Watch: The Week in Review - Musso & Frank Fallout, VC Check Writing, Pandemic Pivot
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Kelly is our Chief Host & Correspondent leading video initiatives. O'Grady holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She most recently worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. Prior to that, she served on The Walt Disney Company's Corporate Strategy team, focusing on M&A and the company's direct-to-consumer streaming efforts. She has served as a TV reporter for NESN, New England's premier sports network, launched and managed her own podcast focused on female entrepreneurs and the media business, and guested on news media outlets like Yahoo! Finance. During this time, she also spent a year as Miss Massachusetts USA.
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On this week's episode of the L.A. Venture podcast, hear from Chang Xu, partner at Basis Set Ventures, a $140 million fund focused on AI and automation - technology that transforms the way people work.
- Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures on VC's Primary Job - dot.LA ›
- Thin Line Capital's Aaron Fyke on Clean Tech Investing - dot.LA ›
The Santa Monica-based movie-ticketing service Atom Tickets has pre-sold more tickets for "Godzilla vs. Kong" than any film since the start of lockdown.
Following a disastrous year for the box office, its performance could be a litmus test for Hollywood and the many theaters that teetered on the brink during the pandemic.
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- Warner Bros.' Films Will Be Released in Theaters, HBO Max - dot.LA ›
- VidCon Returns! Could Other In-Person Events Be Coming Soon ... ›
Sam primarily covers entertainment and media for dot.LA. Previously he was Marjorie Deane Fellow at The Economist, where he wrote for the business and finance sections of the print edition. He has also worked at the XPRIZE Foundation, U.S. Government Accountability Office, KCRW, and MLB Advanced Media (now Disney Streaming Services). He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an MPP from UCLA Luskin and a BA in History from University of Michigan. Email him at samblake@dot.LA and find him on Twitter @hisamblake