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

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That''s true of many Southern California ad-tech companies. That''s why the IPO markets coming back is so critical. an incubator in Singapore, and we do a dozen or so investments a year. For California investments in general, the funding has kicked up pretty remarkaably.

LSI Cuts Jobs In Southern California

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LSI Corporation , a developer of data storage products, has cut a product line it had been developing in Southern California, resulting in the layoffs of employees in Irvine and Westlake Village, as well as Israel and Silicon Valley. LSI's products had been the result of combined efforts of the technology acquired in 2006 from Irvine-based StoreAge, combined with technology acquired from QLogic, which had originally been developed by Westlake Village-based Troika Networks.

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

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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. The study found that the greatest values for Southern California venture-backed firms were created by companies operating in Online Services (51%), followed by Communications and Networking (15%), Software (10%) and Semiconductors (9%).

Southern California Leads In Green Businesses, Says Report

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A new report released today by Next 10 , a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy group, says that Southern California--and California, as a whole--leads the green innovation, cleantech venture capital, and energy market. The Next 10 report found that California accounted for 24 percent of total global investment in clean technology, with a total of $11.6 billion invested in cleantech venture capital in the state since 2006.

Fulgent Genetics Files For IPO

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Hsieh gave $35M to the University of Southern California in 2006, which renamed its Electrical Engineering Department as the USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering. Temple City-based Fulgent Genetics , based in the San Gabriel Valley, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is seeking to raised $50M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market as FLGT. The IPO is being underwritten by Credit Suisse, Piper Jaffray, Raymond James, and BTIG.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports

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We started with a small, high school, Rancho Santa Margarita Catholic High School, and broadcast their football games, the whole season, in 2006. We work hand in hand with schools and school districts around the country, so that we can get access to sporting events and cover it.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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I recently saw him Tweet this so I thought it would be a great title for my post on his spectacular early success in building his VC profile and bona fides. I know it will be hard for you to believe in 2015 but in 2006 Palo Alto (where I lived) was kind of dead.

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TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. Babak received a BA degree in Business Economics and Communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

ZipCar Ramps In LA

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ZipCar said that it now has over 125 vehicles throughout the city, including those in Hollywood and vehicles on the campuses of Loyola Marymount University, Occidental College, the University of Southern California (USC), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California, Irvine (UCI) and Pomona College.

Demand Media Alum Gets $100M For Domain Registrar

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Stahura, who is still on Demand Media's board of directors, founded domain registrar eNom in 1997, which became central to Demand Media's online media efforts in 2006, when Demand Media acquired his firm. Other local Southern California executives involved include Mason Cole, who was most recently at Oversee.net, and Donuts CFO, Kevin Wilson--formerly of ICANN--who is also located in the Los Angeles area.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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That’s so yesterday. Founded in London in 2006, the Hub is a global network of social enterprises with each individual chapter acting as a gathering place for innovation, technology, creativity, and positive change. Silicon Valley?

Mr. Chow for 6 Please

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Back in 2006, my company was awarded Services Company of the Year by the Technology Council of Southern California. So I called OnStar Cadillac Concierge services from my Escalade (yes, it had big rims).

First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

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He joined Miramar in 2006. He received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Southern California and his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he was a Deutschman Venture Fellow.

Snap's Big Winners: Spiegel, Murphy, Lasky, Benchmark, Lightspeed

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Who are the big winners after the IPO pricing of Venice, California-based Snap Inc. Of particular note is the involvement of Lasky, who made his first fortune with another, Southern California mobile app maker--Jamdat Mobile--which he took public in 2004, and later sold to EA in 2006 for $680M. on Wednesday afternoon? Obviously, co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy both have instantly been catapulted into the ranks of billionaires, with a net worth of $3.58

Snap's Big Winners: Spiegel, Murphy, Laskey, Benchmark, Lightspeed

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Who are the big winners after the IPO pricing of Venice, California-based Snap Inc. Of particular note is the involvement of Laskey, who made his first fortune with another, Southern California mobile app maker--Jamdat Mobile--which he took public in 2004, and later sold to EA in 2006 for $680M. on Wednesday afternoon? Obviously, co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy both have instantly been catapulted into the ranks of billionaires, with a net worth of $3.58

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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And do so in real life, too. So, yeah, I would like LA to be LA. So many had names of partners (Kleiner Perkins) or local favorite identifiers like trees (Sequoia). So his Twitter handle is @infoarbitrage and his excellent (must read) blog is Information Arbitrage.

Interview with Wade Eyerly, SurfAir

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One of the most original, subscription startups to come out of Southern California's tech accelerator boom emerged last week, looking to disrupt not just another retail sector or e-commerce category, but something else entirely: the airline industry.

Reflections on 2016: Louise Wannier, True Roses

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All this holiday season, we have been sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. Wannier is a longtime Southern California entrepreneur, having founded MyShape, Enfish, and co-founding Gemstar, the maker of VCR Plus. In 2006, Ms. Here, we have the thoughts of Louise Wannier of True Roses. She also founded CEO Circle, a confidential forum for early-stage technology CEOs. You can see all of our holiday reflections here.

