“There’s a Wild West boomtown thing going on here right now,” said Michael Dubin, 33, who launched Dollar Shave Club last month with a YouTube video that’s been viewed more than 4 million times. “L.A. is a place where you can think big. I couldn’t imagine any place I’d rather be.”
From this pressure cooker of ideas and venture capital, a new kind of Hollywood star is emerging — the 21st-century tech star. Known more for digital innovation than acting talent, these entrepreneurs are poised to become the darlings of Tinseltown.