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The First socalTECH 50: Where Are They Now?


Last year, we compiled our first list of the socalTECH 50 : our attempt to pick fifty people here in Southern California''s technology industry who represent some of the best of what the region has to offer, and which we though people ought to keep an eye on. So how did we do, nearly eleven months later? So then, how did our actual list do?

What I Learned In 2015: Lawrence Ng, OnRamp Fund


Today's thoughts are from Lawrence Ng , who founded, and just launched the OnRamp Fund ( READ MORE>>.

Vokle Gets Funding


Amount of the investment was not disclosed, however, a recent regulatory filing indicates that Vokle had recently raised $542,000 out of $1.0M in an ongoing funding round. The investment had been uncovered by socalTECH in January, but had not officially been announced as a TCA deal. The TCA's Raymond Chan sits on Vokle's board.

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Miven Venture Partners Gets IPO Exit At A10 Networks


Miven had invested in A10 Networks way back in 2006, as part of a Series B funding round for the company. READ MORE>>.

Dog Vacay Announces Funding Round


Santa Monica-based Dog Vacay , the online person-to-person marketplace for dog boarding, has formally announced new investors in the firm, who are joining in its $1M seed funding round. DogVacay helps dog owners find other dog owners and professional pet sitters to watch over their pets, and has been billed as an " Airbnb for dog lovers".

Social Rewards Gets Seeded


Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company. Social Rewards was founded by Joseph Morin and Mike Uesugi. READ MORE>>.

CapLinked Raises $525K From PayPal Mafia


Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , the provider of an online service for managing equity fundraising and investor relationships, has scored a funding round from the "PayPal Mafia", the group of ex-PayPal founders, executives, and employees. caplinked venture capital financing funding investment management paypalREAD MORE>>.

Core Innovation Capital Sets Up Shop In LA


According to Core Innovation Capital , it has moved its offices to Los Angeles from New York City, to be closer to potential investments in its focus area of funding companies serving underbanked consumers in America. The fund has not yet announced local investments, but has been actively talking to companies fitting its investment profile.

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Report: Tops $70M In Annual Revenues


The revenues are a healthy increase from the $50M+ that Weinman confirmed in an interview with socalTECH two years ago. READ MORE>>.

Nirvanix Confirms Funding Round


San Diego-based Nirvanix confirmed today that the firm has raised $5M in a new venture funding round. READ MORE>>.

Siemer Ventures Targets New Fund


Los Angeles-based Siemer & Associates , an investment banking firm, appears to be raising a $30M, second fund, Siemer Ventures II, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Friday. The fund's managers are listed as David Siemer and Eric Manlunas. The firm declined to comment on the new fund. READ MORE>>.

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Southern California has had a banner year this year, with a huge number of successful exits, fundings, and more. Presenting Sponsor. Sponsors.

Zag Raises Funding


Zag has previously received funding from Anthem Ventures, Arcturus Capital, Capital One, Capricorn Management, GRP Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels.

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SightCine Gets Seed Funding


Los Angeles-based SightCine , a developer of digital overlay projection technology, told socalTECH today that the firm has raised an initial round of seed funding. Amount of the funding and source was not disclosed. Tags: funding seed capital venture subtitle theater content movie sightcine

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What I Learned In 2015: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital


TVC Capital has also been a big supporter of socaltech over the years. What was the biggest news for you or your firm this year? READ MORE>>.

HypeMarks Gets $350K


Los Angeles-based HypeMarks , the developer of a service which helps users find new places to explore on the web, has raised $350,000 in a funding round, socalTECH has learned. According to Tim Sae Koo, the firm's founder, the funding came from Idealab, with Allen Morgan of Idealab joining the company's board. READ MORE>>.

StackSocial Gets Funding


Los Angeles-based StackSocial , which is developing and e-commerce platform focused on flash sales of software, apps, tutorials, and more--currently on a number of Mac softare packages--has quietly raised a round of angel funding, socalTECH has learned. The funding amount has not been announced, but the startup, out of the

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Lottay Gains Funding


Lottay's online web site allows people to help buy gift cards and collect money from friends and family for those gifts. READ MORE>>.

Poptent Confirms $3M Funding


As part of the funding, MK Capital said Poptent has hired Andy Jedynak as CEO. The funding had been originally been uncovered yesterday by socalTECH. San Clemente-based Poptent , an online site for crowdsourced video content for advertisers, has raised $3M in a Series A investment round, it new investor has confirmed.

Docufide Becomes Parchment


funding round. The name change plans had been uncovered by socalTECH in February. Docufide , which provides a service to transmit educational credentials and high school transcripts to colleges and universities, announced Thursday that it has renamed itself Parchment, Inc. The firm is venture backed by Novak Biddle Venture Partners.

Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell


Our second measure was of the number of funding events (angel, venture capital, other funding) associated with companies out of the region.

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OpenX Gets $20M From SAP, Others


Los Angeles-based OpenX Technologies , the developer of online advertising serving software, announced this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series D funding round. As part of the funding SAP Ventures will join the company's board. The firm has now raised more than $50M in funding. Global Investment, Inc., READ MORE>>.

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Circle Street Gets Funding From Crosscut Ventures


Los Angeles-based Circle Street , a new startup headed by Alex Nocifera, has raised a seed round of funding from Crosscut Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Gumgum Names Sales VP


Santa Monica-based Gumgum , the celebrity image licensing and advertising startup headed by Ophir Tanz, has appointed a new VP of Sales, the firm told socalTECH today. Gumgum recently raised $7M in a funding from New Enterprise Associates, GRP Partners, and First Round Capital. READ MORE>>. gumgum sales executive advertising

TechStar Co-Founder @BFeld: Are We Experiencing A Startup Accelerator Bubble?


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9 Gets Funding Round


Los Angeles-based 9 , a startup offering consulting and production for brands, entertainment, media, internet and retail companies, has raised a small round of funding from private investors. Details on the amount of funding were not released. The firm's founder is Patricia Handschiegel, who was the founder of Stylediary. Gets $500K In Seed Funding


Los Angeles-based , which is developing an in-stream, advertising platform for Twitter, has raised $500,000 in a funding round.

Equipois Gets $1.25M In Funding


Los Angeles-based Equipois , a developer of devices for providing better ergonomics, is closing on $1.25M in a Series B-1 funding round this week, the firm told socalTECH today. The new round is being led by Penny Black. The round is planned for up to $3.0M, and so far comes from existing investors. READ MORE>>.

Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business


socaltech is a sponsor of next week's Recurring Revenue Conference on Tuesday at the Skirball Center, where Weiss will be speaking on a panel.

Quigley: Venture Capital Revival Coming


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Tech Coast Angels Leads National Angel Investments


The report did not break down Southern California separately, but did find that California companies received 25% of the total angel funding over the past 12 months. socalTECH has relationships with both the Tech Coast Angels and Silicon Valley Bank, although that does not affect our coverage.) READ MORE>>.

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What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

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Seattle has GeekWire , LA has SoCalTech and so on. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Think Fred Wilson, Tony Hsieh or Brad Feld.

Jurvetson Leading SpaceX Funding, Says Report


SpaceX--which disclosed earlier this year via regulatory filing (and reported in socalTECH) that it had raised $15M out of $60M in a funding round--has Jurvetson listed as a member of its board. Jurvetson is a well known enthusiast for rockets. READ MORE>>.