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Oct 26, 2021
LA Tech Week in Review: 10/17/21-10/23/21 With so much going on in the thriving LA tech and startup ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the news in the space. We keep you abreast of the things that you may have missed in LA Tech news for the week ending 10/23 featuring news for Shop Latinx, Obsesh, and much, much more. VideoAmp $275M - Series F VideoAmp, a media measurement platform, has raised $275M in Series F funding from investors that include Tiger Global Management, D1 Capital Partners, The Spruce House Partnership, EPIQ Capital Group, and Ankona Capital Partners. Founded by Dave Gullo and Ross McCray in 2014, VideoAmp has now raised a total of $382M in reported equity funding. Embrace $45M - Series B Embrace, an observability and data platform for mobile, has raised $45M in Series B funding from investors that include New Enterprise Associates, Greycroft, FundersClub, Soma Capital, Eniac Ventures, Miramar Ventures, Duke Angel Network, AV8 Ventures, Christopher Golda, John Curtius, Dan Wright, Farhan Thawar, Jon Runyan, and Adam Pettit. Founded by Eric Futoran, Fredric Newberg, and Maggie Shih in 2016, Embrace has now raised a total of $57M in reported equity funding. Carbon Capture $35M - Series A Carbon Capture, a startup that manufactures machines that remove CO2 from the atmosphere, has raised $35M in Series A funding from investors that include Idealab, Prime Movers Lab, Time Ventures, and Rio Tinto. Carbon Capture was founded by Bill Gross and Andrea Pedretti in 2019. Please join Austrade this Thursday, October 28th to see some of the hottest Fintech startups coming out out of Australia $12M - Series A Kazoo Games, a mobile gaming studio, has raised $12M in Series A funding from investors that include led by Garena. Kazoo Games was founded by Sean Ro, David Schulman in 2019. Chim3ra $3M - funding according to a recent SEC filing Chim3ra, a newly-formed startup by an ex-Quibi executive, has raised $3M in funding according to a recent SEC filing. The filing indicates that the total offering is for $3.5M and that there were fourteen investors in this close. Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures is listed as a Director. Chim3ra was founded by Steven Greitzer in 2021. Grounded Foods Co. $2.5M - additional Grounded Foods Co., a maker of plant-based cheese, has raised $2.5M in additional funding from investors that include Route 66 Ventures, Big Idea Ventures, Presight Capital, Stray Dog Capital, Kale United, and Nucleus Capital. 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Founded by Jason Brenek in 2018, MetaMedia has now raised a total of $3.9M in reported equity funding. Catalyze AI $1.2M - funding according to a recent SEC filing Catalyze AI, an AI-powered lead generation platform for the financial services industry, has raised $1.2M in funding according to a recent SEC filing. The filing indicates that the total offering is for $2M and that there were sixteen investors in this close. Catalyze AI was founded by Sam Kendree and Brian Scott in 2021. Obsesh $1M - Pre-Seed Obsesh, a real-time sports platform connecting consumers to top athletes and personalities, has raised $1M in Pre-Seed funding from investors that include Crosscut Ventures, Stadia Ventures, Paul Bricault, and Chad Hurley. Obsesh was founded by Jonalyn Morris and Tracy Benson in 2019. Shop Latinx $1M - Pre-Seed Shop Latinx, a marketplace for Latinx brands and consumers, has raised $1M in Pre-Seed funding from investors that include Techstars, Precursor Ventures, Backstage Capital, Debut Capital, 2PM, Humble Ventures, Silicon Hills Capital, and Hispanics in Philanthropy. Founded by Brittany Chavez in 2016, Shop Latinx has now raised a total of $1.1M in reported equity funding. Make an impact on your bottom line and drive leads! The LA TechWatch audience is driving progress and innovation on a global scale. There are a number of options to reach this audience of the world's most innovative organizations and startups at scale including strategic brand placement, lead generation, and thought leadership in front of an audience that comprises the vast majority of key decision-makers in the LA business community and beyond. Learn more about advertising to LA Tech, at scale . You are seconds away from signing up for the hottest list in LA Tech!