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EV subscription startup Canoo, co-founder sued for alleged harassment

Just weeks after Canoo took the wraps off its electric vehicle, the Los Angeles-based startup and co-founder Stefan Krause have been accused of gender and marital discrimination, harassment, breach o

Via is launching an on-demand public transit network in the city of Cupertino

Shuttle startup Via and the city of Cupertino are launching an on-demand public transportation network, the latest example of municipalities trying out alternatives to traditional buses. The aim is fo

Waymo is creating 3D maps of Los Angeles to better understand traffic congestion

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle company under Alphabet, has started creating 3D maps in some heavily trafficked sections of Los Angeles to better understand congestion there and determine if its self-dr

Relativity, a new star in the space race, raises $140 million for its 3-D printed rockets

With $140 million in new financing, Relativity Space is now one step closer to fulfilling its founders’ vision of making the first rockets on Mars. Tagging along for the ride are a motley assort

Upstart banking company Dave is now worth $1 billion, as Norwest puts in $50 million

Two years after the Los Angeles-based fintech startup Dave launched with a suite of money management tools to save consumers from overdraft fees, the company is now worth $1 billion thanks to a nascen

Canoo takes the covers off of its debut electric vehicle

The Los Angeles-based startup Canoo has finally unveiled its first model, the eponymously named canoo. The Canoo designers have departed pretty radically from the traditional designs that other electr

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

In this week's newsletter: Airbnb, WeWork and Postmates prep IPOs.

Impossible Foods will debut in SoCal grocery stores on Friday as first step in phased national rollout

Congratulations Southern California Gelson’s store shoppers, you’re getting Impossible Foods on your grocery shelves. The meatless ground meat substitute will be appearing in stores acros

With its third fund, Revolution Ventures stays true to its mission

Revolution Ventures raises another $215 million to invest outside of the hotbeds.

Kenshō, ‘the antithesis of Goop,’ launches a research-based guide to natural medicine

Kenshō wants to become a holistic health "medical journal" with input from credible natural healthcare providers.

Workout app Fitplan adds Alex Rodriguez as a trainer… and an investor

Former New York Yankees all-star Alex Rodriguez is racking up quite an impressive batting average in his new career as an investor and has added Fitplan to his roster of portfolio companies. The Los A

Launching from beta, ProGuides is making money ensuring that gamers never play alone

When ProGuides pulled the covers off of its service earlier this year, the young Los Angeles-based startup intended to give gamers a way to train with professional and semi-pro esports players from ar

Through crowdsourcing, Cerberus Interactive wants to take location-based gaming to the masses

Sami Khan began his work in the startup world by marketing mobile-based investment services like Acorns. Now the marketer who helped grow that business to a nearly $1 billion valuation is turning his

LA-based gaming company, Scopely, expands in Spain and Ireland

The Los Angeles-based gaming company Scopely is expanding its geographical footprint in Spain and Ireland. The company is building out its Barcelona offices, tripling its office space and planning to

Men’s personal care startup Huron raises $1M

Huron founder and CEO Matt Mullenax is hoping to build a big business around body wash. “For us, the broader mission is A+ personal care for guys everywhere — not just guys in New York or guys

Shell’s first Greenlots electric vehicle fast charger lands in Singapore

Royal Dutch Shell, the energy giant known for its fossil fuel production and hundreds of Shell gas stations, is creeping into the electric vehicle-power business. The company’s first DC fast cha

Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other

Earbuds, a new startup from Austin founded by former Detroit Lions lineman Jason Fox, wants to bring the power of social media to your eardrums. The company is one of a growing number of startups tryi

PodcastOne is launching LaunchpadDM, a free hosting platform for independent podcasters

PodcastOne, the celebrity podcasting network from the founder of radio powerhouse WestwoodOne, is launching a free hosting platform for podcasters. The Los Angeles-based syndicated podcasting platform

In SF, tech crumbled the American dream — LA can do better

The San Francisco Bay Area has become an enclave unattainable to all but the most privileged. Los Angeles doesn’t need to become another San Francisco.

Mobile messaging financial advisory service Stackin’ adds banking features and raises cash

When Stackin’ initially pitched itself as part of the Techstars Los Angeles accelerator program two years ago, the company was a video platform for financial advice targeting a millennial audien
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