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W Tenth Raises $1.5 Million To Promote Women-Owned Businesses

East Hollywood-based startup W Tenth Co has raised $1.5 million to further develop an app to promote businesses owned by women.

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Boingo Wireless Acquired for $854 Million

Internet provider Boingo Wireless Inc. is set to be acquired by an affiliate of investment firm Digital Colony Management in a deal valued at $854 million.

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Dispo Gets $20 Million for Trendy Photo App

Dispo Inc., the company behind one of the hottest apps of the new year, has reportedly raised $20 million in new funding at a hefty $200 million valuation.

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Emotive Raises $50 Million for Text Messaging Campaigns

Sawtelle-based text messaging software platform 317 Labs Inc., which does business as Emotive, has raised $50 million in series B funding.

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2021 Environmental Business Special Report

Local private and public sector visionaries plan to answer the call for creating a broad and reliable EV infrastructure.

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Relativity Plans Larger, Reusable Rocket

Long Beach-based rocket manufacturer Relativity Space Inc. will begin development on a fully reusable launch vehicle.

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Archer Aviation Plans Electric Air Taxis in LA by 2024

Bay Area company Archer Aviation is developing electric aircraft for L.A.'s Urban Air Mobility Partnership.

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Farm Tech Startup Future Acres Launches

Future Acres, Inc., a Santa Monica-based food technology company, launched on Feb. 23 with the goal of raising $3 million in a seed funding round.

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NXCR Raises $30 Million for Vehicle Subscription Service

Scott Painter, founder and chief executive of NXCR, said the company had raised $30 million in seed funding for its vehicle subscription platform.

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Snap Drives Growth of LA’s AR Industry

Visual artist Clay Weishaar said he was incredulous when someone from Snap Inc. contacted him in 2018 to let him know one of his lenses was trending.

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Metropolis Raises $41 Million to Automate Parking Garages

Alex Israel, co-founder and chief executive of Venice-based startup Metropolis Technologies Inc., said it’s time for a shakeup in Los Angeles’ parking industry.

Software Developer Nobl9 Raises $21 Million, Releases Signature Product

It’s not every day that a startup attracts more than $20 million from investors without having released a product.

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Dr. Squatch Cleans Up With Super Bowl Ad

Familiar beer brands and automakers weren’t the only ones competing for the attention of Americans during commercial breaks in Super Bowl LV.

Mahmee’s Digital App Connects New Moms and Physicians

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

MCH Ventures Inc., doing business as Mahmee, is a family-run business in the business of supporting families.

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Mobile Gaming Developer Artie Raises $10 Million

Silverlake-based Artie, which creates technology that allows for app-free game development, raised a $10 million seed round.

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