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"You do not need an MD after your name to understand these images."

Senior reporter Tami Abdollah looks at Surgical Theater, whose virtual reality platform — the brainchild of airmen who used VR to plan their missions — is being used to help doctors plan out medical treatments. The company is one of many in Los Angeles refocusing on the fight against COVID-19.

Come hear about many similar companies during our virtual strategy session tomorrow at 11 a.m. Read more about the participants here, and register here.

We're also pleased to be bringing back our successful startup showcase, which will take place over Zoom on Thursday, April 23rd. Nominate your startup to take part!

How L.A.'s Surgical Theater Uses VR to Treat COVID-19

It's one thing to know a patient's lungs are infected with COVID-19. It's entirely another thing to take a virtual reality walk through the damage. That's exactly what Surgical Theater has been providing doctors and patients at Washington, D.C's George Washington University Hospital. allowing them to assess COVID-19 effects on organs, and their treatment options. Read more >>

How L.A.'s Celebrity VC is Weathering the Pandemic

M13, named after one of the brightest star clusters in the Northern Sky, has considerable star wattage of its own and is decidedly the most L.A. of all the L.A venture capital firms. While their staff is now working from home, the company's founders say they are still hunting deals and signing checks. Read more >>

West Coast States Will Coordinate Treatment and Reopen Date

The governors of Washington, Oregon, and California said Monday they will only reopen their economies once COVID-19's rate of spread is on the decline. "The West Coast is guided by data," California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted. His announcement came shortly after President Trump insisted he had the sole authority to set a date for sending people back to work. Read more >>

dot.LA Strategy Session: Venture on the Frontline of COVID-19

How are investors directing capital to the health startups that will change the post-pandemic world? As the health space rises in prominence — both to address the immediate crisis and to build tools for the longer term — players are seeing new challenges and opportunities. Join us on tomorrow at 11 am PST as dot.LA reporter Rachel Uranga leads a virtual roundtable with industry leaders. Register here. Space is limited!

Sign Up Your Company for Our Next Startup Pitch Showcase

Our first virtual showcase was such a success that we're already working on our next in the series. Join us Thursday, April 23rd at 11 a.m. for the next Startup Pitch Showcase. Nominate your company to present at the live event here. We're looking for Southern California startups in any industry. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis. We'll let you know if you're chosen. Nominate your company here >>

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