Catch Up With This Week's Startup News in Our Weekly Video Recap

Lots happened in the L.A. tech and startup community this week. In a rundown of the top headlines, Chief Host and Correspondent Kelly O'Grady takes you through the key stories:

  • President Trump's Executive Social Media Order Could Mean Trouble for Snap, TikTok
  • Startups: Furniture Rental Servie Fernish Raises $10M Series A, Bird Could Thrive Post-COVID
  • Media: HBO Max Launches, Esports Giant FaZe Clan Plans Expansion
  • dot.LA Convenes -- Challenges Women Face with Confidence in a Virtual World


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    Even Disney CEO Bob Chapek is surprised by the success of Disney Plus.

    "What we didn't realize was the non-family appeal that a service like Disney Plus would have," Chapek said Monday, speaking at a Morgan Stanley tech conference. "Over 50% of our global [subscribers] don't have kids, and that is the big difference."

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    There's about to be a slew of board level positions open for women this year.

    Under California state law, public companies such as Warner Music Group must have three female board members, if their board has six or more members, by the end of the year. There are over 600 public companies in California that will need to fill a total of about 600 board seats with women, estimates Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, chief executive of 50/50 Women on Boards.

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    Rocket Lab, a Long Beach manufacturer of small rockets used to launch satellites, plans to go public through a SPAC merger that will value the company at $4.1 billion.

    The move could position Rocket Lab, which hopes to eventually send people into orbit, as a larger player in space travel.

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