San Diego’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech

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In a statement released yesterday, Goldin said the company founded in 2005 as Intellisis and now known as KnuEdge set out “to create technologies that will in essence alter how humans interact with machines, and enable next-generation computing capabilities.”

Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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Among the highest acquisition values were MySpace ($580M in 2005), Shopzilla ($560M in 2005), Rent.com ($430M in 2004), Lowermybills ($330M in 2005) and Sandpiper Networks ($630M in 1999). A new study of the financial outcomes for Southern California venture-backed companies in the IT sector finds that approximately $48 billion in value has been created by those companies over the period 1995-2009.

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Brad Brooks

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After acquiring the company with Bain Capital from the Walt Disney Company in 2000, he helped grow the company from less than $10mm of revenues to over $80mm in 2005 when he took the company public on the London Stock Exchange at a $200mm valuation.

Report: XCOR's Customers Still Holding Out For Refunds

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XCOR first received seed funding in 2005. In a cautionary tale for early adopters, there are still hundreds of customers hoping to get their money back from Mojave-based XCOR Aerospace , after the company went bankrupt, according to a story from the LA Times this weekend. According to the Times, those customers--who paid $100,000 for a ticket to space on a yet-to-be-qualified-or-completed spacecraft--are still hoping, somehow, to get some of that money back.

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CoreLogic Buys UK's eTech Solutions

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eTech was founded in 2005. Irvine-based property information provider CoreLogic announced this morning that it has acquired eTech Solutions Limited , a UK-based provider of mobile surveying and workflow management software. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. According to CoreLogic, more than 50 percent of the UK's property appraisals go through eTech's platform. READ MORE>>. corelogic etech merger acquisition mobile survey workflow management

Willdan Acquires Integral Analytics

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Integral Analytics was based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was founded in 2005. Anaheim-based Willdan Group said on Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Integral Analytics , a developer of data analytics software for the utility industry. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Willdan said it expects the acquisition to add $10M in revenues in 2018. The company develops software used by utility managers to evaluate, plan, and dispatch electricity resources. READ MORE>>.

EcoSense Lighting Buys Journee Lighting

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Journee was founded by Clayton Alexander in 2005. Los Angeles-based LED lighting manufacturer EcoSense Lighting has acquired fellow LED lighting developer Journee , according to EcoSense. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Journee Lighting, which was based in Westlake Village, developed downlight and track lighting. EcoSense Lighting is led by Mark Reynoso. READ MORE>>. ecosense lighting journee fixture merger acquisition cleantech

Why Open Offices May Be Bad for Your Tech Startup [ Infographic ]

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In a 2005 study , researchers examined the effects of things like flexible use of workspace on job productivity and team cohesion. Moving to a physical venue signals exciting times for a technology startup.

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FastSpring Acquired By Accel-KKR

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FastSpring was founded in 2005, and is led by CEO Chris Lueck. Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , which develops e-commerce software for subscription-based software businesses, has been acquired by private equity investor Accel-KKR. According to FastSpring, Accel-KKR has made a majority equity investment in the firm, to provide capital and resources for its technology and go-to-market initiatives. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced.

How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA

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When I bought house, this was a non-issue as the value had increased a tremendous percentage from when I bought back it in 2005. It was 2008. My home had peaked at value and my business was slowing. My mortgage payment was $14,400/month.

Tech Coast Angels See 42x Return At MindBody

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TCA said its members first invested in MindBody in 2005, and saw a 42x return at IPO on their investment. The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's biggest angel investment group, said Tuesday that it has seen a successful exit in MindBody , the developer of cloud-based business management software for the wellness industry. MindBody had its IPO in May.

Inseego Names New CFO

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Smith also was President of XiTron Tehnologies, and was SVP and Chief Finance and Accounting Officer for Applied Micro Circuits Corporation from 1999 to 2005, among other experience. San Diego-based Inseego , the developer of mobile broadband equipment and Internet-of-Things software, said this morning that it has named Stephen Smith as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Frequency Inks Video News Deal With Newsy

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Harrison previously founded FasTV, and headed up iFILM, which he sold to Viacom back in 2005. Los Angeles-based video streaming app and video distribution service Frequency , which is led by Blair Harrison, said today that it has inked a video news deal with millenial-focused video news service Newsy. Financial details of the content licensing deal were not disclosed. Frequency aggregates and distributes video content to mobile and other devices.

