Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
View the Slideshow A little more than a year ago, amid a resurgence in San Diego’s software sector, Xconomy identified a baker’s dozen of local tech companies to watch in 2016. Four of the companies on this year’s list also reflect how San Diego’s tech and life sciences communities have been coming together in interesting ways.
Gary Hayslip on the City of San Diego as Cybersecurity Test Bed
AUGUST 9, 2016
Hayslip is deputy director and chief information security officer (CISO) for the city of San Diego. Gary Hayslip. Cities are businesses.
UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64
AUGUST 31, 2016
He was 64, and had been a professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years. Various Fluorescing Proteins.
EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year
JUNE 21, 2016
Award winners from San Diego and other regions are now eligible for consideration for the national Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 program.
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.
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.
San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
The Connect Innovation Report found that 405 software, technology, and life sciences startups were created last year in San Diego County.
Mobile Roadie, San Diego Zoo Launch App
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Los Angeles-based mobile app developer Mobile Roadie and the San Diego Zoo said Thursday that they have launched a new, official app for the zoo.
San Diego’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech
JUNE 6, 2016
The company now has about 100 employees at its San Diego headquarters, and in offices in Austin, TX, and Redwood City, CA.
eBay Launches Local Shopping App In San Diego
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
eBay has launched a new, local buying and selling app called Close 5 this week in San Diego, aimed at helping users buy and sell products to other local users. The new app comes thanks to eBay''s recent acquisition of Rumgr, which was developing social selling apps very similar to Close 5. READ MORE>>.
At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups
AUGUST 22, 2016
In San Diego, the Irvine Company provided the entire second floor of its Broadway Street building at no cost for the downtown EvoNexus incubator.
Mobile Roadie Powers San Diego Zoo Safari Park App
MAY 7, 2012
Mobile Roadie also powers the official app for the San Diego Zoo. park android iphone roadie mobile safari diegoREAD MORE>>.
CODA Automotive Lands San Diego Dealer
DECEMBER 29, 2011
Los Angeles-based CODA Automotive , the electric vehicle developer, said today that it has named Marvin K. Brown as an exclusive dealer partner in San Diego County. coda automotive auto dealer electric cleantech diegoCODA said that Marvin K. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Brown Auto Center. READ MORE>>.
REGEN Energy Finds Funding, Sets Up San Diego Office
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Canadian smart energy management product developer REGEN Energy said today that it has raised $5.5M in a funding round, and set up a U.S. office in San Diego. The firm said it will focus its resources on efforts in the United States, and particularly California, where its new San Diego office was opened this month.
Sofinnova, With Offices In San Diego, Lands $650M For Biotech Investments
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Biotech venture capital investor Sofinnova , which has offices in San Diego, announced that it has raised $650M in its newest fund, Sofinnova Venture Partners X. Sofinnova says it invests in biotechnology companies that are developing drugs that address high unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients. READ MORE>>.
San Diego Startups Band Together For Job Fair
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
SweetLabs said the event is aimed at showing product managers, designers, developers and other "technology superstars" how much is happening in the San Diego area. diego startups fair employmentThe job fair is one of many in recent months, as demand for technical talent has skyrocketed across Southern California.
San Diego Entrepreneur's Milk Jug Of The Future Gets Backing Of GE
MAY 17, 2012
The project will be prototyped at the Maker Faire in San Francisco, with a final prototype expected at the end of the month. READ MORE>>.
Sony Slashes Staff At San Diego Game Studio
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Sony has cut more than 50 employees in San Diego, at its Sony San Diego Studio , which develops videogames such as Kill Strain and MLB. Gamasutra reported the moves are possibly a move away from "live games" development at Sony. sony diego studios videogame studio layoff jobs employment online games
Dauntless Takes Flight with New Business Model for Starting Biotechs
JULY 20, 2016
We’re trying to minimize the total cost [of drug development] because our needs change with each stage of development.”.
Todd Hylton Adds Neural Tech Expertise to UCSD Robotics Institute
AUGUST 30, 2016
UC San Diego has named Todd Hylton, a veteran tech industry manager and expert in neural-based processing technology, as executive director of its new Contextual Robotics Institute. Hylton’s appointment comes less than two months after UC San Diego named Henrik Christensen as director of the robotics institute. SAIC).
Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry
AUGUST 29, 2016
natriegens has the fastest growth rate of any known organism, reproducing at a rate that doubles in less than 10 minutes. coli as a host organism.
Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent
AUGUST 17, 2016
and San Diego’s Avalon Ventures. The first-in-human trials of AVB-620 began last year at UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center.
Xconomy Q&A: Vuforia, Pokémon Go, and Augmented Reality
AUGUST 8, 2016
Vuforia’s headquarters has remained in San Diego, and Vuforia continues to operate four offices in Europe and Israel, Wright said.
Avalon Leads $18M in Early Funding for Cancer Immunotherapy Startup
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Fortis intends to develop new antibody drug conjugates—a kind of treatment that links a monoclonal antibody with a small-molecule chemical.
Qualcomm and AT&T Partner to Use Wireless Network for Drone Flights
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
In today’s announcement, Qualcomm Technologies and AT&T say they intend to operate drones on commercial 4G LTE networks.
San Diego Sees Strong Cybersecurity Growth As Firms Seek Talent
JUNE 23, 2016
San Diego’s cybersecurity workforce has grown by nearly 15 percent over the past two years, according to a study released today by the Cyber Center of Excellence, a nonprofit industry group created to boost cybersecurity jobs and technologies in the region. The center also asked the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.
Agtech Accelerator Radicle Recruits Industry Vets to Mentor Startups
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Former Sapphire Energy CEO Jason Pyle is one of four agricultural technology veterans who have agreed to advise the startups taking root at Radicle, the San Diego-based accelerator focused on agricultural and food tech ventures. Pyle was unavailable last week to discuss his. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.
Qualcomm Making Inroads with Wireless EV Charging Technology
AUGUST 4, 2016
7.2-kilowatt charger developed by Qualcomm Halo is expected to take half as long, and an 11-kilowatt system is in the works. and other nations.
Just Four Months After Series A, Delinia Sells to Celgene For $300M
JANUARY 26, 2017
Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG ) will pay $300 million up front to buy Cambridge, MA-based Delinia.
Echo Labs Wins “Quick Pitch” Contest with Digital Hybrid Microscope
OCTOBER 10, 2016
It was the first time the San Diego angels group has enabled the audience to choose the winners of its signature event, the John G.
Ionis, Biogen Make History With FDA Nod for Spine Disease Drug
DECEMBER 23, 2016
Patients with spinal muscular atrophy got an early Christmas present on Friday. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.
Immunotherapy Clinical Tests Spur Hope, and Plenty of Headaches
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Mary Tagliaferri, vice president of clinical development at Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ) in San Francisco, agrees with Pazdur.
Websense, After Move From San Diego, In Acquisition Talks
MARCH 17, 2015
Former San Diego-based security software developer Websense > --one of a number of companies acquired by private equity investor Vista Equity Partners and moved out of San Diego--is now in talks to be acquired by Raytheon , according to a report. Websense was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2013. READ MORE>>.
Nervana’s $400M+ Buyout Reflects Key Tech Trend in Machine Learning
AUGUST 10, 2016
Nervana initially developed a software-based model of its technology, based on Nvidia graphics processors.
DFJ Mercury Promotes Venture Partner In San Diego
APRIL 19, 2011
The firm said Lebovitz will focus on investments in developing and originating science-based investment themes and startup opportunities.
Organovo to Test Pre-Clinical Drugs on Bio-Printed Kidney Tissue
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
As Murphy put it recently, “We don’t think of ourselves as a bio-printing company any more. Now Organovo is expanding its capabilities.
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.).
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.
AnaptysBio Adds More Shares, Raises $75M in Stock Market Debut
JANUARY 26, 2017
AnaptysBio is the first U.S. Anaptys also sold 1 million more shares that it had initially planned. Stockholders who had invested in the.
With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology
JUNE 29, 2016
The company is growing up,” he added. “We’ve made the transition from product development, and turned the corner toward commercialization.”.