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


If you go back to 2005 and 2006 and look at a company which would have a $5M pre- then, it''s now $8 to $10M, all else equal. Now we have it.

Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011


The report also tallied six companies having IPOs, the most since 2005; those firms included RealD, Cornerstone OnDemand, Demand Media, ReachLocal and Inphi Corp. A new report released today tallies up $7.7 billion in IT exits in 2011, the highest since 2000, for Southern California IT firms. billion in liquidity was generated in the sector.

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


Among the highest acquisition values were MySpace ($580M in 2005), Shopzilla ($560M in 2005), ($430M in 2004), Lowermybills ($330M in 2005) and Sandpiper Networks ($630M in 1999). Funk then focused the analysis on the 731 documented exits for the period 1995-2009. IPO in 1996).

SoCal VC's Scarce On Top VC List


This week's release of a list of their "Top 100" venture capitalists by AlwaysOn -- based roughly on number and dollar amount of successful M&A and IPO deals between October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2009--seems to have skipped local Southern California venture capitalists, with only one Southern California VCs listed.

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines


billion--that drop represented the weakest quarter in SoCal in 5 years, according to Dow Jones. billion in 554 deals, invested -- the lowest quarter since 2005. Southern California's venture capital numbers for Q4 slipped, as did numbers nationally, according to numbers released over the weekend by Dow Jones VentureSource. invested.

Interview with Brian Garrett, Crosscut Ventures


In about 2005, I started looking at the local market, and realized that there are not lots of enterprise IT companies here, which is Palomar's focus.

Interview with Peter Lee, Baroda Ventures


He was basically active investing until 2004 and 2005, and then started getting much more involved in the non-profit space. Peter Lee: Essentially, we are Southern California focused, through we will be looking at out of SoCal investments--we're not closing our doors to those, but our interest is really in focusing down here. Thanks!

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