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Gevo, With Ties To Caltech and UCLA, Files For IPO


Gevo--which is now based in Englewood, Colorado--was started in Pasadena, and has licensed technology from both the University of California, Los Angeles, and Caltech. coli) bacteria, as well as technology from Caltech from the lab of Dr. Frances Arnold. Gevo said it will raised up to $150M on the Nasdaq Global Market, trading as GEVO.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California


CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum – Great events on various topics – there's one this Saturday that would be great to go to. 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.

FastSoft Sign BPO Firm


Pasadena-based FastSoft , the Caltech spinoff which is developing Internet acceleration devices, has recently signed on ReSource Pro, a business process outsourcing firm for the insurance agency, the firm told socalTECH. FastSoft is venture backed by Miramar Venture Partners, Caltech, and angel investors. READ MORE>>.

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Okapi Ventures Gets First Portfolio Exit In Helixis


Helixis is a developer of real time, DNA analysis hardware, which was originally developed with technology licensed from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Laguna Beach-based venture capital firm Okapi Ventures , which is run by Sharon Stevenson and Marc Averitt , has seen its first portfolio exit, in Carlsbad-based Helixis.