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.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"