TECHNOLOGY

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Heliogen to Build Manufacturing Plant in Long Beach

Pasadena-based solar energy technology company Heliogen Inc. announced Feb. 22 that it is building its first full-scale manufacturing facility in Long Beach, with production lines expected to start operation in the third quarter.

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FitOn Ready for Growth After Peerfit Acquisition

Since launching in 2018, West Hollywood-based FitOn Inc. has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the competitive fitness tech sector.

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Fintech OpenNode Eyes Cryptocurrency Future

If Super Bowl ads are any indication, public interest in cryptocurrency is reaching new heights, meaning merchants large and small may be investigating the possibility of accepting payments in digital currencies like Bitcoin.

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Swoogo Raises $20 Million for Event Management Software

It was just two months into the pandemic when Chris Sykes took over as chief executive of Century City-based event management software developer Swoogo — a time when the events industry was experiencing unprecedented disruption.

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Spotter Helps YouTubers Develop More Lucrative Content

While the creator economy continues to fundamentally change the way many people earn money, Spotter Inc. is trying to help those creators earn more of it.

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LA County Warehouse Operators Face New Emissions Rules

Come June, managers overseeing local warehouses larger than 150,000 square feet will have start keeping track of trucks arriving at their cargo docks in addition to handling their merchandise.

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Anti-Drone Directed Energy System Maker Epirus Raises $200M

Torrance-based Epirus Inc. has raised $200 million in Series C funding to expand and to explore commercial power management applications for its technology.

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Brightline Firms Up Vegas High Speed Rail Line Connection to Metrolink Rail Network

Brightline West, the affiliate of Miami-based Brightline Holdings that is planning to build a high-speed rail line from Las Vegas to Southern California, is close to solidifying the planned line’s connection to the Metrolink rail system, allowing passengers to travel by rail from Las Vegas to downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station.

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Abundant Robots Aims to Automate Apple Picking

To many city dwellers, the idea of apple picking might bring to mind a pleasant fall activity.

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Retina AI Gives Online Advertisers Valuable Intel

For online marketers, getting advertisements in front of internet users likely to become long-term customers is crucial to the success of a campaign.

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NVISIONx Raises $4.6 Million for Cybersecurity Platform

The cybersecurity industry has advanced significantly over the last decade, but data breaches and ransomware attacks at large corporations continue to occur relatively frequently.

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InvestCloud Teams Up With Ameriprise on Financial Software

New digital technologies and advancements in business software have helped expand the range of employee benefits.

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Mustard Coaching App Aims to Help Young Athletes Practice

Millions of kids around the world participate in youth sports, but few have access to personalized instruction from professional coaches.

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Crypto IRA Software Creator iTrustCapital Raises $125 Million

The Long Beach-based tech platform creator iTrustCapital Inc. secured a $125 million Series A equity raise for its Crypto IRA software platform, the company announced on January 19th, with a post-funding valuation exceeding $1.3 billion.

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8minute Solar Receives $400M in Funding From EIG Global Energy Partners

Mid-Wilshire-based 8minute Solar Energy on January 19th announced that it closed $400 million in financing from Washington, D.C.-based EIG Global Energy Partners, which specializes in investments in global energy and infrastructure.

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