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Orange County Private Equity

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008 -- Orange County Private Equity - Alive and Thriving During Turbulent Times! Orange County Venture Group. Hear from Orange County's leading private equity players. See [link] (more

VC in the OC 2008

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 -- VC in the OC 2008. Orange County Venture Group. See [link] (more

OC Innovation 2008

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Thursday, October 2, 2008 -- Innovation and Globalization In Green. AEA and Orange County Innovation. October is Orange County's "Innovation Month", spotlighting the county's leadership in innovation. The 2008 Innovation and Globalization in Green event will launch the month of festivities.

OC Innovation 2008

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008 -- Innovation and Globalization In Green. AEA and Orange County Innovation. October is Orange County's "Innovation Month", spotlighting the county's leadership in innovation. The 2008 Innovation and Globalization in Green event will launch the month of festivities.

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A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive I recently met with The Hive a new incubator in Orange County. This company was started by Victoria Duff (who many of us know from back in the late 90s), Phillis Lane (who I have known for quite a few years) and Jon Bukosky.

New Incubator, Frost Venture Partners, Targets Big Data

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Adding another group to the growing list of Southern California startup accelerators and incubators: a new, Orange County incubator, Frost Venture Partners , looks to be gearing up to tackle the "big data" market. Frost is well known for founding DATAllegro, which he successfully built and sold to Microsoft for $275M in 2008.

Southern California Companies Raise $751M In Funding in Q3, Says Report

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invested. Nationally, there was $7.1B in 907 deals for the third quarter, down 7 percent compared with Q2. invested. READ MORE

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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According to the MoneyTree report, released last night, Orange County led fundraising, with $319.3M The report said that the investment level was the highest total in a single quarter since Q2 of 2008. Both of those fundings significantly boosted the totals for Orange County. raised for the quarter.

OCTANe Names New Chairman

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Aliso Viejo-based OCTANe , the industry group which is looking to help spur new companies and innovation in Orange County, said this morning that it has named a new Chairman. Grant has previously served at Allergan, and has been a board member since 2008. octane orange county executive board dwight decker cnxt conexant

AeA Winter Tech Mixer and Showcase

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008 -- AeA Winter Tech Mixer and Showcase. Tis the Season to plug into Orange County and Inland Empire's largest high-tech community and meet prospective clients, partners, and network with the area's most innovative technology peers. Let's network and be merry! See [link] (more

Source: Adaptec Shutting Down Lake Forest Site

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Storage hardware developer Adaptec is shutting down its Lake Forest, Orange County site, according to sources close to the company. Adaptec moved into Lake Forest in August of 2008, when it acquired Aristos Logic , a developer of RAID chips and technology. At that time, Aristos had approximately 75 employees.

OC Ruby User Group

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Thursday, November 20, 2008 -- OC Ruby User Group. Orange County Ruby/Rails developers meet periodically to go over the latest developments in the Ruby community and to learn new tricks. Come hang out with us to meet other Ruby developers or to contribute your knowledge to the group. See [link] (more

Dance-IT

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Sunday, November 9, 2008 -- DanceIT. Calit2 Building atrium and experience the Orange County debut of the Dance-IT exhibit led by Calit2's eMedia Studio director John Crawford, associate professor of dance and media in UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Email snaz@calit2.uci.edu.

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CA Medical Device Forum

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 -- Third Annual Annual California Medical Device Forum will take place October 29 - 30 in Orange County, CA, and will draw over 500 participants from across the U.S. See [link] (more

CA Medical Device Forum

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 -- Third Annual Annual California Medical Device Forum will take place October 29 - 30 in Orange County, CA, and will draw over 500 participants from across the U.S. See [link] (more

Yonkly Creates New Microblogging Site

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Orange County-based startup Yonkly launched a beta of its site this week, focused on creating a Twitter-like, branded microblog service.

Driving Company-Changing Innovation

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 -- "Driving Company-Changing Innovation: Lessons from Startups to Global Companies" Orange County PDMA. Join the Southern California Chapter of PDMA for a look at small and large company innovation from the perspective of Ken Ouimet, CEO of MyWorld Investing. See [link] (more

Symwave Hires Three, Moves To OC

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Laguna Niguel-based Symwave, a provider of mixed signal and analog semiconductors, said Monday that it has hired on three new vice presidents, and moved itself to Orange County. According to Symwave, it has hired Gideon Intrater as VP of Solutions Architecture; John O'Neill as VP of Marketing, and Craig Stein as VP of Engineering.

