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Friday, November 14, 2014

DermTech Withdraws IPO

La Jolla-based DermTech, a developer of diagnostic, gene-based testing for skin diseases, has withdrawn its IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC that it has determined not to proceed with an offering at this time. No other reason for the wi...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sientra Up In IPO Trading

Santa Barbara-based Sientra, a developer of aethetic medicine implants, rose in its IPO on Wednesday, trading as high as $17.90 during morning trading. The company priced last night at $15 per share, selling 5 million shares of its common s...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sientra Sets Estimated IPO Range

Santa Barbara-based Sientra, a developer of aesthetic medicine products, said in an SEC filing last night that it now expects its IPO at between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. Sientra is looking to sell 5 million shares of its stock in an off...

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

AutoGenomics Files For IPO

Vista-based AutoGenomics, which develops molecular diagnostics systems, is taking another gander at the public markets, and has filed for an IPO. The company said in a filing Tuesday that it is hoping to raise up to $60M on the NASDAQ Globa...

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Sientra Files For IPO

Santa Barbara-based medical aesthetics company Sientra has filed for an IPO, saying Friday that it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The company said it has proposed listing under the symbol SIEN. T...

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Friday, September 12, 2014

SpaceX's Elon Musk: No IPO, Our Goal Is A City On Mars

If you're looking at Hawthorne-based rocket firm SpaceX as the next big IPO in Southern California, you might have to look again. Founder and CEO Elon Musk said this week that he doesn't have any intention of taking SpaceX public, because t...

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Rubicon Project's Frank Addante: Why An IPO Is Only The Start

Los Angeles-based online advertising technology provider Rubicon Project (www.rubiconproject.com) recently had its IPO, making it one of the big success stories of Southern California's technology startup world. However, according to foun...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Viking Therapeutics Sets IPO Range

San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals developer Viking Therapeutics has set the estimated pricing for its IPO, saying in a filing Tuesday that it expects to price its IPO at between $10.00 and $12.00 per share. The company has applied to list ...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lynda.com Names Chief Revenue Officer, Opens San Francisco Office

Carpinteria-based Lynda.com said this morning that it has named a new Chief Revenue Officer, Andrew Wait, and opened up a new office in the San Francisco area. According to the online learning site, Wait was previously President of EF Engli...

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Second Sight Medical Files For IPO

Sylmar-based Second Sight Medical, a medical devices maker developing treatments for outer retinal degenerations, such as retinitis pigmentosa, filed for an IPO this week, saying that it is looking to raise up to $45M in an IPO on the Nasda...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Otonomy Up In IPO

San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals firm Otonomy was up today in early trading, after pricing 6.25 million shares of its common stock at $16.00 per share last night. The company was trading around $17.52 today after its debut on the NASDAQ G...

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Otonomy Sets Estimated IPO Pricing Range

San Diego-based Otonomy, which is developing treatments for diseases of the inner and middle ear, set its estimated IPO pricing range Friday. The company indicated in a filing that it now expects its IPO at between $14.00 and $16.00 per sha...

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pfenex Closes IPO

San Diego-based biotechnology company Pfenex said Tuesday that it has closed its initial public offering, where the company sold 8,333,333 shares of its stock at $6.00 per share. The company is now trading on the NYSE as PFNX. Pfenex closed...

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Monday, July 21, 2014

TrueCar's Scott Painter On Entrepreneurship And IPOs

Very few Southern California startups make it from seed funding all the way up through an IPO, and rarely do they do so with their original founder. One of Southern California's big success stories -- from startup, to venture funding, and a...

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Friday, July 18, 2014

TubeMogul Prices IPO

TubeMogul, which develops software to help advertisers with their online video buying, priced its IPO last night, offering up 6,250,000 shares of its common stock at $7.00 per share. The company will starts trading this morning on the NASD...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Otonomy Files For IPO

San Diego-based Otonomy, the biopharmaceuticals firm which is developing treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing that it is looking to raised $86.25M in an offering on the NASDAQ Global Marke...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ambrx Withdraws IPO

La Jolla-based biotechnology developer Ambrx has withdrawn its IPO, citing "current public market conditions" in a regulatory filing this morning. Ambrx was venture backed by Tavistock, Maverick Capital, Apposite Healthcare, Versant Venture...

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

GoPro Prices IPO, To Trade Today

Action sports camera maker GoPro priced its IPO at $24.00 per share, and will start trading today on the NASDAQ Global Market as GPRO. The company--although based in San Mateo--has a number of Southern California ties, including founder Nic...

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Debuts In IPO

Rancho Cucamonga-based Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceuticals company focused on generic and proprietary injectable and inhalable drugs, priced its IPO Wednesday at $7 per share. The company is selling 8 million shares of it...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ambrx Sets IPO Pricing Range

La Jolla-based biopharmaceuticals developer Ambrx has set its initial estimated pricing range for its IPO, saying in a filing this morning that it expects to price its IPO at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share. The offering will raise arou...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kite Pharma Sets IPO Range

Los Angeles-based biopharmaceuticals developer Kite Pharma has set an initial offering range for its IPO, saying in a filing this morning that it expects to sell 6 million shares of its common stock at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share. T...

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Media Temple Parent GoDaddy Files For IPO

GoDaddy, the parent company of Los Angeles premium website hosting service Media Temple, has filed for an IPO--in the process, showing that the company paid $94.48M in cash for Media Temple. GoDaddy said it is looking to raised up $100M in ...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Resonant Prices IPO

Santa Barbara-based Resonant, which is developing radio frequency filters (RF) used for mobile devices, has priced its IPO, saying it is offering up 2,700,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $6.00 per share. The company is slated t...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kite Pharma Files For IPO

Santa Monica-based Kite Pharma, a biopharmaceuticals firm focused on treating cancer, has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing Monday evening that it is looking to raised $115M in its offering. The company has applied to list on the NASDAQ ...

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Monday, May 19, 2014

GoPro, With SoCal Ties, Files For IPO

Action sports camera maker GoPro, which has a few Southern California connections, has filed for an IPO, saying Monday in a regulatory filing that it is looking to raise $100M on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as GPRO. The firm's founder, ...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

TrueCar Jumps In IPO As Socal Tech Exits Continue

Santa Monica-based TrueCar, the online new car pricing and buying site, jumped in its IPO Friday morning, trading up 16 percent in early trading this morning. The company--the second technology company to have an IPO this year from Southern...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

TrueCar Prices IPO

Santa Monica-based TrueCar has priced its IPO, saying last night that it will sell 7.8 million shares of its stock at $9 per share. The pricing was below the company's earlier, estimated IPO range of $12.00 to $14.00 per share. The company ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

JustFab Seeking IPO, $100M Investment

Los Angeles-based online apparel and shoe company JustFab is eyeing a possible IPO, and also is in the midst of raising between $50 to $100M, according to a report. According to the report, from Re/Code, the company has hired Morgan Stanley...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dermtech Files For IPO

La Jolla-based Dermtech, a developer of non-invasive, gene expression tests for helping to diagnose skin cancer, has filed for an IPO. According to the company, it is looking to raised $25.0M in its IPO, and has applied to list on the NASDA...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Lumena Pharmaceuticals Acquired By Shire

San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals developer Lumena Pharmaceuticals has been acquired by UK-based Shire plc, in a deal worth $260M plus earn out, the companies said this morning. Shire said the buy would help add to its rare diseases portfo...

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Domain Associates Portfolio Firm ProteinSimple Files For IPO

San Diego-based life sciences investor Domain Associates has yet another company that has filed for an IPO, after the S-1 yesterday of protein analysis tools developer Protein Simple. Protein Simple said in its IPO filing that it is looking...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Media Temple Parent GoDaddy Approaches IPO

The parent company of Culver City-based hosting service Media Temple--GoDaddy--is getting closer to an IPO, based on reports Wednesday that the company has hired on several investment bankers for its public offering. According to Bloomberg,...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Rubicon Project's Big Winners: Clearstone, News Corp., Mayfield

Who were the biggest winners in the successful IPO of Santa Monica-based Rubicon Project? Based on Rubicon's current price (around $19.24 per share in trading Monday), the biggest winner from the IPO last week was venture capital fund Clear...

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Friday, April 4, 2014

TrueCar Files For IPO

Santa Monica-based TrueCar has filed for an IPO, saying Friday that it is looking to raise up to $125M on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as TRUE. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan. TrueCar--which is led ...

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Lumena Pharmaceuticals Files For IPO

San Diego-based Lumena Pharmaceuticals has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $75.0M in a public offering. Lumena said that it has applied to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as LIVR. Lumena'...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rubicon Project Up 33.60 Percent In IPO

Santa Monica-based The Rubicon Project, which develops ad optimization technology and operates a related online advertising exchange, closed up 33.60% at $20.04 in its first day on the markets, after its debut as RUBI on the New York Stock ...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rubicon Project Surges In IPO

Santa Monica-based The Rubicon Project, the online advertising technology and exchange operator founded by Frank Addante, surged in its IPO on Wednesday morning, trading up roughly 34% in morning trading. Rubicon--which priced at $15.00 per...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rubicon Project Prices IPO

Los Angeles-based online advertising technology provider Rubicon Project priced its IPO last night, saying that it is selling 6,770,995 shares of its common stock at $15.00 per share. Rubicon Project will begin trading this morning, on the ...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

2U Raises $120M In IPO

2U, an online education company which has significant operations in Los Angeles, has had a successful IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market, debuting Friday morning as TWOU. The company--which runs online degree programs for the University of Sou...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TubeMogul Files For IPO

TubeMogul, the developer of software for helping companies manage their digital video advertising which has operations in Los Angeles, has filed for an IPO. TubeMogul said in its S-1 Wednesday that it is looking to raise up to $75.0M on the...

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Miven Venture Partners Gets IPO Exit At A10 Networks

Newport Beach-based Miven Venture Partners, the private investment arm of Linksys founder Victor Tsao, has scored an exit in one of its portfolio companies, A10 Networks, after that company's successful IPO this morning. It's unclear how bi...

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Presbia Files For IPO

Irvine-based Presbia, a medical device company developing optical lens implants, has filed for an IPO. According to the company's S-1, it is looking to riase up to $90M on the NASDAQ Global Market as LENS. The IPO is being underwritten by J...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rubicon Project Sets IPO Range

Los Angeles-based online advertising technology developer Rubicon Project set the pricing range for its initial public offering Thursday, saying that it hopes to offer 6,770,995 shares of its common stock at between $15.00 and $17.00 per sh...

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Ignyta Prices IPO

San Diego-based precision medicine developer Ignyta has priced its IPO, saying last night that it is offering up 5,245,000 shares of its common stock at $9.15 a share. The IPO will raised $48.0M for the company. Ignyta will trade on the NAS...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sonos: $535M In Revenue In 2013

Santa Barbara-based Sonos has been remarkably quiet over the years about how the company has been doing financially. However, the company disclosed Monday that it had $535M in revenue in 2013, nearly double the revenues the company had in 2...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

OpenX Names Fuelling CFO

Los Angeles-based OpenX appears to be continuing to bolster its executive ranks--and a possible IPO bid--with the naming of Tom Fuelling, the former CFO of Hulu, as its Chief Financial Officer this morning. According to OpenX, it has appoin...

