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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.

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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. honestco honest company jessica alba unilever merger acquisition rumor exit

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

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OpenX and Steelhouse are in the online advertising industry, and Thrive Market is an e-commerce company focused on organic food. 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.

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer

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Now, a new breed of companies is finally making it out, which has had a huge impact on valuations. There''s a huge backlog of companies trying to make it out. There''s many $100M plus revenue companies, and no one wants to buy them or has the wherewithal to buy them.

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

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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.; The three startups are among the many, technology-centric startups in Southern California who, for the most part, have been far less visible than sexier consumer Internet and media companies here. Where is the future of the cloud being developed?

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.

WSJ Top Startups List: SoCal Matches Silicon Valley On IPOs

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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. One of the most interesting things about the Wall Street Journal's list of top startups in the U.S.?

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 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, up around 16 percent over its pricing at $9.00 per share late last night. The IPO is the latest in a long string of exits around Silicon Beach in recent weeks, including the $3.2

SoCal's Online Video Companies Weigh In On Gangnam Style Earnings

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Based on recent figures from a number of Southern California's online video companies, anything from $870,000 to $1.7M. How much is Korean pop star Psy making with his viral " Gangnam Style " video on YouTube?

Four SoCal Startups That Thrived Despite--or Because Of--Economic Downturns

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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. Just two years later, in 2010, the company had a successful IPO. The company was eventually acquired by LinkedIn for $1.5

Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far

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Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

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Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene. TMZ reports: “The Winklevii have their eye on SoCal as the new Silicon Valley (which is home to Facebook and Apple) thanks to L.A.’s Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion.

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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. According to the report, there are 44 U.S., Those firms include Boingo Wireless , Active Network , NewEgg , GameFly and Peregrine Semiconductor.

Zynga IPO Rewards SoCal Investors

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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. Among the biggest winners of the IPO of Zynga is San Diego-based Avalon Ventures , which owned 32,169,401 shares of Zynga before the IPO, a stake which was worth $321M based on Zynga's opening price this morning. Zynga looks to be among the most visible exits from that firm's portfolio yet.

Urban Airship Taps SoCal Tech Vets For Key Roles

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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. The two executive appointments follow the appointment of former Citrix Online President Brett Caine as CEO of the company in October of 2014.

SBA Recognizes SoCal Firms

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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. Small Business Administration honored a number of local small businesses and individuals at the White House today, who are participants in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR is a funding program which provides research and development dollars to small businesses and startups.

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

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There are bigger conferences, but they’re run by large companies. The post A History of SCaLE12X, 12 years of the SoCal Linux Expo appeared first on TechZulu. This weekend marks the 12th consecutive Southern California Linux Expo, SCaLE12x.

Three SoCal Firms Top National Entrepreneur of the Year List

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Three, Southern California companies have topped the annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards in three different categories.

SoCal Venture Capitalists Shut Out Of Midas List

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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.

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. The most active investors in Southern California companies were Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Versant Ventures , with four deals each.

socalTECH 50: Nominate 2015's Up-And-Comers In SoCal's Tech Industry!

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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? For the third year in a row, we are looking to identify the individuals here in the technology industry, across all sectors, who are most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit or to influence the industry in a significant way.

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.

SocialAnnex Backed By Who's Who Of SoCal Angels

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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. According to SocialAnnex, Kamran Pourzanjani of PriceGrabber.com, Brian S.

SoCal Investors Await Clovis Oncology IPO

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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. Clovis Oncology, based in Colorado, is expected to price its IPO this week, according to the NASDAQ's expected IPO calendar.

SoCal's Big New Crop Of Venture Investors And Funds

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It's turning out to be a great time for entrepreneurs looking for funding in the region, with not only high profile exits of such companies as Snap Inc., Managing Director: Ryan Blair Investment interests: Companies which leverage direct-to-consumer model.

How Chinese Startup Tradesparq Is Looking To Grow In SoCal

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In what is a fairly unusual move, last week, Tradesparq (www.tradesparq.com), a Chinese startup in the area of B2B trade information, said it was planning on setting up its operations here in Southern California, as part of an expansion and scaling of the company.

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Tech Scenes Episode 1: A Look At SoCal's Startup Ecosystem

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Empowered by: Collective Genius - Executive Search for Emerging Companies. ecosystem startup socal scenes techWelcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech leaders and the cities they live in thrive.

SoCal Sees Summertime Surge In Exits

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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. The exit activity has been far and wide across the region, ranging from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and providing stunning returns for a large list of venture and angel investors in those companies.

Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011

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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. The report also tallied six companies having IPOs, the most since 2005; those firms included RealD, Cornerstone OnDemand, Demand Media, ReachLocal and Inphi Corp. A new report released today tallies up $7.7

AnyMeeting Offers Free Accounts to SoCal Startups

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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.

Unusual Perk For SoCal Technology Firm: Unlimited, Paid Vacation

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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--which looks to be recruiting Java Developers, project managers, and UX/UI designers in its LA location--apparently lets employees take off as much time as they feel like they need, as one of the perks for working for the company.

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What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition

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It's a new year and it's time to get back to work.