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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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. Upfront Ventures. Greycroft Ventures. Core Innovation Capital. Okapi Ventures.

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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 billion in venture capital in Q2 of 2016, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters. 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.

Southern California Companies Raise $1.46B In VC In Q3 2015

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Southern California has seen another, big venture capital investment quarter, with companies raising $1.46 billion invested across Southern California for all of 2015. moneytree quarterly venture capital report investment totals

Venture Capital Fundraising On Uptick

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It looks like it's going to be a good year for venture capital -- fundraising, that is, according to numbers released by Dow Jones Monday. venture capital fundraising finance dowjones

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.

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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 billion in investments in Q1 of 2015, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association. New England was right behind Southern California, with $1.4

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. Nationally, venture capitalists invested $7.5M Southern California's biggest investment sectors in the quarter were.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Venture capital. 5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California. The great NorCal vs. SoCal debate is a longstanding, undeniable rivalry between the stereotypical surfer dudes of the south and environmental geeks to the north.

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Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report were released today, finding that a total of $683.7M was invested across Southern California in Q4 of 2012. billion in venture capital.

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

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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).

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

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.

Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California for Q3 of 2011 are up from last year, but down from last quarter, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. was invested in Q 3in Southern California companies, up from the same quarter last year, when only $443.8M 2011 california southern capital venture

University of California Plans $250M Venture Capital Fund

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Startups related to the many University of California campuses in Southern California may soon have a new source of funding: The University of California itself, via a new, $250M venture capital.

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 billion invested in venture capital in Q4 of 2015, according to the latest numbers released over the weekend by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. Southern California bucked the national trend, where venture investing dollars were down 32 percent in Q4 compared with Q3. Think there is a technology investment slowdown?

Southern California Firms Get $587.0M In Venture Capital In Q2

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in venture capital investments in Q2 2013 across Southern California, spread across 80 deals. However, venture dollars invested were above Q1, when Southern California saw $569.1M

Southern California Bucks VC Trend, As Firms Raise $924.13M In Q1

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The latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, The National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters have tallied up just under a billion dollars in venture capital investments in the Southern California region in Q1 of this year, a very significant uptick from Q2 of 2011. Southern California's investment totals bucked a downward national trend in venture capital investing.

Bill Maris Takes Stage for 2nd Act, Says New Fund Mostly Committed

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In his first public appearance since leaving Google Ventures, Bill Maris said Wednesday his new venture fund, Section 32, is nearly fully invested—less than four months after he officially unveiled its existence in the San Diego area. In a keynote talk at a venture summit in San Diego, Maris said Section 32 already is looking to raise a second fund.

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 venture capital totals moneytree quarterly 2016 pricewaterhousecoopers investment investors financein funding, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters.

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.

Southern California Venture Investments Top $1.3 Billion In Q4

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Venture capitalists invested more than $1.3 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.

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. True Ventures and Redpoint Ventures both had 3 investments each.

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 Nationally, venture capital investment up slightly, at $5.9 The most active investors for Q1 in Southern California were DFJ.

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.

Report: Harrison Metal VC Heads To SoCal

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A report today from CNN's Term Sheet says that a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Erik Rannala , is leaving Harrison Metal Venture Capital to set up a new venture capital fund in Southern California. According to the report, Rannala is setting up a separate fund to focus on opportunities in Southern California. metal harrison executive capital venture

Handful of Southern California Investors In Top Twitter Investor List

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Enterprise Software Is Back: SoCal Sees Surge In Software Deals

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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

SoCal VC's Scarce On Top VC List

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This week's release of a list of their "Top 100" venture capitalists by AlwaysOn -- based roughly on number and dollar amount of successful M&A and IPO deals between October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2009--seems to have skipped local Southern California venture capitalists, with only one Southern California VCs listed. According to the list, just Jim Gauer of Palomar Ventures , made the cut.

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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Survey: SoCal Startups Optimistic Even As Venture Capital Tightens

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A new survey, released this week by Silicon Valley Bank, finds that even as the availability of venture capital in Southern California is tightening, and lofty unicorn valuations are declining, startup entrepreneurs are still optimistic about the future of technology in the region. startup survey outlook silicon valley bank venture capital investment valuation

SoCal Venture Capital Investments Total $497.8M In Q4

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Southern California venture capital investments total $497.8M, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, which were released this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. The investments totals were up from the $464M invested in Southern California in Q3, and increased more than the trend nationally, up 7 percent versus 2 percent nationally.