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INTERNET: RadPad hopes to click in rental listings space with mobile app that lets renters make their monthly payments. RadPad looks to make a move in the rental listings market with its app that processes payments.

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L.A. Launch List: March 27

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches.

Santa Monica Startups Land Major Financing

Two Santa Monica tech companies announced today that they’ve secured eight-figure capital raises from leading venture capital firms.

Pasadena Firm Launches New Influencer Marketing Platform

Pasadena advertising firm Ayzenberg Group has boosted its digital offerings with a new platform that connects digital marketers and brands with social media celebrities known as influencers.

Pot Delivery Firm Crowdfunds for Legal Defense

Hollywood startup Nestdrop has launched a fundraising campaign. But unlike most fledgling technology firms, the app-based provider of alcohol and medical marijuana delivery services isn’t trying to fund a new project or expansion plans: It’s soliciting cash to pay its legal fees.

ParkMe Expands to Venice and Hollywood

Santa Monica’s ParkMe, which provides real-time parking information through its app, has expanded its service to Venice and Hollywood.

OpenX Upgrades Ad Fraud Detection Capabilities

OpenX, a Pasadena automated online ad exchange, has launched a new platform designed to improve the quality of its inventory and help eliminate ad fraud.

Sidecar Brings Delivery Service to L.A.

San Francisco ride-sharing company Sidecar is bringing its business delivery service to Los Angeles.

Ride-Sharing Service Relocates to Los Angeles

BeMyDD, an online and phone service that lets customers request designated drivers to take them home, has moved its headquarters to Los Angeles from Cleveland.

PCM Buys En Pointe’s IT Business

El Segundo’s PCM Inc., makers of the PC Mall and MacMall technology product catalogs, has acquired some assets from En Pointe Technologies Sales Inc., an information technology firm that specializes in Microsoft products.

Phone Scam Disconnects Incubator

TECHNOLOGY: Be Great founder hit with $150 million judgment.

Things not ending well for incubator Be Great after founder hit with $150 million judgment in phone scam.

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L.A. Launch List: March 13

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches.

Zealot Shopping Spree Continues

Venice digital media firm Zealot Networks has bought yet another marketing agency to add to its growing roster of creative agencies.

Snapchat Targets Sports League Partnerships

Venice’s Snapchat Inc. is planning to include live sports broadcasts in its app, beginning with the NCAA Basketball tournament later this month, according to a report.

MamaBear Acquires KidNotice

Santa Monica’s MamaBear, developer of a secure communication app for families, has acquired Valley Village app maker KidNotice for an undisclosed sum.

Snapchat Chief Courts Saudi Investor

Snapchat Inc.’s quest for more funding took co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel to Saudi Arabia recently.