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June 22, 1999 | Jonathan Gaw
BizBuyer.com Inc. will announce today that it received a $5-million investment from venture capital firm @Ventures, an affiliate of CMGI Inc. Santa Monica-based BizBuyer.com offers an online system for small businesses to issue requests for proposals to vendors. The 9-month-old company has 35 employees, and this round of funding--its second--should last until the end of the year, said Bernard Louvat, founder, president and chief executive of BizBuyer.com.
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January 31, 2007 | Cyndia Zwahlen, Special to The Times
Interest in alternative fuel is heating up as global demand for clean technology turns the spotlight on the small California companies at the vanguard of environmental innovation. Courting the state's growing clean-tech small businesses are banks, federal export finance officials and even venture capitalists, who have traditionally shunned the capital-intensive sector.
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BUSINESS
August 7, 1986 | Associated Press
General Electric said Wednesday that it is joining Japan's Toshiba Corp. and West Germany's Siemens AG to create a shared library of the components for customized computer chips. The big electronics companies will design pieces of chip circuitry that can be combined and recombined into bigger integrated circuits according to customers' specifications.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2006 | Evan Halper and Dan Morain, Times Staff Writers
For a time, the 30-something venture capitalists were flying high, backed by tens of millions of dollars from Harvard, Boeing and other big-league investors, and consulting with such disparate advisors as the Columbia University business school dean and KISS singer Gene Simmons. Calling themselves International Technology University, the sneaker-clad partners with the Century City address scoured top engineering schools, seeking new technologies to turn into profitable businesses.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rockwell International Corp. said Wednesday that one of its divisions has launched a joint venture to produce automotive parts in Czechoslovakia. The company said the East European country's Ministry of Privatization of the Czech Republic has approved a project that would allow Rockwell to manufacture and sell components for Volkswagen automobiles in Czechoslovakia.
BUSINESS
May 26, 1989 | MICHAEL FLAGG, Times Staff Writer
The Koll Co., a large Newport Beach developer, said Thursday it will soon begin developing and buying shopping centers for the first time. Until now, Koll has developed only offices, factories and warehouses. David Mudgett, who had headed the Irvine Co.'s shopping center business, was named to run Koll's new venture. Mudgett, now a corporate senior vice president at Koll, won't be heading a large staff. Koll said it will use its existing personnel to start the retail business.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1993 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Birtcher Construction Ltd. said Wednesday that it has opened offices in Singapore and Thailand and wants to secure construction projects in China. Company President Andrew L. Youngquist also said that he is planning to finalize a third agreement for an office in Saudi Arabia, where Birtcher would manage the construction of office buildings, shopping malls and industrial parks.
BUSINESS
January 31, 2007 | Cyndia Zwahlen, Special to The Times
Interest in alternative fuel is heating up as global demand for clean technology turns the spotlight on the small California companies at the vanguard of environmental innovation. Courting the state's growing clean-tech small businesses are banks, federal export finance officials and even venture capitalists, who have traditionally shunned the capital-intensive sector.
BUSINESS
June 1, 1988 | James S. Granelli, Times staff writer
Orange County's growing group of venture capital firms includes two companies that make a lot of investments, according to the June issue of Venture magazine. California's largest venture capital firm--in terms of total investments made in 1987--is Security Pacific Capital in Costa Mesa, according to Venture. The company, a subsidiary of Security Pacific Corp., put $107.9 million into 62 deals last year, the magazine said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2006 | Evan Halper and Dan Morain, Times Staff Writers
For a time, the 30-something venture capitalists were flying high, backed by tens of millions of dollars from Harvard, Boeing and other big-league investors, and consulting with such disparate advisors as the Columbia University business school dean and KISS singer Gene Simmons. Calling themselves International Technology University, the sneaker-clad partners with the Century City address scoured top engineering schools, seeking new technologies to turn into profitable businesses.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1999 | Jonathan Gaw
BizBuyer.com Inc. will announce today that it received a $5-million investment from venture capital firm @Ventures, an affiliate of CMGI Inc. Santa Monica-based BizBuyer.com offers an online system for small businesses to issue requests for proposals to vendors. The 9-month-old company has 35 employees, and this round of funding--its second--should last until the end of the year, said Bernard Louvat, founder, president and chief executive of BizBuyer.com.
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September 7, 1995 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a long summer of greasy labor, most of Russia's worst oil spill has been cleaned up, and the rest has been contained so it will not wash into Arctic rivers in the spring, officials said Wednesday. "Basically, we are satisfied," said Vadim P. Voronin of the World Bank, which is funding the cleanup project in Usinsk, about 1,000 miles northeast of Moscow. As of this week, Voronin said, "about 72% of the work has been done." "Obviously, there will be some pollution left.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1993 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For eight years the Fishman brothers struggled selling memberships in Players Club, a sort of discount travel service for medium-stakes gamblers. Even with actor Telly Savalas pitching the club on late-night television commercials, their company, Players International Inc., mostly swallowed losses. But now their luck seems to have changed.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1993 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Birtcher Construction Ltd. said Wednesday that it has opened offices in Singapore and Thailand and wants to secure construction projects in China. Company President Andrew L. Youngquist also said that he is planning to finalize a third agreement for an office in Saudi Arabia, where Birtcher would manage the construction of office buildings, shopping malls and industrial parks.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1992 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN and DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the most significant linkup so far between American and Russian defense firms, Lockheed and Khrunichev Enterprise of Moscow announced Monday that they have formed a joint venture to sell commercial launch services with the Russian Proton rocket. The alliance combines two Cold War industrial adversaries: Lockheed, the largest U.S. manufacturer of military space hardware, and Khrunichev, one of Russia's leading state-owned aerospace operations. Lockheed Vice President Mel R.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rockwell International Corp. said Wednesday that one of its divisions has launched a joint venture to produce automotive parts in Czechoslovakia. The company said the East European country's Ministry of Privatization of the Czech Republic has approved a project that would allow Rockwell to manufacture and sell components for Volkswagen automobiles in Czechoslovakia.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1992 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN and DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the most significant linkup so far between American and Russian defense firms, Lockheed and Khrunichev Enterprise of Moscow announced Monday that they have formed a joint venture to sell commercial launch services with the Russian Proton rocket. The alliance combines two Cold War industrial adversaries: Lockheed, the largest U.S. manufacturer of military space hardware, and Khrunichev, one of Russia's leading state-owned aerospace operations. Lockheed Vice President Mel R.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1993 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For eight years the Fishman brothers struggled selling memberships in Players Club, a sort of discount travel service for medium-stakes gamblers. Even with actor Telly Savalas pitching the club on late-night television commercials, their company, Players International Inc., mostly swallowed losses. But now their luck seems to have changed.
BUSINESS
May 26, 1989 | MICHAEL FLAGG, Times Staff Writer
The Koll Co., a large Newport Beach developer, said Thursday it will soon begin developing and buying shopping centers for the first time. Until now, Koll has developed only offices, factories and warehouses. David Mudgett, who had headed the Irvine Co.'s shopping center business, was named to run Koll's new venture. Mudgett, now a corporate senior vice president at Koll, won't be heading a large staff. Koll said it will use its existing personnel to start the retail business.
BUSINESS
June 1, 1988 | James S. Granelli, Times staff writer
Orange County's growing group of venture capital firms includes two companies that make a lot of investments, according to the June issue of Venture magazine. California's largest venture capital firm--in terms of total investments made in 1987--is Security Pacific Capital in Costa Mesa, according to Venture. The company, a subsidiary of Security Pacific Corp., put $107.9 million into 62 deals last year, the magazine said.
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