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Kicking Off the 2021 dot.LA Summit

The dot.LA Summit is here! For the first time, the summit will be held in-person at the Fairmont Miramar hotel in Santa Monica. The event features 45 speakers covering cryptocurrency, telehealth, urban mobility and women in tech, among others. You can find a full schedule of this year's summit here.

Here's what else we're reading in the news:

Thursday, Day 1: dot.LA Pitch Showcase Competition

The two-day conference will begin with a pitch showcase competition for early-stage startup companies that have raised less than $1 million in funding.

Judges for the event include Boba Guys and Tea People USA co-founder and CEO Andrew Chau, Worklife Venture Capital founder Brianne Kimmel and Plug and Play Ventures Associate Kiswana Browne. The winner will receive a prize package from Fenwick, Coda Search and TriNet.

New Tech for Seniors Is on the Horizon

By Keerthi Vedantam

While new sensor companies have long been working on ways to track the elderly, a fast-growing movement in remote patient monitoring that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the technology's growth. Now, investments in the space have reached more than $3 billion, according to Pitchbook.

What Spencer Rascoff Looks for in a Founder

In this episode of the PCH Driven podcast, Spencer Rascoff shares what drives him as the co-founder and former CEO of Zillow, and co-founder of Hotwire, dot.LA, Recon and his VC firm 75 & Sunny. Rascoff talks about the future of real estate, how having a diverse staff can help companies make smarter decisions, how he chooses which startups he invests in and offers advice on recruiting talent and building out teams for startups.

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