LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

Largest Private Companies

Special Report

Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2018

Tracking the top-revenue performers from rising stars to seasoned industry leaders.

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The High Cost of California’s ‘New Normal’

Commentary

Damage from the 2017 California wildfire season had an estimated price tag of nearly $180 billion.

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Guns, Responsibility and Liability

It’s not about who held the gun and why he used it the way he did.

Storied Sweets

Lee Zeidman • Staples Center

Sweet tooth

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The Chicago School Moves L.A. Campus to Aon

Psych program takes two floors for 10-year lease valued at $15.7 million

Chicago School moves to Aon Center.

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Snack Attack: SnackNation Uses Data-Driven Approach to Promote Growth

Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2018

SnackNation’s data drive

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Blazing Trail: Fast-Casual Restaurant Chain Blaze Pizza Continues Quick Rise

Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2018

Blaze Pizza reigns with King James

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Construction Rises: Local Firms Show Big Growth During Region’s Building Boom

Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2018

No glass ceiling for Giroux

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Hankey Riding High: Billionaire Founder of Westlake Financial Sees Record Revenues

Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2018

Westlake Financial’s success

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Healthy Growth: Nurse Shortage Boosts Medical Staffing Agencies

Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2018

Growth for L.A. medical staffers

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Clippers Extend Agua Caliente Casino Deal

Partnership includes naming rights to G League affiliate, in-stadium signage, concerts

Casino retains naming rights to Clippers’ affiliate.

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China-Backed Biotech Incubator Names CEO

CrossLinkBio adds Chen, gets $350k to help build trans-Pacific tech pipeline

CrossLinkBio names CEO.

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RingDNA Raises $30 Million Venture Round

Investors include Kobe Bryant fund and Palisades Growth Capital

Kobe Bryant’s investment fund helps make RingDNA’s venture round a slam dunk.

ServiceTitan Adds Software Unit to Firm

Glendale home-services software platform deploys some of $161M funding haul

ServiceTitan buys JaRay Software.

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SBA Going MIA

Improved economy necessitates fewer government-backed small-business loans

SBA loans drop in L.A.

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Related Closes $630M Loan for Grand Project

AECOM serving as construction manager

Downtown development gets funding windfall.

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Hyperloop One Taps Transit Vet

TRANSPORTATION: UAE port exec also selected as board chairman

Virgin Hyperloop One brings on former NYC transit head as new chief executive.

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ZipRecruiter Turns to Silicon Valley Talent

TECHNOLOGY: Execs from Facebook, LinkedIn

ZipRecruiter looks to Silicon Valley to fill leadership posts.

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The Fast and The Furious

Some 300 members of the Los Angeles business community gathered last Wednesday in a converted bank vault

ASU Furthers LA Expansion

EDUCATION: University plans business partnerships

Arizona State University expanding in L.A.

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Disney Readies For Sports Sale

MEDIA: Regional networks must go as part of Fox deal

Disney to sell off Fox’s regional cable sports networks.

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Tender Greens’ Expansion a Go

RETAIL: Chain looks to double footprint by 2020

Tender Greens could face growing pains.

Freezer Burn: Halo Top Creamery No. 1 Fastest Growing for Second Straight Year

Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2018

Halo Top Creamery tops fastest growing companies list for second straight year.

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Top-Read Stories of the Week

Top-Read Stories of the Week

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WndrCo Investments Range Wide

MEDIA: Katzenberg’s short- format video play digs in

What does a restaurant-recommendation service, a long-form audio streamer located in the United Kingdom and a virtual private-network app have in common?

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New Business Models Needed for Nonprofits

Commentary

We generally associate words such as “sustainability” and “scale” with the entrepreneurs who power our region’s robust startup and fast-growth companies.

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