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Snapchat Sued Over Electronic Messaging Patents

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Snap Inc), and cites a number of patents which were granted to Vaporstream in July of 2005 for Vaporstream's secure messaging products. Venice, California-based Snap, Inc. , the parent company of Snapchat , has been sued in a patent infringement suit, by a company called Vaporstream. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in the Ninth Circuit of the California Central District Court (Vaporstream Inc v.

How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

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Let me take you back just 10 years ago to 2005 in Silicon Valley where I returned after 11 years of living in Europe. But back in 2005 there were a few people who spotted the trend before others and one of the true pioneers was (and continues to be) Jeff Clavier who founded SoftTech VC.

KnuEdge, Backed By $100M, Launches Voice Recognition Software

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Goldin became head of NASA in 1992, and started KnuEdge in 2005; he also spent 25 years at TRW, and had started his career at NASA in 1962. San Diego-based KnuEdge , a startup which was founded by former NASA administrator Dan Goldin, said this morning that it has unveiled its voice recognition and authentication technology--which it has developed with $100M in funding.

RealD Exec Departing Firm

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Peixoto has been in the position since 2005, having previously been President and CEO of United Cinemas International. Los Angeles-based RealD , the developer of 3D movie projection technology, said Wednesday that Joe Peixoto, the company''s President, Worldwide Cinema, is retiring in March. The company said it will not replace Peixoto. The company said Peixoto had been at RealD since its first launch with Disney''s Chicken Little. READ MORE>>. reald movie executive president

Beats' Founders Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine In Court Over Headphone Design

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Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the founders of Beats Electronics , the onetime Santa Monica headphone-and-music-service, are in the midst of a lqsuit--and likely, a jury decision--over a lawsuit which claims Dr. Dre and Iovine owes royalties to a businessman work worked with the company back in 2005 and 2006.

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TCVN names new Chairman and President

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Irvine-based Tech Coast Venture Network has named Ciaran Foley Chairman of the Board, replacing Bart Greenberg, who has been Chairman since August. Kevin McDonald is the new TCVN President, a position Foley held for the past year and Greenberg held before that. TCVN, a nonprofit technology group, was founded in 1984 to educate and assist entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in Orange County and to connect them with money, advice and other resources to help their businesses grow.

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Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO.

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30% of all real income growth in 2005–2015 was from Latinos (U.S. Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO.

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SRS Labs Names Accounting Head

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Oppegard was previously Corporate Controller at the company, and has been at the firm since 2005. Santa Ana-based SRS Labs , the developer of surround sound and other audio technology, said this morning that it has named Maria Oppegard its Chief Accounting Officer. READ MORE>>. labs executive accounting

SOA Software Becomes Akana

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The name change is actually the second for the company, which changed its name to SOA Software in March of 2005 from its original name, Digital Evolution. Los Angeles-based SOA Software said this morning that it has renamed the company to Akana , as it has broadened its software base.

TrueCar's Painter To Step Down As CEO

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Painter has been CEO of the company since he founded TrueCar in 2005. Scott Painter , the CEO of Los Angeles-based auto purchasing service TrueCar , said Thursday that he will be stepping down as CEO of the company by the end of the year. Painter will remain as Chairman of the board, and will continue as CEO as the company searches for a new chief executive.

Kairos Venture Partners Raises $74.6M In New Fund

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The firm's founder and Managing Partner is Jim Demetriades, an entrepreneur who founded SeeBeyond, took public, and which he sold to Sun Microsystems in 2005. Beverly Hills-based Kairos Venture Partners , a venture capital investment firm that specifically focuses on commercialization of scientific discoveries, has raised $74.6M as part of an ongoing fundraising effort for its second fund, Kairos Venture Partners II, LP. The funding was disclosed via a regulatory filing.

