It's a new year and it's time to get back to work. For those who've been relaxing on a tropical beach for the last two weeks (or visiting friends in family, shopping, or otherwise doing other stuff), we present our guide to "What Happened On Your Holiday vacation, Southern California Technology Edition":
In the "big news" category (what little happened over the last two weeks):
In the latest roundup of fundings (big few weeks for San Diego, apparently):
PatientSafe Solutions ($20M, San Diego, mobile health)
Solarflare ($22M, San Diego, high speed networking)
Ignyta ($6M, San Diego, personalized medicine)
Independa ($5M, San Diego, software for senior independence)
AwarePoint ($4M, San Diego, real time patient location systems)
Surf Air ($2.6M, Los Angeles, subscription aircraft service)
Acquisition of note:
In our features section:
Finally, if you missed our 2012 in Review, we had a series of articles from some of the movers and shakers of SoCal's technology scene, including Kevin Winston of Digital LA, Paul Bricault of Amplify LA, Aber Whitcomb of io/LA, Marc Averitt of Okapi Venture Capital, Mark Suster of GRP Partners, Rory Moore of CommNexus, Howard Marks of StartEngine, and Erik Rannala of MuckerLab.
Did we miss a big story over the holidays? Comment below!