Kobe Bryant launches $100 million venture capital fund, L.A. Dodger announces second accelerator class, and SpaceX puts first vertical rocket landed on display in Hawthorne.

Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

Kobe Bryant has launched a $100 million venture capital fund, reports the L.A. Business Journal. The fund was co-founded with Jeff Stibel, the former chief executive of Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp. of Malibu, which was bought by its former parent company Dun & Bradstreet for $320 million last year.

L.A. Dodgers Announce Second Accelerator Class

The L.A. Dodgers announced its second accelerator class of five companies, according to a press release. The companies include Greenfly, a developer of a corporate online forum, Keemotion, manufacturer of a camera that automatically tracks sports action, ShotTracker, a developer of statistical tracking software maker, Renegade, a laundry detergent maker, and WSC Technologies, a developer of a video-streaming platform.

SpaceX Puts First Vertical Rocket Landed on Display in Hawthorne

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has put the first rocket it landed vertically last December on display outside its Hawthorne headquarters, reports SpaceFlight Now. The 156-foot-tall rocket was the first in history to deliver satellites into orbit and then land back on earth vertically.

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