The First socalTECH 50: Where Are They Now?

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Last year, we compiled our first list of the socalTECH 50 : our attempt to pick fifty people here in Southern California''s technology industry who represent some of the best of what the region has to offer, and which we though people ought to keep an eye on. Brian Lee also gets double credit, with another of list companies--The Honest Company--recently raising $70M in funding.

What I Learned In 2015: Lawrence Ng, OnRamp Fund

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As is the tradition at socaltech, over the holidays we publish contributions from some of the movers and shakers in the community, with their reflections on the past year and their thoughts on the upcoming year. Lawrence Ng: The big news for us was the launch of OnRamp Fund.

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Vokle Gets Funding

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in an ongoing funding round. The investment had been uncovered by socalTECH in January, but had not officially been announced as a TCA deal. The investment came from the Tech Coast Angels' Angel Capital Entrepreneurial (ACE) Fund 1. vokle venture capital funding video streaming live eventSanta Monica-based Vokle has scored an investment round from the Tech Coast Angels, the angel group formally announced Monday.

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9 Ways socalTECH Can Help You With Your New Year's Resolutions

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Miven Venture Partners Gets IPO Exit At A10 Networks

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Miven had invested in A10 Networks way back in 2006, as part of a Series B funding round for the company. socaltech miven venture partners victor tsao linksys founder merger acquisition exit security appliance

Dog Vacay Announces Funding Round

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Santa Monica-based Dog Vacay , the online person-to-person marketplace for dog boarding, has formally announced new investors in the firm, who are joining in its $1M seed funding round. The company--which had already disclosed the investment round in an interview with socalTECH earlier this month--said investors in the seed funding were First Round Capital , Ben Ling , Brian Lee , Ted Rheingold , Tom McInerney, Dennis Phelps , Thomas Ryan , Quest Venture Partners and Baroda Ventures.

Social Rewards Gets Seeded

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Los Angeles-based Social Rewards , the operator of social, loyalty, and affiliate marketing services headed by Joseph Morin, has scored some angel funding, socalTECH has learned. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company.

CapLinked Raises $525K From PayPal Mafia

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Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , the provider of an online service for managing equity fundraising and investor relationships, has scored a funding round from the "PayPal Mafia", the group of ex-PayPal founders, executives, and employees. Jackson said that the new funding will go to expand the firm's team, build out its technical side, continue product development, and scale up the business. caplinked venture capital financing funding investment management paypal

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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.

Core Innovation Capital Sets Up Shop In LA

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According to Core Innovation Capital , it has moved its offices to Los Angeles from New York City, to be closer to potential investments in its focus area of funding companies serving underbanked consumers in America. Core Innovation Capital told socalTECH that the firm was attracted to the area due to the number of companies in its segment here, including such companies as Green Dot, Wallaby, and others. core innovation capital venture investment fund

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Report: Lynda.com Tops $70M In Annual Revenues

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The firm is one of Southern California's best kept secrets, and is one of the rare examples of a very successful company which was bootstrapped with no outside funding by its founders.

Nirvanix Confirms Funding Round

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San Diego-based Nirvanix confirmed today that the firm has raised $5M in a new venture funding round. The funding was first covered by socalTECH M last week. According to Nirvanix, the funding brings the company's total raised to over $23M.

Siemer Ventures Targets New Fund

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Los Angeles-based Siemer & Associates , an investment banking firm, appears to be raising a $30M, second fund, Siemer Ventures II, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Friday. The fund's managers are listed as David Siemer and Eric Manlunas. Siemer & Associates earlier fund has invested in such firms as YouMail, XCAST, and Ranker. The firm declined to comment on the new fund. Editor's note: Siemer & Associates is a sponsor of socalTECH.)

Digital Family Reunion 2014: Less Than A Week To This Year's Biggest Party!

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Southern California has had a banner year this year, with a huge number of successful exits, fundings, and more. There''s less than a week to the technology industry''s biggest holiday event of the year--the Digital Family Reunion on Wednesday, December 10th at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Zag Raises Funding

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Santa Monica-based Zag , which has developed an automobile configuration and buying service for affinity organizations like credit unions and automobile organizations, has a funding round of undisclosed size. Tags: automobile venture auto capital funding

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SightCine Gets Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based SightCine , a developer of digital overlay projection technology, told socalTECH today that the firm has raised an initial round of seed funding. Amount of the funding and source was not disclosed. Tags: funding seed capital venture subtitle theater content movie sightcine According to the firm, its initial product allows movie theaters to display subtitles in multiple languages on a single screen.

