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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
By Hazel Trice Edney, 4/12/22
The last two years have underlined what we already knew: the digital divide in America is real and has consequences for millions of Americans. An affordable, reliable connection is imperative in participating in the 21st century economy, and those families relying on mobile-only access are falling behind. Often, they cannot attend class online or seek a career opportunity that offers the possibility of working remotely. And as more services, job applications, and infrastructure moves online, the gap is only widening.
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.
Fintech startup Superjoi, which lets fans fund creators’ content projects, has raised $2.5 million in pre-seed funding.