Venture Capitalists Invest $493.2M In Southern California In Q1

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The latest venture capital numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters, was released tonight, showing that Southern California had $493.2M Although dollars were up, the number of deals (736 nationally in Q1 vs. 827 deals last year) was the lowest in a single quarter since Q3 of 2009. The most active investors for Q1 in Southern California were DFJ.

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Southern California Tech Central

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I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

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Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn?

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If you never raise another round of venture capital (a big if) and if your company is sold for the normal venture exit ($50 million on average for 200 or so annually that get sold) then what is your stake? In California that averages around 42.5% So let’s go CRAZY!

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Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. LA CTO Forum Dealmaker Media Digital Family Reunion Startups Uncensored Social Media Club, LA Twiistup Mindshare LA LA Hadoop Meetup Dorkbot Geek Dinners LA Cloud Computing LA Web Application Developers LA PHP Developers In addition to these, I'd recommend looking at: Technology Council of Southern California – Surprised John didn't mention this one.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

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In a recent conversation with a fellow CTO, we lamented about the fact that while there's very active software development and web development going on in Southern California and West Los Angeles, yet there didn't seem to be as much of a community around it. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? Even still, this barely touches all the different companies in Southern California where software development is happening.

Four SoCal Startups That Thrived Despite--or Because Of--Economic Downturns

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However, if history is any lesson, downturns actually have created some of Southern California's most successful technology companies, whether through forcing those companies to swizzle their business models, by removing competition from the market, or even spurring customers to more readily adopt their products to save money. Here are three Southern California startups who thrived despite--or maybe even because of--downturns.

Technology Forum 2009 - Southern California

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 -- Technology Forum 2009 - Southern California. The 'must attend' TECH event of the year, immerse yourself in business changing technology for the day with professionals from across the industry. See [link] (more

So Cal Linux Expo

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Friday, February 20, 2009 -- So Cal Linux Expo. The 7th Annual So Cal Linux Expo. The depth and breadth of its audience is expanding, so the Expo will add additional speaker tracks to expand the educational opportunities for guests of all experience levels. Because interest in Open Source Software is steadily growing, attendance at SCALE continues to also grow.

IPO Market Surpasses 2008, 2009, According to Report

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A new report today released by PwC finds that the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) has jumped significantly in 2010, with volumes exceeding both 2008 and 2009 levels. PwC tallied up 154 IPOs completed this year so far, raising $37.5 PwC did not detail specific IPOs, however, Southern California's technology industry has seen its own share of IPOs this year, including RealD, Inphi, and Green Dot.

VentureNet 2009

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 -- VentureNet 2009. One chance to see the most innovative emerging technology companies in the entire Southern California region strut their stuff. One day. One event. See [link] (more

SoTeC 2009

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Saturday, October 17, 2009 -- SoTeC 2009. Be the value add that is so vital in today's market and learn the skills and techniques that will enable you to excel to new levels. Join a large, diversified group of individuals who are committed to achieving their goals by attending the best technology event in Southern California.

SoTeC 2009

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Friday, October 16, 2009 -- SoTeC 2009. Be the value add that is so vital in today's market and learn the skills and techniques that will enable you to excel to new levels. Join a large, diversified group of individuals who are committed to achieving their goals by attending the best technology event in Southern California.

Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011

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billion in IT exits in 2011, the highest since 2000, for Southern California IT firms. Both years were well above 2009, which had a low of only $475M in exits. The report used information from Dow Jones VentureSource, socalTECH.com, private data and public filings to tabluate the exits for over 800 Southern California information technology companies. angeles california southern exit acquisition merger exits capital venture

SoCal Mostly Passed On Battery Stimlus

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Southern California was for the most part passed up on the Department of Energy's $2.4 Despite being mostly ignored in the stimulus, the suppliers for several So-Cal electric and hybrid car firms--including Ener1, which provides the batteries for Irvine-based Fisker Automotive , and UQM Technologies, the propulsion systems provider for Santa Monica-based CODA Automotive --did gain substantial funds from the grants.

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. Top for January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009 Posts Are You Selling Online Yet? 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.

Southern California Deals Total Around $932M For Q2

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A recent analysis by socalTECH, of our detailed tracking of venture capital investment activity in Southern California, finds that there was around $932M in funding raised in the area in Q2, a rise from roughly $700M in Q1. Tags: venture capital investment southern california 2009

Technology Industry Awards 2009

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 -- Technology Industry Awards 2009. The Technology Industry Awards is celebrating its 15th year of recognizing individuals and companies that have made significant, superior contributions to Southern California's technology industry. Everyone involved in the technology industry should plan to attend and celebrate the best Southern California has to offer. TCOSC. The Best Companies, the Brightest People, and the Most Fun!

Video Games Industry 2009

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- Video Games Industry 2009. What opportunities do these trends portend for Southern California?