HypeMarks Gets $350K

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Los Angeles-based HypeMarks , the developer of a service which helps users find new places to explore on the web, has raised $350,000 in a funding round, socalTECH has learned. According to Tim Sae Koo, the firm's founder, the funding came from Idealab, with Allen Morgan of Idealab joining the company's board.

SPONSOR POST: Southern California Technology Firms Are Hiring

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StackSocial Gets Funding

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Los Angeles-based StackSocial , which is developing and e-commerce platform focused on flash sales of software, apps, tutorials, and more--currently on a number of Mac softare packages--has quietly raised a round of angel funding, socalTECH has learned. The funding amount has not been announced, but the startup, out of the Amplify.la

What I Learned In 2015: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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Today, we have the thoughts of Jeb Spencer of TVC Capital (www.tvccapital.com), a software focused growth equity fund which just raised a new fund, and has had some great success in the market. TVC Capital has also been a big supporter of socaltech over the years.

Lottay Gains Funding

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Newbury Park-based Lottay , an online site focused on social "gifting" applications, has raised around $200,000 in a round from DFJ Frontier, socalTECH has learned.

Docufide Becomes Parchment

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funding round. The name change plans had been uncovered by socalTECH in February. Docufide , which provides a service to transmit educational credentials and high school transcripts to colleges and universities, announced Thursday that it has renamed itself Parchment, Inc. The firm has operations in Los Angeles but recently moved its headquarters to Arizona after a $4.5M Docufide recently hired Matthew Pittinsky, the founder of educational software firm Blackboard, as its new CEO.

Poptent Confirms $3M Funding

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As part of the funding, MK Capital said Poptent has hired Andy Jedynak as CEO. The funding had been originally been uncovered yesterday by socalTECH. San Clemente-based Poptent , an online site for crowdsourced video content for advertisers, has raised $3M in a Series A investment round, it new investor has confirmed. According to Los Angeles-based MK Capital, it made the investment in Poptent, led by partner Yair Landau.

Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell

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Anecdotally, the effect has been positive -- coverage on this publication, as well as others has ramped significantly due to new startups in the region, both funded and unfunded, and there's been a number of successful venture and angel investments in companies associated with those efforts.

OpenX Gets $20M From SAP, Others

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Los Angeles-based OpenX Technologies , the developer of online advertising serving software, announced this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series D funding round. As part of the funding SAP Ventures will join the company's board. The firm said the new funding will go to accelerate growth, internatioanl expansion, and further adoption of its OpenX Enterprise software. The firm has now raised more than $50M in funding.

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Circle Street Gets Funding From Crosscut Ventures

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Los Angeles-based Circle Street , a new startup headed by Alex Nocifera, has raised a seed round of funding from Crosscut Ventures. Amount of the funding was not disclosed.

Gumgum Names Sales VP

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Santa Monica-based Gumgum , the celebrity image licensing and advertising startup headed by Ophir Tanz, has appointed a new VP of Sales, the firm told socalTECH today. Gumgum recently raised $7M in a funding from New Enterprise Associates, GRP Partners, and First Round Capital. The company said it has appointed Brennan Beyer as its new Vice President of Sales. Beyer joins the company from SocialVibe, where he also served as VP of Sales.

9 Gets Funding Round

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Los Angeles-based 9 , a startup offering consulting and production for brands, entertainment, media, internet and retail companies, has raised a small round of funding from private investors. Details on the amount of funding were not released. According to the firm, it will help companies that want to create and sell ideas across broadcast TV, broadband, print or digital media. The firm's founder is Patricia Handschiegel, who was the founder of Stylediary.

Ad.ly Gets $500K In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Ad.ly , which is developing an in-stream, advertising platform for Twitter, has raised $500,000 in a funding round. has performed very well," Suster told socalTECH, saying that the round was a seed round.