Office Hours Podcast: dot.LA Celebrates First Anniversary Covering Los Angeles' Tech And Startup Scene
On this week's episode of Office Hours, we're getting a little meta, but for a celebratory reason. It's been a year since I co-founded dot.LA, so we're featuring a conversation I had with my dot.LA co-founder and CEO, Sam Adams.
I couldn't be more proud of this nimble media startup we launched just a couple of months before the pandemic hit and upended us all.
Today, hear about how dot.LA's mission both celebrates and holds accountable the burgeoning Los Angeles tech and startup scene, how DEI is baked into our mission — and why Sam and I, not surprisingly, strongly believe L.A. is the place for entrepreneurs to dig roots.
"Our editorial ethos is — even though as a whole, our mission is meant to be positive and it is meant to help L.A. grow into the next great startup hub globally and catalyze all of this growth — the way that the journalism part of the operation most effectively does that is by not being afraid to point out things that are negative." — Sam Adams
Sam Adams is the co-founder and CEO of dot.LA
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Bionaut Labs, a Los Angeles startup, unveiled on Wednesday the tiny rigid remote-controlled device with metallic parts, a silica polymer exterior and a cavity to place treatments inside. It's a sort of drone for the body.
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It was backed by industry heavyweights from Sony Music Entertainment to Twitch's co-founder Kevin Lin, who are eying digital concerts and live streamed shopping as future revenue hot spots.
SoundCloud is upending how musicians get paid on its platform, and some think it could lead to a new paradigm that provides better streaming deals for most artists.
The German company behind the platform that millions of musicians use to find their audience announced plans Tuesday for a new revenue model it's dubbing "fan-powered royalties."
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