"It's the weirdest battle that you would never expect L.A. to have, with just the 405 between us."
They compete in an esoteric realm only accountants would know about: close management software. But the stakes are high as FloQast and Blackline battle for global market share in the Valley. Senior finance reporter Ben Bergman writes the pandemic has only turned up the heat.
One is a startup that has raised $90 million in venture funding. The other is a publicly traded corporation with a market capitalization of $3.4 billion. Their headquarters are about five miles apart — the incumbent in Woodland Hills and the startup in Sherman Oaks. Read more >>