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Sonos Files For IPO
April 25, 2018
Santa Barbara-based Sonos has filed for a confidential IPO, according to a report on Wednesday, which says that Sonos is hoping to go public as soon as June. The report, from the Wall Street Journal, says the IPO will value Sonos at between $2.5 bill …

JMI Equity Backs CampusLogic In $55M Funding
April 25, 2018
JMI Equity, the private equity firm which has one of its main offices in La Jolla, is the lead investor in a round for Phoenix, Arizona-based CampusLogic. CampusLogic, which develops software tools to help streamline the management of student financi …

NEXT Trucking, Backed By $21M From Sequoia Capital, Plans Big Hiring Push
April 25, 2018
Lynwood, California-based NEXT Trucking, which operates an online marketplace which connects carriers to shippers, says it is planning a big hiring push in Southern California, after a big $21M funding round from Sequoia Capital. The startup, led by …

TaskUs Names Chief Customer Officer
April 25, 2018
Los Angeles-based TaskUs, which provides outsourced customer support and other back-end support for technology companies, said today that it has named Jarrod Johnson as Chief Customer Officer. Johnson was previously SVP of Sales at TaskUs, and will b …

Jam City's Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Launches On iOS, Android
April 25, 2018
The highly anticipated, Harry Potter-themed videogame from Los Angeles-based Jam City–Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery–officially launched today, and is now on Apple's App Store and Google Play. Jam City's new title allows players to create …

Origin Code Academy Rolls Out Free Programming Intro Course Online
April 25, 2018
San Diego-based "code school" Origin Code Academy said this morning that it has rolled out a new, online-only, free course on programming and the basics of writing code. According to the boot camp operator, the free course is aimed a …

Taoglas Names New VP Of Engineering
April 25, 2018
San Diego-based Taoglas, which develops antennas for the telematics, automotive and other markets, has named Jeff Shamblin as its new VP of Engineering. Shamblin was previously at Ethertronics, where he had served in such roles as CTO and Chief Scien …

RealD Extends Deal With Cinemark Until 2022
April 25, 2018
Beverly Hills-based 3D movie projection technology provider RealD said today with theater exhibitor Cinemark Holdings, that the two have renewed Cinemark's 3D agreement with RealD through 2022. Financial details of the deal were not announced by …

Israeli Venture Fund Raises $20M, Looks To Link With LA Startups
April 25, 2018
A new, $20M venture capital fund, TAU Ventures, based out of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Tel Aviv University (TAU), says it is specifically looking to link with the Los Angeles technology community–thanks to its link with Los Angeles investor Behzad Kianm …

Eusoh, Backed By $2M, Targets Veterinary Expenses With Fintech Startup
April 24, 2018
Afraid of running into unexpected veterinary bills for that new puppy? A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Eusoh, is hoping to make it easier for people to handle unexpected veterinary costs, by banding people together in groups to help provide an alte …