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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    On Thursday, July 9th, dot.LA entertainment reporter Sam Blake hosted a one-on-one video interview with Steven Galanis, founder and CEO of Cameo, the thriving video platform featuring celebrities and influencers.

    "From our estimation we believe that there are two million people in the world that are qualified influencers," said Cameo Founder and CEO Steven Galanis in a conversation with dot.LA's Sam Blake. "And probably more than in any other city on Earth, those people are in Los Angeles."

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    Here are the latest updates on news affecting Los Angeles' startup and tech communities. Sign up for our newsletter and follow dot.LA on Twitter for more.

    Today:

    • Open Raven Adds Three Cloud and Security Veterans to its Team
    • Tinder Tests Video Feature for Pandemic Dating
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    Kernel, a bioscience company aiming to make the inner workings of the human brain easy to read, announced Thursday it's raised $53 million in a Series C round led by General Catalyst.

    Other investors include Khosla Ventures, Eldridge, Manta Ray Ventures, Tiny Blue Dot and Kernel founder and CEO Bryan Johnson, who himself has invested $54 million in the company to date.

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