LA Tech ‘Moves’: MedMen Has a New CFO, While TrueCar and H2scan Find New COOs

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LA Tech ‘Moves’: MedMen Has a New CFO, While TrueCar and H2scan Find New COOs

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MedMen, a Culver City-based cannabis retailer, has hired Ana Bowman as chief financial officer. Bowman previously served as vice president of financial reporting and financial planning and analysis for Tilray Brands.

Online automobile marketplace TrueCar has promoted Jantoon Reigersman to chief operating officer. Reigersman will continue to serve in his role as the company’s chief financial officer.

Hydrogen sensor manufacturer H2scan has hired David Meyers as chief operating officer. Meyers previously held leadership positions at engineering consulting firm Altran.

Cosmetics manufacturer Prime Matter Labs has hired Michael Ervin as the chief operating officer. Ervin previously served as senior director of operations for Nellson LLC.

LeaseLock, a Marina del Rey-based insurtech platform for real estate, hired Sudip Shekhawat as senior vice president of engineering. Shekhawat most recently served as senior vice president of engineering for Interior Logic Group.

Electric vehicle manufacturer Xos has hired Steve Ivsan as head of program management. Ivsan previously served as chief procurement officer for Lightning eMotors and has also worked for automakers such as Chrysler, Tesla and Rivian.

Customer relationship intelligence startup has appointed Sivan Michaeli-Roimi as vice president of marketing. Michaeli-Roimi was previously head of marketing at Frontegg.

Oluwafemi “Femi” Okusanya has joined Fourth Frame Studios, a new branding content studio launched by GameSquare Esports, as its head of studio. Fourth Frame has also hired Jordan Fisher as creative advisor for original IP development and Mark Rasoul as strategic brand consultant.

Arcules, a cloud-based video surveillance software provider, has appointed Jeremy Scott as North American sales director; Ian Compton as EMEA regional sales director and Erik Friis Mondorf as APAC sales director.

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Plus Capital Partner Amanda Groves on Celebrity Equity Investments

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Minnie Ingersoll is a partner at TenOneTen and host of the LA Venture podcast. Prior to TenOneTen, Minnie was the COO and co-founder of $100M+, an online marketplace for used cars. Minnie started her career as an early product manager at Google. Minnie studied Computer Science at Stanford and has an MBA from HBS. She recently moved back to L.A. after 20+ years in the Bay Area and is excited to be a part of the growing tech ecosystem of Southern California. In her space time, Minnie surfs baby waves and raises baby people.
PLUS Capital​’s Amanda Groves.
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On this episode of the L.A. Venture podcast, Amanda Groves talks about how PLUS Capital advises celebrity investors and why more high-profile individuals are choosing to invest instead of endorse.

As a partner at PLUS, Groves works with over 70 artists and athletes, helping to guide their investment strategies. PLUS advises their talent roster to combine their financial capital with their social capital and focus on five investment areas: the future of work, future of education, health and wellness, the conscious consumer and sustainability.

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Rivian Stock Roller Coaster Continues as Amazon Van Delivery Faces Delays

David Shultz

David Shultz is a freelance writer who lives in Santa Barbara, California. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Outside and Nautilus, among other publications.

Rivian Stock Roller Coaster Continues as Amazon Van Delivery Faces Delays
Courtesy of Rivian.

Rivian’s stock lost 7% yesterday on the back of news that the company could face delays in fulfilling Amazon’s order for a fleet of electric delivery vans due to legal issues with a supplier. The electric vehicle maker is suing Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) over a pricing dispute related to the seats that the supplier promised, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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