SDGE: More Than 10,000 EVs On Road In San Diego

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San Diego now has more than 10,000 electric vehicles on the road, according to San Diego Gas & Electric. According to SDGE, those vehicles were all sold or leased in its territory--covering San Diego and southern Orange County--since December of 2010. diego electric cleantech vehicle driving automobile charging

Southern California Firms Raise $738M In Q4 2011

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raised in Q4 of 2010, and up from the $652M invested in the region last quarter. In Southern California, San Diego County took the lead in investment totals, raising $262.1M Orange County--boosted in a large part by a funding for Fisker Automotive--racked up $242.45M in funding.

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SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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According to the MoneyTree report, released last night, Orange County led fundraising, with $319.3M in funding, and San Diego $198.18M in investments. Investments were slightly down from Q2 of 2010, when the region saw $856M in funding. Both of those fundings significantly boosted the totals for Orange County. venture capital southern california moneytree thomson angeles diego orange funding pricewaterhousecoopers economy

Study Tallies High Tech Employment In Region

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292,969 workers), San Jose/Silicon Valey (225,575 workers), and Boston (219,798 workers). San Diego as ranked 12th with 110,985 workers, and Orange County was 14th, with 95,047 workers. Despite the nearly equal employment numbers, the study also clearly pointed out a big difference in density of high tech jobs between the Bay Area and Southern California; In San Jose/Silicon Valley, the study found that there were 294.07 Orange County had 76.74

Founder Institute Networking Event

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 -- San Diego/Orange County Founder Institute Information/Networking Event. On Thursday evening, September 9th @6pm, the Founder Institute is hosting an information/networking event in San Diego at the offices of Cooley LLP. Founder Institute. Anyone interested in becoming a world-class founder is invited to learn how the Institute can help. Learn about the program, meet other applicants, and ask any questions.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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In a recent Forbes.com article , contributor Tara Brown wrote of her own misapprehension moving from San Francisco to Southern California, saying, “I’m a technologist and moving away from the tech hub of the world to the land of Botox seemed like a really bad career move.

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Illumina Buys Helixis

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San Diego-based Illumina said today it has launched a new, real-time PCR system for the genetic analysis market, and also revealed that it acquired Carlsbad-based Helixis , a developer of those real-time PCR systems.

Smart Wireless and Smart Grids

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 -- CommNexus Presents:Smart Wireless Emergence of Smart Grids and the Role of Wireless Technology. In addition, the company is also deploying a new multi-service wireless network across its entire San Diego County and south Orange County territory (over 4,000 square miles).

Entrepreneur of the Year LA Award Winners Announced

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E&Y named the winners of its San Diego region earlier this month, tapping both Russ Mann of Covario and Kishore Seendripu of MaxLinear at a dinner in San Diego. In Orange County, E&Y's picks for the award last week included Hayes Drumwright , CEO of data management firm TRACE3. Ernst & Young named its LA region Entrepreneur of The Year award winners last night at the Beverly Hilton, including a number of technology executives.

Verizon Sets 4G Launch For Sunday

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Verizon Wireless is getting set to launch its 4G LTE service in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego this weekend, saying this week it will allow consumers to signup for its 4G service on Sunday, December 4th. The expanded 4G service from Verizon comes only days after Clearwire and partner Sprint announced 4G available in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, through their own, wireless modems.

Interview with Albert Ko, DealPerk.com

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One of those startups is Orange County-based DealPerk.com (www.dealperk.com), which is headed by Albert Ko. Albert Ko: At DealPerk, we cater toward Orange County, here in Southern California. We'll also increase our market share in Orange County and increase our momentum.

Interview with Matthew Jenusaitis, OCTANe

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I think the big challenge, is to take advantage of the homogenization of the West Coast--the corridor between San Francisco and San Diego--and taking advantage of the fact that things are becoming more blended. Orange County is also pretty rich in intellectual horsepower.

