Breath Direct Hopes to Ease the Load for Hospitals With Low-Cost Ventilators

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in March, Darren Saravis, who runs medical device manufacturing company Nectar Inc. in Long Beach, was stunned to hear about the shortage of ventilators and the exorbitant prices hospitals had to pay for them.

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C3 Finds Success With Unique Approach to Ghost Kitchens

For Sam Nazarian, founder and chief executive of SBEEG Holdings Licensing, it wasn’t enough to just embrace ghost kitchens

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Video Platform CourtCall Hits New Highs During the Pandemic

Like many good business ideas, the concept for CourtCall materialized while one of the company’s future founders, Mark Wapnick, was grappling with a problem — in this case, L.A.’s infamous traffic.

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Brace Software Brings a Fresh Approach to Mortgage Servicing

Brace Software Inc. could not have been better positioned for Covid-19.

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LA Mediators Applaud the Results From Videoconferencing

Susan Guthrie had a dilemma. The native Angeleno had just moved back to Los Angeles from Connecticut for her husband’s new job.

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2020 Innovators Special Report

Navigating the Pandemic

These companies have figured out how to adapt or have found themselves uniquely positioned to survive and even thrive despite the disruption of Covid-19.

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GeBBS Healthcare Solutions Benefits From Growing Demand for Back-Office Billing Work

Medical procedure coding and insurance billing is among the most tedious and least glamorous work in all of health care, yet for Culver City-based GeBBS Healthcare Solutions Inc., these mundane tasks have been the ticket for explosive growth.

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Scratchpay Brings Fintech to Pet Care

Scratch Financial Inc., better known as Scratchpay, has had breakout success in a remarkably niche business.

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Sunstone Management Wins by Investing in Opportunity Zones

Long Beach-based Sunstone Management Inc. has made big strides focusing on small businesses, lower middle markets and, lately, opportunity zones.

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Adtech Company AudienceX Leans Into Diverse Clients, Proprietary Software

AudienceX is back on the growth trajectory.

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LA's Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2020

The Business Journal’s annual look at L.A.’s 100 fastest growing private companies showcases businesses that are disrupting the status quo and generating big returns in the process.

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Covid Causing Sales Slowdown for Office Market

Covid-19 has taken its toll on the market for office sales this year.

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ACCO Engineered Systems Is the Secret Weapon Inside LA’s Most High-Profile Projects

It’s one of the largest private companies few have ever heard of.

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Levine Leichtman’s Unique Approach to Private Equity Rewards Businesses and Investors

In many ways, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is the quintessential Los Angeles private equity shop.

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Largest Private Companies: Key Facts and Figures

See a breakdown of L.A.'s largest private companies, by the numbers