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dot.LA is a digital newsroom covering L.A.'s startup and tech community. It reports news on new companies, funding rounds and other aspects of the startup ecosystem. The company also hosts events dedicated to bringing together the startup community.

HQSanta Monica, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)20(-4%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at dot.LA

Annie Burford

Annie Burford

Director of Events
Spencer Rascoff

Spencer Rascoff

Sam N. Adams

Sam N. Adams

Co-Founder, CEO
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dot.LA Office Locations

dot.LA has an office in Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA, US (HQ)
212 26th St #317
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dot.LA Financials and Metrics

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dot.LA total Funding

$4 m

dot.LA latest funding size

$4 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

dot.LA investors

dot.LA's latest funding round in January 2020 was reported to be $4 m. In total, dot.LA has raised $4 m
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dot.LA Online and Social Media Presence

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dot.LA Blogs

Activision Blizzard Employees Set to Walkout on Wednesday

Workers from Activision Blizzard are planning a walkout at Blizzard's Irvine campus Wednesday morning, according to documents reviewed by dot.LA and confirmed by multiple company employees. A group of several hundred employees crafted the messaging and coordinated the release of the documents wi…

Projections on Cars? Adway Gets Funding to Pioneer an Unusual Advertising Method

Culver City-based Adway is offering Uber and Lyft drivers hundreds of dollars every month to project ads on the sides of their cars.So far, the company has signed up about two dozen drivers in Los Angeles, where competitor Firefly faced fierce pushback a few years ago from city officials who sought …

Behind Her Empire: LOLA Co-Founder Alex Friedman on Building a Better Tampon

On this week's episode of the Behind Her Empire podcast, meet Alex Friedman, the co-founder of feminine care brand LOLA. LOLA was created to address the need for more transparency in women's health. It was begun as a passion product to understand whether women would be interested in a tampon pr…

Spinn Raises $20M For a More Sustainable Home-Brewed Coffee

One Los Angeles-based coffee startup is hoping to put a new spin on at-home coffee making.Spinn makes a coffee brewing machine that uses a unique "centrifuge process" and offers coffees from a variety of vendors — without relying on wasteful packaging that its competitors use.Spinn was able to capit…

Olympics Numbers Are Down for NBC, But the Games Have Just Begun for Peacock

Cynics are having a field day with the tepid audience that watched Friday's Olympics opening ceremony on NBC. The data show a 36% decline from the 2016 Games across all NBC's platforms, which include its linear TV channel, Peacock and NBC Sports digital. On the other hand, the network said Saturday…

'It's So Prevalent': A Labor Rep on Gaming's Culture of Harassment and Discrimination

When labor organizer Emma Kinema saw a tweet pop up on her feed saying that California is suing Activision Blizzard for workplace harassment, she said she felt heartened. To her recollection, it's the first time such a large state agency has targeted a big player in gaming to try to fix a toxic cult…
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dot.LA Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was dot.LA founded?

    dot.LA was founded in 2020.

  • Who are dot.LA key executives?

    dot.LA's key executives are Annie Burford, Spencer Rascoff and Sam N. Adams.

  • How many employees does dot.LA have?

    dot.LA has 20 employees.

  • Who are dot.LA competitors?

    Competitors of dot.LA include Proactive, Youth Ki Awaaz and The Jakarta Post.

  • Where is dot.LA headquarters?

    dot.LA headquarters is located at 212 26th St #317, Santa Monica.

  • Where are dot.LA offices?

    dot.LA has an office in Santa Monica.

  • How many offices does dot.LA have?

    dot.LA has 1 office.