CrowdStrike's blistering performance is a big win for the Santa Monica venture firm focused on enterprise software. When CrowdStrike went public in 2019 the firm not only held onto most of its shares, but added to its stake.
Today: Amazon is reportedly in talks to acquire L.A. podcast studio Wondery, QCode podcast network hires an Apple podcast veteran and one of L.A.'s most iconic singer/songwriters launches a new effort aimed at supporting Black and Latino entrepreneurs.
The nonprofit will invest in Black and Latino startup founders beginning with two prize competitions set to close in July 2021. It's backed by Adidas, Chanel and philanthropic organizations including The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation.
On this week's episode of the LA Venture podcast, hear from Lightspeed Ventures' Nicole Quinn. She focuses onearly-stage consumer internet and fintech companies, with a portfolio that includes Calm, Goop, Lady Gaga's House, Rothy's, Zola and Girl Boss.