Los Angeles Business Journal

LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

Fastest Growing Private Companies #2 Mobile Majority

Fastest Growing Private Companies #2 Mobile Majority

SPECIAL REPORT: Vertical Integration Powers Up Solar Development Firm

Coronal’s solar panels have proved to be hot sellers.

Fastest Growing Private Companies #4 Loot Crate

Fastest Growing Private Companies #4 Loot Crate

Fastest Growing Private Companies #5 Beyond Vape

Fastest Growing Private Companies #5 Beyond Vape

Fastest Growing Private Companies #6 Blazed Fast-Fire'd Pizza

Fastest Growing Private Companies #6 Blazed Fast-Fire'd Pizza

Fastest Growing Private Companies #7 Render Media Inc.

Fastest Growing Private Companies #7 Render Media Inc.

Fastest Growing Private Companies #7 Battery

Fastest Growing Private Companies #7 Battery

Fastest Growing Private Companies #7 LA Solar Group

Fastest Growing Private Companies #7 LA Solar Group

SPECIAL REPORT: Contractors at Home With Energy

NuQuest Industries has built a booming business out of home-energy upgrades.

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Trump’s L.A. Golf Course Still Carrying Handicap

REAL ESTATE: Property value may lie in residences.

Donald Trump is still looking for the green from his 2002 acquisition of an L.A. golf course.

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Feud In Fashion

Clothing copyright case divides West, East coasts

Split appears between fashion industry’s coasts over copyrightable clothing case.

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Car Exec Still Plugs Electric

Henrik Fisker has charged back into the electric-car market with a new energy storage technology.

Burger Backer To Scale Sushi

Umami founder Adam Fleischman adds sushi and noodle concept Ramen Roll to his plate.

Cook Takes To Road With Digital Plan

Sunrise Tortillas maps out food truck strategy using online orders.

Sunrise Tortillas’ Emmy Tellez looks to rev up business for her truck through online ordering.

Game Targets New Type Of Programmers

CodeSpark’s Foos aims to speak to young kids on coding language.

CodeSpark hopes programming video game Foos pushes young children’s buttons.

Presidential Endorsement

Dr. Mark Humayun, professor of ophthalmology, biomedical engineering, and cell and neurobiology at USC, received an unexpected surprise from President Barack Obama when he was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation last year.

Private Pitch

Dodgers fan Tony Pritzker talks long investment game with strategy based on buy-and-hold approach.

Pritzker Group’s Tony Pritzker goes to bat for private capital and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Ad Tech Firm Restocks Brass, Jumps to Nasdaq

INTERNET: Social Reality hires new CFO, turns to Kathy Ireland for advice.

Ad tech firm Social Reality boards Nasdaq on the back of acquisition-fueled growth.

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Airline May Land Long Beach for International

AVIATION: JetBlue’s plan may rise on proposal for airport inspection facility.

JetBlue is looking to get international service off the ground at Long Beach Airport.

Shareholders May Have Say in Oil Bankruptcy

ENERGY: Judge approves role for equity committee in Breitburn negotiations.

Shareholder panel granted a seat at the table in oil company Breitburn’s bankruptcy negotiations.

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Furniture Supplier Takes Stand for Reused Chairs

RETAIL: Herman Miller’s pricey lines repositioned by Beverly Hills Chairs.

Furniture supplier has taken a positive stand on acquiring and reselling used high-end office chairs.

Reputation Management Firm Seeks L.A. Status

ADVERTISING: Expanding Austin company opens Culver City location.

Darius Fisher has become an expert at managing the digital reputation of everyone from athletes to politicians.

Some Ballot Measures Will Hit Closer to Home

POLITICS: County, city decisions would impact sales taxes, development.

While most of the attention on Election Day will be on the presidential and U.S. Senate races and statewide ballot initiatives, there are plenty of local ballot measures that will impact business.

Deals of the Week: A look at the companies that signed on the dotted line last week

Toymaker proves game for crowdsourcing marketing strategy

Continuing a year packed with new product rollouts and diversification efforts, Mattel Inc. has announced a two-year partnership with Santa Monica crowdsourced marketing and creative content company Tongal.

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