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Here are startups throughout SoCal that announced receiving investments this past week, July 27- 31, 2020. And, also those that opened up new rounds or extensions. And, entities that made investments or started new funds

After 2.5 years, OC Startups Now is issuing its first challenge – who in the SoCal tech world can streamline the process of looking for, and applying for, affordable housing? With millions around the country facing imminent eviction, due to

XPRIZE, an LA nonprofit, is offering a $5 million prize for a company that can develop a rapid COVID-19 test. It’s a six-month competition to develop faster, cheaper and easier to use COVID-19 testing, at scale. According to the founders

A startup that recently partnered with SD county to provide thousands of COVID-19 tests per day has been awarded more than $33 million in funding from the NIH to scale up its testing capacity even more. Helix, a genomics research company,

Here are startups throughout SoCal that announced receiving investments this past week, July 20- July 24, 2020. And, also those that opened up new rounds or extensions. And, entities that made investments or started new funds. All the investments this week were

A startup with a certified lab in SD signed an agreement with SD County to provide about 2,000 COVID-19 tests per day. And, it just got emergency use approval for those tests from the FDA. Helix, with HQ in San Mateo, launched

Here are the ten companies comprising Techstars LA 2020. They were selected out of hundreds of applications from across the world. But Techstars LA stuck with its commitment to invest in and support the "best companies in the greater LA region."

As we continue to spend more time indoors these days, with a lot of that watching TV/Netflix/etc. an entertainment startup is trying to capitalize on this trend, and capture younger viewers. Jukin Media, with HQ in LA, launched a streaming channel,

Here are startups throughout SoCal that announced receiving investments this past week, July 13- July 17, 2020. And, also those that opened up new rounds or extensions. And, entities that made investments or started new funds. Investments in the manufacturers of electric

The original EvoNexus incubator in San Diego is launching a 5G  program. EvoNexus is a tech incubator that takes an equity stake in the startups it accepts. The original EvoNexus incubator in San Diego is starting this new incubator, with sponsorship

Ernst & Young (EY) recently released its Global IPO Trends: Q2 2020 report and here’s what local EY expert Tim Rahall said to expect globally, and for OC specifically. (Rahall is an EY partner for assurance, audit and audit services.)

After seeing news reports that the Riveter had shut down all its coworking spaces, including one in LA, OCSN decided to look into the state of coworking venues these days -- in the midst of a pandemic, the ensuing recession

Here are startups throughout SoCal that announced receiving investments this past week, July 6 - July 10, 2020. And, also those that opened up new rounds or extensions. And, entities that made investments or started new funds. San Diego saw the

A shopping concierge app that pivoted to serve people at home during the lockdown is now raising a seed round and seeking $1 million. MyShoperoo has already secured 20% of the round from previous investors. It hopes to close the round by

By Reza Rofougaran, cofounder,  CTO and co-CEO of Movandi Movandi is a venture-backed startup based in Irvine with a mission to revolutionize the next generation 5G cellular networks and beyond. (Movandi announced in April that it had raised $27 million in

As the presidential election in November draws closer, a startup has created an app with resources for voters to stay informed. This app then proceeds to take user data, with their permission, and sells it to a bunch of demographics, including

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