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Courtesy of Fred Farina

On this episode of the LA Venture podcast, Caltech’s Chief Innovation and Partnerships Officer Fred Farina discusses how the university converts fundamental research into new technology and supports developing startups.

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Jackie Fast doesn’t think celebrities make good entrepreneurs. Instead, they make great assets for young companies.

On this episode of the LA Venture podcast, the Sandbox Studios managing partner discusses why many celebrities are exploring startups. Sandbox is a $30 million seed-stage fund that invests in brands that are being built by celebrities.

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Courtesy of PsyMed Ventures

Greg Kubin thinks that the hippies had it right all along.

“They adopted certain healthy eating practices, veganism. They created the music festival. They used psychedelics, cannabis. They brought a lot of Eastern traditions to the West,” he said.

Many of those ideas have disrupted traditional industries. Kubin is mining this idea to co-found PsyMed Ventures, a $25 million fund for psychedelic medicine and mental health technologies. On this episode of the LA Venture podcast, Kubin discusses the benefits of psychedelic therapy and investing in the space alongside his co-founder Matias Serebrinsky.

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