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Shotgun Software has agreed to be acquired by Autodesk as both companies look to increase product development and management for entertainment production.
Cargomatic, the trucking industry’s version of Uber, launched Wednesday after raising $2.6 million in early-stage funding.
Epoxy has raised a $6.5 million Series A round, led by Upfront Ventures and Time Warner Investments.
AdColony has been acquired by Norwegian mobile software firm Opera Software for $75 million in cash, with potential earn-out payments of up to $275 million.
FameBit, a 6-month-old Santa Monica startup that connects YouTube video creators with advertisers, has raised a $1.4 million seed round led by Science Inc., 500Startups, DeNA and Machinima founder Allen DeBevoise.
Culver City’s MiTú, a Latino YouTube network, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Upfront Ventures.
En Pointe Technologies, a Gardena information technology firm that sells Microsoft products, has won a 5-year, $72 million contract to provide cloud-based software to all of Los Angeles County’s 30-plus departments.
Santa Monica collaborative work space Cross Campus, which caters to tech entrepreneurs, will open a second, larger location in Old Pasadena.
Santa Monica’s Tapatalk, which makes an app that streamlines online forum discussions, has raised a $5.8 million seed funding round from Palo Alto’s Floodgate and Accel Partners.
DreamWorks Animation has launched DreamWorksTV, a YouTube channel featuring original content for family viewing.
Santa Monica’s TrueCar, an online automotive marketplace, is partnering with Farmers Insurance to create a car-buying service for the insurer’s customers.
Santa Monica mobile advertising company PaeDae has secured $8 million in Series B funding, led by a venture capital firm it declined to name, and has relaunched as Mobile Majority.
Mobile advertising company Amobee, a division of Singapore’s SingTel that operates out of Redwood City, bought Santa Monica’s Adconion Media Group for $209 million.
CheckAlt, a Los Angeles company that offers electronic deposit services for banks, has acquired secure machine-maker Diebold’s Eras division, a maker of remote banking software, for an undisclosed sum.
Washio, a home delivery laundry and dry cleaning service, has received $10.5 million Series A round led by Menlo Park venture capital firm Canaan Partners.