LA Tech ‘Moves’: Stratolaunch Has a New CEO, Former Apple TV Exec Joins NRG

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Aerospace company Stratolaunch promoted Zachary Krevor to president and chief executive officer. Dr. Krevor previously served as the company’s president and chief operating officer.

Marketing collaboration platform Loomly named Katelyn Sorensen as its new chief executive officer. Sorensen is also president of B2B social at Traject, which recently acquired Loomly.

Orthodontics startup InBrace named Clint Carnell as its chief executive officer. Carnell previously served as CEO of BeautyHealth and COO of Solta Medical.

Enspira, an HR consulting and technology firm, appointed Dan Lee as chief financial officer. Lee has previously served as CFO for private equity analytics firm RiskSpan and as vice president of investments for NextGen Venture Partners.

Biotech startup Capsida Biotherapeutics named Rayne Waller as its chief operating officer. Waller previously held various executive roles at Amgen.

Marketing insights and strategy firm National Research Group announced Grady Miller as chief marketing officer. Miller was previously the head of consumer insights at Apple TV+.

Medical apparel brand FIGS announced Jami Pinto as its new chief global product and sustainability officer. Pinto most recently served as Under Armour’s senior vice president of global product supply.

Pearl, a dental AI solutions startup, hired Marc Watenmaker as its vice president of sales. Watenmaker most recently served as Broadly’s vice president of sales.

Ecommerce fulfillment platform Flowspace appointed Jessica Burgess as vice president of business development. Burgess previously worked at Ruby Has Fulfillment as director of business development.

Guidepost Solutions, an investigations, compliance, security and technology consulting firm, hired Yekaterina “Katya” Gozias as a managing director in its Los Angeles office. Gozias previously served as a managing director at FTI Consulting and as a senior consultant in corporate investigations at Control Risks.

Jessica Copenhaver has joined venture capital firm TenOneTen Ventures as operations partner. Copenhaver previously worked at Citigroup’s private banking division.

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March Capital Raises $650 Million Fund to Invest in AI Startups

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March Capital Raises $650 Million Fund to Invest in AI Startups
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Santa Monica-based venture outfit March Capital announced Feb. 3 that it raised its largest fund to date, a $650 million investment vehicle that will be used to back up to 15 startups focused on delivering new uses of artificial intelligence.

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The Three Best Ways to Work With Your Startup Board

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This Week in ‘Raises’: Saviynt Lands $205M, Pagos Secures $34M

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Decerry Donato is a reporter at dot.LA. Prior to that, she was an editorial fellow 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’: Saviynt Lands $205M, Pagos Secures $34M
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While it was a slow week of funding in Los Angeles, security vendor Saviynt managed to score $205 million that will be used to meet the company’s growing demand for its converged identity platform and accelerate innovation.

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