Catch Up With This Week's Startup News in Our Weekly Video Recap

Lots happened in the L.A. tech and startup community this week, and we have a quick recap so you can stay up to date on the space! In a rundown of the top headlines, I take you through the key stories from the week:

  • Startups vs COVID: SoCal Tech for Hospitals rallies the community and GermFalcon promises to stop COVID in the skies
  • Tech giants are rapidly expanding their L.A. footprint
  • Cornerstone OnDemand's CEO steps down
  • Hollywood on Lockdown: L.A. loses 14,000 entertainment jobs

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    On today's episode of L.A. Venture, hear lots of insights on equity crowdfunding from Buck Jordan. He's raising $50-$100K a day, mostly on SeedInvest, for the robotics and food companies coming out of WaveMaker Labs.

    Jordan also addresses the dramatic changes coming to the food industry, and why WaveMaker is so focused on the application of robotics to this industry in particular.

    "The best investments I think come from the really hard problems," he says. "There's not a bigger problem right now or an industry that's more under siege than the food industry is."

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    As the country prepares for mass COVID-19 vaccinations, OnSite Waste Technologies is expecting a spike in demand.

    The Newport Beach-based company's device quickly sterilizes needles and other biomedical waste, a process that can take clinics and nursing homes over a month as they ship off the hazardous materials to one of the country's several dozen incinerators.

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    The Food and Drug Administration approved genomics company DxTerity's at-home COVID test this week making the Rancho Dominguez-based company one of the few that partner exclusively with corporations to provide saliva-based tests that can be taken on your couch.

    As workers return to work, businesses have been scrambling to create safety protocols and make workers feel safe. Individual consumers have been able to purchase at-home tests online, but the company said it hasn't been as easy for businesses.

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