Southern California Companies Raise $1.46B In VC In Q3 2015
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Southern California has seen another, big venture capital investment quarter, with companies raising $1.46 raised in 15 companies.
What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?
Both Sides of the Table
SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
But what IS the right amount of burn for a company? Conversely if you’re burning $600,000 per month (yes, some companies do) then you only have 5 months of cash left. often see companies burning $100,000 per month (net) looking to raise $6-8 million. ” I highly recommend reading it. Let’s set up a framework. Here’s
Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. OpenX.
The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created
Both Sides of the Table
NOVEMBER 15, 2014
I was at a dinner recently in Chicago and the table discussion was about building great companies outside of Silicon Valley. It’s not the great companies you build, it’s the silent killer of those that should have been build locally and weren’t. Klout was an LA company – sold for $200 million to Lithium.
Uber: Transportation Service or Big Data Company?
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JUNE 11, 2015
This is the reason many view Uber as a company that specializes in big data. The post Uber: Transportation Service or Big Data Company?
San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
That’s according to a report being released today by Connect, the local nonprofit group focused on technology and entrepreneurship.
Southern California Companies Raise $2.49 Billion In VC In Q2
JULY 15, 2016
Southern California companies raised $2.49 billion in venture capital in Q2 of 2016, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters. billion round for Venice based Snapchat. billion raised in the region just a year ago in Q1 of 2015.
Three LA Companies Pursuing Gawker Media
AUGUST 15, 2016
Three, Los Angeles area media companies-- Univision , Ziff Davis (a unit of J2 Global) and Penske Media --have all been named as possible bidders on bankrupt, Silicon Valley publication Gawker Media , according to reports today, which say Ziff Davis has submitted a $90M bid for the company. READ MORE>>.
Report: Snapchat Acquires Bitstrips For Around $100M
MARCH 25, 2016
Fortune citing multiple sources, says the companies refused to comment on the deal. READ MORE>>.
ServiceNow Wins Israeli Telecom Company
AUGUST 5, 2013
San Diego-based enterprise IT management provider ServiceNow reported a win today with Israeli telecommunications provider Partner Communications Company Ltd. Financial details of the win were not announced. Partner Communications service more than 3 million cellular subscribers in Israel, under the Orange brand. READ MORE>>.
Silicon Beach Report Aug. 23: STX Entertainment Acquires Virtual Reality Company Surreal
L.A. Business Journal
AUGUST 23, 2016
STX Entertainment acquires virtual reality company Surreal, Google Daydream to use Hulu VR content, Disney Movies Anywhere integrates with Verizon Fios, and more
Once High Flying Ouya On Block, Says Reports
APRIL 29, 2015
Once highflying Santa Monica-based gaming console developer Ouya is on the block, after the company tripped a debt covenant from one of its investors, according to a report. The sale comes due to debt owed to TriplePoint Capital, according to the report. OUYA is led by Julie Ehrman. READ MORE>>.
Music Reports In Expansion
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Los Angeles-based Music Reports , the private equity-backed firm which provides music rights administrative services, said Friday that it has made a major expansion of its employees and offices. The company said it now has more than 100 employees. Music Reports is backed by ABRY Partners. READ MORE>>.
Remember The Phone Company? It’s Back And It’s Called Facebook
MAY 19, 2014
Quick - name a phone company. Yep, Facebook is a phone company. The post Remember The Phone Company? AT&T? Verizon?
Spokeo Hits 150 Employees, Reports Growth
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Pasadena-based people search engine provider Spokeo is up to 150 employees in its Pasadena headquarters, almost double the number of employees it had in 2012, the company said today. The site--which is led by Harrison Tang--said the growth compaes as it saw 159 percent revenue growth between 2012 and 2014. READ MORE>>.
Explaining FNAC: Feature, Not a Company
Both Sides of the Table
AUGUST 22, 2011
Feature, not a company. Whether something is a feature or a company is clearly subjective. It has always stood out in my mind. Why? 1.
MySetLife Adds Content From Hollywood Reporter, FilmContact.com
APRIL 6, 2011
mysetlife hollywood reporter producer content filmmaker investedinDetails of the business arrangements with those firms was not announced.
Report: Honest Co. Prepping For IPO, Hires Bankers
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
A report Friday from Bloomberg says that Los Angeles-based Honest Co. The report says that Honest Co.'s Honest Co. billion. READ MORE>>.
Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report
APRIL 16, 2013
According to the report, the Tech Coast Angels slipped from last year''s number one position, due to the activity of the New York Angels.
Report: IPO Fever Lifting Valuations, Slowing M&A
MAY 16, 2012
A report today says that "IPO fever" is lifting valuations of technology companies, while slowing the pace of mergers and acquisitions.
Los Angeles Has 5 Percent Of All Unicorns, Says Report
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Los Angeles has 8 percent of all the "unicorn" companies globally, according to a new study released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. The school said the study companies as a unicorn if they exceeded a value of $1 billion during any month between January 2014 and the end of 2015.