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Friday, February 7, 2014

GoPro Plans IPO

Action sports camera maker GoPro--which has operations in San Diego--said Friday that it plans to conduct a registered, initial public offering of its stock. The company, which has headquarters in San Mateo, said it made a confidential subm...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rubicon's IPO Filing: Who's Next?

The IPO filing by Rubicon Project is not only notable for one of Southern California's's fast growing Internet advertising companies: it looks to be the the first IPO filing by a venture-backed, technology startup since 2012. Although the r...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Inogen Sets IPO Range

Goleta-based medical equipment maker Inogen has set the pricing range for its IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC that it expects its stock to price at between $16.00 and $18.00 per share. The company is offering up 3,529,411 shares of its...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rubicon Project Files For IPO

Los Angeles-based online advertising technology developer Rubicon Project has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to sell up to $100M in its stock in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The company said i...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Auspex Prices IPO

La Jolla-based biopharmaceuticals developer Auspex Pharmaceuticals has priced its IPO, saying it will offer up 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at $12.00 per share. The company will begin trading this morning as ASPX on the NASDAQ Globa...

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Resonant Files For IPO

Santa Barbara-based Resonant, Inc., the Superconductor Technologies spinout which is developing radio frequency filters for the mobile industry, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $14.0M in an IPO on the Nasdaq C...

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

LegalZoom Officially Drops IPO Bid

Glendale-based LegalZoom has officially dropped its IPO bid, saying in a regulatory filing that it has withdrawn its S-1 filing for an IPO, which had originally been filed in May of 2012. LegalZoom said the move came because it does not int...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Xencor Prices IPO

Monrovia-based biopharmaceuticals developer Xencor said this morning that it has priced its IPO, at $5.50 per share, and will start trading today on the NASDAQ Global Market as XNCR. Xencor sold 12,730,000 shares of its common stock in the ...

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Inogen Files For IPO

Goleta-based medical equipment manufacturer Inogen filed for an IPO over the weekend, saying that it plans to list on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol INGN. The developer of portable oxygen concentrators -- used as an alternative t...

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Xencor Delays IPO

Monrovia-based Xencor, the developer of biopharmaceutical technology headed by Bassill Dahiyat, delayed its IPO Friday, citing poor market conditions for the offering. The company had hoped to IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The company is...

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Xencor Sets IPO Pricing

Monrovia, California-based Xencor has set the initial offering price for its IPO, saying in a filing Thursday morning that it will offer up 10,700,000 shares of its common stock at $7.00 per share. The company plans to trade on the NASDAQ G...

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tandem Diabetes Care Prices IPO

San Diego-based medical device manufacturer Tandem Diabetes Care priced its IPO last night, saying it will offer up 8,000,000 shares of its common stock at $15.00 per share. The company--which develops an insulin pump--will start trading to...

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Xencor Sets IPO Pricing Range

Monrovia, California-based Xencor, the biopharmaceuticals technology developer headed by Bassil Dahiyat, has set its IPO pricing range, saying today in a regulatory filing that it is expecting to price its IPO at between $14.00 and $16.00 p...

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Monday, November 4, 2013

AutoGenomics Withdraws IPO

Vista-based AutoGenomics, a startup developing molecular diagnostics systems, said Friday in a filing that it is withdrawing its IPO. The company did not give any reason for the withdrawal of its offering. The firm had originally filed for ...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Domain, Versant Portfolio Firm Veracyte Hits IPO Market

Southern California venture capital investors Domain Associates and Versant Venture saw a public exit of one of their portfolio companies this morning, molecular diagnostics equipment maker Veracyte. Veracyte debuted on the NASDAQ Global Ma...

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Sorrento Therapeutics Raises $30M, Shifts To NASDAQ

San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics, a biopharmaceuticals firm focused on oncology, and therapeutic products for inflammation, metabolic, and infectious diseases, has raised $30M in a public offering, and has been listed on the NASDAQ Cap...

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Prices IPO

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, which develops therapies for treating glaucoma and other eye diseases, has priced its IPO, saying this morning that it is offering up 6,720,000 share os its common stock at $10.00 per share. The company said it will b...

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Vital Therapies Seeks $86.52M In IPO

San Diego-based Vital Therapies has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing late Friday that it is looking to raised $86.25M in an IPO effort on the NASDAQ Global Market. The company is looking to trade as VTL. The company, which develops cell...

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Celladon Files For IPO

San Diego-based Celladon, a clinical stage biopharmaceuticals firm which is developing enzymes to address calcium regulation, has filed for an IPO. The company said it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an offering on the NASDAQ Global Ma...

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Xencor Files For IPO

Monrovia, California-based biopharmaceuticals developer Xencor has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing this morning that it looking to raise up to $69.0M in its initial public offering. Xencor said it is has applied to trade as XNCR on the...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tandem Diabetes Care Files For IPO

San Diego-based Tandem Diabetes Care, a medical device manufacturer which makes touchscreen-enabled insulin pumps, has filed for an IPO. Tandem said it is looking to raise up to $100.0M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market, trading as TNDM...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fate Therapeutics Up In IPO

San Diego-bsaed Fate Therapeutics, which is developing biopharmaceuticals base don adult stem cells to treat a number of orphan diseases, is up slightly in trading after its initial public offering this morning. Fate Therapeutics priced at ...

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer

One of the most frequent questions from high tech startups is: where's my exit? We caught up with David Siemer, both an investment banker who runs Siemer & Associates (www.siemer.com) and an early stage investor here with Siemer Ventures ...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Evoke Pharma Raises $25M In IPO, But Sees Price Drop After Debut

San Diego-based Evoke Pharma, a biopharmaceuticals firm focused on gastrointestinal disease, raised $25M in an IPO this morning, but is trading down from its IPO debut. The company, which is now trading as EVOK on the Nasdaq Global Market, ...

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Domain, Versant Portfolio Firm Plans IPO

Veracyte, a portfolio firm of two, Southern California venture capital investors--Domain Associates and Versant Ventures--has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $74.7M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. Versant ...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Files For IPO

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceuticals firm which has a major center in Newport Beach, has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $57.5M on the NASDAQ Global Market. The company says it plan...

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fate Therapeutics Sets IPO Range

San Diego-based Fate Therapeutics, which develops stem cell technology, said today in a regulatory filing that it is looking to sell 4,000,000 shares of its common stock at between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. The firm said it hopes to trad...

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Monday, August 26, 2013

OpenX Taps Ancestry.com Exec For Board

Pasadena-based online advertising technology provider OpenX has bolstered its board of directors, saying today that it has named Howard Hochhauser to its board. Howard Hochhauser is the current Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Of...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

DriveCam Seeks IPO, Says Report

San Diego-based DriveCam is driving towards an IPO, and has hired a trio of investment banks to manage its IPO pricess, according to Reuters. Reuters reports that Morgan Stanley, Baclays PLC, and Credit Suisse AG have been hired to manage t...

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Files For IPO

San Diego-based Conatus Pharmaceuticals, which is developing treatments for liver disease, has filed for an IPO, saying this morning that it is looking to raised $69.0M on the public markets. The firm said plans to trade on the NASDAQ Globa...

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ambit Biosciences Prices IPO

San Diego-based Ambit Biosciences has priced its IPO, saying that it is offering up 8,125,000 shares of its common stock at $8.00 per share. The company will start trading today on the NASDAQ Global Market as AMBI. Ambit priced well below i...

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Receptos Flat In IPO

San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals developer Receptos is trading flat after its initial public offering, after pricing last night at $14.00 per share. The developer of biopharmaceuticals for treating immune and metabolic diseases priced at ...

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ambit Biosciences Sets Estimated IPO Range

San Diego-based Ambit Biosciences has set the estimated range for its IPO, saying in a filing today that it is expecting to offer 4,645,000 shares of its stock at between $13.00 and $15.00 per share. The firm has applied to list on the NASD...

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Receptos Sets Estimated IPO Pricing Range

San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals developer Receptos has set the initial, estimated pricing range for its IPO, saying in a filing Thursday that it now expects its IPO pricing to be between $14.00 and $16.00 a share. THe firm, which has app...

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Receptos Files For IPO

San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals firm Receptos has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing that it is looking to raise up to $86.3M in an offering on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm said it intends to list as "RCPT". The firm's IPO is bei...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ambit Biosciences Files For IPO

San Diego-based Ambit Biosciences has filed for an IPO, saying in an S-1 with the SEC that it is looking to raised $57.5M in a funding round. The firm said it intends to list as AMBI on the Nasdaq Global Market. The IPO is being underwrit...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rubicon Project: LA's Next IPO?

Rubicon Project, the online advertising technology firm headed by serial entrepreneur Frank Addante, looks like it may just be the next Southern California company to file for an IPO, based on a number of executive appointments made Tuesday...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Unlocks Shares for CEO Donation

In an unusual move, Los Angeles-based KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals said it has released shares of ts stock ahead of lock-up restrictions for the CEO--for a charitable donation. KYTHERA, which had its IPO in October, is still well within the u...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Elon Musk Gets IPO At SolarCity; SpaceX Next

Technology mogul Elon Musk has made huge waves in Southern California with his success at Hawthorne-based commercial rocket and spaceflight company SpaceX. However, Musk also has his hands in a number of other companies, including Foster Ci...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Elon Musk's SolarCity Sets IPO Pricing Range

Southern California entrepreneur Elon Musk has huge success this year, in (literally) getting commercial spaceflight firm SpaceX--based in Hawthorne--off the ground and into space, with a hugely successful set of flights to the Internationa...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

ServiceNow Prices Follow-On Offering

San Diego-based ServiceNow said Wednesday evening that it has priced its follow-on public offering at $28.00 per share. The firm is offering up 14,000,000 shares of its common stock, with most of those shares being sold by its existing, ven...

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Regulus Gets $80.9M In Financing Efforts

La Jolla-based biopharmaceuticals firm Regulus Therapeutics, which is developing microRNA-based biopharmaceuticals aimed at oncology, fibrosis, hepatitis C and metabolic diseases, said it has raised $80.9M in total proceeds from its IPO, a ...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ServiceNow Files For Secondary IPO Offering

San Diego-based ServiceNow is looking to sell $300M in a secondary IPO offering, according to a filing made by the company Wednesday. The firm said it will not receive any proceeds from the sale by the selling stockholders. ServiceNow went...

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Prices IPO

Calabasas-based KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, a developer of aesthetic medicine products aimed at reducing fat deposits, has priced its IPO at $16.00 per share. The firm is offering 4,400,000 shares of its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Se...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Latest New World Ventures Firm On IPO Track

IO Data Centers, The newest portfolio company of New World Ventures, the venture investment arm of The Pritzker Group--which has been one of the most active local investors in Los Angeles in recent months--is already on track to an IPO, acc...

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Elon Musk's SolarCity Files For IPO

It's been a big weekend for tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, after another successful launch Sunday from his commercial spaceflight firm, SpaceX--based in Hawthorne--and, it turns out, another IPO filing for Musk. SolarCity, a Bay Area provider...

