Digest 4/18-24: ACORNS’s $30M Raise, AOL Buys RYOT, How to Submit to EMMYs

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday April 25
Building Your Legacy

Tuesday April 26
Death of Blogging
WECLA: Valuations & Exits
Jonah Peretti

Wednesday April 27
Ad Society Speed Networking
Dave McClure
Digital Health
Legal Hackers: Crowdfunding

Thursday April 28
Emerging Innovators Xchange
Growth Capital Conf
Mars / Venus Startups
Apache Mesos
Brian Garrett (Crosscut VC)
Inside VR
Pershing Square REnew
RECESS LA

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

ACORNS
Raises $30M Series D (link)

URBAN TXT, DIY GIRLS, LA MAKERSPACE Win Grants for Youth STEAM Edu (link)
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AOL Purchases VR Specialists RYOT (link)
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Tony Robbins Talks Investing in NEXT VR (link)
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Oculus Founder PALMER LUCKEY Makes the TIME 100 (link)
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USC Hosted VRSC (link)
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How to Register for SoCal MAKER CON (link)
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How to Get Your Limited Edition SHEPARD FAIREY-Designed Library Card (link)
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How to Submit for an Interactive EMMY (link)
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ABC Hands Over Millennial-Focused FUSION to Univision (link)
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BUZZFEED Signing Talent to 2-Year Exclusive Deals (link)
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How AEROSPACE is Making a Comeback in SoCal (link)
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Hypergrowth Predicted for DTLA (link)
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GRID110 Highlighted in Huffington Post (link)
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See LA’s Proposed AIRBNB Laws to Curb Rampant Evictions (link)
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Upfront-backed FAME AND PARTNERS Moves to LA (link)
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Online Educator UDACITY Opens LA Meeting Space (link)
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ARENA and CAA Back Laundry Service Rinse (link)
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Twitter-fueled KOGI Truck Opens a Brick & Mortar Space (link)
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TIGERTEXT
Secures Messaging Deal with US Cellular (link)
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LAX Having a Positive Impact on Business Growth (link)
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Tour LA by METRO with this Video (link)
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Why Prince Doesn’t Have a Star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME (link)
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Renovations Continue on SNAPCHAT‘s Next Campus

GAMES CONFERENCE was held in Hollywood

The FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT was Discussed at GA

Massive Crowds Lined Up for SILICON BEACH YOUNG PROS

LA Pays Respect to Prince

Happy 70th Birthday HOT DOG ON A STICK!

And if you ever needed a reason to move to LA…

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