On Thursday, July 9th, dot.LA entertainment reporter Sam Blake hosted a one-on-one video interview with Steven Galanis, founder and CEO of Cameo, the thriving video platform featuring celebrities and influencers.
"From our estimation we believe that there are two million people in the world that are qualified influencers," said Cameo Founder and CEO Steven Galanis in a conversation with dot.LA's Sam Blake. "And probably more than in any other city on Earth, those people are in Los Angeles."
Cameo CEO Steven Galanis
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Offices are likely to get bigger, not smaller. Major cities could hollow out. And more people will work remote.
Those are some of the takeaways from dot.LA's virtual strategy session held Tuesday on the future of commercial real estate with Brendan Wallace, co-founder and managing partner at Fifth Wall; Justin Bedecarre, co-founder and CEO of HelloOffice and Jen Nguyen, founding partner of TEAMWERC.
Jen Nguyen, Founding Partner of TEAMWERC
Jen Nguyen, Founding Partner of TEAMWERC<p>Jen Nguyen is a founding partner of TEAMWERC, delivering best in class turnkey workplace as a service. She has a back to back track record building hyper growth inclusive award winning workplaces from the ground up. Founding workplace leader at Pinterest, Zynga, Tesla Motors and SAP Successfactors from their infancy through IPOs.</p><p>TEAMWERC will create a mindshift in how you approach your workplace bridging the gap between people and places, offering a plug and play expert team embedded into your organization. </p>
Brendan Wallace, co-founder & managing partner at Fifth Wall
Brendan Wallace, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Fifth Wall<p>Brendan Wallace is a co-founder and managing partner at Fifth Wall, where he guides the firm's strategic vision.</p><p>Prior to starting Fifth Wall, Brendan co-founded Identified, a workforce optimization data and analytics company that raised $33 million of venture funding and was acquired by Workday (NYSE: WKDY) in 2014. He also co-founded Cabify, the largest ridesharing service in Latin America, and has been an active investor, leading more than 60 angel investments including Bonobos, Dollar Shave Club, Lyft, SpaceX, Clutter, and Philz Coffee.</p><p>Brendan started his career at Goldman Sachs in the real estate, hospitality, and gaming group before joining The Blackstone Group's real estate private equity practice.</p><p>Brendan is from New York City and currently lives in Venice. He graduated from Princeton University, where he received his BA in political science and economics. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.</p>
Justin Bedecarre, Co-Founder & CEO of HelloOffice<p>Justin is Co-Founder and CEO of HelloOffice. a modern commercial real estate brokerage on a mission to help everyone find a workplace they love. By empowering experienced brokers with innovative technology, HelloOffice turns the painful traditional process of searching for office space into a faster and more collaborative experience. <br></p><p>From headquarters to hybrid workplaces, HelloOffice works with companies like Palantir, Y Combinator, Afterpay, Brex and many others around the world. </p><p>Justin started HelloOffice in 2016 in San Francisco, and before that co-founded 42Floors which was acquired by Knotel.</p>
Ben Bergman, Senior Reporter
Ben Bergman, Senior Reporter at dot.LA<p>Ben Bergman is the newsroom's senior reporter, covering venture capital. Previously he was a senior reporter/host at KPCC, a producer at Gimlet Media and NPR and produced two investigative documentaries for KCET. He has been a frequent on-air contributor to NPR and Marketplace and has written for The New York Times. Bergman was a 2017-2018 Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economic and Business Journalism at Columbia Business School. He enjoys skiing, playing poker, and cheering on The Seattle Seahawks.</p>
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Why is the stock market up if the economy is getting crushed? With so many people out of work, how is it that the market is soaring, by some estimates, to its highest point ever?
Spencer Rascoff, executive chairman at dot.LA, spoke with senior tech-focused executives at investment firm Evercore to discuss what's behind the trends. John Scuorzo, Evercore's senior managing director joined Zaheed Kajani, senior managing director at Evercore to break down Wall Street's perspective on what's happening in the current tech capital markets.
John Scuorzo , Senior Managing Director of Evercore<p><strong>John Scuorzo </strong>is a senior managing director and the Head of Technology Equity Capital Markets at Evercore, with responsibility for the origination and execution of equity and equity-linked transactions for the firm's global technology clients.</p><p>Mr. Scuorzo has been a trusted advisor to technology companies for nearly 20 years, most recently as managing director with Citigroup, where he ran its technology equity capital markets business. </p><p>Mr. Scuorzo has been at the forefront of the evolution of capital formation for most of his career and is recognized as one of the most experienced and innovative capital markets professionals in the Technology sector. Mr. Scuorzo has advised hundreds of leading companies across the globe, including Alibaba, Broadcom, CoStar, Despegar, Dynatrace, Facebook, Fastly, Globant, GoDaddy, GoPro, Grubhub, Guidewire, Microsoft, Ping Identity, Paypal, Palo Alto Networks, Pinterest, Presidio, Sailpoint, Slack, The Trade Desk, Uber, Upwork, Roku, Vmware, Wayfair and Zillow.</p><p>Mr. Scuorzo graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in business administration with a major in finance.</p>
Zaheed Kajani, Senior Managing Director of Evercore<p><strong></strong><strong>Zaheed Kajani</strong> is a senior managing director in the firm's technology corporate advisory business and leads the global internet and digital media practice. Zaheed was most recently a managing director and global head of internet and digital media at Citi. With almost two decades of experience, Zaheed has advised on over a 100 transactions in the sector. He has worked with companies raising private capital, public capital through IPOs, follow-ons and converts, as well as M&A.</p><p>Zaheed has an M.B.A. from UCLA's Anderson School of Management, a J.D. from UC Berkeley's School of Law and a B.A. in political science from U.C. Berkeley. </p>
Spencer Rascoff, Executive Chairman of dot.LA
Spencer Rascoff, Executive Chairman of dot.LA<p>Spencer Rascoff <span class="redactor-invisible-space" style=""></span>is an entrepreneur and company leader who co-founded Zillow, Hotwire and dot.LA, and who served as Zillow's CEO for a decade. He is currently executive chairman of dot.LA and a board member at TripAdvisor. In the fall of 2019 Spencer was a visiting executive professor at Harvard Business School where he co-taught the "Managing Tech Ventures" course. In 2015, Spencer co-wrote and published his first book, the New York Times' best seller "Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate." Spencer is the host of "Office Hours," a monthly podcast on dot.LA featuring candid conversations between prominent executives on leadership, diversity and inclusion, and startups.</p>
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