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Wilshire Axon Sports Scores $2 Million

Wilshire Axon Sports has raised $2 million in Series A funding to help expand it sales and marketing efforts and further develop its mobile ad platform.

DocMagic Signs Off on Purchase of eSignSystems

DocMagic Inc., a loan document solutions provider, has acquired eSignSystems for $1.2 million in an all-cash deal.

Taggler Tags on Angel Investment

Half of USC incubator Startup Garage's first graduating class has announced additional funding.

Disney Accelerator Graduates Reveal Scaled Growth

The first graduating class of Walt Disney Co.’s Disney Accelerator presented on Tuesday, revealing the results of their scaled growth as well as announcing new partnerships and financing. Each of the 10 startups is now working with Disney.

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CardBlanc Launches Social Shopping App

CardBlanc, a social e-commerce app, has launched a mobile payment platform that lets users shop curated listings from hundreds of retailers.

Williams Data Management Acquires Files On Call

Williams Data Management, which helps small- and medium-sized businesses protect their data assets, has acquired Pasadena information storage firm Files On Call.

Legendary Entertainment Acquires Amy Poehler Site

Legendary Entertainment has purchased Smart Girls at the Party, a site founded by comedian Amy Poehler.

When to Rebrand? Start With $2.9 Million Investment

Speakr, the social influencer marketing company formerly known as twtMob, has raised $2.9 million in seed funding to expand its marketing platform and tech team.

Disney Aims to Draw Startup Stars

Technology: Accelerator offers early look at promising products.

Technology: Disney’s accelerator program offers startups a shot at a Hollywood ending.

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New Focus

Internet: Ora TV looks to expand online network with shows built around Larry King and other celebrities.

Internet: Ora TV aims to expand its online network with stable of celebrity-anchored shows.

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Marketer Hopes to Make Points With E-Sports Fans

Video Games: Demand for live events directs new business to NCompass.

Video Games: NCompass International works to help live e-sport competitions score a higher profile.

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Q&A with 'Shark Tank' Entrepreneur

Ben Kusin was anxious about an important meeting so he took a smoke break to calm his nerves. It was from that one innocuous moment that Kusin started to conceive what would eventually become Reviver, a producer of odor eliminating dry swipes.

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L.A. Launch List: Oct. 10

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches. On this week's launch list: Book of Life: Sugar Smash, Raw Science and more.

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Obama Offered L.A. Startup Job Post-Presidency

As his time in the White House enters its closing chapter, Obama already has a job offer waiting for him: to work for Ariel Jalali at his Santa Monica startup Sensay, a help app which aims to monetize people’s advice.

Snapchat CEO Says Ads on Their Way

Snapchat will be ad-free no more.