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

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A new study released earlier this month has ranked the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta metropolitan area, as well as the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos metropolitan area among the top ten markets for venture capital activity. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara; 2.

IPO Slowdown? Not For This Market: Santa Barbara

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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. acquisition merger wallstreet barbara santa slowdown

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Overcoming Santa Barbara's Tech Talent Bottleneck

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PCWorld has the tale of how one of the region's up-and-coming technology firms-- RightScale --has overcome those issues, by using remote web access and a distributed workforce. technology worker remote recruiting jobs barbara santa

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. Steve Poizner, who sold two of his startups to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) and served as California Insurance Commissioner a decade ago, has signed a collaboration agreement with a venture fund that Maris founded in suburban San Diego.

Redfin Takes Tech-Centric Real Estate To Santa Barbara

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Redfin , a tech-centric real estate brokerage firm based out of Seattle, said late last week that it has expanded into Santa Barbara and parts of Ventura County, bringing its website and mobile app into the Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. Redfin employs real estate agents who are paid based on client satisfaction rather than commission, and is centered around iOS, Android apps, and a website, all geared towards clients more comfortable with technology than people.

Synergy Incubator in Santa Barbara

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The MIT event mentioned in my last post was held at the beautiful new Synergy Business Technology Center ( www.synergybtc.com ) in Santa Barbara. Incubators and Accelerators southern california technology incubatorsMichael Holliday, architect who conceived the incubator and designed the space has built one of the most inspired environments I have seen in a very long time. Take a look at these photos: Click to view slideshow. An incubator 2 blocks from the beach?

CALIENT Technologies Raises $19.4M

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Santa Barbara-based CALIENT Technologies , a developer of photonic switching equipment, said this morning that it has raised $19.4M CALIENT Technologies is headed by Atiq Raza, and develops modular photonic switching systems.

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. s technology professionals face as the industry moves from the PC era to the Cloud era and the workforce becomes more mobile and distributed.

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

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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. I am very excited with the prospects of the San Diego market, as it reminds me of Santa Barbara circa 2005.

D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies

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Santa Barbara-based D2 Technologies , which develops embedded IP communications software, reports today that it has acquired Webia Technologies , a developer of products for the Google Android OS platform.

Sixty-four Southern California Firms On Technology Fast 500

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Earlier this week, Deloitte released its latest list of the top 500 growing technology companies, in its 2012 Technology Fast 500. The full list follows: 13 EdgeCast Networks 21406% Santa Monica Alex Kazerani 15 Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. technology fast deloitte ranking lis

Cisco Buys Santa Barbara Firm

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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. Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence will become part of Cisco's Emerging Technologies Group, part of Cisco's Globalisation Centre East, reporting to Marthin De Beer.

Superconductor Technologies Spins Off Subsidiary

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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. Superconductor Technologies did not say where Resonant Inc. The firm still has research and development facilities in the Santa Barbara area.

Some Quick Thoughts on Exits for Technology Startups

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Later today I’m presenting at the annual Rincon Ventures Summit in Santa Barbara. Startup Exits: A Primer from msuster. I thought you might like to see an advance copy of what I’m going to cover. I speak privately a lot about getting an exit at a startup.

Superconductor Technologies Shifts HQ To Texas

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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--which is publicly held and trades on the NASDAQ as SCON--said the moves is part of a "strategic initiative" to grow the company.

Carpe Data Finds $6.6M

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Santa Barbara-based Carpe Data , a new startup developing predictive data software for the insurance industry, has raised $6.6M The funding was led by Aquiline Technology Growth (ATG). in a Series A funding round. Carpe Data is led by Max Drucker. According to the company, the new funding will go towards sales and product development.

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

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This was a situation where we had the opportunity to take on funding, at a point where we could utilize it to scale our technology platform, and to increase our global reach and expand our content, beyond what we'd do normally.

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. What global forces, and what technological, market and demographic changes are coming? How will they impact our entrepreneurial business of wine in Santa Barbara County?

Santa Barbara Firm Claims China Stole Filtering Code

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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. Tags: censoring filtering chinese stealing crime barbara santa

Aurrion Acquired by Juniper Networks

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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 transfer

Restaurant Revolution Technologies Gains Funding

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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. Restaurant Revolution Technologies develops products for managing off-premise takeout and delivery orders. technology software restaurant funding capital venture cornell technologies revolution

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? Do you have out-of-the-box thoughts on how to resolve our technology space issue?

Soraa Deploys In UK Museum

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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 says its LED technology provides the widest range of colors that humans can see, but without ultraviolet or infrared radiation, which can damage objects under display.

Channel Technologies Group Acquired By Private Equity Firm

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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. Blue Wolf said that Gladstone Investment Corporation and executive management team of Channel Technologies are also investing in the deal. Channel Technologies Group has approximately 250 employees.

Transphorm Gets $20M For Energy Technology

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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. The firm, which is headed by Umesh Mishra, said it has now raised over $38M in funding from Google, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Foundation Capital, and Lux Capital for its technology.

Two Local Firms Make WSJ Clean Technology List

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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. clean technology cleantech esolar idealab sapphire energy conference award

RingRevenue Expands Into New Offices, Ramps Hiring

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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

Ice Energy Wins Deal In Riverside

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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. The company''s systems will be used to reduce peak energy usage for the City of Riverside. Ice Energy''s systems freeze ice at night, during off-peak power times, and uses that ice during the day for cooling.

Urban Airship Taps SoCal Tech Vets For Key Roles

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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. Allen had previously been VP and CFO of Citrix Online, which is based in Santa Barbara, in addition to current roles at Intermedia and a prior role in finance at ADP.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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NastyGal is just one of a number of fashion-meets-technology startups to emerge in Los Angeles, which. has long been home to both technology and fashion--but, based on its trajectory, looks to be one of the fastest growing. Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles?

cielo24 Gets $5M For Video Search, Captioning API

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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. The funding was led by ff Venture Capital, and also included North Base Media, Pereg Ventures, Indicator Ventures, Wavemaker Partners and others. cielo24 is led by Brian Plackis-Cheng.

Ice Energy Ties With Solar Panel Providers For Energy Bundle

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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.

New San Diego Biotech Looks to Open Way for Anti-Cancer Drugs

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He moved to Santa Barbara, CA, where he established what he calls “a little subsidiary” of the SBP institute, and joined the faculty of UC Santa Barbara.