Weekly Recap, 3/7-14: LA Tech Co’s at SXSW; New Raises for Mucker, Soothe, Zefr

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday March 14
Active Ideas Art Talk

Tuesday March 15
Ensighten AGILITY World Tour
Harvard Venture Competition
Silicon Beach E-Commerce
Diversity in VC

Wednesday March 16
TechSparks Pitchfest
Worthy Women
Thursday March 17

Friday March 18
TEDx Santa Monica

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

MUCKER CAPITAL Raises Another $45M (link)
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Massage App SOOTHE Raises $35M Series B (link)
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Venice-based ZEFR Raises $5M (link)
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Science Inc’s HELLO SOCIETY Acquired by New York Times (link)
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Mayor’s Office Launches JOBS LA App (link)
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SNAPCHAT Expects $300M in Revenue for 2016 (link)
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SNAPCHAT Partners with Turner Sports to Monetize Fan Vids (link)
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STYLEHAUL Partners with Time Inc for Ad Pact (link)
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SCOPELY Partners with WWE for Mobile Games (link)
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Animals at LA ZOO Can Now Take Selfies (link)
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COACHELLA Goes VR (link)
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Is SNAPCHAT Getting into Wearables? (link)
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Visit VIRGIN GALACTIC in Long Beach (link)
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SEAN PARKER Wants You to Watch Movies at Home. For $50. And a $150 Set Top box. (link)
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HYPERLOOP TECH Featured on CNBC (link)
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Featured on Business Insider (link)
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Snapchat-based ARSENIC MAGAZINE Featured on Business Insider (link)
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WAVEMAKER Matched LA’s Top Tech Firms and VCs at SXSW

CROSS CULTURE VC Hosted a SXSW Event As Well


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Hosts Pop-Up Space at SXSW

TINDER Talked Tech vs Real-Life Romance at New York Times SXSW VR Space

Team TWO BIT CIRCUS Rolled into SXSW

Sensay Founder Crystal Rose and Blockchain Expert Brock Pierce Met GRUMPY CAT

IDA IRELAND Kicked Off their SXSW Event with a Wicked Parade

UKTI Hosted a Series of Events at Great Britain House

HEADSPACE Reaches 5 Million Downloads

Congrats to POLYMAIL for Winning Product Hunt’s Mac App of the Year!

March Capital Hosted Its Annual MONTGOMERY SUMMIT

PORT TECH LA Hosted a Massive Gathering

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When Nasty Gal Met Tinder

And if you ever needed a reason to move to LA…

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