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. marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley.

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 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

How Classy Is Helping Nonprofits To Attract and Retain Supporters

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What do you get when you combine a charitable pub crawl, the movie Anchorman, and a software developer randomly hired off Craigslist? So, we created this bar crawl, where we could meet new people. So we thought, why don't we name the pub crawl Classy.

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Software Development Companies in Southern California

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I've helped organize the Los Angeles CTO Forum for almost 10 years. This is a private group of CTOs who are responsible for software development within their companies. They are generally the senior most person responsible for custom software development, database design, database administration, web development, etc. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate?

Los Angeles Startup Community

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So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica.

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

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However, if history is any lesson, downturns actually have created some of Southern California's most successful technology companies, whether through forcing those companies to swizzle their business models, by removing competition from the market, or even spurring customers to more readily adopt their products to save money. Here are three Southern California startups who thrived despite--or maybe even because of--downturns.

Southern California Tech Central

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The Technology Council of Southern California and TechEmpower are happy to announce the launch of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal.

Southern California Firms Get $587.0M In Venture Capital In Q2

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in venture capital investments in Q2 2013 across Southern California, spread across 80 deals. However, venture dollars invested were above Q1, when Southern California saw $569.1M 2013 q22013 moneytree quarterly investment capital venture california southern

Los Angeles Startup Community

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So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica.

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

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Ojai, California-based Lynda.com , the online education site providing online training on a variety of software, ranging from PhotoShop to AutoCAD and much more which was founded by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, is now topping $70M in annual revenues, according to reports.

Koupon Kitty Launches Coupon Code Software

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A new, online coupon software "bookmarklet" called Koupon Kitty --backed by Juvo Capital, the investment firm of Talmadge O'Neill and Harry Tsao--said it launched Wednesday, to help consumers find the best coupon codes for various e-commerce sites. The software bookmarklet works within a web browser, and lets users click on a button to get all of the available coupons for a specific website before they start shopping.

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. anymeeting webinar free conference conferencing saas software muckerlab science incubator accelerator launchpad

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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SoCal Heads to SXSWi | 2012 Panel Picking Guide

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The race to get your SXSWi panel to as many votes as possible so that you will be selected to present at the coming 2012 SXSW. TechZulu is helping the Southern California tech community out by listing all the great panels. Its that time again!

What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition

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Independa ($5M, San Diego, software for senior independence). 9 Ways socalTECH Can Help You With Your New Year's Resolutions. Southern California's Most Popular Tech Stories. It's a new year and it's time to get back to work.

Interview with Jonathan Zweig, AppOnboard

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Our interview this morning is with Jonathan Zweig , the CEO of Los Angeles-based AppOnboard (www.apponboard.com), which has created software which allows mobile app developers--and in particular, mobile game developers--to create demos of those games which can be played without having to download and install those apps. I didn't ever envision all of that happening so quickly. So, back to AppOnboard, how is it you've had such rapid adoption by such big players?

How Kaleo Is Tackling Enterprise Knowledge Sharing

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Phil Hui-Bon-Hoa: If you have ever been in a position where people come to you to as for help, you find that you end up answering lots of the same questions, over and over again. He had 5,000, B-to-B marketers across various divisions of GE, and they really never were able to help each other. It's not that they didn't want to help each other, they didn't even know they knew the other existed. Our seed investors were all, Southern California based investors.

Pipeliner CRM's Nikolaus Kimla On Moving to LA, Sales Entrepreneurship

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Southern California has a growing number of companies in the customer relationship management area, including a fairly new company in the area, Pipeliner CRM (www.pipelinersales.com). A few years ago, we saw there was a need, and that there was something wrong with CRM software.

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Q1 Southern California Venture Deals Rise To Around $1.4B

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Biopharmaceuticals continues to drive the investment totals in Southern California, with $222M in investments; followed by Medical Devices, with $120M in investments, and Software, with $119M. The growing clean technology sector also helped numbers, with $74.0M Interestingly, only Redpoint, Domain, Anthem, and DFJ Frontier have local offices in Southern California.

FreeBike Project | Shifting Brands into Gear

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Both are students at the University of Southern California and wanted to provide free bike access to students on campus. The founders wanted to create a company that makes a difference globally and impact the people who need the most help.

At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

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In downtown San Diego, a private real estate company best known for its master-planned communities in suburban Southern California has posed some existential questions for regional tech hubs looking to build their own startup ecosystems.

ArmorWay: Applying Computer Game Theory To Real Life Problems

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Despite the widespread impact of software today on our lives, there are a number of areas of computer science research which have had a difficult time in being translated into practical, every day usage. Tell us what ArmorWay''s software is all about, and what it''s used for?

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 The Pasadena Angels are a great resource for the start-up community in Southern California, by providing capital as well as mentorship. We have a history of helping to accelerate innovation with our portfolio companies.” Recent notable exits for the Pasadena Angels are Mind Body Software (NASDAQ:MB) and Bluebeam Software.

2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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Our line-up of panelists include many of Southern California’s top VCs, Angels and Startup Accelerators. We actively monitor your performance and provide support and guidance throughout your stay at our campus in Venice Beach, California.

Interview with Brett Crosby and Brew Johnson, PeerStreet

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We sat down with Brett Crosby (who founded Urchin Software, the company which became Google Analytics) and Brew Johnson , the co-founders of the company, to learn more about the company and what it's working on. Brett and I both grew up in Southern California.

Welltok, Backed By Trio Of Socal Investors, Buys Mindbloom

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Welltok , a developer of online applications to help employees improve their health--and also help companies manage their health programs--has acquired Mindbloom , a developer of mobile apps for improving your health. Welltok is backed by a trio of Southern California investors, including Qualcomm Ventures, Miramar Venture Partners, and Okapi Venture Capital. margolis jeff trizetto software enterprise healthy android iphone health acquisition merger mindbloom welltok

How Epoxy Is Helping Content Creators Make Their Video More Social

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Los Angeles-based Epoxy (www.epoxy.tv) launched yesterday to help content creators do just that. and why social is so important in today''s content world. where we were helping to figure out the digital side of the company. Are you a content creator for the web?

Ansible Acquired By Red Hat For Around $100M

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Santa Barbara-based Ansible > , a developer of IT automation software, has been acquireed by Red Hat , to help bolster Red Hat's management capabilities for hybrid and OpenStack clouds, and container-based services. ansible merger acquisition open source automation tools software

Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers

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In one of the newest "hackathons" to hit Southern California, a group of companies are looking to draw Orange County software developers to a new hackathon, geared around WebRTC, the open "Web Real Time Communications" framework aimed at helping developers create voice and video chat applications. hackathon anymeeting webrtc realtime software developer contest saas tokbox influxis

How GridTest Is Helping To Build The Next Electric Car, With Neal Roche

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One way is developing testing tools and infrastructure around that market, to help those manufacturers in their research and development, which is just what Calabasas-based GridTest Systems (www.gridtest.com) is doing. We're there to help with that.

Ninja Metrics Raises $2.8M For Predictive Analytics Software

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Ninja Metrics uses social analytics and cloud computing software to calculate "social value" of users in an online gaming environment, helping companies to predict what their users will be purchasing or doing, and helping them to better monetize their games. The company''s research came out of joint work of the Universities of Southern California, Minnesota, Northwestern and Illinois.

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal

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One complaint we sometimes hear from venture capitalists visiting Southern California for the first time, is the difficulty of finding experienced entrepreneurs and executives.