Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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Soylent Banned In Canada
Los Angeles-based meal replacement drink maker Soylent has had its products banned in Canada, the company said on Tuesday, by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). According to Soylent, the CFIA informed the company that its product do not meet Canadian requirements for a "meal replacement". As a result, Soylent said it is unable to continue shipping its Soylent products to Canada for distribution to customers. Soylent said it was "absolutely committed" to working with Health Canada and th (More info...)

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ChowNow Orders Up $20M More In New Funding
Los Angeles-based ChowNow, the online food ordering software developer led by CEO Chris Webb, has raised $20M in a Series B funding, the company said on Tuesday. The funding was led by Catalyst Investors. ChowNow develops online ordering software it provides to restaurants, providing them with iPhone and Android ordering apps, website ordering support, and more. According to ChowNow, the company xpect to process around $300 million worth of online food orders from more than 8,000 restaurant part (More info...)

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Hulu Swaps CEO
Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu has swapped its CEO, saying Tuesday morning that Mike Hopkins has stepped down, and Randy Freer has been named as CEO. Hopkins is leaving for Sony Pictures Television. Hopkins had been CEO of Hulu since 2013. Freer previously was President and COO of Fox Networks Group, where he had been since 2013, and also is on Hulu's board. The two said Freer will be based in Los Angeles.

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Science Launches Its Own Financial Information Service Focused On ICOs
Santa Monica-based startup studio Science Inc. said Tuesday that it has launched its very own financial information service focused on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency. Science said the ICO Watchdog will offer up notifications on ICOs, and provide secure updates about blockchain-based currencies, notifying users of significant movements in price and volume, upcoming sales, and more. Science said the new service will be offered up in real time through Slack, Messenger, and Telegra (More info...)

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Nimble Pharmacy, With Services In San Diego, Adds $28M
Nimble Pharmacy, a pharmacy delivery startup which currently offers up service in just San Diego and the Bay Area, has raised $28M in new funding. The funding was led by Sequoia Capital, and also included Y Combinator, First Round Capital, DAG Ventures and Khosla Ventures. San Diego is only one of two markets served by Nimble Pharmacy, which plans to use the new funding for expansion into new markets.

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Neural Analytics Wins $10M Contract From US Army
Los Angeles-based medical device developer Neural Analytics reported a win with the U.S. Defense Department this morning, saying it has received a $10M contract from the U.S. Army to developer a portable device to assess combat-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the company, the contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. The company said the system will measure and monitor physiological parameters relevant to moderate-severe TBI and to operate in (More info...)

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Sommetrics Hires Financial Advisor For Capital Raise
San Diego-based Sommetrics, a developer of medical devices to treat sleep apnea, said today that it has hired investment advisor Key West Investments to help it raise additional capital. According to Sommetrics, the new capital will go towards supporting its development and commercialization of products to treat disorders of the upper airway such as obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring. Sommetrics is led by Richard Rose, M.D. The company did not say how much money it is planning to raise (More info...)

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AutoGravity Partners With Auto Finance Firm
Irvine-based AutoGravity, the developer of a smartphone-based auto lending and financing app, said today that it has partnered with auto financing company Global Lending Servies LLC. According to AutoGravity, Global Lending Services, based in South Carolina, will provide access to finance offers through its platform. The company said the deal will give qualified car buyers access to a broader set of car finance options through its apps. AutoGravity provides auto financing through its iOS, Androi (More info...)

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H Code Media Adds Former Ambassador To Advisory Board
Los Angeles-based H Code Media, which provides digital advertising services for the US-Hispanic market, said this morning that it has added former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, Noah Mamet, to its advisory board. H Code Media said Mamet is the first member of its advisory board, and will work with the company to deepen relationships with media companies in both Argentina and throughout Latin America. H Code Media is led by CEo Parker Morse; the company says it works with Latin American media com (More info...)

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