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Otter Media’s deal for a controlling stake in Culver City MCN Fullscreen could set the stage for a showdown with competitor Walt Disney Co.-owned Maker Studios.
Shopzilla Inc., which helps online shoppers compare prices through its shopping sites, has rebranded as Connexity as it moves from helping consumers find great deals to providing tech marketing solutions for retailers and brands.
CurbStand, maker of an app that lets drivers prepay for valet services, has secured $3 million to expand its executive staff and further develop its offering.
Direct Lending Investments has said it will provide $73 million in small business loans through Realty Mogul’s peer-to-peer lending platform, which pools money from investors to crowdfund large real estate projects.
Internet: Fullscreen live show reels in marketers, screaming teens.
Fullscreen mounts a live production to help its YouTube stars show their stuff to marketers and fans.
SURVEY: Almost one-third of city’s tech companies self-identify as B2B.
Andy Wilson, co-chairman of Innovate Pasadena, has for a while had a hunch that his city was home to a number of tech companies focused on the enterprise market.
Makemoji, whose mobile app helps users create their own emoji characters, has raised $1 million in seed funding.
The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches.
Shuttlerock, a New Zealand visual marketing software company, has opened its U.S. headquarters in Silver Lake after raising a $2.4 million in a Series A round.
Docupace Technologies, an electronic document processing platform provider, has secured its first raise.
Kin, which offers women’s lifestyle video content, has closed a $12 million Series C round, bringing its total funding to date to $27 million.
You can expect a bit more fame for FameBit co-founder Agnes Kozera, whose Santa Monica marketing startup has launched as one of the first companies in the 500 Women syndicate.
Metacloud, a cloud service company in Pasadena, is to be acquired by networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. of San Jose.
Spark Networks Inc., the company behind special-interest matchmaking sites such as ChristianMingle.com and JDate.com, has seen more of its customers fall for competing dating services.
Workpop, a job board site with a career development focus, has launched after securing $7.9 million in funding.