Initiative to Boost SoCal’s Startup Scene Teams With GV Founder

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A Silicon Valley entrepreneur has set out to boost the startup ecosystem in San Diego and the rest of Southern California—and he already has scored a coup by partnering with Bill Maris, the founder and former CEO of Google Ventures, now known as GV.

TroopSwap.com Gets Boost From SoCal Angels, Expands In San Diego

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The firm said the funding will go towards expansion of its operations, to both Washington, DC and San Diego. Washington, DC-based TroopSwap.com , an online site offering daily deals to military families, has scored a new round of funding from a number of Southern California investors, the firm said this week.

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Forbes Midas List Gives Cold Shoulder To SoCal VCs

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It''s unclear why Forbes selected Sequoia''s Leone so high in the list, while slighting San Diego-based venture investor Paul Barber at JMI Equity, who is chairman of ServiceNow.

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K5 Brings yCombinator Model Accelerator To Orange and San Diego County

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Entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, San Diego and the Orange County with innovative ideas, particularly in the social, mobile, local media and Internet marketplaces, can apply for the opportunity to be a part of this emerging community.

Zynga IPO Rewards SoCal Investors

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Among the biggest winners of the IPO of Zynga is San Diego-based Avalon Ventures , which owned 32,169,401 shares of Zynga before the IPO, a stake which was worth $321M based on Zynga's opening price this morning. Despite a cool reception for the IPO of social games maker Zynga Friday, the IPO of the company still rewards a couple of Southern California investors.

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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in funding, and San Diego $198.18M in investments. Other large deals included $40M in funding from ShoeDazzle , the celebrity-and-ecommerce startup headed by Brian Lee, former CEO of Legalzoom; $50M for biotech startup Sangart in San Diego; and $25M for clean technology firm Transphorm , which is based in Goleta. venture capital southern california moneytree thomson angeles diego orange funding pricewaterhousecoopers economy

SoCal Sees Summertime Surge In Exits

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Irvine-based Vizio was sold for $2 billion to Chinese television maker LeEco; Santa Monica-based Dollar Shave Club was sold to Unilever for $1 billion; San Diego-based Nervana Systems sold for $350M to Intel; Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce sold to Nuance for $215M; Santa Barbara-based Aurrion sold to Juniper Networks, for $165M, and West Hollywood-based Orbitera sold to Google for $100M.

SoCal Investors Await Clovis Oncology IPO

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According to the latest S-1 filing for Clovis, two of its major investors are based in Southern California, including San Diego-based Domain Associates , which owns 18.5 Two Southern California venture firms are among the investors who are awaiting an expected IPO of Clovis Oncology , a developer of cancer drugs, this week. Clovis Oncology, based in Colorado, is expected to price its IPO this week, according to the NASDAQ's expected IPO calendar.

How Chinese Startup Tradesparq Is Looking To Grow In SoCal

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Michael Kleist: My business partner and I were both originally from San Diego.

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White House Honors Two SoCal Scientists

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Barton was awarded the National Medal of Science for discovery of new properties of the DNA helix, as was Shu Chien , of the University of California, San Diego, for work on cardiovascular physiology and bioengineering. The White House said this morning that President Obama has honored seven researchers with the National Medal of Science, and five inventors with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, including two Southern California scientists.

What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition

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In the latest roundup of fundings (big few weeks for San Diego, apparently): PatientSafe Solutions ($20M, San Diego, mobile health). Solarflare ($22M, San Diego, high speed networking). Ignyta ($6M, San Diego, personalized medicine).

SoCal Venture Capital Investments Total $497.8M In Q4

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The third biggest investment was for San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies , a maker of transmission systems for the electric vehicle industry, which raised nearly $39.2M In terms of the region, San Diego led in terms of total investments, with $193.1M

Validated Expands In SoCal

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The company--which was just featured on Shark Tank last Friday--said it has launched in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Monica, as part of a nationwide expansion beyond its home market in Seattle and Portland. Validated , a new startup which offers up a mobile app which lets consumers earn transportation credits for parking, ridesharing, mass transit, and more for dining and shopping at stores, is in an expansion to Southern California today.

K5 Brings yCombinator Model Accelerator To Orange and San Diego County

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Entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, San Diego and the Orange County with innovative ideas, particularly in the social, mobile, local media and Internet marketplaces, can apply for the opportunity to be a part of this emerging community.

Takl Expands On-Demand App Into SoCal

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Takl says the Southern California launch comes ahead of a further expansion in coming weeks,which will add San Diego, along with Sacramento and San Francisco. Takl , which operates a mobile app-driven service to connect users with on-demand home services such as lawn care, house cleaning, home repair, and more, has launched into Southern California.

MoneyTree: $1.1 Billion In VC Invested In SoCal In Q1

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invested across 71 deals in Q2 of 2017 in LA and Orange County, and $202.37M invested in San Diego for the quarter across 32 deals. invested in Q4, with San Diego also up from $175.73M in Q4. Over $1.1 billion in venture capital dollars were invested in the Southern California region in Q1, according to the latest MoneyTree Report , issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and CB Insights. The report tallied up $926.4M

Curbside Plans Expansion To SoCal With On Demand Pickup Service,

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Qualcomm Ventures is the venture arm of San Diego's Qualcomm.

