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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.

San Diego Startups Raise $287M in Third Quarter, and Top 10 Deals

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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. As Xconomy reported last week , third-quarter venture funding also slipped nationwide to $14.99

EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year

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Award winners from San Diego and other regions are now eligible for consideration for the national Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 program.

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.

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.

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

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In today’s announcement, Qualcomm Technologies and AT&T say they intend to operate drones on commercial 4G LTE networks.

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With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology

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After recently raising $18 million in Series B funding, the healthtech company also plans to add new products as it expands nationally among U.S.

Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent

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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.

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Todd Hylton Adds Neural Tech Expertise to UCSD Robotics Institute

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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.

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With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail

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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.

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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.).

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

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Just over a year later, Jurvetson led the Series A round of venture funding for Nervana Systems.

Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology

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Ostendo Technologies, a Carlsbad, CA-based company founded in 2005 to advance curved screens and other innovative display technologies, has raised $41.8 The financing includes both new investment funding and a conversion of debt to equity, according to a notation in the filing. million, according to a recent regulatory filing.

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.

Cybersecurity Firm Proficio Raises $12M in Private Equity Round

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The Los Angeles-based private equity firm provided funding from its Kayne Partners Fund Group, which invests in high-growth technology businesses. Two years ago, Proficio relocated employees from Irvine and the Bay Area to a new headquarters in Carlsbad (about 30 miles north.

Gates Grant Helps Sirenas Extend Hunt for Drugs From Sea Organisms

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About 60 percent of all drugs are modeled after naturally occurring compounds, Esquenazi said. Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

As Drone Navigation Advances, SlantRange Focuses on Farm Analytics

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In the meantime, the robotics industry is racing to advance “intelligent navigation” technologies intended to enable unmanned aerial systems to fly autonomously out of view, and to avoid telephone lines, trees, and other obstacles along the way. At first, the farmers thought they were crazy, Ritter recalled. Then they became investors.

Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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It’s no secret that this generation of young people is technologically savvy. What is the ideal age to start a company? Wrong.

Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation

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Before making an investment, Radicle says it screens technologies and can quickly vet and validate technologies through its farm connections.

Ginkgo Builds Out Robot Labs as Microbe Design Business Grows: Photos

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Its investors include Y Combinator, Viking Global, Felicis Ventures, and OS Fund. Ginkgo is contributing to that shift.

With New Program, DARPA To Encourage Safety “Brakes” For Gene Editing

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The idea for the funding program, called Safe Genes, is to get out ahead of problems that could bring the field to a screeching halt. “We should couple innovation with biosecurity,” DARPA program manager Renee Wegrzyn, said Tuesday at the SynBioBeta conference in South San Francisco. The U.S.

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.

Trump’s Election Stunner: Tech and Life Sciences Leaders React

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Still processing what this will mean for technology, business, society, and humanity—I guess it’s going to take a while. Hyperloop One’s Shervin Pisheva (pre-result): “If Trump wins I am announcing and funding a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation.” ” 2. That’s my plan.”

Despite Low Crop Prices, Corporate and VC Agtech Investments Soar

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The report quotes Kip Tom, a seventh-generation Indiana farmer, who explains how technology is changing farming. They also queried 15 VC firms.

New Leader at Intel Capital Adjusts Strategy as Global Summit Opens

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Intel Capital has invested $38 million in 12 technology startups since July, highlighting its venture investment focus on innovations in self-driving cars and machine vision, the Internet of Things, sports and health, drones, and virtual reality.

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.

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. All eyes are on Holmes, who is scheduled to present data from the company’s technology at a medical conference on August 1. million in funding, according to a regulatory filing.

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Arterys, GE Healthcare to Roll Out Next-Gen MRI Scans of Heart

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But it took several extra layers of technology, and a collaboration with San Francisco startup Arterys , to make that possible. The U.S.

Microsoft Venture Fund Aims to Harness Early Stage Innovation

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Microsoft plans to invest more in early stage startup companies through a new corporate venture fund, headed by former Qualcomm executives.

San Diego Startups Band Together For Job Fair

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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.

Clinton and Trump Platform Analysis: Which Is Best for Education Companies?

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Educational technology is one field worth examining, even though education hasn’t been a front-burner issue in the final months of the campaign. This could conceivably benefit innovative charter schools that are building a new curriculum from scratch and deploying educational technology more comprehensively than established schools.

Bio Roundup: RIP Roger Tsien, Novartis CAR-T Wheel, Zika News & More

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Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien, a UC San Diego chemist, passed away in Oregon this week. As the San Diego Union Tribune reported in 2013, Tsien (pictured) was also unafraid to shine the spotlight on what he considered suspect scientific approaches, even when espoused by legends like DNA co-discoverer James Watson.

The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

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What are some examples of government-funded research in AI and robotics that is happening today that will set the stage for tomorrow’s products?

What Should Be on the Next President’s Cybersecurity Agenda?

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Both said the first order of business should be protecting government IT systems. “We need procurement reform for the federal government to be able to better replace old technologies with modern, secure IT,” Schwartz says. Schwartz also wants to see more federal funding for research and development of cybersecurity automation technologies.

Bio Roundup: Theranos Cuts, Alnylam Stops, Nobel Eats Its Own & More

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military’s high-tech think tank DARPA described Safe Genes, a new program to fund safety measures that can be built into genome editing technology or counter its potential wayward effects. The funding could be as much as $100 million, and the first grants will be announced in 2017. But the show must go on. TOP STORIES.

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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 !

Audentes Prices $75M IPO As Gene Therapy Eyes First U.S. Approval

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Today, it’s San Francisco’s Audentes Therapeutics, which aims to use gene therapy to treat a group of rare diseases. Audentes has raised $135.8

How We Won $50,000 Award in SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Contest

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Small Business Administration as a Growth Accelerator Fund Competition winner. We were one of 68 winners announced Aug.

Bio Roundup: Clinical Shirkers, AMD Worriers, ASH Fallers & More

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—Boston startup creator Third Rock Ventures closed a $616 million fund , its largest to date, and also made former Eleven Biotherapeutics CEO Abbie Celniker the second female partner in its 10-year history. She was 67. She pursued many inquiries through experiments with yeast, what she called a “unified principle of life.”

Biotech Roundup: Fighting Addiction, Obama Precision, Juno Deaths & More

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Mergers—or threats thereof—deals, fundings, and all kinds of data keep on keeping on. Congress will come to terms on a package of healthcare reforms and funding known as 21st Century Cures. The role of government in all of this? But the news in our little corner of the world doesn’t stop.

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