We are thrilled to announce the dot.LA Summit. Our flagship event, happening this year on Oct. 28 and 29, will feature innovative L.A.-based startups, keynote speakers and panelists made up of founders, CEOs and C-level executives working in tech, media, entertainment and health care. Browse through our list of confirmed speakers and stay tuned for early bird tickets.
🗳 Netflix will begin testing interactive polls for some subscribers with shows including "Love is Blind" and "Too Hot to Handle."
🚗 The NHTSA is investigating yet another Tesla autopilot crash — its 12th since 2018 — that occurred Saturday.
🌱 Peltafast, an Irvine-based marketing agency for cannabis brands, has launched a new incubator program for new and recently launched cannabis brands.
⬆️ Relo Metrics, a Santa Monica-based AI-powered analytics platform, has added Nike's former football brand executive Marc Reeves to its board.
📺 Entravision, the Santa Monica-based Spanish media company, has purchased 100% of the digital advertising agency Cisneros Interactive.
👩🚀 A section of the 101 Freeway will be named after Sally Ride, a native Angeleno, crew member of the Space Shuttle Challenger and the first American woman in space.
🚫 Reddit has banned an anti-vaccine group following complaints from users.
Sweetgreen CEO Lands In Hot Water Over LinkedIn Post
Sweetgreen CEO Jonathan Neman was a trending topic today on Twitter, and not for good reasons. Neman landed in hot water over a now-deleted LinkedIn post in which he wrote "no vaccine nor mask will save us" from the coronavirus, while seemingly suggesting healthier eating as a suitable alternative to widely-recommended preventative measures.
Amazon's Southern California Hiring Spree
Amazon is hiring more than 40,000 corporate and tech jobs across the U.S. — including more than 800 in Los Angeles and 1,400 across Southern California.
Act One Ventures' Alejandro Guerrero on Making VCs More Diverse
Alejandro Guerrero never thought he'd be an investor. Now he's a co-founder and general partner of Act One Ventures. Hear his journey to becoming a VC and authoring the term sheet "diversity rider" on the LA Venture podcast.