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SpaceX Fuels Industry’s Rebirth

AEROSPACE: Company’s alumni launch local ventures

Alumni of SpaceX are leading a renaissance in aerospace.

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100 Thieves Raises $35M

TECH: Series B will go toward growth, new headquarters

100 Thieves raises $35 million to fuel expansion and a new headquarters.

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Snap Poised for Continued Growth

Snap Inc. will report second quarter 2019 earnings July 23, and analysts and shareholders expect the company’s finances to continue improving.

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Silicon Beach Report July 18: There’s a New Podcast Studio in Town

KPCC creates podcast venture; Hulu to carry NASA programs; Netflix pushes mobile in India

Silicon Beach Report July 17: Fifth Wall Raises $500 Million Fund to Invest in Real Estate Technology

Netflix subscriptions drop; Techstars begins new LA class; Fifth Wall completes huge fund raise

Fifth Wall Raises $500 Million Fund to Invest in Tech for Real Estate Industry

Venice-based Fifth Wall Ventures has raised more than a half-billion dollars for a new fund, among the largest raised in Los Angeles.

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Silicon Beach Report July 16: 100 Thieves Raises $35 Million

Casetabs nabs $3 million; 100 Thieves plans new L.A. headquarters; Mahmee finds new funding

100 Thieves Raises $35 Million, Plans New Headquarters

Esports company and team manager 100 Thieves raised $35 million in a Series B round to fuel its expansion and the development of a new Los Angeles headquarters.

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Silicon Beach Report July 15: FX Plus Shut Down by Disney

FX Plus to stop service; J2 Global acquires more subsidiaries; SpaceX, NASA discover cause of rocket launch failure

Silicon Beach Report July 12: Behind the Scenes at Backstage Capital

Atom Tickets, Goldstar expand local business; Hulu to distribute Tastemade content; Backstage Capital targets the "underestimated"

Silicon Beach Report July 11: Bird Seeks More Cash as Revenue Falls

LauncherOne test successful; Lions Gate links with TF1; Bird raising additional $300 million

Silicon Beach Report July 10: Snap's Yellow Accelerator Welcomes New Startups

Yellow accelerator welcomes new startups; Tinder targets Asia expansion; LauncherOne schedules drop test

Silicon Beach Report July 9: LA County Health Services Hacked

WarnerMedia launches HBO Max; Netflix offering more Chinese content; LADHS victim of data breach

MomentFeed Chooses New Chief Executive

Santa Monica-based customer management software developer MomentFeed Inc. appointed Nick Hedges as its new chief executive July 9.

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NASA Awards SpaceX $50 Million Launch Contract

NASA awarded Hawthorne-based SpaceX a $50.3 million contract to launch three space telescopes in 2021.

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