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Announcing The socalTECH 50, 2015 Edition

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The socalTECH 50 is aimed at identifying and highlighting the top 50 people in the technology industry here, who are most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit, or influence the industry in a significant way. These nominees came from (many) reader suggestions; suggestions by a wide range of industry insiders who served as an informal nominating committee; and our own and other editorial coverage. Congratulations to our third class of the socalTECH 50!

Key Information Systems Buys ISWest

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Woodland Hills-based Key Information Systems said Friday morning that it has acquired IT colocation and hosting company ISWest. Key Information Systems is a major, IT systems integrator focused on business continuity, virtualization, security, storage, and other related areas. As part of the acquisition, Key Information Systems said it is moving its corporate headquarters from Woodland Hills to ISWest''s corporate and data center facility in Agoura Hills.

socalTECH Jobs: Monday Morning Job Highlights for November 4th, 2013

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The company is a leading provider of software and solutions in the enterprise information management, archiving and compliance sectors. startup beach silicon angeles employment jobs tech high socaltech

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socalTECH Jobs: Monday Morning Job Highlights

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Check out socalTECH''s online Job Board , where we let our members post their jobs for free. This role has a heavy emphasis on retrieving information and reports from various data bases, using SQL, Access, and Crystal Reports.

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Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Key Information Systems ([link]. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on. Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com). Helping entrepreneurs succeed. Binary Pulse Technology Marketing (www.binarypulse.com).

SPONSORED POST: Help socalTECH support Southern California's high tech industry!

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Help us keep delivering you the news and information you need to grow your business and keep on top of Southern California's technology industry, by becoming a member of socalTECH.com. Tags: sponsor post socaltech Do you find our news coverage useful? Are we making a difference by keeping you in the loop on what is going on with your clients, customers, contacts, and competitors? Have you benefited from our news coverage?

socaltech50: Your Mobile Networking Guide To The Winners!

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To that end, another, local high tech startup-- Slipp --created a mobile slideshow which shows a photo and some information on our socalTECH 50--so you might congratulate them in person tomorrow night! Click below to browse the socaltech 50 on your mobile browser!

SPONSOR MESSAGE: Tap Into Southern California's High Tech Economy with socalTECH

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For sales reps, stop wasting your time with information about companies outside your territory--get the inside scoop on companies and deals here. Information is key to understanding how to get funded, and socalTECH is the best source for this information in Southern California. Dear readers: Like keeping up to date on Southern California's latest venture funding, high tech deals, and more? Looking to better track your clients, customers, partners, and local companies?

Sponsor Post: Get the inside scoop on Southern California's Technology Economy

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What I Learned In 2015: Lief Morin, KeyInfo

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KeyInfo has also been a big sponsor for socaltech over the years). For Key Information Systems, it was building, productizing, and going-to-market with a complete set of data center services.

Insights and Opinions: Founder Restricted Stock 101

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With our Insights and Opinions section on socalTECH, we're trying to help the startup and high tech community, including including hints, tips, and other education on the world of high tech startups.

Carving An Internet Niche With FamousBirthdays.com

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For example, if more people search for socaltech each month, and more users are liking your site, that''s an easy way for Google to see that a site has value. There are other sites where you can learn about famous people, but you have to read ten to fifteen paragraphs to find that information.

Support Our News Coverage - Become A Member Today!

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By becoming a member of socaltech! Not only do you get to support our news coverage, but you also get access to our big database of Southern California companies, venture investors, service providers, and deal information, and many other resources. We often get asked--how do we pay for our news coverage and our publishing efforts? That's simple -- it's a combination of our sponsors and YOU. How can you make sure you continue to get news on Southern California's technology industry?

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

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This dispersed geography prevents entrepreneurs from easily meeting up for both formal functions and the informal drinks/dinner that so often lead to great ideas and partnerships. I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies.

OpusData Takes On Movie Data APIs

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Beverly Hills-based Nash Information Services, the company behind The Numbers , a data information service providing the latest movie industry box office information, said today that it has launched a new service, OpusData. According to Nash, OpusData allows users to access financial data information on over 15,000 movies, including budgets, domestic and international box office, domestic DVD sales, and biographical information.

Autobytel Buys Cyber Ventures and Autotropolis

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Irvine-based Autobytel , which runs an online information site for automotive information and a corresponding automotive leads business, said this morning that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Cyber Ventures, Inc. There had been indications yesterday that Autobytel was about to make an acquisition, based on regulatory filings reported on by socalTECH.

Venture Totals Drop In Southern California For Quarter

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A study of the venture capital deal flow in Southern California conducted by socalTECH shows that venture capital deals dropped for Q3, to around $720M in deals, in a market dominated by clean technology firms. The numbers, which were drawn from venture deals tracked and reported in socalTECH's proprietary venture capital database, found that there was $719.7M

Q3 Southern California Venture Deals Around $879M

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A quick analysis by socalTECH of our tracking of venture capital deals in Southern California finds that there was around $879M in venture funding activity here in Q3. The information--gleaned from funding announcements, regulatory filings, and other sources--are not far off from socalTECH's totals from last quarter, which totaled up around $932M in investment activity.

Friday Tech Video Roundup for November 16th, 2012

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Some of the highlights from this week from socalTECH's video section , where we're currently featuring community videos from and about local startups: Peter Pham of Science Inc.

Zag Raises Funding

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A spokesperson for Zag told socalTECH that a round had closed, but would not confirm the investors or details of the round, saying that earlier disclosures by TechCrunch were incorrect. The firm recently spun out True Car, an automotive pricing information site.

