Map: Southern California Hotbed Of Kickstarter Activity

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A new mashup map of activity on crowdfunding site Kickstarter shows that Southern California is apparently one of the hotbeds of activity on the site. startup finance crowdfunding angeles california southern kickstarter thingswestart

Announcing the 2014 socalTECH 50: Southern California's Ones To Watch

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This is our second year of creating our list of the top 50 people to watch in Southern California''s technology industry, and it was NOT an easy task.

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Southern California Sees $1.9 Billion In Q1 Deals, Biggest Since Dot Com Boom

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Southern California saw a staggering $1.9 MoneyTree report, which was released this evening, The quarter was the biggest, investment quarter for Southern California since the dot com era. New England was right behind Southern California, with $1.4

Southern California Companies Raise $1.46B In VC In Q3 2015

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Southern California has seen another, big venture capital investment quarter, with companies raising $1.46 billion invested across Southern California for all of 2015.

Southern California Firms Raise $762.88M in Q1

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The latest numbers are out on venture capital investments in Southern California from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, finding that the region had nearly $762.88M invested in companies in the region during Q1 of 2014.

Southern California Sees Boom In Venture Investments In Q4

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That's definitely not the case in Southern California, which saw a massive, $1.3 Southern California bucked the national trend, where venture investing dollars were down 32 percent in Q4 compared with Q3. The most active venture firms for Southern California in Q4 were Enterprise Partners (6 investments), Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (4 deals); and Interwest Partners and New Enterprise Associates , both with 3 deals each in Southern California companies.

Southern California Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report finds that companies here in Southern California raised $695.4M The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5

Sixty-four Southern California Firms On Technology Fast 500

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A very healthy list of Southern California companies made the list, with a total of 64 companies in the region ranked in the list. Earlier this week, Deloitte released its latest list of the top 500 growing technology companies, in its 2012 Technology Fast 500. list.

SoCal Firms Still Lined Up For IPOs

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10 of the 44 venture-backed companies currently filed to go public are from Southern California, according to an analysis today from the Wall Street Journal. venture-backed companies currently filed for an IPO, with 10 from Southern California and 13 from Silicon Valley. Those firms include Boingo Wireless , Active Network , NewEgg , GameFly and Peregrine Semiconductor. southern california merger acquisition venture capital public

Southern California Venture Investments Top $1.3 Billion In Q4

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billion in Southern California startup, according to the latest MoneyTree Report issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association last night, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Venture capitalists invested more than $1.3

Southern California Startups Raise $761.12M in Q2 2014

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The latest venture capital totals from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association''s MoneyTree Report was released this evening, tallying up $761.12M in investments in Q2 of 2014 in Southern California, up from Q2 of 2013, when $616.83M was invested in the region. finance investor 2014 tally investment survey nvca moneytree capital venture california southern

Lets Save The Water…With A Hackathon! | rhubarb studios Water Hack

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We all need to actively respond to the drought—from the individual Angeleno to the largest organizations, we must all work to #SaveTheDrop,” said Mayor Garcetti. rhubarb studios is located in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA), an emerging regional hub for technology start-ups in Southern California.

Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013

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There''s been a lot of activity over the past two years in the Southern California accelerator/incubator market, with numerous groups (Amplify, EvoNexus, K5, LaunchpadLA, MediaCamp, Science, StartEngine, and many, many others) looking to help entrepreneurs start and fund their companies.

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 The most active investors for Q1 in Southern California were DFJ. venture capital southern california moneytree thomson angeles diego orange

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SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. Southern California's biggest investment sectors in the quarter were. The largest investments for the quarter in Southern California were for Fisker Automotive , which raised $115M in the quarter; and Cameron Health , which raised $107M in funding.

Interview with Steve Poizner, Alliance for Southern California Innovation

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Steve Poizner is a serial tech entrepreneur and was formerly California Insurance Commissioner, and recently founded the Alliance for Southern California Innovation (www.alliancesocal.org), a nonprofit which has gathered together an impressive list of research universities, technology leaders, and others to help boost the profile of Southern California in the technology industry. I did that for a couple of years, which got me and my wife down to SoCal.

