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*NEWS: LA Investors and Entrepreneurs Launch PledgeLA

This article is from TechCrunch and details the attempt to boost diversity/inclusion efforts and civic engagement between the growing technology industry in LA and the community that surrounds it. More than 80 venture capitalists and entrepreneurs joined the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, and the non-profit Annenberg Foundation to recently announce the launch of PledgeLA.

The initiative is one way in which the LA tech community is attempting to ensure that it does not repeat the same mistakes made by Silicon Valley and San Francisco and alienate fellow citizens who could feel left out of the opportunities created by tech’s rise to prominence in the city.

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Deirdre Newman is a veteran journalist, who's covered OC startups for two-plus years.

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