James Segil and Alex Kazerani are two of L.A.'s most successful tech entrepreneurs, but you've probably never heard of them because for the last 20 years they've been making bets on backend tech infrastructure. Most recently they scored a $36 million fundraise for their latest venture. And now as they look back at their careers, they've opened up their playbook to dot.LA.

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Lots happened in the L.A. tech and startup community this week. dot.LA chief host and correspondent Kelly O'Grady takes you through the key stories:

  • Startups: Techstars LA 2020 Class Launches, Rental App Pocketlist Launches, OpenPath Seeks End of Key Cards
  • Media: Peacock Launches Everywhere, 'Going Public' Fuses IPOs & Reality TV
  • Investing: Fisker to Go Public, Wavemaker Raises Oversubscribed Round, Fewer L.A. Startup Deals Getting Done

Weekly Recap: Techstars L.A. 2020 Launches Remote, NBC Launches Peacock & Startup Deal Volume is Low www.youtube.com

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Openpath, the L.A-based tech company trying to make keycards a thing of the past, announced Thursday that it has raised $36 million in its second institutional funding round. The deal, led by Greycroft, was finalized earlier this year. It takes the total funding Openpath has raised to $63 million, company co-founder and president James Segil told dot.LA.

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