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Three SoCal Startups That Beat Snapchat To $100M In Revenues

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Venice-based Snapchat might be the darling of the technology startup scene, but there are at least three, privately held startups--and maybe, more--in Southern California who recently passed $100M in revenues, according to a look through recent announcements. READ MORE>>.

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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>>.

Enterprise Software Is Back: SoCal Sees Surge In Software Deals

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Think Southern California''s tech industry is all about fashion, Hollywood, and content? Why the sudden interest in cloud-based, enterprise software?

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

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Where is the future of the cloud being developed? 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

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Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer

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One of the most frequent questions from high tech startups is: where''s my exit? What''s the current environment for M&A and IPOs, in general?

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>>.

Insights: Attracting Tech Talent to SoCal: It's Not as Hard as You Think

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Think it''s tough to attract talent from the Bay Area to Southern California? Here''s how to get them in the door: Start with a comparable salary.

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Four SoCal Startups That Thrived Despite--or Because Of--Economic Downturns

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There has been a lot of worry recently in the high tech industry and from venture investors about "headwinds" in the technology market, particularly with valuations of "unicorn" companies dropping, investors shying away from investing in rounds, and even employees looking for safer jobs. The company was eventually acquired by LinkedIn for $1.5

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Miigle Revisited | A SoCal Startup With a Global Mission

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The post Miigle Revisited | A SoCal Startup With a Global Mission appeared first on TechZulu. Back then, it was just him following his dream.

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Amazon.com Challenges SoCal's Automotive Sites With Amazon Vehicles

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E-commerce giant Amazon has made a move into the automotive research area this morning, challenging such local automotive information providers like Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , Irvine-based Autobytel , Santa Monica-based TrueCar , Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book , plus El Segundo-based CarDirect. READ MORE>>.

No Google Autocompleter Openings In SoCal

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So far, there are no listings for "Google Autocompleters" in SoCal. READ MORE>>. google autocompleter april fools joke jobs employment

Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far

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examination of Google's posted jobs in Santa Monica and Irvine on Friday show that there are only about 32 positions listed for those locations.

Urban Airship Taps SoCal Tech Vets For Key Roles

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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. READ MORE>>.

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Tesla Motors Selected For Massive Battery Storage Project In SoCal

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Tesla Motors has been selected to build and install massive, 80 megawatt battery storage facility in Southern California, as part of a new contract with Southern California Edison , the two announced on Thursday. The plant--to be build at SCE's Mira Loma plant--is designed to store up energy from renewables, for use during peak hours. READ MORE>>.

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Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups

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SoCal Firms Still Lined Up For IPOs

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10 of the 44 venture-backed companies currently filed to go public are from Southern California, according to an analysis today from the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, there are 44 U.S., venture-backed companies currently filed for an IPO, with 10 from Southern California and 13 from Silicon Valley.

Zynga IPO Rewards SoCal Investors

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Despite a cool reception for the IPO of social games maker Zynga Friday, the IPO of the company still rewards a couple of Southern California investors. Zynga looks to be among the most visible exits from that firm's portfolio yet. READ MORE>>. zynga merger acquisition znga social gaming videogame

SBA Recognizes SoCal Firms

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The U.S. Small Business Administration honored a number of local small businesses and individuals at the White House today, who are participants in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR is a funding program which provides research and development dollars to small businesses and startups.

Pandora IPO's SoCal Connections

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Rumors of an IPO filing for Internet radio service Pandora heated up last week, after the firm's appointment of Peter Chernin and Barry McCarthy to its board. pandora internet radio service merger acquisition

SoCal Code Camp | Learn, Network, & Win Awesome Prizes!

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SoCal Code Camp will have great sessions for open source and.NET technologies. It’s great for anyone interested in Web Development or mobile.

Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

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Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama.

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socalTECH 50: Nominate 2015's Up-And-Comers In SoCal's Tech Industry!

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Who do you think are the top 50 up-and-coming individuals in Southern California's technology industry this year? If you'd like to nominate an individual (not company) for this award, we've just started collecting your nominations online. Nominations will close on Friday, October 10th. Interested in sponsoring the awards?

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Three SoCal Firms Top National Entrepreneur of the Year List

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Three, Southern California companies have topped the annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards in three different categories. READ MORE>>. ernst young entrepreneur year award masimo mobilitie blizzard

SoCal Venture Capitalists Shut Out Of Midas List

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Forbes Magazine has just published its annual Midas List , its annual ranking of the top 100 venture capitalists, and -- despite a record number of IPOs and exits last year from southern California technology companies -- Southern California's venture capital community was shut out of the list entirely. READ MORE>>.

