LA Venture Podcast: Jim Andelman of Bonfire Ventures

In this week's episode of L.A. Venture, we talk with Jim Andelman about Bonfire's new $100 million Bonfire Fund II, the great team additions (Jennifer Richard, Tyler Churchill, Brett Queener) and what good traction looks like nowadays. Plus, we share a couple great resources on tech.



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What's going on with L.A.'s tech and startup community? A lot! dot.LA chief host and correspondent Kelly O'Grady takes you through the key points of the top five headlines from this week. Don't miss out on the essential news you need to know:

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On this week's episode of L.A. Venture, hear lots of insights on equity crowdfunding from Buck Jordan. He's raising $50-$100K a day, mostly on SeedInvest, for the robotics and food companies coming out of WaveMaker Labs.

Jordan also addresses the dramatic changes coming to the food industry, and why WaveMaker is so focused on the application of robotics to this industry in particular.

"The best investments I think come from the really hard problems," he says. "There's not a bigger problem right now or an industry that's more under siege than the food industry is."

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As the country prepares for mass COVID-19 vaccinations, OnSite Waste Technologies is expecting a spike in demand.

The Newport Beach-based company's device quickly sterilizes needles and other biomedical waste, a process that can take clinics and nursing homes over a month as they ship off the hazardous materials to one of the country's several dozen incinerators.

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