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March Capital Leads $15.5M Round In AI Startup
Los Angeles-based March Capital is the lead investor in an artificial intelligence startup, which is aiming at improving employee service, as it further continues its theme of investing in big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning startups in the enterprise. March--in an investment led by Sumant Mandal--led the $15.5M, Series B funding for Astound, a Menlo Park-based
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Cedars-Sinai Backs Censinet In $7.8M For Risk Management
Los Angeles-based Cedars Sinai is one of the major backers of a new startup, Censinet, in the company's Series A funding. According to Censinet, it raised $7.8M in a Series A, co-led by HLM Venture Partners and Cedars-Sinal Health System, to provide third party risk management for healthcare providers. The funding also included seed investors Schooner Capital, LRVHealth and Excelerate Health Ventures. According to Censinet, it will use the funding round for scaling its go-to-market, and to accel (More info...)

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Slingshot Aerospace Wins $6M Air Force Award
Los Angeles- and Austin-based Slingshot Aerospace, the venture-backed developer of artificial intelligence software for processing satellite, aerial, and drone imaging, said this morning that it has won a $6M contract award, from the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). According to the company, the award goes towards use of its software for "next-generation" space situational awareness and enterprise space battle management. Slingshot said it will rapidly prototype and deploy machi (More info...)

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BlueNalu Expands In San Diego, Aims To Grow Fish Tissue For Food
San Diego-based BlueNalu, a developer of cellular technology being applied to the aquaculture and sustainable seafood industry, said it is expanding in San Diego, with a move to a larger research facility. According to the company, the move will help it on its efforts to commercialize its technology. Blue Nalu says it is developing "cellular aquaculture" technology, where living cells are isolated from fish tissue, placed into culture media for proliferation, and then assembled into fresh and fr (More info...)

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Impact Rolls Out New Deep Linking Support For Mobile Affiliates
Santa Barbara-based Impact, which develops software used by brands to manage partnership and affiliate programs, has launched a new product to help those companies with managing mobile linking. According to IMpact, it has added "deep linking" to specific product pages in apps, and tracking of in-app clicks and conversions for "partner attribution", in and enhancement to its platform. The company said the move will help marketers drive more revenue and higher mobile conversion rates. The company (More info...)

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Google Adds EV Charging Stations To Maps
Google is surfacing the location of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Southern California, and elsewhere, on Google Maps, the company announced on Tuesday morning. According to Google, users can load Google Maps on their desktop, Android phone, iOS, and Android Auto and search for "ev charging stations" and see the location of the nearest stations run by such partners as Chargemaster, EVgo, SemaConnect and soon ChargePoint. The new feature is available in both the U.S. and the UK.

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