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Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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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

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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

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. raised in 15 companies.

Forbes Midas List Gives Cold Shoulder To SoCal VCs

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The latest annual ranking of venture capitalists by Forbes has given a cold shoulder to Southern California venture capitalists. The Forbes Midas List , which was published Wednesday, did not name a single, Southern California investor.

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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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Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

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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

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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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 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.

TrueCar Jumps In IPO As Socal Tech Exits Continue

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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.

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

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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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 VC Totals Drop To $810.5M In Q1

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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

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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

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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.

Honest Company Signs On To White House Effort On Equal Pay

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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

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 Companies Have Healthy Showing In Deloitte Fast 500

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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.

Report: Unilever Eyes The Honest Company

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

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

Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far

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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.

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

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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

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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. 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

CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

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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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Three Southern California Firms Get EETimes Focus

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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

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

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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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Report: Southern California Startups Focus More On M&A, Profit

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A new report, issued by Silicon Valley Bank over the last week, has found that Southern California startups are far more focused on being acquired than on IPOs, and also on making profits, compared with most startups. The SoCal Startup Outlook compared the responses of entrepeneurs from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, versus the views of a total of nearly 950 entrepreneurs across the U.S., southern california angeles startup outlook report

Job Fairs Back, As SoCal Technology Firms Ramp Hiring

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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

Metacloud, Eucalyptus, Inktank: SoCal Startups Now Powering The Cloud

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Based on a trio of recent, cloud technology acquisitions by major, Silicon Valley technology powerhouses, that would be Southern California. Three companies--all started in Southern California--have been picked up for their cloud technology over the last few months, including today''s acquisition of Pasadena-based Metacloud by Cisco Corp.; Where is the future of the cloud being developed?

Southern California's Top 10 Most Popular Tech Stories Of The Year

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What was Southern California's technology community most interested in 2012? in the company's efforts to start a commercial space tourism industry. 2011, showing a reduced number of exits--but more IPOs--in venture backed companies. companies.

Four Founders of Hot Startups With Links To Southern California

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There''s also a similar argument, that if Southern California could only attract more of the students who go to school in the region''s many top universities , we''d have more of our share of the next generation of technology startups. billion as the company heads towards its IPO.

Southern California Linked IPOs Grow

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The number of Southern California related initial public offerings is growing steadily upwards, as Gevo --originally started in Pasadena, and based on technology out of Caltech and UCLA--hit the market this morning. Gevo is just the latest in a surge of companies hitting the public markets which have Southern California links. Other recent IPOs with Southern California roots include Inphi Corp.

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 Los Angeles had $226.75M invested in companies.

Southern California's Billion Dollar Startup Trio: SpaceX, Snapchat, Beats

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A recent analysis by the Wall Street Journal uncovers a surprising number of Southern California startups in the billion dollar valuation -- led by Hawthorne-based SpaceX , with a $4.8 The chart of valuations shows that there are three companies which made the cut for being venture backed, having raised money in the last three years, and are still privately held. Along with SpaceX, Southern California includes Snapchat ($2.0

Enterprise Software Is Back: SoCal Sees Surge In Software Deals

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Think Southern California''s tech industry is all about fashion, Hollywood, and content? If you look at the last few weeks of deals here, you might be surprised: it''s almost been entirely enterprise software.

SPONSOR POST: Southern California Technology Firms Are Hiring

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Not in Southern California's technology market! Southern California technology companies are hiring aggressively, and the high tech job outlook is better than it has ever been, with hundreds of open positions and many companies eagerly seeking high tech talent. socalTECH's Job Board helps companies, and potential empoyees, connect. Looking for other companies hiring in Southern California? Slow job market?

SoCal Investors Score With Klout Acquisition

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A number of Southern California angel investors, and one of its venture firms, have scored an exit over at social media influence measurement startup Klout , as the San Francsco company said Thursday that it is being acquired by Lithium Technologies.