Distinguished Fellow Maria Contreras-Sweet Pushes for Inclusive Innovation

By | March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

The Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, Larta’s First Distinguished Fellow, led an investor group in an attempt to purchase the assets of the beleaguered Weinstein Company (TWC). Despite best efforts from both [...]

Company Worth Watching: Stand2Learn Acquired by VariDesk

By | March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Stand2Learn, a current participant in Larta’s NIH Commercialization Accelerator Program (CAP) and a pioneer in the research and development of standing desks for K-12 students, was acquired by VeriDesk. Today, [...]

Larta Institute CEO Rohit Shukla Advocates for Inclusive Innovation in Congressional Briefing

By | March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Panel Event on Capitol Hill Highlights Benefits of Diversity in Entrepreneurship Washington, D.C. -- March 8, 2018 -- Rohit Shukla, Founder and CEO of the LA-based startup accelerator Larta Institute, [...]


By | March 2nd, 2018|1 Comment

We mourn the death of John Sorenson, the CEO of Vestaron, who passed away unexpectedly last weekend. This gentle, dignified man was a good friend of Larta’s, specifically in his [...]

Companies Worth Watching: Lucigen acquired by LGC

By | March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

“Simplifying Genomics.” In 1998, David Mead founded Lucigen as a spinoff from Promega.  The idea, simple yet potentially disruptive was to develop a diagnostic technology to quickly test people for [...]

How to Sustain Sustainability and Social Good: Larta’s Values

By | February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Social impact, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and a mission-oriented drive are all being expressed and re-asserted in the American social and economic zeitgeist. It is now not only advisable, but [...]

Lifting as I Climb: Reflections from Within Larta

By | February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

This year, Larta made a commitment to being lifelong learners and leaders in innovation and technology. These two “L” words emerged in my involvement with establishing Larta’s Core Values. These [...]