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Syng Raises $49 Million for Home Audio Tech

Syng was founded by Christopher Stringer, a former designer for Apple, and Damon Way, who also co-founded DC Shoes.

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Whatnot Reaches $1.5 Billion Valuation

The valuation is tied to the company closing its third investment round of the year, through which it brought in $150 million.

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Appetize Acquired by SpotOn for $415 Million

Playa Vista-based point-of-sale software developer Appetize Technologies Inc. has been acquired by SpotOn Transact Inc. for $415 million.

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For companies that rely on long-term customers, “churn” — a term that refers to the number of canceled or lapsed subscriptions — is a major challenge.

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Chris Paul-Backed Greenfly Catches on With Athletes

The idea for Greenfly Inc. came to former right-fielder Shawn Green after he hit a record four home runs in a 2002 Los Angeles Dodgers game.

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Team Huddle Builds Scheduling Tool Aimed at Improving Mental Health

The company's first product, ScheduleIQ, has a 'burnout meter' and keeps track of work-life balance.

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Omaze Raises $85 Million for Fundraising Platform

Individual investors include Bono, Kerry Washington, Tom Brady and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

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SpaceX’s Historic Week Ushers in New Possibilities for Space Exploration

Inspiration4 proves that the company is making headway on its mission of opening space travel to all.

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SpaceX Deploys 51 Starlink Satellites From Vandenberg

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. completed its first Starlink launch from the West Coast.

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HopSkipDrive, a Ride-Hailing App for Kids, Plans to Triple in Size

HopSkipDrive plans to use its latest funding round to grow into 30 new markets.

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LA Companies Give Renters More Ways to Charge EVs

To achieve a zero-emissions future, Los Angeles will need charging stations at condos and apartment buildings.

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Can Riot Build a New Game as Big as ‘League of Legends’?

It’s hard to imagine a video game developer getting off to a stronger start than Riot Games Inc.

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Sam Altman-Backed Coco Scores $36 Million for Food Delivery Robots

Coco partners with 18 local restaurants, including Umami Burger, Jinya Ramen Bar and Alfalfa.

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PlantWave Takes Root on TikTok

PlantWave, a device created by Marina del Rey-based Data Garden Co., turns a plant’s biorhythms into music.

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Trust Aims to Help Small Businesses Make Smarter Ad Buys

Clients get a payment card for ad buys and access to a data-sharing platform with insights on advertising costs for companies like TikTok and Snap.

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