Forbes Midas List Gives Cold Shoulder To SoCal VCs

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The latest annual ranking of venture capitalists by Forbes has given a cold shoulder to Southern California venture capitalists. The Forbes Midas List , which was published Wednesday, did not name a single, Southern California investor.

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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. analytics to help companies track and optimize their marketing effort.

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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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Announcing the 2014 socalTECH 50: Southern California's Ones To Watch

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This is our second year of creating our list of the top 50 people to watch in Southern California''s technology industry, and it was NOT an easy task.

Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013

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There''s been a lot of activity over the past two years in the Southern California accelerator/incubator market, with numerous groups (Amplify, EvoNexus, K5, LaunchpadLA, MediaCamp, Science, StartEngine, and many, many others) looking to help entrepreneurs start and fund their companies.

How Classy Is Helping Nonprofits To Attract and Retain Supporters

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In the case of San Diego's Classy (www.classy.org), you get an extremely popular piece of software-as-a-service to help you manage a nonprofit and its fundraising efforts. So, we created this bar crawl, where we could meet new people.

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The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I

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In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond.

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How Card.com Is Helping To Power The Branchless Banking Revolution

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One of the startups looking to help power the "branchless banking revolution" is Los Angeles-based Card.com. The startup--which offers up a wide range of branded, Visa cards--is one of a growing number of finance related technology startups in Southern California.

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Two Southern California Technology Researchers Get White House Honors

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His mathematics work helped make spread spectrum, digital communications possible.

Insights: Attracting Tech Talent to SoCal: It's Not as Hard as You Think

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Think it''s tough to attract talent from the Bay Area to Southern California? For our Insights and Opinions section, executive recruiter Eric Larsen gives some hints on tips on how he attracts candidates to relocate here to Southern California.

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SPONSOR POST: Southern California Technology Firms Are Hiring

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Not in Southern California's technology market! Southern California technology companies are hiring aggressively, and the high tech job outlook is better than it has ever been, with hundreds of open positions and many companies eagerly seeking high tech talent. socalTECH's Job Board helps companies, and potential empoyees, connect. Looking for other companies hiring in Southern California? Slow job market?

Five Startups Revolutionizing Music, In Southern California

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Southern California is the center of the entertainment industry, which not only includes the world of Hollywood, movies and film, and television, but is also the home of the music industry.

Southern California Tech Central

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I am excited to be participating in and announcing the 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. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

Where to Find Venture Funding in Southern California

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Over the past several years there have been a plethora of incubators and accelerators springing up all over southern California and particularly on the west side of Los Angeles. Here is a list of useful resources to help you in your search: News & Resources. SoCal Tech.

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.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III

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In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. California's various startup accelerators and incubators.

Blackstone Expands Student Entrepreneurship Program To SoCal

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Private equity investment firm Blackstone said Friday that it is expanding its university entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPad , to Southern California. blackstone launchpad student entrepreneurship program ucla southern california entrepreneur startup business

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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

Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

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SoCal startup Moving Analytics is tackling this global problem. We met at University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering’s Robotic Embedded Research Laboratory where Harsh is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. So should we be standing up right now?

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Ten Startups Helping Your Earn Money In Your Spare Time

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There are now a large number of legitimate startups who are looking to help you make money in your spare time (or with your spare stuff), opening up a whole new world of ways to finding some spare change. Wish you could earn some extra dollars on the side?

Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups

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Entrepreneur's list included the Southern California startups across a number of areas -- tech, apps, travel, geek chic, invention, retail, social media, and music/art.

socalTECH: Help Us Identify The 100 Up-And-Comers In Southern California's Tech

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Who are the top 100 up-and-comers in Southern California''s technology industry ? We''ll announce more details of the effort in coming weeks--so stay tuned! We''re looking to identify those 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.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

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I've helped organize the Los Angeles CTO Forum for almost 10 years. In a recent conversation with a fellow CTO, we lamented about the fact that while there's very active software development and web development going on in Southern California and West Los Angeles, yet there didn't seem to be as much of a community around it. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate?

Midas List: Cornerstone OnDemand, Green Dot Help VCs

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Forbes Magazine has released its latest Midas List , its listing of the top venture capitalists, and--once again--Southern California''s venture capitalists have been shut out of the list.

SCE Takes Aim At Solar Users With Steep Delivery Charge

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Think you're saving money and helping the environment by putting those solar panels on your house? Maybe not saving as much money--thanks to Southern California Edison , which told its utility users this morning that it will soon be charging a minimum of $10 in "delivery charges" to all of its customers, if they fail to spend $10 a month on electricity. southern california solar power photovoltaic energy utility rate charge

Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

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So she started a conference for girls. Hundreds of founders, speakers, mentors, and students flocked to the University of Southern California on March 28 th , 2015 to be inspired by female entrepreneurs. In our generation, women are more open to helping and promoting each other.

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.

Ten Startups Helping You Earn Money In Your Spare Time

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There are now a large number of legitimate startups who are looking to help you make money in your spare time (or with your spare stuff), opening up a whole new world of ways to finding some spare change. Wish you could earn some extra dollars on the side?

socalTECH 50: Who are Southern California's Tech Up and Comers?

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A couple of weeks ago, we announced the socalTECH 50 --our attempt to identify Southern California''s technology industry up-and-comers, the people most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit or to influence the industry in a significant way.

SocialAnnex Backed By Who's Who Of SoCal Angels

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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. Lee of Legalzoom.com and ShoeDazzle, Jody Mulkey of Shopzilla, and Lawrence Ng of Oversee.net have all invested in the site. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.

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.