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After Getting Rejected by Banks, He Created His Own
Ben Bergman

"Both my parents are immigrants and they have a lot of problems walking into a bank and feeling comfortable with that experience."

Ken Lian launched his own bank aimed at Asian Americans and other recent immigrants today. Asian Americans represent the fastest growing, most affluent and educated of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S. Senior Reporter Ben Bergman has the story.

Roblox goes public and is instantly worth more than $45 billion.

TikTok prompts EU watchdog's warning on data being sent to China.

Goldman Sachs' COO said customers' demand for bitcoin is rising.

L.A. filming gets a big boost as virus threat begins to recede.

Massive camera hack exposes the growing reach and intimacy of American surveillance.

Black users made Clubhouse a phenomenon — how will the app treat them in return?

Facebook seeks to dismiss antitrust lawsuits.

TikTok documentary in the works from Campfire, Forbes Entertainment and Olive Hill Media.

NHL TV rights return to ESPN with a seven-year-deal that includes streaming.

A Bank Geared to Asian Immigrants

Cheese will market in places favored by immigrants – think WeChat rather than Facebook – and is partnering with community leaders to help reach a population that has historically been distrustful of banks. Read more>>

SpaceX Wins Space Force Contract to Launch Two Missions

The Pentagon said SpaceX's work will be performed in Hawthorne, as well as nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Read more>>

Thin Line Capital's Founder on the Opportunity in Clean Tech

Thin Line Capital founder Aaron Fyke talks to L.A. Venture podcast about the world's toughest problems in energy, water and food sustainability. Read more and listen here>>

Meet the Female-Founded Startups In Our Next Pitch Showcase

The next startup pitch showcase celebrates female-founded startups and takes place tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. PT.

M13 Investor Jawhara Tariq and LDR Ventures Partners Co-Managing Director Maxine Kozler will judge the three startups, OYA FEMTECH Apparel, and Struct Club, on their pitches. The event will be hosted by dot.LA's Chief Correspondent & Host and Head of Video Kelly O'Grady.

Register here - space is limited

Save the Date for dot.LA's 2021 'Intersect' Entertainment Tech Summit

The line between tech and entertainment companies has never been thinner; the top Hollywood players are becoming software behemoths, the major tech firms are tripling down on their content investments and a number of startups are finding new ways to blend the two worlds. From the very heart of this convergence between tech, media and entertainment in Los Angeles, we're pleased to announce "Intersect," a first-of-its-kind summit convening this new super-sector, held live virtually on Wednesday, April 28.

Early Access - Register here!

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