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"I knew we had first made it when I started to hear engineers who were at L.A. colleges start talking about staying in L.A."

Santa Monica's Cornerstone has grown from an idea to a $2 billion HR behemoth in the past 20 years. In that time, they've watched and helped L.A.'s startup and tech community grow. Senior finance reporter Ben Bergman looks back with their founder and incoming CEO.

Last week we met one L.A. childcare startup that's been working with daycare centers and parents. Today, Tami Abdollah introduces us to another model — a co-op born out of one tech worker's need for parental mutual aid.

Tami's also going to be hosting our next strategy session on cybersecurity, with industry leaders Wendi Whitmore of IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence and Joshua Belk, co-founder of OPSEC360.

Time's running out to sign up for tomorrow's dot.LA Convenes event looking at ageism in the tech industry. Join us!

Cornerstone OnDemand's CEO Steps Down

After two decades building Cornerstone OnDemand into one of the largest cloud-based learning and talent management software vendors in the world, Adam Miller is handing over the reins. Read our Q&A with Miller and the incoming CEO Phil Saunders. Read more >>

An L.A. Based Network for Free Childcare

Started by a SpaceX exec who wanted more flexibility in her childcare options, the Wana Family Network has swallowed up several competitors since, and made co-op childcare an option for parents now returning to work. Read more >>

Uncle Joe Takes to Snapchat 

Interviewer Peter Hamby did not mince words in asking former Vice President Joe Biden about his being perceived as "old, out of touch, and kind of lame." Biden pushed back and offered young voters "truth" and "authenticity." Read more >>

Join Our Next Strategy Session on Cybersecurity

On Tuesday, May 19, we'll examine how businesses could be impacted by workers using home networks and a recent spate of online attacks. We'll also talk about ways to ramp up internet security while working from home. Read more and register here!

Join Our Next "L.A. Convenes" Virtual Roundtable on Ageism in the Workplace

Join us 11 a.m. PST on Thursday for the next session of dot.LA Convenes, a speaker series devoted to empowering women in tech. We'll be joined by Inclusology's Dr. Cheryl Ingram and Cue Career's Heather Wetzle to discuss how ageism uniquely affects women in the industry. Read more and register here >>

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