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Regulus Therapeutics Adjusts IPO Offering Terms

San Diego-based Regulus Therapeutics has adjusted its anticipated IPO terms, saying in a filing this morning that it now anticipates its initial public offering price of its stock to be $4.00 per share, and that it will offer up 11.25M shar...

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Friday, September 28, 2012

GRP Partners Gets IPO At Qualys

Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has just chalked up an IPO for its portfolio, with the IPO this morning of Redwood City-based Qualys. Qualys priced its IPO last night at $12.00 per share, and was slightly up in morning t...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

AutoGenomics Files For IPO

Vista-based AutoGenomics has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $65M in a public offering on the NASDAQ Global Market. The maker of molecular diagnostics systems--used by reference laboratories, hospitals and special...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

ViSalus, With LA Tech Founder, Drops IPO Plans

ViSalus, the nutritional supplements firm headed by former Los Angeles technology entrepreneur Ryan Blair, has withdrawn its IPO, according to a filing with the SEC. The firm did not say why it is withdrawing its IPO, only saying that it ha...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Sets IPO Pricing Range

Calabasas-based KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, a venture-backed developer of aesthetic medicine products, has set its IPO pricing range, saying earlier this week that it is expectings its IPO price to be between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. KY...

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Elevance Pulls IPO

Elevance Renewable Sciences, the producer of specialty, renewable chemicals based on research licensed from Pasadena-based Materia, has pulled its IPO. The Illinois company said in a filing this morning that it has pulled the IPO due to a n...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Regulus Therapeutics Files For IPO

San Diego-based Regulus Therapeutics has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $57.5M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The developer of microDNA-based biopharmaceuticals said it hopes to trade as RGLS. The IPO is...

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

ViSalus, Headed by LA Tech Entrepreneur, Files For $175M IPO

ViSalus, a nutritional supplements maker co-founded by Los Angeles-based, technology entrepreneur Ryan Blair, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $175M in an IPO. Exchange and other details of the IPO have not yet...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Insights and Opinions: Facebook, revisited

What's going on with Facebook? For our Insights and Opinions section today, Megan Lisa Jones, an investment banking vet, comments on the travails of Facebook, and its stock price and life as a public company. Debacle? It sho...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Peregrine Semiconductor Prices IPO, Starts Trading Today

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor priced its IPO last night, saying that it will offer up 5,500,000 shares of its common stock at $14.00 per share. The firm will start trading today on the NASDAQ Global Market as PSMI. Peregrine price...

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Peregrine Semiconductor Expected To IPO Wednesday

San Diego-based RFIC maker Peregrine Semiconductor is looking to be the next, Southern California technology company to make it to the public markets, with an IPO on Wednesday, according to the NASDAQ's IPO calendar. Peregrine is looking to...

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Report: LegalZoom IPO Delayed

The long awaited IPO of Glendale-based LegalZoom apparently has been delayed, according to reports Thursday afternoon. According to Reuters, citing an "underwriting source", LegalZoom has delayed the offering due to marketing conditions. Le...

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Genomatica Drops IPO Plans, Raises $41.5M

San Diego-based renewable chemicals developer Genomatica has dropped its IPO plans, according to a regulatory filing by the company this morning. The firm, which had filed for a $100M IPO in August of 2011, said in a withdrawal of its regis...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

GoPro Plans IPO, Says Report

GoPro, the maker of the popular, wearable, waterproof, sports action cameras for consumers, is planning an IPO, says a report Tuesday afternoon from Reuters. The report--citing sources near to the company--said that GoPro has hired JPMorgan...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

LegalZoom IPO Expected Friday

One of the most anticipated IPOs of a Southern California technology firm, LegalZoom is expected to hit the markets Friday, with pricing expected Thursday evening. The firm--which recently set its expected IPO pricing range of $10 to $12 pe...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Impinj Raises $21M, But Drops IPO Effort

Impinj, a developer of UHF, radio frequency identification (RFID) chips which has linked to Caltech, and an office in Orange County, said today that it has raised $21M in an equity funding round, as well as dropped its plans for an IPO. Imp...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Peregrine Semiconductor Estimates IPO Pricing Range

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor, the developer of CMOS, RF integrated circuits, has set an estimated pricing range for its its IPO. According to a filing by the firm this morning, it is estimating a IPO price of between $14.00 and $...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

LegalZoom Sets Estimated IPO Pricing Range

Glendale-based LegalZoom has moved one step closer to the public markets, saying in a filing this morning with the SEC that it is now estimating that its initial public offering price will be between $10.00 and $12.00 per share. LegalZoom s...

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Friday, June 29, 2012

ServiceNow Pops On IPO Debut

San Diego-based ServiceNow has proven that the market for initial public offerings is still strong this morning, opening up at $23.08 in its first day of trading on the NYSE. The firm priced its IPO above estimates, at $18.00 per share, Thu...

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

ServiceNow Prices IPO, To Hit Market Friday

San Diego-based ServiceNow priced its IPO on Thursday, at $18.00 per share, above its estimated initial offering range of $15.00 to $17.00. The firm is set to trade as NOW on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. ServiceNow is venture back...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ServiceNow IPO Pricing Expected Thursday

San Diego-based ServiceNow, the developer of software-as-a-service for enterprise IT management, is expected to price its IPO Thursday, as the first, technology-focused IPO since the Facebook debacle. The firm, which has set initial pricing...

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Adconion Seeks IPO, Says Report

It appears that it's exit season in Southern California, as Internet advertising firm Adconion appears to be on the brink of an IPO filing. A report this morning says that Adconion's paperwork is ready, and that the firm is poised to file i...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Insights and Opinions: A Contrarians Viewpoint on the Facebook IPO

For today's Insights and Opinions section, we're sharing the opinions and views of Megan Lisa Jones, an investment banker, attorney, and author. Megan shares her view on what the Facebook IPO means--and doesn't mean. I've been readin...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ServiceNow Sets IPO Pricing Range

San Diego-based ServiceNow has set the pricing range for its IPO, saying today that it anticipates an initial public offering price for the firm at between $15.00 and $17.00 per share. ServiceNow, which is aiming to trade on the New York St...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Reports: ServiceNow To Pitch IPO In Roadshow This Week

Reports this morning say that San Diego-based ServiceNow is planning to start its IPO roadshow this week, as the firm looks to brave a post-Facebook-IPO market. According to reports, the firm expects to price its IPO as late June. ServiceNo...

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Monday, June 11, 2012

GRP Portfolio Firm Qualys Files For IPO

One of the portfolio companies of Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has filed for an IPO, according to a filing with the SEC late Friday. Silicon Valley based enterprise security and compliance software firm Qualys said it...

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Friday, May 18, 2012

PromoJam: Facebook IPO Celebrated In Drinks?

Planning on celebrating that Facebook IPO tonight? Los Angeles-based PromoJam just posted an amusing list of tech-themed mixed drinks to celebrate the occasion, which is now the biggest technology IPO on record, ever. PromoJam posted its li...

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Facebook IPO Hits Markets Today: Will It Spur SoCal IPO Activity?

As Mountain View-based social networking site Facebook hits the market today, in what is the largest tech initial public offering in history, one question is if it will spur what has, so far, been a lackluster IPO market for Southern Califo...

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kythera Files For IPO

Calabasas-based KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, a developer of biopharmaceuticals for the aesthetic medicine market, has filed for an IPO. According to the firm's S-1 filing, Kythera is looking to raise up to $86.25M on the NASDAQ Global Market...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Report: IPO Fever Lifting Valuations, Slowing M&A

A report today says that "IPO fever" is lifting valuations of technology companies, while slowing the pace of mergers and acquisitions. The report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, says that technology businesses are continuing to lead other sec...

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Friday, May 11, 2012

LegalZoom Files For IPO

Glendale-based online legal documents marketplace LegalZoom filed for an IPO Friday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $120M on the New York Stock Exchange as "LGZ". The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, BofA Merril...

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Nexsan Pulls IPO

Thousand Oaks-based storage systems developer Nexsan has officially pulled its IPO plans, saying in a regulatory filing today with the SEC that it has decided to withdraw its IPO registration. Nexsan, which had filed for an IPO in April of ...

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

ServiceNow Files For IPO

San Diego-based ServiceNow, the developer of cloud-based, enterprise IT automation software, filed for an IPO Friday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $150M in an IPO on the NYSE. ServiceNow said has applied to trade as NOW. The fir...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SharesPost To Halt Secondary Facebook Trading

SharesPost, the secondary stock marketplace which allows investors to purchase shares in pre-IPO, privately held firms, told its users today that it will cease facilitating transactions in Facebook, ahead of Facebook's IPO. According to Sha...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SharesPost Pays Fines To SEC

SharesPost, the online marketplace for private company stock, along with CEO Greg Brogger, are paying fines in the firm's trading of private company shares, the SEC said Wednesday. According to a release from the SEC, SharesPost is paying $...

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Report: LegalZoom Nears IPO

Glendale-based LegalZoom, the online legal documents site which was co-founded by Brian Lee and lawyer Robert Shapiro, is reportedly about to file for its IPO, according to a report today. Reuters, citing sources close to the firm, said the...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ceres Closes IPO

Thousand Oaks-based Ceres, the developer of seed stock for energy crops, said today that it has closed its IPO, selling a total of 5,750,000 shares of its common stock at $13.00 per share. The firm said its underwriters exercise their full ...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ceres Rises In IPO

Thousand Oaks-based Ceres, the biotechnology firm developing specialized seed stocks for the biofuels industry, rose in its IPO on Wednesday, closing at $14.80 for the day, after rising 14 percent in its first day of trading. The firm price...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ceres Prices IPO

Thousand Oaks-based Ceres, the developer of specialized seeds for the biofuels market, has priced its IPO, saying that it will offer up 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at $13.00 per share. The firm will start trading today on the NASDA...

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Ceres Delays IPO

Thousand Oaks-based Ceres has delayed its IPO, after lowering its IPO pricing estimates this week. According to industry reports, Ceres is delaying the offering until next week. Ceres had initially planned to price its IPO on Thursday....

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ceres Cuts IPO Pricing Range

Thousand Oaks-based Ceres, the developer of seeds for producing renewable bioenergy feedstocks, has cut its estimated IPO pricing range, ahead of its anticipated IPO this week. In an updated S-1, Ceres now estimates that it will price at be...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011

A new report released today tallies up $7.7 billion in IT exits in 2011, the highest since 2000, for Southern California IT firms. The report--compiled by Ocean Road Partners--included both venture-backed and self-financed information techn...

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Will Facebook's IPO Unbottle Southern California's Pipeline?

Will the filing of an IPO by Menlo Park-based Facebook unclock the pipeline of would-be Southern Calfornia IPOs? Facebook filed for its IPO Wednesday afternoon, saying that it is looking to raise up to $5 billion, in what is expected to be ...

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Ceres Expected To Hit Market Feb 9th

Thousand Oaks-based Ceres, which develops specialized seeds for the biofuels industry, is planning to hit the market on February 9th, according to the NASDAQ IPO calendar. Ceres recently estimated its IPO pricing at between $21.00 and $23.0...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ceres Sets IPO Pricing Range

Thousand Oaks-based Ceres, the developer of seeds to supply the bioenergy and biofuels feedstock business, has set its initial pricing range for its IPO, according to a filing from the company this morning. Ceres said it now expects its IPO...

