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Mica Energies Irvine-based semiconductor company, said it was raising funds on smart engine for the development of a chip that automatically charges smartphones, laptops, tablets and game consoles.

The company, which reports a valuation of $38 million, says it is developing technology that harvests energy from atmospheric radio frequencies to charge smart wireless devices, allowing them to become “autonomous”, without the need for power outlets. load and pads. It aims to have a working model of its chip by mid-2023.

“Our competitors are designing solutions using Near Field Communications (NFC) that can recharge the battery but require stationary positioning for long periods of time, negating the intended mobility of the device and the purchase of transmitter devices to place additional energy in the environment for RF NFC harvesting”, founder and CEO of Mica Energies Judah Ben Hurthe former CTO and CEO of a wireless communications company Gaiacom Internationalsaid in a statement.

technology company launched a crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine for its AI-based professional development coaching software., founded this year and based in Irvine, aims to reduce the cost and increase the scalability of leadership development programs in organizations, officials said.

After collecting data from users as they attend online meetings and consume content, the software then provides analytics on a dashboard providing personalized professional advice.

The software “is a revolutionary platform that enables organizations of all sizes to provide high-quality, cost-effective leadership development and coaching to their people,” the CEO said. jim hart said in a statement. Hart previously ran a Huntington Beach-based business management consulting firm Senn Delaneya Heidrick and the struggles company.

“Our platform’s unique ability is to use AI/machine learning to align coaching with each organization’s priorities,” Hart said. “And, because it’s AI-driven, it breaks down traditional coaching barriers of cost and scalability by providing personalized private coaching anytime, anywhere, with just-in-time recommendations. to help people become more successful.”


Originan Irvine-based credit union lending technology provider, signed an agreement with a Los Angeles-based underwriting software company Zest AI.

The brand, which falls under the lending software company’s portfolio CU Direct Corp.will integrate Zest AI’s credit scoring technology into its lending platform’s automated underwriting software, Origence officials said.

“The integration of Zest AI’s advanced machine learning technology dramatically improves the overall lending decision capabilities of our consumer lending platform,” Origence Chief Product Officer Brian Hendricks said in a statement. With “unparalleled automated underwriting and credit scoring capabilities,” the groups aim to “simplify the lending process even further, to the benefit of both our credit union partners and their members.”

More than 1,100 credit unions are implementing Origence technology. The brand, founded in 2019, said its technology helped credit unions make $57.4 billion in loans last year.


Based in Newport Beach You attesta provider of cloud-based identity audit and compliance tools, including founder and CEO Garret Grajek started SecureAuthlaunched its security system for businesses and organizations, You certify the company.

The new software aims to transfer data between YouAttest and audited resources quickly and securely.

“Since our inception in 2020, customers have asked YouAttest to integrate two major features: the ability to scale to millions and a flexible and scalable API,” said YouAttest CEO. Grajek said in a statement. “This release, now in general availability, meets both criteria.”

The company’s product is designed to help businesses meet a range of regulatory and compliance requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA.

Irvine-based medical device company ORHub Inc. will unveil its bone growth product focused on spine surgery, the PUR pillarsearly in the fourth quarter of this year.

The PUR abutments intend to combat typical migration of bone graft materials by securing them in place, company officials said. The product will provide a bioactive solid matrix structure to which patient cells can bind. It is made from fibrous collagen created by PURE Organica regenerative biotech company acquired by ORHub in April.

The market for bone growth products such as PUR Pillars is worth more than $8 billion, according to company officials. About 950,000 spinal fusion surgical procedures take place each year, ORHub officials said, with an expected annual growth rate of 6%.


Irvine-based medical technology GATC Health Corp. appointed Dr. Jayson Hymes to its board of directors.

Hymes has over 30 years of experience and is a clinician in the fields of addiction, pain management and anesthesiology. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Conservative Care Specialist Medical Group Inc.who treats patients with pain management and addiction medicine.

Hymes previously served as an advisor to the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the executive office of the U.S. president, as well as on California Medical Boardthe California Narcotics Officers Association and the Los Angeles Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“Dr. Hymes’ decades of real-world experience and evidence of treating patients with addiction issues will prove invaluable as GATC continues to investigate the causes and treatments of addiction,” said declared the president of the GATC. Jeff Moses said in a statement.

Founded in 2021, GATC’s business involves whole genome analysis and multiomics-based artificial intelligence, for disease detection and drug discovery. He is currently developing treatments for opioid addition, stimulant use disorder and PTSD. Its first drug candidate, created by the company’s AI platform, was a treatment for cocaine addiction.


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