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Black or Latino founders make up just 2% of SoCal venture investment partners. But even though progress has been slow, founders of color are helping lead a new wave of tech startups. We asked participants in our VC sentiment survey whom they see having a major impact.

Electric helicopter taxi startup Joby plans to begin service in Los Angeles in 2024.

Spotify rolls out new personalized experiences and playlists.

Etsy is buying fashion resale app Depop for $1.6 billion.

California's Senate approves psychedelic decriminalization bill.

SpaceX will fly three private crew missions to and from the ISS through 2023.

Lyft's first in-house ebike reflects light like a street sign.

The SEC is struggling to rein in Elon Musk's tweets, letters reveal.

Thousands of Tesla cars are recalled for a loose brake bolt.

King County, WA becomes the first in the U.S. to ban facial recognition software.

The Founders of Color Changing LA's Tech World

The list includes a young CEO who grew up without internet access who's now building an esports empire as well as a music industry veteran using artificial intelligence to predict what songs will become breakout hits.

A Guilt-Free Artist NFT Platform?

Legendary musician Quincy Jones is throwing his weight behind an environmentally friendly, L.A.-based non-fungible token platform geared toward musicians and their fans. The platform has raised $63 million in a seed round last week.

e-gree Legal Doc Creator Raises $1M Seed Round

The Los Angeles-based app allows users to create, sign and transfer legal documents within minutes using pre-made templates for matters such as non-disclosure agreements and wills.

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