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On this week's episode of the L.A. Venture podcast, meet Omar Hamoui, a partner at Mucker Capital. Hamoui is the founder of AdMob, a cornerstone of modern mobile advertising. He discusses being one of the first apps in the app store, and early negotiations with Steve Jobs. Hamoui also talks about how entering the venture world was difficult both then and now, despite his early success selling AdMob to Google for $750 million.

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It seems like everyone wants to get their hands on David Dobrik's new photo app Dispo — investors included.

Days after launching a beta version of the platform, the Los Angeles startup was also in talks with investors including Andressen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital and Benchmark to raise a Series A round likely to value Dispo at $100 million, if not more, a source familiar with the talks confirmed. The news was first reported by The Information.

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