Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups
AUGUST 6, 2012
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Report: Unilever Eyes The Honest Company
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
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. READ MORE>>.
Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
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. OpenX.
Three SoCal Startups That Beat Snapchat To $100M In Revenues
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
OpenX and Steelhouse are in the online advertising industry, and Thrive Market is an e-commerce company focused on organic food. Snapchat had reportedly been on track to hit a $100M run rate--a longtime milestone--in 2015, however, has not announced yet if it hit that goal. READ MORE>>.
Forbes Midas List Gives Cold Shoulder To SoCal VCs
MARCH 26, 2014
Despite the cold shoulder to local investors, a number of investors on the list did have companies here to thank for their position.
Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
Now, a new breed of companies is finally making it out, which has had a huge impact on valuations. Exits usually come for great companies.
SoCal Investors Score With Klout Acquisition
MARCH 27, 2014
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. The deal is reportedly worth $200M. READ MORE>>.
WSJ Top Startups List: SoCal Matches Silicon Valley On IPOs
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
The number of IPOs of companies on the Journal's list from 2011 from Southern California matched the number of IPOs of Silicon Valley companies.
TrueCar Jumps In IPO As Socal Tech Exits Continue
MAY 16, 2014
The company--the second technology company to have an IPO this year from Southern California--was trading around $10.47 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. per share late last night. READ MORE>>.
Four SoCal Startups That Thrived Despite--or Because Of--Economic Downturns
MARCH 17, 2016
There has been a lot of worry recently in the high tech industry and from venture investors about "headwinds" in the technology market, particularly with valuations of "unicorn" companies dropping, investors shying away from investing in rounds, and even employees looking for safer jobs. The company was eventually acquired by LinkedIn for $1.5
SoCal's Online Video Companies Weigh In On Gangnam Style Earnings
DECEMBER 5, 2012
Based on recent figures from a number of Southern California's online video companies, anything from $870,000 to $1.7M. READ MORE>>.
Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
A examination of Google's posted jobs in Santa Monica and Irvine on Friday show that there are only about 32 positions listed for those locations.
Urban Airship Taps SoCal Tech Vets For Key Roles
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Urban Airship , a startup which develops mobile analytics and engagement software, said today that it has named two executives--both of whom have had prominent roles at Santa Barbara area technology companies. The company--based in Portland--said it named Scott Allen as its CFO, and Eric Holmen as its SVP of Worldwide Sales.
Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene
AUGUST 28, 2012
Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama.
SoCal Firms Still Lined Up For IPOs
APRIL 20, 2011
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. According to the report, there are 44 U.S.,
Zynga IPO Rewards SoCal Investors
DECEMBER 16, 2011
Despite a cool reception for the IPO of social games maker Zynga Friday, the IPO of the company still rewards a couple of Southern California investors. Zynga looks to be among the most visible exits from that firm's portfolio yet. Zynga priced at $10.00 per share Thursday evening, at the high end of an estimated range of $8.50 to $11.00
SBA Recognizes SoCal Firms
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
The SBA also gave a "Hall of Fame" award to eight companies, including San Diego's Qualcomm and carlsbad-based ViaSat , as previous SBA grant recipients. The U.S. The SBIR is a funding program which provides research and development dollars to small businesses and startups. Firms recognized by the SBA with the Tibbets Award included.
A History of SCaLE12X, 12 years of the SoCal Linux Expo
Tech Zulu Event
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
There are bigger conferences, but they’re run by large companies. I remember being worried no one would show up. all night.
Three SoCal Firms Top National Entrepreneur of the Year List
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
Three, Southern California companies have topped the annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards in three different categories. READ MORE>>. ernst young entrepreneur year award masimo mobilitie blizzard
socalTECH 50: Nominate 2015's Up-And-Comers In SoCal's Tech Industry!
OCTOBER 6, 2015
If you'd like to nominate an individual (not company) for this award, we've just started collecting your nominations online. Who do you think are the top 50 up-and-coming individuals in Southern California's technology industry this year? Nominations will close on Friday, October 10th. Interested in sponsoring the awards?
SoCal Venture Capitalists Shut Out Of Midas List
MAY 3, 2012
Forbes Magazine has just published its annual Midas List , its annual ranking of the top 100 venture capitalists, and -- despite a record number of IPOs and exits last year from southern California technology companies -- Southern California's venture capital community was shut out of the list entirely. READ MORE>>.
SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2
JULY 19, 2011
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. raised for the quarter. Los Angeles had $222.5M
SoCal Sees Summertime Surge In Exits
AUGUST 10, 2016
In what looks to be an unprecedented surge in high profile, high value exits for high tech companies in Southern California, there have now been six big exits in the region over the last month worth over $100M. Those exits--worth more than a collected $3.8 READ MORE>>.
