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Venture Capitalists Invest $493.2M In Southern California In Q1

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The latest venture capital numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters, was released tonight, showing that Southern California had $493.2M in investments in Q1 of the year, across 54 deals. Investments were down from $625.4M

Four SoCal Startups That Thrived Despite--or Because Of--Economic Downturns

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However, if history is any lesson, downturns actually have created some of Southern California's most successful technology companies, whether through forcing those companies to swizzle their business models, by removing competition from the market, or even spurring customers to more readily adopt their products to save money.

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Southern California Tech Central

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I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal.

SoCal VC's Scarce On Top VC List

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This week's release of a list of their "Top 100" venture capitalists by AlwaysOn -- based roughly on number and dollar amount of successful M&A and IPO deals between October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2009--seems to have skipped local Southern California venture capitalists, with only one Southern California VCs listed.

Tesla Gets $465M DOE Loan, May Boost SoCal

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Tesla said that it is in "final negotiation" for those facilities somewhere in California, which will employ around 1,000 workers. READ MORE>>.

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Software Development Companies in Southern California

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In a recent conversation with a fellow CTO, we lamented about the fact that while there's very active software development and web development going on in Southern California and West Los Angeles, yet there didn't seem to be as much of a community around it. I've helped organize the Los Angeles CTO Forum for almost 10 years.

Technology Forum 2009 - Southern California

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 -- Technology Forum 2009 - Southern California. The 'must attend' TECH event of the year, immerse yourself in business changing technology for the day with professionals from across the industry. See [link] (more

So Cal Linux Expo

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Friday, February 20, 2009 -- So Cal Linux Expo. The 7th Annual So Cal Linux Expo. The depth and breadth of its audience is expanding, so the Expo will add additional speaker tracks to expand the educational opportunities for guests of all experience levels. See [link] (more

IPO Market Surpasses 2008, 2009, According to Report

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A new report today released by PwC finds that the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) has jumped significantly in 2010, with volumes exceeding both 2008 and 2009 levels. PwC tallied up 154 IPOs completed this year so far, raising $37.5 billion. IPO market to generate liquidity for their investors.

Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011

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billion in IT exits in 2011, the highest since 2000, for Southern California IT firms. Both years were well above 2009, which had a low of only $475M in exits. angeles california southern exit acquisition merger exits capital ventureA new report released today tallies up $7.7

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VentureNet 2009

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 -- VentureNet 2009. One chance to see the most innovative emerging technology companies in the entire Southern California region strut their stuff. One day. One event. See [link] (more

SoCal Mostly Passed On Battery Stimlus

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Southern California was for the most part passed up on the Department of Energy's $2.4 Tags: southern california hybrid electric automotive battery stimulus funding billion in awards, announced today, for stimulating the electric battery industry in the U.S., with only a single project--a $45.4M

SoTeC 2009

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Saturday, October 17, 2009 -- SoTeC 2009. Be the value add that is so vital in today's market and learn the skills and techniques that will enable you to excel to new levels. Join a large, diversified group of individuals who are committed to achieving their goals by attending the best technology event in Southern California.

SoTeC 2009

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Friday, October 16, 2009 -- SoTeC 2009. Be the value add that is so vital in today's market and learn the skills and techniques that will enable you to excel to new levels. Join a large, diversified group of individuals who are committed to achieving their goals by attending the best technology event in Southern California.

Forbes Midas List Skips SoCal, Again

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The last time Forbes has placed a Southern California venture capitalist on the Midas List appears to have been in 2009, when Jim Gauer of Palomar Ventures made the list. forbes midas list southern california venture capital finance finaiclREAD MORE>>.

Southern California Deals Total Around $932M For Q2

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A recent analysis by socalTECH, of our detailed tracking of venture capital investment activity in Southern California, finds that there was around $932M in funding raised in the area in Q2, a rise from roughly $700M in Q1. Tags: venture capital investment southern california 2009

Technology Industry Awards 2009

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 -- Technology Industry Awards 2009. The Technology Industry Awards is celebrating its 15th year of recognizing individuals and companies that have made significant, superior contributions to Southern California's technology industry. TCOSC. This event has sold out for the past nine years.

Insights and Opinions: Southern California Tech Jobs Make a Comeback

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For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have an editorial by John Savageau, President of Pacific-Tier Communications, who asks companies in Southern California to put local talent back to work. 2009 was a horrible year for job seekers, and even those holding on to existing jobs. But that does appear to be changing.

