LA Tech news for the week ending 2/20 featuring news for Artie, Pex, and much, much more…
So much attention has been paid to improving urban mobility, starting with ride-sharing, shared scooters, bicycle lines but not much has been paid to improving the accessibility and availability of parking. Metropolis is on a mission to change that. It’s a sophisticated parking management system, powered by computer vision, that leverages technology to improve the experience of parking for both consumers and parking garage operators. With a single app, consumers can find convenient parking options and pay without having to worry about availability, payments, tips, and the like. For operators, in addition to cost savings, they are finally able to gain valuable data on capacity, utilization, and customer behavior while having their locations staffed by dedicated teams from Metropolis. LA TechWatch caught up with CEO, Cofounder, and repeat founder Alex Israel (ParkMe acquire by Inrix) to learn more about the state of the parking industry, the company’s expansion plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Starwood Capital, 01 Advisors (Dick Costolo and Adam Bain), Dragoneer, Slow Ventures, Zigg Capital, DivcoWest, RXR (Scott Rechler), Dan Doctoroff, Baron Davis, Halogen Ventures (Jesse Draper), and Gideon Hixon.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 2/16/2021 featuring funding details for Pex, Metropolis, and much more.
Everything you need to need to know about the largest US startup funding rounds of Q3 2020; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…
The notable startup fundings for the week ending 8/1/20 featuring funding details for OpenSpace, Ro, Tempo, Circle, and much much more.
The latest news from venture capital firms in LA for the second half of June 2020 including must-know news for Upfront Ventures, B Capital, Group, and much more
This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in LA for the second half of April 2020 including must-know news for Mucker Capital, The Fund, and much more.
AvantStay is a technology and experience-first hospitality brand that is redefining the way in which people travel by offering short-term rentals tailored for groups.