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The fourth season of the "Office Hours" podcast with Spencer Rascoff launches today with a look at how to navigate stress during tough times while keeping an eye out for opportunities. Subscribe to hear thought-provoking interviews with leaders in L.A.'s tech and startup scene. Anyone you'd like to hear from? Email us at admin@dot.la !

Chief Host Kelly O'Grady looks back at the week's headlines, including Hollywood's piracy problem, Shipsy's pivot and the launch of The Fund in L.A. Catch up here.

Our next virtual strategy session —on the rise of robotics in SoCal — takes place Tuesday with the founder of Pasadena's Embodied, Inc. Sign up here!

We're also looking for another health-focused startup to take part in next Thursday's Virtual Pitch Showcase. Nominate your company!

The Pain And Promise of Crisis

For the return of his "Office Hours" podcast, Spencer Rascoff and Katie Curnutte discuss how to manage a company through calamity while keeping a steady eye on the big picture and new opportunities. Listen here or subscribe to "Office Hours" on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify iHeart Radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Watch: The Week in Review

Chief Host Kelly O'Grady recaps the week's tech and startup news in L.A., including: Shipsi's drastic measures, learning robots, and piracy on the rise. Watch here >>

Liquid Death Mountain Water Drops A Black Metal Album

The folks who brought the world tallboys of purified water have turned their hate mail into an album of black metal music. 🤘 Listen to the tracks and read more >>

Ethos Capital Loses Its Bid For Dot.Or​g Domains

The regulatory body that oversees the address book of the internet has put the kibosh (at least for now) on a private equity firm's efforts to purchase control of all dot-org domains for more than $1 billion. Read more >>

Nominate Your Company For Our Next Virtual Pitch Showcase on Healthcare

Join us for our next virtual pitch showcase featuring emerging startups in the healthcare space - Thursday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. PST. We are looking for interesting Southern California healthcare companies to showcase.

Angel investor Spencer Rascoff will judge the competition along with Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health General Partner Jay Goss.

Nominate Your Company Here | Register to Attend

​Join us Tuesday for a dot.LA Strategy Session on The Rise of Robotics

On Tuesday, dot.LA Reporter Rachel Uranga leads a virtual roundtable on how a new wave of robots is remaking humans' relationships with machines. Register here!

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