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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.

Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego

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Startup Week San Diego, like a lot of other places that host similar events, has been billed as a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship.

Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital

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venture capital deals per 100,000 people. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos was number 7, with $36.6M in deals and 3.3

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.

Q2 VC Funding Soars in San Diego (After Revisions), and Top 10 Deals

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But the San Diego data was off. million in 19 companies in San Diego. million invested in 23 San Diego companies.

Dauntless Takes Flight with New Business Model for Starting Biotechs

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There will probably be a third closing at some point” to be determined, Martin said. “We are taking capital as needed, not sooner.”.

Cybersecurity Startup MedCrypt Gets $750K to Defend Health Devices

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Safeguard Scientifics also is an investor in Sotera Wireless, the San Diego-based maker of wireless devices for remote patient monitoring.).

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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Nervana’s $400M+ Buyout Reflects Key Tech Trend in Machine Learning

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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

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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

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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

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They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. Jean Balgrosky.

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As Drone Navigation Advances, SlantRange Focuses on Farm Analytics

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— 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

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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

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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

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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

Biogen Buys Ionis Spine Disease Drug For $75M, Eyes FDA Filing

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Spinal muscular atrophy affects over 25,000 people in the U.S. and stops many of them from ever being able to walk.

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness

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In Sweden, citizens and entrepreneurs gladly pay taxes because of all the personal and social benefits those taxes produce. Need more convincing?

Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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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

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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

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PacketSled Raises $5M for Automated Cybersecurity Monitoring System

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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

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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

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—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.

Biotech Roundup: Deals Gone Wrong, Ethical Red Flags & Bay Goodbyes

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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

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He licensed the drug from San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND ) in March 2012. percent. percent to $21.25 on the Nasdaq.

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Pharma’s Productivity Problem: Finding More Blockbuster Drugs

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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.

REGEN Energy Finds Funding, Sets Up San Diego Office

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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>>.

Two Years After Paying $680M, BioMarin Shelves Duchenne Drug

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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

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Those days are over. Security breaches across industries have put cyber squarely on everybody’s risk agenda. Defining Cyber Risk Appetite.

“Stay Lean as Long as You Can,” and Other VC Wisdom from Mark Suster

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In San Diego, the complaints often focus on the relative scarcity of venture capital and hometown VC firms.

San Diego Tech Coast Angels Honor John G. Watson With Memorial Fund

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Watson Foundation , which will support entrepreneurism in the San Diego region. and was president of Ionian Technologies in San Diego.

Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation

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Radicle’s physical presence includes sites in San Diego; Palo Alto, CA; Research Triangle Park; parts of the Midwest; and Israel.

TVC Capital Backs Celigo

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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>>.

Biotech Roundup: CRISPR’s 3rd IPO, Gender Diversity, Buyouts & More

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Across the nation, and even looking back into the past, health was in the headlines this week. Our presidential candidates were either recovering from pneumonia or talking up their health records. New documents came to light that showed the sugar industry paid for studies downplaying the ties between sugar and heart disease. Let’s get right to it.

Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology

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The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !

The Gap Has Two Sides

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About two years ago, I was asked to join a Babson College panel discussing the gender gap in venture capital. accepted immediately.

Modern Meadow Collects $40M for Real Leather With ‘No Cow Involved’

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Forgacs and his father, Gabor Forgacs, a University of Missouri professor of biological physics, are also co-founders of San Diego-based Organovo (NYSE: ONVO ), which uses 3D printing technology to create functional, 3D human tissues for use in medical research and therapeutic applications. There’s no cow involved.”. million.

Microsoft Venture Fund Aims to Harness Early Stage Innovation

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In addition to capital, Microsoft Ventures will offer startups technical and marketing help. Peggy Johnson.

DFJ Mercury Promotes Venture Partner In San Diego

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Synthorx Raises $10M to Expand Use of Synthetic DNA in Biologics

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The San Diego firms have invested $6 million since 2014, when Synthorx was founded , CEO Court Turner said yesterday.