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Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space

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DeskHub, a co-working space in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, recently expanded its space by 8,000 square feet.

Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego

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Not long after ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT ) acquired San Diego-based LonoCloud in 2013 , former LonoCloud executives Tom Caldwell and Hossein Eslambolchi met for coffee at the Specialty’s Café and Bakery in University City. Webroot also plans to expand in San Diego, and Caldwell said he plans to stay on.

San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report

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The Connect Innovation Report found that 405 software, technology, and life sciences startups were created last year in San Diego County.

Qualcomm and AT&T Partner to Use Wireless Network for Drone Flights

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PrecisionHawk, founded in 2010, provides aerial surveillance and analytical services, using drones that include a UAV airplane with a 5-foot wingspan.

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Latest Data Show Venture Capital Industry on Pins and Needles

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Have investors drifted, becoming less dogmatic about hitting interim milestones with as little capital as possible? history (admittedly, at 2.1

Windward's Titus Joins San Diego Regional EDC

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David Titus , a venture capitalist at Windward Ventures , has joined the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation as Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives, the nonprofit said yesterday. Tags: economy diego capital venture titus david ventures windward Windward has raised its last fund in 2000.

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. Los Angeles had $222.5M in funding, and San Diego $198.18M in investments. raised for the quarter.

San Diego's Lindzon Re-Ups On TicketFly

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Prolific San Diego angel investor Howard Lindzon , the CEO and founder of Stocktwits , has re-upped in Ticketfly , a social event ticketing service. Lindzon was an investor in Ticketfly's earlier, May 2010 round. howard lindzon angel investor stocktwits ticketfly venture capital

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

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So I hustled around and convinced a new investor to put in $18 million.  We were now set to close at $46 million in new capital. You can do it.

SoCal Venture Capital Investments Total $497.8M In Q4

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Southern California venture capital investments total $497.8M, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, which were released this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Nationally, venture capital investors invested $21.8

Qualcomm Re-Ups Investment In Mobile Management Firm Visage

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has renewed its investment in Visage , as part of a Series C funding for the enterprise mobility management software provider.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 4

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11.2mm in Series A, rumored pre-money of $35mm; $1.6mm angel raised in Jan 2010. Tags: This Week in Venture Capital VC Financings: 1. 

Raising Capital Today

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 -- Raising Capital Today. What does it take for a San Diego company to raise a round of capital in today's market? Specific to the software, communications and IT sectors - what is of interest to capital sources. SDSIC. What is the market environment like for companies, and VCs?

Bevo Media Acquired By Vize Capital

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San Diego-based Bevo Media , an online ad exchange and ad tracking platform developer, has been acquired by private equity investor Vize Capital. Bevo Media was founded in 2010, and plays in the performance marketing area. bevo media vize capital performance advertising exchange merger acqusition ryan bukevz

Qualcomm Backs Femtocell Firm Ip.access

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has made another investment in femtocell and picocell technology developer ip.access , as part of a new round of funding. According to ip.access, it raised $15M from investors Amadeus Capital Partners, Cisco, Intel Capital, Qualcomm, Rothschild & Cie Gestion, Scottish Equity Partners and TE Connectivity.

An Investment Banking Oracle's Perspective on the Venture Capital Industry

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 -- 2010 VC Outlook: An Investment Banking Oracle's Perspective on the Venture Capital Industry. San Diego Venture Group. See [link] (more

Huntington Capital Boosts Custom Products Manufacturer

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San Diego-based Huntington Capital , a provider of mezzanine capital provider to lower middle market companies, is backing a Seattle manufacturer of custom photo books and other printed products. Tags: huntington capital venture automated photo books Amount of the funding was not disclosed.

Raising the First Round of Capital

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 -- Raising the First Round of Capital. What does it take for a San Diego company to raise a Seed or Series A round? With 2009 finally behind us, what can we expect in 2010? SDSIC. Will investments pick up? Where will the funding come from? What exactly will it take to get funded?

Report: Southern California Venture Capital Totals $464M In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California in Q3 totaled to $464.18M, according to the latest numbers released by the PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA Money Tree Report this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. billion invested in 780 venture capital deals for Q3. Nationwide, there was $4.8 billion invested in the region.

TCA's Ralph Mayer Joins Angel Capital Association Board

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Ralph Mayer , most recently the chairman of angel group the Tech Coast Angels , has just been appointed to the Angel Capital Association 's board of directors, the group said Thursday. Mayer heads up the TCA's San Diego network, and also sits on the board of Airsis. angel investment venture capital executive ralph mayer

Venture Capitalists Invest $493.2M In Southern California In Q1

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The latest venture capital numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters, was released tonight, showing that Southern California had $493.2M in investments in Q1 of the year, across 54 deals. invested in Q1 of 2010. billion a year ago.

