Digest 5/16-22: Raises for PatientPop, SpacesVR; Disney VR, Littlstar, Vntana

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday May 23
Biz E-Sports Summit (-5/24)

Tuesday May 24
FastCo Counter-Conf (-5/25)
Space Tech Expo (-5/26)
Now Next Why
Animation Workshop
Hack for LA
LA Catalyst
Women’s Health
Philosophy & Design

Wednesday May 25
SM New Tech 4th Anniversary
Innovation Day

Thursday May 26
Investor Fest (-5/27)
DTLA Tour
LA Tech HH
SBYP
Big Data UG
LAdobe 10th Anniv
Tracy Chou (Pinterest)

Friday May 27
Innovate Pasadena

Saturday May 28
Taiwan-US Investment

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

Cameron Kashani Launches COACCEL, The Human Accelerator (link)
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EXPERT DOJO Investor Festival Brings Together Startups, VCs (link)
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PATIENTPOP Adds $10M to Its Series A (link)
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SPACES VR Launches with $3M Funding (link)
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HELLOTECH Merges with Geekatoo (link)
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DISNEY Puts All Its VR in a Single App (link)
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LITTLSTAR Tracks Your Eyeballs within VR Viewers (link)
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VNTANA Partners with Microsoft for Its Hollagram (link)
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SNAPCHAT Preparing Its Own Algo (link)
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SNAPCHAT to Redesign Discover Channel in June (link)
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PLAYBOY Going Heavy in Lifestyle Video (link)
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LA’s WAVEMAKER One of the Top Investors in SE Asia (link)
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MUCKER‘s Erik Rannala Talks LA / SF (link)
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What Does Arena’s PAIGE CRAIG Look for in Founders (link)
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FLASHFUNDERS Relaunches for JOBS Act Title III Crowdfunding (link)
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JUKIN Featured in LA Times (link) and The Guardian (link)
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PODSHARE Featured on Tech Insider (link)
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LA METRO EXPO LINE Opened from DTLA All the Way to Santa Monica
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WORTHY WOMEN Hosted Another Sold Out Event

NFTE Hosted Their Annual Entrepreneur Competition

NFTE Also Hosted a Career Expo

And if you ever needed a reason to live in LA…

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