Life Technologies Buys Navigenics

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Navigenics provided personalized genomics and DNA testing services, and was co-founded by Dr. David Agus, professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California. Navigenics was founded in 2006. Carlsbad-based life sciences equipment maker Life Technologies announced late Monday that it has acquired Navigenics , a venture-backed genetics diagnostic testing firm and lab.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Twelve years ago, Laura, a hairstylist from California, was diagnosed with Stage IV cervical cancer. Otis Chandler built Goodreads in 2006 because he believed in social networking and wanted to see what his friends were reading. Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. Weekly.

Goodbye dMarc: Google Sells Radio Automation Assets

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The sale ends Google's ill-fated foray into radio ads, which it began in January of 2006 with the acquisition of Newport Beach-based dMarc Broadcasting. The acquisition had bolstered Google's presence in Southern California, and resulted in an office in Irvine, where Google continues to employ engineers today.

Four Sites To Add Adventure To Your Summer Travel Plans

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We've dug through our database of high tech companies, web sites, and startups and found four Southern California companies and web sites looking to cater to that adventure traveler in you. . Demand acquired Trails as a part of its buy of Hillclimb Media back in 2006.

Vitesse Finalizes Settlement With SEC

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The settlement puts to bed a long running drama for Vitesse, which first saw SEC scrutiny in April in of 2006, as the SEC started an aggressive campaign looking at stock options backdating at dozens of technology companies both in Silicon Valley, Southern California, and beyond.

Inside The Industry With Kellee Santiago Of thatgamecompany

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Checkout our interview below with Kellee Santiago: About thatgamecompany: thatgamecompany was founded in the Spring of 2006 by Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago, two graduates of the University Southern California Interactive Media MFA program.

How Nils Forsblom Is Reinventing Himself In Mobile With TenFarms

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Everyone from our team is from Finland, one is from Portugal, and we come and go between California and Finland. How did you end up here in Southern California? So you're making multiple applications? We have 200,000 individual votes so far.

Launch to the Moon 2010, MIW style!

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Yesterday, Make It Work got together at our partner South Bay Mini’s offices to discuss our achievements, our challenges and our future. It was an amazing day! The team was energized.

Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet

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I then went to Pepperdine University School of Law and graduated in 2006 with a Certificate from the Geoffrey H. So, we both turned down job offers to create a new kind of practice – we are true “advocates.” What networking events in Los Angeles or Southern California do you go to?

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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It’s always fun debating companies with Dana because she’s always so knowledgeable on deals – particularly those in the digital media, ad-tech and eCommerce spaces. Their first fund was a $75 million fund raised in 2006 and they very recently announced a brand new $130 million fund.

Interview with Albert Ko, DealPerk.com

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Albert previously founded CheapCheapCheap.com, an online coupon and deal finding site, and we thought we'd hear from Albert why he thinks the local, group purchasing market is so interesting, and how he hopes to grow the service beyond just Orange County.

Once Upon a Time in Jorts

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Yesterday, Make It Work got together at our partner South Bay Mini’s offices to discuss our achievements, our challenges and our future…we called it “Launch to the Moon, 2010.&# There were 50+ Minis parked in a row , that was cool! It was an amazing day. The team was energized.

Interview with Marc Averitt and Sharon Stevenson, Okapi Ventures

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So you weren't actually looking for the firm to be acquired at the time? So what's going on with the fund nowadays? We actually went and calculated our returns, and lo and behold, according to Cambridge and Associates, we're in the top decile for the 2006 vintage of venture funds. We've got a number of companies which have now received subsequent financing and up-rounds, so we're now firing on all cylinders. Southern California is a great place to be an entrepreneur.

Interview with Curtis Staker and William Goldbach, Confident Technologies

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But, even so, those passwords tend to have lots of similarities--they're easy passwords. You can also dial in the level of security, so you can have a 5 by 5 grid, or less if you want to secure a known user. But, it was important that was in Southern California.

Off To SXSW, Our Schedule, And A Special Thanks

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The time has come for us to say goodbye SoCal (temporarily of course) and HELLO Austin! BuzzVoice makes your favorite news & blogs TALK - So you can listen to the stories you wish you had time to read - while you get things done! Justin.tv - Founded in October 2006, Justin.tv We have a jammed packed schedule while we are out there and you will be able to follow along with this special SXSW calender below.

StartupDemo Was a Huge Success!

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The Wokcano Restaurant Group is a contemporary Asian Restaurant and Lounge venue with six locations currently operating throughout Southern California. is a web hosting and virtualization service provider headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

TechZulu Live from StartupDemo

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The Wokcano Restaurant Group is a contemporary Asian Restaurant and Lounge venue with six locations currently operating throughout Southern California. is a web hosting and virtualization service provider headquartered in Los Angeles, California.