Caltech Taps Venture Capitalist As Trustee

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According to Caltech, Narendra K. caltech venture capital executive trustee education california technology school nexus india investmentPasadena-based California Insitute of Technology said this week that it has tapped a venture capitalist for its Board of Trustees.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, July 14, at The California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Its Time! Its Time! The Spotlight is shining down these amazing LA companies!

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Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, February 2, at Caltech. Bill founded Idealab to create and build successful businesses that capitalize on innovations in areas with significant growth opportunities, including the Internet. Where: Baxter Hall | CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Take the next left on Holliston Avenue, into Caltech campus. The time has finally arrived!

Alta Devices, With Links to Caltech, Gains $72M

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A new startup with links to Caltech has just raised $72M in funding. Alta Devices< is based on the research of Caltech's Harry Atwater, Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at Caltech, along with co-founder Eli Yablonovitch of UC Berkeley. alta devices photovoltaic solar energy clean cleantech venture capital caltech harry atwater professor research technology

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Funding

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Funding. Our program will open with Chang Xu delivering a presentation highlighting the current state of the venture capital industry as well as the unique qualities of LA Tech. The Snapchat Effect: How the company’s mega IPO may enhance the odds of your startup getting funded. Will LA overtake New York as the second most interesting tech ecosystem after Silicon Valley?

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Biotech

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Saturday, November 12, 2016 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Biotech. Gordon Binder, Venture Capital investor, former Chairman and CEO of Amgen, and Trustee Emeritus of both Caltech and MIT keynotes the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum program “Entrepreneurs in a Biotech Age”.

Impinj, With Offices In OC, Files For IPO

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The IPO is being underwritten by RBC Capital Markets, Pacific Crest Securities, Piper Jaffray,Needham & Company, and Cannacord Genuity. Impinj is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, AllianceBernstein, GF Private Equity, Intel Capital, Madrona Venture Capital, Mobius Venture Capital, and Polaris Partners, and had started in Newport Beach in 2000. Impinj was co-founded by Caltech professor Carver Mead, and had set up offices in Newport Beach in 2004.

Impinj Files For IPO

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Impinj , a developer of RFID chips which has satellite engineering office in Rancho Cordova and Newport Beach, and which was founded by a California Institute of Technology (Caltech) professor, has filed for an IPO. Impinj opened up its Orange County offices in January of 2004; the firm was co-founded in May 2000 by Caltech professor Carver Mead , currently Gordon and Betty Moore Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech.

Caltech Invests In Coursera

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According to Coursera, Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania have invested a combined $3.7M The investment came as Coursera announced this morning that it will carry courses from Caltech, Duke, EPFL (Lausanne), Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Illinois, Rice, UCSF, University of Edinburgh, University of Toronto, UVA and University of Washington online. coursera caltech venture capital education online classes

Elevance Pulls IPO

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Elevance just announced a $104M venture capital round in July, a Series E round which came from Lacustrine Limited via Genting Genomics Limited, and Total Energy Ventures International. Elevance was spun out of Materia in March of 2008, based on the research conducted by Materia, whose technology is derived from Nobel prize winning chemical technology originally developed at Caltech.

Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Winter. The Caltech Entrepreneurship Club is the hub for innovators in the Caltech community who want to learn how to make their idea a reality. The Caltech/MIT Enterprise forum is a joint venture ofCaltech’s Industrial Relations Center, Caltech’s Office of Technology Transfer, the Caltech Alumni Association and the MIT Alumni Association.

Contour Energy Systems Finds More Funding

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the developer of battery technology based on research from Caltech, said today that it has raised a Series C funding round. The firm said the new funding came from Singapore investment fund EDBI, CMEA Capital, Harris & Harris, Schlumberger, and U.S. The firm said the additional round will go towards research and development, production capacity expansion, and working capital.

Understanding What’s Going on in #LATech

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See we have JPL that designed the rockets that put men on the moon in the first place and Caltech, one of the two most prestigious engineering universities in the country. startup venture-capitalUpfront Ventures was created 20 years ago as one of the original VC funds in Los Angeles.

Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

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If you read this blog often you'll know that I'm a huge fan of First Round Capital. One example is that they introduced a program where their founders can pool together shares from their company and exchange them for a small portfolio of other First Round Capital companies.

UC, Caltech Key To Bill Gates' New $1 Billion Cleantech Investment Effort

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Both the University of California , and Caltech both appear to be key to the new clean technology investment fund, Breakthrough Energy , which is being led by former Microsoft founder Bill Gates. warming global change climate capital venture technology clean cleantech bezos jeff gates bill energy breakthrough

Contour Energy Expands Battery Line

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the venture-backed battery developer spun out of research from Caltech, said today that it has added two new lithium batteries to its line of coin cells. Contour Energy is venture backed by CMEA Capital, Harris and Harris, Schlumberger and US Venture Partners. contour energy battery cell clean cleantech caltech lithium coin

Ondax Raises $2M More

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According to the Pasadena Angels, one of the investors in the firm, the round also included the Tech Coast Angels and un-named venture capital firms. angels pasadena optics optical filter laser capital venture ondax caltech

Gevo, With Ties To Caltech and UCLA, Files For IPO

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Gevo--which is now based in Englewood, Colorado--was started in Pasadena, and has licensed technology from both the University of California, Los Angeles, and Caltech. coli) bacteria, as well as technology from Caltech from the lab of Dr. Frances Arnold. Gevo is venture backed backed by Khosla Ventures, Virgin Green Fund, Total Energy Ventures, Burrill Life Sciences Capital Fund, and the Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund.

