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Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital


Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana ranked further down on the list, at number 16, at $13.1M San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara; 2. READ MORE>>.

IPO Slowdown? Not For This Market: Santa Barbara


Amid hand wringing about an IPO slowdown in 2015, there's one shining region which had a banner IPO and acquisition year last year: Santa Barbara. The city and surrounding region, which has been a long time technology hub, had a huge IPO and exit year, according to an analysis conducted by socaltech. The biggest exit was the $1.5

Overcoming Santa Barbara's Tech Talent Bottleneck


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New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region


percent of private jobs in the technology sector, ranked at number 13 nationwide; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta had 8.9

Technology , Cocktails, and Incubators in Santa Barbara

Steve Reich

Appropriately enough, ­­­we gathered in the about-to-open Synergy Business and Technology Center, Santa Barbara’s latest incubator.

CALIENT Technologies Raises $19.4M


Santa Barbara-based CALIENT Technologies , a developer of photonic switching equipment, said this morning that it has raised $19.4M

Reflections On 2016: John Greathouse, Investor, Professor at UC Santa Barbara


This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on the year from Southern California's technology community. This contribution is from John Greathouse , a longtime venture capitalist and also a professor at UC Santa Barbara, who was instrumental in Computer Motion's initial public offering and the sale of GoToMeeting to Citrix.

Women in Technology International Santa Barbara

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 -- Women in Technology International Launches Santa Barbara Network: Citrix Executive Elizabeth Cholawsky to Speak at Kickoff Event. s IT Support business line, at Women in Technology International?s s Santa Barbara kickoff event. Elizabeth will speak on the challenges today?s

D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies


technologies voip software embedded android webia merger acquisitionFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Sixty-four Southern California Firms On Technology Fast 500


Earlier this week, Deloitte released its latest list of the top 500 growing technology companies, in its 2012 Technology Fast 500. list.

Cisco Buys Santa Barbara Firm


San Jose-based networking giant Cisco said today that it has acquired Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, a Santa Barbara firm which develops software used for managing building infrastructure. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cisco's Globalisation Centre East unit is based in Bangalore, India.

Superconductor Technologies Spins Off Subsidiary


Superconductor Technologies , the developer of superconducting materials which was, until recently, located in Santa Barbara, said earlier this week that it has spun off a subsidiary working on its Reconfigurable Resonance (RcR) technology. is looking to find financing before actively developing its technology.

Some Quick Thoughts on Exits for Technology Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Later today I’m presenting at the annual Rincon Ventures Summit in Santa Barbara. Startup Exits: A Primer from msuster.

Superconductor Technologies Shifts HQ To Texas


Santa Barbara-based Superconductor Technologies , which was founded in 1987 in Santa Barbara and develops high temperature superconducting materials, is moving its headquarters out of the state, to Texas. superconductor technologies high temperature semiconductor materials relocation jobs employment scon

What Plans With Its $103M Funding, with Eric Robison


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Winemaking in Santa Barbara County - A World of Entrepreneurs

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Presents: Winemaking in Santa Barbara County - A World of Entrepreneurs. Just forty years ago, there were fewer than 200 acres of vineyards in Santa Barbara County. How will they impact our entrepreneurial business of wine in Santa Barbara County?

Aurrion Acquired by Juniper Networks


Goleta-based Aurrion , a developer of networking semiconductor technology which was spun out of UC Santa Barbara, has been acquired by Juniper Networks , according to Juniper's blog. aurrion juniper networks merger acquisition semiconductor electrooptics optics electronics ucsb spinout technology transferREAD MORE>>.

Santa Barbara Firm Claims China Stole Filtering Code


Santa Barbara-based Solid Oak Software , a maker of PC Internet filtering technology, is claiming that the firm's software code is being used by the country as part of a new program to force PC makers to install filtering software on all new PCs shipped in the country.

Soraa Deploys In UK Museum


Soraa , the developer of Gallium Nitride (GaN) LED lighting technology, based on research out of UC Santa Barbara, has deployed its products at a museum in the United Kingdom. Soraa said its lighting systems are now being used at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, which the company says is the world's oldest public museum.

Restaurant Revolution Technologies Gains Funding


Santa Barbara-based Restaurant Revolution Technologies , a firm developing restaurant order management technology, has raised a round of venture funding, according to BR Venture Fund , a MBA student run venture capital fund based out of Cornell University. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.

Technology Space: The Final Frontier for Growth of Companies in Santa Barbara?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Presents: Technology Space - The Final Frontier for Growth of Companies in Santa Barbara? Have you ever come up against a wall when trying to find "technology space" in the Santa Barbara region? See [link] (more

Channel Technologies Group Acquired By Private Equity Firm


Santa Barbara-based Channel Technologies Group , a manufacturer and supplier of piezo-electric ceramics, transducers along with systems and services, has been acquired by private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Channel Technologies Group has approximately 250 employees. READ MORE>>.