SocialAnnex Backed By Who's Who Of SoCal Angels
APRIL 24, 2012
As part of the funding, the firm said that Pourzanjani has joined the company's advisory board. Los Angeles-based SocialAnnex , a startup helping online retailers to use social media to spur sales, has scored a round of funding from a who's who of Southern California technology angels, the firm said Tuesday. Social Annex was founded in 2010.
Job Fairs Back, As SoCal Technology Firms Ramp Hiring
JULY 6, 2011
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.
SoCal Investors Await Clovis Oncology IPO
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
percent of the company. Other investors in the company include New Enterprise Associates, Aberdare Ventures, Abingworth Bioventures, and Pfizer. Two Southern California venture firms are among the investors who are awaiting an expected IPO of Clovis Oncology , a developer of cancer drugs, this week. READ MORE>>.
How Chinese Startup Tradesparq Is Looking To Grow In SoCal
OCTOBER 10, 2013
How long has company been around? We started our company in China, however, for two reasons. What is Tradesparq? Those are the headaches.
Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
The report--compiled by Ocean Road Partners--included both venture-backed and self-financed information technology companies. During 2011, the analysis identified 73 exits by companies, with an average value of approximately $106M. A new report released today tallies up $7.7 billion in liquidity was generated in the sector.
AnyMeeting Offers Free Accounts to SoCal Startups
APRIL 11, 2012
Local startup AnyMeeting is looking to help fellow Southern California startups out, saying this morning that it will provide free, one-year accounts to its premium, ad-free service to any employee of companies within select Los Angeles area incubators and accelerators. READ MORE>>.
Survey: SoCal Startups Optimistic Even As Venture Capital Tightens
MARCH 23, 2016
Among highlights: 82% of startups in Southern California found the funding environment "somewhat or extremely challenging", 93 percent of startup executives said it was "challenging" to find people with the right skills to grow their business, and 50% of the companies here are hiring in the areas of engineering and technical skills.
SoCal Bio Annual Conference
SoCal Tech Calendar
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016 -- SoCal Bio Annual Conference. The 30-plus companies include many of Southern Californias most innovative biotech, medtech and digital health ventures. They focus on market segments ranging from regenerative medicine and bio-pharmaceuticals to molecular imaging, biosensors and personalized medicine.
Unusual Perk For SoCal Technology Firm: Unlimited, Paid Vacation
OCTOBER 29, 2012
In what might be one of the more unusual perks for a Southern California high tech company, LRN , a developer of enterprise compliance and ethics software, has an unlimited, paid vacation policy. The firm's policy recently came to light in a WSJ article. READ MORE>>. legal compliance software enterprise vacation benefits employee recruiting
Newest Billion Dollar SoCal Startup: Auction.com
MARCH 5, 2014
Add another, Southern California company to the exclusive list of billion-dollar plus startups here. Auction.com said this morning that it has raised $50M in a funding from Google Capital, at a $1.2 Auction.com joins SpaceX, Snapchat, and Beats Electronics in the short list of $1 billion plus valuation, venture backed startups here.
What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition
JANUARY 7, 2013
It's a new year and it's time to get back to work. LaunchpadLA Opens Up Spring Applications. Broadcom Powering New Mac Wireless. Comment below!
Tradesparq Sets Up Shop In SoCal
OCTOBER 4, 2013
Chinese global trading site Tradesparq , a Shanghai-based company helping to enable trade with Chinese manufacturers, is setting up shop in Southern California, according to co-founder Michael Kleist. The company''s site features a huge range of products from Chinese manufacturers, and enables inquiries to those suppliers to others.
Maverick Angels Names New SoCal President
AUGUST 16, 2011
Henry replaces Bill Barber, who continues as a member. Barber had served as Southern California Chapter President from February 2010 through July 2011.
End of the Year Thoughts From SoCal High Tech Influencers
DECEMBER 17, 2010
In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? What are the technologies, companies, or things you think the community ought to pay the most attention to in 2011? The questions we asked are the following: 1. What was the biggest news for you/your firm this year?
Takl Expands On-Demand App Into SoCal
MARCH 6, 2017
The Nashville-based company said it now serves more than 150 cities in Southern California, ranking from Orange County, to Los Angeles, and into Ventura County. Takl is led by serial entrepeneur Willis Johnson, who also founded online auto auction site Copart; the company launched in Nashville in July of 2016. READ MORE>>.
Power Companies Charge Into Storage Ventures
L.A. Business Journal
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
Tesla’s battery plant for SoCal Edison is part of a wider industry push to put more into storage
SoCal's Big New Crop Of Venture Investors And Funds
MARCH 16, 2017
Managing Director: Ryan Blair Investment interests: Companies which leverage direct-to-consumer model. Watertower Ventures. Fika Ventures.