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Syng was founded by Christopher Stringer, a former designer for Apple, and Damon Way, who also co-founded DC Shoes.
Playa Vista-based point-of-sale software developer Appetize Technologies Inc. has been acquired by SpotOn Transact Inc. for $415 million.
The company's first product, ScheduleIQ, has a 'burnout meter' and keeps track of work-life balance.
The valuation is tied to the company closing its third investment round of the year, through which it brought in $150 million.
For companies that rely on long-term customers, “churn” — a term that refers to the number of canceled or lapsed subscriptions — is a major challenge.
The idea for Greenfly Inc. came to former right-fielder Shawn Green after he hit a record four home runs in a 2002 Los Angeles Dodgers game.
Individual investors include Bono, Kerry Washington, Tom Brady and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
Inspiration4 proves that the company is making headway on its mission of opening space travel to all.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. completed its first Starlink launch from the West Coast.
HopSkipDrive plans to use its latest funding round to grow into 30 new markets.
Rocket Lab USA Inc. is soaring on the public markets.
SpaceX is losing money on the satellite dishes and wants to boost production.
If successful, Inspiration4 will become the first human spaceflight mission to orbit Earth with only private citizens on board.
Clients get a payment card for ad buys and access to a data-sharing platform with insights on advertising costs for companies like TikTok and Snap.
Coco partners with 18 local restaurants, including Umami Burger, Jinya Ramen Bar and Alfalfa.
Partners like Influential will have access to first-party TikTok data that can help them identify creators for advertising campaigns.
The ecommerce giant will hire hundreds in L.A. and more than 1,400 in Southern California.
The startup, which has raised $32 million to date, aims to streamline the experience of buying products promoted on social media.
No tech company in L.A. could match Snap's year of explosive growth — and it added to the already impressive fortunes of Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy.
SpaceX delivered 4,800 pounds of hardware, supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.
Santa Monica-based mental wellness company Headspace Inc. will merge with San Francisco-based Ginger.io Inc., an on-demand mental health support platform.
Long Beach-based aerospace company Virgin Orbit plans to go public in a merger with Boca Raton, Fla.-based NextGen Acquisition Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company.
Rocket Lab USA Inc. came back to earth in its stock market debut as its share price slipped about 10% on the company’s first day of trading.
Aerospace manufacturer Phase Four Inc. secured a $1.7 million contract with the Space Force.
Wellness company Headspace will merge with on-demand mental health platform Ginger.io.
Hollywood-based virtual reality gaming studio ForeVR Games Inc. raised $7 million in additional seed financing to grow its studio and slate of offerings.
Rocket Lab USA will finalize design and start manufacturing spacecraft for a NASA mission to Mars.
317 Labs, which does business as Emotive, named Matt Cooley as the company’s new president and chief operating officer.
Saud Siddiqui and Andrew Berg said they shared an uncommon way of studying for their classes at UC Irvine School of Medicine.
From startups to established titans, aerospace companies are expanding their presence in Long Beach.
Bird Rides Inc. is starting to rebound from the deep financial blows caused by the pandemic.
Automotive technology company RepairSmith has raised $42 million in Series B funding for its on-site repair platform.
Software company Nacelle has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round.
Marvin Engineering Co. Inc. has seen explosive growth in recent years
For an aerospace company that has never launched a rocket, Relativity Space Inc. is flying high
Nanotech Energy Inc. has plans for a big expansion.
Rocket Lab USA Inc. has a busy docket for the rest of the year.
Rocket Lab will produce three of its Photon spacecraft for Varda Space Industries' “space factories.”
Rocket Lab USA Inc. will deploy a satellite into the moon’s orbit on behalf of NASA in the fourth quarter.
Activision Blizzard Inc. reported solid earnings in the second quarter, but the gains failed to lift the stock price of the embattled Santa Monica-based gaming giant.
Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a human resources management software company, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Clearlake Capital Group.
Growing up in South Central L.A., Nhon Ma has seen disparities in education his entire life.
George Jacobs’ restaurant journey started with his father, the owner of Georgee’s Pizza in La Cañada Flintridge.
Kristofer Sommestad has worked with freelance creators throughout his career in technology.
Ryff Inc., an advertising technology startup, has raised $11.7 million in funding.
Blue Origin lost its bid to block SpaceX from a nearly $3 billion NASA contract to land astronauts on the moon.
Culver City-based mobile gaming company Jam City Inc., which canceled plans for a SPAC merger last week, will continue to pursue a public offering.
Sawtelle-based gaming studio That’s No Moon Entertainment Inc. launched July 28 with a $100 million investment from Smilegate Entertainment, a global game development company based in Seoul, South Korea.
After a quiet start to the summer, Rocket Lab USA Inc. is back in action.
Los Angeles is cementing its status as a hotspot for the tech industry.