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

Kelly O'Grady
Kelly O'Grady is dot.LA's chief host & correspondent. Kelly serves as dot.LA's on-air talent, and is responsible for designing and executing all video efforts. A former management consultant for McKinsey, and TV reporter for NESN, she also served on Disney's Corporate Strategy team, focusing on M&A and the company's direct-to-consumer streaming efforts. Kelly holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. A Boston native, Kelly spent a year as Miss Massachusetts USA, and can be found supporting her beloved Patriots every Sunday come football season.
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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