In Los Angeles, the contagious delta strain is making some parents fearful of sending their children to in-person classes. The alternative? A return to virtual learning. Reporter Sarah Favot takes an in-depth look at the virtual charter schools making their pitch to parents — and it's working. Enrollment is ballooning.
⬆️ Women founders are raising more venture capital than at any point in the last decade, according to PitchBook.
🍦 L.A.-based plant diary alternative company Misha's Kind Foods has raised $3 million.
💎 Talent agency UTA has struck a deal with social media monetization platform Rally to help creators launch their own "social tokens."
💲 Happy Money, an Orange County-based fintech startup, has named Jeff Winner as its interim CEO.
💡 DISQO, an L.A.-based consumer insights platform company, has raised $85 million.
🏢 L.A.'s venture-backed proptech company Sugar has raised $2.5 million in a seed funding round.
💸 Creators on platforms like TikTok and YouTube are having a big influence on young investors, who are pouring in money into stocks.
- those who have health worries
- those who want stability in case COVID-19 worsens and instruction at district schools goes online again
- and those who saw their child thrive in the online environment during the pandemic and want that to continue.
As the name suggests, L.A.-based startup Moment House is a platform intended for artists to create "moments" between themselves and their megafans. On Thursday it announced that it raised $12 million.