Report: Lynda.com Tops $70M In Annual Revenues
MAY 4, 2012
The new revenue numbers came via TechCrunch. READ MORE>>. lynda instruction online video help tutorial education
Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell
JULY 23, 2012
For our first measure, we tabulated the venture capital raised by accelerator firms --that is, companies that are tied to local accelerator/incubators.
Music Reports Inks Major Deal With Pandora
SoCal Tech Calendar
JUNE 8, 2016
Woodland Hills-based Music Reports , which provides music rights administration services to the music industry, has inked a big deal with streaming music service Pandora. According to Pandora, it has tapped Music Reports to manage the mechanical licensing and royalty administration for its upcoming interactive streaming service.
Report: Hulu Hires Guggenheim Partners To Sell Company
APRIL 17, 2013
A report Wednesday afternoon says that Los Angeles-based streaming media site Hulu has hired investment banking firm Guggenheim Partners, to advise the firm on a sale. The report from Reuters , citing three sources with knowledge of the matter, said there''s an ongoing auction process for Hulu. READ MORE>>.
Ross Levinsohn Named Head of The Hollywood Reporter
JANUARY 15, 2013
THR said that Levinsohn will be in charge of identifying new media businesses in which the global financial services company can invest -- or acquire.
Follow the Leader | California Regulators Approve Transportation Ridesharing Companies
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SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
The post Follow the Leader | California Regulators Approve Transportation Ridesharing Companies appeared first on TechZulu.
Reports: Lumedyne Technologies Acquired By Google
JUNE 5, 2015
San Diego-based Lumedyne Technologies , a developer of MEMs-based, inertial direction sensors, has quietly been acquired by Google , according to multiple reports. The deal reportedly happened in November, and was worth $85M. The company was founded by Brad Chisum and Dr. Richard Waters. READ MORE>>.
Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013
APRIL 12, 2013
For our first list, we tallied the venture capital raised by portfolio companies of. companies in the last year. Our analysis.
Report: Western Digital, Other Hard Drives Compromised By Spy Group
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
A report, published this morning, says that hard drives from Lake Forest-based Western Digital , as well as those from fellow hard drive companies Maxtor, Samsung, IBM, Micron, Toshiba, and Seagate--had secretly been compromised by a secretive hacking group linked to the US intelligence community. READ MORE>>.
Report: Los Angeles, New York Better For Female Founders
JANUARY 29, 2016
A report, issued earlier this week by venture firm the Female Founders Fund , says that Los Angeles, and New York, are better markets than Silicon Valley to find funding for female founders. READ MORE>>. female founders investment entrepreneur founded venture capital
Report: Unilever Eyes The Honest Company
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Is another, Los Angeles consumer startup-- The Honest Company --about to be acquired by Unilever ? An unconfirmed report Thursday afternoon, from TechCrunch, says that Unilever is in early talks to acquire the company, founded by Jessica Alba and SoCal serial entrepreneur Brian Lee. READ MORE>>.
Ad Tech Falls Out Of Favor, Says Report
JUNE 12, 2015
Ad tech companies, once the darling of Sand Hill Road, are having a hard time even getting a meeting , according to the report. Venture capitalists, who once were pouring money into the advertising technology area, have shut off the spigot for ad tech--according to an article in the WSJ this week. READ MORE>>.
Report: LegalZoom Nears IPO
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
Glendale-based LegalZoom , the online legal documents site which was co-founded by Brian Lee and lawyer Robert Shapiro, is reportedly about to file for its IPO, according to a report today. Reuters, citing sources close to the firm, said the filing is expected in coming weeks. Brian Lee now heads up fashion site ShoeDazzle.
Amazon Plans Set-Top TV Box, Says Report
APRIL 24, 2013
report today from Bloomberg says that Amazon.com is planning to release its own, set-top TV box later this year, which will bring the company''s streaming video services directly to living rooms. The new set-top box looks to fulfill a role for video that the company''s Kindle e-readers do for books. READ MORE>>.
Report: Websense On The Block
MARCH 18, 2011
San Diego-based Websense is reportedly considering a sale of the company, according to a report this week in the Wall Street Journal. According to the WSJ, the firm is looking to get around $1B for the company. The Journal reports Websense has hired investment banking firm Qatalyst Partners on the sale.
Report: WebVisible Shuts Down
DECEMBER 28, 2011
Irvine-based online advertising firm WebVisible has shut down, according to a report Wednesday. The company has not yet confirmed the shutdown, however, founder and CEO Kristen Mangers had left the firm in January in 2011. READ MORE>>. webvisible shutdown jobs employment online advertising
At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups
AUGUST 22, 2016
For example: Can a 20-story office tower serve as a “vertical campus” and innovation hub for local tech companies? John “J.T.”
Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles
MARCH 1, 2010
RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in. And as a result we have bred a culture of companies that have been quite innovative on making money.
Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech
Tech Zulu Event
JANUARY 30, 2012
Months of submissions and the amazing help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Companies: Spotlight Companies. Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies.