Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital
JULY 15, 2013
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana ranked further down on the list, at number 16, at $13.1M in deals and 1.8 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara; 2.
IPO Slowdown? Not For This Market: Santa Barbara
JANUARY 26, 2016
Amid hand wringing about an IPO slowdown in 2015, there's one shining region which had a banner IPO and acquisition year last year: Santa Barbara. The city and surrounding region, which has been a long time technology hub, had a huge IPO and exit year, according to an analysis conducted by socaltech. The biggest exit was the $1.5
Overcoming Santa Barbara's Tech Talent Bottleneck
JUNE 12, 2012
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New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region
DECEMBER 7, 2012
percent of private jobs in the technology sector, ranked at number 13 nationwide; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta had 8.9
Technology , Cocktails, and Incubators in Santa Barbara
MARCH 23, 2012
You can choose an incubator like LA’s Business Technology Center ( www.labtc.org ) and get funding elsewhere. Photo: www.noozhawk.com.
Reflections On 2016: John Greathouse, Investor, Professor at UC Santa Barbara
DECEMBER 26, 2016
This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on the year from Southern California's technology community. This contribution is from John Greathouse , a longtime venture capitalist and also a professor at UC Santa Barbara, who was instrumental in Computer Motion's initial public offering and the sale of GoToMeeting to Citrix.
CALIENT Technologies Raises $19.4M
OCTOBER 25, 2011
CALIENT Technologies is headed by Atiq Raza, and develops modular photonic switching systems. Names of those investors were not disclosed.
Women in Technology International Santa Barbara
SoCal Tech Calendar
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 -- Women in Technology International Launches Santa Barbara Network: Citrix Executive Elizabeth Cholawsky to Speak at Kickoff Event. s IT Support business line, at Women in Technology International?s Santa Barbara kickoff event. Elizabeth will speak on the challenges today?s
D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies
MARCH 2, 2011
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Sixty-four Southern California Firms On Technology Fast 500
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
Earlier this week, Deloitte released its latest list of the top 500 growing technology companies, in its 2012 Technology Fast 500. Mogul.
Some Quick Thoughts on Exits for Technology Startups
Both Sides of the Table
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
Later today I’m presenting at the annual Rincon Ventures Summit in Santa Barbara. Startup Exits: A Primer from msuster.
Cisco Buys Santa Barbara Firm
JANUARY 27, 2009
San Jose-based networking giant Cisco said today that it has acquired Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, a Santa Barbara firm which develops software used for managing building infrastructure. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cisco's Globalisation Centre East unit is based in Bangalore, India.
Superconductor Technologies Spins Off Subsidiary
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Superconductor Technologies , the developer of superconducting materials which was, until recently, located in Santa Barbara, said earlier this week that it has spun off a subsidiary working on its Reconfigurable Resonance (RcR) technology. Superconductor Technologies did not say where Resonant Inc. will be based.
Superconductor Technologies Shifts HQ To Texas
DECEMBER 12, 2011
Santa Barbara-based Superconductor Technologies , which was founded in 1987 in Santa Barbara and develops high temperature superconducting materials, is moving its headquarters out of the state, to Texas. superconductor technologies high temperature semiconductor materials relocation jobs employment scon
What Lynda.com Plans With Its $103M Funding, with Eric Robison
JANUARY 22, 2013
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Winemaking in Santa Barbara County - A World of Entrepreneurs
SoCal Tech Calendar
JUNE 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Presents: Winemaking in Santa Barbara County - A World of Entrepreneurs. Just forty years ago, there were fewer than 200 acres of vineyards in Santa Barbara County. How will they impact our entrepreneurial business of wine in Santa Barbara County?
Aurrion Acquired by Juniper Networks
AUGUST 2, 2016
Goleta-based Aurrion , a developer of networking semiconductor technology which was spun out of UC Santa Barbara, has been acquired by Juniper Networks , according to Juniper's blog. aurrion juniper networks merger acquisition semiconductor electrooptics optics electronics ucsb spinout technology transferREAD MORE>>.
Santa Barbara Firm Claims China Stole Filtering Code
JUNE 15, 2009
Santa Barbara-based Solid Oak Software , a maker of PC Internet filtering technology, is claiming that the firm's software code is being used by the country as part of a new program to force PC makers to install filtering software on all new PCs shipped in the country.
Restaurant Revolution Technologies Gains Funding
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
Santa Barbara-based Restaurant Revolution Technologies , a firm developing restaurant order management technology, has raised a round of venture funding, according to BR Venture Fund , a MBA student run venture capital fund based out of Cornell University. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.
Technology Space: The Final Frontier for Growth of Companies in Santa Barbara?
