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TroopSwap.com Gets Boost From SoCal Angels, Expands In San Diego

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The firm said the funding will go towards expansion of its operations, to both Washington, DC and San Diego. Washington, DC-based TroopSwap.com , an online site offering daily deals to military families, has scored a new round of funding from a number of Southern California investors, the firm said this week. READ MORE>>.

K5 Brings yCombinator Model Accelerator To Orange and San Diego County

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Forbes Midas List Gives Cold Shoulder To SoCal VCs

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The latest annual ranking of venture capitalists by Forbes has given a cold shoulder to Southern California venture capitalists. READ MORE>>.

WSJ Top Startups List: SoCal Matches Silicon Valley On IPOs

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One of the most interesting things about the Wall Street Journal's list of top startups in the U.S.? READ MORE>>.

SoCal Investors Score With Klout Acquisition

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A number of Southern California angel investors, and one of its venture firms, have scored an exit over at social media influence measurement startup Klout , as the San Francsco company said Thursday that it is being acquired by Lithium Technologies. The deal is reportedly worth $200M. READ MORE>>.

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Los Angeles had $222.5M in funding, and San Diego $198.18M in investments. venture capital southern california moneytree thomson angeles diego orange funding pricewaterhousecoopers economyAccording to the MoneyTree report, released last night, Orange County led fundraising, with $319.3M raised for the quarter.

SoCal Investors Await Clovis Oncology IPO

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According to the latest S-1 filing for Clovis, two of its major investors are based in Southern California, including San Diego-based Domain Associates , which owns 18.5 Two Southern California venture firms are among the investors who are awaiting an expected IPO of Clovis Oncology , a developer of cancer drugs, this week.

How Chinese Startup Tradesparq Is Looking To Grow In SoCal

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Michael Kleist: My business partner and I were both originally from San Diego. What is Tradesparq? How long has company been around?

White House Honors Two SoCal Scientists

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Barton was awarded the National Medal of Science for discovery of new properties of the DNA helix, as was Shu Chien , of the University of California, San Diego, for work on cardiovascular physiology and bioengineering. The two awards are the highest awards given by the US government to scientists, engineers, and inventors.

What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition

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In the latest roundup of fundings (big few weeks for San Diego, apparently): PatientSafe Solutions ($20M, San Diego, mobile health).

SoCal Venture Capital Investments Total $497.8M In Q4

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The third biggest investment was for San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies , a maker of transmission systems for the electric vehicle industry, which raised nearly $39.2M in a funding round. Orange County had a relatively healthy $121.9M, boosted mostly by the Fisker Automotive investment. For Q4, nationally there was $5.0

K5 Brings yCombinator Model Accelerator To Orange and San Diego County

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SoCal is home to some of the greatest startup success stories. Exciting times in the Southern California tech community. The Deets.

Two SoCal IPOs On IPO Calendar For This Month

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Southern California's tech industry appears to be seeing a bit of a mini IPO boom, with the latest IPO being San Diego's Airgain, which had its IPO on August 21st; another IPO filing, by Temple City-based Fulgent Genetics earlier this week; and a report that Venice-based Snapchat is out hiring an IPO banker. READ MORE>>.

Curbside Plans Expansion To SoCal With On Demand Pickup Service,

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Qualcomm Ventures is the venture arm of San Diego's Qualcomm. Curbed did not say where in Southern California it expects to launch first.

DoorDash, Carl's Jr. Team For Fast Food Delivery In SoCal

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in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, with plans to expand to Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Have a craving for a burger from Carl's Jr. ? According to the two, DoorDash will deliver burgers, fries, sandwiches, shakes, and other menu items from Carl's Jr. restaurants in the rest of the country in the coming months. and Hardees.

GoPro, With SoCal Ties, Files For IPO

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The firm''s founder, Nicholas Woodman, is a graduate of UC San Diego, and came up with the idea for the company while surfing off of San Diego; the company''s investors also include Steamboat Ventures--the venture arm of Walt Disney--which looks to own something around 3 percent of the company. READ MORE>>.

SoCal Investments Totals Around $700M In Q1

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However, the totals for the quarter were significantly boosted by PIPE (private investment in public equity) deals in San Diego, which were included in the analysis due to the venture capital firms involved. Tags: moneytree ventureone database analysis total capital venture california southern socal billion in funding.

Trio Of SoCal Investors Back Welltok

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Miramar and Okapi are in Orange County, and Qualcomm is in San Diego. Three, local venture capital investors -- Miramar Venture Partners , Okapi Venture Capital , and Qualcomm Ventures -- are part of a group investing $22.1M in healthcare software developer Welltok , which announced a big funding round this morning. READ MORE>>.

Application Developer Privacy Summit + Happy Hour

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Enjoy free food, drinks and discussion with SoCal developers and top privacy experts June 5 and 6 in LA, Fountain City and San Diego. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 -- Application Developer Privacy Summit + Happy Hour. Learn whats at stake for your applications and your business, and dont be left out of the conversation.

Application Developer Privacy Summit + Happy Hour

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Enjoy free food, drinks and discussion with SoCal developers and top privacy experts June 5 and 6 in LA, Fountain City and San Diego. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 -- Application Developer Privacy Summit + Happy Hour. Learn whats at stake for your applications and your business, and dont be left out of the conversation.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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There are a lot of misconceptions about SoCal and it’s time we set them straight. MYTH 3: SoCal lacks Fortune 500 Tech Leadership. Apple.

