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"Everybody is a visual learner."

Edtech startup SketchyMedical has catapulted to cult status among the med school set, some of whom dress up as their drawings for Halloween — or even get tattoos of their iconic drawings. Senior reporter Tami Abdollah finds out why.

ViacomCBS' new CEO is reportedly being investigated by the company for alleged sexual misconduct.

Spotify has made a deal to turn its podcasts into movies and shows.

TikTok's former CEO Kevin Mayer is reportedly in talks to join RedBird Capital investment firm.

'Ghost kitchens' are popping up around L.A. to service the booming food delivery app industry.

The dot.LA Summit is coming in October, featuring cutting-edge programming, fast-pitch competitions, networking, workshops, social events and a live awards show. See the speakers and register for early bird prices here!

A Test Prep Service with a Cult Following 

L.A.-based SketchyMedical has pioneered a way to bring memorization techniques older than Aristotle to life, and helped medical students pass their exams. Now, they have funding to expand beyond drawings, and beyond medical students. Read more >>

Greycroft's Mark Terbeek on Investing in Gaming and B2B

L.A. venture firm Greycroft investor Mark Terbeek talks about VC flexibility, gaming's rise and "sexy" B2B companies. Read more >>

You Are the Coach in This New Streaming US Football League

L.A.-based Fan Controlled Football is taking its experimental league — where fans vote on everything from the team colors to the next play — to Twitch, with backing from celebrity athletes and artists. Read more >>

Snap Games Grows

Santa Monica-based Snap continues to grow its gaming operation, announcing two new leadership hires for the division. Read more >>

Amazon Unveils Flying Indoor Security Camera and More

Amazon unveiled a new lineup of spherical Echo devices, an autonomous flying indoor Ring security camera, a new cloud gaming service, and new features to help Alexa interact more naturally with users. Read more >>

Techstars Demo Day is Coming

Next Thursday, October 8, dotLA and Techstars LA are teaming up to bring the signature event capping the annual Techstars LA class. Same great startups, community building and networking - just virtual this year. It's free! Watch it here >>

Register for the dot.LA Summit

The inaugural dot.LA Summit on October 27th and 28th will feature a selection of disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups, keynote speakers and panelists, made up of founder CEOs and C-level executives working in tech, media, entertainment and healthcare. Register here!

Nominate Pitch Competition Contestants

We're looking for Southern California startups in any industry who have a product out and have not raised more than $1 million in funding for our next Startup Pitch Showcase. Nominate your company >>

Nominate Innovators for dot.LA's Startup Awards

We are thrilled to announce the first dot.LA Startup Awards 2020, a celebration of the most innovative people and companies in the L.A. startup and tech community, on Wednesday, October 28th. See the award categories and nominate companies >>

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