A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches.

Helpr: Santa Monica babysitter on-demand app Helpr has launched. Babysitters in Helpr’s network are interviewed, background checked and trained in CPR. The company also works with corporations to facilitate childcare for their employees.

Voter: Santa Monica voter-to-candidate matching app Voter launched. The app uses a Tinder-like swipe interface to help voters match with 2016 Presidential candidates using objective points such as voting records and speech tickers.

Totum Wealth: Beverly Hills company Totum Wealth has launched a wealth analysis tool. The software helps financial advisors analyze client wealth and financial goals and then makes investment recommendations.

RadPad: Venice’s online apartment listing service Radpad signed a deal with MasterCard to reduce the transaction fee its customers pay when they use RadPad to pay rent. MasterCard holders will now pay a 1.99 percent transaction fee opposed to the typical 3.49 percent fee. RadPad also announced it had processed $40 million in debit card and credit card payments last year.

USC: The university’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Viterbi School of Engineering have launched a new joint degree. The Master of Communication Informatics degree will teach students skills related to data analytics, virtual reality, augmented reality, crowdsourcing and social media.

Gobble: Palo Alto dinner kit delivery service Gobble launched in Los Angeles. The company sends subscribers packaged ingredients and instructions to make meals in under 10 minutes.

Technology reporter Garrett Reim can be reached at greim@labusinessjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @garrettreim for the latest in L.A. tech news.

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