Samson Amore

Reporter (Technology)

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Star Turn

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.

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Game Effort

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.

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Software Firm X1 Making Big Moves

Idealab company staffs up and moves downtown

Pasadena-based software developer X1 Discovery Inc. is closing out 2019 with a series of big changes.

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Postscript Raises $4M Seed Round

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.

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A Growing Concern

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.

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MedMen Restructuring Brings $37 Million in Savings

MedMen has received $37 million in gross cash proceeds for the sale of various businesses since Nov. 26.

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ProducePay Raises $205 Million Debt Financing

Glendale-based ProducePay Inc. raised a $205 million debt financing round Dec. 10.

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Bullish on LA

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.

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VC Draper Moves into LA

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.

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Riot Games Creates New Publishing Label

Riot Games announced the launch of Riot Forge, a third-party developer publishing label.

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