Forbes Midas List Skips SoCal, Again

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In what has been a familiar refrain, the annual Midas List ranking by Forbes Magazine of the most influential venture capitalists has completely skipped Southern California's venture capital community, although it did credit the position of at least four of the VCs on the list to their investments in Southern California startups, and highlighted Ashton Kutcher and Guy O'Seary for their investment efforts.

Insights and Opinions: Southern California Tech Jobs Make a Comeback

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For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have an editorial by John Savageau, President of Pacific-Tier Communications, who asks companies in Southern California to put local talent back to work. 2009 was a horrible year for job seekers, and even those holding on to existing jobs. And SoCal successfully beat most of the United States in unemployment claims, by several percentage points, attaching painful and empirical fact to the grim situation.

SoCal Second Place In 2009 Clean Technology Investments

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A report released today by Ernst & Young finds that Southern California was number two in the nation in terms of clean technology investments for the year. in 2009 in the clean technology area, and Q4 investments of $30.5M.

Southern California Investments On Uptick, Totals $686.5M For Q1

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Southern California venture capital investments totaled $686.5M for the quarter, up from both Q4 of last year as well as the comparable Q1 quarter in 2009, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the NVCA. According to the report, released today, Southern California investments totaled $686.5M in Q1, up from $588.033M tallied by the report in Q4 of 2009, and up significantly from the $320.2M received in the region in Q1 of 2009.

Q3 Southern California Venture Deals Around $879M

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A quick analysis by socalTECH of our tracking of venture capital deals in Southern California finds that there was around $879M in venture funding activity here in Q3. Tags: southern california quarterly venture capital The information--gleaned from funding announcements, regulatory filings, and other sources--are not far off from socalTECH's totals from last quarter, which totaled up around $932M in investment activity.

SoCal Tech Moguls Make Richest Americans List

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A few of Southern California's technology moguls managed to stake out to a spot in the Forbes 400 Richest Americans list, which was released recently by Forbes Magazine. The last SoCal technology mogul appearing on the list was medical device mogul Alfred Mann , who was at position 277, with $1.4 Tags: richest americans forbes southern california technology

VCs: Southern California Startups Not Just Content

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Southern California's venture capital industry isn't just content and media, but is gaining a reputation for companies who "actually know how to make money,"--or so says Highland Capital's Richard de Silva. Speaking on a panel on Venture Capital in Hollywood at AlwaysOn's OnHollywood conference yesterday, de Silva said he's now seeing repeat entrepeneurs coming out of Southern California who are just as good, if not savvier about real businesses, as Silicon Valley.

Re-Creating Wealth in Southern California

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 -- Re-Creating Wealth in Southern California. TiE Southern California. Learn from the Masters, Mr. Sajan Pillai and Mr. James Flanigan. See https://s08.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?PG=1521728182300andInfo=andP=1521728191158853200. PG=1521728182300andInfo=andP=1521728191158853200.

Southern California Business Growth Conference

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Monday, April 20, 2009 -- Southern California Business Growth Conference. The Conference will combine the resources, energy, and connections of two of Southern California's premier business entrepreneurship conferences; the HBSAOC's (Harvard Business School Association of Orange County) Entrepreneur's Conference, (25 years), and LAVA's Investment Capital Conference (18 years).

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines

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Southern California's venture capital numbers for Q4 slipped, as did numbers nationally, according to numbers released over the weekend by Dow Jones VentureSource. According to the report, Southern California's venture capital totals slipped for the first time since 2003, down more than 18 percent annually, to $3.2 billion--that drop represented the weakest quarter in SoCal in 5 years, according to Dow Jones.

SoCal Mostly Passed On Battery Stimulus

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Southern California was for the most part passed up on the Department of Energy's $2.4 Despite being mostly ignored in the stimulus, the suppliers for several So-Cal electric and hybrid car firms--including Ener1, which provides the batteries for Irvine-based Fisker Automotive , and UQM Technologies, the propulsion systems provider for Santa Monica-based CODA Automotive --did gain substantial funds from the grants.

Southern California Venture Totals Drop in Q4

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Most sectors saw drops in investment during the year, with the exception of few--including a couple of sectors where Southern California has a significant presence, in Clean Technology and Media & Entertainment.

Video Games Industry 2009: New Opportunities

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- "Video Games Industry 2009: New Opportunities" TCOSC. What opportunities do these trends portend for Southern California.

Angel Funding Advice

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So if you’re casually reading and don’t really care about angel financing – abort now! So you need to do one and have it in your back pocket ready to whip out your presentation or your laptop at any moment and go through it in case you’re asked or in case you’re not building the rapport you hope to just verbally. I’m a software guy so I’m sure there are cases where building isn’t feasible. Sorry it was so long.

Southern California Firms Make Inc. 500

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A number of Southern California technology firms have nabbed top spots in the annual Inc. A number of other technology firms throughout Southern California were ranked elsewhere in the top 500. Tags: award ranking companies held privately california southern 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the US.