Tocagen Plans IPO to Finance Trials of Gene Therapy in Brain Cancer

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The San Diego-based biotech filed the paperwork Thursday for an IPO that could raise up to $86 million—a figure likely to change as the company determines how many shares it will sell, and at what price.

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

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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. The firm said the funding will go towards expansion of its operations, to both Washington, DC and San Diego.

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San Diego, Irvine Tops For Engineering Job Demand, Says Report

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Two, Southern California markets-- San Diego and Irvine --are among the top ares for engineering job demand, according to a report today. listings monster technology engineering employment jobs irvine diego

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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San Diego Startups Band Together For Job Fair

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Highlighting the continued growth in demand for technical talent, a group of ten San Diego startup is banding together to attract job seekers to their companies, According to San Diego's SweetLabs , the software developer behind Pokki and OpenCandy, it and another nine startups will run an event December 1st called 10 Startups, $100 Million in Funding, 100 New Jobs. diego startups fair employment

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 Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem. So, without further ado, here''s the list of this year''s 2013 Socaltech 50 : Basil Abifaker , Transaction Wireless (San Diego, digital gift cards).

San Diego Tech Coast Angels Honor John G. Watson With Memorial Fund

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The San Diego chapter of the Tech Coast Angels , the largest angel investment group in Southern California, as well as the United States, said today that it has established a new, memorial fund, the John G. and was president of Ionian Technologies in San Diego.

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.

Sixty-four Southern California Firms On Technology Fast 500

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A very healthy list of Southern California companies made the list, with a total of 64 companies in the region ranked in the list. 6225% San Diego Kevin C. 33 ServiceNow Software 4873% San Diego Frank Slootman 42 Trius Therapeutics 3420% San Diego Jeffrey Stein, Ph.D.

Southern California Companies Raise $1.46B In VC In Q3 2015

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Southern California has seen another, big venture capital investment quarter, with companies raising $1.46 billion invested across Southern California for all of 2015. raised across 51 deals, followed by San Diego, which had $433.8M

Southern California Startups Raise More Than $598.4M In VC In Q4

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Southern California''s venture capital investments totaled a little more than $598.4M billion was invested across Southern California''s technology industry. southern california venture capital investment moneytree quarterly q42013 2013

Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

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was invested across Southern California in Q4 of 2012. The funding brings Southern California's total 2012 investments to $3.2 Los Angeles had a total of $311.25M in deals for the quarter, followed by Orange County with $197.8M, then San Diego, with $174.6M

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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What's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia? K5Launch , which was announced yesterday, is headed up by Amir Banafatemi, Ray Chan, David Cheng, and Kai Tao, four Southern California angel investors. Similarly, the firm is using a Y-Combinator/TechStars model to startups, and covers Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. It looks to be startup accelerators.

Southern California Firms Raise $762.88M in Q1

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The latest numbers are out on venture capital investments in Southern California from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, finding that the region had nearly $762.88M invested in companies in the region during Q1 of 2014.

Southern California Sees Boom In Venture Investments In Q4

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That's definitely not the case in Southern California, which saw a massive, $1.3 Southern California bucked the national trend, where venture investing dollars were down 32 percent in Q4 compared with Q3. in San Diego. The largest deals included $150M received by LA's Zestcash , $91.96M invested in San Diego's Sapphire Energy , and $85M invested in Irvine's Alteryx. Think there is a technology investment slowdown?

Uber Expands In San Diego

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Uber , the technology-enabled, private car service which uses smartphones to allow users to summon a private car, is further expanding its Southern California efforts, saying today that it has launched in San Diego. Uber is venture backed by Menlo Ventures, Bezos Expeditions, and Goldman Sachs, and is based in San Francisco, although CEO Travis Kalanick is a LA native. uber diego limo private automobile transportation service

Southern California VC Totals Drop To $810.5M In Q1

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Southern California startups raised $810.5M Southern California venture totals were down significantly from the $1.38 in funds invested, across 47 deals; Orange County had $158M invested across 15 deals; and San Diego had $253.5M

DFJ Mercury Promotes Venture Partner In San Diego

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DFJ Mercury did not say how much the new role for Lebovitz will affect its investments in Southern California, however, the company has invested in such diverse companies as Monrovia-based Prolacta Biosciences and iPhone game creation firm GameSalad.

