Southern California Tech Central

SoCal CTO

I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

SoCal CTO

He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. LA CTO Forum Dealmaker Media Digital Family Reunion Startups Uncensored Social Media Club, LA Twiistup Mindshare LA LA Hadoop Meetup Dorkbot Geek Dinners LA Cloud Computing LA Web Application Developers LA PHP Developers In addition to these, I'd recommend looking at: Technology Council of Southern California – Surprised John didn't mention this one.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

SoCal CTO

In a recent conversation with a fellow CTO, we lamented about the fact that while there's very active software development and web development going on in Southern California and West Los Angeles, yet there didn't seem to be as much of a community around it. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? Even still, this barely touches all the different companies in Southern California where software development is happening.

Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound?

SoCal CTO

This is purely anecdotal, but it seems like a lot of companies are hiring technology talent here in Southern California. I’ve recently seen several tweets from software development companies looking for talent. And I’ve heard from several people looking for Startup Software Developers. And we have been looking to hire several positions (but are being really picky as is normally the case). I’ll be curious to see if that bears up at our Los Angeles CTO Forum meeting tomorrow.

USC Village is the largest development in the history of the University of Southern California

YFS Magazine

million-sf expansion to the University of Southern California campus and marks the largest development project in the university’s history. The recently completed USC Village brings a 15-acre, 1.25

Techies? Write Your Own Ticket In Southern California

blog.socaltech.com

I’ve covered this topic many times before, but I keep coming back to it, because everytime I turn around I’m talking with both startups and established companies in Southern California who are telling me they are looking for technical talent to join their company.

Why the Southern California Wildfires Came at the Worst Time for Small Businesses

Inc Startups

Widespread fires forced many Main Street business owners to evacuate or close their stores, just as shops geared up for the last three weeks of holiday sales. Main Street

Southern California #Angels and Their Investments

Scalable Startup

Southern California Angels on Twitter and Facebook. Are you a southern California angel (or do you know one) who’d like to be on our list? Click here to add an angel. Jason Calacanis (Los Angeles). link]. link]. Sample Investments: [link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. Matt Coffin (Los Angeles). link]. Sample Investments: [link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. Paige Craig (Los Angeles). link]. link].

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III

socaltech.com

Southern California. High Tech News and Information for Southern California. The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III. 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. Californias various startup accelerators and incubators. Silicon Valley. Rocky Mountains.

Living The SoCal Chillax Life With Just Chill

YoungUpstarts

What’s better than chilling out on a Southern California beach? Chilling on a Southern California beach with a great drink in hand, believes The Chill Group. Ideaspotting Chill Group food & beverage Just Chill Southern California United States

Britain's royal couple due to arrive in Southern California

EIN News

Brown and other dignitaries then meet with venture capitalists, industry leaders and philanthropists. There will be. couple will attend an event supporting the U.S. branch of Tusk Trust, an international group. William's younger brother, Prince Harry, visited the United States just last year and the brothers' father

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part II

www.socaltech.com

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. In an attempt to help people navigate the landscape of accelerators and incubators, we've come up with a (hopefully) comprehensive list of Southern California's various startup accelerators and incubators.

CasaSiegel: NorCal and SoCal - A Tale of Two States

CasaSiegel

I fully expect that anyone who reads it and has lived in either Northern California (NorCal) or Southern California (SoCal) will both relate to what I write and also be a little uncomfortable with it. ” Southern Californians are stereotyped as being vapid and shallow.

The Next Big Opportunity in Health Care Isn't Caring for Sick People. It's Caring for Caregivers

Inc Startups

Southern California startup Ceresti Health is using technology to relieve the stress associated with in-home care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

Move Over Silicon Valley: Why Startup Investors Are Flocking to Los Angeles

Inc Startups

The latest data from PricewaterhouseCoopers on venture capital investing shows that Southern California continues to blossom

Peter Thiel Is Leaving Silicon Valley Over Concerns About Increased Regulation on the Tech Industry

Inc Startups

He's relocating two of his investment firms to Southern California, where he also reportedly plans to create a new media outlet catering to conservative topics.

Tesla Opens World's Largest Battery Plant in California

Inc Startups

Tesla's Powerpack project is partnering with the Southern California electricity utility to bring renewable energy into the home

Jeff Bezos Tells Shareholders That Amazon Will 'Definitely' Open More Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Inc Startups

The e-commerce giant reportedly is already working on launching its second physical bookstore, in Southern California

5 Reasons L.A. is Attracting More Silicon Valley Founders

Inc Startups

Here are some of the reasons why founder are spending a bit more time in Southern California

Los Angeles Becoming a Destination for Tech Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

Warm weather, lower costs: Southern California is becoming a new home for angel investors and tech founders

A Low-Volume, High-Conviction, High-Support Investor

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

My friend Mark Mullen and his partner Jim Andelman are announcing a new VC firm in Southern California today. Bonfire is based in Southern California, one of the hottest venture capital regions right now, and is focused on “B2B” companies, a sector that Mark and Jim have focused on for the last decade. They call themselves Bonfire Ventures. I love how they describe themselves as “a low-volume, high-conviction, high-support investor.”

