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GoodRx Takes dot.LA's Startup of the Year Award

"GoodRx started in Los Angeles, and will always be a Los Angeles-based company."

Thanks to everyone who made it out (virtually, of course) to our 2-day dot.LA Summit. We had some fantastic discussions and workshops on entertainment, gaming, biotech, diversity and the state of L.A.'s growing startup scene. Today, we announced the winners of our 2020 Startup Awards, including Pivot of the Year and Rising Entrepreneur and, of course, Startup of the Year.

See all the winners on our site, where you can read some takeaways from the panels, too.

Today's news:

Gig economy giants have now spent over $200 million backing California's Prop 22.

The Music Workers Union takes aim at Spotify.

TikTok sues Triller over patient-infringement claims. In other news, the app will add live election results.

Rocket Lab launches its 15th commercial mission from New Zealand.

Big Tech CEOs Dorsey, Pichai and Zuckerberg square off with Congress.

LA  Startup of the Year: GoodRx

GoodRx was the first Los Angeles tech company to go public this year. It's mission to lower Americans' prescription drug prices has made it one of the most-downloaded medical apps in the country. See all the winners >>

Scopely Is Now One of LA's Most Valuable Startups

The Culver City mobile game unicorn announced Wednesday it has raised $340 million in Series E funding and nearly doubled its post-money valuation from March to $3.3 billion. Read more >>

Bill Gurley: LA Tech Execs Have Been ‘Too Transactional’

The legendary Silicon Valley investor says L.A. founders should focus more on growing their business over the long term instead of selling to larger competitors. Read more >>

VCs Fund More Early-Stage Female Founders in SoCal

Women entrepreneurs in Southern California are more likely to receive early-stage funding from the nation's top 100 VC firms than founders who live elsewhere, according to a new report. Read more >>

Crewtify Wins dot.LA's First Startup Pitch Competition

The brainchild of UCLA business school graduates, Crewtify is one of a number of livetreaming platforms that have bubbled up to connect musicians with their fans during the COVID era. Watch all 3 startup pitches here >>

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