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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is notorious for its long Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lines and major traffic jams. Now LAX has technology in place to help decrease delays and wait times and has implemented technology to support a contactless experience.

A few days ago, I was finally able to use the tech that rolled out within the last couple of years. I was at LAX for my first international flight in over 10 years. As an Angeleno, I made sure I left early to give myself time to check in my bag.

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Tech founders are dropping big sums on Los Angeles homes.

Bored Ape Yacht Club co-founder Zeshan Ali purchased a 2,000-square feet Silver Lake house for $4 million. Ali, who previously lived in St. Louis, Missouri, rose to prominence after the once-secret creatives behind the NFT company were revealed earlier this year.

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Courtesy of Mike Fernandez

On this episode of the LA Venture podcast, the B Capital Group’s Mike Fernandez discusses investing in growth-stage companies and the current state of the later stage private markets.

Fernandez joined B Capital the year it started in 2015. It now has 150 employees and $6.5 billion assets under management. B Capital’s growth team primarily focuses on Series B all the way through pre-IPO funding rounds, writing checks of anywhere from $10M to $100M for growth-stage companies.

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