The Los Angeles funding scene continues to exceed expectations in what is currently a tough market. LA startups raised more than $338.2 million this month, including 10 rounds over $10 million. You probably have a good guess of who's occupying the number one spot, but let's take a look at the top five rounds of March 2016.
Investors: Bridge Bank
Bio: TaskUs is an outsourcing partner for large tech companies.
Investors: JJ Capital
Bio: The Pasadena-based 55Haitao is a shopping guide focused on helping Chinese consumers save money while shopping on US/UK online stores.
Investors: Colchis Capital, Northgate Capital, Tamarisc and Artiman.
Bio: Based in Irvine, HomeUnion is a cash flow property investment marketplace.
News: This is the company's third round, having raised over $21 million to date.
Investors: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sir Richard Branson
News: It's been quite a year for James Siminoff's Ring. After a $28 million Series B in August 2015, the Santa Monica company took a huge step forward with their series C news and the release of their new Video Doorbell Pro this March.
Investors: Fidelity Investments
News: Speaking of having a good year, Snapchat's strung a few of them together. The Venice-based media unicorn raised another huge round this month before unveiling their drastically updated app which is being dubbed Snapchat 2.0.