O&AO&A, P.C. provides a great overview of some of the top LA tech companies that made news so far in 2015 to make it a strong first quarter! Below is an overview of the company launches, funding, and M&A deals and activities that caught their attention.


FUNDING: Lions Gate Invests in Telltale Games

PARTNERSHIP: Mattel Partners With Google to Bring Back View-Master

PARTNERSHIP: Fuhu and Uber Partner for In-Drive Entertainment

M&A: Daqri Buys Smart Headband Maker Melon

LAUNCH: Legend3D Launches Virtual Reality Division to Work With Film Studios, Ad Agencies and Retailers and Create Immersive VR Experiences


FUNDING: Backed By $5.5 Million, Laurel & Wolf Brings Interior Design Into The Digital Age

FUNDING: Former Apple Retail Boss Ron Johnson Leads $16 Million Investment in Nasty Gal

LAUNCH: Santa Monica Based Honest Co Launches New Line of Feeding Products

LAUNCH: Los Angeles eCommerce Startup DailyLook is Now Offering a New Subscription Service Called DailyLook Elite

Content & Media

PARTNERSHIP: Cinedigm and TV4 Partner to Launch Online Channels article

PARTNERSHIP: Machinima and Vimeo Join Forces

M&A: Evolve Media Acquires Total Beauty

M&A: Twitter Acquires Niche, a Service That Connects Brands to Internet Celebrities

M&A: Zealot Networks Acquires J.B. Smoove’s Converge Media Group

M&A: Zealot Networks Buys Two Creative Marketing Companies: Neighbor Agency, Idea Farmer

LAUNCH: Multichannel Network Omnia Media Adds GlamBoothTV, a Lifestyle Vertical to Host Content Geared Toward Women

LAUNCH: Clippers DeskSite Features Game Highlights, Player Interviews and Breaking News

Social Media

LAUNCH: Weho Based Dating App Tinder Launches Paid Premium Service

LAUNCH: Love Lab Eliminates Misleading Dating Profiles

LAUNCH: Spokeo Launches Family.me, a Private Social Network to Help Users Discover Their Heritage and Identify Their Ancestors

LAUNCH: WhatsApp-Yelp-iCal Hybrid Klutch Has Added Android and Web Versions of its iOS Multiplatform Scheduling and Messaging App

LAUNCH: Santa Monica’s Foodie Shares Helps Chefs Cooking from Home Connect with Neighboring Foodies

Mobile Applications

M&A: Valet Parking App CurbStand Acquires Former Competitor Curby


LAUNCH: LA Mobile App Lets Riders Buy Tickets On Their Smartphones For LADOT-Operated DASH and Commuter Express Buses

On-Demand/ Uber for ‘X’

FUNDING: Jared Leto, Jon Favreau Among Investors Who Bet $15M On Reserve, The ‘Uber For Restaurants

FUNDING: Uber For Massage Startup Soothe Raises $1.7 Million To Deliver Massage Therapists To Your Door

M&A: Rocket Internet Puts $586M Into Delivery Hero, Buys 9 Other Food Startups

LAUNCH: Uber For Doctors- Heal Offers Service For On-Demand House Calls


M&A: Rootstock Partners, iFinance Merge

M&A: Culver City’s DataPop Sold to French Firm

LAUNCH: Instantly Product Watch Pulls Real-Time Data From Thousands of Mobile Shoppers

LAUNCH: Red Butler, a Monthly Subscription Based Concierge and Virtual Assistant Service Provider Launches Out of Beverly Hills


FUNDING: New Matter Raises $6.5 Million for 3D Printers

FUNDING: Hyperloop Technologies Raises 8.5M

LAUNCH: Twenty20 Launches Photo Catalog With $8 Million