Digest 4/4-4/10: Crowdfunder Launches VC Index; Big Rounds for Clutter, Awesomeness

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Monday April 11
UX: Creative Process

Tuesday April 12
Arena Fest
Mobile Growth
USC Startup Fair
Nelly: The Willy Wonka of Science & Design
Space Tech

Wednesday April 13
SEJ Summit
AWS Elasticsearch
LA Tech HH
Cloud Security Alliance

Thursday April 14
USC Viterbi Robotics Open House
Balanced Team Salon
Nerd Nite
Northside Innovation

Friday April 15
IP: Content Platforms


Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

LAEDC‘s Chris Rico Continues to Innovate LA (link)
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CLUTTER Raises $20M Series B (link)
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AIRMAP Raises $15M Series A (link)
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CROWNPEAK Merges with UK Firm, Raises $50M (link)

mPULSE Raises $13M (link)

Verizon Invests in AWESOMENESS TV at $650M Valuation (link)

How OLD MEDIA is Funding NEW MEDIA (link)

VIZZARIO Raises $2M for Vision Tracking Tech (link)
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On-Demand Dog Walker ZINGY Acquired by Rover (link)
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CROWDFUNDER Launches VC Index Fund (link)
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TECHSTARS Announces Portfolio Co’s in Cedars Sinai Incubator (link)
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SEEDLING Picked Up by Target (link)

HAPPY RETURNS Opens Physical Returns Space for Your Online Purchases (link)
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MACHINIMA Launches SportsCenter-style eSports Show (link)

NBC Announces Cross-Platform Ad Partnership with VOX (link)

Women in VR Come Together to Form SHIFT (link)
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WEVR Launches VR Network (link)
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NATIONBUILDER Launches A Site to Help You RUN FOR OFFICE (link)
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Mayor’s Office Launches CLEAN STREETS Dashboard (link)
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INSTABRAND Launches Social Influencer Search Engine (link)

SNAPCHAT Posts Staggering Growth (link)
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Watch HEADSPACE CEO Andy Puddicombe’s SXSW Keynote (link)
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BKSTG Gets the Tech Crunch Treatment (link)
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Fortune Taps LAUREL & WOLF for Startup Stories (link)
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Upfront’s MARK SUSTER Given Props for His Mad Snapchat Skills BI: (link) Buzzfeed: (link)

BROCK PIERCE Talks Blockchain and Banks on CNBC (link)
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Out-of-Town VCs Sing LA’s Praises (link)
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SNAPCHAT Starting to Build Local Community Outreach Initiatives (link)
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MLB Analytics App SCOUTABLES Launches (link)
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ERNST & YOUNG Announce LA Entrepreneur of the Year Semifinalists (link)

CARGOMATIC Lays Off Half Its Staff (link)
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DIGITAL SUMMIT Hosted Marketing All-Stars at the Skirball

The Mayor Visited LOOTCRATE to Talk Job Creation

BUZZ ALDRIN Dropped by for a Dance Party Under the Space Shuttle

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