Transphorm Gets $20M For Energy Technology


Goleta-based Transphorm , a developer of energy efficiency and power conversion technology, emerged from stealth today, saying it has just closed a $20M, Series C funding led by Google Ventures. Mishra is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Engineering and Sciences.

Two Local Firms Make WSJ Clean Technology List


The Wall Street Journal, at a conference in Santa Barbara this week, named its list of "Top 10" clean technology firms, naming two local companies to the list of firms with the "greatest potential to succeed." The WSJ held its ECO:nomics Executive Conference in Santa Barbara this week.

RingRevenue Expands Into New Offices, Ramps Hiring


Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the developer of pay-per-call technology for the affiliate marketing industry, told its customers Friday that it has moved into a new space on East Figueroa Street in Santa Barbara. marketing affiliate paypercall barbara santa employment hiring expansion office ringrevenue

Urban Airship Taps SoCal Tech Vets For Key Roles


Urban Airship , a startup which develops mobile analytics and engagement software, said today that it has named two executives--both of whom have had prominent roles at Santa Barbara area technology companies. The company--based in Portland--said it named Scott Allen as its CFO, and Eric Holmen as its SVP of Worldwide Sales.

Ice Energy Wins Deal In Riverside


Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy , a developer of energy storage technology, reports that it has scored a win with Riverside Public Utilities. According to Ice Energy, it has signed a five-year contract to provide 5 megawatts of thermal energy storage, using its systems. READ MORE>>.

CALIENT Technologies Launches New Product


Santa Barbara-based optical switching equipment maker CALIENT Technologies has launched a new, optical switching product into the market, called the CALIENT S320 Optical Circuit Switch. calient technologies mems swtich switching data center datacenter hardwarePricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA


NastyGal is just one of a number of fashion-meets-technology startups to emerge in Los Angeles, which. Demand Media. The now-public. OpenX.

cielo24 Gets $5M For Video Search, Captioning API


Santa Barbara-based Cielo24 , a developer of technology to which helps caption and make online video searchable, has raised $5M in a Series A funding. cielo24 develops technology to provide captions, transcripts, indexes and other data via an API. cielo24 is led by Brian Plackis-Cheng. READ MORE>>.

CALIENT Technologies Launches Into New Market


Santa Barbara-based optical switching equipment maker CALIENT Technologies has launched its optical switching product into a new market. calient technologies mems swtich switching data center datacenter hardwareThe company said the switch is aimed at being used as a low latency optical us for data centers. READ MORE>>.

Ice Energy Ties With Solar Panel Providers For Energy Bundle


Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy , the developer of energy storage devices which use ice to offload electric grids of peak loads, said Wednesday that it has launched a new, bundled solution which combines both its energy storage and photovoltaic solar energy. READ MORE>>.

Metacloud, Eucalyptus, Inktank: SoCal Startups Now Powering The Cloud


Based on a trio of recent, cloud technology acquisitions by major, Silicon Valley technology powerhouses, that would be Southern California. the acquisition of Santa Barbara-based Eucalpytus by HP last week; and the acquisition earlier this year of Los Angeles-based Inktank by Red Hat. READ MORE

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars


Instead, grab your surfboard and head to UC Santa Barbara. Image Credit: University Of California, Santa Barbara.

Interlink Electronics Links With UCSB


Camarillo-based Interlink Electronics , which develops force sensing, position sensor, and other electronics for the interface market, said today that it has linked with the University of California, Santa Barbara. interlink electronics ucsb santa barbara research development technology transferREAD MORE>>.

Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology


The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. or forward the query to an appropriate hotel staffer to respond.

CompuVision Merges With Sagewood Systems


Santa Barbara-based CompuVision , a managed IT services provider, and fellow IT services firm Sagewood Systems said late Tuesday that the two have merged. Sagewood Systems focuses on the healthcare technology services area, and was founded in 1998. Financial details of the merger were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Mindbody, Cornerstone Among Outside's Top Places To Work


Other local companies on the list included Ventura''s Patagonia and Goleta''s Deckers Brands. READ MORE>>.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

Eric Greenspan

I spent my week applying the new skills I obtained from attending conferences, reading and engaging in Twitter activities. Yesterday was Halloween.

Anchore, Founded by Ansible, Eucalpytus Vet, Raises $2.5M


Santa Barbara-based container software technology developer Anchore , which was founded by veterans of Ansible, has raised $2.5M in a funding round, the company disclosed today. The funding came from Menlo Ventures and e-ventures. Ansible was acquired by Red Hat for $150M in October of 2015. READ MORE>>.