Weekly Roundup: GOAT hires COO Lizzie Francis, Embodied Gets $22M for Lifelike Robots

Weekly Roundup: GOAT hires COO Lizzie Francis, Embodied Gets $22M for Lifelike Robots

Los Angeles Weekly Roundup …

Top Headlines

IGTV is different in a few ways. First, it’s built for how you actually use your phone, so videos are full screen and vertical. Also, unlike on Instagram, videos aren’t limited to one minute. Instead, each video can be up to an hour long.

  • iOS 12 will include a new life-saving feature for iPhone customers in the US … read on
  • Here’s who owns everything in Big Media today … read on
  • WeWork is hiring, mentoring, and training 1,500 refugees … read on
  • Google places a $550 million bet on China’s second-largest e-commerce player, JD.com … read on
  • Veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times … read on
  • Apple Finally Offers Fixes for Faulty Butterfly Keyboards, Acknowledging the Design Sucks … read on

LA’s Tech & Startups

  • One Year in, Bird Founder Sells Some Shares … read on
  • Embodied Gets $22M For Lifelike Robots … read on
  • SnackNation Acquires Love With Food … read on
  • Truepic raises $8M to expose Deepfakes, verify photos for Reddit … read on
  • Sneaker market GOAT hires COO Lizzie Francis and makes a play for women sneaker shoppers … read on
  • Elon Musk Accuses Tesla Employee of Sabotage … read on

Cultural Shouts

  • Beyoncé and Jay Z’s EVERYTHING IS LOVE hits Spotify and Apple Music … read on
  • What You Should Know About Traveling to Japan Now that Airbnb Laws Are Changing … read on
  • Instagram will shame you when you’ve wasted too much time in the app … read on
  • Nekter Juice Bar adds vegan ice cream to its menu … read on
  • California rent control measure makes November ballot … read on


This Weekend

  • The 8 Best Things Going On In L.A. This Weekend … read on
  • LA Beer Week … read on 
  • World Naked Bike Ride Los Angeles … read on
  • SHAPE Body Shop 2018 … read on
  • SONY MUSIC listening pool party, Saturday 23rd June at W Hollywood Rooftop … read on

Have a wonderful weekend!


Founder, Editor-In-Chief // A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, ICANN, and Raytheon. A mentor at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Entrepreneur School, Dr. David Choi. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; and invested in some. // Let's Connect: john@lastartups.com

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