Announcing The socalTECH 50, 2015 Edition

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It's a thankless, unforgiving, made more difficult in that there are no repeats on this list from our prior two years (many were nominated), and our specific exclusion of serial entrepreneurs (who make up a big chunk of Southern California's startup activity), and our exclusion of the influencers from the venture capital, angel investing, and finance side of the industry, in addition to service providers. Mike Bonin , Council Member, City of Los Angeles.

Key Information Systems Buys ISWest

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Woodland Hills-based Key Information Systems said Friday morning that it has acquired IT colocation and hosting company ISWest. Key Information Systems is a major, IT systems integrator focused on business continuity, virtualization, security, storage, and other related areas. ISWest is a provider of colocation, cloud services, and connectivity which has a major presence in Los Angeles, Ventura County, and beyond. Key Information System is led by Lief Morin.

socalTECH Jobs: Monday Morning Job Highlights for November 4th, 2013

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The company is a leading provider of software and solutions in the enterprise information management, archiving and compliance sectors. startup beach silicon angeles employment jobs tech high socaltech

socalTECH Jobs: Hot Technology Jobs at DreamHost, Telesign, Condusiv, and more!

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Check out socalTECH''s online Job Board , where we let our members post their jobs for free. This role has a heavy emphasis on retrieving information and reports from various data bases, using SQL, Access, and Crystal Reports.

socalTECH Jobs: Monday Morning Job Highlights

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Check out socalTECH''s online Job Board , where we let our members post their jobs for free. This role has a heavy emphasis on retrieving information and reports from various data bases, using SQL, Access, and Crystal Reports. The company and this position is Los Angeles based.

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Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors

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Los Angeles-based executive search for emerging growth companies. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Key Information Systems (www.keyinfo.com) Providing IBM Storage Solutions. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on. Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Los Angeles-based executive search for emerging growth companies. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Key Information Systems ([link]. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on. Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com). Helping entrepreneurs succeed.

Tech Scenes Sarah Zurell of Pavemint - The Creative Tech Talent of Los Angeles

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In this solo episode we meet up with Sarah Zurell and talk about Pavemint, the creative talent of Los Angeles, Hollywood to tech, collaboration, diversity, and running full featured product development. Media Sponsor: SOCALTECH - High Tech News and Information for Southern California.

Tech Scenes: Royce Disini of Mobcrush

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In this solo episode we meet up with Royce Disini and talk about Mobcrush , mobile gaming, live streaming, and content creator entertainment in Los Angeles. Media Sponsor: SOCALTECH - High Tech News and Information for Southern California.

Tech Scenes: John Tomich, Onestop Internet

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In this solo episode we meet up with John Tomich and talk about Onestop Internet , the growing changes in ecommerce, explosive growth, and the long history of tech startups in Los Angeles. Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive.

Tech Scenes Episode 1: A Look At SoCal's Startup Ecosystem

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In this episode we explore Los Angeles from Santa Monica, West Hollywood, to Compton and meet up with Royce Disini of Mobcrush, Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures, Leura Fine of Laurel and Wolf, John Tomich of One Stop Internet, and Expree Devora of WeAreLATech.

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Tech Scenes: Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures

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In this solo episode we meet up with Greg Bettinelli and talk about Upfront Ventures, investing in Los Angeles, high performance cultures, building legacy, helping/funding/nurturing entrepreneurs and the future of the Los Angeles tech scene.

Tech Scenes: Harrison Tang of Spokeo, The Great Opportunity in Pasadena

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In this solo episode we meet up with Harrison Tang and talk about Spokeo, the work life experience in Los Angeles, the history of tech and the unique opportunity in Pasadena, finding your why, diversity and Innovate Pasadena.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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SIGNIFICANCE PASSING-MENTION. --> Tech Titans Hit the Beach As Silicon Valley moguls go on a home-buying spree in Los Angeles, theyre reshaping the real-estate landscape. Tech entrepreneurs and executives from Silicon Valley are moving south and buying up luxury homes in the Los Angeles area.

Tech Scenes: Espree Devora of WeAreLATech

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In this solo episode we meet up with Espree Devora and talk about WeAreLATech , the LA tech community, collaboration, LA tech growth, and the passion behind being a tech connector in Los Angeles.

Tech Scenes: Leura Fine of Laurel & Wolf

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In this solo episode we meet up with Leura Fine and talk about Laurel & Wolf, recruiting, interior design, industry diversity, and the advantages of being in tech in Los Angeles. www.collective-genius.com) Media Sponsor: SOCALTECH - High Tech News and Information for Southern California.

Tech Scenes: Episode 2: Spokeo, Pavemint, The Black Tux, Vator, and More!

