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


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.”

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


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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Kairos Venture Partners Raises $74.6M In New Fund


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.

Gottlieb Reportedly On Tap to Lead FDA, and Biopharma Exhales


The 44-year-old Gottlieb is a physician, a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates, and was also the deputy commissioner of medical and scientific affairs at the FDA between 2005 and 2007, during George W.

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PeerStreet, Co-founded By Google Exec, Launches Real Estate Loan Marketplace


The company says that Crosby is the founder of Google Analytics; he had been a co-founder of Urchin Software in San Diego, which eventually became Google Analytics after its acquisition in April of 2005. Los Angeles-based PeerStreet said this morning that it has launched a brand new, online real estate loan marketplace, which is aimed at accredited investors interested in real estate investments.

Doing “Defense the Silicon Valley Way” Pays for Daylight Solutions


Paul Larson, who co-founded Daylight Solutions with CEO Tim Day in 2005, said they followed a path that was very different from a classic defense contractor, but not too different from a typical high-tech startup. “We Startups that develop advanced military technologies often never come to light. But San Diego’s Daylight Solutions has managed to openly thrive in two very different markets.

Shopzilla Sold To Symphony Technology Group


Scripps bought Shopzilla in 2005 for $525M. Los Angeles-based Shopzilla , the online comparison shopping site owned by Scripps Networks Interactive , has been sold to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group. Scripps said that Symphony will pay $165M to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Shopzilla, made up of $150M in cash plus $16M in deferred payments. The firms said that Symphony Technology Group would continue and accelerate the growth of Shopzilla.

American Industrial Systems Sells Majority Stake To Foxconn


AIS was founded in 2005. Irvine-based American Industrial Systems , a provider of engineering services and products for the Interet-of-Things, oil and gas, industrial automation, and other markets, has sold a 60 percent stake of the company to Ennoconn. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. Ennoconn is a subsidiary of Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group. Nelson Tsay is the founder and CEO of American Industrial Systems, which will become part of Foxconn's IPC Business Group.

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Connexity Gets $2M In Credit Line


Gross was the co-founder of Fastclick, which he took IPO in 2005, and was eventually sold to ValueClick. Ventura-based Connexity , a developer of Internet advertising and targeting technology, announced today that it has secured $2M in a debt financing. The financing came from Silicon Valley Bank. Connexity said the line will go towards additional working capital, to accelerate its growth.

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.

FamilyFinds Launches DailyFinds Email


Matt Coffin sold his last firm,, to Experian back in 2005 for over $330M.

Email 46 Names New COO


Sawtell was SVP and GM of the firm's Sales and Advertiser Services business unit, and also has been President and COO from 2000 to 2005. Irvine-based , the online local search publisher, said Wednesday that it has named Michael Sawtell as the firm's Chief Operating Officer.

Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry


Privately held Synthetic Genomics was founded in 2005 by the human genome pioneer J.

Belkin, D-Link, Linksys On Compromised CIA Router List


Belkin's subsidiary, Linksys, is the maker of the very popular Linksys WRT54G, a Linux-based router which was the first which had its source code published, around 2005. Routers from Playa Del Rey-based Belkin and subsidiary Linksys , as well as Fountain Valley-based D-Link , have appeared on a new list of Internet routers which have been compromised by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), according to reports on Thursday.

Google Shuts Urchin, Other Services


Internet giant Google said Friday that it will be shutting down web analytics service Urchin , the onetime San Diego startup which had been acquired by Google in April of 2005. According to a post from Urchin co-founder Paul Muret, the shutdown comes as the software has been overtaken by Google Analytics, which had originally started as an online version of the Urchin software.

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Created in 2005, Stickam is the pioneer of the live interactive video streaming space. In the final installment of the never before seen HQ.0 episodes we present local Southern California company Visit TechZulu for full story. Arts & Entertainment Business Culture HQ.0 New Media Social News Video Live streaming Stickam

Frequency Inks Video News Deal With Newsy


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.

Former NASA Chief Sees Coming “Tidal Wave” in Machine Intelligence


Dan Goldin founded KnuEdge (initially known as Intellisus) in 2005 to realize his vision for neural-based computing—and to fundamentally transform the way humans interact with machines. As he puts it, “a tidal wave is coming. It’s going to be bigger than the Internet. It looks and feels like the early ‘90s—but better.”

