Digest 3/28-4/3: Major Launches from Snapchat, Tesla, Oculus; Major Raises by Invoca, Three Day Rule, Freeform Labs

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday April 4
Startup Next
JavaScript LA
Music for Games
UX Overview

Tuesday April 5
Digital Summit LA (-4/6)
Cofounders Lab
NBC Multi-Channel Campaigns

Wednesday April 6
How To Build Your “A” Team
Black List HH
Find the Work You Were Meant to Do

Thursday April 7
DTLA HH
LA DataTech MixR
Learnvest

Friday April 8
IP: STEAM Edu

Saturday April 9
Yuri’s Night

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

OCULUS Starts Delivery of Rift (link)
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TESLA Launches Model 3 to 200k Preorders (link)
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SPACEX Announces Inflatable Habitat (link)
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SNAPCHAT Unleashes a Ton of Upgrades (link)
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Santa Barbara-based INVOCA Raises $30M Series D (link)
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THREE DAY RULE Raises $1.2M Series A (link)
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VR Studio FREEFORM LABS Raises $750k (link)
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Strictly Platonic — TINDER Hooks Up with Humin (link)
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DODGERS ACCELERATOR
Taking Applications for Round 2 (link)
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THRIVE MARKET Covered by re/code (link)
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BURNER Profiled by Business Insider (link)
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FULLSCREEN Launching Pay Service (link)
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AR Company DAQRI Acquires Hologram Maker (link)
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HULU Goes VR (link)
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DISNEY Throws Down the Gauntlet by Launching D23 2017 the Week Before Comic-Con (link)
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LA Named Happiest Place to Work in US (link)
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VNTANA
Hosted an AR / VR Symposium

NETFLIX Discussed Data Analysis Protocol

VR SCOUT Hosted a VR Art Show at Vice’s LA HQ

eHARMONY Launched Their Job Service Elevated

And if you needed a reason to move to LA…

And this.

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