Google Invests $103M In Southern California Solar Project

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Internet giant Google has made another alternative energy investment in Southern California, investing $103M in a utility-scale, solar photovoltaic generating plant in Imperial County. google southern california utility cleantech solar project photovoltai

Southern California Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report finds that companies here in Southern California raised $695.4M The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5

Southern California Startups Raise $761.12M in Q2 2014

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The latest venture capital totals from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association''s MoneyTree Report was released this evening, tallying up $761.12M in investments in Q2 of 2014 in Southern California, up from Q2 of 2013, when $616.83M was invested in the region. invested in San Diego, and $66.53M invested in Orange County during the period. for San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals firm Otonomy ; and $48.0M

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. in investments in San Diego.

MoneyTree Report: Southern California Q3 Venture Totals Drop To $663.27M

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Southern California's venture capital totals dropped significantly in Q3 of 2016, to a mere $663.2M Q2 fundings in Southern California were much higher, due to a giant $1.27 for San Diego, then $189.0M in funding, and Rox Medical , in San Clemente, raised $40M in funding. in funding, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters.

K5 Brings yCombinator Model Accelerator To Orange and San Diego County

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Exciting times in the Southern California tech community. K5Launch announced a new accelerator program that provides promising technology startups with a three-month intensive accelerator program for entrepreneurs in Southern California.

Venture Capitalists Invest $493.2M In Southern California In Q1

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The latest venture capital numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters, was released tonight, showing that Southern California had $493.2M in San Diego. The most active investors for Q1 in Southern California were DFJ. venture capital southern california moneytree thomson angeles diego orange

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. in funding, and San Diego $198.18M in investments. Southern California's biggest investment sectors in the quarter were.

Southern California Firms Raise $738M In Q4 2011

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture capital Association MoneyTree survey, which is based on data from Thomson Reuters, tallies $738.34M invested in Southern California in Q4 of 2011. Southern California fundraising matched a similar increase nationally, where $28.4 In Southern California, San Diego County took the lead in investment totals, raising $262.1M

SoCal Investors Score With Klout Acquisition

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A number of Southern California angel investors, and one of its venture firms, have scored an exit over at social media influence measurement startup Klout , as the San Francsco company said Thursday that it is being acquired by Lithium Technologies.

IPO Filings Keep Coming In Southern California

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The filing of an IPO by Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless on Friday seems to indicate the interest in public markets by venture-backed, Southern California firms has not abated. Other notable Southern California firms that have filed for an IPO recently include Santa Monica-based Cornerstone On Demand , San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor , San Diego-based Ambit Biosciences , and Los Angeles-based Gamefly.

Four Founders of Hot Startups With Links To Southern California

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There''s also a similar argument, that if Southern California could only attract more of the students who go to school in the region''s many top universities , we''d have more of our share of the next generation of technology startups.

Southern California Linked IPOs Grow

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The number of Southern California related initial public offerings is growing steadily upwards, as Gevo --originally started in Pasadena, and based on technology out of Caltech and UCLA--hit the market this morning. Gevo is just the latest in a surge of companies hitting the public markets which have Southern California links. Other recent IPOs with Southern California roots include Inphi Corp.

Amyloid Hypothesis Lives On—Solanezumab, Too, Despite “Siren Song”

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When Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY ) reported the day before Thanksgiving, that its Alzheimer’s treatment solanezumab failed to significantly improve the condition of people with a mild form of the disease , some observers immediately called it a final blow for the drug. After all, it had also failed to improve a broader range of patients with mild to moderate disease in two trials that reported results in 2012.