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"People are going to start seeing how much food can come from local gardens."

Upstart CropSwap is one of several farm-to-phone delivery services that have taken hold during the pandemic. Contributor Juliet Bennett Rylah explains how the service gained a following and plans to grow.

Snap briefly hits $100-billion market value after doubling in four months.

Google fires researcher Meg Mitchell, escalating AI saga.

Online speech is now an existential question for tech.

Bitcoin declines after Elon Musk hints that prices are excessive.

Clubhouse app's audio chatrooms were breached.

Airbnb is driving hosts elsewhere with costly pandemic policies.

Epic Games will settle Fortnite loot box lawsuits in V-Bucks.

Enovix battery maker set to go public through a SPAC in deal valued at $1.1 billion.

NASA Releases Stunning Video, Audio from Mars

For the first time ever, NASA has captured video of a rover landing on the surface of Mars, plus audio of the wind whistling past it after the landing. Read and watch here>>

LA's Xos Electric Truck-Maker Will Go Public Through SPAC

Xos Inc., a North Hollywood-based electric vehicle company, announced it plans to go public through a merger with NextGen Acquisition Corp in a deal that values the entity at $2 billion. Read more>>

LA Galaxy's Newest Sponsor is Digital Coupon Cutter Honey

Honey has inked a deal with the L.A. Galaxy to be stitched on their right sleeve. The soccer team will launch its secondary jersey this week with the logo. Read more>>

LA-Based CropSwap Pivots to Take on Grocery Deliveries

The app offers a farm-to-phone marketplace, connecting consumers directly to local farmers. It's one of several services that have taken hold during the pandemic. Read more>>

Spotify Unveils Snapchat-like Feature, Podcasts with Obama and Springsteen

Spotify is matching your music taste to podcasts. The new predictive algorithm along with a premium service called HiFi and a Snapchat-like feature for artists to share video clips. Read more>>

How To Raise Working Capital Without Selling a Part of Your Company

It may seem like the only way to raise the necessary operating capital for a startup is to sell a stake in the company as equity. But it's not. Furniture rental company Fernish co-founder Lucas Dickey explores some alternatives. Read more>>

Startup Pitch Showcase: Female Founders

Our next startup pitch showcase on Thursday, March 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. PT celebrates female founders. We are looking for interesting Southern California startups in any sector that are female founded. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Nominate your company here >>

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Strategy Session: Reimagining Financial Systems

Brex is upending the corporate credit card and cash management system. Founder and Co-CEO Henrique Dubugras has migrated from the Bay Area to Beverly Hills. Join us Wednesday, February 24th at 11:00am PT for a fireside chat with Dubugras, hosted by dot.LA co-Founder and Executive Chairman Spencer Rascoff.

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