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This LA Startup Wants to Replace the Keurig

"Keurig is just a really not pretty way to brew coffee—to put lukewarm water in a plastic cup compared to actually brewing a single serve coffee like this."

Copper Cow Coffee, wants to coffee sippers to cut down on plastic. The pour-over coffee bag company just got a fresh round of funding to grow and its appealing to Americans working from home and upgrading their brew.

Snapchat's new marketplace puts creators in front of brands.

Medical scrubs company Figs files for IPO.

Paramount Plus hits 36 million subscribers.

How big tech undermines California's public health system.

SoundCloud and Triller team up on an emerging artists playlist.

Netflix is exploring developing playlists and podcasts.

Virgin Orbit returns to space in June.

Adidas releases a recyclable sneaker.

Twitter introduces "tip jar" to allow users to send tips for good tweets.

Roku shares surge as Q1 results crush expectations.

Copper Cow Coffee Scales Up Pour-Over Vietnamese Coffee

Keurig and Nespresso made at-home coffee brewing as easy as pressing a button. Debbie Wei Mullin, the founder and CEO of Copper Cow Coffee, wants to slow things down—and cut down on plastic.

Liquid Death Files Paperwork to Raise $15 Million

Liquid Death, the bad-boy themed brand selling Austrian mountain water in tallboy cans, has had quite the life. The unlikely Santa Monica company filed paperwork indicating it is raising nearly $15 million in additional equity funding.

Valence Launches Mentoring Program for Black Corporate Leaders

Black professionals hold 12% of entry-level corporate jobs, but just 7% of management roles. Valence, the venture-backed platform to help Black professionals climb the corporate ladder, announced its latest effort to close the gap and it includes some powerful tech players.

Dreamers VC Partner Vik Sasi on the World of Celebrity and Influencer Investors

Vik Sasi is a partner at Dreamers VC, a $55 million fund co-founded by actor and musician Will Smith. He talks with L.A. Venture podcast about the world of influencers from talent fees to warrants.

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