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

Kelly O'Grady
Kelly O'Grady is dot.LA's chief host & correspondent. Kelly serves as dot.LA's on-air talent, and is responsible for designing and executing all video efforts. A former management consultant for McKinsey, and TV reporter for NESN, she also served on Disney's Corporate Strategy team, focusing on M&A and the company's direct-to-consumer streaming efforts. Kelly holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. A Boston native, Kelly spent a year as Miss Massachusetts USA, and can be found supporting her beloved Patriots every Sunday come football season.
Catch Up With This Week's Startup News in Our 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:

  • George Floyd Protests: L.A. Companies Across Industries Show Support, Snap Stops Promoting President Trump
  • Equity Crowdfunding is Thriving During the Pandemic
  • Media: Hollywood Proposes Reopening Guidelines, TikTok Addresses App Glitch
  • dot.LA & PledgeLA -- A Special Townhall on Building Equality in L.A. Tech


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    Regard Raises $15M for AI-Powered Software That Help Doctors Diagnose Patients

    Decerry Donato

    Decerry Donato is dot.LA's Editorial Fellow. Prior to that, she was an editorial intern 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.

    Regard Raises $15M for AI-Powered Software That Help Doctors Diagnose Patients
    Courtesy of Regard

    Culver City-based health care startup Regard, which uses AI-driven software to help physicians accurately diagnose patients, has raised $15.3 million in Series A funding.

    Pasadena-based Calibrate Ventures and Colorado-based Foundry Group led the investment in Regard, formerly known as HealthTensor. Other investors that participated in the round include TenOneTen Ventures, Susa Ventures, Brook Byers of Byers Capital and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston. The new funding will be used to grow Regard’s team and customer base, the company said in a press release.

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    This Week in 'Raises': Regard Secures $15M, MaC Venture Capital Raises $203M for Second Fund

    Decerry Donato

    Decerry Donato is dot.LA's Editorial Fellow. Prior to that, she was an editorial intern 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.

    This Week in 'Raises': Regard Secures $15M, MaC Venture Capital Raises $203M for Second Fund
    Image by Joshua Letona

    This week in “Raises”: A local healthcare startup secured funding to help grow the team and deploy its software to more physicians and hospitals, while Black-led, seed-stage venture capital firm surpassed its goal for its second fund.

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    This LA-Based Accelerator Seeks To Foster the Next Generation of Ocean Tech Startups

    Keerthi Vedantam

    Keerthi Vedantam is a bioscience reporter at dot.LA. She cut her teeth covering everything from cloud computing to 5G in San Francisco and Seattle. Before she covered tech, Keerthi reported on tribal lands and congressional policy in Washington, D.C. Connect with her on Twitter, Clubhouse (@keerthivedantam) or Signal at 408-470-0776.

    This LA-Based Accelerator Seeks To Foster the Next Generation of Ocean Tech Startups
    Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles.

    San Pedro-based Braid Theory is one of the growing number of accelerators in the country looking to grow the so-called blue economy, which spans a range of ocean-related industries and is estimated at $2.5 trillion a year.

    The accelerator is accepting online applications until July 18, with its second-ever program kicking off in August.

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