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Active Network Plans Offering For Investors

The venture investors in San Diego-based sports website firm Active Network are looking to take some dollars off the table, via an offering from Active, according to an S-1 filed by the company Friday. In the filing, Active said it is plann...

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

VC Exits Down In 2011, Says Report

The number of exits by U.S., venture backed companies was down in 2011, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, which said today that it tallied a total of 522 mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, and IPOs during the year. Dow Jones said that thos...

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Zynga IPO Rewards SoCal Investors

Despite a cool reception for the IPO of social games maker Zynga Friday, the IPO of the company still rewards a couple of Southern California investors. Among the biggest winners of the IPO of Zynga is San Diego-based Avalon Ventures, which...

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Rovio Wants To Rival Disney, As It Heads Towards IPO

Rovio, the Finnish maker of the popular Angry Birds games, is talking up an initial public offering saying that it is looking to rival Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. as a media company. Rovio, now says it is planning an IPO on the Hong Kong ...

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Domain, Versant Score Exit At Clovis Oncology

Two, Southern California venture investors have scored an exit this morning with the IPO of Clovis Oncology. San Diego's Domain Associates and Newport Beach-based Versant Ventures are both significant investors in Clovis, which priced its I...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SoCal Investors Await Clovis Oncology IPO

Two Southern California venture firms are among the investors who are awaiting an expected IPO of Clovis Oncology, a developer of cancer drugs, this week. Clovis Oncology, based in Colorado, is expected to price its IPO this week, according...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Report: Trion World, Backed By Rustic Canyon, Planning IPO

One of the portfolio firms of Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon, Trion World Network, is reportedly prepping for an IPO, according to reports over the weekend. According to an interview with CEO Lars Butler, the online ga...

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fulcrum BioEnergy, Backed By USRG and Rustic Canyon, Files For IPO

Fulcrum BioEnergy, a Pleasanton, California-based producer of biofuels from municipal solid waste, filed for an IPO Thursday. Fulcrum's primary backers are two, Southern California venture capital firms, U.S. Renewables Group, and Rustic Ca...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Elevance Renewable Sciences Files For IPO

Woodridge, Illinois-based Elevance Renewable Sciences, a developer of renewable chemicals technology which was spun off from Pasadena-based Materia, has filed for an IPO. Elevance said it is looking to raise up to $100M on the NASDAQ Global...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Genomatica Files For IPO

San Diego-based Genomatica, a developer of renewable chemicals technology, has filed for an IPO, saying today that it is looking to raise up to $100M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Global Market. Genomatica said it has applied to list under the sy...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Zogenix Plans Follow-On Offering

San Diego-based Zogenix, the developer of delivery systems for administering pain medication, is planning a follow on offering of its stock. According to an S-1 filed by the firm today, it is selling 12M shares of its common stock, and is l...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

eHarmony Approaches Redemption Deadline, Says Report

Los Angeles-based matchmaking site eHarmony is approaching a redemption deadline from its last venture funding round, according to a report today from Reuters. According to the report, eHarmony has a November 5th deadline, after which its v...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Demand Media Launches Share Repurchase Effort

Santa Monica-based Demand Media, the newly public online publisher run by Richard Rosenblatt, said this morning that it has launched a $25M, share repurchase program. The company said the move "reflects confidence in our business" and a c...

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Cornerstone OnDemand Drops Secondary IPO Effort

Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, the developer of software-as-a-service for talent and employee management, has dropped its plans for a secondary IPO, citing "current marketing prices". According to the withdrawal statement from Cor...

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Specific Media Taps Investment Banker As Corp Dev Head

Irvine-based Specific Media has recruited an investment banker to head up its business development efforts, fresh off its acquisition of onetime social networking king MySpace. According to Specific Media, it has hired Scott Schopen, former...

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Friday, July 29, 2011

InvenSense, Backed by Qualcomm, Sets IPO Pricing Range

InvenSense, the maker of the motion detecting sensors used in the Wii MotionPlus controller, has set the initial pricing range for its IPO, saying in a filing today that it expects the initial public offering price for its IPO to be between...

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Move CFO Snagged By Yelp

Move, Inc., the parent firm of Realtor.com, said Thursday afternoon that its CFO, Rob Krolik, has resigned in order to become CFO of Yelp. Move--which is based in Campbell, California, but still has operations in Southern California, in Tho...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

California Leads In IPO Filings In Q2, Says Report

California is currently leading in terms of the number of IPO registrations, as the IPO market has reached a new high, according to a report released today. According to a report from Ernst & Young, the second quarter of 2011 saw 140 potent...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cornerstone OnDemand Plans Secondary Offering

Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, the developer of software-as-a-service for human resources and employee talent management, is planning a secondary offering of its stock, six months after the firm's successful IPO. According to a ne...

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Avalon Ventures, Jeffrey Katzenberg To Benefit From Zynga IPO

San Francisco-based social games maker Zynga, the firm behind the popular FarmVille Facebook game, filed for an IPO Friday, with several Southern California investors potentially beneficiaries of any future IPO success. According to Zynga, ...

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Clovis Oncology, With SoCal Backers, Files For IPO

In another, Southern California linked IPO, a Colorado anti-cancer firm. Clovis Oncology, has filed for a debut on the NASDAQ Global Market. Clovis Oncology is backed by Southern California investors Domain Associates and Versant Ventures, ...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pandora IPO Benefits Socal Investors

Champagne glasses must be clinking for a few, lucky Southern California investors and executives this morning, as the IPO of Oakland-based Pandora Media had a rousing welcome on Wall Street. Pandora was trading as high as $26.00 Wednesday d...

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Friday, June 10, 2011

SoCal Investors To Benefit, As Pandora Bumps IPO Estimates

Pandora Media, the online personalized radio station service based out of Oakland, has bumped its estimated IPO pricing range this morning, and upped the number of shares it is planning to offer in its IPO. The firm said it will now offer 1...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ambit Drops IPO Ambitions

San Diego-based Ambit Biosciences has dropped its IPO plans, according to the firm in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday afternoon. According to the withdrawal request from Ambit, the firm decided that "terms curre...

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

As Groupon Files For IPO, What SoCal Firms Might Be Next?

Interest in technology IPOs appears to have hit a new high Thursday, as daily deals firm Groupon filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $750M in an IPO. The firm's filing had been anticipated, and follows a huge runup i...

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

As Groupon Files For IPO, What SoCal Firms Might Be Next?

Interest in technology IPOs appears to have hit a new high Thursday, as daily deals firm Groupon filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $750M in an IPO. The firm's filing had been anticipated, and follows a huge runup i...

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Friday, May 27, 2011

NewEgg Pulls IPO

City of Industry-based online electronics retailer NewEgg has pulled its IPO, the firm said in a filing with the SEC late Friday. In the filing, the firm said that it "determined not to proceed with the initial public offering" but did not ...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Active Network Up Slightly In IPO

San Diego-based The Active Network, which debuted on the NYSE as ACTV this morning, was slightly up in morning trading, at around $15.83 per share. The firm had priced at $15.00 per share last night. The firm had traded as high as $16.25 du...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Active Network Prices IPO

San Diego-based The Active Network, the operator of sports and community event registration services and websites, priced its IPO Wednesday evening, saying it will sell 11,000,000 shares of its common stock at $15.00 per share. The firm sta...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Ceres Files For IPO

Thousand Oaks-based Ceres, the developer of seeds aimed at producing renewable, biomass feedstocks for the biofuels industry, has filed for an IPO. According to a filing this morning by the firm, the company is aiming to raise up to $100M i...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Active Network IPO Expected Wednesday

San Diego-based Active Network, the operator of online sports and event registration web sites, is expected to IPO this week on Wednesday, according to the NASDAQ's IPO calendar. Active Network has indicated it will sell 11,000,000 shares o...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

AutoGenomics Pulls IPO

Vista-based AutoGenomics, a developer of molecular diagnostics hardware, has pulled its IPO, the firm said in a filing Wednesday evening. The firm said it has "elected not to pursue the sale of securities" but did not give a reason for the ...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

California Led Q1 IPO Pipeline

New information released in a study of the IPO pipeline, finds that California continues to be the most active market in terms of initial public offerings. According to the Renst & Young LLP US IPO Pipeline study, California had 25 companie...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Active Network Sets IPO Trading Range

San Diego-based Active Network, the operator of online sports registration, team website, and related sports businesses, has set the trading range for its IPO. The firm said in an updated S-1 Tuesday afternoon that it is selling 11,000,000 ...

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Peregrine Semiconductor Updates IPO Filing

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor, the developer of CMOS RF integrated circuits, updated its S-1 filings Friday, saying that it had a net loss of $1.0M on revenues of $21.2M for the three months ended March 26, 2011. That compares wit...

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Active Network Revenues Up In Q1, Sets Trading Symbol

San Diego-based Active Network, the operator of sports registration and online community sites, said in a filing today that it had a net loss of $10.9M on revenues of $72.71M for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The firm--which is cur...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Boingo Drops In Post IPO Trading

Southern California's latest technology IPO did not fare well in the markets Wednesday, as Boingo Wireless closed at $12.10, down 10.37 percent in trading for its first day. The firm, which debuted at $13.50, had priced at the higher end of...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Boingo Slips In IPO

Santa Monica-based wireless network operator Boingo Wireless slipped in its initial public offering on Wednesday, as the overall markets dropped on economic worries. Boingo was trading at around $11.60 per share in afternoon trading, down a...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Boingo Wireless Prices IPO, To Trade Wednesday

Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless, the operator of a international network of Wi-Fi hotspots, has priced its IPO. The firm said it will offer 5,770,000 shares of its common stock at $13.50 per share. The shares will trade under the symbol W...

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Fallbrook Technologies Pulls IPO

San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies, the developer of electrical transmission technology for the automotive industry, has pulled its IPO, according to a filing from the firm. Fallbrook said in the filing that it has decided to pull its i...

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Boingo Wireless Expected To Debut In IPO Next Week

Santa Monica-based Boingo Wireless, the Wi-Fi network provider, is expected to debut next week in its IPO, according to the NASDAQ's upcoming IPO calendar. Boingo is expected to debut on Wednesday. Boingo has indicated that it will sell 5,7...

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Impinj Files For IPO

Impinj, a developer of RFID chips which has satellite engineering office in Rancho Cordova and Newport Beach, and which was founded by a California Institute of Technology (Caltech) professor, has filed for an IPO. The firm said it is raisi...

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SoCal Firms Still Lined Up For IPOs

10 of the 44 venture-backed companies currently filed to go public are from Southern California, according to an analysis today from the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, there are 44 U.S., venture-backed companies currently fil...

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Boingo Wireless Sets IPO Pricing Range

Santa Monica-based WiFi network operator Boingo Wireless has set its pricing range for its IPO, saying in a filing late Wednesday evening that it is selling 5,770,000 shares of its stock at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share. Boingo has ap...

