Category Archives: Technology

Own a tech firm in California? Locating it in OC will save a company millions

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Orange County snapshot

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  • This analysis takes into account 20,000 square feet of office space, 134 employees (based on 150 square feet per employee), and a five year lease with 3 percent annual rent increases.
  • Orange County’s tech industry is expanding due to the highly talented and educated workforce (including the large
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Orange County tech ecosystem expands as coding bootcamps increase their local presence

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Orange County snapshot

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  • With an expanding local tech industry, coding bootcamps are growing their footprints around major business hubs and popular Orange County amenities.
  • As established and startup tech firms grow in Orange County, coding bootcamps help to provide an educated and skilled labor pool for these companies. These businesses are
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Orange County-Los Angeles rank top 3 in the nation for utility patents

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Orange County snapshot

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  • According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s latest 2015 report, 140,928 utility patents were issued in the United States, with 28.5 percent coming from California.
  • Orange County-Los Angeles recorded 6,476 patents, ranking 3rd in the nation based on utility patent count. New York took 2nd at 7,754 and San Francisco-Silicon Valley took
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Irvine leads tech VC funding in Orange County

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Orange County chart of the week

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  • In the first half of 2016, software companies received $229.6 million in VC funding, comprising of 77 percent of year-to-date high tech VC activity in Orange County.
  • Firms that received large investments include Cylance (software) $100M, Greenwave Systems
    (software) $45M, Acorns Grow (software) $30M and Stance
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Medtech VC funding strong in Orange County

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Orange County chart of the week

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  • As of Q2 2016, there were 21 closed investment rounds during the last 12 months for a total of $319.7 million in venture capital funding to Orange County medtech firms.
  • Firms located in Irvine received the largest amount of funding ($195.6M), followed by San Clemente
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