Start-ups tend to focus on fashion, media or entertainment, all industries long rooted in the L.A. culture.
Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso founded Nasty Gal in 2006 selling vintage pieces on eBay. Today, it sells vintage and new merchandise, including its own line. It has received $49 million in Series A and Series B funding from Index Ventures.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)