Southern California Firms Raise $738M In Q4 2011

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture capital Association MoneyTree survey, which is based on data from Thomson Reuters, tallies $738.34M invested in Southern California in Q4 of 2011. Southern California fundraising matched a similar increase nationally, where $28.4 In Southern California, San Diego County took the lead in investment totals, raising $262.1M

Insights: Attracting Tech Talent to SoCal: It's Not as Hard as You Think

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Think it''s tough to attract talent from the Bay Area to Southern California? For our Insights and Opinions section, executive recruiter Eric Larsen gives some hints on tips on how he attracts candidates to relocate here to Southern California.

Los Angeles Startup Events

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I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. I realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it. So, you may also want to go look at: Los Angeles Startup Events Here are some of the events and meetups that I've spoken at, attended or at least interest me.

WSJ Top Startups List: SoCal Matches Silicon Valley On IPOs

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The number of IPOs of companies on the Journal's list from 2011 from Southern California matched the number of IPOs of Silicon Valley companies. One of the most interesting things about the Wall Street Journal's list of top startups in the U.S.?

Q2 Venture Funding Drifts Downward In Southern California

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According to the report, which tracks venture capital activity nationwide, there were 89 deals in the quarter, the same as in Q1, but less than the 97 deals in the same quarter of last year. In terms of the venture capital industry in the area, the most active Southern California venture capitalists -- not necessarily the. most active in investing in local companies here -- were GRP Partners , with 10 investments; followed by Siemer Ventures.

Southern California Bucks VC Trend, As Firms Raise $924.13M In Q1

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The latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, The National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters have tallied up just under a billion dollars in venture capital investments in the Southern California region in Q1 of this year, a very significant uptick from Q2 of 2011. Southern California's investment totals bucked a downward national trend in venture capital investing.

SoCal Sees Summertime Surge In Exits

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In what looks to be an unprecedented surge in high profile, high value exits for high tech companies in Southern California, there have now been six big exits in the region over the last month worth over $100M. The exit activity has been far and wide across the region, ranging from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and providing stunning returns for a large list of venture and angel investors in those companies.

Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California for Q3 of 2011 are up from last year, but down from last quarter, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. was invested in Q 3in Southern California companies, up from the same quarter last year, when only $443.8M 2011 california southern capital venture

Facebook IPO Hits Markets Today: Will It Spur SoCal IPO Activity?

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As Mountain View-based social networking site Facebook hits the market today, in what is the largest tech initial public offering in history, one question is if it will spur what has, so far, been a lackluster IPO market for Southern California technology firms. initial offering range--it has actually been a less active year for Southern California than 2010, when a slew of Southern California tech firms hit the market.

Southern California Venture Investments See Big Drop In Q1

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Venture capital investments saw a sharp drop in Q1 in Southern California, according to the latest venture numbers from the MoneyTree report. invested in 81 deals in the Southern California region in Q1 of 2013, down from Q4, when there was $674.2M

Google To Ramp Hiring In Southern California, Too

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Search engine giant Google says that its hiring surge this year will affect its Southern California offices, despite a lack of an increase in its listed positions on its jobs pages for its Santa Monica and Irvine locations. hiring jobs employment california southern google

Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

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SoCal startup Moving Analytics is tackling this global problem. We met at University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering’s Robotic Embedded Research Laboratory where Harsh is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. So should we be standing up right now?

Southern California Firms Get $587.0M In Venture Capital In Q2

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in venture capital investments in Q2 2013 across Southern California, spread across 80 deals. However, venture dollars invested were above Q1, when Southern California saw $569.1M 2013 q22013 moneytree quarterly investment capital venture california southern

Southern California Firms Gets $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report finds that companies here in Southern California raised $695.4M The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5

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

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We don''t spend a lot of time there, except that we''re active investors and bankers who are affected by what''s happening in the IPO market. That''s true of many Southern California ad-tech companies. That''s why the IPO markets coming back is so critical.

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.

Here's Who Is Funding Companies In Southern California Today

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Are you a startup looking to find funding in Southern California? Here are the venture firms who have been most active in SoCal (Santa Babrara - Los Angeles - Orange County - San Diego) in the last twelve months, based on the number of deals: 1. Looking for more insights into the venture deal flow here in Southern California? feature analysis kpcb kleiner upfront california southern capital venture