The Southern California tech scene grew by leaps and bounds in 2018. Funding rounds ballooned
, exit prices surged
, and a growing list of companies from premier tech hubs like San Francisco, Boston and Seattle opened shop and laid down roots
across Southern California. It was also a big year for LA from a diversity perspective — look no further than the groundbreaking PledgeLA initiative
— and the city gained some global attention as well: CB Insights ranked Los Angeles one of the top 25 cities for tech innovation in the world.