Kurion Signs New Licensing Deal In Japan

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Kurion said its technology has been used for the treatment of asbestos, PCBs, dioxins, and other persistent organic pollutants sicne 2005 in Japan. Irvine-based nuclear and hazardous waste remediation technology developer Kurion reported another win in Japan on Wednesday afternoon, saying that it has licensed its GeoMelt virtification technology with ISV Japan, Limited and Daiei Kankyo.

XCOR Claims Progress On Space Vehicle

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XCOR has been working on its vehicle since at least 2005. Mojave-based suborbital spacecraft developer XCOR Aerospace claims it is making progress in bringing the company''s spacecraft to market, saying it is moving towards its first flight. XCOR said it is making "rapid progress" towards final assembly of it spacecraft, and has attached what it says is a key part of its aircraft--the carry-through spar--to the rear-end of the Lynx fuselage.

Steve Blank Discusses The Origin And Future Of The Lean Startup Movement

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He is credited with pioneering the Lean Startup Movement in 2005 via the publication of his bestselling, Four Steps To The Epiphany. Article first published as Steve Blank Discusses Origin And Future Of Lean Startup Movement on Technorati.

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Logicube Names New CEO

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Emrani has been at Logicube since 2005, and was most recently EVP and COO. Chatsworth-based Logicube , which develops hard drive duplication technology, announced this morning that it has named Farid Emrani as its new President and CEO. Emrani replaces Jack Schuster, the firm's Chairman, President, and CEO, who is retiring. Schuster will remain as Chairman. Emrani has previously served at Xerox Corporation, Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems. READ MORE>>.

XCOR Aerospace Fails To Launch, Lays Off Rest Of Employees

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XCOR--which has been working on developing a "space plane" since at least 2005--said the layoffs came due to "adverse financial conditions", although it apparently is still looking for funding. Among a largely successful rush to establish a vibrant commercial aerospace industry in Southern California, it appears one company--Mojave-based XCOR Aerospace --has failed to launch. XCOR has apparently laid off all of its employees , due to the inability of the company to raise money.

United Sample Becomes uSamp

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Dusig and Lavin started United Sample in 2008, a few years after selling goZing to Greenfield Online in 2005. Encino-based United Sample , the online polling and sampling firm headed by former goZing founders Matt Dusig and Gregg Lavin , has renamed itself uSamp , the firm said Tuesday.

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Hub 101 Talks. Dr. Beth Seidenberg, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

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Since joining Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers in 2005, Beth has incubated five companies and was the founding CEO of two. Friday, January 20, 2017 -- Hub 101 Talks. Dr. Beth Seidenberg, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Dr. Beth Seidenberg focuses on life science investing in digital health and biotech and works with entrepreneurs to develop companies with breakthrough technology for treating patients and improving the delivery of healthcare.

RealtyTrac Names Moyle As CEO

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Moyle was most recently President and COO of the firm, and had previously served at Homefacts.com (acquired by RealtyTrac in April) and SkiWest (sold to Overstock.com in 2005). Irvine-based RealtyTrac said late Tuesday that it had named Jamie Moyle as CEO of the company. The firm said that former CEO Brandon Moore will serve as a consultant to the company's board. RealtyTrac is a provider of online listings of real estate in the foreclosure process. READ MORE>>.

Why A Cellular Carrier Did Not Buy Skype - Watching A Big Dumb Company Fail In Real Time

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billion caused me to recall an awkward meeting I had in 2005 with a particularly clueless group of cellular executives. Cool stuff for circa 2005, unless you were an idiot working for a cellular carrier. The recent purchase of Skype by Microsoft for $8.5

Cheers Looks to Spread Love Around the World

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Mohit sold Shopzilla in 2005 for $569M. Farhad Mohit , the founder of BizRate.com and Shopzilla , has launched a new startup, which is--quite literally--looking to spread cheer throughout the world.

Student of Fortune Acquired By Chegg

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Student of Fortune was founded in 2005. Los Angeles-based Student of Fortune , the online tutorial marketplace and homework help site headed by Sean McCleese, has been acquired by textbook marketplace site Chegg , Chegg said Friday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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