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SpaceX Eyes IPO

Hawthorne-based SpaceX, the commercial rocket firm of technology mogul Elon Musk, is reportedly looking to add itself to the list of Southern California technology firms aiming at at IPO. According to Musk at a conference Tuesday, the firm ...

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Inphi Launches Secondary Offering

Inphi Corporation, the developer of high speed analog communications semiconductors, said Monday that it has launched a public offering of 3.9 million shares of its common stock. The new offering comes just shy of six months after the firm'...

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cornerstone OnDemand Up Nearly 47 Percent In IPO

Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, the developer of talent management and human resources software headed by Adam Miller, were up nearly 47 percent Thursday in its initial public offering. The firm, which debuted on the NASDAQ Global ...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cornerstone OnDemand IPO Prices At $13 Per Share

Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand has priced its IPO at $13.00 per share, above its estimated offering range of between $9.00 and $11.00 per share, raising $136.5M in its initial public offering. The firm, which develops software-as-a...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cornerstone OnDemand Expected To IPO Thursday

Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand is expected to debut Thursday in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm, which has applied to list on the Nasdaq as CSOD, had earlier said it estimated pricing at between $9.00 and $11.00 per sh...

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Inphi Backers To Sell More Shares

The venture capital backers of semiconductor maker Inphi Corp., based on Santa Clara but with major operations in Westlake Village, are looking to cash out more shares, according to a filing by the firm this morning. According to Inphi Corp...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cornerstone OnDemand Sets IPO Offering Range

Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, which develops online learning and talent management software, said Wednesday morning that it expects its IPO to price between $9.00 and $11.00 per share. The firm is looking to list on the NASDAQ Gl...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Demand Media Reports Profit

Santa Monica-based Demand Media, the internet publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 results today, the first as a public company. Demand Media said it had revenues of $73.6M for Q4 of 2010...

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Peregrine Semiconductor Selects Nasdaq

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor, one of the Southern California technology firms currently in IPO registration, has selected the Nasdaq for its IPO, according an updated S-1 filing from the company. Peregrine said it has applied to ...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Active Network Files For IPO

San Diego-based Active Network has filed for an IPO, saying in its S-1 that it is looking to raise up to $150M. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Allen & Company LLC, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, RBC Capital Marke...

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Topspin Co-founder Gotcher To Benefit From Pandora IPo

Peter Gotcher, the Chairman and co-founder of Los Angeles-based Topspin Media, looks to reap a big harvest, if Pandora Media pulls off its IPO. Pandora filed for an IPO Friday, saying in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up ...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Southern California Linked IPOs Grow

The number of Southern California related initial public offerings is growing steadily upwards, as Gevo--originally started in Pasadena, and based on technology out of Caltech and UCLA--hit the market this morning. Gevo is just the latest i...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Gevo Raises $107M In IPO

Gevo, the biofuels technology startup spawned out of technology at Caltech and UCLA, has raised $107M in an IPO this morning. The firm, which is now based in Colorado, debuted on the Nasdaq Global Market Wednesday morning as GEVO, debuting ...

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Pandora IPO's SoCal Connections

Rumors of an IPO filing for Internet radio service Pandora heated up last week, after the firm's appointment of Peter Chernin and Barry McCarthy to its board. Pandora has some Southern California connections--beyond its relationships with m...

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Demand Media Nets $77.2M From IPO

Santa Monica-based Demand Media said this morning that it received approximately $77.2M in net proceeds from the firm's IPO last week. The firm, which debuted on the NYSE as DMD, said it will use the new funding for investments in content, ...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Demand Media Underwriters Buy Additional Shares

Santa Monica-based Demand Media, riding high on a successful IPO debut Wednesday, said Thursday that its underwriters have exercised their option to purchase an additional 675,000 shares from Demand Media, and 660,000 shares from selling st...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Demand Media Market Cap Huge, But Green Dot Still Bigger

The IPO this week of Santa Monica-based Demand Media has drawn widespread attention, with a number of articles yesterday talking about how the firm's market cap exceeded the New York Times Company after the IPO. However, a quick look at the...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nexsan Updates S-1

In a sign that Thousand Oaks-based Nexsan might be ramping up its IPO efforts again, after a delay last year, the firm filed an updated S-1 this week. The provider of data storage equipment reported that it had net income of $0.5M on $68.9M...

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Demand Media Up 32 Percent In IPO

Santa Monica-based Demand Media, the online publishing network run by Richard Rosenblatt, had a huge reception in the public markets Wednesday, closing up 32 percent in its initial public offering. Demand, which debuted on the NYSE as DMD t...

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Demand Media Surges In IPO Debut

Santa Monica-based Demand Media surged in its IPO debut Wednesday morning on the NYSE, rising as high as $25.00 in morning trading. The firm was hovering around $23.00 just before 9am, after opening up at $17.00 in its IPO debut earlier in ...

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Demand Media Prices IPO, Begins Trading Today

Santa Monica-based Demand Media said late Tuesday evening that it has priced its IPO, as well as increased its IPO offering size, and will sell 8,900,000 shares of its common stock at $17.00 per share. Demand Media, which operates an online...

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Demand Media Expected To Hit Market Next Week

Santa Monica-based Demand Media, the online publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, is expected to hit the public markets late next week, according to a report today from AllThingsD. Citing "numerous" sources, the report says that Dem...

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gevo Sets Range For IPO

Gevo, the biofuels startup spawned out of technology from the University of California, Los Angeles and Caltech, has set an offering range for its IPO. Gevo, which started in Pasadena but is now located in Englewood, Colorado, said it is lo...

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Air Lease Files For IPO

Los Angeles-based Air Lease, a provider of aircraft leasing services, said Friday that it has filed for a $100M IPO. The IPO is being underwritten by J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, and CBR Capital Markets. Air Lease is backed by Ares Managemen...

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Friday, January 14, 2011

IPO Filings Keep Coming In Southern California

The filing of an IPO by Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless on Friday seems to indicate the interest in public markets by venture-backed, Southern California firms has not abated. The filing comes on the heels of Demand Media's kickoff of its...

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Boingo Wireless Files For IPO

Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless, the operator of a global Wi-Fi hot spot network, has filed for an IPO, saying Friday afternoon that it is looking to raised up to $75M in an IPO. According to Boingo, it intends to apply to list on the NAS...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Demand Media Sets IPO Pricing Range

Santa Monica-based Demand Media, the online publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, said today in an S-1 filing that it expects its IPO to be between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. The firm plans to offer 7,500,000 shares of its stock i...

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Report: Demand Media Sorting Out Accounting Before IPO

A report today says that the latest updates to Demand Media's S-1 are a result of government scrutiny over how the firm is accounting for content developed for its sites. According to AllThingsD, Demand has been discussing how it accounts f...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Demand Media Ups Article Count To 3 Million

Santa Monica-based Demand Media, the online publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, has updated its S-1 filing, saying it now has around 3 million articles in the firm's library of content. Demand Media has applied to list on the NYSE...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Report: Hulu Drops IPO Effort

Los Angeles-based Hulu, the online television streaming site, is dropping its plans to pursue an IPO, according to a report today from from the WSJ. Hulu had been among the Southern California companies looking to file an IPO. The WSJ cited...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Report: Hulu Drops IPO Effort

Los Angeles-based Hulu, the online television streaming site, is dropping its plans to pursue an IPO, according to a report today from from the WSJ. Hulu had been among the Southern California companies looking to file an IPO. The WSJ cited...

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Cornerstone On Demand Updates S-1

Santa Monica-based Cornerstone On Demand, which recently filed for an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market as CSOD, has updated its IPO filings documents with the SEC. The firm's latest S-1 shows that the firm had revenues of $32.572M for the ni...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

IPO Market Surpasses 2008, 2009, According to Report

A new report today released by PwC finds that the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) has jumped significantly in 2010, with volumes exceeding both 2008 and 2009 levels. PwC tallied up 154 IPOs completed this year so far, raising $37...

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Monday, November 22, 2010

RealD Files For Secondary Offering

Beverly Hills-based RealD, the developer of 3D movie projection technology, has filed for a secondary offering worth $242.16M. According to the firm's filing, it is looking to offer up 7,815,001 shares of its common stock, with proceeds goi...

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Peregrine Semiconductor Files For IPO

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor, a developer of RF integrated circuits for the wireless and other markets, filed for an IPO late Friday, saying it is looking to raise up to $100M on either the Nasdaq Global Market or New York Stock ...

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Inphi Raises $81.6M In IPO

Inphi, the maker of high speed analog semiconductors, has raised $81.6M in its IPO, after pricing 6.8 million shares of its common stock at $12.00 per share today. The pricing was at the high end of its estimated initial public offering ran...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hulu Expects $240M In Revenues In 2010

Los Angeles-based television streaming site Hulu expects to make $240M in 2010, according to Jason Kilar, the firm's CEO. Kilar, who revealed the numbers at today's NewTeeVee conference in San Francisco, also said the firm had $108M in reve...

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cornerstone OnDemand Selects NASDAQ

Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, the provider of software-as-a-service tools used by human resources departments to manage manage learning, career development, succession planning, and other corporate operations, has selected an exc...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Ambit Files For IPO

San Diego-based Ambit Biosciences, a firm discovering, developing and commercializing targeted small molecule therapeutics for treating cancer, has filed for an IPO, saying it is looking to raise up to $86.25M on the Nasdaq Global Market. T...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Inphi Set To Debut In IPO This Week

Inphi Corp., the manufacturer of high speed semiconductors which has a majority of its operations in Westlake Village, but is based in Santa Clara, is expected to debut this week in the latest Southern California IPO. The firm is set to sel...

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Zogenix Sets Pricing Range, Offering Size In IPO

San Diego-based Zogenix has updated its S-1, saying this morning the firm intends to offer 6 million shares of its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Market as ZGNX. The firm also said it currently estimates the firm's initial offering price...

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Demand Media Sets IPO Offering Size, Boosts Traffic

Santa Monica-based Demand Media is inching closer to its IPO debut, saying in an updated S-1 this morning that it plans to offer 7.5 million shares of its common stock in its IPO. The firm, which has not yet set a pricing range, has applied...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Demand Media Selects NYSE For IPO

Los Angeles-based Demand Media, the online content publishing empire of Richard Rosenblatt, has updated its S-1 filing with the SEC, saying that it has applied to list its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol "DMD". The firm...

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Southern California IPO List Gets A Little Longer

The list of Southern California companies who have filed, have been rumored to file, or have successfully completed IPOs has gotten a little longer this morning, after Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand filed for an IPO. Other firms cu...

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cornerstone OnDemand Files For IPO

In what looks to be a banner year for IPO filings for Southern California, Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand filed for an IPO this morning, saying that it is looking to raise up to $115M in an IPO. The firm has not yet specified an ex...

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Demand Media Sweetens Executive Pot

Ahead of its IPO, Santa Monica-based Demand Media, the online domain name and media publishing business run by Richard Rosenblatt, updated its IPO filings Thursday, saying that it has granted $30.8M in additional, stock-based compensation t...

