Tech: Elon Musk made plenty of progress — and headlines — on multiple fronts
Elon Musk had a series of weighty accomplishments in 2019, especially with SpaceX.
Gaming: Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent took steps to put the game publisher back on track
For Nicolo Laurent, chief executive at West L.A.-based Riot Games Inc., 2019 brought some significant gains.
Idealab company staffs up and moves downtown
Pasadena-based software developer X1 Discovery Inc. is closing out 2019 with a series of big changes.
SMS marketing firm plans to expand its team in 2020
Text message marketing firm Postscript raised a $4.4 million seed round to expand its workforce and onboard new ecommerce clients.
Cannabis: MedMen made big strides in 2019 before switching gears and cutting costs
It was a year of highs and lows for MedMen Enterprises Inc.
MedMen has received $37 million in gross cash proceeds for the sale of various businesses since Nov. 26.
Glendale-based ProducePay Inc. raised a $205 million debt financing round Dec. 10.
Struck Capital’s Adam Struck believes the city’s startup community can rival Silicon Valley
Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Struck Capital is all-in on L.A. The firm invests in an array of industries, from lifestyle products and gaming to financial and educational technology.
Tech: Deal with SM firm creates Draper Goren Holm
Timothy Draper has a history of funding some of the technology sector’s most prolific startups and now the venture capitalist is bringing his money to Los Angeles.
Riot Games announced the launch of Riot Forge, a third-party developer publishing label.