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In episode two we explore Los Angeles from Pasadena, Hollywood, Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach and meet up with Harrison Tang of Spokeo, Sarah Zurell of Pavemint, Andrew Blackmon of the The Black Tux, Bambi Francisco of Vator, Nick Green of Thrive Market, and Brew Johnson of PeerStreet.

Tech Scenes: Nick Green of Thrive Market

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In this solo episode we meet up with Nick Co-Founder and Co-CEO and talk about Thrive Market, affordable healthy living, learning how to mange 'insane' growth, giving back, providing engineers a good reason to migrate south to Los Angeles, and as an entrepreneur solving a problem you care about.

Tech Scenes: Andrew Blackmon of The Black Tux

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In this solo episode we meet up with Andrew Blackmon Co-Founder and Co-CEO and talk about The Black Tux, why entrepreneurship, building a company from a personal experience, Los Angeles over New York, and the challenge of logistics and technology.

Tech Scenes: Brew Johnson of Peerstreet

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Media Sponsor: SOCALTECH - High Tech News and Information for Southern California. Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive.

Q1 Southern California Venture Deals Rise To Around $1.4B

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A quick analysis of venture capital deals in Q1, tracked by socalTECH, finds that there was around $1.4 The information--gleaned from funding announcements, regulatory filings, and other sources--are also up significantly from Q1 of last year, when only $729.89M was invested in the region. Numbers from those firms usually differs--sometimes drastically--due to sources of information, timing of funding events, and classification of data.

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Friday Tech Video Roundup for November 16th, 2012

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Some of the highlights from this week from socalTECH's video section , where we're currently featuring community videos from and about local startups: Peter Pham of Science Inc. Peter Pham, of Los Angeles technology studio/incubator Science Inc.,

Factual Pulls In $25M

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The funding was co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and Index Ventures, and also included Michael Ovitz and Ron Conway's SV Angel fund. The firm currently hosts information such as data on businesses and other information. Factual previously had raised $2M in angel funding.

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. 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.

This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

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We spoke about the changes to an “accredited investor&# proposed by Chris Dodd – This would be bad for angel investing. Swipely can even append transaction data with relevant information such as menus or store catalogs.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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Please let them know how much you appreciate their support of socalTECH! Key Information Systems (www.keyinfo.com) Providing IBM Storage Solutions. Los Angeles-based executive search for emerging growth companies. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. It's time again for us to thanks all of our sponsors, who make our coverage of Southern California's technology industry possible.

Venture Totals Drop In Southern California For Quarter

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A study of the venture capital deal flow in Southern California conducted by socalTECH shows that venture capital deals dropped for Q3, to around $720M in deals, in a market dominated by clean technology firms. The numbers, which were drawn from venture deals tracked and reported in socalTECH's proprietary venture capital database, found that there was $719.7M

DataPop Gets $1.7M

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Los Angeles-based DataPop , a new paid search ad management firm started by a pair of Overture/Yahoo Search Marketing veterans, has raised $1.7M The round was led by Rincon Ventures, and also included IA Ventures, Momentum Ventures, Accelerator Ventures, and angels. DataPop's product also creates landing pages, geo-targets offers, and uses pricing details, sales and promotions, product specs, and retail location information to tune those search marketing ads.

Ad.ly Raises $5M

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Los Angeles-based Ad.ly , the Twitter advertising firm headed by Sean Rad, is announcing today that it has raised $5M in a new round of financing. The stream is the emerging interface we are using to digest content and information online"," Rad said, explaining that Ad.ly

Q3 Venture Investments For SoCal Total Around $1.0 Billion

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According to an analysis of socalTECH's proprietary database of venture capital deals, venture investors invested slightly more than the $966M in Q3 of 2009, but less than the $1.6 Interestingly enough, that area of perpetual interest for the Los Angeles area--Content and Media--only garnered $10.68M in funding during the quarter. Numbers from those firms usually differs--sometimes drastically--due to sources of information, timing of funding events, and classification of data.

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Zag Raises Funding

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A spokesperson for Zag told socalTECH that a round had closed, but would not confirm the investors or details of the round, saying that earlier disclosures by TechCrunch were incorrect. The firm recently spun out True Car, an automotive pricing information site.

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Zag Raises $32.4M

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A spokesperson for Zag told socalTECH that a round had closed, but would not confirm the investors or details of the round. Zag is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Arcturus Capital, Capital One, Capricorn Management, GRP Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels, along with USAA.

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Spooky thought: Where would we be without our supporters?

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The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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I asked the panelists ( David Travers , Brian Norgard , Fouad ElNaggar , & Demian Sellfors ) about the specific challenges that we face down here in Los Angeles as opposed to Silicon Valley. That’s typically not the case in Los Angeles.