Disney Taps Former Apple Gaming Exec, Aspiration Hires New Sustainability Chief

Decerry Donato

Decerry Donato is dot.LA's Editorial Fellow. Prior to that, she was an editorial intern at the company. Decerry received her bachelor's degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine. She continues to write stories to inform the community about issues or events that take place in the L.A. area. On the weekends, she can be found hiking in the Angeles National forest or sifting through racks at your local thrift store.

Disney Taps Former Apple Gaming Exec, Aspiration Hires New Sustainability Chief
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NINJIO, a cybersecurity awareness training company, tapped Teresa Alicer as chief financial officer. Alicer previously served as vice president of finance at Semihandmade.

Former Salesforce senior vice president Jon Fee joined VettaFi, a data and analytics platform for the asset management industry, as chief marketing officer.

Fintech firm Aspiration welcomed Olivia Albrecht as chief sustainability officer. Albrecht most recently served as global head of ESG for The TCW Group.

The Walt Disney Company tapped former Apple Arcade games creative director Mark Bozon as its vice president of Next Generation Storytelling creative experiences.

Allen Media Group promoted Michael Senzonto president of digital. He was previously the company’s senior vice president of digital and general manager of Local Now.

The Honest Company, a clean lifestyle brand, hired Steve Winchell as executive vice president of operations and R&D. Winchell previously served as executive vice president of product at The Parent Company.

Event management platform Swoogo added Sam Harkness as senior vice president of partnerships. He was previously head of partnerships for Looker.

UP.Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm, promoted former principal Ally Warson to partner. The company also welcomed Joshua Schachter, the co-founder of del.icio.us (acquired by Yahoo) and Tasty Labs (acquired by Walmart) as venture partner, as Whipsaw co-founder Bob Riccomini as design partner.

ATM solutions provider FCTI hired John Grosheim as director of security. Grosheim previously served as an associate director at Cognizant.

Athos Therapeutics, an artificial intelligence-focused preclinical biotech company, added Yiannis Monovoukas and Monte Stettin to be advisors and observers to the board of directors. Monovoukas is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Helios Cardio, while Stettin is the CEO and founder of Mahler Development Company.

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Regard Raises $15M for AI-Powered Software That Help Doctors Diagnose Patients

Decerry Donato

Decerry Donato is dot.LA's Editorial Fellow. Prior to that, she was an editorial intern at the company. Decerry received her bachelor's degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine. She continues to write stories to inform the community about issues or events that take place in the L.A. area. On the weekends, she can be found hiking in the Angeles National forest or sifting through racks at your local thrift store.

Regard Raises $15M for AI-Powered Software That Help Doctors Diagnose Patients
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Culver City-based health care startup Regard, which uses AI-driven software to help physicians accurately diagnose patients, has raised $15.3 million in Series A funding.

Pasadena-based Calibrate Ventures and Colorado-based Foundry Group led the investment in Regard, formerly known as HealthTensor. Other investors that participated in the round include TenOneTen Ventures, Susa Ventures, Brook Byers of Byers Capital and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston. The new funding will be used to grow Regard’s team and customer base, the company said in a press release.

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This Week in 'Raises': Regard Secures $15M, MaC Venture Capital Raises $203M for Second Fund

Decerry Donato

Decerry Donato is dot.LA's Editorial Fellow. Prior to that, she was an editorial intern at the company. Decerry received her bachelor's degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine. She continues to write stories to inform the community about issues or events that take place in the L.A. area. On the weekends, she can be found hiking in the Angeles National forest or sifting through racks at your local thrift store.

This Week in 'Raises': Regard Secures $15M, MaC Venture Capital Raises $203M for Second Fund
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This week in “Raises”: A local healthcare startup secured funding to help grow the team and deploy its software to more physicians and hospitals, while Black-led, seed-stage venture capital firm surpassed its goal for its second fund.

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How Braid Theory Plans to Build the Blue Economy from the Port of LA

Keerthi Vedantam

Keerthi Vedantam is a bioscience reporter at dot.LA. She cut her teeth covering everything from cloud computing to 5G in San Francisco and Seattle. Before she covered tech, Keerthi reported on tribal lands and congressional policy in Washington, D.C. Connect with her on Twitter, Clubhouse (@keerthivedantam) or Signal at 408-470-0776.

How Braid Theory Plans to Build the Blue Economy from the Port of LA
Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles.

San Pedro-based Braid Theory is one of the growing number of accelerators in the country looking to grow the so-called blue economy, which spans a range of ocean-related industries and is estimated at $2.5 trillion a year.

The accelerator is accepting online applications until July 18, with its second-ever program kicking off in August.

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