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].

Report: Amazon Set To Open Warehouse In Ventura County

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Amazon.com is getting set to open up a new "fulfillment center", this time in Ventura County, in the city of Thousand Oaks, according to local paper The Acorn. amazon ventura county newbury park thousand oaks employment jobs fulfillment center warehouseAccording to the report, Amazon has leased space in the Conejo Spectrum Business Park, and is now advertising for such positions as driver trainer, warehouse fulfillment associate and sortation associate.

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.

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

Startups Ventura County: How to Pitch to Investors

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 -- How to Pitch to Investors. Russell Ficher Business Collection, Camarillo Library. For anyone starting or thinking about creating a startup, one of the most important parts of the process is pitching and looking for investors.

Report: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Among Top Spots For CEOs

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The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura metro area has made a list of the top areas where CEOs live , published in this week''s Wall Street Journal. executives ceos jobs employment ventura oxnard oaks thousand The report--ranking the percentage of residents identified as CEOs--said 1.21% of residents in the metro workforce were CEOs.

Ventura County Tweetup

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Friday, November 6, 2009 -- Ventura County Tweetup. It's about time all the Ventura County Tweeple met face to face and had some fun at the same time. 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?

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

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.

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.

Apollo Robotics Names CEO, Scores Angel Investment

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Ventura-based Apollo Robotics , a new startup developing autonomous drone hardware and software aimed at automated surveying, announced this morning that it has named Rob Cammack as its Chief Executive Officer. apollo robotics robot venture capital executive ventura hardware software drone cammack

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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

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

ISSQUARED Acquires Starnet Data Design

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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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Atara Biotherapeutics Leases New Space In Thousand Oaks

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atara biotherapeutics biopharmaceuticals expansion growth thousand oaks ventura countyThousand Oaks-based Atara Biotherapeutics , which is developing treatments for patients with cancer, autoimmune and infectious disease, has leased a 90,000 square foot building in the Conejo Spectrum, according to developer SARES-REGIS Group. SARES-REGIS said the lease is the first of nine, industrial buildings it is developing at the Conejo Spectrum Business Park.

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

CoverHound Raises $33.3M

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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

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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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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Technocel Expands In SoCal, Plans Hiring

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Coverhound Raises $14M To Ramp Hiring In Westlake Village

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Innovations in Early Drug Development

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Ventura Biocenter. Monday, September 24, 2018 -- Innovations in Early Drug Development. Presented by Zizi Imatorbhebhe, Senior Director, Strategic Development Early Product Development, Head Parexel RARE Disease Initiative. Email laura@amethystls.com.

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

Beanfields Gets Series B Round For Snack Brand

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Beanfields' CEO is Arnulfo Ventura. Los Angeles-based food brand Beanfields , a manufacturer of vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher chips, said this week that it has raised a Series B funding round. The funding was led by PowerPlant Ventures, and also included NRV and Western Technology Investment. Size of the funding was not announced. PowerPlant Ventures acquired the majority ownership of Beanfields back in 2017. READ MORE>>.

The Trade Desk Adds Board Member

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Ventura-based The Trade Desk , which develops advertising technology, said Monday afternoon that it has added Lise Buyer to its Board of Directors. Buyer is Managing Partner of the Class V Group, a consulting firm that advises companies on initial public offerings. According to The Trade Desk, Buyer had advised the company prior to its IPO in September 2016.

Godex Opens Camarillo Office

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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.