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03/31/2022

On the latest Behind Her Empire podcast, Drybar co-founder Alli Webb discusses juggling motherhood with business, personal drive and doing what you love.

You can listen to the full Behind Her Empire episodes wherever you get your podcasts.

#drybar #behindherempire #podcast #beautytech #womenintech #vc

A non-fungible tokens conference drew crowds in L.A. for an evening of panel discussions, product booths and performance...
03/29/2022
‘Are You Guys Tech Dorks?’: Inside the Opening Night of the NFT LA Conference

A non-fungible tokens conference drew crowds in L.A. for an evening of panel discussions, product booths and performances by rappers and DJs.

https://dot.la/nft-la-conference-2657060027/particle-2

“Are you guys tech dorks?,” the MC of the first session blared into a microphone. Then, a panel of crypto YouTubers dug into the opening topic: explaining NFTs to your “average Joe.” As the panelists explained their efforts to demystify crypto, attendees spoke to dot.LA about what, exactly, ...

03/29/2022

What was once a storage space for The New Mart in Downtown L.A. is now an incubator and workspace for Fashion Tech Works.

#fashiontechworks #fashiontech #sustainablefashion #sustainability

03/29/2022

What was once a storage space for The New Mart in Downtown L.A. is now an incubator and workspace for Fashion Tech Works.

#thenewmart #fashiontech #sustainablefashion #sustainability #fashiontechworks

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Four years ago, I moved back to Los Angeles, my hometown. I'd spent the previous 15 years running a startup in Seattle (Zillow) and the five years before that at my prior startup in San Francisco (Hotwire). After almost 20 years away, it was time to come home.

Both San Francisco and Seattle have well-deserved, global reputations for innovation. Their tech scenes are robust, and I was proud to have played an active role in each of them as a founder, angel investor, mentor to other startups, and tech exec. But L.A.?

When I came back to L.A. in 2016, I was blown away by all the innovation that was happening here. We had great companies here: Snap, Tinder, Bird, Cloud Kitchens, and many more. But the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit was much more widespread than I suspected. After I moved back, I reconnected with many old friends and started to plug into the tech and startup scene. I advised entrepreneurs, met with VCs and invested in some companies, which gave me incredible insight to the diversity of companies being started here, and the spirit of the people innovating here.

I found that L.A. has all the ingredients necessary for a vibrant tech and startup ecosystem: angel investors, early- and late-stage VCs, private equity, unicorns, big exits, public companies, and great universities. In short, there was much more going on in L.A. tech than I expected.

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Slingshot Aerospace has a new partnership for the next 39 months. https://dot.la/slingshot-aerospace-space-force-2657067915.html
Impulsum Ventures’ Ed Wilson said he may be a little bit old school, but he sees his relationship with founders much like a friendship. https://dot.la/impulsum-ventures-2657067952.html
On the latest Behind Her Empire podcast, Drybar co-founder Alli Webb discusses juggling motherhood with business, personal drive and doing what you love. You can listen to the full Behind Her Empire episodes wherever you get your podcasts. #drybar #behindherempire #podcast #beautytech #womenintech #vc
The real story about Uber isn’t about its founder; it’s about the company’s origin, says dot.LA Senior Editor Drew Grant. https://dot.la/super-pumped-review-2657067518.html
Newport Beach-based VivoSense is working on technology that could make data-collecting for drug testing faster and more accurate. https://dot.la/vivosense-raise-2657067600.html
Fake news? A new report finds Facebook-owner Meta may have paid a consulting firm to push for unfavorable coverage of its rival, #TikTok. https://dot.la/facebook-tiktok-2657066948.html
Operating out of Brea, Asian food and #ecommerce startup Yami 亚米 carries more than 4,000 brands. And it now has $50 million to expand. https://dot.la/yami-raise-2657066609.html
Santa Monica-based GrazeMowing has four landscaping #robots completed and #Glendale just became an early adopter. https://dot.la/graze-lawnmower-robot-2657066498.html
A Los Angeles and Seattle-based investment firm that’s put its money in the #metaverse has now put its portfolio companies there as well. https://dot.la/unlock-venture-partners-unlockverse-2657061558.html
Disgruntled workers. Multiple sexual harassment lawsuits. A shareholder revolt. Microsoft is getting a lot more than it bargained for with its recent acquisition of massive #gaming giant Activision. https://dot.la/activision-lawsuit-2657061028.html