Chris Casacchia

Technology Editor/Reporter

Chris Casacchia covers technology, aerospace and defense and sports. He can be reached at casacchia@ocbj.com.

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Recent Stories

Mortgage Modernizer Raises $50M in Latest Capital Round

STARTUPS: Cloudvirga pledges OC’s growing fintech fraternity

Irvine-based startup Cloudvirga Inc. has attracted big-name customers and backers as it aims to modernize a mortgage industry steeped in manual processes more than a decade old.

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Still In The Picture

Cuts at Headquarters Meant to Fuel Growth

Vizio Inc. has downsized its Irvine operation and is in jeopardy of losing its long-held No. 2 position in flat-panel TV sales in North America.

Veritone’s Q1 Mixed as It Tries to Leverage AI

Revenue Rises Over 40%, Mostly on Media Business

Veritone Inc.’s latest quarterly report produced a mixed bag of results for the wildly traded Costa Mesa company trying to crack into the booming but highly speculative artificial intelligence market.

Legacy Tech Vets Go AI With Chip Startup

TECHNOLOGY: Raise $5M, plan new VC round with big backer

An Irvine-based startup led by former Broadcom, Mindspeed Technologies and Lantronix Inc. executives has emerged with backing from the world’s largest chipmaker and its first deal.

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Cloudvirga Raises $50M

Irvine startup Cloudvirga today announced it closed a $50 million Series C funding round led by private-equity firm Riverwood Capital in Menlo Park.

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Largest Makers Held Payrolls Steady

Early Returns on Major Moves At Big Three Coming Soon

The largest consumer electronics makers in Orange County shrank payrolls slightly compared to last year.

Chipmakers Grew as Group, a Few Rapidly

Modest Job Gains As Microsemi Sale Looms

This year’s roundup of Orange County’s largest chipmakers is defined by the deals that got done and the one that got away.

$83M Investment in Clean Energy

Shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. surged after the Newport Beach company said it received an investment and launched a new leasing program for natural gas heavy duty trucks.

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Alteryx Beats Q1

Analytics software maker Alteryx reported first quarter revenue and operating income that beat Wall Street expectations.

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Safety in Numbers for Cybersecurity Companies

TECHNOLOGY: NY buyout house merges OC firm, 3 more

A Lake Forest security services provider is gaining global resources and deep pockets as a result of a four-company merger led by private equity firm The Riverside Co.

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