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Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

SoCal CTO

He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. And here's where you can find more events: SoCalTech Calendar – A great aggregation of events around Southern California that has been pulled together for years by Ben Kuo. Great post by John Shiple.

Southern California Tech Central

SoCal CTO

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.

Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn?

Both Sides of the Table

So let’s go CRAZY!  So a friend recently called to ask for advice on becoming the CTO of a startup.  He’d be employee number 3.

Southern California Tech Central

Technology Council

The Technology Council of Southern California and TechEmpower are happy to announce the launch 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

Venture Capitalists Invest $493.2M In Southern California In Q1

socalTECH

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

socalTECH

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 Technology Jobs Surge

socalTECH

Anyone looking for signs that the economy is turning around, might want to look at what appears to be happening in Southern California's technology jobs market. Mangers said that it appears that for companies that have survived the storm of 2009 and the economy, things are looking up. At that time, he said he was able to.

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.

IPO Market Surpasses 2008, 2009, According to Report

socalTECH

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.

Forbes Midas List Skips SoCal, Again

socalTECH

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>>.

So Cal Linux Expo

SoCal Tech Calendar

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

Technology Forum 2009 - Southern California

SoCal Tech Calendar

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

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

SoCal CTO

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.

Launch to the Moon 2010, MIW style!

Eric Greenspan

Yesterday, Make It Work got together at our partner South Bay Mini’s offices to discuss our achievements, our challenges and our future.

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.

SoCal Mostly Passed On Battery Stimlus

socalTECH

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

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

VentureNet 2009

SoCal Tech Calendar

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

SoTeC 2009

SoCal Tech Calendar

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

SoCal Tech Calendar

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.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

Eric Greenspan

It’s been an amazing experience so far, but the best part are the relationships I’ve built since getting started. great trade!

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

Eric Greenspan

It’s been an amazing experience so far, but the best part are the relationships I’ve built since getting started. great trade!

Do your kids Google Poo?

Eric Greenspan

We are huge proponents of the Internet, so the last thing we wanted to do was scare them and stop their kids from benefiting from using the Web.

VCs: Southern California Startups Not Just Content

socalTECH

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

Once Upon a Time in Jorts

Eric Greenspan

There were 50+ Minis parked in a row , that was cool! It was an amazing day. The team was energized. Eric and Jeremy, co-founders, circa 1997.

Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

Tech Zulu Event

Launchpad LA was founded by prominent VC Mark Suster of GRP Partners in 2009, and invests in each company that is accepted into the program.

Southern California Deals Total Around $932M For Q2

socalTECH

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

Angel Funding Advice

Both Sides of the Table

Definitionally not a short post (sorry for letting you down, Ari ;-).  So if you’re casually reading and don’t really care about angel financing – abort now! I’ll make my next posting shorter. So I don’t think you can say a group like Tech Coast Angels is good or bad. How: 1. Team: You need a team.

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Technology Industry Awards 2009

SoCal Tech Calendar

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.

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: 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

SoCal Tech Calendar

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

SoCal Second Place In 2009 Clean Technology Investments

socalTECH

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.

L.A. Tech Week: The Hidden Gem of L.A. Tech Events

Tech Zulu Event

Tech Week held at the Business Technology Center in Altadena is one of the gems of tech events held in Southern California in my opinion. 

Google Maps Adds More SoCal Traffic Info

socalTECH

That information is being used by Google to calculate speed and traffic congestion information, which is displayed on its interactive maps.

Q3 Southern California Venture Deals Around $879M

socalTECH

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

socalTECH

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.

Re-Creating Wealth in Southern California

SoCal Tech Calendar

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.