Jasmine Spearing-Bowen

Staff Reporter

Email: spearing@ocbj.com
Phone: 949-833-8373

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STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

Irvine-based work communication software maker TeamKnit recently signed a $1.8 million contract to provide its technology to a national insurance company, the details of which are being kept private until implementation is complete in June.

Irvine Travel Startup Books $12M in Funds

INNOVATION: Tech vet Mark Moshayedi on board

Irvine-based vacation rental software company BookingPal said last week it raised $12 million in a funding round, led by New York City-based Valor Capital Group.

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STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

Ketogenic cookie startup Nui Foods LLC moved into a new headquarters along Santa Ana’s 4th Street, relocating from its previous office in Fullerton.

STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

Fullerton-based cannabis technology company MyJane has been acquired on undisclosed terms by Commerce-based cannabis distribution and compliance solution provider MJIC Inc.

Cruttenden Startup Pays Consumers for Online Data

INNOVATION: Atm.com users valued up to $100/month

Just days after California Governor Gavin Newsom called for consumers to be paid for providing companies access to their data, a new Orange County fintech company announced the launch of a service to do just that.

Parcel Pending Sale a Home Run for OC Investors

STARTUPS: Initial backers earn nearly 20-fold return

Parcel Pending founder and Chief Executive Lori Torres isn’t the only one smiling after last month’s sale of her upstart Irvine-based company, which uses electronic lockers and proprietary software to store and access delivered packages.

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STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

Irvine-based medical research startup DocBot Inc. has been awarded a $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its study of upper gastrointestinal issues.`

STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

Irvine-based aviation group purchasing company Aviaa has bought another purchasing business based in Europe, Convolus.

Women Entrepreneurs Take Center Stage

INNOVATION: $1.1B in deals, job growth, more in store

Don’t tell Kristine Smith that Orange County’s a tough market for entrepreneurs to get their visions realized, projects funded, and companies launched.

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STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

UCI Applied Innovation Wayfinder startup Brevvie kicked off its pilot program last week to provide tool and product rentals to residents of high-density housing.

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