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As the trend of 3-D printing grows, so does the nationwide challenge of disposing of plastic waste. 3-D printing is the process of making a physical object from a 3-D digital model. Most of the plastic waste, historically, has been shipped

An app enabling users to donate a portion of their purchases to the nonprofit of their choice has a new design from a new CEO. Entrepreneur Robert Davis acquired Communities for Cause (CFC), with HQ in Tustin. He declined to

A co-working space in Irvine announced a partnership with a South Korean university to create a software center there. The purpose of the center at Gachon University is to expose Korean students to American culture and entrepreneurship, PeopleSpace Executive Director

A company that combined neuroscience research with mobile technology to help athletes has spun out of its parent company and plans to open a $1 million seed round. The new company, with HQ in Newport Beach, spun out of Kadho,

A software company that developed educational apps and toys for kids has launched B2B technology that enables any smart devices geared for children to recognize their speech patterns. The company has also made it a priority to make sure privacy

OC’s startup ecosystem, Digital Coast, is young comparatively, but vibrant and growing. OC startups have been acquired by major tech companies, as was the case with Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of VR hardware startup Occulus in 2014 and LinkedIn’s acquisition

The Alliance for SoCal Innovation, created last year to unify the innovation ecosystems of OC (Digital Coast), Los Angeles (Silicon Beach) and San Diego (Biotech Beach), will host its first events -- in Silicon Valley on May 24 and in

A company that makes a tablet specifically for senior citizens entered into a partnership with a wireless carrier to make the tablet available nationwide. Consumer Cellular invested in GrandPad, with HQ in Orange, according to a press release issued by

A company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve production by oil and gas companies raised $5 million in a Series A round. The funding for OspreyData, with HQ in San Juan Capistrano, was led by Houston Ventures, according to a

A mortgage software developer announced today that it closed a $50 million Series C round. Cloudvirga, with HQ in Irvine, received the investment. Private-equity firm Riverwood Capital in Menlo Park led the round, along with ongoing participation from Upfront Ventures

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