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The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches. On this week's Launch List: 3BlackDot, textPlus, Thrive Market and more.
MiTú, the Latino-oriented multichannel network based in Culver City, is adapting two of its online series for television through a partnership with Spanish-language TV channel Discovery Familia.
3BlackDot, an influencer-driven entertainment production company, has launched a multichannel network called Jetpak to try and put content creators’ ad money back in their pockets.
Fresh off a nine-figure exit, StyleHaul is already buckling down on e-commerce.
FloQast, a software platform designed to help accountants close their books, has raised $1.3 million.
USC has officially opened a Blackstone LaunchPad on its campus to help would-be student entrepreneurs hone their skills before starting their own businesses.
Aggregage, an online publisher of business-to-business sites, has raised $1 million in a convertible note round.
Venice social video app Viddy was once celebrated as the “Instagram for video,” a Facebook-friendly application valued at $370 million after a $30 million funding round in 2012.
Ease Entertainment Services, a Beverly Hills payroll and software services firm, has received an investment from Santa Monica’s Bison Capital Partners.
Audyssey, an audio technology research developer, has received an investment from Intel Capital to help improve the audio performance of its desktop computers, laptops and tablet PCs.
Tinder founder Sean Rad will step down from his role as chief executive, according to Forbes.
StyleHaul, the multichannel network for fashion and beauty enthusiasts, has been acquired by existing investor RTL Group for $107 million, valuing the Hollywood MCN at $151 million.
Internet advertising company Social Reality has announced $25 million in committed financing, a portion of which went toward acquiring New York digital ad firm Steel Media.
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