David Dobrik's Dispo Camera App Reportedly Closes $20M Round

Francesca Billington

Francesca Billington is a freelance reporter. Prior to that, she was a general assignment reporter for dot.LA and has also reported for KCRW, the Santa Monica Daily Press and local publications in New Jersey. She graduated from Princeton in 2019 with a degree in anthropology.

David Dobrik's Dispo Camera App Reportedly Closes $20M Round

David Dobrik's app Dispo may be on its way to photo-sharing app fame. The company closed a $20 million Series A round led by Boston-based Spark Capital, Axios reported Wednesday. The company's CEO Daniel Liss declined to comment and Spark Capital could not be reached.


Last week, sources close to the startup confirmed Dobrik and his team were in talks with investors at Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital and Benchmark to raise a chunk of funding expected to value Dispo at $100 million.

The L.A.-based company raised its first $4 million last October. Big names like The Chainsmokers and Lime CEO Wayne Ting pitched into a round led by Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian's fund Seven Seven Six.

Dispo is currently listed fourth under the iOS app store's photo and video category, trailing behind YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat.

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How Women’s Purchasing Power Is Creating a New Wave of Economic Opportunities In Sports

Samson Amore

Samson Amore is a reporter for dot.LA. He holds a degree in journalism from Emerson College. Send tips or pitches to samsonamore@dot.la and find him on Twitter @Samsonamore.

How Women’s Purchasing Power Is Creating a New Wave of Economic Opportunities In Sports
Samson Amore

According to a Forbes report last April, both the viewership and dollars behind women’s sports at a collegiate and professional level are growing.

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LA Tech Week Day 5: Social Highlights
Evan Xie

L.A. Tech Week has brought venture capitalists, founders and entrepreneurs from around the world to the California coast. With so many tech nerds in one place, it's easy to laugh, joke and reminisce about the future of tech in SoCal.

Here's what people are saying about the fifth day of L.A. Tech Week on social:

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LA Tech Week: How These Six Greentech Startups Are Tackling Major Climate Issues

Samson Amore

Samson Amore is a reporter for dot.LA. He holds a degree in journalism from Emerson College. Send tips or pitches to samsonamore@dot.la and find him on Twitter @Samsonamore.

LA Tech Week: How These Six Greentech Startups Are Tackling Major Climate Issues
Samson Amore

At Lowercarbon Capital’s LA Tech Week event Thursday, the synergy between the region’s aerospace industry and greentech startups was clear.

The event sponsored by Lowercarbon, Climate Draft (and the defunct Silicon Valley Bank’s Climate Technology & Sustainability team) brought together a handful of local startups in Hawthorne not far from LAX, and many of the companies shared DNA with arguably the region’s most famous tech resident: SpaceX.

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