TechCrunch: Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers

Doctours, a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is expanding its services to 35 countries. Founded by serial travel entrepreneur Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, whose last company TripScope was acquired by…

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Mashable: Brazen L.A. hawk refuses to leave the hood of a moving car

Intense stare. Image: youtube / Matt eddy By Mark Kaufman2019-06-15 18:58:03 UTC On an otherwise normal, sunny day, a bird of prey rode around on the hood of a moving car near downtown Los Angeles. The hawk, likely a red-tailed…

TechCrunch: Delane Parnell’s plan to conquer amateur esports

Most of the buzz about esports focuses on high-profile professional teams and audiences watching live streams of those professionals. What gets ignored is the entire base of amateurs wanting to compete in esports below the professional tier. This is like…

TechCrunch: Fika Ventures raises $76M to fund the growing LA tech ecosystem

The Los Angeles ecosystem is $76 million stronger today as Fika Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm, announces its sophomore investment fund. Fika invests roughly half of its capital exclusively in startups headquartered in LA, with a particular fondness for…

TechCrunch: Pearl, the healthcare spinout from LA-based AI startup, GumGum, raises $11 million

GumGum, the Los Angeles-based startup that’s spent the past decade applying machine learning technologies to advertising and sports, has spun out a new healthcare startup focused on the dental industry called Pearl. The company has raised $11 million in financing…