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

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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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    Activision Buys Game Studio Proletariat To Expand ‘World of Warcraft’ Staff

    Samson Amore

    Samson Amore is a reporter for dot.LA. He previously covered technology and entertainment for TheWrap and reported on the SoCal startup scene for the Los Angeles Business Journal. Send tips or pitches to samsonamore@dot.la and find him on Twitter at @Samsonamore. Pronouns: he/him

    Xbox\u2019s various game developers it now owns: Activision, Blizzard and King.
    Courtesy of Activision Blizzard

    Activision Blizzard intends to acquire Proletariat, a Boston-based game studio that developed the wizard-themed battle royale game “Spellbreak.”

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    Bling Capital’s Kyle Lui On How Small Funds Can Better Support Young Founders

    Minnie Ingersoll
    Minnie Ingersoll is a partner at TenOneTen and host of the LA Venture podcast. Prior to TenOneTen, Minnie was the COO and co-founder of $100M+ Shift.com, an online marketplace for used cars. Minnie started her career as an early product manager at Google. Minnie studied Computer Science at Stanford and has an MBA from HBS. She recently moved back to L.A. after 20+ years in the Bay Area and is excited to be a part of the growing tech ecosystem of Southern California. In her space time, Minnie surfs baby waves and raises baby people.
    Bling Capital’s Kyle Lui On How Small Funds Can Better Support Young Founders

    On this episode of the LA Venture podcast, Bling Capital’s Kyle Lui talks about why he moved earlier stage in his investing and how investors can best support founders.

    Lui joined his friend—and first angel investor—Ben Ling as a general partner at Bling Capital, which focuses on pre-seed and seed-stage funding rounds. The desire to work in earlier funding stages alongside someone he knew well drew him away from his role as a partner at multi-billion-dollar venture firm DCM, where he was part of the team that invested in Musical.ly, now known as TikTok.

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