Months back, when the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was getting underway, we featured a story on whether VC-backed startups should be applying for taxpayer funds. Today, we found out many companies have done so. There are some surprises: UGC marketplace Jukin Media, Canoo and Hyperloop. Bird says it was listed by mistake.
Entertainment reporter Sam Blake talks with Nate Cavanaugh, the young CEO of Brainbase, about his company's rise.
The CEO of Get Help discusses how his personal history with homelessness helped him design an app for homeless outreach teams.
Disney Plus saw a big spike in users after it released Hamilton.
Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that podcast network Stitcher may soon be bought by SiriusXM.
Netflix has a big leg up on other broadcasters looking for content on Black culture in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests.
What Uber's acquisition of Postmates means for Amazon, Instacart and grocery shoppers.
Twitch and Nvidia are getting caught up in the video game industry's #MeToo reckoning.
Bird Says it Never Applied for PPP Loans, Despite ListBird, the Santa Monica-based e-scooter unicorn valued at $2.77 billion, says it never applied for PPP loans and is trying to determine why it was included on the SBA's' list. Read more >>
Jukin's Users Boomed, Advertisers Balked
Jukin Media apparently took $2.2 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds even though its user-generated videos have been booming during the pandemic. Read more >>
The App That Helped LA Find Homeless Emergency Shelter
Los Angeles invests hundreds of millions each year to alleviate homelessness but the networks that underlie those efforts are held together by legal pads and spreadsheets. Read more >>
Meet the 24-Year-Old Disrupting Intellectual Property
Before turning 24, Nate Cavanaugh had raised over $12 million and is on his third company. Here's what he sees in store for industries built on copyright, trademarks and patents. Read more >>
Join Us for a Virtual Chat with Cameo's CEO
Join us at 11:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 9th for a one-on-one video interview with Steven Galanis, founder and CEO of Cameo, a leading marketplace for celebrity shoutouts now based in Los Angeles. Register here >>