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Los Angeles is home to around 5,000 startups, most in their formative years. Which are poised to break out?

dot.LA talked to Southern California's top venture capitalists to find out which seed-stage startups to watch. Yesterday, investors picked their favorite Series A companies. But, it's the younger startups that yield investors the most lucrative returns.

Amazon buys planes for the first time to expand its cargo air fleet.

EV truck startup Rivian is close to raising funds at $25 billion valuation.

Virgin Orbit targets Jan. 10 for its next orbital flight attempt.

Clear teeth aligner Byte is purchased by Dentsply Sirona for $1.04 billion in cash.

Former La Opinion editor and publisher Monica Lozano named to Apple board.

Trump signs order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps including Alipay.

Ex-Trump adviser Gary Cohn joins IBM.

Qualcomm chief executive Steve Mollenkopf will step down.

After Proposition 22 vote, Albertsons converts its delivery drivers to gig work.

Cameo is on a hiring spree.


The LA Seed Startups Top VCs Wish They'd Invested In

What will be the next seed-stage company to breakout? We have investors' picks. They include Pipe, a service that lets businesses tap deferred cash flows; Clash App, a TikTok alternative and XCLAIM, which digitally trades bankruptcy claims. Read more>>

Alto Debuts in Los Angeles, Going After Uber and Lyft

The Texas ride-hailing startup Alto hopes to give tech giants like Uber and Lyft some stiff competition in Southern California with a driver-employee model and a slew of safety measures — from masks to HEPA cabin air filters. Read more>>

Georgia Senate Race Could Affect LA's Clean Tech Industry

Clean tech companies could see a boom under President-elect Joe Biden, but just how much hinges on Tuesday's Senate election in Georgia. Read more>>

FAST Studios Launches Betting Free Streaming Will Grow


FAST Studios, run by serial media entrepreneur Stuart McLean, launched on Tuesday wagering that free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels will continue to grow. Read more>>

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