Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight profiles emerging tech and non-tech companies in Los Angeles — giving startups a chance to tell their stories, and giving readers insights into some of the region’s most promising startups. Working on a cool new startup in LA? Let us know. If we find it compelling and honest, we'll write about it. Email us at hello@lastartups.com

Bumo Launches Modern Child Care Services for Busy Parents

Parenting is a separate commitment from a job. It requires more consideration and each decision you make will not only impact you but your children too. That’s why getting information from reliable sources is very important for would-be parents and for those who already have their kids. Think of Bumo as a magazine subscription, but paperless. It’s an online resource for millennial and Gen Z parents that are looking for...

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Miro Launches a Web-based Collaborative Whiteboard Platform for Product Managers

What happens when a video conference, PowerPoint, post-it notes, and creativity come together? Miro happens. Miro is an online whiteboard for people to post their ideas on. It’s an extremely useful tool that’s been developed for people that belong in separate departments. It eases the pain of having to draft a plan and then pass it on from one department to another.  Miro: An Online Visual Collaboration Platform for Teamwork...

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LeafLink Launches a Wholesale Management Platform That Connects Cannabis Brands And Retailers

Online commerce is booming. Most of the platforms available cater to online shopping for a home and personal products. Leaflink is a platform that caters to a specific niche: cannabis. Since November of 2019, two-thirds of Americans support the legalization of marijuana and it’s high time (no pun intended) that online businesses have the freedom to include this on their virtual stock shelves.  LeafLink: Wholesale Cannabis Marketplace It doesn’t help...

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Zavikon Launches Recruitment Firm for Disabled and Neurodivergent Job Candidates

Zavikon, founded by Milestones Visionary Employer Award winner Rebecca Beam, announced the launch of its recruitment, career coaching, workplace readiness, and job accommodation identification services. The company’s unique offering helps employers recruit people with disabilities and neurodivergent talents to promote diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. Zavikon: Neurodiversity Recruitment Firm Our mission is to build a bridge to disability inclusion in the workplace by placing skilled talent into meaningful...

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Grin Gaming Launches an AI-driven Tech Platform That Lets Users Predict Every Moments in Sports, Stocks, Crypto

We wouldn’t exactly call it betting, but Grin Gaming makes you enjoy watching sports and keeping you engaged not just mentally, but financially. Betting on games isn’t a new concept but Grin Gaming casts a wider net in terms of the games available for prediction. From sports to stocks, Grin Gaming is gamifying live events in an innovative way that meets the current state of attention competition Grin Gaming provides...

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Whatnot Has Its “What-If” Moments With Explosive Monthly Growth

25-year old Pokemon card collector Shane looks for deals. He does this by scrolling through Instagram and Facebook. All the hosts fire off speeches about product specs and pricing. Shane watches and hopes his comment gets noticed by the host. The record high for the most expensive Pokemon card auctioned is $375,000.  This card was in a Japanese tournament in 1998. The card found its way to eBay with a...

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WellSet Launches a Marketplace For Alternative Healthcare Professionals

Telemedicine existed when phones started having the ability to connect two people via live video chat. But these limited people’s options when it comes to looking for the right people to talk to. Either you had to look up the professional on the web yourself or get their contacts prior to doing that. WellSet is a Marketplace To Find And Book Alternative Healthcare Professionals With Wellset, it’s the yellow page...

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Hire The Right People And Make Recruiting a Seamless Process With Hirefuel

Businesses rely heavily on people to succeed. Having a successful product needs to have driven people behind it. And to achieve that, you need to have people who are willing to go out of their comfort zone and commit to your business and their job descriptions with a burning passion. That's where Hirefuel comes in. They work as your recruitment team. They make sure that the people in your business...

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Happy Fox Launches an All-In-One Help Desk Ticketing System To Speed Up Your Customer Support

If you’ve worked in customer service, you would know how important it is for customers to have their complaints filed properly. It didn’t matter how the complaint was filed, as long as there’s a record of what it was and when it was sent. What if we told you there was a better way of handling these complaints? Happy Fox’s customer support systems have worked so well that the company...

