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


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).

Silicon Beach Fest Expands Event Lineup, Sets Keynotes


Silicon Beach--the self-appointed name that has been used to describe many parts of Southern California''s tech community, but which has seemed to have centered itself over Santa Monica and surrounding towns--has no shortage of events and conferences.

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Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Today


The event is harnessing the startup energy in Santa Monica, and features all across town, at ROC , Cross Campus , the Viceroy , Santa Monica Place , and elsewhere. Overall, the event organizers say there are 150 speakers participating in over 30 panels.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California


He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. In his post, he mentions the following events / event organizers, and you should visit his post for a bit more on each of them. They put on great events. VentureNet – Great annual event by the Technology Council. CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum – Great events on various topics – there's one this Saturday that would be great to go to.

Vokle Gets Funding


Santa Monica-based Vokle has scored an investment round from the Tech Coast Angels, the angel group formally announced Monday. The investment had been uncovered by socalTECH in January, but had not officially been announced as a TCA deal. Vokle is headed by Robert Kiraz, and operates an online service which allows people to host live, streamed video events. vokle venture capital funding video streaming live event

Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Wednesday


Silicon Beach Fest , the technology festival which celebrates everything about Silicon Beach, is kicking off Wednesday night at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, and runs through Saturday the 21st. The event--which is run by Kevin Winston of Digital LA, and also includes a long list of Southern California''s technology and media movers and shakers--includes events this year spread across Cross Campus, the Shore Hotel, The Viceroy, General Assembly, and other locations.

LA's Technology Ecosystem Expands, As Silicon Valley Law Firm Sets Up Shop


In a sign that the Los Angeles technology and startup world is starting to be taken more seriously by Silicon Valley, one of Silicon Valley's more prominent law firms has set up shop in Santa Monica.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Silicon Beach Fest takes place June 19-22, 2013 in Santa Monica. Key Events include: June 14-16: Hackathon presented by AT&T will gather a few hundred developers, coaches, and business professionals who will create startup pitches at ROC Santa Monica.

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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There’s Santa Monica, Westside, Hollywood, Downtown LA, the Valley, and Pasadena. I may be biased, but it really feels like downtown Santa Monica is becoming the tech hub of LA. Some of the past events & videos are linked to below.

Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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Events. Now its simply doing so from a swanky third story ocean view balcony overlooking Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade shopping district. Events. Seats filling up for tonight's #pandomonthly event with Daniel Ek

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Events. Google quickly bought AdSense in 2003 and Elbaz’s AS team became Google Santa Monica. Events. socaltech socal socalctoFollow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People. Products. Culture. PandoList.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009


When I drill down on that term, you can see why with posts like: Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals Lops A Third Of Company THQ Lays Off 100 Employees, Closes San Diego Office Citrix Cuts 10 Percent; Santa Barbara Hit And it's also interesting to see what geographies are being associated with "Layoffs" more often than others: Layoffs Woodland Hills Layoffs San Diego Layoffs Santa Monica Layoffs Los Angeles I guess this is a sign of the times.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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In growing numbers, Silicon Valley executives—long based in tech strongholds like Santa Clara and Palo Alto—are buying homes in Los Angeles, as the lines between the technology and entertainment businesses grow blurrier. Replay the event. socaltech socalctoFacebook.

Q3 Southern California Venture Deals Around $879M


A quick analysis by socalTECH of our tracking of venture capital deals in Southern California finds that there was around $879M in venture funding activity here in Q3. The information--gleaned from funding announcements, regulatory filings, and other sources--are not far off from socalTECH's totals from last quarter, which totaled up around $932M in investment activity.

Q1 Southern California Venture Deals Rise To Around $1.4B


A quick analysis of venture capital deals in Q1, tracked by socalTECH, finds that there was around $1.4 for Santa Monica electric vehicle firm Coda Automotive. Father north, in Santa Barbara, Sonos scored $25.0M Numbers from those firms usually differs--sometimes drastically--due to sources of information, timing of funding events, and classification of data. billion in venture activity here in Q1, up significantly from around $997M tallied in Q4.