When we started this podcast, people asked if we'd run out of guests after a year of weekly episodes with Los Angeles VCs. Not even close. For this week's episode of L.A. Venture, we hope you enjoy a few highlights from the show.
- Tracy Gray And Why Exports Are The Untapped Opportunity for the US ›
- The 22 Fund's Tracy Gray on Exports Untapped Opportunity - dot.LA ›
- The Largest Venture Capital Raises in Los Angeles in 2020 - dot.LA ›
- LA Venture Podcast: Scott Stanford on How ACME Capital ... ›
- LA Venture Podcast: Why Rivonia Road Capital Focuses on ... ›
- LA Venture Podcast: Jim Andelman of Bonfire Ventures ›
- Lux Capital Funds Deep-Tech Founders Early - dot.LA ›
- Pontifax AgTech's Gil Demeter on Investing in Agtech - dot.LA ›
Women entrepreneurs, especially those of color, don't have the same buy-in from investors as their male counterparts, but that shouldn't deter them. That's the advice of four women startup founders and investors during a panel on equity at The dot.LA Summit.
"We can't let the data stop us, especially as women," said Morgan DeBaun, founder and CEO of Blavity, who said she hit roadblocks six years ago when trying to get her media company geared toward Black millennials funded.
The panel, "Locked Out in Lockdown," also featuring Bonfire Ventures principal Jennifer Richard, Halogen Ventures General Partner Jesse Draper and Suma Wealth co-founder and CEO Beatriz Acevedo, explored the deep inequities that remain for women.
- Watch: 'Female Founders Stories' with Tea Drops and Skylar ›
- female-founders-stories - dot.LA ›
- Los Angeles' Startup Scene is Still a Male-Dominated Game - dot.LA ›
- Debra Lee's New Project Looks to Help Black Women Founders ... ›
- Suma Wealth Aims to Provide US Latinos Financial Tools - dot.LA ›
- LA Female Founders See Big Drop in Funding - dot.LA ›
In these pandemic times, people are more isolated than they've been in our lifetimes and more dependent on technology for everything from work to entertainment to food. So you'd think that L.A. company Shipsi Inc., which is dedicated to connecting businesses across 700 cities to its last-mile delivery networks of one million drivers, would be experiencing a boom.
Spoiler alert: It's not.
In fact, the roughly 40-person company founded in 2017 has laid off half its staff as a "cautionary measure" after non-essential company closures, with Shipsi's remaining 20 or so employees now taking everything from partial to full furloughs to limit the bleeding. The company has also refined its technology to help make operations more automated and cut back on customers that require significant support or resources.
Courtesy of Shipsi Inc.
- startups-on-the-front-line - dot.LA ›
- Startups - dot.LA ›
- Shipsi: Refocusing on What's Essential - dot.LA ›
- shipsi - dot.LA ›
- Shipsi Lays Off Half its Staff Due to COVID-19 - dot.LA ›
- los-angeles-startups - dot.LA ›
- Here's How Bird Laid Off 406 People in Two Minutes - dot.LA ›
- Making Your Work 'Essential' in Trying Times - dot.LA ›