Thomas Fire Impacting Ventura County's Tech Industry

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An uncontrolled, raging fire in Ventura County--which started in Santa Paula last night around 6:45pm, and rapidly spread to more than 25,000 acres early on Tuesday morning--is directly impacting the high tech corridor in Ventura County. Radio traffic from Ventura County Fire Department tactical channels have many people trapped in their homes and homes on fire in Ventura. thomas fire ventura uncontrolled technology ventures disaster climate change

Ventura BioCenter Lunch and Learn

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Friday, July 21, 2017 -- Ventura BioCenter Lunch and Learn. ALine Inc. Enabling the Microfluidic Revolution. See [link].

Startup Weekend Ventura County Winner Gets $10,000

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Camarillo-based Semtech , which manufactures analog and mixed-sginal semiconductors, says the winner of the recent Startup Weekend Ventura County event, which was held in Camarillo last weekend, has been awarded $10,000 in seed funding. startup weekend ventura county seed funding venture capital wireless lora technology semtech hardware

Ventura Among Top Social Cities, Says Report

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An analysis of the most social-media savvy cities, released this week, ranked the City of Ventura as number 4 in its list of cities with the most social companies, based on the social media usage of business people. Ventura was tied with Austin, Texas for the position.

Venture Ventura Capital Connections

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 -- Venture Ventura Capital Connections. The City of Ventura and the Ventura Chamber of Commerce invite you to mingle with movers and shakers of the growing local Ventura Venture Capital scene! Learn first-hand about Ventura's hot new initiatives to seed entrepreneurial growth and enterprise.

SoCalBio Executive Luncheon in Ventura County

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 -- SoCalBio Executive Luncheon in Ventura County. See [link] (more

Interview with Alex Schneider, Ventura Ventures Technology Center

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On Thursday, the City of Ventura is formally launching a new incubator, the Ventura Ventures Technology Center (www.v2tc.com), targeted at high tech businesses. who founded AdECN in Carpinteria, which was bought by Microsoft, is starting his second venture, Trade Desk, which is in stealth mode at the event, there's Netplenish.com, headed by Dave Compton, who founded Aqua Scientific, has a bitoech firm in Ventura, and is launching at the event. What is the Ventura incubator?

Cool Planet Energy Completes Road Test In Ventura County

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Camarillo-based Cool Planet Energy Systems reports today that it has completed a road test and trial in Ventura County, demonstrating its technology for converting non-food biomass into gasoline, jet fuel, and other products. According to Cool Planet, it ran a joint vehicle road test with the County of Ventura, using a 5 percent blend of the company''s renewable, low carbon gasoline for six weeks.

Semtech, Others To Launch Internet-of-Things Network In Ventura County

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Camarillo-based semiconductor devleoper Semtech , along with two partners, Mueller Systems and Senet , said Tuesday afternoon that they are launching a new wireless, low power, wide-are network in Ventura County using the LoRa networking standard. According to Semtech, the new, Ventura County network will be used to wireless track groundwater pumping data in the Fox Canyon aquifer.

Esri Rolls Out Interactive Southern California Fire Map

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Redlands-based mapping technology developer Esri has released a new, interactive map which provides information on the reach and extent of the fires in Southern California, covering both the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, and the Creek Fire near Sylmar--as well as the Rye Fire just developing in Santa Clarita. esri interactive southern california mapping technology geographical information system thomasfire fire ventura ryefire creekfire

The Trade Desk Closes Up 67.22 Percent After IPO

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Ventura-based The Trade Desk , the online advertising exchange operator, had a huge day on its first trading day on the NASDAQ Global Market, closing up 67.22% on Wednesday, at $30.10 -- well above its debut at $18.00 trade desk merger acquisition advertising exchange ventura

ISSQUARED Acquires Starnet Data Design

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Trade Desk Files For IPO

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Ventura-based Trade Desk has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $86.25M on an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The IPO filing is a huge win for the City of Ventura, and in particular its Ventura Ventures startup incubator, where The Trade Desk got its start. trade desk merger acquisition advertising exit venturaThe company says it has filed to trade as TTD. The advertising technology company is led by Jeff Green.

