Reporter (Banking & Finance)
Culver City-based Science 37 Inc., which completed its merger to go public through New York City-based blank check firm LifeSci Acquisition II Corp. earlier this month, recently began trading. Now, the medical research and technology company is already laying out ambitious plans for growth.
Sure Inc., a Santa Monica-based insurtech startup that embeds insurance software into everything from car-buying to renters insurance, has raised $100 million in a Series C funding round, Chief Executive Wayne Slavin said in an interview.
Hancock Park-based Westlake Financial Services is ratcheting up its push into the auto lending market.
The education technology sector in Los Angeles has seen a surge in major investors from a disparate group ranging from corporations headquartered in China and India to private equity looking to capitalize on a pandemic that reinvigorated online learning.
Santa Monica-based Winc Inc., which produces and distributes wine in the United States, has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $92 million in an initial public offering.
Sole Source Capital, a private equity firm headquartered along Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue since its founding in 2016, quietly moved its headquarters to Dallas.
Tala, a Santa Monica-based company that makes microloans between $10 and $500 to people in emerging markets who lack a credit profile, has landed a $145 million Series E funding round — its biggest fundraise since its founding a decade ago.
Republic Bancorp Inc.’s Republic Bank & Trust has filed a lawsuit against Green Dot Corp. for breaking its agreement to buy the Kentucky bank’s tax refund processing business for $165 million.
Sawtelle-based private equity firm Brentwood Associates has made a strategic investment in Kansas City, Mo.-based Service Management Group, a software developer involved in management experiences.
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