Victor Tsao Invests In Israeli Semi Firm

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Victor Tsao, who founded and sold Orange County-based Linksys to Cisco for approximately $500M in 2003, has made an investment in a Israeli semiconductor firm developing chips for multimedia WiFi home networking. According to Celeno Communications, Tsao has invested in the firm and has joined the company's advisory board.

Western Digital Axes 2,500

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Number of employees in Orange County affected by the cuts was not disclosed. Lake Forest-based Western Digital announced this morning that it is cutting 2,500 employees, or five percent of the firm's workforce, as it sees softer demand for the firm's hard disk drives. READ MORE

Interview with Richard Yen, Saban Ventures

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I've also got a partner in the Orange County area, so we've got the whole coast covered. where he is Chairman. How big of a fund is this?

Interview with Richard Yen, Saban Capital

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I've also got a partner in the Orange County area, so we've got the whole coast covered. where he is Chairman. How big of a fund is this?

Environmental Stewardship

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This event will spotlight Orange County’s dynamic community of technological innovators. Register for this Orange County event. "More states are weighing environmental legislation on everything from how electronic products can be recycled to what materials can be used in products. The AeA O.C. Register for Sacramento event.

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sales vs marketing

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She has also served as Chair for the $30 million non-profit Orange County Head Start. Having been both a marketing & sales executive, I have seen first-hand how silos between these two departments can exist while products (or the sale of services) still "succeed" despite the rivalry. Who should attend? Vice Presidents of Sales.

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Welltok, Backed By Trio Of Socal Investors, Buys Mindbloom

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Welltok''s CEO, Jeff Margolis, founded health management firm TriZetto in Orange County, and later sold TriZetto to Apax Partners in a huge, $1.4 billion deal in 2008. Welltok is backed by a trio of Southern California investors, including Qualcomm Ventures, Miramar Venture Partners, and Okapi Venture Capital. READ MORE>>.

How Frost Venture Partners Is Incubating The Big Data Future

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datallegro microsoft enterprise software data bigdata county orange incubator partners venture frost stuartIt's been great. Thanks!

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Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Cox Communications - Orange County - Looking for Product Marketing Manager. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies.

Conexant's Decker Retires From Board Seat

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Decker, who retired from Conexant in July of 2007, has been serving as a director since 2008, after stepping down from his Chairman role in 2008. Decker still sits on the boards of International Rectifier, mindspeed Technologies, and Pacific Mutual Holding Company, and also has been behind the development of Orange County's OCTANe.

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NVCA: Venture Capital Spurs Jobs, GDP

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The report , compiled for the NVCA by IHS Global Insight, found that venture backed companies accounted for 11 percent of private company employment in 2008, or 12.1 trillion in revenue in 2008, or roughly one-fifth of the country's gross domestic product. billion invested in LA/Orange County, and $16.3M in San Diego.

Interview with Albert Ko, DealPerk.com

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One of those startups is Orange County-based DealPerk.com (www.dealperk.com), which is headed by Albert Ko. What is the site all about?

Venture Capital Hits 12 Year Low

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the NVCA also broke out local numbers, finding that Southern California saw nearly $295.2M in 54 venture capital deals, with Los Angeles reporting $115.6M in deals, Orange County seeing $92.1M, and San Diego with $87.4M in venture investments during the quarter. billion across 477 deals.

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2

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billion, the strongest quarter since the third quarter of 2008. Los Angeles saw $407.2M in 45 deals, Orange County saw $279.5M in 21 deals, and San Diego saw $170.6M In Orange County, the biggest deals were for Tri Alpha Energy , which raised $50.0M, Fisker Automotive , which raised $43.0M, and AqueSys , which raised $35.0M.

Southern California Leads In Green Businesses, Says Report

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In an assessment of the "green economy" jobs in California, the Next 10 report said that the Bay Area had 9,607 green jobs in 2008, compared with 9,370 green jobs in Los Angeles. According to the report , both Los Angeles and the Bay Are were identified as green manufacturing job leaders, with nearly 10,000 jobs in the sector in each region.

Innovation and Geography

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Evening events in Orange County require about 2 hours of round trip drive time. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? eHarmongy) as an acting CTO. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO.

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Southern California Venture Totals Drop in Q4

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) released their 2008 Q4 MoneyTree Report this evening, reporting that $28.3