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Shervin Talieh | The Force Behind a Rising Tech Scene

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Many consider him to be the godfather of the burgeoning tech scene in the region.

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SoCal Angel Roundup – Tech Coast Angels

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Tech Coast Angels is the largest angel investor group in the US, with nearly 300 members and $100M personally invested in startups over the last decade. And in recent years, they’ve been involved in some interesting SoCal startups such as Zag, SodaHead, and Vokle. Visit TechZulu for full story.

AnyMeeting Offers Free Accounts to SoCal Startups

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Local startup AnyMeeting is looking to help fellow Southern California startups out, saying this morning that it will provide free, one-year accounts to its premium, ad-free service to any employee of companies within select Los Angeles area incubators and accelerators. 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. active firms (all with three deals each) being Rustic Canyon Partners , DFJ Frontier , the Tech Coast Angels , Amgen , GRP Partners , and Mission Ventures. raised for the quarter. Nationally, venture capitalists invested $7.5M

Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011

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Green Dot's backers included Sequoia Capital, Total Technology Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. angeles california southern exit acquisition merger exits capital ventureA new report released today tallies up $7.7 billion in IT exits in 2011, the highest since 2000, for Southern California IT firms.

Insights and Opinions: A VC's Comments On Investing and Startups in LA

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And while I generally agree and give similar advice, here are three anecdotes or truths about SoCal investing and startups that contradict. 1.

Venture Conference Highlights SoCal Startups

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socalTECH was a media sponsor of the conference). READ MORE

Good Times Ahead for VC-backed Tech Companies?

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Fred Wilson supports Montgomery’s view in this thoughtful post on the return of the tech IPO market. 

Angel Funding Advice

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recently wrote a post on angel financing covering the topic of convertible notes but I realized I was thinking about the issue more from investor perspective and a very narrow topic of how to price the round. Market validation – This one is optional but important.  At an angel round you can get away with no market validation.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest.

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Insights and Opinions: Top 10 Attributes of Successful VC Investments

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To make matters even more difficult almost 90% of VCs based in SoCal in 1999 are now gone while our beachhead entertainment companies have a terrible track record at making early stage investments and now typically wait to invest in later rounds. So how does an entrepreneur based in SoCal get the attention of VC funds today?

Innovation and Geography

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? Ive personally been involved in the start-up world in Los Angeles for about 15 years, and have had the opportunity to work on many early-stage companies (e.g.,

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