TikTok Expands Presence in Los Angeles, Hiring 80

Video-sharing social networking service TikTok is expanding, and this famous company relocated to Culver City, California. Their new office is a five-story, 120,000 square-foot building situated between the tech and media scene of Los Angeles. The exodus began this week, with employees moving into the new office with much gusto. Their reaction is understandable since this space has an open floor plan. It has lots of amenities such as conference rooms,...

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The Newbie’s Guide to Starting a CBD Business

CBD in its many forms has become more popular all over the US, and it is legal in many states. One form of (the CBD oil derived from hemp) is absolutely legal in every state. All these mean that there’s a demand for the product for which you can build a company, and there aren’t really any legal impediments to success. The potentials for-profits are staggering, as by 2024 some...

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VC Firm IXORA Launch in Los Angeles: Ready to Invest Big in LA Startups

I recently had the opportunity to connect with Benjamin Z M Lee, Founder, CEO of Ixora about his new VC firm.  If you haven't heard of Ixora, they are headquartered in Los Angeles, California and was recently founded in 2019. What makes Ixora unique is that they are dedicated to investing in high-growth, for-profit global companies whose business model leads to positive social or economic impact, as guided by the...

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eSports Venues Are Sprouting Across Los Angeles

In the continued avalanche of exciting eSports news,  Nerd Street Gamers has raised $12 million in funding from Philadelphia discount retailer Five Below (and others) to build esports Localhost facilities that house leagues, training camps, tournaments, and showcases. The company is planning to build out a 26,000 square-foot eSports venue in Los Angeles by the Summer of 2020 – making it the largest such venue in the state. John Fazio,...

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How to Raise a Series A: 5 Tips and Tricks

The modern world gave us dating apps, social media, and instant communications. It’s convenient, but it destroyed the art of courting. The good news is that finding a startup investor keeps these traditions alive since it often has similarities with courting a possible lover. Most experts agree with this comparison. As such, if you’re trying to raise your Series A in a startup funding, here are some tips and tricks...

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10 Top US VC Firms Investing in Beauty Right Now

The changes in the beauty industry are palpable. Its current focus is technological innovations, with consumers shifting toward buying products that make inclusivity their focal point. Some people prioritize products made using organic ingredients while others love product personalization. In this shifting marketplace, it might be difficult to get a willing VC for your beauty startup. That’s why it’s important to start identifying the active players in this industry. That...

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College Savings App UNest Launches on Android to Deliver Broader Access in the Fight to Eliminate Student Debt

North Hollywood based, UNest, the first consumer finance mobile app to make it easier for families to save for education, today announces its availability on Google Android devices. UNest’s Android app marks a significant step for the company as it continues to fulfill its mission of making affordable and manageable college savings plans available to every American family. The fintech app is now free to download on the Google Play...

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Top eSports Startups Launch in Los Angeles 

Los Angeles has long been seen as the world-wide epicenter for arts and entertainment – palm trees, swimming pools, and movie stars as Quentin Tarantino’s recent hit, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” reminded us all. But as movie studios transform into streaming services and get bought by digital corporations like Comcast (NBC) and AT&T (Warner Bros.), a new type of star is being born. In the case of Los...

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Luxury Presence Raised $5.4 Million in Funding

Where the money goes, tech support services follow. This is especially true in LA, where the real estate market is undeniably huge. Traditionally, this niche wasn’t all that enthusiastic about embracing new technology. But more and more industry players have realized the need for high tech to improve marketing and services, and to boost revenues. This is where Luxury Presence comes in. This startup offers real estate agents a wide...

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CREXi Gets $30 Million In New Investments

In the United States, Los Angeles is widely considered as among the prime areas in commercial real estate investments. The fact that there’s a boom, of a sort, in investments in technology companies in the region doesn’t come as surprise for this reason. CREXi is definitely at the forefront of the commercial real estate marketplace and, thus, is among the technology companies benefitting from the boom in investments. With its...

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