LA Tech ‘Moves’: Aspiration Gains New CEO, Serve Robotics Taps DoorDash Exec

Decerry Donato

Decerry Donato is a reporter at dot.LA. Prior to that, she was an editorial fellow at the company. Decerry received her bachelor's degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine. She continues to write stories to inform the community about issues or events that take place in the L.A. area. On the weekends, she can be found hiking in the Angeles National forest or sifting through racks at your local thrift store.

LA Tech ‘Moves’: Aspiration Gains New CEO, Serve Robotics Taps DoorDash Exec
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“Moves,” our roundup of job changes in L.A. tech, is presented by Interchange.LA, dot.LA's recruiting and career platform connecting Southern California's most exciting companies with top tech talent. Create a free Interchange.LA profile here—and if you're looking for ways to supercharge your recruiting efforts, find out more about Interchange.LA's white-glove recruiting service by emailing Sharmineh O’Farrill Lewis (sharmineh@dot.la). Please send job changes and personnel moves to moves@dot.la.


Sustainable financial services company Aspiration promoted Olivia Albrecht from chief sustainability officer to CEO.

Real estate industry veteran Christian Coleman joined online housing marketplace platform Homepie as chief revenue officer. Coleman recently served as the chief real estate officer at Reali.

Serve Robotics, a provider of self-driving robots, appointed former DoorDash executive Prahar Shah as chief revenue officer.

Developer of project management platform ClickUp named Will May as chief revenue officer, Gaurav Agarwal as chief growth officer and Marshall Tyler as chief strategy officer. May recently served as Zscaler’s Global Vice President, while Agarwal came from Freedom Financial Network as its SVP of growth. Tyler previously worked at ServiceNow where he was VP and global head of industry solutions.

Allen Media Group hired Oliver De La Hoz as chief financial officer. De La Hoz's most recent position was CFO of ITV Studios U.S. (ITV).

Edtech company GoGuardian welcomed Dionna Smith as the company's first chief diversity officer. Smith previously served as Thumbtack's global head of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Fundraising platform Classy named Soraya Alexander as president. Prior to this role, Alexander served as the company’s COO.

Veteran consumer analyst Gerald Pascarelli joined Wedbush Securities as senior vice president.

Biotechnology company Acadia Pharmaceuticals added Adora Ndu to its board of directors. Most recently, Ndu served as group vice president, head of worldwide research and development strategy, scientific collaborations and policy at BioMarin Pharmaceutical.

Docupace, a fintech digital operations software company, hired Envestnet co-founder Lori Hardwick as chair of its board of directors.

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10 Viral TikTok Tech Gadgets To Buy This Holiday Season

Decerry Donato

Decerry Donato is a reporter at dot.LA. Prior to that, she was an editorial fellow at the company. Decerry received her bachelor's degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine. She continues to write stories to inform the community about issues or events that take place in the L.A. area. On the weekends, she can be found hiking in the Angeles National forest or sifting through racks at your local thrift store.

10 Viral TikTok Tech Gadgets To Buy This Holiday Season

Part of TikTok’s evolution over the years includes becoming another outlet for consumers to purchase popular gadgets. The app generated $821 million in global consumer spending across the App Store and Google Play in the first quarter of 2022 alone.

And since the holiday season is among us, it’s time to get some gifts checked off your list. So here’s 10 tech gadgets that went viral on TikTok that you can buy for your loved ones.

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LA Tech ‘Moves’: Disney Taps Bob Iger for CEO, Former Meta Exec Joins DeSo

Decerry Donato

Decerry Donato is a reporter at dot.LA. Prior to that, she was an editorial fellow at the company. Decerry received her bachelor's degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine. She continues to write stories to inform the community about issues or events that take place in the L.A. area. On the weekends, she can be found hiking in the Angeles National forest or sifting through racks at your local thrift store.

LA Tech ‘Moves’: Disney Taps Bob Iger for CEO, Former Meta Exec Joins DeSo
LA Tech ‘Moves’:

“Moves,” our roundup of job changes in L.A. tech, is presented by Interchange.LA, dot.LA's recruiting and career platform connecting Southern California's most exciting companies with top tech talent. Create a free Interchange.LA profile here—and if you're looking for ways to supercharge your recruiting efforts, find out more about Interchange.LA's white-glove recruiting service by emailing Sharmineh O’Farrill Lewis (sharmineh@dot.la). Please send job changes and personnel moves to moves@dot.la.

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This Week in ‘Raises’: Swell Energy Lands $120M, Modyfi Draws in $8M

Decerry Donato

Decerry Donato is a reporter at dot.LA. Prior to that, she was an editorial fellow at the company. Decerry received her bachelor's degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine. She continues to write stories to inform the community about issues or events that take place in the L.A. area. On the weekends, she can be found hiking in the Angeles National forest or sifting through racks at your local thrift store.

This Week in ‘Raises’: Swell Energy Lands $120M, Modyfi Draws in $8M
This Week in ‘Raises’:

As funding in Los Angeles continues to slow down, Swell Energy still managed to raise fresh funding to accelerate the company's mission to deploy 26,000 energy storage systems in homes and businesses across the United States.

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