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Why Funding for SoCal Startups is Stagnating

"The good news is the pie has gotten bigger, but our slice of it has stayed more or less the same."

Funding for Southern California startups has stalled as some of the region's biggest investors spread money outside the region, Senior Reporter Ben Bergman finds. What does it mean for the region's future?

Wall Street is investing billions to scale mom-and-pop Amazon sellers.

A brief history of Elon Musk's devotion to the crypto cause.

Salesforce says the 9-to-5 workday is dead.

Riot Games CEO under investigation following allegations of gender discrimination.

Tesla's $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase clashes with its environmental aspirations.

Disney is closing the CG studio behind 'Ice Age' and 'Ferdinand.'

Instagram will no longer promote recycled TikToks on its TikTok clone.

Apple more than doubled autonomous-car road tests in 2020.

'Cyberpunk 2077' developer says hacker has threatened to release sensitive data.

Twitter adds users despite Trump ban.

Spotify just started testing its live lyrics feature in the U.S.

And there's the Zoom cat filter that everyone's talking about.

 Local Funding to Startups Is Falling as SoCal Tech Stalls

In 2010, roughly one in every 10 startup dollars deployed nationally funded tech companies in Southern California. A decade later, that share has remained stubbornly static, even as the total sum invested in local startups ballooned. Read more>>

Former Disney Executive Launches App for Youth Sports Coaches

Former Walt Disney Co. executive Ben Sherwood spent 12 years coaching his kids' sports teams. The same question followed him year after year: how do you lead a good practice? The new app Mojo is his answer. Read more>>

dot.LA Explains: What is Section 230?

Nicknamed the "twenty-six words that created the internet," its protections have been instrumental in enabling the explosion of social media companies. Host Kelly O'Grady runs down what you need to know. Watch here>>

Minnie Ingersoll on Building a Business on Maternity Leave

The TenOneTen Ventures partner and co-founder of Shift talks to Behind Her Empire podcast about building a company while on maternity leave, grappling with depression and emotional resilience. Read more and listen here>>

Strategy Session: The Future of Content Moderation Online (With Updated Start Time)

Join us Wednesday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m. PT for a conversation about the future of content moderation online, in partnership with Fenwick. Co-founder and general partner at Craft David Sacks will kick off the event speaking one-on-one with dot.LA's Chief Host Kelly O'Grady. Following, dot.LA CEO Sam Adams will speak with Fenwick partners Tyler Newby and Andrew Klungness for a legal perspective. Register here - space is limited.

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