James Cutchin

Staff Reporter

Banking and finance reporter James B. Cutchin can be reached at jcutchin@labusinessjournal.com.

Email: jcutchin@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 232

Recent Stories

Fitness App Maker Zwift Secures $450 Million in Funding

Zwift Inc., the Long Beach-based maker of a popular at-home cycling and running app, has raised $450 million in Series C funding.

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SPAC Attack: Investment Vehicles See Surge in Popularity

Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, are in the midst of their biggest moment yet.

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Incentify Raises $4.25 Million for Tax Credit Tech

El Segundo-based tax credit and incentives platform Incentify has received $4.25 million in equity investment from Ryan LLC.

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Flying Eagle Sets Deal for Mobile Gaming Company Skillz

Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp., a Century City-based special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, plans to merge with mobile gaming platform Skillz Inc.

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Inglewood Bitcoin Firm to Expand In-Person Centers

After months of webinars and Zoom meetings, Crypto Blockchain Plug Inc. is coming back to the physical world.

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Broadway Financial Merger Makes History

Hancock Park-based Broadway Financial Corp. is set to become the largest Black-led bank in American history.

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Mesa West Capital Is Poised to Thrive Amid Pandemic

Having survived one major recession and seen long-term growth in its wake, Mesa West Capital believes the aftermath of Covid-19 could create similar opportunities in their space.

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Bonfire Ventures Raises New $100 Million Fund

Santa Monica-based Bonfire Ventures, which focuses on investments in business-to-business software companies, has raised $100 million for its second venture fund.

Upfront Backs Glendale Cloud Security Firm

Cybersecurity company Britive Inc. has raised $5.4 million in late seed stage funding.

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Musk Leads 2020 LA Billionaires Thanks to Massive Gain

Despite a global pandemic and one of the most tumultuous economic environments in modern history, U.S. billionaires have done surprisingly well in the past year.

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