TrillerTV Will Debut with Shows Hosted by J-Lo, DJ Khaled, Hype House and 2Chainz

Sam Blake

Sam primarily covers entertainment and media for dot.LA. Previously he was Marjorie Deane Fellow at The Economist, where he wrote for the business and finance sections of the print edition. He has also worked at the XPRIZE Foundation, U.S. Government Accountability Office, KCRW, and MLB Advanced Media (now Disney Streaming Services). He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an MPP from UCLA Luskin and a BA in History from University of Michigan. Email him at samblake@dot.LA and find him on Twitter @hisamblake

TrillerTV Will Debut with Shows Hosted by J-Lo, DJ Khaled, Hype House and 2Chainz

Triller unveiled the lineup for what it's dubbing TrillerTV, which debuts next week and will offer weekly half-hour shows hosted by a variety of celebrities.

The shows include pop-star Jennifer Lopez walking viewers through her morning routine and applying cosmetics from her new beauty line, the D'Amelio family reviewing new products and businesses, DJ Khaled fighting lockdown boredom and an inside peek into the Hype House influencer collective.


It will also have a workout show from 2Chainz, an audience-Q&A lovelife show with Noah and Curtis Newbill and Violet Benson's dating podcast, along with "Fat Joe's Master Class" and "The Perez Hilton Show."

"The Triller audience made it clear they wanted more direct content, that offers a closer look into the lives of social media stars, musicians and other celebrities," said Triller Chairman and co-founder Bobby Sarnevesht in a statement. "We recognized that we had access to the most sought-after stars in the world, and one of the best producers in the world who has made over 200 movies and 40 TV series, so it was an obvious endeavor for us to pursue."

Triller's expansion from a primarily user-generated, short-form lip-syncing video app to longer-form lifestyle programming comes amid a spat with Universal Music Group, which recently pulled its extensive catalog from the social media app.

And it follows a series of steps taken by Triller that have proven useful in growing its audience.

In November, for instance, Triller co-hosted a pay-per-view boxing match between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. The event brought in over $80 million, reported USA Today, and hundreds of millions of views according to a Triller statement. Triller announced a partnership with Snoop Dogg a few days later to form a new boxing league, which is set to distribute its next marquee fight in April, featuring YouTube star Jake Paul.

Triller is co-owned by Ryan Kavanaugh, a former Hollywood producer who became a billionaire until his company Relativity Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2015.

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

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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

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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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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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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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