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SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. According to the MoneyTree report, released last night, Orange County led fundraising, with $319.3M raised for the quarter.

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Google Boosts Wind Project For SoCal

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Search engine giant Google is making another, big investment in an energy project benefiting Southern California. The firm said this morning that it is investing $100M in a new wind farm in Oregon, which will be supplying Southern California Edison with 845MW of renewable energy. The farm is expected to start producing energy in 2012.

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SoCal Takes Top Two Spots In Instagram Tags

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Southern California looks to be the top location for Instagram tags, based on a ranking of tags on the app released this week. According to Instagram, the top two spots in Instagram''s list of the top tagged locations in 2014 were Disneyland , in Anaheim, and Dodger Stadium , in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.

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SoCal Investors To Benefit, As Pandora Bumps IPO Estimates

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Pandora Media , the online personalized radio station service based out of Oakland, has bumped its estimated IPO pricing range this morning, and upped the number of shares it is planning to offer in its IPO. READ MORE>>. kraft ubermedia idealab gotcher peter topspin nyse exit acquisition merger radio internet personalized pandora

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SoCal Sees Summertime Surge In Exits

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In what looks to be an unprecedented surge in high profile, high value exits for high tech companies in Southern California, there have now been six big exits in the region over the last month worth over $100M. Those exits--worth more than a collected $3.8 READ MORE>>.

Event Honors Sky Dayton, Identifies SoCal's Tech and Innovation Leaders

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Who are the top technology and innovations leaders? READ MORE>>. southern california startups entrepreneurs csqmag event award

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A History of SCaLE12X, 12 years of the SoCal Linux Expo

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The post A History of SCaLE12X, 12 years of the SoCal Linux Expo appeared first on TechZulu. remember being worried no one would show up.

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SocialAnnex Backed By Who's Who Of SoCal Angels

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Los Angeles-based SocialAnnex , a startup helping online retailers to use social media to spur sales, has scored a round of funding from a who's who of Southern California technology angels, the firm said Tuesday. According to SocialAnnex, Kamran Pourzanjani of PriceGrabber.com, Brian S. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.

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Job Fairs Back, As SoCal Technology Firms Ramp Hiring

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In a sign that demand for employees from Southern California technology firms is on the rise, two, separate announcements Wednesday from local companies indicates that hiring demand at local companies is up, and companies are again scrambling to fill positions.

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SoCal Investors Await Clovis Oncology IPO

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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. Clovis Oncology, based in Colorado, is expected to price its IPO this week, according to the NASDAQ's expected IPO calendar. Clovis has applied to trade on the NASDAQ Global Market as CLVS.

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Lets Save The Water…With A Hackathon! | rhubarb studios Water Hack

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The first hackathon is focused on using innovative technology to find new approaches to addressing the water crisis.

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How Chinese Startup Tradesparq Is Looking To Grow In SoCal

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What is Tradesparq? Michael Kleist: Tradesparq is a B2B trade platform. We then add things like ratings, and then shipment data. Grow, grow, grow.

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Report: Harrison Metal VC Heads To SoCal

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A report today from CNN's Term Sheet says that a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Erik Rannala , is leaving Harrison Metal Venture Capital to set up a new venture capital fund in Southern California. According to the report, Rannala is setting up a separate fund to focus on opportunities in Southern California.

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Pandora IPO Benefits Socal Investors

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Champagne glasses must be clinking for a few, lucky Southern California investors and executives this morning, as the IPO of Oakland-based Pandora Media had a rousing welcome on Wall Street. Pandora was trading as high as $26.00 Wednesday during morning trading, after pricing at $16.00 per share last night, well above the $10.00 to $12.00

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

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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. Andy Dunn, founder and CEO of Bonobos.com also participated in this round. Monestere, Craig, and Perdew are all U.S. READ MORE>>.

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SoCal's Next Big Online Publisher: Breitbart.com?

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Southern California is already establishing a reputation as the home of one of the biggest online publishers, Demand Media. However, what will Southern California's next big, online publishing empire be? Based on events in recent days, it might be Los Angeles-based Breitbart.com , the controversial online publishing venture of Andrew Brietbart.

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