Video Games Industry 2009

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- Video Games Industry 2009. What opportunities do these trends portend for Southern California? The question is not whether there is an opportunity in the video game space; rather, the issue is which one to choose. See [link] (more

Southern California Investments On Uptick, Totals $686.5M For Q1

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Southern California venture capital investments totaled $686.5M for the quarter, up from both Q4 of last year as well as the comparable Q1 quarter in 2009, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the NVCA. received in the region in Q1 of 2009. Nationally, Q4 of 2009 brought in $5.2

SoCal Second Place In 2009 Clean Technology Investments

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billion invested in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009, and $295.6M in Q4. billion in 2009, a decline of 50% in terms of dollars from 2008.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. Top for January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009 Posts Are You Selling Online Yet? This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc.

Q3 Southern California Venture Deals Around $879M

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A quick analysis by socalTECH of our tracking of venture capital deals in Southern California finds that there was around $879M in venture funding activity here in Q3. Tags: southern california quarterly venture capital last week.

SoCal Tech Moguls Make Richest Americans List

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A few of Southern California's technology moguls managed to stake out to a spot in the Forbes 400 Richest Americans list, which was released recently by Forbes Magazine. The last SoCal technology mogul appearing on the list was medical device mogul Alfred Mann , who was at position 277, with $1.4 billion.

VCs: Southern California Startups Not Just Content

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Southern California's venture capital industry isn't just content and media, but is gaining a reputation for companies who "actually know how to make money,"--or so says Highland Capital's Richard de Silva. Tags: venture capital southern california angeles alwayson onhollywood

Re-Creating Wealth in Southern California

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 -- Re-Creating Wealth in Southern California. TiE Southern California. Learn from the Masters, Mr. Sajan Pillai and Mr. James Flanigan. See https://s08.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?PG=1521728182300andInfo=andP=1521728191158853200. 1521728182300andInfo=andP=1521728191158853200.

Southern California Business Growth Conference

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Monday, April 20, 2009 -- Southern California Business Growth Conference. This is the "must-attend" event for 2009 for everyone involved in Southern California business. The conference organizing committee is proud to announce that Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay will be the keynote speaker.

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines

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Southern California's venture capital numbers for Q4 slipped, as did numbers nationally, according to numbers released over the weekend by Dow Jones VentureSource. According to the report, Southern California's venture capital totals slipped for the first time since 2003, down more than 18 percent annually, to $3.2

SoCal Mostly Passed On Battery Stimulus

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Southern California was for the most part passed up on the Department of Energy's $2.4 Tags: funding stimulus battery automotive electric hybrid california southern billion in awards, announced today, for stimulating the electric battery industry in the U.S., with only a single project--a $45.4M

Keeping Up with Tech in Southern California

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Southern California is a hotbed of technology companies that are leaders in their sector. It's been difficult to keep up on all aspects of the technology sector in Southern California. There are several journalistic Web sites that do a great job of covering the news about SoCal companies.

Keeping Up with Tech in Southern California

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Southern California is a hotbed of technology companies that are leaders in their sector. It's been difficult to keep up on all aspects of the technology sector in Southern California. There are several journalistic Web sites that do a great job of covering the news about SoCal companies.

Keeping Up with Tech in Southern California

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Southern California is a hotbed of technology companies that are leaders in their sector. It's been difficult to keep up on all aspects of the technology sector in Southern California. There are several journalistic Web sites that do a great job of covering the news about SoCal companies.

Southern California Venture Totals Drop in Q4

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Video Games Industry 2009: New Opportunities

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- "Video Games Industry 2009: New Opportunities" TCOSC. What opportunities do these trends portend for Southern California. The question is not whether there is an opportunity in the video game space; rather, the issue is which one to choose. See [link] (more

SoCal Edison Hits One Million Smart Meters Installed

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Southern California Edison said Monday that it has installed its one millionth smart meter, eleven months after the firm started installing the meters in its territory. Tags: socal edison smart meter southern california energy electricity cleantech clean demand

Southern California Firms Make Inc. 500

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A number of Southern California technology firms have nabbed top spots in the annual Inc. number of other technology firms throughout Southern California were ranked elsewhere in the top 500. Tags: award ranking companies held privately california southern billion in sales.

Israeli Tech Firms Eye Southern California

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However, how much of a link do Israeli technology companies see with Southern California's technology industry? Wagner said his firm--which provides services for telecom service providers--is looking at Southern California as a possible location for an additional office, but has its North American operations in Silicon Valley.

Intuit Layoffs To Hit Southern California

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Layoffs at personal finance software maker Intuit are set to hit a number of the firm's Southern California locations. WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) is a California law which requires certain companies to report when they are planning mass layoffs at least 60 days in advance.

Insights and Opinions: Returns From Southern California IPOs

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For today's Insights and Opinions section, we have the third and final article on Southern California IPOs and returns from Jon Funk.

SoCal Investments Totals Around $700M In Q1

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Southern California Venture capital totals were up slightly in Q1 of this year from last quarter, to around $718M in deals, according to an analysis of socalTECH.com's proprietary venture database. Tags: moneytree ventureone database analysis total capital venture california southern socal billion in funding.