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From The Trenches: Interview with Howard Brown, CEO at ringDNA

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Los Angeles, ringDNA is is an AI-powered sales enablement platform.  Through their proprietary algorithm, they assist in businesses’ efforts in scaling growth with the help of AI, enabled over a billion customer interactions for customers like Twilio, AWS, and HPE.  They offer different solutions based on the industry and segment and they also provide services based on functions and need. As its name might ...

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Altruist Launches a Commission-Free Investment Platform to Help Independent Financial Advisors Grow Faster

Among the top advantages of having money is that with the right techniques, you can also use it to earn more. And if you don’t know where to start, you can always turn to financial advisors and experts for help. With their knowledge and training, you’re sure to get the help you need to grow your money. However, not all financial advisors are made equal. Some might not even be ...

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Shippabo Launches Freight Platform to Simplify & Improve Supply Chain for Shippers

There’s no denying that one of the bloodiest parts of a business always lies in logistics. Sending products from one part of the world to another has always been a tedious task, especially if you want to do it at the best prices. It takes a lot of work to shop for rates and the best services. But things are now changing, especially since fresh blood has seen the need ...

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Want Super Soft Toilet Paper for Your Bum? WhoGivesACrap Got You Covered

George Costanza may have thought that nothing else can be done to improve toilet paper but the startup Who Gives A Crap begs to disagree. Many of us may have initially agreed with George but after getting to know what Who Gives A Crap brings to the table, you’ll realize that there’s so much more about the TP industry that can still be improved. For starters, it’s said that it ...

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Elementary Robotics Launches a Platform to Automate Industrial Tasks

Human error is one of the biggest risks in any type of operation. In manufacturing, it can get costly as it will not only affect a company’s finances but can also hurt its reputation and put users’ safety at risk. As a result, more and more businesses are looking for ways to minimize the issue. Automation is one of the best solutions for this issue. Robots are not prone to ...

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Everything You Need to Know to Start a T-Shirt Business Online

If you’re considering an online business to start, it makes perfect sense. After all, take a look around town and you’ll realize just how many people are wearing T-shirts at any given time. People buy lots of shirts all their lives, and it’s a fashion fixture that will most likely never go out of style. You’ll always have a ready-made consumer base no matter what. Of course, you won’t be ...

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Medely Launches an On Demand Platform for Healthcare Professionals to Find Healthcare Jobs

People outside the medical field aren’t aware but it’s entirely possible to ‘freelance’ as a medical professional. Most folks may think that nurses, radio techs, and others in the healthcare field need to be hired by a healthcare facility to practice but that’s not the case. Per diem jobs are widely available and they allow a lot of flexibility to many healthcare workers. Such a set up allows them to ...

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WaveXR Launches Multi-Channel Virtual Entertainment Platform for Live Concerts

With live music events being put on hold for the moment, digital concerts are taking center stage nowadays. They may not offer the same exact experience as seeing your favorite musicians and performers live but they’re the safest options we now have, so they will make do. With a high-quality sound system, you can still be sure to have a great time. However, with modern technology advancing by the day, ...

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Frame Launches Mental Health Marketplace to Connect You to The Perfect Therapist

Finding the right therapist is a very tricky task that can be a huge hurdle for those who are already struggling. Frame Therapy aims to get you through that phase without a hitch. Many people fail to get what they need from therapy sessions because the professional they turned to is not the right fit for them. When the connection and trust are just not there, progress can be hard ...

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From The Trenches: Interview with Diana Jarrar-Solomon, CEO of MAGICdATES

Hearing the name MAGICdATES might conjure up images of candle-lit dinners that may result in finding your soulmate. While that’s a seductive idea, the “date” we’re referring to here is the sweet and ancient fruit that grows on palm trees. We caught up with Diana Jarrar-Solomon, the founder of MAGICdATES and she confirmed that this association was ubiquitous and especially fun around Valentine’s Day. Diana is the maker of this ...

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Whistle Launches an All-In-One Customer Service and Communication Platform for Hotels

There are lots of processes involved in a hotel operation and streamlining everything can be a challenge. The communication part alone is a feat as there are so many ends to connect to. And all of these come with the need for efficiency and low-keyness, adding another stumbling block in the way. But with the hotel industry being in existence for centuries already, it’s proven that caring for one’s guests ...

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Lemon Perfect Raises $6.6M for its Organic Cold-Pressed Lemon Water

Lemon Perfect, an innovative cold-pressed lemon water brand that has exploded onto the scene in the enhanced water category, announced today the closing of a significant funding round from an influential network of investors across food and beverage, media, music, sports, and entertainment. Yanni Hufnagel “The early investor enthusiasm for Lemon Perfect has been energizing and humbling,” said Yanni Hufnagel, Lemon Perfect’s founder, and CEO. “The ...

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PocketList Launches Rental Platform to Connects Landlords to Renters

A bag of mixed emotions always comes with the task of scouting for a new apartment. It’s exciting because it means a new start and a new place to explore but it’s also tiring and frustrating. So much so that some folks dread moving. If only there’s something like a review app for apartments for rent, right? Well, if you live in LA, then PocketList might make the search easier ...

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FlipFit Launches a Social Shopping App That Allows Shoppers to Try on Clothes at Home

For most of us, shopping for clothes is a social activity. We drag a friend, family member, or special someone along while we look for nice items to expand our wardrobes. Others’ honest opinions on whether something looks nice or not can really play a huge impact on most folks’ decision-making processes. However, with the rise of e-commerce, shopping for clothes has become isolated. Sure, you can still share the ...

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Fernish Launches Premium Furniture Rentals For Every Taste

With today’s lifestyles and economy, it’s making less and less sense to buy stuff. It also helps that more and more businesses are offering rental services so you don’t really have to purchase and commit to a lot of things anymore. Aside from houses and cars, however, you can now also rent furniture. Fernish, a furniture subscription, and rent-to-own service make this possible. And, recently raised $15M from Khosla, Jeff ...

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65 Promising LA Startups You Need to Watch Out, According to VCs

Every day in Los Angeles, another startup launches.  Just like every aspiring actor in Los Angeles believes they are the next Brad Pitt, every startup founder believes they are the next multi-billion-dollar hit.  There have been no shortages of hits founded in LA like Dollar Shave Club, Honey, SnapChat, Tinder, ZipRecruiter, Bird...and the list goes on.  Yet, for every hit, there have been more flops that you will never hear ...

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From The Trenches: Inside Scoop on Swoop’s $3.2 Million VC Raise

From the Trenches interviewed Ruben Schwartz, cofounder of Swoop, back in June here. Since then, his company has secured a $3.2 million VC Raise led by Signia Ventures. This is pretty awesome stuff for an idea that literally started in a garage with other founders Peter Evenson and Amir Ghorbani.  So we thought we’d check-in and see what the journey was like, and what advice Ruben has for people looking ...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on E-Commerce Startups

COVID-19 is a pandemic that has affected the whole world economically. Author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Darkroom, Lucas DiPietrantonio, explains how it has personally affected his company, other companies he has worked with, as well as his colleagues. Darkroom is a marketing agency that guides e-commerce companies in brand building and increasing revenue with the help of online platforms. When the first case of COVID-19 was first found in Wuhan, ...

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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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