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"Estonians are introverted. Then we gave them shots a half-hour before the show, and it worked great, but that obviously wasn't a sustainable model. So we injected technology."

Entertainment reporter Sam Blake talks with the minds behind the choose-your-own-adventure storytelling mobile app, Whatifi.

L.A.-based college financing app UNest has raised $9M with the help of NBA star Baron Davis.

SpaceX is hiring experts to help build floating launch sites for its new "super heavy" class of vehicles.

We've added a new panelist to Thursday's discussion on diversity in tech. Oona King is the VP of diversity, equity & inclusion at Snap Inc. (and also a member of the House of Lords, nbd). Read her bio and sign up for the event here.

We've also added a new event on what's wrong with Wall Street, hosted by our founder, Spencer Rascoff, and two executives of Evercore. Sign up here.

Whatifi is Looking For Scripts

Mobile choose-your-own-adventure movie watching app Whatifi launched with 80 storylines, and now they're calling for writers and directors to help them build out their content library. Read more >>

Your Backyard Could Be Their Showroom

Outer, the Santa Monica-based, direct-to-consumer outdoor furniture brand that uses backyards as showrooms, raised $4.3 million in a seed round led by Mucker Capital. Read more >>

A New Nonprofit Aims to Add Diversity to VC Firms

As the country reckons with racial inequity, the National Venture Capital Association announced it's launched a nonprofit to focus on building diversity in VC. Read more >>

Data Security Firm Open Raven Raises $15M

L.A.-based data security platform Open Raven has raised a $15 million Series A round just four months after it emerged from stealth. Read more >>

Our Next Strategy Session: The View From Wall Street

Join us at 11:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday for our next strategy session with Spencer Rascoff and Evercore executives John Scuorzo and Zaheed Kajani. Register here >>

Join us for Roundtable on Increasing Diversity in Tech

Join us at 11 a.m. Thursday for a virtual roundtable on increasing diversity in the workplace. We'll look at concrete steps the L.A. tech and startup community can take to break down racial barriers to jobs and capital. Register here >>

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