LA Tech ‘Moves’: Pilotly Taps Former Hulu Exec, HyreCar Names New CTO

Decerry Donato

Decerry Donato is a reporter at dot.LA. Prior to that, she was an editorial fellow at the company. Decerry received her bachelor's degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine. She continues to write stories to inform the community about issues or events that take place in the L.A. area. On the weekends, she can be found hiking in the Angeles National forest or sifting through racks at your local thrift store.

LA Tech ‘Moves’: Pilotly Taps Former Hulu Exec, HyreCar Names New CTO
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For The Record, a digital record-keeping company for the legal justice system, promoted president Tony Douglass to chief executive officer.

Former Hulu and Vevo executive Bryan Schafer joined market research platform Pilotly as chief revenue officer.

Carsharing marketplace HyreCar appointed Greg Tatem as chief technology officer. Tatem previously served as CTO for Wine.com.

H2U Technologies, a developer of new energy technologies to produce green hydrogen, hired David Martin as chief commercial officer.

Short-term rental platform AvantStay appointed Lyft’s former head of global operations, David Katcher, as chief operating officer.

Personal care brand Rael tapped former Unilever and L’Oreal marketing executive Lauren Consiglio as president.

Allen Media Group hired Matthew Lipson as executive vice president of marketing for digital platforms and content. Lipson was previously a marketing executive at 101 Studios and Sports Illustrated Studios.

Software platform ServiceTitan appointed Olive Huang as general counsel and secretary of the board and Doug Myers as senior vice president of operations. Huang most recently served as general counsel at Nutanix, while Myers previously led business operations at LinkedIn.

Brian Coco joined VettaFi, a data and analytics platform for the asset management industry, as head of index products. Coco previously served as executive director—head of indices at JPMorgan Asset Management.

Financial wellness company Stackin’ tapped Talkspace senior vice president Steven Dziedzic as an advisor.

EVgo, a public fast-charging network for electric vehicles, named CyrusOne chief financial officer Katherine Motlagh and National Grid president Badar Khan to its board of directors.

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The Streamy Awards Prove that Online Creators and Traditional Media Are Still Disconnected

Kristin Snyder

Kristin Snyder is dot.LA's 2022/23 Editorial Fellow. She previously interned with Tiger Oak Media and led the arts section for UCLA's Daily Bruin.

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Every year, the Streamy Awards, which is considered the top award show within the creator economy, reveals which creators are capturing the largest audiences. This past Sunday, the event, held at The Beverly Hilton, highlighted some of the biggest names in the influencer game, chief among them Mr. Beast and Charli D’Amelio. It had all the trappings of a traditional award show—extravagant gowns, quippy acceptance speeches and musical interludes. But, as TikTok creator Adam Rose told The Washington Post, the Streamys still lacks the legitimacy of traditional award shows.

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Slingshot Aerospace Is Expanding Its Network of Telescopes To Make Tracking Data Even More Accurate

Samson Amore

Samson Amore is a reporter for dot.LA. He holds a degree in journalism from Emerson College and previously covered technology and entertainment for TheWrap and reported on the SoCal startup scene for the Los Angeles Business Journal. Send tips or pitches to samsonamore@dot.la and find him on Twitter @Samsonamore.

Slingshot Aerospace Is Expanding Its Network of Telescopes To Make Tracking Data Even More Accurate
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Slingshot Aerospace, the El Segundo-based startup developing software for managing objects in space’s orbit, raised $40.9 million to build out its global network of sensors and recruit new customers both private and public.

The round was a follow-on to Slingshot’s $25 million Series A-1 raise in March.

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LA’s Largest EV Car Sharing Program Is Expanding, and Letting Other Cars Charge at Its Facilities

David Shultz

David Shultz reports on clean technology and electric vehicles, among other industries, for dot.LA. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Outside, Nautilus and many other publications.

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Blink Charging

It ain’t easy being a charging company…or at least a lot of them aren’t making it look easy. Between reports of abysmal charger uptime, declining stock values, lack of standards and meaningless jargon (is “hyper” really faster than “ultra?”), the race to electrify America’s roads has been a bumpy one. For Miami-based Blink Charging, however, the solution to smoothing the transition may be about becoming more than just a charger company.

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