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SDGE: More Than 10,000 EVs On Road In San Diego

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San Diego now has more than 10,000 electric vehicles on the road, according to San Diego Gas & Electric. According to SDGE, those vehicles were all sold or leased in its territory--covering San Diego and southern Orange County--since December of 2010. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Firms Raise $738M In Q4 2011

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raised in Q4 of 2010, and up from the $652M invested in the region last quarter. In Southern California, San Diego County took the lead in investment totals, raising $262.1M in venture funding. Orange County--boosted in a large part by a funding for Fisker Automotive--racked up $242.45M in funding.

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 Los Angeles had $222.5M in funding, and San Diego $198.18M in investments. Investments were slightly down from Q2 of 2010, when the region saw $856M in funding. raised for the quarter. Other active investors were U.S

Study Tallies High Tech Employment In Region

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292,969 workers), San Jose/Silicon Valey (225,575 workers), and Boston (219,798 workers). San Diego as ranked 12th with 110,985 workers, and Orange County was 14th, with 95,047 workers. San Diego was number eleven, with 107.35 Orange County had 76.74 high tech jobs per 1000.

Report: Southern California Venture Capital Totals $464M In Q3

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For the quarter, San Diego County garnered the most venture capital, with $231.3M invested; Los Angeles had $169.7M, and Orange County $63.1M in investments. funding, fellow San Diego cloud computing firm RightScale , with $25.0M Nationwide, there was $4.8 billion invested in the region. raised.

Founder Institute Networking Event

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 -- San Diego/Orange County Founder Institute Information/Networking Event. On Thursday evening, September 9th @6pm, the Founder Institute is hosting an information/networking event in San Diego at the offices of Cooley LLP. Founder Institute. See [link].

Illumina Buys Helixis

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The acquisition appears to be the first out of the portfolio of Orange County-based venture firm Okapi Venture Capital. READ MORE>>.

Smart Wireless and Smart Grids

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 -- CommNexus Presents:Smart Wireless Emergence of Smart Grids and the Role of Wireless Technology. In addition, the company is also deploying a new multi-service wireless network across its entire San Diego County and south Orange County territory (over 4,000 square miles).

Entrepreneur of the Year LA Award Winners Announced

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E&Y named the winners of its San Diego region earlier this month, tapping both Russ Mann of Covario and Kishore Seendripu of MaxLinear at a dinner in San Diego. In Orange County, E&Y's picks for the award last week included Hayes Drumwright , CEO of data management firm TRACE3.

Verizon Sets 4G Launch For Sunday

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Verizon Wireless is getting set to launch its 4G LTE service in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego this weekend, saying this week it will allow consumers to signup for its 4G service on Sunday, December 4th. The new 4G service will be supported through the LG VL600 and Pantech UML290, 4G LTE.

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?

Interview with Matthew Jenusaitis, OCTANe

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You have to give thanks to Southwest Airlines and Virgin America for their $39 flights, which makes it a day trip to SFO or San Jose.

Southwest Shutdown Snarls Tech Commuters

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Many commuters and executives who fly between Southern California and Silicon Valley were stymied by a massive shutdown of flights by Southwest Airlines Thursday afternoon, after high winds and heavy rain prompted the airline to cancel travel to and from Burbank, Ontario, Orange County, and San Diego airports.

Weather Snarls Tech Commuters

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Many commuters and executives who fly between Southern California and Silicon Valley were stymied by a massive shutdown of flights by Southwest Airlines Thursday afternoon, after high winds and heavy rain prompted the airline to cancel travel to and from Burbank, Ontario, Orange County, and San Diego airports.

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2

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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. billion in investments so far in 2010.

TCA Stresses Mixers, New Website

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The Tech Coast Angels is stressing its mixer program, seed investment efforts, and a new website, as it kicks off a 2010 program, according to the angel investing group. The group also said it is focusing on its SeedTrack program, which is specifically focused on seed stage funding and extensive mentoring. READ MORE>>.

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

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billion in investments in 681 deals in the first quarter of 2010. For Southern California, Orange County actually had the most dollars invested, with $239.6M San Diego was not far behind, with $222.4M in 29 venture capital deals for Q1. received in the region in Q1 of 2009. Nationally, Q4 of 2009 brought in $5.2

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 37 Percent In 2009

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Locally, San Diego led the region in terms of venture deals for the quarter, with $300M invested, followed by Los Angeles, with $239.1M in investments. Orange County saw $48.7M in investments for the quarter. invested--the vast majority of that in the San Diego area. invested in Southern California in Q4.

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 47 Percent In 2009

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Locally, San Diego led the region in terms of venture deals for the quarter, with $300M invested, followed by Los Angeles, with $239.1M in investments. Orange County saw $48.7M in investments for the quarter. invested--the vast majority of that in the San Diego area. invested in Southern California in Q4.

Founder Institute Expands To Los Angeles

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The Founder Institute already runs programs in Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, Washington DC, San Diego and Orange County, as well as Paris and Singapore. The Los Angeles effort is being headed by Ken Rutkowski. The group said Monday it is running an information session at Clearstone Ventures Thursday evening.

Southern California Leads In Green Businesses, Says Report

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However, the report split employment across Southern California across the Inland Empire (3,630 jobs), Los Angeles, Orange County (3,895 jobs), and San Diego (2,389) separately, and if accounting for all of those areas together, Southern California actually had more jobs in total--19,284--than the Bay Area in clean technology.

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Interview with Paul Gloger, Rockoco

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We caught up with Paul Gloger, the firm's CEO, to learn more about the technology and company. Thanks for chatting today. candidate, George Maltezos.

Interview with Curtis Staker and William Goldbach, Confident Technologies

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Curtis Staker: I was actually invited into the opportunity by a pretty dynamic guy, Jay Kear, who is Orange County. more) READ MORE>>.