James Cutchin

Staff Reporter

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

Recent Stories

VCs Defend PPP Use by Companies

Local leaders push back on complaints about funds

The federal Paycheck Protection Program has served as a lifeline for struggling companies, but it has also prompted concerns over access to capital.

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ExchangeRight Wins ‘Essential’ Bet

Firm invests in properties with health care tenants

Pasadena-based real estate investment firm ExchangeRight is carving out steady returns despite the pandemic-driven downturn.

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Banks Are Well Positioned to Weather the Storm

Local institutions likely to play a key part in economic recovery

Banks, like a majority of other industries, will not thrive in the Covid-19 downturn. But they are one of the sectors best positioned to survive.

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Nanotech Sets Series C

Graphene battery-maker raises $28 million for production

Brentwood-based Nanotech Energy Co. has raised $27.5 million to ramp up production of its graphene-based products.

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K1 Sells Finance Marketing Company

Manhattan Beach-based private equity firm K1 Investment Management has sold FMG Suite to another local private equity firm.

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Making Waves

Eric Manlunas’ unique approach to venture capital is paying off

Eric Manlunas is the founder of one of Silicon Beach’s most unusual venture capital funds, Wavemaker Partners.

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Change of Pace

After a fast start in 2020, VC activity has slowed dramatically

Los Angeles venture capital dealmaking got off to a strong start this year, but the Covid-19 downturn dealt blows to VC-backed companies and investors alike.

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Ares Tops Expectations for Earnings

Firm reports record management fees

Century City-based asset manager Ares Management Corp. reported a net loss of $31 million, or 33 cents per share, in its first-quarter earnings.

Angeles Supports Covid-19 Efforts

Firm’s portfolio companies contribute on many fronts

Santa Monica-based Angeles Equity Partners is working to help its portfolio companies retool for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Orca Secures $21 Million for Cloud

Cybersecurity company sees new opportunities

Cybersecurity firm Orca Security Ltd. has received $20.5 million in venture capital investment to build out its team and market its platform.

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