Catch Up With This Week's Startup News With 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 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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    March Capital Raises $650 Million Fund to Invest in AI Startups
    March Capital founder Jamie Montgomery. Illustration by Dilara Mundy.

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