LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
Platinum Equity added Van Nuys electronic testing equipment rental company Electro Rent Corp. to its portfolio in a $323 million deal to take the company private.
Justin Boogaard got his startup idea from his grandmother.
Hedley & Bennett, designers and makers of aprons and kitchen workwear
WaiveCar, which operates a fleet of free rental cars in Santa Monica that are wrapped with advertisements and carry digital billboards on top
Athletic Propulsion Labs, athletic footwear company in downtown Los Angeles
Having grown up in a family of doctors, Matt Joseph knows what their biggest headache is: paperwork.
Westridge Outdoors, a Vernon-based outdoor sports gear and apparel firm
Kronfli Bros., owner of local restaurants Bacari PDR, Bacaro L.A., and Nature’s Brew.
Strolling Wild, an e-commerce sock business
TaskUs, international outsourcing company headquartered in Santa Monica
MediaHound, an entertainment technology company in El Segundo
Kaydabi, a South L.A. mobile-gaming company that pairs philanthropy and entertainment to create change
Ryda Ventures, a downtown real estate development company
TripScope, a mobile app connecting live travel agents with consumers
Codesmith, a coding boot camp in Playa Vista
#Empowerista, a mentorship program and online community with the mission of empowering women
Some of the most successful startups in the world were launched in garages. For Mike Zhang, his first foray into entrepreneurship was in a middle school computer lab.
L.A. Urban Farms, a full-service urban produce grower utilizing sustainable technology
From the co-owners of an automated concierge service for seniors to the founder of an urban farming venture, the Business Journal showcases young entrepreneurs who are getting an early start on the business world.
Calendar of events
SALE: Pebblebrook scores Redbury for $40.9 million; SBE will remain manager.
Hollywood’s Redbury Hotel has been the subject of a red-hot sale.
Shareholders are calling for change at Tribune Publishing and Viacom.
MEDIA: Patrick Soon-Shiong looks to take Times high-tech.
New Los Angeles Times investor Patrick Soon-Shiong sees his adapted medical tech providing a healthy boost to the paper.
Federal judge’s ruling against the California Resale Royalty Act could prove a costly blow to artists.
Paul Ferrante founder Tommy Raynor still takes shine to business.
After 60 years, firm Paul Ferrante is still proving a bright idea for founder Tommy Raynor.