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Demand Media Sweetens Executive Pot

Ahead of its IPO, Santa Monica-based Demand Media, the online domain name and media publishing business run by Richard Rosenblatt, updated its IPO filings Thursday, saying that it has granted $30.8M in additional, stock-based compensation t...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Zogenix Files For IPO

San Diego-based Zogenix, a developer of needle-free, delivery systems for the treatment of acute migraines and cluster headaches, has filed for a $90M IPO. The IPO is being underwritten by Wells Fargo Securities, Leerink Swann, Oppenheimer ...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Insights and Opinions: Returns From Southern California IPOs

For today's Insights and Opinions section, we have the third and final article on Southern California IPOs and returns from Jon Funk. Funk is a venture capitalist who founded OceanRoad Partners and has been a Managing Director with Allegis ...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

NewEgg Loses CEO

City of Industry-based Newegg, the online retailer of electronics, computer, and other items, said Monday afternoon that CEO and Director Tally Liu has departed the firm. The firm said that Foudner and Chairman Fred Chang resumes his role a...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Hulu Eyes IPO

Los Angeles-based Hulu, the online video streaming site, is apparently in efforts to file for an IPO, as a long line of Southern California firms heads towards the public markets. According to a report in the New York Times, Hulu is in disc...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

REVA Medical Looks To Australia For IPO

San Diego-based REVA Medical, a developer of stents used for treating coronary artery disease, has filed for an IPO in Australia. According to REVA, it is looking to raise up to $63M in an offering on the Australian Securities Exchange. REV...

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Inphi Updates Financials, Acquires Taiwanese Firm

Inphi Corp., the Sunnyvale-based semiconductor maker which has major operations in Westlake Village, has released its latest financials in an updated S-1 from the company, saying that it had had net income of $19.6M on revenues of $25.9M fo...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

GameFly Eyes Blockbuster Games-By-Mail Program

Los Angeles-based video game rental service GameFly is seeing more competition from video rental firm Blockbuster this week, after its competitor announced that it is expanding its online movie rental service to include video games. Blockbu...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gevo, With Ties To Caltech and UCLA, Files For IPO

Gevo, a startup which is developing renewable chemicals and biofuels technology, has filed for an IPO, according to an S-1 filing by the firm Thursday afternoon. Gevo--which is now based in Englewood, Colorado--was started in Pasadena, and ...

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Demand Media: $56.3M for Pluck, $5.0M For The Daily Plate

The price of two of Demand Media's acquisitions, Pluck, and The Daily Plate, have both been made public with the firm's IPO filing Friday evening. According to the S-1, Demand paid $56.3M for Pluck, a developer of social media tools, and pa...

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Interview with Sam Hayes, SharesPost

It's been about a year since Santa Monica-based SharesPost (www.sharepost.com) stepped into the market last year with a way for owners of privately held, venture backed companies to gain some liquidity, as well as diversify their holdings. ...

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Trius Therapeutics To Hit Markets Today In IPO

San Diego-based Trius Therapeutics is set to hit the markets today, after pricing its IPO last night. Trius will trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol TSRX. Trius, a biopharmaceuticals firm developing antibiotics, priced its IP...

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Enterprise Partners Portfolio Firm Heads Towards IPO

One of the portfolio firms of San Diego venture capital firm Enterprise Partners is heading towards an IPO, according to a S-1 filing Friday. According to Silicon Valley firm Complete Genomics, a provider of human genome sequencing services...

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Trius Therapeutics Chops IPO Offering Price

San Diego-based Trius Therapautics has slashed its IPO offering price, saying today in a filing with the SEC that it will offer 10,000,000 shares of its common stock at $5.00 per share. The firm, which will list on the Nasdaq Global Market ...

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Insights and Opinions: Where are the Social Media IPOs?

For today's Insights and Opinions piece, we have an article from Michael Terpin of SocialRadius, who asks: Where are all the social media IPOs?. Yesterday was the start of the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford, which I've always seen as a ...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Green Dot Up 22.2 Percent In IPO

Monrovia-based Green Dot, the provider of prepaid credit cards which hit the market today, closed up 22.2 percent in its IPO, at $43.99. The firm had debuted on the market Thursday morning at $36.00 per share, above initial estimates of $32...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Green Dot Up 20 Percent In Early Trading

Monrovia-based Green Dot, the provider of prepaid credit cards which hit the markets this morning in its IPO, is up in early trading this morning on the NYSE. The firm, which debuted at GDOT this morning, was up as high as $44.83 so far thi...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

SoCal Racks Up Another Successful IPO

Southern California appears to be on a IPO roll this month, with the pricing of Monrovia-based Green Dot's IPO last night and expected trading today, following the successful IPO of Beverly Hills-based RealD last Friday. In recent months, W...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Green Dot Prices IPO, Starts Trading Today

Monrovia-based Green Dot, the provider of prepaid debit cards, priced its IPO at $36.00 per share Wednesday evening, above its initial expected IPO range of $32.00 to $35.00. The firm has said that it will not be receiving any of the procee...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Green Dot Ups Offering Size

Pasadena-based Green Dot, the provider of prepaid credit cards, has upped its IPO offering size, saying in a filing with the SEC Monday afternoon that it will now offer 4,170,827 shares of its stock in its IPO, up from 3,850,000 shares in i...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Green Dot Set To Debut This Week

In what seems like almost weekly news now about a Southern California firm gearing up for the public markets, Monrovia-based Green Dot is expected to hit the markets sometime this week. Green Dot would follow the debut last week of Beverly ...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

RealD Closes Up 22 Percent Despite Market Drop

The stock of Los Angeles-based RealD, the provider of 3D movie projection technology, was up in its first day of trading on Friday, despite a big drop in the overall markets. RealD closed at $19.51, up 22 percent from its open price of $16....

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Friday, July 16, 2010

RealD Surges In Debut

Los Angeles-based RealD, the developer of 3D movie projection technology, surged in trading this morning on the NYSE after its IPO. In morning trading, the firm's stock was trading at around $19.70 per share, after surging as much as 31 per...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

And Then There Were Three: RealD Hits Markets Today

With the IPO of Los Angeles-based RealD, which starts trading this morning on the NYSE as RLD, Southern California now has three successful IPOs on record. RealD said last night that it had priced its IPO at $16.00, and is selling 12.5M sha...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

RealD Prices IPO

Los Angeles-based 3D movie technology provider RealD said late Thursday evening that it has priced its IPO, offering 12.5M shares of its common stock at $16.00 per share. The firm said it expects to start trading Friday on the NYSE as "RLD"...

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Green Dot Sets Pricing Range

Monrovia-based Green Dot, the provider of prepaid debit cards, has set pricing on its IPO, saying in a filing Friday that it estimates and initial public offering price of between $32.00 and $35.00 per share. The firm is set to list on the ...

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

GameFly Yearly Revenues Hit $101.5M

Los Angeles-based GameFly, the videogame rental service which is waiting in the IPO wings, revealed Thursday afternoon that its yearly revenues have hit $101.5M in its fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. The privately held firm, which is look...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Report: IPO Activity Triples In Q2

A new report released this morning from PricewaterhouseCoopers says that U.S. IPO activity nearly tripled in the second quarter. According to PwC, IPO deals nearly tripled in the second quarter, compared to last year, with 39 IPOs raising $...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fisker Eyeing IPO, Says Report

Irvine-based electric automobile firm Fisker Automotive is eyeing a possible IPO, now that competitor Tesla Motors, the electric auto firm headed by Elon Musk, has been so warmly received in the public markets, according to a report from Th...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Eleven of Southern California's Firms In The Alternative Vehicle Market

On the heels of the much heralded IPO of Silicon Valley electric car darling Tesla Motors today on the NASDAQ, investors are now looking to what other firms might benefit from the electric vehicle market--and what appears to be a growing ...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

RealD Sets IPO Pricing Range

Beverly Hills-based RealD, which develops 3D projection technology used in the showing of 3D movies, has set its estimated IPO pricing range at between $13.00 and $15.00 per share, according to an updated S-1 by the firm. RealD, which is lo...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Qualcomm May Benefit From InvenSense IPO Efforts

San Diego-based Qualcomm is one of the major venture investors in Silicon Valley's InvenSense, which filed for an IPO Monday afternoon. InvenSense, which makes the motion sensing components that power Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus accessory, sa...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

SoCal Investor Benefits From Fabrinet IPO

A little known Southern California venture capital investor is benefiting from the IPO of Silicon Valley-based Fabrinet today, after Fabrinet said it has priced its IPO and will list on the New York Stock Exchange. According to Fabrinet's S...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

eSolar Gets Focus In Solar IPO Speculation

Pasadena-based eSolar, the solar thermal technology firm backed by Idealab, Google, and others, is being eyed as the next possible solar IPO in the pipe, according to GigaOm. Citing the Next Up! research report released yesterday on Santa M...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Southern California Firms Queue Up For The Public Market

The long list of Southern California high tech companies lined up for the public markets just got a little longer this morning, with the addition of Inphi Corp., which said it is looking to list on the NYSE in a $115M IPO. The addition of I...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Inphi Files For IPO

In the latest Southern California firm to target the public markets, Inphi Corp., a developer of high speed, analog semiconductors, has filed for an IPO, saying late Wednesday evening in a filing with the SEC it is looking to raise up to $1...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Walmart Stake In Green Dot Most Likely Worth $71.2M

A regulatory filing today from Monrovia, California-based prepaid debit card provider Green Dot indicates that the firm recently issued $71.18M in its stock, as part of a commercial agreement--most likely part of the stock recently issued t...

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Friday, May 28, 2010

GenMark Chops IPO Offering Price

Pasadena-based Genmark Diagnostics, a maker of molecular diagnostics equipment, lowered its initial public offering price to between $6.00 and $7.00 per share yesterday, down from an earlier anticipated initial public offering price of betw...

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

RealD Revenues Grow To $189M For Year

Los Angeles-based RealD, the developer of 3D projection technology which is waiting in the wings for an IPO, revealed its latest year's result in an updated S-1 filing with the SEC last night. According to RealD, it had gross revenues of $1...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

ReachLocal Up 15 Percent After IPO

Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal, which helps small and local businesses place Internet advertising, was up 15.2 percent after its IPO Thursday, closing at $14.98, up $1.98. The firm sold 4,166,667 shares of stock at $13.00 per share, after ...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

ReachLocal Prices IPO At $13.00 Per Share

Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal priced its IPO last night at $13.00 per share, according to filings with the SEC this morning, netting the firm $54.1M. The firm, which will list on the Nasdaq Global Select Market as RLOC, said it sold 4,166...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ReachLocal Sets IPO Pricing Range

Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal has updated its IPO pricing range, indicating this week in an updated S-1 that it expects the initial pricing of its IPO to be between $17.00 and $19.00 per share. The firm is looking to IPO on the Nasdaq Glo...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Report: Demand Selects Goldman Sachs For IPO Effort

Los Angeles-based Demand Media, the online content publishing firm run by Richard Rosenblatt, has reportedly selected Goldman Sachs to run its IPO effort, according to a report this evening from the Financial Times. The report says that Dem...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Nexsan Delays IPO Plans

Thousand Oaks-based Nexsan, a developer of data storage systems, has delayed its IPO, according to its underwriter, Thomas Weisel Partners. According to Thomas Weisel Partners Friday, the IPO is being delayed by market conditions. The firm'...

