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Here's What LA's Top VCs See in 2021

dot.LA asked dozens of partners and top level investors how they were feeling about the startup world and the larger economy at the end of a tumultuous year.

The survey found a considerable amount of optimism, especially considering that coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths continue to skyrocket in California and the U.S. Senior Reporter Ben Bergman explains.

HBO Max comes to Roku starting tomorrow.

Twitter will start removing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation next week.

Alabama Amazon workers get a chance to unionize.

Amazon has stopped guaranteeing some holiday shipping options.

Facebook jumps into 'Fortnite' maker's dispute with Apple.

Ten states sue Google, alleging it had a deal with Facebook to rig the ad market.

You can now watch HBOMax on the PS5.

Facebook is creating an AI tool to summarize news articles.

Delivery via Drone? LA Mayor Wants to Make it Happen by 2023

Los Angeles residents could be receiving their Postmates order or prescription drugs via drone as soon as 2023, under a new initiative by the city's Mayor Eric Garcetti. Read more >>

The 20 South LA Companies in PledgeLA's First 'Founders Fund' Class

A new Fund for South L.A. Founders announced their first class of 20 Black and Latino entrepreneurs this week and it represents a cross-section of tech-inspired entrepreneurs from bakers to social media purveyors. Read more>>

La Liga Inks Deal with Mobile Fan Game GreenPark

The Spanish soccer league and home of Barcelona FC, La Liga, has partnered with GreenPark Sports, a mobile gaming platform that has also inked deals with the NBA and League of Legends Championship Series. Read more>>

Investors See Lots of Deals and Hiring Despite Long Return to Normal

The first dot.LA VC Sentiment Survey is out and it has some interesting findings on work, the economy and the startup space. Read more>>

Watch: 2020 Year in Review with Baron Davis, Mark Suster and Emily Slade

The pandemic and social unrest of 2020 accelerated change at a rapid pace for individuals, corporations and communities. Read more and watch here>>

M13 Venture Studio Launchpad Opens up First Cohort 

Funded by PepsiCo, the 12-week program is aimed at founders and entrepreneurs with backgrounds in food, nutrition or consumer products. Read more>>

Acelyrin Is on the Hunt for Immunotherapy Drugs

A new biopharmaceutical startup, ACELYRIN just closed a round backed by Westlake Village BioPartners, a two-year-old venture capital fund that recently raised $500 million. Read more>>

Former Disney Exec to Head Edtech Startup Sketchy 

Fresh off Sketchy's recent $30 million Series A fundraise, the study aid company for medical students has brought on former Disney executive Andrew Sugarman. Read more>>

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