San Luis Obispo-based software firm Mindbody has raised $50 million in fresh venture capital, bringing its total funds raised to date to $98 million and positioning the company for a possible initial public offering this year or next.Read More →
Shares of Goleta-based Inogen settled into the low $15 range as the Business Times went to press Feb. 19 after the company raised $70.5 million in an initial public offering that priced at $16, the low end of its expected range. In addition to selling shares, the company changed some of the disclosures it made to investors, pointing out its steep reliance on government and private insurance programs for 41 percent of its total revenue in 2012.Read More →
Resonant’s planned initial public offering is small at $13.8 million, but there’s a chance that the Santa Barbara-based company’s development deal with a major supplier to Apple’s iPhone and every other mobile handset-maker could become very large, very quickly.Read More →
If Goleta-based Inogen goes public this year, it will be the first firm in the region to do so under new securities rules that make it easier for small companies to become listed on the major exchanges but also allow them to reveal less information to investors than their larger counterparts.Read More →
Santa Barbara-based Resonant has filed for an initial public offering to raise up to $13.8 million and has disclosed a development agreement with Skyworks, a major chip supplier for Apple’s iPhone.Read More →
Goleta-based Inogen, a maker of portable oxygen concentrators founded by UC Santa Barbara students, has filed for an initial public offering to raise up to $86.2 million. While many successful companies have been spun out of UCSB by professors and doctoral students, Inogen would likely be the first company founded by an undergraduate team to go public. Inogen won the program’s very first business plan competition in 2001.Read More →
Santa Maria Energy is going public and raising at least $40 million in new capital — and possibly much more – which could put the firm’s total funds raised at an estimated $90 million.
Santa Maria Energy’s contentious project to drill 136 new oil wells in North Santa Barbara County received approval from the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors last month. The Supervisors imposed strict limits on the project’s carbon emissions, essentially implementing a 10,000-ton-per-year cap and requiring the company to buy carbon credits if it goes over that limit.Read More →