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A New VC Hopes to Unlock the Potential in Caltech's Many Patents

"The people there are amazing scientists who are not afraid to tackle the hard problems."

Freeflow is a new seed stage venture firm that exclusively backs Caltech startups. Senior finance reporter Ben Bergman talks to its founder about his intentions to back 20 startups in the coming months.

Quibi drops its short-form and hand-held format to screen its series at a drive-in theater.

Elon Musk says he'll preview a 'working Neuralink device' on Friday.

Apple is producing content featuring augmented reality for its Apple TV+ streaming service.

A California bill that threatened to make it harder for scooter and bike share companies to avoid liability has been amended.

Spotify is working on a virtual events feature for its app.

Softbank, too, is reportedly eyeing TikTok.

Save the date! The inaugural dot.LA Summit will take place on October 27th & 28th!

Can Venture Capital Help Unlock 'Underdeveloped' Caltech?

Caltech receives more patents than nearly any other university in the world. But relatively few make it to market. A new Pasadena-based venture firm is aiming to change that. Read more >>

Stem's Plans to Help Musicians Get Paid

Stem Disintermedia announces it has raised $10 million to provide indie artists with a way to manage their rights and monetize their music. Read more >>

Bingie Bets Your Friends Know You Better Than an Algorithm

There's a lot of stuff to watch. This new app hopes to make it easy to find, recommend and discuss the shows you like. Read more >>

You Can Now Buy Movie Tickets on Snapchat

Snapchatters can now watch movie trailers, coordinate theater trips and purchase movie tickets in the app – with the "Movie Tickets by Atom" Snap Mini, which launched today. Read more >>

Join Us for a Discussion on Venture Capital in Asia & SoCal

What does the future hold for VC-funded start-ups on both sides of the Pacific? Join us for a virtual roundtable in partnership with the Asia Society of Southern California on Thursday, August 27th at 5:00 p.m. PST. Read more & register >>

Save the Date: The 2020 dot.LA Summit

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural dot.LA Summit October 27th & 28th, 2020. The virtual summit will encompass two days of cutting-edge programming, fast pitch competitions, live awards show, networking, workshops, social events and more! With over 500 attendees, the Summit will feature the most disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups. Early Access - Register here!

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