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SaneBox Connects Into Ingram Micro's Cloud Marketplace
Los Angeles-based email software developer SaneBox, which develops artificial intelligence software that helps people prioritize and sort their emails, is now available on the cloud marketplace run by technology distributor Ingram Micro. According to SaneBox, the move will make it easier for its channel partners to sell the SaneBox AI and productivity products alongside other software-as-a-service applications. SaneBox's software--which works with such email software as Gmail and Office 365--us (More info...)

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Bird Cuts Five Percent Of Staff, Says Report
Santa Monica-based scooter rental service Bird has laid off approximately 5% of its full-time staff, according to a report on Thursday, in what has been attributed to an effort to "contain costs". The report said 40 people were laid off. The move follows similar cuts over at the scooter department of Lyft, which laid off approximately 50 people in its bicycle and scooter operations, just ahead of an expected IPO filing. In Lyft's case, most of those employees were part of a startup called Motiva (More info...)

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Faraday Future Looks To Dump Vegas Factory Site
Troubled Los Angeles-based electric car maker Faraday Future is looking to sell its idle Las Vegas factory site, hoping to get $40M for the property, according to a listing from a property broker. The electric car maker--which has been struggling to find funding to restart operations, has a raft of lawsuits over unpaid bills, and which has been in a legal battle with its biggest investor--had abandoned its Las Vegas factory plans back in 2017. Faraday--in a move reminiscent of Tesla--had planned (More info...)

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Heal: Survey Shows Higher Patient Satisfaction, Better Results From House Calls
Los Angeles-based Heal, which operates a mobile app driven, in-person, "house call" service which lets users schedule in person doctor's visits at their home or work, says it is seeing higher satisfaction, cost savings, and "significant" time savings from its patients. The company said it ran a "first-time patient" user survey was run after having delivered more than 110,000 house calls since February of 2015. The company said the survey was conducted with more than 6,000 of its patients, who us (More info...)

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Report: Jam City's Harry Potter Game Reaches $110M In Spending
A new report, from market analysis firm Sensor Tower, says that Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, the Harry Potter-themed mobile game developed by Los Angeles-based JamCity, has now collected $110M in player spending, in less than a year. The report says that the title is now Jam City's most lucrative title, representing 30 percent of its revenues across the App Store and Google Play.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery puts the player in the role of a student at the Hogwarts School of Magic and Wit (More info...)

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Backstage Capital Launches New Startup Accelerator In LA
West Hollywood-based Backstage Capital, a venture capital investor which focuses on minorities--including women, People of Color, and LGBT founders, said recently that it has launched the Backstage Accelerator, a three month, startup accelerator which will provide in-person resources and support to its portfolio of companies. According to the investment firm, its accelerator--which will run in Los Angeles, Detroit, London, and Philadelphia--initially includes 25 companies. It's Los Angeles class (More info...)

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Western Digital Rolls Out New NVMe SSD
Western Digital, the mass storage products developer which has a significant presence in Irvine, said this morning that it has rolled out a new, NVMe version of its solid state disk drives (SSDs). According to Western Digital, it has added an NVMe model to its WD Blue solid state disk drive line, which gives them three times the performance of its SATA versions. NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is a newer standard used for interfacing memory and storage to computer systems, and is based on the (More info...)

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Facilitated Off-Site Planning for Growth Companies and Venture Firms
Peak is a facilitated team off-site that empowers growth companies and venture firms to build a Three Year Vision, One Year Plan, and Quarterly OKRs. With the vision and plan set, we provide additional tools to keep the team aligned, accountable and on track. Peak is a collection of best practices Jeff Martin founder of Collective Genius has derived from twenty plus years of experience in founding and operating technology growth companies and venture firms. We are partnered with local and national venture firms and provide portfolio partner discounts.

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Therese Tucker On How She Created Blackline
"I began @BlackLine because I had a really incompetent wealth manager, and I thought, I can build better software than what he's doing" Therese Tucker at RRC2018

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