Despite — or in many cases because of — the raging pandemic, 2020 was a great year for many tech startups. It turned out to be an ideal time to be in the video game business, developing a streaming ecommerce platform for Gen Z, or helping restaurants with their online ordering.

But which companies in Southern California had the best year? That is highly subjective of course. But in an attempt to highlight who's hot, we asked dozens of the region's top VCs to weigh in.

We wanted to know what companies they wish they would have invested in if they could go back and do it all over again.

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Everytable, the Los Angeles-based startup that prices their healthy meals around $5 in underserved communities, said it closed a $16 million Series B round on Tuesday.

Kaiser Permanente Ventures, a venture arm of the health care giant, joined lead investor Creadev in the funding. It marks Kaiser Ventures' first investment in a "fresh-prepared food company to support community health," according to a statement announcing the news.

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