Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in LA-Based Venture Capital Firm Struck Capital

Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio is known to be a conscious backer of various brands and startups over the years. However, this time, he’s partnering with Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Struck Capital in hopes of funding the LA tech ecosystem. While the amount of DiCaprio’s investment was not disclosed, Struck Capital notes that he made a significant contribution to their fund, not only in terms of money but also...

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ExpertDojo Funded 25 New Startups Amidst the Pandemic

When you say "Los Angeles", many people think of Hollywood and the movie industry. What many people don't know, at least not yet, is that LA has emerged as one of the largest challengers to Silicon Valley's startup scene. It's home to some of the world’s most influential unicorns such as Honey, SnapChat, SpaceX, and ServiceTitan. LA is unique in that it is not only are people attracted to the...

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Hawke Media Launches Hawke Capital to Offer Growth Financing to eCommerce Companies

Hawke Media, one of the fastest-growing digital marketing consultancies in the nation and recently named one of LinkedIn’s Top 50 Startups, announced that it is partnering with Wayflyer, an eCommerce platform based in New York City that provides both capital and marketing analytics to small businesses, to offer revenue-based financing services as a part of Hawke’s expanded marketing solutions. Teaming up Wayflyer allowed Hawke Media to officially launch a new...

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Kippo Gets $2M For a Gamer-Friendly Dating App

Video gamers aren’t exactly known as a big-time catch when it comes to dating because of stereotypes about them. But this will likely change in the near future! Among the reasons for the shift: Kippo gets $2 million in funding for a gamer-friendly dating app! Attacking the Old Tropes We’ve heard one or two stereotypes of avid gamers and many of these stereotypes still exist. There’s the stereotype of the...

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Brainbase Raises $8 Million For Its IP Licensing Management Technology

Los Angeles-based tech startup Brainbase has bagged $8 million in funding to advance their work in the intellectual property (IP) licensing management platform. Through Brainbase Assist, which is an IP licensing platform, Brainbase helps companies, especially in Hollywood, manage their intellectual rights by safeguarding the sponsorships, licensing, and partnership deals. The funding is from new investors, Nosara Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners, the traditional funders Alpha Edison, FJ Labs, Struck...

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