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The Pandemic Has Erased Many Gains for Female Founders in LA

"All the progress we've seen over the past five years would be erased."

In the L.A. metropolitan region, VC investment dollars for all-female-founded companies dropped by 70% this quarter compared to the third quarter of last year. The story for all-male founded companies is much different. Senior reporter Tami Abdollah looks at the data.

L.A. Rams roll out gameday pop-up delivery store, the first of an NFL partnership with Postmates.

Esports Entertainment Group acquires Helix eSports and GGCircuit for $43 million.

Music publishers blast Twitch for using unlicensed music.

NASA discovers water on the moon.

A new class-action suit takes aim at Uber for how minority drivers are evaluated.

The dot.LA Summit kicks off tomorrow! Featuring cutting-edge programming, fast-pitch competitions, networking, workshops, social events and a live awards show. See the speakers list and register here.

The Pandemic Has Hit Female Founders Hard

New data from L.A., Seattle and the Bay Area shows that companies partially or wholly founded by women were more likely to see significant drops in venture capital investment fewer dollars per deal. Read more >>

The dot.LA Summit Kicks Off Tomorrow!

It's here! dot.LA is kicking off its inaugural summit Tuesday with a line-up of the players, investors and executives shaping tech and media in Los Angeles, including the heads of Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine media company, Silicon Valley's top dealmaker Bill Gurley and GoodRx CEO Doug Hirsch. Read more >>

Why SPACs Are the Best IPO Option

dot.LA founder Spencer Rascoff on why he feels SPACs provide a third option for companies to go public, while avoiding many of the problems with traditional IPOs. Read more >>

Kara Nortman Is Now Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures

The move makes Nortman, a founding member of AllRaise and board member of the Time's Up Foundation, one of the few women at the top VC ranks. Read more >>

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