Announcing The socalTECH 50, 2015 Edition

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It's a thankless, unforgiving, made more difficult in that there are no repeats on this list from our prior two years (many were nominated), and our specific exclusion of serial entrepreneurs (who make up a big chunk of Southern California's startup activity), and our exclusion of the influencers from the venture capital, angel investing, and finance side of the industry, in addition to service providers. Congratulations to our third class of the socalTECH 50!

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

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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).

Sharpening Our Focus: The Socaltech 100 Is Now The Socaltech 50

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Thanks to all of our readers who submitted their nominations for the socalTECH 100, our first annual list of the up-and-comers in Southern California''s technology ecosystem. The good news: We received over 700 nominations for the awards , where we''ll be identifying the top new entrepreneurs, innovators, and others in the technology industry. So, we''re changing this up to be the Socaltech 50 --the same idea, but a more selective list.

Southern Californian, US Entrepreneurs Visit 10 Downing Street

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Dressed in suits with questions and passports in hand, a delegation of over 15 US entrepreneurs and investors--including a number from Southern California--entered the seat of the British government at 10 Downing Street Thursday.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map. Tech startup accelerators dot the landscape, feeding investments into the waiting arms of the nation’s most intelligent and driven entrepreneurs. is a good monthly investment? socaltech socal socalcto

Up Thursday: Episode 1 Of Tech Scenes, A Look At SoCal's Startup Ecosystem

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We've partnered with Tech Scenes, produced by Jeff Martin, to help showcase what makes the region such an attractive community for startup entrepreneurs and venture investments. tech scenes content startup partner entrepreneur video

Tech Scenes: Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures

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In this solo episode we meet up with Greg Bettinelli and talk about Upfront Ventures, investing in Los Angeles, high performance cultures, building legacy, helping/funding/nurturing entrepreneurs and the future of the Los Angeles tech scene.

TechStar Co-Founder @BFeld: Are We Experiencing A Startup Accelerator Bubble?

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So it’s a very early form of investment. If you use the mentor-driven model that we pioneered at TechStars, you get entrepreneurs who are deeply connected with the broader entrepreneurial landscape. It’s another resource for entrepreneurs.

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Tech Scenes: Brew Johnson of Peerstreet

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Media Sponsor: SOCALTECH - High Tech News and Information for Southern California. feature entrepreneur interview johnson brew scenes techWelcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive.

Interview with Alon Goren, Invested.in

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I think that most people that invest in projects have some connection to that person, or have read their story. You'll see fees when you invest in a project, but right now that just covers the cost of credit card transactions.

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CapLinked Raises $525K From PayPal Mafia

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I'm really thrilled to have such a great gorup of investors and excited about building out the product, to help entrepreneurs and investors," Jackson told socalTECH, continuing, "Our success will be measured by helping lots of companies get funded, so they can create jobs and build big businesses." caplinked venture capital financing funding investment management paypal

Where to Find Venture Funding in Southern California

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Should you subscribe to Digita LA or TechZulu or SoCalTech you will see that there is some kind of networking event, panel discussion or fast pitch taking place practically everyday of the week.

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What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

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Think USV is only invested around Union Square in NYC? And in many communities that are new to building tech startups I’ve found that a lot of angel money is not very sophisticated at investing in startup companies. Seattle has GeekWire , LA has SoCalTech and so on.

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SPONSORED POST: LAVA's Meet the VCs November 17th

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socalTECH is a media sponsor of the LAVA Special Event: Meet the VCs on November 17th. It's a can't miss opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to connect with investors in Southern California technology companies. The event features an interactive networking roundtable at which more than 30 venture capitalists from California, who will talk with local entrepreneurs about deal flow and the types of investments they're looking to fund.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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Please let them know how much you appreciate their support of socalTECH! Helping entrepreneurs succeed. Middle Market Investment Banking. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. It's time again for us to thanks all of our sponsors, who make our coverage of Southern California's technology industry possible.

