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Westlake Village Home Sales Company to Go Public

Everhome Realty Inc., a Westlake Village-based real estate technology company that helps homeowners sell their properties, plans to go public through a Special Purpose Acquisition Company.

Encino Man Arrested for Alleged $27 Million PPP Fraud

Robert Benlevi of Encino, was arrested for money laundering, bank fraud and false statements on loan applications for Paycheck Protection Program funds.

FloQast Raises $110 Million in Financing Round

FloQast has raised $110 million in a Series D funding round, led by Meritech Capital, a Palo Alto venture investment firm.

BlackLine Partnership to Facilitate Bank Connectivity

BlackLine Inc. has partnered with a San Diego cloud-based finance and IT provider to streamline the digitalization of financial operations at client companies.

Preview: Public Companies Prosper in Pandemic

Large-cap corporations in the Valley come out of crisis with increased value.

CSUN’s Incubator a Model for South African Innovation

Tim Tiemann, managing director of CSUN’s Innovation Incubator in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, has been asked by the U.S. State Department to develop similar business incubators with South Africa’s universities.

Preview: Women Businesses Learn by Weathering Storm

Special Report looks at how pandemic sharpened skills, attitudes.

$15 Minimum Wage Takes Effect for Small Businesses in L.A.

A minimum wage of $15 an hour for all businesses went into effect in the city of Los Angeles.

LegalZoom Valuation Passes $7.5 Billion in IPO

Online legal technology company LegalZoom.com Inc. made its market debut with a share price that gave the company a valuation of more than $7.5 billion.

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SRAX Launches Microcap Stock News Site

Westlake Village-based fintech company SRAX launched Microcaps.com on Wednesday, an editorial content and news site for the microcap market.

Business Journal Honors 10 Local CFO and HR Professionals

The San Fernando Business Journal on Wednesday gave awards to 10 standout local chief financial officers and human resource professionals.

Three Cities in Valley Region Named in Top 15 for Business Readiness

Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks and Burbank ranked among the top 15 in a Verizon Business report that looked at the country’s most “business-ready” cities.

L.A. County Readies for Reopening

Los Angeles County and the rest of California will reopen the economy after nearly 15 months of varying public health restrictions.

FloQast Opens Office in London

FloQast, the accounting software developer, said Wednesday it has opened a new office in London to better serve customers in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Shares Soar as SRAX Joins Russell Microcap Index

Shares of SRAX Inc. gained after the company announced it will join the Russell Microcap Index at the end of the month.