Company also adds $75M to Series D
Electric scooter operator Bird Rides Inc. acquired Circ, an electric scooter company headquartered in Berlin, in a bid to expand the Santa Monica-based company’s European operations.
‘Call of Duty’ league lands PlayStation, Mountain Dew
Santa Monica-based game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. signed several high-profile sponsors for its new “Call of Duty” League, two weeks after launching the professional esports competition.
Venture firm leads seed round for crypto data startup
Venture capital and private equity investment firm Draper Goren Holm has made its first investment since a major management move in December, leading a seed round for Costa Mesa-based LunarCrush Inc.
Canada’s top transit operator starts deal with EV maker
BYD Motors Inc., the downtown-based electric bus manufacturer, delivered two vehicles to the Toronto Transit Commission, Canada’s largest transit operator, as the first part of a 10-bus order.
Adam Bierman will step down in February from the cannabis company he helped establish in 2010.
Caltech won a $1.1 billion verdict against Apple and Broadcom for allegedly infringing on the Pasadena university's wireless technology patents.
EV maker BYD Motors will construct a 50,000-square-foot facility in Rancho Dominguez to house its electric forklifts.
Multimedia analysis firm and TV Time parent company Whip Networks Inc. raised a $50 million Series D.
Auto information and car appraisal service Edmunds.com Inc. will lay off 130 employees, effective in March.
GLG Gaming Inc. raised a $5 million seed round for ProGuides, its instructional video platform for gamers.
WSP Global reportedly in talks for a deal
Century City-based engineering giant AECOM reportedly has been in possible buyout talks with Montreal-based engineering services firm WSP Global Inc.
Lissack confident in retailer’s future, technology
Just over a year into his tenure at the cannabis retailer, Lissack has become a linchpin at the company, overseeing multiple areas of the business.
Tech: The flurry of M&A activity figures to continue
L.A. tech companies experienced a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in late 2019, and that momentum is expected to continue in the coming months.
Social media company TikTok has opened an office in Silicon Beach.
Scopely Inc. acquired Playa Vista-based game developer FoxNext Games from the Walt Disney Co.