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Idealab Boosts Team


Steuer was most recently CEO of MerchEngines, which he founded in 2005; he also has served at MusicNet (acquired by Real Networks), CNET (acquired by CBS), Infoseek (acquired by Disney), (acquired by NBC), and ZeroDegrees (acquired by IAC). Pasadena-based Idealab , the startup business incubator founded by Bill Gross, announced this morning that it has added Andy Steuer to its team.

Cheers Looks to Spread Love Around the World


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

Lenovo Purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion

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In 2005, Lenovo first burst onto the scene by acquiring IBM’s PC line, namely the brand recognition of the Thinkpad line. Last week, they announced the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business for approximately $2.3 billion.

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Local Corporation Names Sawtell President


Sawtell is a vet, having been president and COO of the firm between 2000 and 2005. Irvine-based Local Corporation , the online local advertising and directory publisher, said this morning that it has promoted Chief Operating Officer Michael Sawtell, to President and COO.

BAE Systems Sells Ceramics Facilities In Vista


Those facilities had been acquired by BAE Systems in June of 2005, through its acquisition of United Defense, Inc. BAE Systems has sold its advanced ceramics facilities in Vista, California, to ceramics manufacturer CoorsTek , the firms said Thursday. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. According to the two companies, CoorsTek has acquired three facilities in Vista, totaling 106,000 square feet.

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Snapchat Message Linked To Teen Murder


Most notably, MySpace faced several high profile cases in 2005 and 2006 where predators had used the service to find underage victims. Venice-based instant messaging app developer Snapchat is at the center of a murder investigation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, after a teen allegedly stabbed and killed his girlfriend over a message sent via the service. According to reports, Matthew Joseph Fischer, 16, was angry over a message sent by Lucas Cavanaugh, 17.

How to Avoid a Common Product Mistake Many Teams Make

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We built our product at Koral in 2005 with this design philosophy in mind. I’ve been involved with technology product design in one form or another for nearly 25 years and seen one mistake consistently repeated.

FamilyFinds Buys Chicago Daily Deals Site

socalTECH is focusing in on deals on services and experiences for families, and is the latest venture for Matt Coffin, who sold his last firm,, to Experian back in 2005 for over $330M. Los Angeles-based , the daily coupon and deals site run by Matt Coffin, said today that it has acquired Mamaloot , an online daily deal site located in Chicago. Mamaloot was started by two mothers, Bo Johnson and Lindsay Cohen, who met while working at Orbitz.

Tech Coast Angels See 42x Return At MindBody


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.

SRS Labs Names Accounting Head


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

TeleSign Gets Patent


The patent was originally filed in October of 2005. Los Angeles-based TeleSign , the provider of phone-based authentication and verification services which is headed by former FrontBridge and Vantage Media CEO Steve Jillings, said today that it has scored a U.S. Patent. According to the firm, it was awarded U.S. Patent 7,945,034 for the technology behind its PhoneID verification technology.

Google Follows MP3tunes With Music Locker Service


MP3Tunes--one of the many companies founded by Michael Robertson, who was founder of been around since 2005. Mountain View-based Google has followed the lead of San Diego-based MP3tunes , and debuted its own "music locker" service today at its Google I/O developer conference.

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.

Microsoft Buys Telesign Competitor


Jillings sold one of his last companies, FrontBridge, to Microsoft back in 2005. Microsoft has just acquired PhoneFactor , a competitor of Los Angeles-based, two-factor authentication provider TeleSign. Microsoft said it is buying PhoneFactor, which provides phone-based multi-factor authentication, and will be integrating that technology with key Microsoft technologies like Active Directory, Windows Azure Active Directory and Office 365.

MindTouch Picks Up $12M For Customer Self Service Software


MindTouch, which was founded by Steve Bjorg and Aaron Fulkerson back in 2005, said the funding will go to increase its integration with software such as Salesforce, SAP, and Oracle, and grow its marketing, business development, sales, and engineering teams. San Diego-based MindTouch , a developer of software-as-a-service tools to help companies create self-service, customer support sites, has raised $12M in a Series A funding.