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Tinder Targets College Students With Tinder U
August 21, 2018
Los Angeles-based Tinder is targeting college students with a new feature, Tinder U, which it rolled out on Tuesday morning. According to Tinder, the new service helps connect college students with a .edu email address, who are attending four year, a …

Postie Names Sales Head
August 21, 2018
Los Angeles-based Postie, the machine-learning-meets-diirect-mail startup backed by Bonfire Ventures and Crosscut Ventures, said today that it has named Zev Gollender as the company's Head of Sales. Gollender was most recently Vice President of …

Arensis Raises $17M In Debt Funding For Distributed Energy Efforts
August 21, 2018
Los Angeles-based Arensis, a developer of distributed energy systems, announced that it has raised approximately $17M in debt funding from UK-based Hadrian's Wall Secured Investments Limited (HWSIL). According to Arensis, the new funding will go …

MINDBODY Links With Strava
August 21, 2018
San Luis Obispo-based MINDBODY, the online booking site for fitness classes and spas, has linked up with athletic app and social network developer Strava, the two said on Monday. According to the two, they have connected through Strava's "G …

NASA Gives Nod To SpaceX Fueling Plan
August 21, 2018
NASA has given the nod to Hawthorne-based SpaceX, for its plan to fuel its rockets while astronauts are on board its Crew Dragon spacecraft. In a statement, published on Friday, NASA said it will allow SpaceX to use its "load-and-go" approa …

Lakers Training Facility Goes Solar
August 21, 2018
The training facility for the Los Angeles Lakers, the UCLA Health Training Center, has just gone solar, according to an anouncement from The Los Angeles Lakers, LG Electronics USA and Vaha Energy. According to the three, they just installed a system …

Cubic Wins $27M Contract From Canada
August 21, 2018
San Diego-based defense contractor Cubic Corporation said Monday that its Cubic Global Defense business division has received a $27M contract from Canada. According to the company, the award, from the Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on b …

Interview with Marlon Nichols, Cross Culture Ventures
August 20, 2018
What's the best way to build a strong portfolio of technology companies, which tap into the broadest markets and avoids the "bubble" group-think of many venture firms? For this morning's interview, we sat down with Marlon Nichols, …

CrowdStrike Names IPO Veteran As Chief Legal Officer
August 20, 2018
Cloud cybersecurity software developer CrowdStrike announced today that it has named Paul Bradley Shinn as its Chief Legal Officer. Shinn was previously Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Gigamon, and also had s …

Skyworks Completes Avenera Acquisition
August 20, 2018
Irvine-based Skyworks Solutions, which develops analog semiconductors, said late Friday that it has completed its acquisition Avnera Corporation. The acquisition had been announced on August 3rd, and is worth up to $425M in total. Skyworks said it pa …