GoPro, With SoCal Ties, Files For IPO

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The firm''s founder, Nicholas Woodman, is a graduate of UC San Diego, and came up with the idea for the company while surfing off of San Diego; the company''s investors also include Steamboat Ventures--the venture arm of Walt Disney--which looks to own something around 3 percent of the company. In addition, a number of GoPro''s employees came from Cineform, which was based in San Diego.

Two SoCal IPOs On IPO Calendar For This Month

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Southern California's tech industry appears to be seeing a bit of a mini IPO boom, with the latest IPO being San Diego's Airgain, which had its IPO on August 21st; another IPO filing, by Temple City-based Fulgent Genetics earlier this week; and a report that Venice-based Snapchat is out hiring an IPO banker.

SoCal Investments Totals Around $700M In Q1

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However, the totals for the quarter were significantly boosted by PIPE (private investment in public equity) deals in San Diego, which were included in the analysis due to the venture capital firms involved. Tags: moneytree ventureone database analysis total capital venture california southern socal

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DoorDash, Carl's Jr. Team For Fast Food Delivery In SoCal

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in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, with plans to expand to Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Have a craving for a burger from Carl's Jr. ? In what might be the first, on-demand delivery service to cater to fast food fans, on-demand delivery service DoorDash and CKE Restaurant Holdings have teamed up on deliveries from Carl's Jr in Southern California. According to the two, DoorDash will deliver burgers, fries, sandwiches, shakes, and other menu items from Carl's Jr.

Trio Of SoCal Investors Back Welltok

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Miramar and Okapi are in Orange County, and Qualcomm is in San Diego. Three, local venture capital investors -- Miramar Venture Partners , Okapi Venture Capital , and Qualcomm Ventures -- are part of a group investing $22.1M in healthcare software developer Welltok , which announced a big funding round this morning. According to Welltok, it raised its new $22.1M

Application Developer Privacy Summit + Happy Hour

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Enjoy free food, drinks and discussion with SoCal developers and top privacy experts June 5 and 6 in LA, Fountain City and San Diego. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 -- Application Developer Privacy Summit + Happy Hour. Policymakers in the State Capitol and on Capitol Hill are deciding how to protect  and whos responsible for  user and consumer privacy, and developers are squarely in the crosshairs.

Application Developer Privacy Summit + Happy Hour

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Enjoy free food, drinks and discussion with SoCal developers and top privacy experts June 5 and 6 in LA, Fountain City and San Diego. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 -- Application Developer Privacy Summit + Happy Hour. Policymakers in the State Capitol and on Capitol Hill are deciding how to protect  and whos responsible for  user and consumer privacy, and developers are squarely in the crosshairs.

SoCal Firms Head To Demo

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DEMO disclosed Friday that San Diego-based Avaak , Goleta-based Citrix Online , Huntington Beach-based HowSimple , San Diego's Qualcomm MEMS Technologies , and Santa Monica-based Vokle are among the list of firms who will be presenting at the event. A number of Southern California firms are on the list for DEMO 09, the technology conference which has been one of the traditional launching ground for new products and startup firms.

SoCal Firms Make Inc 500

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in revenues), TrueCar at number 209 (1,407%, $16.6M), RealD at 347 (843%, $149.8M), and San Diego's Covario , at number 420 with 704 percent growth and $15.3M Business magazine Inc. has released its annual Inc. 500/5000 list, highlighting a number of Southern California, technology related firms in its listing.

GoTV Networks Acquired By Phunware

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According to Phunware, the acquisition will add offices in San Francisco, Sherman Oaks, and San Diego. Phunware is venture backed by Frontera Group, Siemer Ventures and Stonnington Group -- all SoCal investors. Sherman Oaks-based GoTV Networks , the provider of mobile applications and content, has been acquired by a Texas mobile software developer, Phunware. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Two Socal Firms Make Windows Azure Accelerator Program

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Two, Southern California companies are on the list of the next class for Microsoft's startup accelerator, the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure , according to Microsoft Monday.

DEMO Skips SoCal, Heads North

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DEMO , the technology company launch conference which has traditionally been held in Palm Springs or the San Diego area, is moving its conference to the San Francisco Bay Area, new executive producer Matt Marshall announced today. According to Marshall, who is replacing Chris Shipley in running the event, the move is the first time that the technology launch event has been held in the SF Bay Area. DEMO has been held outside of the Bay Area for its entire history.

SoCal Racks Up Another Successful IPO

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Those firms include 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.

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal

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Confident Technologies / Curtis Staker / San Diego - Staker is the former President of Websense, and has pulled together an experienced team with a depth of experience from the firm.

Four SoCal Firms Head to DEMO

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According to DEMO, Thousand Oaks-based Invested.In , Santa Barbara-based Phone Halo , San Diego-based Tastr , and Los Angeles-based Immitter will all be presenting at the technology launch conference. Four Southern California firms are headed to Palm Springs for the DEMO launch conference next week, according to a list of the presenters released Friday.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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Readers in San Diego, Orange County, Ventura County, and elsewhere, please comment or send us your comments!). Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which.