Category Archives: Technology

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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High-tech venture capital venture funding │ Q2 2016

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8-2-16_Q2 2016_High Tech VC FundingQuarterly high-tech venture capital investment volume grew 2.3 percent in Orange County from 12 months ago while increasing 229.1 percent from the first quarter of 2016. The software industry continues to attract the highest funding volume with a year to-date total of $229.6 million. Of the total Q2 funding in Orange County, $160.0 million (based on three investments) was invested in companies in the expansion… Read More

High-tech venture capital venture funding │ Q1 2016

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5-11-16_High Tech VC FundingHigh-tech venture capital investment volume declined in Orange County from 12 months ago with several markets throughout the country experiencing a slowdown. This is primarily due to valuations getting corrected and investors allocating more time for due diligence, which means investment rounds are taking longer to close.

With the Bay Area becoming increasingly saturated,startups are likely to look at locations in emerging markets. Of the total… Read More