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Where Have All the Angels Gone?

"I feel bad for single people and for people who have really good ideas right now."

Tinder swipers aren't the only ones getting stood up and let down during the pandemic. Senior Finance Reporter Ben Bergman talked with several founders who feel they've been on an extended bad date.

We've been getting great feedback on our WFH slack group, focused on introducing members of L.A.'s tech and startup community. Now, we're looking to expand it.

Come talk with us about building confidence in the workplace with two female CEOs for our next dot.LA Convenes event, a speaker series focused on empowering women in tech.

Awkward Zoom Meetings, Lower Valuations and Ghosting

The start of a 100-year global pandemic is not an ideal time to be raising money for your exciting new startup idea. We talked to six L.A. companies making a go of it anyhow. Read more >>

Amazon Poised to Postpone 'Prime Day'

An overload of orders during the pandemic is prompting reports that Amazon will postpone its annual Prime Day in July, when members of the subscription service are used to getting big bargains. Read more >>

Watch: Three eCommerce Startups Pitch Veteran Investors

This week's virtual pitch showcase featured three emerging ecommerce startups founded in Southern California: Mi Terro, ettitude and Aptitud. Watch the event and subscribe to our Youtube channel to get notified about the next one.

L.A.'s Aspiration Raises $135M For Socially Conscious Banking 

FinTech startup Aspiration raised $135 million in financing to help it expand its strategy of providing digital banking services bent on building social and environmental efforts. The Los Angeles company, which prides itself on having only fossil-fuel free interests, raised to date more than $200 million through a Series C investment. The fundraising was led by existing venture capital investor Alpha Edison, according to Fortune. Read more >>

Join Our WFH Slack Channel of L.A. Community Builders

A few weeks ago, we began to beta test wfh.LA, our Slack-based community connecting founders, investors and other product/finance folks who are helping build L.A.'s tech community. We're now looking to expand the group. If you haven't already done so, apply here!

Our Next Women-in-Tech Event Focuses on Confidence 

Join us at 11 a.m. Thursday for our next dot.LA Convenes event: "Building Confidence in a Virtual World" with Esports One Co-Founder Sharon Winter, Vurbl Media CEO Audra Everett Gold and host Kelly O'Grady. Register here >>

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