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WeRecover Finds $2M For Addiction Recovery Search
Santa Monica-based WeRecover, a startup which operates an online search site to help people find addiction recovery centers, has raised $2M in a funding round, the company said this week. The funding was led by Crosslink Ventures, and also included Box Group, Wonder Ventures, and Struck Capital. According to the firm, its search engine uses an algorithm to help tie people into accredit rehab centers based on the budget, insurance, clinical needs and location. The startup is led by co-founder and (More info...)

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Tinder's Chief Product Officer Back To Startups
Brian Norgard, who was Chief Product Officer at Los Angeles-based dating app developer Tinder, has left the company, and will be starting up a new company, Norgard said today. Norgard had been founder of messaging startup Chill, the maker of Tappy, which was acquired by Tinder in 2014. Norgard has been a longtime Los Angeles startup entrepreneur.

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Jam City, Disney In Mobile Gaming Partnership
Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Jam City--which is led by former MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe--has inked a new mobile game development partnership with Disney, the two companies said this morning. According to Jam City and Disney, Jam City will take over development of Disney's existing, mobile game, Disney Emoji Blitz, and Jam City will have the right to develop new mobile games based on characters from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. As part of the deal, Disney's Glendale Gam (More info...)

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ListReports Gets $555,000 In Debt Funding
Orange, California-based ListReports, a startup developing real estate marketing products for realtors and mortgage loan officers, has raised $555,000 in a debt funding round, from lender Lighter Capital. According to Lighter Capital, its investments in ListReports now exceeds $2M, as it has increased its funding limit for the startup to $3M. Terms of the debt funding were not announced. Lighter Capital is a "revenue-based" financing provider for startups.

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SpaceX Sets Launch For Thursday In Florida
Hawthorne-based SpaceX is set to put its next Falcon 9 into space on Thursday, with a launch of the Es'hail-2 rocket from its operations in Florida, according to the company. The communications satellite--owned by the country of Qatar--will launch from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch is currently scheduled for launch at 3:46 p.m. EST on Thursday, and will use the previously flown first stage Falcon 9 booster that was used in July for the Telstar 19 VANTAGE. The satelli (More info...)

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