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When Andrew Chen first began investing in Los Angeles startups as a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he says there were two areas of opportunity that the Silicon Valley venture giant left unexplored: online dating and video games.

Now, both of those industries have bloomed into some of the most lucrative in Southern California’s tech scene, if not the wider tech world.

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Courtesy of Autograph

Autograph—the Santa Monica-based NFT agency co-founded by superstar NFL quarterback Tom Brady—has raised $170 million in Series B funding.

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Filmhub—a Santa Monica-based company cutting out Hollywood’s middle-man to allow filmmakers to distribute their content straight to streaming services—has raised $6.8 million in seed funding led by Silicon Valley venture giant Andreesen Horowitz.

The round included participation from investors including 8VC, FundersClub, Eleven Prime, Rupa Health CEO Viswanathan, Candid CEO Nick Greenfield and Codecov CEO Jerrod Engelberg, TechCrunch reported.

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