ADP Setting Up Technology Center In Pasadena With 350 Employees

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The company says it specifically is looking to capitalize on the existing tech business community in Pasadena and the surrounding Los Angeles area, along with local schools like Caltech, The Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College. Human resources outsourcing provider ADP is launching a new location in Pasadena, looking to tap into the wealth of technical talent with a new Innovation Center on Lake Avenue.

Elevance Renewable Sciences Raises $50M More

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elevance renewable sciences venture capital materia catalyst plant process clean cleantech materials biofuels biotech caltechElevance Renewable Sciences , the spinout of Pasadena-based Materia , has scored $50M more in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Elevance Renewable Sciences is developing processes to take plant-based oils and turn them into specialty chemicals.

Indi Molecular Raises $11.5M

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The funding was led by M Ventures (Merck Ventures BV, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA), and also included Legend Capital, Sabey Corporation, and Asset Management Ventures. Dr. Andreas Jurgeit from Merck Ventures and Dr. Darren Cai from Legend Capital will join the company's board with the funding. Indi Molecular was founded by Leroy Hood (Institute of Systems Biology, Seattle), James Heath (Caltech) and Al Luderer, to commercialize the PCC technology developed by Heath at Caltech.

Gevo Sets Range For IPO

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Gevo , the biofuels startup spawned out of technology from the University of California, Los Angeles and Caltech, has set an offering range for its IPO. Gevo is venture backed by Khosla Ventures, Virgin Green Fund, Total Energy Ventures, Burrill Life Sciences Capital Fund, Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund, and LANXESS, among others. coli) bacteria, as well as technology from Caltech from the lab of Dr. Frances Arnold.

Contour Energy Names Advisory Board

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Azusa-based Contour Energy , the advanced battery company backed by CMEA Capital, Harris and Harris , Schlumberger and US Venture Partners, said today that it has formed a new Scientific Advisory Board. cleantech clean battery caltech board advisory scientific executive energy contour

Indi Molecular Raises $1.5M For Antibody Startup

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Caltech professor Jim Heath is a co-founder and board member of the startup, and the company has also licensed technology from the Scripps Research Institute. indi molecular venture capital diagnostics medical lifescience protein

Virtualitics Finds $4.4M For VR, AR Tools

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It's unclear if the round includes the $3M announced by the company in a seed funding in January or is all new capital. virtualitics augmented reality virtual artificial intelligence data visualization venture capital seed caltech nasaPasadena-based Virtualitics , a developer of analytics software aimed at the virtual reality and augmented reality application market, has raised $4.4M in a funding led by The Venture Reality Fund, the company said today.

Contour Energy Targeting $20M In Series C

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Contour said last week that it had raised a Series C funding round from Singapore Investment fund EDBI, CMEA Capital, Harris & Harris, Schlumberger, and U.S. Contour's technology is based on carbon-flourine battery technology from Caltech; the firm's CEO is Joe Fisher. contour energy systems venture capital cleantech clean battery

SlipChip Gets $26.5M For Microfluidics Technology

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Pasadena-based SlipChip , a Caltech spinoff developing microfluidics technology, has raised $26.5M Details on the Series B funding have not yet been announced by the company, whic his a spinout of technology developed by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). SlipChip''s technology was developed by researchers in the laboratory of Rustem Ismagilov, Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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LA Cleantech Incubator , officially launched last week, and was created by Los Angeles Cleantech Alliance, a group supported by Mayor's Office, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Community Redevelopment Agency for Los Angeles, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, UCLA, USC, CalTech, and Arts Center College of Design. venture accelerator incubator capital techstars incubate startup mentorship entrepreneurshipWhat's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia?

Arivale Brings Gene Sequencing Driven Wellness To Los Angeles

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According to the company's CEO, Clayton Lewis--who has been a General Partner at Venture Capital investor Maveron--the company has just started expanding into Los Angeles and the rest of California, as it looks to grow its business. Hood has co-founded more than 15 companies, including Amgen, Applied Biosystems, Rosetta, Darwin, Integrated Diagnostics, and Indi Molecular, and is known for his invention of the automated DNA sequencer much of it developed when he was a professor at Caltech.

Impinj, With Offices In OC, Sets IPO Pricing Range

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Impinj is selling 4,600,000 shares of its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as "PI", is venture backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Polaris Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Mobius Venture Capital, Intel, GF Private Equity, and AllianceBernstein. The company's IPO is being underwritten by RBC Capital Markets, Pacific Crest Securities, Piper Jaffray, Needham & Company, and Canaccord Genuity.

Materia Spinoff Elevance Gets $100M

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Elevance is a spinout of Pasadena-based Materia , the material research firm based on research out of Caltech. The new funding for Elevance came from Naxos Capital Partners, Total Energy Ventures, TPG Biotech and TPG Growth. materia elevance venture capital materials cleantech chemicals chemistry

Elevance Renewable Sciences Finds $104M

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An Illinois firm whose technology is based on, and licensed from Pasadena-based Materia and Caltech , has raised a whopping, $104M funding round. Elevance is using olefin metathesis technology, licensed from Materia, and originally developed by Noble Prize winning Caltech professor Robert H. Both Caltech and Materia own some equity in Elevance from those licensing transactions.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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He was a life-long entrepreneur and the first business he created out of college (actually, he founded it while he was at Caltech) was a company that manufactured high quality audio speakers. He sold so many that after Caltech he decided to open a retail store.