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"The biggest issue of 2020 was just trying to keep up with the demand."

As Los Angeles and the world emerges from the worst days of the pandemic, interest in electric bikes is surging. Here's a look at the Southern California e-bike startups that are benefitting, their plans and how they may change Los Angeles. Contributor Juliet Bennett Rylah has the story.

Endeavor is looking at an IPO comeback.

L.A.'s promise of social equity for marijuana businesses has been painfully slow for entrepreneurs.

Ghost kitchens are estimated to pull in $1T by 2030.

TikTok partners with Enthusiast Gaming.

ByteDance acquires Mobile Legends game developer.

Epic Games is reportedly closing a new round of investment, valuing it at $28 billion.

BMW is teaming up with PG&E to develop an EV infrastructure for California.

Lego unveils a Space Shuttle Discovery and Hubble Telescope set.

Meet Lina Khan, Biden's new pick at the FCC is a big tech skeptic.

Jack Dorsey's 'first tweet' NFT sells for $2.9 million.

E-Bike Manufacturers Are Rethinking Los Angeles

Climate change, demand for delivery services and the pandemic have all helped push up the demand for electric bikes and a few Southern California companies are benefitting. Read more>>

David Dobrik Quits Dispo as More Sponsors Drop Him

The startup's lead investor has chosen to "sever all ties" to Dispo after a sexual assault allegation against a former member of co-founder David Dobrik's vlog crew. DoorDash, Honey, General Mills, HelloFresh and Dollar Shave Club ended their partnerships with the social media influencer. Read more>>

barre3 Co-Founder On Quitting Your Day Job To Build Your Dream

barre3 co-founder and CEO Sadie Lincoln talks with Behind Her Empire podcast about selling everything and moving to Portland with her partner and two young kids to pursue their dreams of launching their own business. Read more and listen here>>

Strategy Session: Fundraising for Female Founders

Join us on Wednesday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. PST for our next Strategy Session: Fundraising for Female Founders, in partnership with Bank of America. We'll explore how female founders are navigating this uphill battle with a group of women executives who'll share their personal experiences, best practices and tips to successfully raise capital.

Register here - space is limited!

Save the Date for dot.LA's 2021 'Intersect' Entertainment Tech Summit

The line between tech and entertainment companies has never been thinner. Top Hollywood players are becoming software behemoths, major tech firms are tripling down on their content investments and a number of startups are finding new ways to blend the two worlds. From the very heart of this convergence between tech, media and entertainment in Los Angeles, we're launching "Intersect," a first-of-its-kind summit, held live virtually on Wednesday, April 28.

Early Access - Register here!

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