SoCal Tech Calendar
OCTOBER 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Presents: Technology Space - The Final Frontier for Growth of Companies in Santa Barbara? Have you ever come up against a wall when trying to find "technology space" in the Santa Barbara region? See [link] (more
UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars
OCTOBER 20, 2014
Instead, grab your surfboard and head to UC Santa Barbara. Image Credit: University Of California, Santa Barbara.
Channel Technologies Group Acquired By Private Equity Firm
JANUARY 3, 2012
Santa Barbara-based Channel Technologies Group , a manufacturer and supplier of piezo-electric ceramics, transducers along with systems and services, has been acquired by private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Channel Technologies Group has approximately 250 employees. READ MORE>>.
Transphorm Gets $20M For Energy Technology
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Goleta-based Transphorm , a developer of energy efficiency and power conversion technology, emerged from stealth today, saying it has just closed a $20M, Series C funding led by Google Ventures. Mishra is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Engineering and Sciences.
Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology
JULY 21, 2016
The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !
Two Local Firms Make WSJ Clean Technology List
MARCH 3, 2011
The Wall Street Journal, at a conference in Santa Barbara this week, named its list of "Top 10" clean technology firms, naming two local companies to the list of firms with the "greatest potential to succeed." The WSJ held its ECO:nomics Executive Conference in Santa Barbara this week.
Urban Airship Taps SoCal Tech Vets For Key Roles
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Urban Airship , a startup which develops mobile analytics and engagement software, said today that it has named two executives--both of whom have had prominent roles at Santa Barbara area technology companies. The company--based in Portland--said it named Scott Allen as its CFO, and Eric Holmen as its SVP of Worldwide Sales.
RingRevenue Expands Into New Offices, Ramps Hiring
APRIL 29, 2011
Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the developer of pay-per-call technology for the affiliate marketing industry, told its customers Friday that it has moved into a new space on East Figueroa Street in Santa Barbara. marketing affiliate paypercall barbara santa employment hiring expansion office ringrevenue
Ice Energy Wins Deal In Riverside
MARCH 13, 2015
Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy , a developer of energy storage technology, reports that it has scored a win with Riverside Public Utilities. According to Ice Energy, it has signed a five-year contract to provide 5 megawatts of thermal energy storage, using its systems. READ MORE>>.
Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
NastyGal is just one of a number of fashion-meets-technology startups to emerge in Los Angeles, which. Demand Media. The now-public. OpenX.
cielo24 Gets $5M For Video Search, Captioning API
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Santa Barbara-based Cielo24 , a developer of technology to which helps caption and make online video searchable, has raised $5M in a Series A funding. cielo24 develops technology to provide captions, transcripts, indexes and other data via an API. cielo24 is led by Brian Plackis-Cheng. READ MORE>>.
Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!
NOVEMBER 1, 2009
finally broke down and bought a Twitter marketing application that automatically adds followers for you. What success have you had with Twitter?
Talk Like An 8th Grader When Pitching Investors
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Independent’s recent Techtopia Issue. Image: Santa Barbara Independent, all rights reserved.
Ice Energy Ties With Solar Panel Providers For Energy Bundle
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy , the developer of energy storage devices which use ice to offload electric grids of peak loads, said Wednesday that it has launched a new, bundled solution which combines both its energy storage and photovoltaic solar energy. READ MORE>>.
Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit
DECEMBER 5, 2009
Yesterday, I met with @LisaBraithwaite, a local Santa Barbaran. have vanity urls setup at just about every site on the web. great trade! Yahoo!
Metacloud, Eucalyptus, Inktank: SoCal Startups Now Powering The Cloud
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Based on a trio of recent, cloud technology acquisitions by major, Silicon Valley technology powerhouses, that would be Southern California. the acquisition of Santa Barbara-based Eucalpytus by HP last week; and the acquisition earlier this year of Los Angeles-based Inktank by Red Hat. READ MORE
Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!
NOVEMBER 1, 2009
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Interlink Electronics Links With UCSB
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Camarillo-based Interlink Electronics , which develops force sensing, position sensor, and other electronics for the interface market, said today that it has linked with the University of California, Santa Barbara. interlink electronics ucsb santa barbara research development technology transferREAD MORE>>.
Los Angeles Startup Events
MAY 22, 2012
I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. Of course, given the size of this list and having kids, I really can't attend a lot of these.
Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College?
MAY 26, 2016
A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Should millennial entrepreneurs go to college? In sports, outliers generate headlines.
Anchore, Founded by Ansible, Eucalpytus Vet, Raises $2.5M
APRIL 6, 2016
Santa Barbara-based container software technology developer Anchore , which was founded by veterans of Ansible, has raised $2.5M in a funding round, the company disclosed today. The funding came from Menlo Ventures and e-ventures. Ansible was acquired by Red Hat for $150M in October of 2015. READ MORE>>.