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Big Tech Is Shopping for Virtual Reality Startups in L.A.

"I'd expect all the leading vendors – Apple, Facebook, Google, maybe Microsoft – to be looking at these types of acquisition."

Two Los Angeles virtual reality companies joined big tech empires last week; Newport Beach-based NextVR went to Apple and L.A.-based ViRvii signed up with Facebook's Oculus. Entertainment reporter Sam Blake looks at why, and what it might mean for other area VR startups.

dot.LA Chief Host & Correspondent Kelly O'Grady sat down with Grid110's Miki Reynolds for the first in our"dot.LA Dives In" interview series.

What do a sustainable packaging company, a purveyor of fashion-forward fitness accessories and a retailer of sustainable home essentials have in common? Join us tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. (PST) for our next Startup Pitch Showcase to find out!

What's Behind Big Tech's VR Binge?

Demand for virtual reality headsets has reportedly outstripped supply during the coronavirus pandemic, and consumer adoption has seen an uptick in interest. Is it finally VR's time to shine? Read more >>

A Conversation with 'The Mother Theresa of Startups'

"Simplification, prioritization, and focus." Grid110's Miki Reynolds has some advice: put your time and energy into things that really matter, whether that be building a company or getting through the pandemic. Watch the interview >>

Amazon Gets Into Video Gaming

Amazon took a big step into the gaming industry Wednesday with the launch of Crucible, a free-to-play online shooter game and the company's first original big-budget title. Read more and watch a trailer for the game >>

Thursday's Virtual Pitch Showcase Features eCommerce Startups

Join us at 11:00 a.m. PST on Thursday for our next virtual pitch showcase featuring three emerging eCommerce startups founded in Southern California. FabFitFun's Michael Broukhim will join angel investor Spencer Rascoff to lead the discussion. Register to attend!

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