Wrench’s on-demand vehicle repair and maintenance service picks up $20 million

Wrench’s on-demand vehicle repair and maintenance service picks up $20 million

Wrench, the Seattle-based on demand vehicle maintenance and repair service for consumers and fleets, has raised $20 million in its latest round of financing. The company’s round was led by Vulcan Capital with additional participation from Madrona Venture Group, Tenaya Capital and Marubeni Corp. Wrench is one of a growing Read more…

Elon Musk will reveal Tesla’s ‘Cybertruck’ all-electric pickup on Nov. 21

Elon Musk will reveal Tesla’s ‘Cybertruck’ all-electric pickup on Nov. 21

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the company will unveil its all-electric “cyber truck” Nov. 21 in Los Angeles near the serial entrepreneur’s other company SpaceX. The date just so happens to coincide with the LA Auto Show. However, this is a Tesla event and not associated with the Read more…

As developers embrace Kubernetes, Replicated launches tools to manage its deployments

As developers embrace Kubernetes, Replicated launches tools to manage its deployments

Five years ago, when the Los Angeles-based enterprise software startup Replicated first launched, it was one of a number of contenders looking to bring containerized software development tools to businesses. The company initially hitched its star to containerized software development toolkit, Docker, but over time developers began to migrate to Read more…

Scanwell Health launches smartphone tests for UTIs in partnership with Lemonaid Health

Scanwell Health launches smartphone tests for UTIs in partnership with Lemonaid Health

Companies continue to refine digital diagnostic tools for in-home healthcare at a rapid clip and the latest to launch is an at-home test for urinary tract infections from the Los Angeles-based startup Scanwell Health. The company was founded by Stephen Chen, who literally grew up in the diagnostics testing business. Read more…

Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises $5.8 million

Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises $5.8 million

Software development companies tackling services for niche industries, like commercial real estate subcontracting, continue to find Los Angeles to be fertile ground for development. The latest company to raise funding from a clutch of investors is BuildOps, which raised $5.8 million in seed financing from some big names in the Read more…

Backed by Will Smith and FabFitFun, OurPlace brings cookware and dinnerware direct to consumers

Backed by Will Smith and FabFitFun, OurPlace brings cookware and dinnerware direct to consumers

The husband and wife co-founders behind the direct-to-consumer cookware and dinnerware startup retailer OurPlace are big believers in the notion that the doorway to inclusive communities opens through the kitchen.  Amir Tehrani, the company’s co-founder and chief executive spent, his life in the cookware and kitchen business, while his wife, Shiza Read more…

LA-based gaming studio Scopely raises $200 million at a $1.4 billion valuation

LA-based gaming studio Scopely raises $200 million at a $1.4 billion valuation

The Los Angeles-based mobile game development studio Scopely has become America’s newest unicorn thanks to a $200 million financing which values the company at a whopping $1.4 billion. Scopely said it would use the capital to continue its strategy of developing and acquiring new games as it looks to continue Read more…

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Meet Bespoke Financial, a lender for cannabis companies backed by Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital

Bespoke Financial wants to provide cannabis businesses with the same kind of financial services that other businesses get, but that dispensaries and growers can’t yet access. The regulations around cannabis operations are so stringent at the local level — and so nebulous at the federal level — that national banks Read more…

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Newly launched pet health startup Gallant wants you to bank your dog’s stem cells for $990

With $11 million in funding and a mission to open up the doors of regenerative therapies to dogs across the nation, the Los Angeles based startup Gallant is now opening its doors for the first time. The company was founded by DogVacay founder and chief executive Aaron Hirschhorn after seeing Read more…

Substance abuse affects about 15% of American employees, Path wants to ensure they get help

Substance abuse affects about 15% of American employees, Path wants to ensure they get help

America has an addiction problem. It’s a problem that serial entrepreneur Josh Bruno has seen first hand. And it’s why he’s launched a new company called Path, which pitches access to specialized substance addiction treatment professionals as an employee health benefit, to do something about it. “I have unfortunately lost Read more…