University of California Plans $250M Venture Capital Fund
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
Among the successes driving the creation of the fund was the IPO of Santa Monica-based Kite Pharma, which is a spinout of UCLA. READ MORE>>.
Startup Founded By UCLA Students Offers Scholarship
MARCH 27, 2012
A startup, Sparefoot , headed by two former UCLA students who founded the company out of their experiences at the school, said today that it is offering up a $5,000 scholarship to students who use its service. Sparefoot is venture backed by Silverton Partners, FLOODGATE, and Capital Factory, and is located in Austin, Texas.
Online Learning Company Ties With UCLA Extension, CAA
JUNE 23, 2011
A new, venture backed online education company, Encore Career Institute , headed by Steve Poizner, said today that it has linked with the UCLA Extension to offer up professional certificates and career counseling online. The firm said it has raised $15M in a Series A venture capital funding from InterWest Partners and Granite Ventures.
AuditFile, Started At UCLA, Raises $3M For Auditing Software
AUGUST 14, 2014
The company was founded by Kevin Bong, who started the company in his dorm room at UCLA as a senior. Kevin--now COO--studied computer science and accounting at UCLA. auditfile venture capital cloud software auditing accounting saas ucla dorm room student The company now has its headquarters in San Francisco. READ MORE>>.
Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Presenting Companies at UCLA
Tech Zulu Event
OCTOBER 20, 2011
This Spotlight takes place Thursday, October 27, at UCLA. InVenture is next stage microfinance – focusing on providing expansion capital. Where: UCLA Anderson School of Management, 110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095. It’s a gallery of great entrepreneurship. It’s a toast to those who build and innovate. Join Us.
3 Valuation Inflection Points for Startups: Don’t Copy Calacanis
From the Venture Trenches
MAY 21, 2013
recently caught up with a classmate from UCLA Anderson and told him the exact opposite in regards to raising money for his own startup.
NanoH2O Raises $14.8M
DECEMBER 15, 2011
NanoH2O is venture backed by Khosla Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, Rusheen Capital Partners, and PCG Energy and Technology Fund.
Clicker.com Links With UCLA
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
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UCLA To Tap Outside Board For Startup Deals
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Interview with Adi Jaffe, All About Addiction
OCTOBER 5, 2011
Adi Jaffe: I'm a UCLA addiction trained psychologist, specializing in addiction. How is this related to the work you were doing at UCLA?
Verge Genomics, Founded By UCLA Scientists, Raises $4M In Seed Funding
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
Verge Genomics , a biopharmaceuticals startup founded by scientists out of UCLA, said Tuesday that it has raised $4M in a seed financing round. The company's founders are Alice Zhang, a current 5th year MD/PhD candidate at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and Jason Chen, also a 5th year MD/PhD candidate at UCLA Geffen.
Tribogenics Lands $2.5M For Portable X-ray Technology
DECEMBER 6, 2011
The firm, a spinoff of UCLA whose technology has been funded by DARPA, said the funding came from Flywheel Ventures and angel investors. Tribogenics has developed technology which will enable small, handheld X-ray devices, originally developed from research at UCLA. READ MORE>>.
ImaginAb Raises $12.5M
MARCH 27, 2012
Los Angeles-based ImaginAb , a UCLA spinout which is developing antibody fragments for use in the diagnostic imaging market, said late last night that it has raised $12.5M in a Series A financing round. The firm was founded by UCLA faculty members Robert Reiter, Anna Wu and Christian Behrenbruch. READ MORE>>.
CircuitHub, With Roots At UCLA, Launches Hub For Hardware Designers
JANUARY 24, 2013
The firm--co-founded and headed by UCLA Visiting Scholar Jon Friedman--has created an online site which lets hardware designers tap into the data sheets, symbols, components, and footprints of electronic components, for free, either by downloading or by connecting a Dropbox account. READ MORE>>.
NanoH2O Bolsters Execs
APRIL 11, 2011
The firm, which is headed by technology vet Jeff Green, and based on research out of UCLA, said that Truby will bolster its commercial team.
NanoH2O Names Operations Head
JANUARY 18, 2011
NanoH2O is headed by Jeff Green, and is based on technology spun out of UCLA. READ MORE>>.
New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals
JUNE 30, 2016
They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. He founded MaxIT Healthcare in 2001.
Tribogenics Gets Funding From Nikon
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Tribogenics is a spinout of technology originally developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). READ MORE>>.
ImmunGene Raises $9M
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Yu is founder and CEO of Ally Bridge Group, a Chinese private equity fund; Gresser is at the Molecular Biology Institute at UCLA, and was previously Amgen''s Vice President and Head of Inflammation and Neuroscience Research Therapeutics Areas. immungene venture capital biotech biotechnology cancer therapeutics READ MORE>>.
Bruin Biometrics Raises $9M
JANUARY 8, 2016
BBI's technology was developed at UCLA, and is based on research from the UCLA Wireless Health Institute, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA School of Nursing, and the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Names of the investors were not announced by the company. READ MORE>>.
