Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies


Southern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and. The company handles all the infrastructure required for text messaging, voice. The company's software is being included in the Linux.

Southern California Companies Raise $2.49 Billion In VC In Q2


Southern California companies raised $2.49 The big numbers were directly impacted by several large fundings in Southern California--most notably, a giant, $1.27 Southern California represented almost half of the top fundraising rounds for Q2 nationally. The big investment dollars for Southern California in Q2 is more than the region brought in during the dot com boom, and exceed the prior recent record of $1.9

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


Southern California has seen another, big venture capital investment quarter, with companies raising $1.46 billion invested across Southern California for all of 2015. raised in 15 companies.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California. For anyone from California, you know there are vast differences between the northern and southern parts of the state – so vast in fact that, to us, they could just as easily stand alone as two separate states.

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Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem. So, without further ado, here''s the list of this year''s 2013 Socaltech 50 : Basil Abifaker , Transaction Wireless (San Diego, digital gift cards).

LA, and Southern California's Surge In Venture Capital Funds


We've summarized the funds that have announced new funds in the last nine months or so, or that are in the midst of raising funds--a total of more than $1086 million in total funds. Managing Director: Ryan Blair Investment interests: Companies which leverage direct-to-consumer model.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California


What's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia? K5Launch , which was announced yesterday, is headed up by Amir Banafatemi, Ray Chan, David Cheng, and Kai Tao, four Southern California angel investors. The group's members include many member of the Tech Coast Angels, and has a goal of making Southern California, and particularly Orange County, a more vibrant environment for tech startups. It looks to be startup accelerators.

Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012


was invested across Southern California in Q4 of 2012. raised by companies in Q4 of 2011, and less than the $701.18M raised by companies in the region in Q3 of 2012. The funding brings Southern California's total 2012 investments to $3.2

Southern California Firms Raise $762.88M in Q1


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 Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding


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

TrueCar Jumps In IPO As Socal Tech Exits Continue


The company--the second technology company to have an IPO this year from Southern California--was trading around $10.47 truecar southern california technology exit merger acquisition true Santa Monica-based TrueCar , the online new car pricing and buying site, jumped in its IPO Friday morning, trading up 16 percent in early trading this morning.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA


Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. Although it's impossible to include all the companies suggested to us (there were dozens and dozens), here's some of the ones that stood out: 1.

Southern California Sees Boom In Venture Investments In Q4


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.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Companies In Southern California


Who are the companies in Southern California that are part of this growing industry? Most of the company's drones are of the smaller, tactical variety. The company is also known for its development of the "Hummingbird", the world's smallest drone.

Southern California VC Totals Drop To $810.5M In Q1


Southern California startups raised $810.5M Southern California venture totals were down significantly from the $1.38 Among the bigger deals were an investment in smart doorbell company Ring, with a $61.2M

Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups


Entrepreneur's list included the Southern California startups across a number of areas -- tech, apps, travel, geek chic, invention, retail, social media, and music/art. brilliant companies nimble parkme quarterly beachmint dollarshaveclub chromatik startup

Sixty-four Southern California Firms On Technology Fast 500


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

Southern California Venture Investments Top $1.3 Billion In Q4


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 Companies Have Healthy Showing In Deloitte Fast 500


Southern California had a healthy showing in the latest ranking of the fastest growing companies from Deloitte''s Technology Fast 500 , which was announced last night. Of those 500, there were at least 60 Southern California companies in the rankings.

SoCal Firms Still Lined Up For IPOs


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. Southern California has been very active in the IPO arena, with successful IPOs recently of Cornerstone OnDemand , Demand Media , and Inphi Corp.

Southern California Startups Raise $761.12M in Q2 2014


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. billion invested in companies across the nation, which PwC and the NVCA said was the highest level since Q4 of 2000.

Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far


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Honest Company Signs On To White House Effort On Equal Pay


Los Angeles-based Honest Company is one of 44 companies who are backing an effort this week by the current White House, to bolster equal pay efforts in the United States. The Honest Company joined such companies as Adobe, AT&T, Autodesk, eBay, Edison International, Estee Lauder, InterContinental Hotels Group, New Belgium Brewing, and many others in signing the pledge. obama equity gender effort equal house white company honest

Report: Unilever Eyes The Honest Company


Is another, Los Angeles consumer startup-- The Honest Company --about to be acquired by Unilever ? An unconfirmed report Thursday afternoon, from TechCrunch, says that Unilever is in early talks to acquire the company, founded by Jessica Alba and SoCal serial entrepreneur Brian Lee. The Honest Company has been hinting that it has been working on a possible IPO filing over the last year or so.

Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013


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.

A History of SCaLE12X, 12 years of the SoCal Linux Expo

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This weekend marks the 12th consecutive Southern California Linux Expo, SCaLE12x. This year, the 12th anniversary of the Southern California Linux Expo will take place at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel as a three-day event, now with 85 speakers and over 100 exhibitors.

Three SoCal Startups That Beat Snapchat To $100M In Revenues


Venice-based Snapchat might be the darling of the technology startup scene, but there are at least three, privately held startups--and maybe, more--in Southern California who recently passed $100M in revenues, according to a look through recent announcements. OpenX and Steelhouse are in the online advertising industry, and Thrive Market is an e-commerce company focused on organic food.

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2


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. billion going into 275 companies in the quarter. Southern California's biggest investment sectors in the quarter were. venture capital southern california moneytree thomson angeles diego orange funding pricewaterhousecoopers economy

Three Southern California Firms Get EETimes Focus


Semiconductor and electronics industry publication EETimes has identified three of Southern California's semiconductor startups among its annual list of sixty startups to watch in the industry. eetimes southern california startup electronics semiconductor transphorm rfaxis epcc

CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies


Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year. I'm a little surprised that CTO Founders with growth capital funding only have 15% of their companies.

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The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I


In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. Representative companies: Look.io, Getbonkers, Invested.in, Tidepool, Stacksocial.

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Job Fairs Back, As SoCal Technology Firms Ramp Hiring


In a sign that demand for employees from Southern California technology firms is on the rise, two, separate announcements Wednesday from local companies indicates that hiring demand at local companies is up, and companies are again scrambling to fill positions. fair southern california angeles employment technology engineer technical software talent valueclick factual

Interview with Steve Poizner, Alliance for Southern California Innovation


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.