Zag Raises $32.4M

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A spokesperson for Zag told socalTECH that a round had closed, but would not confirm the investors or details of the round. The firm recently spun out True Car, an automotive pricing information site.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Please let them know how much you appreciate their support of socalTECH! Key Information Systems (www.keyinfo.com) Providing IBM Storage Solutions. 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. Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com).

eNom Ties With LegitScript

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eNom said the deal would provide it with trustworthy information regarding the illegal sale of pharmaceutical drugs. The deal had originally been uncovered by socalTECH in Demand Media's latest amendment of its IPO filing last week.

Factual Pulls In $25M

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Elbaz, in an interview with socalTECH, said in particular the firm is looking to use the funding to bring in a lot more engineering talent to work on its platform, and will be hiring for a new office in Culver City, in Shanghai, and also for a new office to be opened in Silicon Valley.

Spooky thought: Where would we be without our supporters?

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Key Information Systems (www.keyinfo.com) Providing IBM Storage Solutions. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Most Informative Chip Technology Conference of the Year! As we go into Halloween this weekend, we want to thank all of our sponsors, advertisers, and members, who make it possible for us to exist.

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Thank you to our sponsors and advertisers

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Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Key Information Systems (www.keyinfo.com) Providing IBM Storage Solutions. The Most Informative Chip Technology Conference of the Year! Once again, we'd like to thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors.

SPONSORED POST: Win a free ticket to the Third Annual IMA Conference in Vegas

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Just email us at info@socaltech.com with your name, email, and contact information! Paid members of socalTECH get two entries, everyone else, one. Interested in winning a free ticket to the Internet Merchant Association's conference in Las Vegas? worth $599)? The Internet Merchant's Association conference is focused on the e-retail marketplace. Find out the three keys to thriving, not just surviving in this economy.

DataPop Gets $1.7M

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According to Lehmbeck, in an interview with socalTECH, the company's software takes key specifications from products such as televisions and other consumer electronics, and applies them to ads automatically, so that instead of just advertising a big screen television an ad might contain key terms and information about those products. Los Angeles-based DataPop , a new paid search ad management firm started by a pair of Overture/Yahoo Search Marketing veterans, has raised $1.7M

Ad.ly Raises $5M

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Sean Rad, founder of Ad.ly, told socalTECH that the company will be using the new funding round to scale its business, and field the impressive demand the firm has been seeing.

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SoCal Investments Totals Around $700M In Q1

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According to numbers derived from socalTECH's venture database, there was $717.96M invested in Southern California in the first quarter, up from only $465M in Q4 of 2008. socalTECH tracks day-to-day venture capital activity in the Southern California region, and uses venture data disclosed by companies announcing funding; self-reported by both technology companies and venture firms; as well as regulatory filings and other sources.

Q3 Venture Investments For SoCal Total Around $1.0 Billion

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According to an analysis of socalTECH's proprietary database of venture capital deals, venture investors invested slightly more than the $966M in Q3 of 2009, but less than the $1.6 socalTECH maintains its own, subscription database of venture capital deals for Southern California, including both announced and unannounced (stealth) funding, garnered from announcements from companies, third party reports, regulatory filings, reports from subscribers and others, along with other sources.

Q1 Southern California Venture Deals Rise To Around $1.4B

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A quick analysis of venture capital deals in Q1, tracked by socalTECH, finds that there was around $1.4 The information--gleaned from funding announcements, regulatory filings, and other sources--are also up significantly from Q1 of last year, when only $729.89M was invested in the region. Numbers from those firms usually differs--sometimes drastically--due to sources of information, timing of funding events, and classification of data.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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Key Information Systems (www.keyinfo.com) Providing IBM Storage Solutions. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. A quick message on a very busy funding day, to thanks to all of our sponsors, who make our coverage of Southern California's technology industry possible: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com).

Exploring the YouTube Ecosystem at YT Access 2012

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We were all struggling with information overload, but the mood was upbeat (apart from a few hangovers caused by the YT party at the Standard). SocalTech recently highlighted eight partners in our area: Socal YouTube Content Partners. John Greathouse of Rincon Ventures told me the YouTube ecosystem was “the Wild West.” ” That was the understatement of the week, as I learned by attending YouTube’s Premium Partner conference, YouTube Access 2012.

Insights and Opinions: Social media: You at the Helm of Your Own New Starship

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Meanwhile, all of us get more news and information than ever, sliced, diced, pushed or aggregated by Web sites, email alerts, blogs, Facebook, Tweets and the socalTECH newsletter youre reading now. Despite the devastation of our cherished Fourth Estate, a challenge as dire as any to our form of government, social media has brought a new universe of information tools that permit instant analysis of the world marketplace and instant feedback for our every action.

CampusExplorer.com Gets $2.25M

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In addition, Slavonia told socalTECH that the firm may benefit from the interest of many people in going back to school--CampusExplorer.com's site offers guidance to both adult and traditional students to find information about two- and four-year colleges, technical and career-oriented schools, and online programs.

Southern California Deals Total Around $932M For Q2

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A recent analysis by socalTECH, of our detailed tracking of venture capital investment activity in Southern California, finds that there was around $932M in funding raised in the area in Q2, a rise from roughly $700M in Q1. Surprisingly, the numbers--based on information gleaned from funding announcements, regulatory filings, and other sources--are approximately the same as numbers in Q2 of 2008, which total around $955M, according to our own data.