ReachLocal To Help Power Facebook Deal Test

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of Internet advertising services to small and medium sized businesses, said Wednesday afternoon that it will participate in Facebook's Deals test in San Diego. Facebook said this week that it would be testing out a Groupon-style deals in San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, and Austin this week. ReachLocal said it will use its existing presence in San Diego to source deals from local businesses for Facebook.

SERVIZ Expands To San Diego

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Sherman Oaks-based home services marketplace SERVIZ , the startup led by former ReachLocal founder Zorik Gordon, said Thursday that it has expanded its services to San Diego. serviz diego home services handyman plumber electrician mobile smartphone reachlocal SERVIZ helps homeowners book home services on-demand, including finding plumbers, handymen, and other home service providers.

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Both Zorik and Michael very successfully took ReachLocal from just a small startup to a large, public company. Zorik Gordon: We incubated this at ReachLocal, and spun it out in February of last year. We're off to a great start in LA, Orange County, and San Diego, and we've also raised a good amount of cash to help us expand beyond California in the next couple of months. Zorik Gordon: ReachLocal really showed us how broken the consumer experience was in the area.

Sixty-four Southern California Firms On Technology Fast 500

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18798% San Diego Pedro Lichtinger 22 Phone Power 7642% Winnetka Ari Ramezani 23 TeleSign Corporation Software 7534% Marina del Rey Steve Jillings 26 FastSpring 6742% Santa Barbara Dan Engel 30 Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. 6225% San Diego Kevin C. 1376% San Diego Gregory I.

Southern California Linked IPOs Grow

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Those include a rumor of an IPO at music service Pandora , which is based in Northern California, which was co-founded by UberTwitter's Jon Kraft, a successful IPO for Los Angeles-based Demand Media last month, not to mention companies filed like Santa Monica's Boingo Wireless , San Diego's Fallbrook Technologies , Santa Monica-based Cornerstone On Demand , San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor , Los Angeles-based GameFly , and City of Industry-based NewEgg.

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In San Diego you have Qualcomm so an entire mobile industry has been spawned. Zorik Gordon built & IPO’s ReachLocal. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

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And Then There Were Three: RealD Hits Markets Today

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RealD joins Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal and Carlsbad-based MaxLinear among the list of local firms with a successful IPO this year. Still on tap for an IPO are Pasadena-based Green Dot , Pasadena-based Genmark Diagnostics , Westlake Village-based Inphi , San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies , Los Angeles-based GameFly , San Diego-based Trius Therapeutics , City of Industry-based NewEgg , and Thousand Oaks-based Nexsan.

Southern California IPO List Gets A Little Longer

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Other firms currently in registration include Santa Monica-based Demand Media ; San Diego-based Zogenix ; Inphi Corp. which has most of its employees in Westlake Village; Los Angeles-based Gamefly ; City of Industry-based NewEgg ; San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies ; and Thousand Oaks-basd Nexsan.

SoCal Racks Up Another Successful IPO

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In recent months, Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal and Carlsbad-based MaxLinear also have managed to reach the markets via an IPO, and there are at least seven other Southern California companies waiting in the wings for the public markets. Southern California appears to be on a IPO roll this month, with the pricing of Monrovia-based Green Dot 's IPO last night and expected trading today, following the successful IPO of Beverly Hills-based RealD last Friday.

Southern California Firms Make Inc. 500

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San Diego-based MedVantx ranked at number 13 on the list; Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal was 39; San Diego-based BridgePoint Education was 50; Santa Monica-based International Checkout ranked at 61; Torrance-based Flipswap at 81; and Irvine-based ClinAssure was at 85. A number of Southern California technology firms have nabbed top spots in the annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the US.

Local Firms Rank In Deloitte Fast 500

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San Diego's Halozyme Therapeutics was number 13 at 10657% growth; Irvine-based Spectrum Pharmaceuticals ranked 23, with 6490% growth; and Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , was ranked #34, with 4,489% revenue growth over the past five year. Deloitte & Touche announced its national Fast 500 winners today, the firm's annual list of fastest growing technology firms in the nation.

Southern California Firms Queue Up For The Public Market

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The addition of Inphi now means that there are nine companies in the IPO queue from Southern California, including Los Angeles-based RealD , Pasadena-based Green Dot , Pasadena-based Genmark Diagnostics , San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies , Los Angeles-based GameFly , San Diego-based Trius Therapeutics , City of Industry-based NewEgg , and Thousand Oaks-based Nexsan.

Internet Brands Brisco: Deal Will Allow More Focus On Long Term Growth

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Currently, Los Angeles-based Demand Media , San Diego's Zogenix , City of Industry-based NewEgg , Los Angeles-based GameFly , San Diego-based Reva Medical , Westlake Village-based Inphi Corp , and Thousand Oaks-based Nexsan are among the local technology firms waiting to reach the public markets.