USC transfer Angeline cleared to play for NC State

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Southern California transfer Cary Angeline is cleared to play for North Carolina State RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

What We Must Learn from Asia

Both Sides of the Table

I run a monthly meeting called the VCA that represents the majority of Southern California venture capital firms. My goal is to bring in informative speakers who stretch our collectively thinking on topics that will influence our investment strategies and use it as a way for us to share our experiences in ways that I [.].

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Is there a difference in expectation and attitude between Angels in the USA vs those in other Geographical regions and are there disadvantages because of this?

Gust

I am friends with many professional angels from around the world, and my analyses (allowing for our individual investment preferences) are virtually identical to those of Dave Berkus in Southern California, Matey de Nedkov in Montreal, Phillippe Gluntz in Paris and Dušan Stojanovic in Sweden. Surprisingly, no.

Rackspace’s Videographer Launches Kickstarter for Short Film

SiliconHills

Dave Sims, filmmaker and storyteller at Rackspace, has launched a Kickstarter to produce a 15 to 20 minute short film set in the Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. “The film tells the story of a woman who while hiking in the remote desert stumbles upon an unconscious man, prompting a haunting story of […] The post Rackspace’s Videographer Launches Kickstarter for Short Film appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

SoCal Stunners: Why Homebrew Has Gone South

Hunter Walker

Our second Homebrew fund, the one we’re currently investing out of, has three Southern California startups, all of which are absolutely better, more durable companies being based where they are versus if they had started in the Bay Area.

Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 1

Steve Blank

Last week I got an email last week from a New York VC asking for advice about building a house in the California Coastal Zone. For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. That’s why developers on the California coast love farming.

Splitting Up California

Chaganomics

I am a partial hater of California. The truth is Christmas in San Diego would seem about as standard as a nightmare, and I have traveled far too much to consider Southern California anything special. From the activist site SixCalifornias.com - "California needs a refresh.

Waldo Photos Launches in Austin and Raises $5 Million in Funding

SiliconHills

Southern California venture capital firm Upfront Ventures led the round. Where’s Waldo? Right here in Austin, Texas. And they’ve just raised $5 million in venture capital to create a new photo-finding platform. Rodney Rice and Michael Beaudoin, veteran entrepreneurs who co-founded HomeAdvisor and Einstein Bros.

Where Does Foundry Group Invest?

Feld Thoughts

When we started Foundry Group, we said that 33% of our investments would be in California (which, at the time, we thought of as equivalent to the Bay Area), 33% would be in Colorado, and 34% would be in the rest of the United States.

SoCal Startups Raise Over $761M in Q2 2014

Ask the Angels

SoCalTech.com shared the results of the latest venture capital totals from PwC and the NVCA’s MoneyTree Report —$761.12M in investments in Q2 of 2014 in Southern California, up from $616.83M in Q2 of 2013 in the region, with the Pasadena Angels playing a large role.

Silicon Beach at SXSW

The Startup Lawyer

Join us for free drinks, demos and mingle with Southern California startups. In the event you are in downtown Austin on Monday around lunchtime, you should check out the “ Silicon Beach at SXSW &# event at Parkside on 6th Street.

Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

Southern California - my primary location - looks to be about the middle of the pack Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on Start CTO Salary and Equity at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year.

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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

Southern California - my primary location - looks to be about the middle of the pack Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year.

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Startup Opportunities in SoCal

SoCal CTO

On Ben Kuo's blog, he posted about Entrepreneurs in Southern California and pointed to a post by Will Johnson, a Southern California entrepreneur and blogger. Will's post talks about lack of interest in working for startups here in Southern California, saying: we probably’d don’t have the: a) same support infrastructure (meet-ups, networking events, etc.);

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

Ask the Angels

Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 The Pasadena Angels are a great resource for the start-up community in Southern California, by providing capital as well as mentorship. About the Pasadena Angels: The Pasadena Angels was founded in 2000 and is one of the longest running angel groups in Southern California.

Los Angeles Startup Events

SoCal CTO

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.

INVESTOR SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS 7 TOP-TIERED ANGEL GROUPS FROM SANTA BARBARA TO SAN DIEGO TO COLLABORATE ON PROMISING START-UPS

Ask the Angels

Maverick Spearheads First-In-History Southern California Angel Summit on May 16, Sheppard Mullin Title Sponsor. Maverick Angels, an International Angel Group with locations in Southern California, Utah and Europe, today announced the “First Annual Southern California Angel Summit” which took place on May 16, 2012, at USC.

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point Map of VC Investments Open Source Business Model Entreprenuer Network ► February (10) Southern California Tech Central Southern California Tech Central Loading

Trends in Seed Stage Funding for Entrepreneurs

Gust

Note that I merged the two Southern California regions (LA/Orange County and San Diego) into one. Southern California*. Southern California = LA County, Orange Cty and San Diego Cty. In 2010, MoneyTree© reports that only 138 seed stage VC deals were done outside of California, New England, NYC Metro and the Pacific Northwest. California*.

NCAA wins scarce lately for Providence, Southern Cal

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Southern California is finally back in the NCAA Tournament. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Providence wants to stick around for a change

SocalTech interviews Terry Kay on Angel Investing

Ask the Angels

Benjamin F. Kuo from SocalTech.com recently interviewed Terry Kay about his new role as chairman of the Pasadena Angels, angel investing, and the role of angels in today’s entrepreneurial environment. Terry Kay. Benjamin Kuo.