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"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.

Forget swiping left and right on Tinder to meet a match. The app now wants to take you on a virtual date.

Time's running out to sign up to watch our next Startup Pitch Showcase, featuring biotech and health startups Diadem Biotherapeutics, Tot Squad and GIBLIB. Learn about them here, and join us!

The Accountant Software Wars of the San Fernando Valley

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 >>

Coronavirus Updates: Endeavor May Cut Epic Games

Mega talent agency Endeavor hinted it might soon sell Epic Games — maker of the global phenomenon video game Fortnite — in bid to restructure amid the pandemic. Read more updates >>

AirMap Will Help Design The Government's New Drone Tracking System

Santa Monica-based drone operations company AirMap is among eight companies tapped to help the FAA establish technical requirements for its Remote ID protocol. Read more >>

Tomorrow's Startup Pitch Showcase is on Healthcare. Watch Here:

Join us for our next virtual pitch showcase featuring emerging startups working on some of the thorniest problems facing the healthcare industry. Thursday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. PST.

Angel investor Spencer Rascoff will judge the competition along with Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health General Partner Jay Goss. Read more | Register to attend >>

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