San Diego Startups Raise $287M in Third Quarter, and Top 10 Deals
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Venture Capital investments in San Diego startups fell by roughly a third during the three months that ended September 30, according to data released recently by Seattle-based PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. San Diego. $35 million. San Diego. $20 million. Tealium.
Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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.
Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital
JULY 15, 2013
venture capital deals per 100,000 people. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos was number 7, with $36.6M in deals and 3.3
Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego
JUNE 10, 2016
Startup Week San Diego, like a lot of other places that host similar events, has been billed as a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship.
Q2 VC Funding Soars in San Diego (After Revisions), and Top 10 Deals
JULY 17, 2016
But the San Diego data was off. million in 19 companies in San Diego. million invested in 23 San Diego companies.
With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail
OCTOBER 16, 2016
After raising $30 million, San Diego-based Certona said it is moving to accelerate its product development, expand its sales and marketing team, and improve its client services as an e-commerce technology vendor. Certona uses the data to offer shoppers personalized options based on “real-time profiling.”. billion. billion.
Dauntless Takes Flight with New Business Model for Starting Biotechs
JULY 20, 2016
There will probably be a third closing at some point” to be determined, Martin said. “We are taking capital as needed, not sooner.”.
Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent
AUGUST 17, 2016
and San Diego’s Avalon Ventures. Inbio Ventures, a venture capital management company, represented Pharmstandard in the deal.
Qualcomm and AT&T Partner to Use Wireless Network for Drone Flights
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Previous PrecisionHawk investors include Intel Capital, Millennium Technology Value Partners, and the Innovate Indiana Fund.
Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups
AUGUST 24, 2012
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Avalon Leads $18M in Early Funding for Cancer Immunotherapy Startup
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Lilly Asia Ventures, Osage University Partners, and Vivo Capital joined in the deal, according to a statement from Avalon. 9/27/16, 2:09 p.m.
Cybersecurity Startup MedCrypt Gets $750K to Defend Health Devices
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Safeguard Scientifics also is an investor in Sotera Wireless, the San Diego-based maker of wireless devices for remote patient monitoring.).
Nervana’s $400M+ Buyout Reflects Key Tech Trend in Machine Learning
AUGUST 10, 2016
Nervana, which now has 48 employees, plans to remain in San Diego and operate under its own brand name.
An Homage to Larry Bock, Who Had God’s Hand on His Shoulder
JULY 10, 2016
When Xconomy came to San Diego in 2008, he also readily volunteered to help our editorial mission as an Xconomist. ). Larry Bock.
Swarm Aims To Rejuvenate San Diego's Software Industry
APRIL 4, 2014
It hasn''t been a great few months for San Diego''s software and technology industry, as the city has seen three, big software companies move their operations, and thousands of jobs, to Texas. growth investment industry software diego swarm Others involved in the effort include investor Brant Cooper, and Cooley''s Eric Otterson.
New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals
JUNE 30, 2016
They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. Jean Balgrosky.
As Drone Navigation Advances, SlantRange Focuses on Farm Analytics
JULY 12, 2016
— Swift Navigation , founded in 2012 and now based in San Francisco, is using real-time kinematic (RTK) technology to enhance the precision of satellite-based GPS positioning data. SlantRange, a San Diego company founded almost three years ago, is a drone-related startup already generating sales.
In Wake Of Infamous Biotech Party, 20 Women Join New Exec Training
AUGUST 23, 2016
A new program to prepare high-ranking women in the biotech industry for corporate board seats has unveiled its first class of 20. and Europe. percent.
Drone On: 3D Robotics Filing Reveals $45M Financing Plan
JUNE 2, 2016
After a painful restructuring earlier this year, Berkeley, CA-based 3D Robotics appears to be raising additional capital.
Fintech Lender Uses Profitability to Step Out from Industry Cloud
JULY 26, 2016
In contrast to some alternative lenders, the San Diego firm said it is growing fast and is consistently profitable. The lender said it has provided capital to about 25,000 businesses nationwide. Against that backdrop, National Funding said today that through the first half of 2016, it has provided over $1.5
Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness
JULY 14, 2016
In Sweden, citizens and entrepreneurs gladly pay taxes because of all the personal and social benefits those taxes produce. Need more convincing?
Biogen Buys Ionis Spine Disease Drug For $75M, Eyes FDA Filing
AUGUST 1, 2016
Spinal muscular atrophy affects over 25,000 people in the U.S. and stops many of them from ever being able to walk.
Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs
AUGUST 5, 2016
At a time when our entrepreneurial imperative is great, we need to capitalize on this new generation. What is the ideal age to start a company?
