The LA tech scene closed out April with $493 million in venture capital raised from just five companies. Find out which company gained the most capital and how the funds will be allocated.
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UCSD News: Triton Innovation Challenge Honors Innovative Startups With Environmental Focus
UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering, Rady School of Management and Scripps Institution of Oceanography celebrated a decade of support for environmentally focused commercial and technological innovation with the tenth annual Triton Innovation Challenge business competition. The April 27 event recognized engineers, physicians, biologists and business students who make up a new class of startups ready to change humanity’s relationship with the world.
UCSD News: First-Ever Innovation Day at Petco Park Showcases Diversity of UC San Diego’s Innovation Workforce
UC San Diego’s transdisciplinary environment cultivates uncommon thinking and collaboration to produce high-impact innovators who drive discovery and solutions for societal good. On April 28, more than 100+ startups and business leaders convened in Petco Park to engage with the diversity, variety and ambition of the regional life sciences and technology startup scene.
Built in LA: LinearB Raises $50M Series B to Help Optimize Software Development
LinearB raised $50 million in Series B financing. The round, led by Tribe Capital, brings its total funding to date to $71 million. The company is also backed by investors including Salesforce Ventures, Battery Ventures and 83North.
Built in LA: Divergent Raised $160M, Ruth Health Got $2.4M, and More LA Tech News
Tinseltown has been steadily building its reputation around eco-friendly innovations and the latest developments in Web3. West Coast companies are making moves in these sectors and beyond, raising new funding across a wide range of industries. Learn what’s underway with the Built In LA weekly refresh.
Built in LA: Built In LA’s 12 Featured Companies of the Month
Built In LA’s featured companies of the month are hiring candidates with those core traits, and their teams are ready to help those candidates expand their knowledge and skill sets, find their place in their industry and lead their careers to new heights.
Fox 5 San Diego: Amazon announces 700 San Diego jobs as part of SoCal expansion
Amazon.com Inc. plans to create 2,500 corporate and technical jobs in Southern California, including more than 700 in San Diego, the company announced Tuesday.
San Diego Union-Tribune: Local startup Carlsmed lands $30M to bring personalized spine surgery tech to more patients
Med-tech startup Carlsmed said Tuesday that it picked up an additional $30 million in venture capital to drive its digital platform for personalized, 3-D printed spinal implants to improve the success rate of certain back surgeries.
dot.LA: Superjoi Raises $2.5 Million To Help Fans Fund Their Favorite Creators
Fintech startup Superjoi, which lets fans fund creators’ content projects, has raised $2.5 million in pre-seed funding.
Built in LA: HaveNeed App Launches to Bring Bartering Into the Modern Age
Today, LA startup HaveNeed is launching to bring the age-old bartering system back to the mainstream with a modern take.