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Redondo Apartment Complex Gets $75 Million Loan

A 115-unit mixed-use apartment development in Redondo Beach has received a $75 million loan.

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Latino Small Business Lender Snags $8 Million Series A

Camino Financial Inc., a downtown-based fintech online lender focused on the Latino market, has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round.

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City Lifts a Freeze on Cannabis Deals

Finance: After six-month delay, agency resumes processing business licenses

After a six month freeze, Cannabis dealmaking in Los Angeles appears to have experienced a sudden thaw.

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Fintech Flashpoint: L.A. Has What It Takes to Become a Financial Technology Hub

L.A. is taking its place in the booming fintech space. Read about some of the L.A. startup and venture capital ecosystem players in the Banking and Finance Quarterly special report.

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Bullish on LA

Struck Capital’s Adam Struck believes the city’s startup community can rival Silicon Valley

Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Struck Capital is all-in on L.A. The firm invests in an array of industries, from lifestyle products and gaming to financial and educational technology.

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LA Cannabis Deals on Ice

Finance: Regulatory delays chill investments

Cannabis dealmaking in Los Angeles is stuck in a regulatory bottleneck. Approval on cannabis business ownership transfers have been on hold since July, delaying investments.

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LA-Based Companies Are Riding the Wave of Kickstarter Funding

LA is the top city for projects raising money on the crowdfunding platform

Los Angeles has raised more money through Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Kickstarter than any city in the world.

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Sababa Launches Fund

Looks to connect Israeli startups, US companies

Sababa Ventures, which is looking to bring Israeli funding, innovation and expertise to the American market, is raising $35 million for its debut fund.

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Bastion Buys Agency db5

Australian company continues LA push

Highland Park-based consumer insights and strategy agency db5 has been purchased by Australian communications group Bastion Collective.

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Fintech Startup Altruist Raises $8.5 Million

Venice-based startup Altruist Corp. raised an $8.5 million Series A round.

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Broker-Dealer Western International to Be Acquired

Western International Securities Inc., an independent broker-dealer based in Pasadena, will be acquired by New York-based Atria Wealth Solutions Inc.

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LGBTQ-Focused Index Launches

WeHo firm tracks top 100 companies for investors

LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings launches an index tracking companies committed to advancing equality.

J2 Planning $500M Offer

Internet services firm will use funds on credit balance

Hollywood-based internet services firm J2 Global Inc. intends to sell $500 million in convertible senior notes.

HMBradley Nabs $3.5M

Digital banking startup looks to launch in 2020

Halleman Bradley to launch a tech-focused banking platform following a $3.5 million seed round.

Most Influential Insurance Brokers: Publisher's Letter

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

As we recently learned after last year’s wildfires, insurance is vitally important if we are to protect our businesses, employees, homes, vehicles, and other professional and personal assets.