While new Google Maps remixes are beginning to be about as common as dog hair in a house with a golden retriever, this one from socalTECH is nifty. It combines a Google map of southern California with a list of companies that have been venture-funded in the region.
The resulting map admittedly won’t turn into a driving tour to supplant “The Tragical History Tour” (an air-conditioned bus tour of various places where Hollywood-sorts bought it, from the Manson Murders to the Skipper from Gilligan’s Island), but it’s still interesting seeing the regional concentrations of venture-backed companies.
The upshot …
Orange/L.A. County: Good.
San Diego County: Bad.