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

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

  • NWA Founding Member Launches Covitech to Help Small Businesses Reopen Safely
  • GermFalcon Strikes a Deal with Honeywell for Anti-Viral 'Drink Cart'
  • Media: 'More Stars' NBA-Focused App Aims to Score in China, Wave Raises $30M to Serve Next Gen Concerts
  • dot.LA Dives In: Actionable Steps to Fight Racism with Dr. Cheryl Ingram


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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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