Sep 2014

EverFi, NHL, & NHLPA Partner on Major Educational Initiative

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League Players' Association and the National Hockey League today announced the launch of the NHL & NHLPA Future Goals™ Program, a major North American initiative that will bring interactive education opportunities to each of the …


Aug 2014

Incubated: How Amplify.LA Helps LA-Based Startups Grow

Amplify.LA was founded to help grow the number of seed-stage startups in Los Angeles, by launching an accelerator and coworking space. Since then, it’s been home to a host of companies that rotate in and out of its offices in …


Aug 2014

Los Angeles Tech Studio Science Takes Wraps Off Mobile Lab

In its modern industrial facility in Santa Monica, Calif., the Science technology studio has been quietly incubating its next new business — a lab devoted to developing mobile applications that it hopes will become daily habits.   Science Mobile Labs …


Aug 2014

Humin, The App That Organizes Phone Contacts By How You Know Them, Is Now In The App Store

Humin, the app that aims to replace your iPhone contacts app is now in the App Store. Will.i.am, Richard Branson and Angry Birds creator Peter Vesterbacka were all part of the private beta launch a few months back. The app …


Aug 2014

Signal Surpasses 10,000 Customers

Chicago, IL – August 12, 2014—Signal, the global leader in real-time, cross-channel marketing technology, announced today that more than 10,000 brands around the world are using its platform to make their data and marketing technologies work better together.   “We’ve …


May 2014

Peer To Peer Lending Marketplace Prosper Raises $70M

Prosper.com, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace in the U.S., has raised $70 million led by Francisco Partners, a private equity firm with Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and Phenomen Ventures participating. This brings the companies funding to $145 million. Previous backers include …


Mar 2014

Disney Buys Maker Studios In Deal Worth At Least $500 Million

The Walt Disney Co. is acquiring Maker Studios, a top YouTube multichannel network, for $500 million with a performance-based earn-out of up to $450 million, the Mouse House announced.   According to Disney, Maker Studios will bring it “advanced technology” …


Feb 2014

Ex-Googler-Founded Shape Security Picks Up Another $40M To Build Out Its “Botwall” For Businesses

Shape Security — the enterprise startup that emerged from stealth last month with an enterprise product that fights automated malware and bots by way of a firewall (or ‘botwall’ in its words) that shifts its shape depending on what is …


Feb 2014

OpenTable Buys Ness For $17.3M To Beef Up Mobile And Restaurant Recommendations

Restaurant reservation platform OpenTable today reported quarterly earnings of $52.3 million and used the day to put out some other news: the company has acquired Ness Computing, makers of the personalized restaurant recommendations app Ness. It’s an all-cash transaction that …


Jan 2014

Turner Investments today announced the introduction of a new investment strategy: Turner/TomorrowVentures Genesis Equity

Turner Investments today announced the introduction of a new investment strategy: Turner/TomorrowVentures Genesis Equity.   Turner Investments serves as the investment adviser for the strategy; TomorrowVentures will provide research for the strategy’s private investments.   Turner is teaming with Palo …


Jan 2014

Mobile Money Transfer Service Remitly Closes $5.5M Series A

Though the tech world is frothing over the potential found in new cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, other companies have been working to solve the very real (if less buzzy) needs of today’s users who want a simpler, more cost-effective way to …