Gevo, With Ties To Caltech and UCLA, Files For IPO
AUGUST 12, 2010
Gevo is using both technology from UCLA to produce next-generation biofuels through genetically modified Escherichia coli (E. Gevo is venture backed backed by Khosla Ventures, Virgin Green Fund, Total Energy Ventures, Burrill Life Sciences Capital Fund, and the Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund. and Piper Jaffray.
Clearstone Portfolio Firm Cetas Acquired By VMware
APRIL 24, 2012
from UCLA. cetas vmware merger acquisition data analytics cloud software clearstone exit venture capitalREAD MORE>>.
Gevo Sets Range For IPO
JANUARY 19, 2011
Gevo is venture backed by Khosla Ventures, Virgin Green Fund, Total Energy Ventures, Burrill Life Sciences Capital Fund, Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund, and LANXESS, among others. The firm's technology is based on research form UCLA focused on producing next-generation biofuels through genetically modified Escherichia coli (E.
Accelerator Crazy In Southern California
OCTOBER 20, 2011
LA Cleantech Incubator , officially launched last week, and was created by Los Angeles Cleantech Alliance, a group supported by Mayor's Office, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Community Redevelopment Agency for Los Angeles, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, UCLA, USC, CalTech, and Arts Center College of Design.
Enlibrium Finds $15M For Cancer Drugs
DECEMBER 4, 2015
The company was founded by Dr. Michael Jung and Dr. Richard Pietras, both of whom are professors at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Enlibrium said the technology has been exclusively licensed from UCLA. enlibrium cancer drug therapeutics venture capital lifescience ucla technology transfer research school
Water Planet Raises Series B Funding
AUGUST 31, 2015
Water Planet said the investment came from Air Liquide's ALIAD Corporate Venture fund, Bluestem Capital and UCLA Venture Fund. Water Planet is led by Eric Hoek, the former UCLA and UC Riverside professor who created the membrane technology behind another, water filtering membrane startup, NanoH2O, which is now part of LG.
Carbonics Raises $5.5M For RF Materials
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Carbonics says its technology is based on research conducted at UCLA and USC. carbonics venture capical material carbon semiconductor capital ucla The funding came from TAQNIA international. Carbonics says it is working on incorporating its carbon nanomaterials into semiconductor radio frequency (RF) components. READ MORE>>.
REACH Connected Future | Cleantech Recap
Tech Zulu Event
MARCH 4, 2014
Sandra Itkoff – Entrepeneur in Residence, UCLA Institute for Innovation and Technology Transfer. Cleantech, a Misnomer.
LAVA Honors Richard Riordan, Local Technology Firms
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
LAVA inducted Mayor Riordan--who had a long and involved career in venture capital and private equity before his efforts in politics--into its LAVA Hall of Fame. The group, which promotes the venture capital industry in the Los Angeles area, also honored local companies for their funding and exit activity.
Scripted.com, Backed By LA Investors, Finds $9M More
DECEMBER 1, 2014
The company--led by UCLA Anderson grad Sunil Rajaraman--had originally raised funding from such local LA investors as Jody Mulkey (Shopzilla), Paige Craig, Keith Richman, and actor/director/writer Edward Burns. The company was founded by UCLA Andreson and USC Film School grads who had met as undergrads at Claremont McKenna.
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Get Research Funding
DECEMBER 20, 2012
ACADIA said the new funds will go towards research being conducted in collaboration with Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl of UCLA. acadia pharmaceuticals venture capital biotech lifescience multiple sclerosis ucla research biomedicalREAD MORE>>.
Tribogenics Gets $6.2M
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Tribogenics' technology based on research out of UCLA--enables the generation of X-rays without need for high voltage power sources. tribognics handheld xray minature medical device ucla venture capitalThe round was led by the Founders Fund. READ MORE>>.
NanoH2O Appoints CFO
JANUARY 12, 2011
and Stamps.com, and is venture backed by Khosla Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, and Rusheen Capital Partners. READ MORE>>.
NanoH2O Sets COO
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
NanoH2O is commercializing technology developed at UCLA for reverse osmosis. READ MORE>>.
Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities
Both Sides of the Table
APRIL 17, 2012
World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. Think about venture capital. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week.
The Entrepreneur Association Can’t Be Stopped | Holding 90 sec Fast Pitch Competition
Tech Zulu Event
MAY 7, 2013
UCLA’s Entrepreneurship Association is at it again. Robert Jadon, Director of Startup UCLA. You read that right. TZ Hookups.
Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?
Both Sides of the Table
OCTOBER 8, 2014
Given how efficient markets are when a large market like LA starts to blossom it attracts capital pretty quickly. LA By The Numbers. Booed.
Sofie Biosciences Lands $5M In Series A
OCTOBER 15, 2013
The funding was led by Tata Industries, and also included MRM Capital and the Cycad Group. Sofie Biosciences--which is a spinout of UCLA and Caltech--said the funding will go towards further development of its technology. sofie biosciences venture capital lifescience molecular diagnostics positron READ MORE>>.
LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts
Tech Zulu Event
JULY 16, 2013
Venture Capital: Upfront Ventures. Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday. Get to know them now before they become household names. B2B: Docstoc.
NanoH2O Gains $5M
AUGUST 5, 2009
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