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Friday, April 9, 2010

RealD Files For IPO

Beverly Hills-based RealD, which develops 3D technology used in projecting 3D movies, has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing Friday that it is looking to raise up to $200M on the NYSE. The firm is hoping to list on the exchange as RLD. Th...

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Monday, April 5, 2010

By the Numbers: The Returns from Southern California IT IPO's 1995-2009

On March 10, socaltech.com profiled a study of the financial outcomes of 700+ southern California IT startups from 1995-2009 completed by Jon Funk of OceanRoad Partners and others. This Insights and Opinions column by Jon is the first in an...

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

First Quarter IPOs Beat All Of 2009

IPOs in the first three months of the year handily beat all of 2009, as eight U.S., venture backed companies raised $711M in offerings, according to an analysis by Dow JOnes VentureSource today. According to Dow Jones, those eight IPOs matc...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Clearstone Gets Big Win With Meru

Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Ventures was among the big winners Wednesday in the IPO debut of Sunnyvale-based Meru Networks, a developer of virtual wireless LAN products. Meru had an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market und...

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MaxLinear Prices IPO

Carlsbad-based RF semiconductor maker MaxLinear priced its IPO Tuesday evening, saying that it will offer 6,444,100 shares of its Class A common stock at $14.00 per share. The pricing was above the initial pricing range given by the firm ea...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Mota Motors Founder May Benefit From IPO

Reza Bundy, the founder of Venice-based Mota Motors, looks to be a major beneficiary of an IPO -- not of his current firm, but of his prior company, Iron Planet. In papers filed Thursday evening by Iron Planet, the Pleasanton-based firm sai...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Genmark Diagnostics Files For IPO

Pasadena-based Genmark Diagnostics, a developer of a diagnostic biomarker detection system, has filed for an IPO, saying it is looking to raised up to $46.0M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm said it is looking to trade as GNM...

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Monday, March 8, 2010

MaxLinear Sets IPO Range

Carlsbad-based MaxLinear, a developer of radio frequency analog and mixed signal semiconductors, set its pricing range on its IPO Friday, saying that it will offer 5.43 million shares of its stock at between $11 and $13 per share. The fir...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Green Dot Files For IPO

Monrovia-based Green Dot, a provider of pre-paid VISA and Mastercard cards, has filed for an IPO, saying this morning that it is looking to raise up to $150M in an IPO on the NYSE. The firm's IPO is being undewritten by J.P. Morgan, Morgan ...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Trius Therapeutics Sets IPO Pricing Range

San Diego-based Trius Therapeutics, which is looking to IPO on the Nasdaq as TSRX, indicated in a filing today that it is looking to price its IPO at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Credit Suiss...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fallbrook Technologies Files For IPO

San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies, a developer of continuous variable transmissions aimed at the electric vehicle market, has filed for an IPO, saying Tuesday evening in a filing that it is looking to raise up to $50M in an offering. T...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

GameFly Files For IPO

Los Angeles-based GameFly, which operates an online video game rental service, has filed for a $50M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm is looking to list under the symbol GFLY. The IPO is being underwritten by BofA Merrill Lync...

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Demand Media's Rosenblatt On IPO, Exits

Richard Rosenblatt, the CEO of Los Angeles-based Demand Media said today at the Twiistup conference in Los Angeles, that he sees an IPO as a possible opportunity for the firm. Rosenblatt, who confirmed the firm has revenues of around $200M ...

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ReachLocal Files For IPO

Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal filed for an IPO this morning, saying that it is looking to raise up to $100M. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, citi, Piper Jaffray, Needham & Company, and Broadpoint.G...

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Clearstone Portfolio Firm Meru Networks Files for IPO

A portfolio firm of Santa Monica-based Clearstone Ventures, Meru Networks, filed for an IPO late Friday night, saying it is looking to go public on the NYSE. The Silicon Valley firm, which is 21.0% owned by Clearstone Ventures, said it woul...

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Trius Therapeutics Files For IPO

San Diego-based Trius Therapeutics has filed for an IPO, saying Friday that it is looking to raise $86.25M in an offering on the Nasdaq Global Market. According to the firm's filing, it has applied to trade under the symbol TSRX. The IPO is...

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Friday, November 6, 2009

MaxLinear Files For IPO

Carlsbad-based MaxLinear, a developer of RF analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing today that it is looking to raise up to $100M in an IPO on either the Nasdaq Global Market or the New York Stock Ex...

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Monday, September 28, 2009

NewEgg Files For IPO

City of Industry-based e-commerce retailer NewEgg has filed for an IPO this morning, saying that it is looking to raise up to $175M. The IPO is being underwritten by J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, William Blair & Company, Cowen and ...

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sorenson Media Holds Slice Of IPO Pie

San Diego-based Sorenson Media, a provider of Internet video codecs and related software and services, is a potential beneficiary of an Internet IPO, that of Provo, Utah-based Ancestry.com. Sorenson--which maintains much of its operations i...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

VC IPO Drought Continues

The drought in the IPOs of U.S., venture backed companies continued in Q1, according to numbers released by Dow Jones VentureSource. According to the firm, total merger and acquisition activity only totaled $3.2 billion in the first quarter...

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Friday, February 20, 2009

SoCal Firms Waiting For IPO Market, Still

Think the IPO market is dead? Apparently, firms are still hoping the market will open up for initial public offerings, with 57 companies nationwide still in registration for an IPO, as of the end of December. According to numbers released r...

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Venture-Backed Liquidity Reaches 5 Year Low

U.S., venture-backed companies are seeing their lowest liquidity in five years, according to a report released today by Dow Jones VentureSource. Dow Jones found that there was only $24.1 billion in IPOs and M&A in 2008, making 2008 the wors...

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Phenomix Drops IPO Bid

San Diego-based Phenomix Corporation, a biopharmaceuticals firm focused on small molecule drugs, has dropped its IPO bid, according to a filing by the company with the SEC this morning. Phenomix said that it has applied to withdraw its IPO,...

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Zogenix Calls Off IPO

San Diego-based Zogenix has called off the firm's IPO, according to a filing with the SEC by the company late Friday. According to Zogenix, it is withdrawing its IPO, which it had originally filed for in March, due to "general market condit...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

AutoGenomics Files For IPO

Carlsbad-based AutoGenomics has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC today that the firm is looking to raise up to $86.3M on the NASDAQ. The firm said that it is looking to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as AGMX. AutoGenomics...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Report: No IPOs In Q2

Dow Jones VentureSource, a provider of venture capital data, reported Tuesday that we are in the midst of the second-longest IPO drought since it started tracking the industry in 1992. According to Dow Jones, Q2 of this year was the worst q...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Nexsan Files For IPO

Thousand Oaks-based Nexsan, a provider of enterprise storage arrays, has filed for an IPO, according to a filing with the SEC Friday. Nexsan said it is looking to raise up to $80.5M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "NX...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Digital Domain Sets IPO Terms

Venice-based Digital Domain, a provider of digital effects for the film and television market, said in a filing with the SEC Monday afternoon that it is offering 6M shares of its common stock at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share. The firm...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Venture Backed Exits Drop

Dow Jones VentureSource is reporting this morning that liquidity generated by mergers and acquisition and initial public offerings of venture-backed companies in the U.S. has fallen to its lowest quarterly total, since the fourth quarter of...

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Zogenix Files For IPO

San Diego-based Zogenix said late last Thursday in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Global Market. The firm said it has applied to list as "ZGNX." The IPO is being underwritten by Banc ...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

CardioNet Prices IPO

San Diego-based CardioNet said Wednesday afternoon that it has priced the firm's initial public offering. The company said it will offer 4.5 million shares of its common stock at $18.00 per share. 1.5 million shares of the offering will com...

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

ViewSonic Cancels IPO Plans

Walnut-based computer monitor manufacturer ViewSonic said Wednesday in a filing with the SEC that it plans to withdraw the firm's IPO. ViewSonic, in a letter to the SEC, said that it withdrew the IPO because terms obtainable in the public m...

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

CardioNet Sets IPO Terms

San Diego-based CardioNet said in a filing with the SEC this morning that it is looking to offer 6.6M shares of the firm's common stock in an IPO, at between $22.00 and $24.00 per share. CardioNet's IPO is being underwritten by Citi, Lehman...

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Friday, February 8, 2008

United Online Breaks Out Classmates Results, Continues To Eye IPO

Woodland Hills-based United Online said Thursday as part of its quarterly earnings releases that it will begin breaking out financial results from the firm's Classmates Media business, as the firm continues to eye an IPO of the unit. United...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Phenomix Files For IPO

San Diego-based Phenomix said in a filing with the SEC Friday that it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm, which is looking to list as "PHMX" on the exchange, develops biopharmaceuticals focused...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Prometheus Files For $100M IPO

San Diego-based Prometheus Laboratories, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on detection, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, said Wednesday in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to ...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Digital Domain Files For IPO

Venice, California-based Digital Domain, a provider of digital imaging and visual effects for the film, television, and video game industry, has filed for an IPO. The firm said in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $100...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

United Online Cancels Classmates IPO

Woodland Hills-based United Online said today that it has withdrawn its S-1 registration for its Classmates unit. According to United Online, the firm is withdrawing its IPO because it believes that current market conditions would not be in...

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Entropic Drops Offering Range In IPO

San Diego-based Entropic Communications, a developer of semiconductors for networking home electronics, said in a filing with the SEC this morning that it has dropped its offering range in its IPO to between $6.00 and $8.00 per share. The f...

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Classmates Sets IPO Terms

Woodland Hills-based Classmates said Friday in a filing with the SEC that it will offer 12 million shares of its stock at between $10 and $12 per share. The firm, which is looking to trade on the Nasdaq Global Market as CLAS, is a unit of W...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Internet Brands Lowers IPO Offering Price, Size

El Segundo-based Internet Brands disclosed today in a filing with the SEC that it has lowered its offering price on its IPO to $8.00 per share, and also lowered the number of shares the firm hopes to offer to the public. The firm, which had...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Internet Brands Sets IPO Terms

El Segundo-based Internet Brands said today in a filing with the SEC that it intends to sell 9,566,454 shares of its common stock in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market, at a price between $10.00 and $12.00 per share. The firm, which runs a ...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Genoptix Raises $85M In IPO

Carlsbad-based Genoptix, a provider of laboratory services for health clinics, has raised $85M in an IPO. Genoptix sold 5M shares of its stock at $17.00 per share Monday on the Nasdaq under the symbol GXDX. The firm's IPO was underwritten b...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Entropic Prices IPO

San Diego-based Entropic Communications said in a filing with the SEC today that it will sell 10,000,000 shares of its common stock at between $9.00 and $11.00 per share. The firm, which has applied to list on the Nasdaq under the symbol EN...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Genoptix Sets IPO Terms

San Diego-based Genoptix, a provider of laboratory services for the hematology and oncology market, said this morning in a filing with the SEC that it will offer 5 million shares of its common stock for between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. ...

