We're Looking for Company Nominations for Our Next Startup Pitch Showcase on ​Entertainment​

Zoom Conference, Los Angeles,
August 06, 2020 - 11:00 am August 06, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Free

The dot.LA Pitch Showcase scheduled for Thursday, August 6th has been postponed. Registrants for the event will be notified via email. We'll update you with the new date and event information as soon as it's confirmed.

Submissions are still open for company nominations to present at the live event. We are looking for Southern California startups in the interactive and virtual entertainment space. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Please contact annie@dot.LA with any questions.

Nominate your company here

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Join us October 27th & 28th for the dot.LA Summit, with an all-star lineup of speakers, including headliners Kevin Mayer, creator of Disney Plus and former CEO of TikTok, and Benchmark General Partner Bill Gurley.

The inaugural dot.LA Summit will feature a curated selection of disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups, keynote speakers and panelists, made up of founder CEOs and C-level executives working in tech, media, entertainment and healthcare.

The conference will draw over 500 guests, including early-to-late stage VCs, as well as growth-stage, and angel investors. The Summit will be an online event full of exciting keynote programming, interactive panels, a pitch competition, workshops, an awards show and relationship-building.

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VIP registrants will receive special gifts from dot.LA and our partners as well as daily lunch and other surprises.

We look forward to welcoming you to a fun and informative, not-to-be-missed event!

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Bill Gurley, General Partner at Benchmark Capital

​Bill Gurley, General Partner at Benchmark Capital

Bill Gurley has spent over 15 years as a General Partner at Benchmark Capital. Prior to Benchmark, Bill was a partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

Before entering the venture capital business, Bill spent four years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst, including three years at CS First Boston focusing on personal computer hardware and software. His research coverage included such companies as Dell, Compaq, and Microsoft, and he was the lead analyst on the Amazon IPO. In both 1995 and 1996, Bill was a member of the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team.

Prior to his investment career, Bill was a design engineer at Compaq Computer, where he worked on products such as the 486/50 and Compaq's first multi-processor server. For the past fifteen years, Bill has authored the Above the Crowd blog which focuses on the evolution and economics of high technology businesses.

Over his venture career, he has worked with such companies as GrubHub (IPO: GRUB), Nextdoor, OpenTable (IPO: OPEN, Acquired by Priceline), Stitch Fix (IPO: SFIX), Uber, and Zillow.com (IPO: Z).

Former CEO of TikTok, Chairman of Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International

​Kevin Mayer, , Chairman of Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International

Kevin Mayer is the former CEO of TikTok and Chairman of Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International. Prior to his appointment as TikTok CEO, Mayer was the Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer & International division of The Walt Disney Company. He was previously the senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Disney where he managed their acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox. He also directed the divestitures of Miramax and ABC Radio.


The 2020 dot.LA Startup Awards

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural "dot.LA Startup Awards 2020," a celebration of the most innovative people and companies in the L.A. startup and tech community. Vote for the startups and individuals who made a difference in 2020!

Voting has ended for the awards. Thanks to everyone who participated. Watch them live as part of the dot.LA Summit. Tickets are available here.

We are so excited to announce the nominees for the inaugural "dot.LA Startup Awards 2020," a celebration of the most innovative people and companies in LA's startup and tech community. The event will be hosted live on Wednesday, October 28th to close out the dot.LA Summit. We will recognize L.A.'s rising tech companies and leaders.

Vote for who you think should win each category!

Descriptions for each nominee are below.

The winners will be announced live at the dot.LA Summit.

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