Digest 6/13-19: Big Raises for Vow to be Chic, Vrse, Exactly; Makers Kit, Branch Chosen for Target Techstars

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday, June 20
Make in LA (-6/24)
SMNT Happy Hr
Art of Fast Pitch
LA Fintech Mix Mingle
Community Hack Night
Make a Documentary

Tuesday, June 21
Hack for LA
SB Young Pros DTLA
SMCLA Summer Kick-Off
Women Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, June 22
AWS: Splunk!
Startups in the Sky
Building Brands
GRID110 Investor Panel

Thursday, June 23
VidCon (-6/25)
Preccelerator Demo Day
SB Young Pros
Messaging Queues
Supplyframe Open House

Friday, June 24
Holographic Hackathon (-6/26)
TECHmunch (-6/25)
Innovate Pasadena
LACI Tour
Evenings at the Loft
LATHH

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

VRSE Raises $12.65M Series A, Changes Name to WITHIN (link)
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VOW TO BE CHIC $5M Series A (link)
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EXACTLY Raises $4.6M (link)
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ARENA-Backed Andela Raises $25M Series B (link)
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MAKERS KIT and BRANCH Selected for Techstars / Target Accelerator (link)
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IMPACT WITH INFLUENCE Matches Influencers with Causes (link)
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EA Announces Weekly eSports Competitions (link)
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ASTRONAUTS WANTED Launches Transmedia Residency (link)
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SNAPCHAT AdWeek’s Cover Story (link)
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SPORTLE Covered by Mashable (link) and Vice (link)
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FACTUAL Featured in Inc (link)
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SNAPCHAT to Insert Ads Between Stories (link)
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LA Getting Known for Its PUBLIC TRANPSORTATION (link)
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SMORGASBURG Opens in DTLA’s Arts District (link)
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Happy Birthday BIXEL EXCHANGE!

Ryan Williams Launches INFLUENCER ECONOMY

LA Played Hosts UKTI‘s Annual Sync Mission

SNAPCHAT Spotted at LAX


TECHSPARKS PASADENA
Held Their Monthly Get Together

HACKER FUND

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