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EV infrastructure company Electrify America will invest $200 million into charging stations and zero-emission vehicle education campaigns in California.
ReCharge Inc., the developer of a subscription payments platform for ecommerce companies, has raised a whopping $277 million in a funding round.
It took five tries, but SpaceX successfully completed a high-altitude test flight of its Starship spacecraft.
Activision Blizzard's share price shot up 4% in after-hours trading as the company reported $2.28 billion in first-quarter revenue.
Miso Robotics Inc. will make the software behind its kitchen automation technology available to foodservice businesses as a standalone product.
Four astronauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX-designed capsule on May 2.
Santa Monica-based Guesty Inc. is gearing up for “hypergrowth” of its business developing software for vacation rental hosts.
SpaceX launched its third crewed mission on April 23, sending four astronauts to the International Space Station.
Digital influencers can generate audience sizes worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster — but could they actually make hit film of their own?
Here’s a look at companies around Los Angeles bringing a tech-based approach to the real estate industry.
Snap Inc. recorded positive free cash flow in the first quarter of 2021, the first time the company has done so since going public in 2017.
USC officials will break ground May 6 on a new building that could become a key center for technological advancement in Los Angeles.
TikTok named Shouzi Chew, chief financial officer at parent company ByteDance Ltd., as CEO for the social media company.
SpaceX launched its third crewed mission April 23, sending four astronauts to the International Space Station.
Venice-based startup Universal Hydrogen Co. has raised $20.5 million for its hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Pragma Platform Inc., the developer of a software engine for video game designers, has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round.
Santa Monica-based Bespoke Financial Inc., has raised $8 million to expand its financial offerings for businesses in the cannabis industry.
Santa Monica-based advertising technology company GumGum Inc. announced a new $75 million investment April 13 from the growth equity division of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Triller Network, the owner of the Triller social media app and several streaming businesses, announced April 14 that it had acquired live event and pay-per-view platform Fite.
Over the last year, the need for software tools to aid teams of remote employees has become obvious for most businesses.
Vana Technologies Inc. founder and Chief Executive Sheldon Owen saw that companies selling cannabis products would need technological tools to advertise in compliance with regulations.
Later this year, Long Beach-based rocket manufacturer Rocket Lab USA Inc. will attempt its first mission to the moon.
The next astronauts to land on the Moon will likely do so in a spacecraft designed by SpaceX.
Health and fitness technology company Theragun Inc., doing business as Therabody, has acquired PowerDot Inc. for $34 million.
The Hawthorne-based company has pulled in well over $3 billion of investment since the start of 2020.
Pasadena-based data analytics software company Virtualitics Inc. has raised $18 million in a Series B funding round led by North Sound Ventures.
Tagger Media, the Santa Monica-based developer of a software platform for influencer-based marketing campaigns, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding.
AmazeVR Inc., a West Hollywood-based startup that uses VR to create live music experiences, has raised $9.5 million.
Space Force officials announced April 8 that Los Angeles will be a key base of operations for the recently established branch of the U.S. armed forces.
Most Los Angeles residents are well-acquainted with local teams like the Dodgers, Lakers and Rams — as well as the massive venues where they play their home games.
Community.com Inc., a messaging platform that enables celebrities and brands to communicate directly with fans, has received a $40 million investment.
Security and health care systems manufacturer OSI Systems Inc. announced a pair of new contracts this week worth a combined $10 million.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched another 60 Starlink satellites on April 7, completing its 10th mission of 2021.
Burbank-based payroll company Cast & Crew announced April 7 that it has acquired LeBog Software, the developer of an expense management system called Digital Purchase Order.
Rocket manufacturing startup ABL Space Systems Co. has secured Lockheed Martin Corp. for up to 26 launches through 2025.
Santa Monica-based internet services company Leaf Group is set to be acquired by media conglomerate Graham Holdings in a deal valued at $323 million.
Massimo Noja De Marco has been in the food service and hospitality industry for decades, with stints at Wolfgang Puck Catering, SBE Entertainment Group and Wurstkuche Restaurants.
Each time a user makes a purchase with the company’s new credit card, Aspiration will work with reforestation organizations around the world to plant a tree on the customer’s behalf.
Hyperloop Technologies Inc., doing business as Virgin Hyperloop, is testing a prototype of a transportation system that could carry passengers through nearly airless tunnels at speeds reaching 700 mph.
For large companies with hundreds — or even thousands — of employees, managing human resources functions and communicating with workers can be a challenge.
Glendale-based ServiceTitan Inc. is quickly becoming one of the most valuable startups in the Los Angeles area.
SpaceX's fourth high-altitude test of its Starship spacecraft ended in another massive explosion.
Insurance technology company Counterpart Inc. announced March 23 that it had raised $10 million in funding to support the growth of its management liability insurance platform for small businesses.
Describing esports to those unfamiliar with the concept can be tricky, and FaZe Clan Inc. Chief Executive Lee Trink said it’s even harder to sum up what his company does.
It has been a big year for cybersecurity company Orca Security Ltd. In just the last 12 months, Orca has completed three funding rounds, bringing in nearly $300 million to fund the rapid expansion of its business.
MaC Venture Capital, a seed-stage venture capital firm launched in 2019, announced March 25 that it had raised an inaugural $103 million fund for investments in early stage startups.
Investors are backing away from social media app Dispo Inc. in light of sexual assault allegations against an associate of co-founder and YouTube celebrity David Dobrik.
SpaceX completed its fourth mission in March, launching 60 Starlink satellites from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
Real estate technology startup Pacaso has raised $75 million in funding at a $1 billion valuation.
Long Beach-based aerospace company Rocket Lab USA Inc. launched six satellites in its second mission of 2021.