Morning News 01.25.16: FreedomPop & Waldo Raises, OpenX Kills Earnings, VR Packs LA & Sundance

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday January 25
UCLA Anderson Accelerator Launch Party
Hack the Beach
Community Hack Night
Sports Startups

Tuesday January 26
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow (-1/27)
Art and Science of Personalizing Mobile Apps

Wednesday January 27
Sabio Open House
LA Catalyst
Leveraging Customer Centricity for Profitability
Santa Monica New Tech #42
Psychology of Success
Grid 110 Demo Day Party

Thursday January 28
Santa Monica State of the City
LGBT Innovators and UCLA Entrepreneurs

Friday January 29
Innovate Pasadena: LA’s Tech Scene
Pitch Deck Workshop

Saturday January 30
Silicon Beach Startup 101 Course
Night on Broadway


Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

FREEDOMPOP Raises $50M Series C (link)
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Upfront Leads $5M Series A for WALDO (link)
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CAPLINKED Raises $3.5M from Peter Thiel (link)
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OPENX Blows Away Earnings (link)

HYPERLOOP TECH Breaks Ground on 5 Mile Test Track (link)

KCRW Launches VR App (link)
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Tons of LA VR Companies at Sundance (link)
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RENDER MEDIA on Track for Red-Hot 2016 (link)
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SNAPCHAT Rumored to Add Audio / Video Calls (link)

TINDER Adds STD Testing Labs Info (link)

OCULUS Lawsuit Raises Issues Eerily Similar to Facebook’s Own Birth (link)

UBER Arrives at LAX (link)
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FITGUARD Featured in TechCrunch (link)

3 Former San Franciscans Explain Why They Moved to LA (link)
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Pick Up Your FREE Rain Barrel (link)

VRLA Continues to Grow with ANOTHER Sold Out Event

SCALE14X Packed Pasadena

SPACEX Tested Crew Modules

THE GROVE Faced an Alien Invasion

And if you ever need a reason to live in LA…

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