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GoTV Networks Acquired By Phunware

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According to Phunware, the acquisition will add offices in San Francisco, Sherman Oaks, and San Diego. Phunware is venture backed by Frontera Group, Siemer Ventures and Stonnington Group -- all SoCal investors. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

SoCal Firms Head To Demo

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DEMO disclosed Friday that San Diego-based Avaak , Goleta-based Citrix Online , Huntington Beach-based HowSimple , San Diego's Qualcomm MEMS Technologies , and Santa Monica-based Vokle are among the list of firms who will be presenting at the event. DEMO 09 is being held March 1-3 in Palm Desert.

SoCal Firms Make Inc 500

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Other interesting firms on the list included Pasadena-based Central Desktop at number 180 (1,569%, $2.6M in revenues), TrueCar at number 209 (1,407%, $16.6M), RealD at 347 (843%, $149.8M), and San Diego's Covario , at number 420 with 704 percent growth and $15.3M in revenues. Business magazine Inc. has released its annual Inc.

Two Socal Firms Make Windows Azure Accelerator Program

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The startup accelerator is running the program in Seattle. READ MORE>>. windows azure accelerator microsoft techstars msft accelerate startup

DEMO Skips SoCal, Heads North

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DEMO , the technology company launch conference which has traditionally been held in Palm Springs or the San Diego area, is moving its conference to the San Francisco Bay Area, new executive producer Matt Marshall announced today. DEMO has been held outside of the Bay Area for its entire history.

SoCal Racks Up Another Successful IPO

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Those firms include Pasadena-based Genmark Diagnostics , Westlake Village-based Inphi , San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies , Los Angeles-based GameFly , San Diego-based Trius Therapeutics , City of Industry-based NewEgg , and Thousand Oaks-based Nexsan.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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Readers in San Diego, Orange County, Ventura County, and elsewhere, please comment or send us your comments!). Demand Media. OpenX.

Four SoCal Firms Head to DEMO

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According to DEMO, Thousand Oaks-based Invested.In , Santa Barbara-based Phone Halo , San Diego-based Tastr , and Los Angeles-based Immitter will all be presenting at the technology launch conference. DEMO has traditionally been a major launch event for startups and new technology products.

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal

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Demand Media / Richard Rosenblatt / Los Angeles - Rosenblatt's last big win: MySpace, where he was Chairman, brokering its sale to News Corp. Profile.

Yahoo Extends Free Food Perk In New York: Whither SoCal?

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Yahoo has operations in Santa Monica, San Diego, and Burbank, which among them show a few dozen job openings. Internet portal Yahoo is continuing its makeover back into a Silicon Valley style workplace, and apparently has extended its free food offer to employees at two of the company's New York locations, according to reports today.

Another Bay Area Startup Launches Cleaning Service In SoCal

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Southern California is once again the target expansion market for a Bay Area startup offering cleaning services via the web this morning, as EXEC said it is expanding beyond the San Francisco Bay Area, and launching its cleaning service in San Diego. The service parallels, almost exactly, the steps at Pathjoy. READ MORE>>.

Four SoCal Firms Head To Demo

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The second major startup launch event this month, DEMOfall 09, kicks off next week in San Diego, with four Southern California firms among the list of 56 companies slated to present at the conference. will all be presenting at the event next week sometime. The event follows TechCrunch50, which was earlier this week.

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 San Diego's biggest deals were for Sonexa Therapeutics , which raised $37.2M, Astute Medical , which raised $26.5M, and Nereus Pharmaceuticals , with $20.0M Nationally, venture deals in the U.S. totaled $6.5 raised.

Avalon Ventures Might Reap Cash In Zynga Offering

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San Diego-based Avalon Ventures , one of the venture capital investors in social gaming phenomenon Zynga , may be set to cash in on its shares of the newly public gaming firm, after Zynga said this week that it is planning a $400M, secondary offering of its stock. Zynga went public in December. READ MORE>>.

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines

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billion--that drop represented the weakest quarter in SoCal in 5 years, according to Dow Jones. Locally, San Diego led the region with $182.5M Southern California's venture capital numbers for Q4 slipped, as did numbers nationally, according to numbers released over the weekend by Dow Jones VentureSource. invested.

Q3 Venture Investments For SoCal Total Around $1.0 Billion

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Other big deals included $60M in investment in San Diego's Skinit , a developer of personalized "skins" for electronic devices, and $37.0M for Row 44 , the Westlake Village-based developer of wireless equipment for commercial airlines. Southern California venture totals for Q3 totaled around $1.0 billion invested in Q2.

Our Survey: SoCal Tech Execs Optimistic, Looking To Hire

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20, and included responses ranging from San Diego County to San Luis Obispo County. Local technology executives seem to be optimistic going into the new year, believing the worst of the economic decline has passed, and are also looking at hiring this year, according to the latest socalTECH.com Industry Survey.

NVCA Reports $3.7B In Investments Nationally; SoCal Lags

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Locally, Los Angeles saw $74.8M in 18 deals; Orange County $84.2M in 12 deals; and San Diego $172.2M in 22 deals. According to the report, financing nationally was essentially flat from Q1 of 2009, when $3.2B was invested in 603 deals.

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. invested--the vast majority of that in the San Diego area. invested in Southern California in Q4. billion invested across 2,795 deals during the year nationally.