Surfline\Wavetrak Raised $30M, Esports One Got $4M, and More LA Tech News

December 7, 2020

Read on below to track last week’s progress on the LA tech startup space. This is the Built In LA weekly refresh.

Surfline\Wavetrak pulled in $30M. The parent company of Surfline, a startup that gives beach and surfing enthusiasts predictions on ocean conditions, received an investment from TCG. The company also just appointed Kyle Laughlin as its new CEO. The new moves are aimed toward improving the company’s use of tech as it evolves its product. [Built In LA]

Boulevard is aiming to reduce waste. The startup’s platform provides business management tools for appointment-based businesses like spas and salons. In its new partnership with Green Circle Salons, the company will help to create a more sustainable solution for spas and salons by recycling and repurposing these businesses’ waste. [Business Wire]

LA Tech Quote of the Week

“It’s a huge honor to have an organization like the NBA ‘buy-in’ to our vision for the Future of Fandom. We’re looking forward to collaborating with them on future initiatives and are excited to see how the GreenPark community responds to basketball fandom.” —Tony Grillo, GreenPark’s VP of Business Operations

GreenPark Sports got $14M. With the Series A funding and a new partnership with the NBA, the startup will be able to launch its flagship app. GreenPark aims to bring together the communities of esports and official sports leagues via its virtual platform where fans can interact in sports-adjacent social experiences. [Built In LA]

Esports One got $4M. Having seen a rise in popularity, this company’s platform has just received new funding, led by XSeed Capital, that will allow it to grow its virtual currency. With Esports One, users can research players, create fantasy teams and watch games on a fantasy platform. [TechCrunch]

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