Catch Up On This Week's Top 5 Stories With Our Video Recap

What's going on with L.A.'s tech and startup community? A lot! dot.LA chief host and correspondent Kelly O'Grady takes you through the key points of the top five headlines. Don't miss out on the essential news you need to know:

  • TikTok Faces Uncertainty from Both U.S. and China on Deal with Oracle
  • GoodRx Shares Soar 50% on Wall Street Debut
  • Have a Look Inside Amazon's First 'Smart' Grocery Store
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Joins LA Venture Fund Struck Capital as Limited Partner
  • GOAT's $100M Raise Fuels its Trendsetter Ambitions in a Casual Era of Ecommerce


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      The largest property technology or "proptech" venture firm Fifth Wall is joining the SPAC boom.

      In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Comission this week, the firm said its creating a special acquisition company (SPAC) and intends to raise up to $287 million by selling 28.75 million shares at $10 a piece to seek out opportunities in real estate tech.

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      Electric vehicle charging station provider EVgo is going public, joining a wave of companies in the electric vehicle industry hoping to ride on Tesla's soaring stock growth over the last year.

      The Los Angeles-based startup, which operates a nationwide fast-charging network for electric vehicles, announced Friday it's going public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company that will generate about $575 million in net proceeds.

      The deal with the SPAC, Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corp., values EVgo at $2.6 billion. Shares shot up more than 66% on the news.

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      In 2012, Evan Britton founded a website premised upon what the web arguably does best: help people obsess over celebrities.

      Britton launched his first site in 1999 as a senior in college and has since made his living monetizing web clicks.

      When he created Famous Birthdays as a sort of Wikipedia of celebrities nine years ago, Tiktok wasn't even born and Snap had barely launched. The term "influencers" had yet to seep into the mainstream. But as social media created a new form of celebrity, the site has morphed into a pillar of the teen-centric world of online personalities and creators.

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