"They're focused on a horizontal, not a vertical. We have the ability to take risks, to push boundaries, and to effectuate that diversity, inclusivity and authenticity."
Niche streaming companies serve unique communities of viewers: anime enthusiasts, LGBTQ film connoisseurs, British TV fans. Entertainment reporter Sam Blake looks at what it takes to thrive as the major streaming services gobble up more content.
Manufacturing startup Cover launches in L.A. seeking to convert backyard spaces into studio apartments.
Riot Games' CEO writes an open letter to the gaming industry about its inclusion problems.
Virgin Galactic is offering a look at the cabin interior of its spaceship.
Creative Artists Agency announces major layoffs.
Facebook is wooing (and paying) TikTok refugees to create video on its platform.
Ready to hear some inspiring stories and hard-won advice? Sign up for Thursday's "Female Founders Stories" event with the founders of Slingshot Aerospace and Toucan.
How To Survive the Streaming Wars
Niche streaming services focus on a particular community of viewers. But as the big services expand their content libraries, is curation and community enough to survive? Read more >>
A Startup Suited to the COVID Era
What do a group of college-age engineers and designers do when they're sick of waiting in the cold for coffee? They build a better system. Now that technology has raised $51M to help major companies keep employees and customers at a safe distance. Read more >>
XPrize Puts Up $5M to Jumpstart COVID-19 Testing
The competition, in partnership with OpenCovidScreen, aims to bring a low-cost, easy-to-use and fast-result test onto the market as quickly as possible. Read more >>
The Future of the Health and Wellness Industry in LA and Beyond
As patients look beyond doctors' offices for health, the $4.5 trillion wellness industry is booming. Technology has made wellness services more accessible and prodded providers to rethink their approach. We spoke with the experts. Watch the event >>
Female Founders Stories' with Slingshot Aerospace and Toucan
Join us at 11 a.m. PT Thursday, July 30th for our final edition of "Female Founders Stories: To Live and Work in L.A." We'll talk with Slingshot Aerospace's co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Melanie Stricklan and Toucan CEO Taylor Nieman. Register >>
Our Next Startup Pitch Showcase: Entertainment
Nominate your company to take part in our next Startup Pitch Showcase set for Thursday, August 6th. We are looking for Southern California startups in the interactive and virtual entertainment space. Nominate your company and register for the event.