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Co-working spaces foster startups in Santa Maria, Westlake Village

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Co-working spaces foster startups in Santa Maria, Westlake Village

New co-working spaces are springing up in Santa Maria and Westlake Village.

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Alive and clicking: Visus thriving after 20 years in software

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Alive and clicking: Visus thriving after 20 years in software

When Michael Daoud founded Santa Barbara software firm Visus 20 years ago, America Online launched its first portal onto something called the World Wide Web, letting home users access it for the first time. About a quarter of American homes had computers, and in San Francisco, the first-ever conference on the commercial potential of the Web featured Marc Andreessen, founder of a fledgling startup called Netscape, as a key speaker.

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VCEDA chief steps down

By   /  Tuesday, June 24th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on VCEDA chief steps down

Bill Buratto has stepped down as the head of the Ventura County Economic Development Association, one of the most prominent business advocacy groups in the region.

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Procore to build out South Coast operations with $15M Bessemer raise

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Procore to build out South Coast operations with $15M Bessemer raise

Carpinteria-based Procore Technologies, a maker of cloud-based construction management software, recently raised $15 million from the same Silicon Valley investors that have backed Yelp, LinkedIn and Skype, bringing its total funding to date to $20.5 million.

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FzioMed aims for year-end U.S. approval

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Law, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on FzioMed aims for year-end U.S. approval

After nearly eight years of tangling with the Food and Drug Administration, San Luis Obipso-based FzioMed said it might receive approval to sell its products in the U.S. by year’s end.

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Eminent domain suits clear way for Ventura County brine line

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Law, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Eminent domain suits clear way for Ventura County brine line

The Calleguas Municipal Water District has filed eminent-domain lawsuits against four Ventura County property owners to make way for a massive brine pipeline that will help parts of the county import less water from outside the region.

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Invoca hits 100-employee mark, opens SF office

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Invoca hits 100-employee mark, opens SF office

Santa Barbara-based marketing technology firm Invoca has passed the 100-employee mark, opened an office in San Francisco and hired a bevvy of new executives. Invoca makes a platform that helps companies close more sales when customers call in. The company has raised $30.8 million from investors that include Santa Barbara-based Rincon Venture Partners, Palo Alto Read More →

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