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Rocket Lab's Next Launch For National Reconnaissance Office
January 20, 2020
Huntington Beach-based Rocket Lab said on Monday that its next launch, the first for 2020, will be the for U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). According to Rocket Lab, the mission, named "Birds of a Feather", will occur on January 31 …

SpaceX Deliberately Destroys Falcon 9 In Successful Crew Launch Demonstration
January 20, 2020
Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully completed an in-flight test of its Crew Dragon launch escape system on Sunday, deliberately aborting a Falcon 9 and Dragon launch — destroying a Falcon 9 on purpose — as part of its qualifications to send NASA as …

ServerFarm Wins Car Manufacturer
January 20, 2020
Los Angeles-based data center operator ServerFarm reported on Monday that the company has signed a partnership to provide its data center management services to a global car manufacturer. Financial details, and name of that customer, were not announc …

Homebound Gets $35M More For Home Rebuilding
January 17, 2020
Homebound, a startup which rebuilds homes after disasters–and which has offices in Malibu–has raised $35M in a Series B funding, the company disclosed this week, bringing its total raised to $53M. The startup–which is split between Santa Rosa, Cal …

SpaceX's Elon Musk: One Million People To Mars By 2050
January 17, 2020
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, says the goal of all of the spacecraft development at SpaceX is to send one million people to Mars by 2050. Saying that "there will be lots of jobs on Mars", Musk said he wants to load up a …

Cornerstone OnDemand Acquires Clustree
January 17, 2020
Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand. announced on Thursday that it has acquired Clustree, a developer of artificial intelligence software that uses machine learning and algorithms to match an organization's employees' skills with specif …

Skyview Capital Buys Fidelis Cybersecurity
January 17, 2020
Los Angeles-based private equity investor Skyview Capital has acquired cybersecurity software developer Fidelis Cybersecurity a provider of network traffic analysis, digital forensics, and incident response software, the company said late Thursday. F …

SpinLaunch Finds $35M For Orbital Launch Systems, Expansion In Long Beach
January 16, 2020
Long Beach-based SpinLaumch, a space startup working on oribal launch systems which use a kinetic launch system to deliver payloads into space from the ground using a mass acceleration system, has raised $35M more, the company said on Thursday aftern …

FabFitFun Names Chief Marketing Officer
January 16, 2020
Los Angeles-based FabFitFun, which offers up a seasonal "box" with a collection of products in the beauty, fashion, fitness, wellness, home, and tech areas, has named its very first Chief Marketing Officer. The company said that that Louisa …

Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health Completes Fundraising Efforts
January 16, 2020
Pasadena-based Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health, the seed-stage healthcare investment fund run by John Nackel, Jay Goss, Eric Marton and Kwame Ulmer, says it had the sixth and final close on its fund on December 31st. The firm said it now has more than 8 …