"Our productivity has never been higher or our expenses lower."

Los Angeles investors expect robust hiring, increasing valuations and a quick recovery of the U.S. economy, according to our latest dot.LA VC Sentiment Survey. Senior reporter Ben Bergman shares the takeaways.

Microsoft acquires Nuance, a company focused on bringing AI to the healthcare industry.

U.S. streaming subscriptions now exceed the country's population.

Domino's and Nuro begin autonomous pizza delivery in Texas.

Northrop Grumman's in-space servicing operation gives an aging satellite new life.

Rivian batteries will be powered by Samsung.

Topps debuts its first NFT baseball card collection.

Twitch viewing hours have reportedly doubled in the last year.

Oculus will host its first games showcase later this month.

Los Angeles VCs Are Feeling Good About the Future

Investors expect robust hiring, increasing valuations and a quick recovery of the U.S. economy, according to the dot.LA VC Sentiment Survey, a quarterly poll of the top VCs in Los Angeles. Read more >>

Can the Blockchain Make Online Health Care Safer?

As health care companies move patient records online, security is becoming a big concern, especially after several embarrassing and costly hacks. Some are looking to blockchain technology for potential solutions. Read more >>

Nominate a Startup for Our Upcoming Intersect LA Pitch Showcase!

We're looking for Southern California startups in the media, entertainment and gaming industries that have a product on the market and have raised less than $1 million in funding. We want your thoughts on the most promising, innovative, forward-thinking startups in these sectors to pitch at dot.LA's inaugural media summit.

Guest judges and advisors from the venture capital community will be announced soon. Contact Annie@dot.LA with any questions.

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Apply to Attend dot.LA's 2021 'Intersect' Summit

From the heart of the convergence between tech, media and entertainment in Los Angeles, dot.LA is pleased to announce "Intersect," a first-of-its-kind summit convening this new super-sector, held live virtually on Wednesday April 28. Apply to attend!

"We have incurred net losses each year since our inception and we may not be able to achieve or maintain profitability in the future."

The packaged consumer goods company, founded by actor Jessica Alba and serial entrepreneur Brian Lee in 2011, filed Friday to go public. Senior Reporter Ben Bergman has details from the filings.

Workers at Amazon warehouse in Alabama reject unionization.

Disney makes its pick for next ABC News president.

Apple hires former Warner exec as part of film push.

'Bro Culture' at camera maker Verkada pushed profits, parties.

Uber, Lyft use rides to vaccines to get drivers, customers back on the platform.

Senators criticize Apple's refusal to testify in hearing on app store rules.

Elon Musk's Neuralink drops video showing a monkey with a brain-chip playing a videogame by thinking.

Venture funding soared to record $64 billion in Q1.

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Files for IPO

Selling everything from eco-friendly diapers to skincare products, Honest Co. has never turned a profit. The Santa Monica-based brand is seeking to raise $100 million by going public. Read more>>

Dodger Fans Finally Get to Experience $100 Million in Stadium Upgrades

For the first time since 2019, Dodger fans will be welcomed through the stadium's turnstiles.Those lucky enough to be in attendance will not only get to see the boys in blue in the flesh, but also get to experience a stadium significantly updated for the digital era. Read more>>

Community Raises $40 Million For Their Celebrity Texting Service

Community, the L.A.-based tech startup whose platform enables mass text-messaging to fans and customers from artists, celebrities and brands, announced Friday it has raised $40 million from Salesforce Ventures. Read more>>

What Is a SPAC?

The SPAC, or special purpose acquisition company, is the most recent IPO craze to hit Wall Street. On this installment from our "dot.LA Explains" series, host Kelly O'Grady runs through what you need to know. Read more and watch here>>

Nominate Your Startup for Our Upcoming Intersect LA Pitch Showcase!

We're looking for Southern California startups in the media, entertainment and gaming industries that have a product on the market and have raised less than $1 million in funding. We want your thoughts on the most promising, innovative, forward-thinking startups in these sectors to pitch at dot.LA's inaugural media summit.

Guest judges and advisors from the venture capital community will be announced soon. Contact Annie@dot.LA with any questions.

Nominate a Company Here!

"Southern California – and South Bay in particular – is experiencing its biggest tech renaissance since the Cold War, with record setting venture investments generating hundreds of new businesses."

In a major win for Southern California's aerospace industry, the U.S. Space Force will establish its acquisitions and technology division in the Los Angeles area this summer. Contributor Sarah Favot has the details.

Twitch takes additional steps to punish "off-Twitch" user harassment.

Perseverance snaps a Mars selfie with its buddy Ingenuity.

Universal Music launches a new label focusing on Arabic music.

Discovery Plus is now available on Comcast Xfinity set-top boxes.

Rocket Lab's next reusable rocket mission will test a new heat shield.

Major outage takes Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down.

Disneyland's Avengers Campus will open June 4.

Votes are still being counted in Amazon union drive.

SEC official warns of SPAC disclosure issues.

Uber axes price-naming feature as rideshare companies recruit new drivers.

This LA Collective Books Shots for Those Left Behind

Known as GOTS, the volunteer collective of more than 300 is expecting its caseload to get bigger as more vaccine appointments become available. The group is one of a handful that have cropped up since vaccines landed in California. Read more>>

With Over 25 Aerospace Unicorns, LA Becomes Major Player in US Space Force

The U.S. Space Force set up a technology and acquisition division in the Los Angeles area to open this summer. The move cements the region as a major force, while raising the profile for a myriad of local startups. Read more >>

SPAC Deal Aims to Create Largest Pot Company in California

Dealmaking in the frenzied cannabis market continues to flourish with Glass House Group, a vertically integrated California-based cannabis company, being gobbled up by Mercer Park Brand Acquisition Corp., a Canadian SPAC. Read more>>

Sony Pictures Gives Netflix First Dibs on New Releases

Netflix has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to stream its theatrical releases beginning with its 2022 movie slate. Read more>>

Dr. B  Lands in LA to Make Sure Extra Vaccine Doses Don't Go To Waste

Dr. B aims to lessen vaccine waste and the chaos that comes with it by matching vaccine providers with prospective patients within hours. It's secured three providers in the region so far. Read more>>

Nominate Your Startup for Our Upcoming Intersect LA Pitch Showcase!

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Guest judges and advisors from the venture capital community will be announced soon. Contact Annie@dot.LA with any questions.

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