Three Departures, Two Hires; Commercial Payload on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Could Come by Year’s End; Cache Creek Industries Acquires Mountain Secure

Silicon Beach Report May 31: Emagispace Raises $5+M, WME’s AI Deal, Pew’s Social Media Breakdown

Emagispace raises $5 million, WME strikes deal with AI-driven data platform, social media ranked by demographic

Silicon Beach Report May 30: Internet Trends Report Highlights Code Conference

Internet Trends Report Highlights Code Conference; Half of Hulu Subscribers Pay for Ad-Free Streaming; SnackNation Raises $12 Million

LinQuest Acquired by Madison Dearborn, CoVant Management

LinQuest Corp., a Ladera Heights-based space technology solutions provider, has been purchased for an undisclosed amount by private equity firms Madison Dearborn Partners of Chicago and CoVant Management of McLean, Va.

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Silicon Beach Report May 29: Is Bird the First Scooter Unicorn?

Sequoia said to Value Scooter Outfit Bird at $1 Billion as Part of $150 Million Raise; Snap Facing Diversity, Morale Challenges; Surkus Raises $10 Million

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.