Tuesday, November 6, 2018
HireRight Names New Chief Services Officer
Irvine-based HireRight, which provides employment background checks, drug testing, and other similar employment screening and verification services, said on Tuesday afternoon that it has named Todd Baxter as Chief Services Officer. Baxter was previously Head of Member Services Operations Strategy and Transformation at CVS Health, and also served at Experian North America, TeleTech, and Connextions.

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Esports One Wins Riot Games Brazil
Santa Monica-based Esports One, which develops data and analytics software for the esports industry, said on Tuesday that it has partnered with Riot Games. Esports One said it will provide real time stats and data to Riot's League of Legends broadcasts in Brazil. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Esports One says it uses computer vision technology to provide real-time analytics and capture of what is happening with professional esports matches. Esports One's flagship product is (More info...)

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REME Enters On-Demand Massage Market
Los Angeles- and Santa Monica-based REME, a new startup offering up on-demand massage, stretch, and IV therapy services to the health and wellness community, said today that it has officially launched it services. The company said it provides its services to in-home, at the office, or the customer's location of choice. The company is led by Managing Director Moaz Hamid. REME said its services are now available in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. The company said it also provides educa (More info...)

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Engineer.ai Finds $29.5M
Los Angeles- and London-based Engineer.ai, which is developing artificial intelligence-driven software which it says breaks software development projects into "small building blocks of re-usable features" to create what it calls a "software assembly line", has raised $29.5M in a Series A funding, the company announced on Tuesday. The company said the round was led by Lakestar and Jungle Ventures, and also included Softbank's DeepCore. The company splits its headquarters between Los Angeles and L (More info...)

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j2 Global Revenues Increase To $292.7M For Q3
Los Angeles-based j2 Global, the Internet services and publishing giant behind such brands as IGN, Mashable, PCMag, eFax, eVoice, KeepItSafe, and dozens of others, saw its third quarter revenues rise to $292.7 million, up 7 percent compared with Q3 of 2017. The company says its expects revenues of between $1.2 billion and $1.25 billion for its fiscal 2018, and an Adjusted EBITDA between $480 million and $505 million. The company is now sitting on approximately $386 million in cash and investment (More info...)

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Bird Launches In London
Santa Monica-based on-demand scooter rental service Bird has launched its service--in a limited way--in London, with a limited pilot that makes the company's scooters available in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The new service skirts a strict U.K. law which makes operating electronic scooters illegal to operate on streets, by solely operating on private property. The limited route apparently services a commute route between Here East, a co-working site that houses Bird's London office, and th (More info...)

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Stanson Health Acquired By Premier Inc. For Up To $66.5M
Los Angeles-based Stanson Health, a developer of clinical decision support software, has been acquired by Premier Inc., Premier announced this morning. Premier said it will pay $51.5M in cash, plus up to $15M in earnout, for Stanson Health. Stanson Health was founded in 2013, by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Dr. Scott Weingarten, the former CEO of Zynx Health. Stanson Health develops clinical decision support (CDS) software, which is available as software-as-a-service; according to the compani (More info...)

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