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Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital

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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

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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

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New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region

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percent of private jobs in the technology sector, ranked at number 13 nationwide; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta had 8.9

Santa Barbara Gets Another $100M Plus Exit, At Aurrion

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Add another, high dollar exit for a young startup in Santa Barbara, adding to the region's growing list of successful technology exits: Aurrion. According to a 10-Q, quarterly filing from acquirer Juniper Networks on Thursday, it paid $165M for Goleta-based Aurrion, a fabless, wafer scale silicon photonic technology provider.

CALIENT Technologies Raises $19.4M

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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

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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

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

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Yesterday, I met with @LisaBraithwaite, a local Santa Barbaran. have vanity urls setup at just about every site on the web. great trade! Yahoo!

Sixty-four Southern California Firms On Technology Fast 500

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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

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Later today I’m presenting at the annual Rincon Ventures Summit in Santa Barbara. Startup Exits: A Primer from msuster.

Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology

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The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !

D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies

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Cisco Buys Santa Barbara Firm

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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.

What Lynda.com Plans With Its $103M Funding, with Eric Robison

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Aurrion Acquired by Juniper Networks

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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>>.

Superconductor Technologies Spins Off Subsidiary

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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.

Winemaking in Santa Barbara County - A World of Entrepreneurs

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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?

Santa Barbara Firm Claims China Stole Filtering Code

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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.

Superconductor Technologies Shifts HQ To Texas

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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

Technology Space: The Final Frontier for Growth of Companies in Santa Barbara?

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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

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Instead, grab your surfboard and head to UC Santa Barbara. Image Credit: University Of California, Santa Barbara.

Restaurant Revolution Technologies Gains Funding

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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.

Interlink Electronics Links With UCSB

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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>>.

Channel Technologies Group Acquired By Private Equity Firm

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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>>.

Ice Energy Wins Deal In Riverside

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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>>.

Talk Like An 8th Grader When Pitching Investors

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Transphorm Gets $20M For Energy Technology

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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.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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NastyGal is just one of a number of fashion-meets-technology startups to emerge in Los Angeles, which. Demand Media. The now-public. OpenX.

Ice Energy Ties With Solar Panel Providers For Energy Bundle

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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>>.

RingRevenue Expands Into New Offices, Ramps Hiring

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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

cielo24 Gets $5M For Video Search, Captioning API

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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>>.

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Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

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finally broke down and bought a Twitter marketing application that automatically adds followers for you.  What success have you had with Twitter?

Two Local Firms Make WSJ Clean Technology List

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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.

Superconductor Technologies Chops Staff

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Superconductor Technologies , the developer of superconducting wire and wireless component which has operations in Santa Barbara, has cut nearly a third of the company''s jobs in February, and reduced its staff to 30. layoff jobs barbara santa santabarbara employment wireless wire technologies superconductor

Anchore, Founded by Ansible, Eucalpytus Vet, Raises $2.5M

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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>>.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

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Metacloud, Eucalyptus, Inktank: SoCal Startups Now Powering The Cloud

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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

FastSpring Names New CTO

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Santa Barbara-based e-commerce software developer FastSpring announced late Tuesday that it has named Michael Smith as the company's new Chief Technology Officer. fastspring chief technology officer executive ecommerceREAD MORE>>.

Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College?

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Should millennial entrepreneurs go to college? In sports, outliers generate headlines.

Four Questions Entrepreneurs Should Answer Before Dropping Out Of College

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Are you an entrepreneur that is thinking about dropping out of college? Are You LeBrone?