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

Kelly O'Grady
Kelly O'Grady is dot.LA's chief host & correspondent. Kelly serves as dot.LA's on-air talent, and is responsible for designing and executing all video efforts. A former management consultant for McKinsey, and TV reporter for NESN, she also served on Disney's Corporate Strategy team, focusing on M&A and the company's direct-to-consumer streaming efforts. Kelly holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. A Boston native, Kelly spent a year as Miss Massachusetts USA, and can be found supporting her beloved Patriots every Sunday come football season.
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 from this week. Don't miss out on the essential news you need to know:

  • CA Passes Nation's Most Stringent Consumer Data Privacy Law
  • Prop 22 Passes, a Victory for Uber, Lyft
  • Trading Cards Gain Traction Among VCs
  • GoodHuman Launches as Marketplace for Sustainable and Ethical Brands
  • Reboot LA Teaches Former Prisoners to be Entrepreneurs


    Weekly Recap: Prop 24 & 22 Pass Which Spell Changes for Tech & Data Privacy, but Win for Uber & Lyft www.youtube.com


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      Greater Good Health Raises $10 Million To Fix America’s Doctor Shortage

      Keerthi Vedantam

      Keerthi Vedantam is a bioscience reporter at dot.LA. She cut her teeth covering everything from cloud computing to 5G in San Francisco and Seattle. Before she covered tech, Keerthi reported on tribal lands and congressional policy in Washington, D.C. Connect with her on Twitter, Clubhouse (@keerthivedantam) or Signal at 408-470-0776.

      Greater Good Health Raises $10 Million To Fix America’s Doctor Shortage
      Courtesy of Greater Good Health

      The pandemic highlighted what’s been a growing trend for years: Medical students are prioritizing high-paying specialty fields over primary care, leading to a shortage of primary care doctors who take care of a patient’s day-to-day health concerns. These physicians are a cornerstone of preventative health care, which when addressed can lower health care costs for patients, insurers and the government. But there’s a massive shortage of doctors all over the country, and the pipeline for primary care physicians is even weaker.

      One local startup is offering a possible answer to this supply squeeze: nurse practitioners.

      On Wednesday, Manhattan Beach-based Greater Good Health unveiled a $10 million Series A funding round led by LRVHealth, which adds to the startup’s $3 million seed round last year. The company employs nurse practitioners and pairs them with doctor’s offices and medical clinics; this allows nurse practitioners to take on patients who would otherwise have to wait weeks, or even months, to see a doctor.

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      Plus Capital Partner Amanda Groves on Celebrity Equity Investments

      Minnie Ingersoll
      Minnie Ingersoll is a partner at TenOneTen and host of the LA Venture podcast. Prior to TenOneTen, Minnie was the COO and co-founder of $100M+ Shift.com, an online marketplace for used cars. Minnie started her career as an early product manager at Google. Minnie studied Computer Science at Stanford and has an MBA from HBS. She recently moved back to L.A. after 20+ years in the Bay Area and is excited to be a part of the growing tech ecosystem of Southern California. In her space time, Minnie surfs baby waves and raises baby people.
      PLUS Capital​’s Amanda Groves.
      Courtesy of Amanda Groves.

      On this episode of the L.A. Venture podcast, Amanda Groves talks about how PLUS Capital advises celebrity investors and why more high-profile individuals are choosing to invest instead of endorse.

      As a partner at PLUS, Groves works with over 70 artists and athletes, helping to guide their investment strategies. PLUS advises their talent roster to combine their financial capital with their social capital and focus on five investment areas: the future of work, future of education, health and wellness, the conscious consumer and sustainability.

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      Rivian Stock Roller Coaster Continues as Amazon Van Delivery Faces Delays

      David Shultz

      David Shultz is a freelance writer who lives in Santa Barbara, California. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Outside and Nautilus, among other publications.

      Rivian Stock Roller Coaster Continues as Amazon Van Delivery Faces Delays
      Courtesy of Rivian.

      Rivian’s stock lost 7% yesterday on the back of news that the company could face delays in fulfilling Amazon’s order for a fleet of electric delivery vans due to legal issues with a supplier. The electric vehicle maker is suing Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) over a pricing dispute related to the seats that the supplier promised, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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