Sorenson Media's Csathy Departs To New Digital Media Effort From Manatt

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Peter Csathy , the CEO of San Diego''s Sorenson Media , and digital media veteran, has departed the company, and will head up a new legal and investment group formed by Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. According to Manatt, Csathy will head up a new effort called Manatt Digital Media Ventures , which will both make new digital media investments in companies, as well as provide professional services to the high tech industry.

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This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

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It’s always fun chatting with Jason because he’s knowledgeable about the market, quick on topics and pushes me to talk more about VC / entrepreneur issues. What are the three most important lessons investors could pass along to first-time entrepreneurs raising money?

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Docstoc Ramps Video Content Effort

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In a new section on Docstoc's web site, the firm has been sharing dozens of video segments featureing business tips and advice from entrepreneurs from Southern California's technology community. The company has invested in dedicated staff and a studio at its Santa Monica offices to film the short business advice snippets, which have come from Jason Nazar, Paige Craig of BetterWorks, Ryan Scott of CauseCast, Scot Richardson of TicketMob, Matthias Galica of ShareSquare, and many others.

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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In the bay area it’s quite common for the entrepreneurs starting a company to be developers or technologists who can build the first versions of their products. Entrepreneurs that start companies in LA are often focused on revenue and business models.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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I’m an entrepreneur at heart so I’m always inspired when I hear stories about innovation. It’s why my investment philosophy is called, “ the entrepreneur thesis.&#. Passionate Entrepreneurs & Ambassadors. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

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Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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Next → As startup ecosystems evolve and mature, validation of their viability comes in waves from entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers alike. The idea is simply to foster the community and support up-and-coming entrepreneurs. socalcto socaltech

Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell

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There's been a surge in startup accelerator activity in Los Angeles in the last year, as interest in starting a company in the region has grown, and a wide range of experienced entrepreneurs and investors have pitched in to help companies get to the next level.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. Middle Market Investment Banking. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Thanks to all of our sponsors, who make our coverage of Southern California's technology industry possible: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com).

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Interview with Andrew Humphries, UK's Tech City

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On the invitation of UK Trade and Investment, socalTECH Contributing Editor Travis Oberlander has traveled this week to London for us, to compare and contrast the efforts in the UK to establish their own technology center with our own efforts in Southern California.).

Reflections on 2016: Rob Freelen, Silicon Valley Bank

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Silicon Valley Bank is big supporter and has been a sponsor of socaltech for many, many years. we're proud to be part of one of the world's most vibrant innovation ecosystems with some of the fastest growing companies and most creative entrepreneurs. Given the concentration of SoCal companies in entertainment and consumer-focused tech, where revenue often comes early in a company's life, entrepreneurs should expect investors to scrutinize initial revenue traction.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs. Just this year, Q2 investments in SoCal and New England were virtually the same, with $838 million and $843 million invested respectively, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree Report. socaltech socalcto

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What I Learned In 2015: Arteen Arabshahi, Karlin Ventures

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As is a tradition for socaltech, we feature reflections on the past year from those in the community all during the last week of the year. Erin joined us from the Weinstein Company and has become my partner in crime when looking at new investments.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. Middle Market Investment Banking. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. LAVA: Meet the VC's - November 17th - What do you think a technology or life science entrepreneur would give to spend two hours with more than 30 venture capitalists?

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. Middle Market Investment Banking. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Thanks to all of our sponsors, who make our coverage of Southern California's technology industry possible: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com).

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

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Tech entrepreneurs and executives from Silicon Valley are moving south and buying up luxury homes in the Los Angeles area. Andrew Frame, a 30-something entrepreneur who founded Internet-telephone company Ooma, bought a contemporary four bedroom in Bel Air for $5.5 MSN Money Investing.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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billion was invested in Southern California start-ups with 220 new companies launching in Los Angeles. Current media partners include Los Angeles Times, PandoDaily, TechZulu, SoCalTech and VentureBeat.

Interview with Wil Schroter, Fundable

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That's the idea behind a new startup, Fundable , headed by serial entrepreneur Wil Schroter , which allows you to use rewards -- product, company schwag, an even equity -- as a tool to get your startup to the next stage.

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