Surkus Local is meant to drive customers to small businesses in their neighborhoods and keep them coming back. It will launch with select food and beverage retailers in Koreatown, Downtown L.A. and Hollywood later this month on iOS.
Popshop Live, which raised $3 million led by Floodgate and Abstract Ventures, wants users to shop on their phones as if they're browsing through products and interacting with clerks in a store.
Luxury electric carmaker Karma has found a lifeline with $100 million in new funding as the company and its parent look to cash in on the popularity of Tesla in order raise $300 million.
The company is building a managed marketplace to allow users to not just search but also finance and complete the paperwork for residential real estate.
The company launched two years ago as a way to help fanatics enjoy a ride without the high cost. It's now raised $2 million in Series A funds led by LiveOak Venture Partners.
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