Southwest Shutdown Snarls Tech Commuters

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Many commuters and executives who fly between Southern California and Silicon Valley were stymied by a massive shutdown of flights by Southwest Airlines Thursday afternoon, after high winds and heavy rain prompted the airline to cancel travel to and from Burbank, Ontario, Orange County, and San Diego airports.

Weather Snarls Tech Commuters

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Many commuters and executives who fly between Southern California and Silicon Valley were stymied by a massive shutdown of flights by Southwest Airlines Thursday afternoon, after high winds and heavy rain prompted the airline to cancel travel to and from Burbank, Ontario, Orange County, and San Diego airports.

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2

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in 45 deals, Orange County saw $279.5M in 21 deals, and San Diego saw $170.6M In Orange County, the biggest deals were for Tri Alpha Energy , which raised $50.0M, Fisker Automotive , which raised $43.0M, and AqueSys , which raised $35.0M. San Diego's biggest deals were for Sonexa Therapeutics , which raised $37.2M, Astute Medical , which raised $26.5M, and Nereus Pharmaceuticals , with $20.0M billion in investments so far in 2010.

TCA Stresses Mixers, New Website

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The Tech Coast Angels is stressing its mixer program, seed investment efforts, and a new website, as it kicks off a 2010 program, according to the angel investing group. The group announced today that it has named the incoming Presidents of its area networks, with Steve Flaim in San Diego, John Glanville and Jeff Kurfess in Santa Barbara, Stu Roberts in Orange County, Scott Sangster in Los Angeles, and John Tillquist in the Inland Empire.

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

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billion in investments in 681 deals in the first quarter of 2010. For Southern California, Orange County actually had the most dollars invested, with $239.6M San Diego was not far behind, with $222.4M For Orange County, the investments were significantly higher than the Q4 investments of $48M in the area, boosted significantly by $115.3M Southern California venture capital investments totaled $686.5M

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 37 Percent In 2009

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Locally, San Diego led the region in terms of venture deals for the quarter, with $300M invested, followed by Los Angeles, with $239.1M Orange County saw $48.7M Among the biggest investments in the region in the quarter were Torrance-based Amonix , which received nearly $40M in funding; among other large deals were San Diego's Zogenix with $35M raised, and Thousand Oaks-based Xirrus , with $20.1M. invested--the vast majority of that in the San Diego area.

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 47 Percent In 2009

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Locally, San Diego led the region in terms of venture deals for the quarter, with $300M invested, followed by Los Angeles, with $239.1M Orange County saw $48.7M Among the biggest investments in the region in the quarter were Torrance-based Amonix , which received nearly $40M in funding; among other large deals were San Diego's Zogenix with $35M raised, and Thousand Oaks-based Xirrus , with $20.1M. invested--the vast majority of that in the San Diego area.

Founder Institute Expands To Los Angeles

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The Founder Institute already runs programs in Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, Washington DC, San Diego and Orange County, as well as Paris and Singapore. The Founder Institute , the business incubation and mentoring program started by TheFunded's Adeo Ressi , is expanding into the Los Angeles area, and is accepting applications for entrepreneurs for a Spring session, the group said late last week. The Los Angeles effort is being headed by Ken Rutkowski.

Southern California Leads In Green Businesses, Says Report

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However, the report split employment across Southern California across the Inland Empire (3,630 jobs), Los Angeles, Orange County (3,895 jobs), and San Diego (2,389) separately, and if accounting for all of those areas together, Southern California actually had more jobs in total--19,284--than the Bay Area in clean technology.

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Interview with Paul Gloger, Rockoco

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There are two reasons for the location: one, it's nearby the GIA, the guys who really know what is good and bad in the industry, and two, it also happens all of the semiconductor processing talent in Southern California is mostly in Southern Orange County and Northern San Diego.

Interview with Curtis Staker and William Goldbach, Confident Technologies

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Last week, San Diego-based Confident Technologies (www.confidenttechnologies.com) announced that it had acquired the assets of Vidoop, and created a company focused on security and authentication of users.