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Brex Co-Founder on Moving to LA and the Future of Fintech

"Honestly a lot of people don't work hard in San Francisco."

Henrique Dubugras, co-founder of Brex, talked to dot.LA's co-founder Spencer Rascoff on fintech, his move to Los Angeles and Silicon Valley's work ethic. Brex has been one of Silicon's Valley's hottest B2B companies in recent years, reaching unicorn status months after launching its first product.

California has a new chief technology innovation officer.

Disney Plus reveals release dates for "Loki," "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" and more.

Biden rushes to address global computer chip shortage via latest executive order.

GameStop stock jumped 100 percent, and WallStreetBets is ecstatic.

EV charging stations are surging globally.

Facebook reported 20 million instances of child sexual abuse in 2020.

Disney California Adventure park to reopen for food and shopping event.

Facebook to invest $1 billion in news industry after Australia row.

California can enforce net neutrality law, judge rules.

Brex Co-Founder on Why he Moved to LA

Henrique Dubugras, the young co-founder of Brex, says he always wanted to live in Los Angeles, but before COVID he felt he had to be in the Bay Area to tend to his red-hot fintech unicorn. Read more and watch here>>

Fisker Inks Deal with Apple Supplier Foxconn 

Apple supplier Foxconn and the Manhattan Beach-based automaker Fisker signed an agreement to develop and build an electric car toward the end of 2023 destined for global markets. Read more>>

Paramount Plus' Cautious Approach to Streaming

ViacomCBS unveiled plans for its new Paramount Plus streaming service Wednesday, revealing a competitive price point and the company's strategy to transition into the streaming era, while maintaining a foothold in traditional TV and movies. Read more >>

Dispo Reportedly Closes $20M Round

David Dobrik's app Dispo may be on its way to photo-sharing app fame. The company reportedly closed a Series A round led by Boston-based Spark Capital. Read more>>

Shopping Text Service Emotive Scores $50M

The human-assisted AI marketing platform that uses text messaging to engage customers and market ecommerce brands announced the close of a Series B round led by CRV. Read more>>

First Resonance Lands $3.5M as Manufacturing Expands

A work collaboration and inventory management software for aerospace and electric vehicle manufacturers, First Resonance seems poised to take off. Read more>>

RAMONA's Founder on Zigzagging Your Way to Success

Jordan Salcito, founder of RAMONA wine spritzer, talks with Behind Her Empire podcast about falling in love with wine, failure and her path to profitability. Read more and listen here>>

Startup Pitch Showcase: Female Founders

Our next startup pitch showcase on Thursday, March 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. PT will celebrate female founders. We're looking for female-founded SoCal startups in any sector. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Nominate your company here >>

Register here - space is limited!

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