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This article was first published this morning by SoCal Tech, with whom OCSN has a partnership with: Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer Cylance has been acquired by BlackBerry, in a deal worth $1.4 billion in cash, BlackBerry announced this morning. Cylance, develops artificial intelligence-based cybersecurity

A provider of digital mortgage software has a new chief customer success officer. Cloudvirga, with HQ in Irvine, appointed Jesse Decker to work collaboratively with its product development and marketing teams to help leading mortgage lenders leverage the full potential

A company that makes organic products for women’s cycles scored $17.5 million in its Series A round, according to the company. Rael, with HQ in Buena Park, raised the funds with lead investments by Mirae Asset and GS Retail Fund. Its

A blockchain event will take place this weekend in Laguna Beach. Blockchain on the Beach, at the Montage Resort, is designed for entrepreneurs intent on leveraging the potential of cryptocurrency to level the playing field for marginalized people who have

A provider of orbital launches closed a Series E financing round of $140 million, according to a press release issued today. The investment in Rocket Lab, with HQ in Huntington Beach, was led by existing investor Future Fund, with strong participation

Three startups won a total of $75,000 in prizes at the recent John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition. The winners – Neuralace Medical, Yembo, and Lynx Biosciences – were selected from ten finalists, which had been earlier chosen out of a

An enterprise content capture and data discovery provider announced today that it appointed enterprise software leader, Ajay Patel, to its board of directors. Patel joins Ephesoft's five-member board, which guides the company toward its goal of expanding reach in the

UC Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration and Development (BRAID), a consortium of five UC medical campuses, and the UC Center for Accelerated Innovation (CAI), are partnering with UCI Applied Innovation for the first UC Pitch Day on November 30. The event will

Another investor in an Irvine startup that makes lithium-ion battery tech has been announced. Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, announced today that it’s invested in Enevate. This follows on the heels of an investment announcement by South

ListReports, which develops marketing products for realtors and mortgage loan officers received an additional $555,000 in a debt funding round from lender Lighter Capital. ListReports launched four years ago and has HQ in Orange. The new funding is the seventh tranche

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