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Southern California Companies Raise $2.49 Billion In VC In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $2.49 The big numbers were directly impacted by several large fundings in Southern California--most notably, a giant, $1.27 Southern California represented almost half of the top fundraising rounds for Q2 nationally. The big investment dollars for Southern California in Q2 is more than the region brought in during the dot com boom, and exceed the prior recent record of $1.9

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.

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.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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Southern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and. marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley.

Southern California Sees $1.9 Billion In Q1 Deals, Biggest Since Dot Com Boom

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Southern California saw a staggering $1.9 MoneyTree report, which was released this evening, The quarter was the biggest, investment quarter for Southern California since the dot com era. New England was right behind Southern California, with $1.4

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 southern california venture capital funding totals moneytree thompson reuters investment 2012

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. The group's members include many member of the Tech Coast Angels, and has a goal of making Southern California, and particularly Orange County, a more vibrant environment for tech startups. 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. The most active venture firms for Southern California in Q4 were Enterprise Partners (6 investments), Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (4 deals); and Interwest Partners and New Enterprise Associates , both with 3 deals each in Southern California companies.

TrueCar Jumps In IPO As Socal Tech Exits Continue

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The company--the second technology company to have an IPO this year from Southern California--was trading around $10.47 truecar southern california technology exit merger acquisition true Santa Monica-based TrueCar , the online new car pricing and buying site, jumped in its IPO Friday morning, trading up 16 percent in early trading this morning. per share, up around 16 percent over its pricing at $9.00 per share late last night.

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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

Map: Southern California Hotbed Of Kickstarter Activity

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A new mashup map of activity on crowdfunding site Kickstarter shows that Southern California is apparently one of the hotbeds of activity on the site. startup finance crowdfunding angeles california southern kickstarter thingswestart

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 Southern California saw a steeper drop in venture capital investments nationally, where the MoneyTree Report found $12.1

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

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

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 in funding, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters. According to the report, there were 71 deals worth a total of $663.2M in funding in Q3, down from the much larger, $2.5 billion in funding received in the region in Q2.

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. Venture capitalists invested more than $1.3

Southern California Biotech Execs Take Stand Against Immigration Order

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A long list of executives in Southern California have joined in a joint statement , published in Nature on Tuesday, which call the Presidential Immigration order a "misguided policy", and complained the move gave a message that "America is no longer welcoming of any immigrants, whatsoever."

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. finance investor 2014 tally investment survey nvca moneytree capital venture california southern

SoCal Firms Still Lined Up For IPOs

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10 of the 44 venture-backed companies currently filed to go public are from Southern California, according to an analysis today from the Wall Street Journal. venture-backed companies currently filed for an IPO, with 10 from Southern California and 13 from Silicon Valley. Southern California has been very active in the IPO arena, with successful IPOs recently of Cornerstone OnDemand , Demand Media , and Inphi Corp.

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Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far

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Lets Save The Water…With A Hackathon! | rhubarb studios Water Hack

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rhubarb studios is located in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA), an emerging regional hub for technology start-ups in Southern California.

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A History of SCaLE12X, 12 years of the SoCal Linux Expo

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This weekend marks the 12th consecutive Southern California Linux Expo, SCaLE12x. This year, the 12th anniversary of the Southern California Linux Expo will take place at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel as a three-day event, now with 85 speakers and over 100 exhibitors.

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Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013

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There''s been a lot of activity over the past two years in the Southern California accelerator/incubator market, with numerous groups (Amplify, EvoNexus, K5, LaunchpadLA, MediaCamp, Science, StartEngine, and many, many others) looking to help entrepreneurs start and fund their companies.

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 The most active investors for Q1 in Southern California were DFJ. venture capital southern california moneytree thomson angeles diego orange

Three SoCal Startups That Beat Snapchat To $100M In Revenues

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Venice-based Snapchat might be the darling of the technology startup scene, but there are at least three, privately held startups--and maybe, more--in Southern California who recently passed $100M in revenues, according to a look through recent announcements.

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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. Southern California's biggest investment sectors in the quarter were. The largest investments for the quarter in Southern California were for Fisker Automotive , which raised $115M in the quarter; and Cameron Health , which raised $107M in funding.

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Three Southern California Firms Get EETimes Focus

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Semiconductor and electronics industry publication EETimes has identified three of Southern California's semiconductor startups among its annual list of sixty startups to watch in the industry. eetimes southern california startup electronics semiconductor transphorm rfaxis epcc

Report: Southern California Startups Focus More On M&A, Profit

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A new report, issued by Silicon Valley Bank over the last week, has found that Southern California startups are far more focused on being acquired than on IPOs, and also on making profits, compared with most startups. The SoCal Startup Outlook compared the responses of entrepeneurs from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, versus the views of a total of nearly 950 entrepreneurs across the U.S., southern california angeles startup outlook report

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I

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In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond.

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SoCal Takes Top Two Spots In Instagram Tags

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Southern California looks to be the top location for Instagram tags, based on a ranking of tags on the app released this week. southern california instagram sharing tags hashtag rank mobile According to Instagram, the top two spots in Instagram''s list of the top tagged locations in 2014 were Disneyland , in Anaheim, and Dodger Stadium , in Los Angeles.

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Event Honors Sky Dayton, Identifies SoCal's Tech and Innovation Leaders

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C-Suite Quarterly has identified the top leaders in Southern California's technology industry, and is honoring them Wednesday evening at an event at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. southern california startups entrepreneurs csqmag event award

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Google Boosts Wind Project For SoCal

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Search engine giant Google is making another, big investment in an energy project benefiting Southern California. The firm said this morning that it is investing $100M in a new wind farm in Oregon, which will be supplying Southern California Edison with 845MW of renewable energy. google wind southern california oregon

Handful of Southern California Investors In Top Twitter Investor List

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A list issued Thursday by Twitter analytics firm PeekAnalytics identifies the top, influential high tech investors based on their key Twitter metrics, and--perhaps unsurprisingly--only a small number of local investors show up on the list.

Job Fairs Back, As SoCal Technology Firms Ramp Hiring

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In a sign that demand for employees from Southern California technology firms is on the rise, two, separate announcements Wednesday from local companies indicates that hiring demand at local companies is up, and companies are again scrambling to fill positions. fair southern california angeles employment technology engineer technical software talent valueclick factual

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Southern California Edison: Re-engineering Grid For Solar

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Southern California Edison said today that it's in the middle of a major "re-engineering" of its power distribution network, due to the increase in solar power generation in its market. southern california edison solar power cleantech energy grid utilityAccording to the power utility, it has been reworking neighborhood power circuits, to accept large amount of fluctuating, solar generation capability now on the grid.

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

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Based on a trio of recent, cloud technology acquisitions by major, Silicon Valley technology powerhouses, that would be Southern California. Three companies--all started in Southern California--have been picked up for their cloud technology over the last few months, including today''s acquisition of Pasadena-based Metacloud by Cisco Corp.; Where is the future of the cloud being developed?

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Two Southern California Technology Researchers Get White House Honors

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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