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SOCAL STARTUP FUNDING Roundup MAY 18-22, 2020 Here are startups throughout SoCal -- from Santa Barbara to San Diego -- that announced receiving investments this week. Aspiration Partners announced it raised $135 million in a Series C round. The fintech startup, with

There’s a few things many people need while in quarantine – food, toilet paper, and the occasional (or frequent) cocktail. A Stanton startup that focuses on craft-distilled liquors is fulfilling one of those needs, and responding to member requests. Shots Box

All startups have to be nimble. Especially during an unprecedented pandemic. As we’ve seen throughout the past few months, those that have ingenuity and can pivot have the best chance of surviving. A digital shopping concierge service, MyShoperoo, with HQ in

SOCAL FUNDING ROUNDUP MAY 11-15, 2020 Here are companies throughout SoCal that announced receiving investments this week. Cie, an Irvine venture studio, helped Performa Labs, one of its portfolio companies in semi-stealth mode, raise $3 million in seed funding. The funding round was

ACQUISITION News MAY 11-15, 2020 Here are SoCal companies that got acquired this week: - In the irony of the week, at a time when no one knows when live events and sports will resume, Apple confirmed its acquisition of NextVR, in

While the number of seed-stage funds raised since 2011 has increased five-fold, the global coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing U.S. stock market crash do not bode well for seed-stage funds or seed-stage startups. There are some bright spots however. Like

When Angela Bentley and her family lost their Pekingese dog, Brian, after he lived for 16 years, they wanted to create a legacy for this dog, “who truly loved all children.” So, the family created a line of organic children's pajamas

A new company created to ensure safe distancing for coronavirus patients in the ICU has now created isolation pods for the homeless as well. Agile Medical Systems, with HQ in LA, is the brainchild of entrepreneur Jeremiah Adler, (CEO), and his

FUNDING News MAY 4-8, 2020 Here are companies throughout SoCal that announced receiving investments this week and SoCal VC firms that invested in startups around the country, so you can see what realms of startups they’re investing in: - RX3, a VC

The individual members of the five Tech Coast Angels' (TCA) chapters in SoCal invested more than $19 million in 52 companies last year, according to its 2019 annual report. The total investment was the highest since the angel network’s inception in

A medical device maker in San Clemente raised $25 million in a Series B financing round, according to Crunchbase. The investment into AtaCor Medical was led by an undisclosed corporate partner, according to several news reports. Previous funding was $9

As the coronavirus is seriously impacting the homeless, an Irvine nonprofit has stepped up to help. Although Jamboree Housing Corp.'s corporate offices are closed, its staff are considered essential workers and continue to partner to deliver services throughout California to

This was originally published on SoCal Tech, with whom OCSN has a partnership: West Hollywood-based Dear Media, which is developing a podcasting network focused on female voices, said on Thursday that it has raised $8M in a funding round. The funding came

This past weekend I partnered with Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, M.D. and organized a COVID-19 drive thru antibody test for 415 employees and guests and I’m writing to share what we learned from this incredible experience. A few weeks ago, Mark Cuban

A VC fund focused on agtech, along with a global company that produces agrochemicals and seeds, have launched a challenge for startups with a total prize value of $1.25 million. Radicle Growth, with HQ in SD, and Syngenta AG , with

An AI-powered personal shopper app has added some extra services to help users during the coronavirus pandemic. Wing’s app now provides the following: •official information on how to properly deal with the threat •finding groceries that are not typically in stock at supermarkets

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