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Monday, August 20, 2007

CardioNet Files For IPO

San Diego-based CardioNet has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC Friday that it is looking to raise up to $150M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Global Market. The firm, which is looking to trade under the symbol BEAT, develops medica...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Classmates Media Files For IPO

Woodland Hills-based United Online's wholly-owned subsidiary, Classmates Media, filed for an IPO Monday afternoon, looking to raise up to $125M in an IPO. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co., JPMorgan, and Deutsche Bank Se...

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Masimo Raises $202M In IPO

Irvine-based Masimo, a provider of medical devices for patient monitoring, raised $202M in its IPO on the Nasdaq Wednesday. The firm, which trades under the symbol MASI, jumped more than 18 percent in its debut yesterday. The IPO was underw...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Genoptix Files For IPO

San Diego-based Genoptix said this afternoon in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an IPO. The firm said that it is looking to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as "GXDX." The IPO is being underwritten by Lehm...

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Eyeonics Files For IPO

Aliso Viejo-based Eyeonics, a developer of intraocular lenses, has filed for an IPO. In a filing with the SEC Friday, Eyeonics said that it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market as "EYON". The IPO is being ...

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Entropic Files For IPO

San Diego-based Entropic Communications has filed for an IPO, saying today in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $100M on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "ENTR". The firm develops high speed networking chipset...

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Internet Brands Files For IPO

El Segundo-based Internet Brands has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC late Friday that it is looking to raise up to $100M in an IPO on either the NASDAQ Global Market or New York Stock Exchange. The IPO is being underwritte...

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Masimo Prices IPO

Irvine-based Masimo, a developer of medical devices, priced its IPO today, saying in a filing with the SEC that it expects its initial public offering to be priced at between $16.00 and $18.00 per share. Masimo is selling 11,916,626 shares ...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

HireRight Sets IPO Terms

Irvine-based HireRight, a provider of employment screening software and services, said in a filing with the SEC Tuesday that it expects to price its initial public offering at between $15.00 and $17.00 per share. HireRight is looking to off...

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Monday, July 2, 2007

ViewSonic Files For IPO

Walnut-based ViewSonic, a manufacturer and marketer of LCD monitors, TVs, and projectors, said in an SEC filing today that it is looking raise up to $143.75M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by JPM...

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Monday, July 2, 2007

Venture-backed IPOs Gain, Acquisitions Slip In Q2

Thomson Financial and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) announced today that venture backed IPOs saw an increase in Q2, while merger and acquisitions activity declined in the quarter. THe firms released an "Exit Poll" report o...

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Friday, May 4, 2007

Devax Files For IPO

Lake Forest-based Devax, a developer of medical stent technology, filed for an IPO this morning, saying in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $85M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Global Market. Devax is looking to list as DEVX ...

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Pentadyne Looks For $100M IPO On AIM

Chatsworth-based Pentadyne Power, a developer of flywheel-based energy storage systems, is planning to float an IPO on the AIM, according to reports. The firm, which is venture backed by Accera Venture Partners, DTE Energy Ventures, Nth Pow...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Orexigen Prices IPO

San Diego-based Orexigen, a firm developing treatments for CNS disorders and obesity, priced its IPO yesterday, saying it would offer seven million shares of its common stock at $12.00. The firm will trade on the Nasdaq Global Market as ORE...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Masimo Files For IPO

Irvine-based Masimo has filed for an IPO, saying last night in a filing with the SEC that the firm is looking to raise up to $150M on the NASDAQ as MASI. The firm is a manufacturer of medical devices used for pulse oximetry. The IPO is bein...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Orexigen Sets IPO Pricing Range

San Diego-based Orexigen Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical firm developing treatments for central nervous system disorders, has set the pricing range for the company's IPO. The firm said in a filing with the SEC last night that it will offe...

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Venture Backed IPOs Raise $1.2B in Q1

Dow Jones is reporting today that U.S. venture-backed companies raised $1.2B in thirteen initial public offerings in the first quarter. The amount raised was double the amount raised a year ago. According to the Quarterly Liquidity Report f...

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Friday, March 30, 2007

NovaCardia Files For IPO

San Diego-based NovaCardia has filed for an IPO, saying last night in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The IPO is being underwritten by JPMorgan, Credit Suisse, Pacific G...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

SenoRx Prices IPO

Aliso Viejo-based SenoRx has priced its IPO, saying today that it will offer 5,500,000 shares of its common stock at $8.00 per share. SenoRx will trade on the Nasdaq Global Market as "SENO". The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Bank of A...

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

SenoRx Sets IPO Terms

Aliso Viejo-based SenoRX, which is developing medical devices for minimally invasive surgery, set terms of the firm's IPO Wednesday night. SenorX said it will offer 5,500,000 shares of its common stock between $11.00 and $13.00 per share in...

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Monday, February 12, 2007

HireRight Files For IPO

Irvine-based HireRight has filed for an IPO, saying in an SEC filing Monday morning that it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an initial public offering on the NASDAQ Global Market. HireRight provides web-based software for managing empl...

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Friday, February 9, 2007

Optimer Pharmaceuticals Prices IPO

San Diego-based Optimer Pharmaceuticals said today that it is offering 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $7.00 per share in its IPO. Optimer is listing its stock on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "OPTR", in an IP...

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Friday, January 26, 2007

MRV Looks to Take Luminent Public, Buys Fiberxon

Chatsworth-based MRV Communications said this morning that it is looking to take its subsidiary, Luminent, public. The firm said it has not yet engaged an underwriter for the IPO. Separately, MRV said today that it has agreed to acquire San...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Aerovironment Prices IPO

Monrovia-based AeroVironment said last night that it has priced its IPO at $17 per share, above the firm's original range of $14 to $16 per share, and that the firm's stock will begin trading on the Nasdaq today. AeroVironment develops unma...

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

AeroVironment Sets IPO Terms

Monrovia-based AeroVironment has set its IPO pricing terms, saying Wednesday in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to offer up to 6,700,000 shares of its common stock at a price between $14.00 and $16.00. AeroVironment develops unmann...

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Report: $3.72B Raised In 2006 IPOs

Dow Jones VentureOne is reporting this morning that there was $3.72 billion in 56 IPOs for 2006, the most IPO activity and largest total raised since 2004. 18 companies had initial public offerings in the fourth quarter, according to the fi...

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Artes Medical Prices IPO

San Diego-based Artes Medical said today that it has priced its initial public offering. Artes is looking to raise up to $27.6M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Global Market. The firm said it will offer 4,600,000 shares of its common stock at a pri...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Orexigen Therapeutics Files For IPO

San Diego-based Orexigen Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical firm focused on treatments of central nervous system disorders and obesity has filed for an IPO. The firm said Tuesday afternoon in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise...

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Guidance Software IPO Hits Market

Pasadena-based Guidance Software, a provider of software used for computer forensics, debuted yesterday on the Nasdaq. Guidance offered 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at $11.50 per share, in a $57.5M IPO. The IPO was underwritten by M...

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Obagi Medical Prices IPO

Long Beach-based Obagi Medical Products, a pharmaceutical firm focused on skincare, said today that it has priced its IPO on the NASDAQ. Obagi is offering 5,350,000 shares at a price of $11.00 per share, and is looking to raised up to $38.4...

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Friday, December 1, 2006

Guidance Software Sets IPO Terms

Pasadena-based Guidance Software, a developer of digital forensics software, has set terms of the firm's IPO. In a filing with the SEC Thursday, the firm said that it will offer 1,750,000 shares of its common stock at a price between $12.50...

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Prices IPO

San Diego-based Cadence Pharmaceuticals has priced the firm's IPO, saying that it will offer 6,00,000 shares of common stock at $9 per share. Cadence develops pharmaceuticals for hospitals, including candidates for the treatment of acute pa...

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Tuesday, October 3, 2006

SAIC Sets IPO Terms

San Diego-based SAIC has set terms for its offering of 75 million shares of common stock. The firm said in a regulatory filing Monday that it expects its IPO to be priced between $13 and $15 per share, which will raise about $1B for the fir...

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Friday, September 29, 2006

Aerovironment Files For IPO

Monrovia-based Aerovironment has filed for an IPO, saying in a SEC filing that it is looking to raise up to $115M on the Nasdaq as AVAV. Aerovironment designs unmanned aircraft for the U.S. Department of Defense and was founded by renown a...

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Friday, September 22, 2006

DivX Prices IPO, Set To Hit Market Today

DivX is set to hit the market this morning, saying that it has priced its initial public offering at $16.00 per share. DivX is offering 9,100,000 shares of its common stock on the Nasdaq today under the symbol DIVX, for a total IPO amount o...

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Guidance Software Files For IPO

Pasadena-based Guidance Software, a developer of software used for digital forensics, has filed for an IPO. Guidance, in an SEC filing Friday, said it is looking to raise up to $80M in an IPO on the Nasdaq under the symbol GUID. The IPO is ...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Clean Energy Fuels Files For IPO

Seal Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels, a provider of natural gas for vehicle fleets, has filed for an IPO. The firm said in a filing Wednesday morning that the firm is looking to raise up to $287.5M in an IPO on the Nasdaq under the symbol CL...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

DivX Sets Terms Of IPO

San Diego-based DivX set the terms of its IPO last night, saying in a regulatory filing that it is estimating the price of its IPO on 9.1M shares of its common stock at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share. The firm is looking to raise up to...

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Friday, August 18, 2006

GenuTec Files For IPO

Laguna Niguel-based GenuTec, a firm that develops interactive voice response (IVR) and notification services, filed for an IPO earlier this week, looking to raise up to $25M on the NASDAQ. The firm reported a loss of $1.4M on sales of $14.6...

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Monday, June 19, 2006

Interview with Tom Unterman, Rustic Canyon Ventures

My interview this morning is with Tom Unterman, Managing Partner of Rustic Canyon Ventures (www.rusticcanyon.com). Tom's on the board of Loopnet, a commercial real estate listing service which recently had a successful IPO on the Nasdaq. I ...

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Friday, May 26, 2006

DivX Rolls Out Mac Release

San Diego-based DivX has released the latest version of the company's software for the Mac platform, saying yesterday that Divx for Mac 6.5 was released for download. The upgrade to the company's codec allows Mac users to play back full-scr...

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Friday, May 5, 2006

DivX Files For IPO

San Diego-based DivX Networks has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $135M in a public offering on the Nasdaq. DivX Networks reported in a filing with the SEC that it earned $2.2M on $33.0M in revenue for the year en...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Jazz Semiconductor Files For IPO

Newport Beach-based Jazz Semiconductor has filed for an IPO, saying Monday that it is looking to raise up to $105M on the NASDAQ. The offering is being underwritten by Cowen & Company, Needham & Company, and Wachovia Securities. In its fili...

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Internet Brands Eyeing IPO

Los Angeles-based Internet Brands is looking towards an IPO, according to Idealab's Bill Gross. In an interview this month with BusinessWeek, Gross said that Internet Brands is contemplating an IPO, and now a $300 million a year company. A...

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Interview with Lance Rosenzweig, PeopleSupport

My interview today is with Lance Rosenzweig, CEO and founder of PeopleSupport (www.peoplesupport.com), a Los Angeles-based provider of business process outsourcing, and a longtime reader of this newsletter. I spoke with Lance last week. Lan...

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