Poizner Updates Plan for Alliance on Southern California Innovation

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After launching a study to identify how tech hubs work, the leader of a nonprofit consortium created to boost Southern California’s startup ecosystem says he is focusing on three initiatives to supercharge the seven-county SoCal region as a hotbed for innovation.

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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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10 New York City startups we’re crazy about. Apple event rumor round-up: iPad Mini, iPad 3.5, Startups. Startups. 5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California. MYTH 1: SoCal’s nothing but beaches, Housewives, and Mickey Mouse.

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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.

Announcing the 2014 socalTECH 50: Southern California's Ones To Watch

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This is our second year of creating our list of the top 50 people to watch in Southern California''s technology industry, and it was NOT an easy task. 2014 dfr2014 event list founders startup socaltech socaltech50

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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If you’re a startup and you don’t have a close relationship with a few law firms you’re really missing one of the most important relationships that any entrepreneur can have. Many people start companies arse backwards. So it doesn’t have to be a small firm.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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What's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia? It looks to be startup accelerators. In just the last few weeks, at least five different incubation/acceleration efforts have booted up in the region. K5Launch , which was announced yesterday, is headed up by Amir Banafatemi, Ray Chan, David Cheng, and Kai Tao, four Southern California angel investors.

LA, and Southern California's Surge In Venture Capital Funds

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We've summarized the funds that have announced new funds in the last nine months or so, or that are in the midst of raising funds--a total of more than $1086 million in total funds. Managing Director: Arjan Schutte, Kathleen Utecht Investment interests: Fintech startups.

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

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

Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

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

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

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. However, three local startups-- OpenX , Steelhouse , and Thrive Market all have pushed past the $100M mark in the last few months with public announcements.

Los Angeles Startup Events

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I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. I realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it.

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

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.

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?

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.

Four Founders of Hot Startups With Links To Southern California

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Anyone who has been in the technology industry for awhile has heard that oft repeated myth , that most startup founders in Silicon Valley are from Stanford. Here are four startup founders, who are among the hottest companies in the technology world, who got their start in Southern California.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. I will do my best to keep this up to date. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. I'd also recommend you subscribe to So Cal Tech Central.

Southern California's Billion Dollar Startup Trio: SpaceX, Snapchat, Beats

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Think Silicon Valley has a lock on billion dollar startups? A recent analysis by the Wall Street Journal uncovers a surprising number of Southern California startups in the billion dollar valuation -- led by Hawthorne-based SpaceX , with a $4.8 Along with SpaceX, Southern California includes Snapchat ($2.0 billion dollar startups venture capital exit merger acquisition spacex snapchat beats

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.

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. Quarter to quarter, investments were up from Q1, when $585M was invested in the region. across 966 deals, up 19 percent from the first quarter, when there was $6.3 Southern California's biggest investment sectors in the quarter were.

WSJ Top Startups List: SoCal Matches Silicon Valley On IPOs

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One of the most interesting things about the Wall Street Journal's list of top startups in the U.S.? The number of IPOs of companies on the Journal's list from 2011 from Southern California matched the number of IPOs of Silicon Valley companies.

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. Start Engine.

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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

2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2015 Startup and Entrepreneur Forecast taking place Thursday, January 29 from 7 p.m. Our line-up of panelists include many of Southern California’s top VCs, Angels and Startup Accelerators.

Southern California's Top 10 Most Popular Tech Stories Of The Year

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What was Southern California's technology community most interested in 2012? in the company's efforts to start a commercial space tourism industry. generation of startups. SpaceX Plans Launch Site In Texas - In April, SpaceX announced plans to set up a launch.

Interview with Steve Poizner, Alliance for Southern California Innovation

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Steve Poizner is a serial tech entrepreneur and was formerly California Insurance Commissioner, and recently founded the Alliance for Southern California Innovation (www.alliancesocal.org), a nonprofit which has gathered together an impressive list of research universities, technology leaders, and others to help boost the profile of Southern California in the technology industry. I did that for a couple of years, which got me and my wife down to SoCal.

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Four SoCal Startups That Thrived Despite--or Because Of--Economic Downturns

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However, if history is any lesson, downturns actually have created some of Southern California's most successful technology companies, whether through forcing those companies to swizzle their business models, by removing competition from the market, or even spurring customers to more readily adopt their products to save money. Here are three Southern California startups who thrived despite--or maybe even because of--downturns.

Five Startups Revolutionizing Music, In Southern California

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Southern California is the center of the entertainment industry, which not only includes the world of Hollywood, movies and film, and television, but is also the home of the music industry. Combine that with the growing startup community here, and you end up with at.

Two Southern California Technology Researchers Get White House Honors

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She was also a co-founder at Gevo , the biofuels startup which spun out of Caltech, which had its IPO in 2011.