Biotech Roundup: Hellos, Goodbyes, “Cures” Delays And Trial News
JULY 15, 2016
Our San Diego editor Bruce Bigelow penned a personal goodbye to entrepreneur Larry Bock, who died last week of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. based MRC Technology sold a portion of its royalty stake in Merck’s cancer immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to DRI Capital for $150 million. Or not. —With $1.25
PacketSled Raises $5M for Automated Cybersecurity Monitoring System
AUGUST 1, 2016
Two other small funds, Blu Ventures and JHS Ventures joined in the round. The company also has an office in Seattle.
How a War on Climate Change Could Restore Economic Growth in America
AUGUST 23, 2016
What’s the biggest, scariest threat facing the United States right now? And I’m going to resist the easy answer that it’s Donald Trump.
Biotech Roundup: Scangos’s Exit, Zafgen’s Shakeup, Jounce, Relypsa & More
JULY 22, 2016
—Bruce Bigelow profiled Dauntless Pharmaceuticals , a stealthy biotech company creator in San Diego forming single-drug startups. —San Francisco gene therapy startup Audentes Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: BOLD ) raised $75 million in an IPO , selling 5 million shares at $15 apiece, right in its projected range.
After “Hubris” and Its HCV Collapse, Can Vertex Avoid Same Mistakes?
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Its experimental drug PSI-7977 had quickly cleared the virus from 40 patients , with minimal side effects, and they had stayed infection-free.
REGEN Energy Finds Funding, Sets Up San Diego Office
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
office in San Diego. REGEN, which develops wireless demand management and demand response products for the utility industry, said the funding came from NGEN Partners and BDC Venture Capital, and will go towards rapidly expanding its marketing activities across North America. READ MORE>>.
Biotech Roundup: Deals Gone Wrong, Ethical Red Flags & Bay Goodbyes
JUNE 3, 2016
Thousands of others will head to San Francisco for BIO, which has a distinct international flavor. BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: BMRN ) of San Rafael, CA, said it would not try to gain European approval of drisapersen , four months after U.S. billion acquisition of San Diego’s Auspex Pharmaceuticals last year.
Retrophin Drug Licensed by Shkreli Shows Positive Phase 2 Results
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
He licensed the drug from San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND ) in March 2012. percent. percent to $21.25 on the Nasdaq.
Pharma’s Productivity Problem: Finding More Blockbuster Drugs
AUGUST 16, 2016
An obvious place to look for help is the venture community—Bruce Booth of Atlas Ventures pointed out in a recent blog that venture capital is doing well, and is positioned to do even better in the future. Losses in over-capitalized “vintage years” over the last two decades have left institutional investors (e.g.
San Diego Tech Coast Angels Honor John G. Watson With Memorial Fund
JANUARY 5, 2012
Watson Foundation , which will support entrepreneurism in the San Diego region. and was president of Ionian Technologies in San Diego.
Two Years After Paying $680M, BioMarin Shelves Duchenne Drug
MAY 31, 2016
San Rafael, CA-based BioMarin bought Prosensa of Leiden, Netherlands, for $17.75 a share, or a total of $680 million up front, in November 2014.
Gaining an Edge: Understanding Cyber Risk Appetite
AUGUST 1, 2016
Those days are over. Security breaches across industries have put cyber squarely on everybody’s risk agenda. Defining Cyber Risk Appetite.
Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology
JULY 26, 2016
Adding to the confusion, the most-recent MoneyTree Report on San Diego venture capital activity shows that Ostendo raised almost $10 million in VC funding during the second quarter. Razi, Bussel, and Dull are also on the board of Ingenu, the San Diego wireless technology company known previously as On-Ramp Wireless.
TVC Capital Backs Celigo
MARCH 8, 2016
San Diego-based software growth equity investor TVC Capital has backed Celigo , a developer of software to integrate cloud-based applications. Celigo said this morning that it has raised $8M in an expansion capital round, its first institutional funding since it was founded in 2006. READ MORE>>.
In Turnaround Saga, Ignyta Nears Crucial Phase in Cancer Drug Trial
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
As a tool for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, Ignyta’s technology failed in early 2013, Lim said in a recent interview.
“Stay Lean as Long as You Can,” and Other VC Wisdom from Mark Suster
JUNE 16, 2016
In San Diego, the complaints often focus on the relative scarcity of venture capital and hometown VC firms.
Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation
JUNE 22, 2016
Radicle’s physical presence includes sites in San Diego; Palo Alto, CA; Research Triangle Park; parts of the Midwest; and Israel.