The Trade Desk Sees Major Surge With IPO, Up Nearly 60 Percent

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Ventura-based The Trade Desk , saw a huge pop in the markets this morning, with its stock trading up nearly 60 percent, at $28.66 The Trade Desk is venture backed by IA Ventures, Founder Collective, Wellington Management, and Highwind, and is a major win for the City of Ventura, which has not been known in the past for its technology startups. trade desk merger acquisition advertising exit ventura tradedesk

AT&T Boosts Cell Coverage In Thomas Fire Areas, Offers Unlimited Data, Text

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Customers affected by the Thomas Fire, Rye Fire, and Creek Fire, in La Canada, Flintridge, Oak View, Ojai, Santa Paula, Sylmar, Sunland, Tujunga and Ventura, and eligible for the unlimited data and text offer from AT&T. cell phone coverage disaster thomas fire thomasfire ventura santa paula

Atara Biotherapeutics Leases New Space In Thousand Oaks

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Uber Used In Drug Deal In Thousand Oaks

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The Ventura County Sheriff''s department reported this morning that it arrested two suspects in Thousand Oaks, who were using Uber to help conduct deals. uber drug deal thousand oaks ventura county crime criminal mobile According to the Sheriff''s Department, Cody Jens (24) of Agoura Hills, and Luke Karasiuk (22) of Thousand Oaks were arrested after local police made a vehicle code enforcement stop on an Uber driver on Wednesday morning.

Lynda.com Gets Award For Job Creation

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Verdict Reached in AeroVironment IP Lawsuit

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A Ventura County Superior Court jury awarded AeroVironment Inc. more than $2 million after finding three former employees engaged in fraud and breached patent and confidentiality agreements

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CoverHound Raises $33.3M

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Semtech Cuts Staff

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semtech semiconductor analog mixed signal jobs employment layoff camarillo ventura Camarillo-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor manufacturer Semtech said late Monday that it is in the midst of a restructuring, and has cut approximately 6 percent of its workforce. Semtech did not say how many employees the move impacts. According to Semtech, the job cuts came due to a "significant reduction" in demand for its products in the second half of its fiscal 2014.

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NetPlenish Launches, Lands $1.9M

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ventura-based NetPlenish , the mobile shopping service startup headed by Dave Compton , said today that it has launched with $1.9M NetPlenish is one of the firms located in the Ventura Ventures Technology Center. netplenish ventura ventures startup automatic replenishment ordering ecommerce venture capital

Technocel Expands In SoCal, Plans Hiring

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Coverhound Raises $14M To Ramp Hiring In Westlake Village

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Oktoberfest! Fermentation Seminar and Open House

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Ventura BioCenter. Friday, October 19, 2012 -- Oktoberfest! Fermentation Seminar and Open House. See [link] (more

Godex Opens Camarillo Office

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Patagonia Looks To Connect Environmental Action Groups With Customers

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Ventura-based outdoor clothing brand Patagonia launched a new effort on Wednesday, called Patagonia ActionWorks , in an attempt to connect its customers with environmental groups Patagonia supports. According to Patagonia, the effort hopes to connect individuals with its grantees, in order to take action on the "most pressing issues facing the world today." READ MORE>>. patagonia actionworks environmental action volunteer cleantech energy

The Trade Desk Bumps Estimated IPO Pricing Range

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In a sign that reception to the company's IPO is going well, Ventura-based The Trade Desk said in a regulatory filing on Monday that it now expects its initial public offering price to be between $16.00 The company had been part of the Ventura Ventures startup accelerator, the startup accelerator housed in Ventura's City Hall.

HPTLC for the Identification of Botanical Materials

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Ventura BioCenter. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -- HPTLC for the Identification of Botanical Materials. This workshop will introduce current concepts of HPTLC with emphasis on the analysis of botanical materials, including: identification of raw materials and finished products, detection of adulteration (related species, chemicals), quantitative determination of markers, and investigations of shelf life. See [link].

HPTLC for the Identification of Botanical Materials

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Ventura BioCenter. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -- HPTLC for the Identification of Botanical Materials. This workshop will introduce current concepts of HPTLC with emphasis on the analysis of botanical materials, including: identification of raw materials and finished products, detection of adulteration (related species, chemicals), quantitative determination of markers, and investigations of shelf life. See [link].

New Drug Development in a Changing Regulatory Environment

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Friday, March 30, 2012 -- SoCalBio Networking Forum in Ventura County: New Drug Development in a Changing Regulatory Environment. SoCalBio. See [link] (more

Shopzilla Buys Connexity

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Los Angeles-based Shopzilla , the online comparison shopping site owned by Symphony Technology Group (STG), announced today that it has acquired Ventura-based Connexity , the programmatic media buying company led by Dave Gross. The acquisition looks to be the first from the set of clients at Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC), the startup incubator facility in Ventura.

Stunning Satellite Image Shows Southern California Burning

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NASA released a stunning satellite image on Tuesday afternoon, showing the vast plume of smoke coming from Southern California's plague of wildfires, including the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, the Creek Fire in Los Angeles, and the Rye Fire straddling the LA and Ventura County line.