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Bambee Gives You a Dedicated HR Manager Who Helps You Craft HR Policy & Maintain Compliance

One of the most important aspects of a business is hiring the right people to work for you or with you. Making sure you hire effective and dedicated people means you have to possess a good understanding of how people function in a business. HR managers have the necessary skills to identify performers from slackers. But this is only during the recruitment process. From hiring to working, workers should have...

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Ritual is Committed to Creating The Purest, Most Effective Vitamin Formulations For Women, Men, and Kids

Taking your vitamins is important. Some would argue that you can take your vitamins from the food you eat, especially if it’s organic. But the problem with foods today, even organic ones, is the lack of nutrients that our body needs.  Vitamins are cheap and are cost-effective in comparison to high-quality food. Organic food is expensive and that’s why a lot of people opt for cheaper options and rather take...

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Dave.com Launches a Banking App To Help Improve Your Financial Health

Dave is a banking app inspired by the story of David and Goliath. The people behind the idea developed it based on their personal experience. Overdraft is a massive problem especially if you’re not expecting it. An overdraft can be quite a painful experience. Your hard-earned money is supposed to stay safe in your account and in some unexpected turn, a few bucks have gone missing and you’re not even...

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Bingie Launches a Platform To Discover, Discuss & Share Movies and TV Shows

Bingie is a streaming platform for movies, series, documentaries, mockumentaries, or other kinds of digital content for your eyes. It’s not just digital content for you to see. It’s food for your eyes because the movies and series are handpicked by staff and are given a seal of approval for enjoyment. What’s more amazing is Bingie is a collaborative platform. It’s like one big subreddit for movies and TV shows,...

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PlayQ Launches Some Highly Addictive Mobile Games You Have to Try

For people who want casual and fun gaming with colorful graphics and smooth gameplay, PlayQ Games make apps that are addictive and worth spending your time on. PlayQ is a leading mobile gaming company building high-quality games for iOS, Google Play, Amazon, and Facebook. PlayQ founder and CEO Joseph Aigboboh and Ryan Komori got on the list of Inc.'s 30 under 30. They established PlayQ with the intent of giving...

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CloudKitchens Launches Ghost Kitchens for Restaurant Delivery And Pickup

CloudKitchens in its simplest concept is a rent-a-kitchen. This means you have less to worry about in running a food business because your equipment is already available. The purpose of the Cloud Kitchen is to make sure your investment in a food business has greater returns than losses. CloudKitchens is Ready Kitchen For Rent Running a food business isn’t easy as people struggle to find ways to start one. Food and...

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Neuro Launches a Functional Gum & Mints To Energize, Calm and Focus You in The Moment

We already have candies, drinks, and snacks that stimulate our brain with caffeine. That's great and all, but Neuro gum, not only packs a punch of caffeine but it also affects how you function and think, putting you in a more productive state for hours on end. In fact, for each chew Neuro gives you 5X the energy and is, considerably, faster than drinking coffee or energy drinks. Oh, and...

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Indi Launches a Platform For Individual to Make Money From Their Social Connections

It is so easy to get followers these days when people just can't help but have a piece of what you have to offer - it could be something you are selling or something that can't be literally touched, like seeing you perform live, or listening to your useful tutorials. Indi app lets you create your own personalized store page and you can get paid when you create or share...

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HomeLister Launches a Virtual Real Estate Brokerage Platform for Seller

Most people will not really sell their homes unless they badly need money. There is always a sense of urgency. They could be paying off a loan or saving lives, the list of reasons is endless. While there are a few lucky ones who are not really in a hurry to sell their home because they are already comfortably situated somewhere else, the rest are still struggling to produce enough...

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Harbor Launches an All-In-One Safety and Emergency App That Does All The Thinking For You

Did you know that there is an app that specializes in disaster and accident preparation? No, we are not really expecting the worst here. In fact, being prepared in case of emergency is actually an optimistic approach. It means you see yourself as safe, dry, full, and comfortable even if you get caught in a not so comfortable scenario, say in the middle of anything insurance companies categorize as "acts...

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Genies Avatars Allows You to Become a Better Version of Your Aspirational Self in the Digital Multiverse

In as much as we are all delighted to see how close our avatars are to how we see ourselves in the mirror or how others see us, Genies CEO Akash Nigam said in an interview that “The point is not to have an avatar that is representative of who you are,” Nigam said. “It’s not who you are in the real world. It’s the aspirational version of yourself." He...

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