Silicon Beach Report July 24: March Capital Partners Raises $12 Million

March Capital raises $12M for Xage; Snap syndicates Complex content; Meg Whitman dives into e-sports

Meg Whitman Invests in Immortals; Joins Board

Westwood-based Immortals, an e-sports competition league with worldwide reach, announced today an investment from Meg Whitman, who also joined the company’s board of directors.

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Silicon Beach Report July 23: Snapchat Shutters SnapCash

Snapchat shutters SnapCash; Overwatch gets Nerf prototype; another SpaceX satellite launches

Silicon Beach Report July 20: Wemo Links with Apple Homekit

Wemo links its smart plug with Apple’s Homekit; Esko-Graphics buys Blue Software; Bird accepts low-income riders

Blue Software Acquired By Esko

Packaging design software company Esko-Graphics Inc., a subsidiary of the Danaher Corp. has bought Blue Software, an artwork management software firm, from Westwood-based Diversis Capital.

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Silicon Beach Report July 18: L.A. Hyperloop Outfit Wins China Contract

Hyperloop Transportation wins China contract, StartEngine accepting bitcoin; HyreCar partners with dealerships

HyreCar, DriveItAway Bring Car Sharing to Dealerships

Downtown-based car-sharing platform HyreCar Inc. announced July 17 that it will partner with Inc., a used vehicle auction platform based in Cambridge, Mass. The collaboration is designed to allow independent car dealerships in 34 states and Washington, D.C. to list their vehicles on the HyreCar platform.

Silicon Beach Report July 18: AdQuick Raises $2.1 Million

AdQuick raises $2.1 million; meal delivery service Chef’d abruptly shutters; SpaceX gears up for new launch

Silicon Beach Report July 17: MTech Capital Announces $75 Million Fund

MTech Capital’s new $75M fund for “InsureTech;” smart key maker Openpath raises $20M; Pelican Products has an new consumer marketing team leader

Silicon Beach Report July 16: Netflix Shares Plummet

Netflix subscribers up, stock prices down; Google gets is cloud online in L.A.; Musk tweet could bring libel charge

Silicon Beach Report July 13: Spotify Moves to L.A.

Spotify moves to L.A., Cylance offers commercial antivirus; Dollar Shave Club leaving traditional ads

Silicon Beach Report July 12: Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures’ New Funding Round

Ashton Kutcher’s VC opens $150 million funding round; Cleantech and Clean Energy kick off climate-change challenge; $9.75 million for UCLA rechargeable research

UCLA Granted $9.75 Million for Battery Research

University of California–Los Angeles has received a $9.75 million grant from the United States Department of Energy of to advance research in rechargeable batteries.

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Silicon Beach Report July 11: Overwatch League Finals to Air on ESPN, ABC

Musk takes on Flint water crisis, the Overwatch League’s grand finals will be televised, Jam City is taking Harry Potter to Asia

Silicon Beach Report July 10: Bird Scooters Banned in Milwaukee

Netflix spending billions on programming, Surf Airlines launches weekend getaways, Bird sued in Milwaukee