Why LA Works as a Startup Town

By: Lee Schneider | December 2, 2014 (Featured on Techli)

For most people, LA tech is a mystery. They may have a vague sense that there is a tech community out here, a secret motor pushing the economy along our tangled freeways, an invisible magnet attracting investors, creatives, and startup founders to Santa Monica and LA. Mostly, though, people have a pretty vague image of LA tech. When they think LA, entertainment snaps into focus. Hollywood, LA’s louder industry, has grabbed the mental bandwidth, charged you for a movie ticket, overcharged you for popcorn, and guilted you into getting the plush toy for your kid…

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