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

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billion in investments in Q1 of 2015, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association. Other large funding deals in the quarter included $186M invested in Lynda , $76.28M invested in San Diego''s aTyr Pharma , and $50.0M

Three Factors Which Intoxicate Venture Capitalists - Why Your Startup Will (Probably) Not Raise Venture Capital Funding

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Partners at large venture firms generally believe that Orange County is the ideal geography for medical devices, San Diego for telecom and life sciences (along with Boston) and Silicon Valley for everything else.

Disrupt Indy: Can Data Forge the Path to Inclusive Tech Ecosystems?

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Although that may be changing as more big tech corporations are pressured to release their diversity statistics and change hiring policies, one only needs to look at the statistics to confirm that women, members of the LGBTQ community, and people of color are still not connecting to tech jobs and investment at anywhere close to the same rates as their white male peers.

Black Fellowship Students Headed From HBCUs to VC Boardrooms

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In mid-October, eleven college students will be flying to California for an opportunity that would be the envy of any Ivy League MBA candidate—they’ll meet the venture capital firm partners who will personally mentor them throughout the school year.

Biogen Buys Ionis Spine Disease Drug For $75M, Eyes FDA Filing

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In infants with type 1 SMA—the most common and severe form, affecting about 60 percent of patients with the disease—led to a statistically significant improvement in helping patients achieve certain motor milestones, compared to a placebo.

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IntraStage Raises Angel Funding

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San Diego-based IntraStage , a developer of quality management software for companies who design and manufacture electronic products, including statistical process control (SPC) and other testing and data analytics tools, has raised a round of angel funding. Tags: intrastage venture capital quality management testing electronics manufacturing angel

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Interview with Steve Poizner, Alliance for Southern California Innovation

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My last company got acquired by Qualcomm, and Qualcomm wanted me to move to San Diego to run their emerging business portfolio. I then became and EIR at UC San Diego, and joined EvoNexus, the not-for-profit incubator run by the Irvine Company. But, there is broad agreement that it would be a wonderful thing to get more entrepreneurs and venture capital into the region. As you know, Silicon Valley has a locker grip on the venture capital community.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

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We’re a national venture capital investment firm but with our roots firmly in Los Angeles. In fact, 50% of our investments are in Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Chip Kelly believes in the statistics of players: ages, sizes, speeds – and everybody is clear what the “Chip Kelly system” was. We all want larger amounts of capital to hire more senior people and to build bigger teams.

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How ScoreStream Is Crowdsourcing Its Way Into High School Sports Media

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In the age of the smartphone and social sharing, San Diego-based ScoreStream (www.scorestream.com) thinks it has figured out how to tap into that new world, and connect all that social activity with the media. It's actually nice that there is a shortage of capital for sports startups.

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How SportStream Is Crowdsourcing Its Way Into High School Sports Media

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In the age of the smartphone and social sharing, San Diego-based SportStream (www.sportstream.com) thinks it has figured out how to tap into that new world, and connect all that social activity with the media. It's actually nice that there is a shortage of capital for sports startups.

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Decoding Signal From Noise For Wall Street, With Bitvore

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Our system will go off and watch those things for you, trend them over time, do statistical analysis on them, or you can use it as a very advanced news gathering system, which is what we''re doing with it today for Wall Street.

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

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Last summer, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss—twins best known for suing Mark Zuckerberg over the origins of Facebook, and who recently formed a venture-capital firm—bought an 8,000-square-foot bachelor pad in the Hollywood Hills for $18 million. Downtown San Diego Condos.