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Sientra to go public, raise up to $86.2M

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Santa Barbara-based breast implant maker Sientra filed papers Sept. 19 to raise up to $86.2 million in an initial public stock offering.

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Ad tracking strategy pays off in $2.3B Conversant deal

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Conversant CEO John Giuliani, who joined the company formerly known as ValueClick after selling his former venture to it. Under Giuliani's leadership, Conversant is now being sold for $2.3 billion. (courtesy photo)

  It took him two years, but John Giuliani is the man who finally made Conversant ready for a sale. And even though his stake in the Westlake Village-based advertising technology firm’s $2.3 billion cash-and-stock merger with Alliance Data Systems announced Sept. 11 will be worth about $96 million, Giuliani has no plans to cash […]

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HP jumps into the cloud with Eucalyptus buy

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

While it’s unclear whether the rise and sale of Goleta-based Eucalyptus Systems to tech giant Hewlett-Packard Co. was a major financial success for its investors, one thing is certain: The South Coast is now on the map as having proved the viability of open-source hybrid cloud computing and will have contributed an important component to HP’s cloud strategy going forward.

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A swing at success: Edufii gets $1.4M to fund sports training platform

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Edufii Chief Revenue Officer Andrew DeMille demonstrates a golf swing recorded with the San Luis Obispo-based company’s online sports training platform, which recently raised $1.4 million from investors. (courtesy photo)

San Luis Obispo-based Edufii has raised a $1.4 million round of investment for its online sports training platform.

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CLU rolls out Huddle to incubate startups in Westlake Village

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Real Estate, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

CLU’s new incubator space will lease space to startups and surrounding businesses, host entrepreneurship events and house classrooms for MBA classes. (courtesy photo)

California Lutheran University’s new Westlake Village co-working and teaching space, Huddle, is up and running with a slate of fall events that organizers hope will make it a hub for entrepreneurship in East Ventura County

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Startup leaders talk shift

By   /  Thursday, September 18th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology  /  No Comments

There’s only one thing you can be sure about in business: shift happens. Whether it’s customers coming and going or a competitor rolling out a new product, every business faces change. By their very nature, technology companies face the constant of change more than most, and the ones that succeed are the ones that embrace […]

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Farm drones, cricket flour pitched at clean investment summit

By   /  Thursday, September 18th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology  /  No Comments

The sixth annual Clean Business Investment Summit held at UC Santa Barbara was a success, drawing more than 200 attendees and 30 investor groups. The attendees and investors head from a range of speakers and saw presentations from 17 startup teams and two student teams. Over the years, more than 575 startups and growth companies […]

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