Tech Roundup: MasterClass moves south, AutoTech news and more

by John Siegel
July 21, 2016

A big few days for AutoTech companies

Chicago-based SpotHero announced on Tuesday the company had launched their parking reservation service in Los Angeles. According to a UCLA study, 30 percent of congested downtown traffic is due to drivers looking for parking. [Press Release]

Washos, the largest mobile car cleaning service in Los Angeles and Orange County with over 10,000 bookings in 15 months, announced Wednesday the company was adding new features to their service, in addition to a subscription option. The startup, which was founded in January 2015, is able to provide car washes with as little as 60 minutes notice. [Washos]


MasterClass opens LA office, appoints SVP of Talent

San Francisco-based MasterClass announced this morning the company was expanding to LA. The company, which operates an online platform that teams up with celebrities to provide, also named Matthew Rutler as the SVP of Talent. The company hopes the Los Angeles location will allow the company better access to the entertainment industry.  [MasterClass]


RadPad partners with DocuSign

RadPad, which is quickly becoming the leading rental marketplace, announced on Tuesday the company had partnered with DocuSign to launch Lease with RadPad, a service that hopes to simplify end-to-end apartment rental transactions. By integrating DocuSign’s eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform, landlords can complete rental transactions 100% digitally.  [Press Release]


LA-based startup to use VR to broadcast live surgery

GIBLIB, a platform that allows surgeons to share medical lectures and videos, announced this week it would be broadcasting a live stream of a hernia surgery from Beverly Hills next week. The broadcast will feature a 360 degree virtual reality view of the operation. [​SoCal Tech]


Dollar Shave Club sells for a whopping $1B

Venice-based Dollar Shave Club announced it has been acquired by Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever for $1 billion. Founder, CEO and commercial star Michael Dubin will stay on as CEO. [Built In LA]

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