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Startups Opening Door to Crowd

INVESTMENT: Firms now can get funds from nonaccredited investors.Mobile-game developer XReal is making a play for nonaccredited investors now that crowdfunding is for real.

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Kin Community Bets on Branded Content

Kin Community, an online women’s lifestyle network headquartered in Santa Monica, has launched a new branded content division called Kin Studios, which boosts the company’s ability to craft online video campaigns for advertisers.

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Expanding MD Insider Makes Silicon Beach House Call

Finding that Santa Monica’s culture and concentration of talent outweighed the lure of less expensive space in other Silicon Beach communities, rapidly growing MD Insider has signed a lease for 10,000 square feet on Main Street.

Chrome River Raises $100 Million for International Expansion

Expense reporting and automated invoicing software company Chrome River has raised a $100 million Series D round from private equity firm Great Hill Partners.

Nativo Raises $20 Million for Online Ads

El Segundo’s Nativo, a native advertising platform for Web publishers, has raised a $20 million Series B round led by San Francisco’s Advance Vixeid Partners.

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HomeHero Raises $20 Million to Streamline Senior Care

Who said technology is for the young?

ZestFinance Hopes to Fill the Credit Rating Void in China

ZestFinance is headed to China in search of new borrowers.

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Incubator Turns Up Heat With Additional Services

TECHNOLOGY: Science credits system for successes such as Dollar Shave Club.

Science has moved beyond an incubator model to help entrepreneurs hatch successful companies.

L.A. Launch List: June 26

A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches.

L.A. Tech Deal Flow: June 26

A weekly roundup of must-read L.A. tech investments and acquisitions.

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Virgin Galactic Signs Contract to Launch Satellites

Outer space could soon get a little more crowded.

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IAC to IPO Tinder Parent Match Group

Dating app Tinder is headed for an IPO.

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New Matter’s 3-D Printers Start Shipping

Consumer 3-D printing companies have struggled lately to balance consumer expectations and price, but New Matter thinks it has found the sweet spot.

In Push for Millennials, Cornerstone Licenses TED Content

Cornerstone OnDemand wants to give its customers ideas worth spreading.

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Rubicon’s Chief Explains Programmatic Advertising

Frank Addante explains the basics of programmatic advertising and why it has come to dominate the online advertising world, even as it remains a largely opaque corner of the market to the general public.

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Snapchat Launches Ad Agency

Snapchat has partnered with British advertising agency WPP and the U.K.’s Daily Mail to launch an advertising agency called Truffle Pig.