Southern California Firms Raise $738M In Q4 2011

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture capital Association MoneyTree survey, which is based on data from Thomson Reuters, tallies $738.34M invested in Southern California in Q4 of 2011. raised in Q4 of 2010, and up from the $652M invested in the region last quarter. The amount is up from $528.0M

Qualcomm Boosts ChaCha

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has made an investment in Indianapolis question and answer site ChaCha , ChaCha said Wednesday afternoon. According to ChaCha, it raised $3M in total funding, including $900,000 in outstanding warrants from Qualcomm Ventures, the venture capital arm of Qualcomm. READ MORE>>.

Ceregene Scores $11.5M

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San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals firm Ceregene announced this morning that it has raised $11.5M in a Series D funding round.

Interview with Kevin Hell, EvoNexus

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A couple of weeks ago, twelve companies moved into the new downtown San Diego, EvoNexus incubator--which is run by CommNexus.

OpenCandy Raises $5M More

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Otonomy Takes $10.5M

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San Diego-based Otonomy , a biopharmaceuticals firm developing drug therapies to treat inner and middle ear disorders, has raised $10.56M as part of an ongoing, $26.0M Tags: otonomy venture capital biopharmaceuticals biopharma middle disorder biotech lifescience pharma

Peregrine Semiconductor Updates IPO Filing

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San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor , the developer of CMOS RF integrated circuits, updated its S-1 filings Friday, saying that it had a net loss of $1.0M on revenues of $21.2M for the three months ended March 26, 2011. That compares with net income of $1.0M on revenues of $22.9M for the similar quarter in 2010. READ MORE>>.

This Week in VC with Farb Nivi, Founder of Grockit

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Raised angel money from Rob Lord, Reid Hoffman, Benchmark Capital and others.  Here’s this week’s outline: INTRO to FARB NIVI. million. Cocodot.

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Fallbrook Technologies Gets $39M

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The new funding came from Macquarie Capital Markets Canada, Sustainable Asset Management, and Ningbo Shentong Auto Decorations Co., READ MORE>>.

Awarepoint Raises $9M

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San Diego-based Awarepoint , a developer of enterprise, real-time location systems for the hospital market, has raised $9M in a financing round, the firm has announced. The firm said the new funding brings its total raised to $20M in 2010. awarepoint venture capital enterprise real time hospital lifescienceREAD MORE>>.

Anametrix Gets Funding, Adds Advisors

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Senturia is CEO of Blackbird Ventures, and a notable San Diego angel investor. Details on the new private investment was not disclosed.

EcoATM Acquired For $350M By Coinstar

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San Diego-based startup EcoATM , the developer of automated kiosks used for recycling cell phones and other electronics, has been acquired by newly renamed Coinstar (now known as Outerwall). Tao Venture Capital Partners is the investment firm led by Tom Clancy, who had formerly been at Enterprise Venture Partners. READ MORE>>.

KidZui Gets $4M

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San Diego-based Kidzui , which develops a kid-friendly web browsers, has raised $4M in a funding, according to reports. The round was led by new investor Mission Ventures, and also included prior backers First Round Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and Maveron. Tags: kidzui browser venture capital

Slacker Gets $2.0M In Debt Funding

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Qualcomm Backs Crowdsourced Traffic Data Firm

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San Diego-based Qualcomm , via its Qualcomm Ventures venture capital arm, has backed a provider of crowdsourced traffic data. waze data traffic capital venture ventures qualcommAccording to Palo Alto-based Waze Wednesday, Qualcomm was a strategic investor in the firm's latest, $25M fundraising effort.

Anametrix Funding Worth $1.15M

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PURE Bioscience Gets $2.376M In PIPE

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San Diego-based PURE Bioscience , a publicly held developer of antimicrobial compounds, said today that it has raised $2.376M in a private placement. The firm said the new funding will go towards working capital. Tags: pure bioscience antimicrobial private placement pipe venture capital

Concerro Names COO

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Concerro is venture backed by Aperture Venture Partners, Carrot Capital, and Himalaya Capital, and was previously known as Bidshift.

CONNECT MIP Awards

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Friday, December 10, 2010 -- CONNECT MIP Awards. The Most Innovative New Product Awards are to San Diego's technology industry what the Academy Award is to the movie business. This high profile event attracts more than 800 San Diego business leaders, researchers and capital providers. See [link] (more