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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

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 in the fourth quarter, according to the latest number from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, in its MoneyTree report.

Southern California VC Totals Drop To $810.5M In Q1

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Southern California startups raised $810.5M in venture capital in Q1, according to the latest MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters.

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

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?

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.

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.

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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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

Enterprise Software Is Back: SoCal Sees Surge In Software Deals

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Think Southern California''s tech industry is all about fashion, Hollywood, and content? enterprise software tigertext invoca chromeriver venture capital feature saas cloud

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.

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 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.

Where to Find Venture Funding in Southern California

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Over the past several years there have been a plethora of incubators and accelerators springing up all over southern California and particularly on the west side of Los Angeles. SoCal Tech. LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association).

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

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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 The chart of valuations shows that there are three companies which made the cut for being venture backed, having raised money in the last three years, and are still privately held. Along with SpaceX, Southern California includes Snapchat ($2.0

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? venture capital exits in. 2011, showing a reduced number of exits--but more IPOs--in venture backed companies. The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and.

GRP's Suster Ranks Number Two On Most Respected VC List

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Mark Suster of GRP Partners has ranked number two on a list of "Most Respected Venture Capitalists". Suster has gained a significant following since launching into blogging and hosting This Week in Venture Capital, and was also named in a listing of top VC bloggers earlier this month.

TenOneTen Ventures Emerges As SoCal's Newest Venture Capital Firm

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Despite the level of venture capital activity in Southern California, the region--according to informal discussions with venture capitalists over the years--continues to suffer from a dearth of local, indigenous capital--at least, compared with the hundreds of investors along Sand Hill Road.

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 in venture funding.

Southern California Gas Invests In Fuel Cell Energy Firm

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Southern California Gas Company the unit of Sempra Energy which supplies natural gas to Southern California, has backed the manufacturer of natural gas, fuel cell equipment. in a Series E financing round, which included Southern California Gas Company, and was led by Artis Capital Management. Other investors include Gussing Renewable Energy and Kohlberg Ventures.

Color's SoCal Connection: Peter Pham

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Palo Alto-based Color , the new Silicon Valley startup developing mobile photo sharing and social networking software which appears to have gained unprecedented attention from the press this week at its launch, has a Southern California connection. The firm's SoCal connection?

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

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There are a number of reasons why Rincon Venture Partners passed on Twilio’s Seed Round. VC's love to talk about their successes. Yet most VC's bury their failures under six feet of denial. As noted in What Does VC Traction Really Mean? ,

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Los Angeles Startup Community

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So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica.

Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 -- Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond. Northern California gets all the attention when it comes to venture capital investment. But Southern California does VC, too, just not at quite the same scale as Silicon Valley. That will have to change as SoCal moves into the 21st century.

Q2 Venture Funding Drifts Downward In Southern California

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The latest MoneyTree Survey, from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters, tabulated. According to the report, which tracks venture capital activity nationwide, there were 89 deals in the quarter, the same as in Q1, but less than the 97 deals in the same quarter of last year. Fisker Automotive actually topped the nation as the biggest, venture capital funding in the quarter.