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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.

San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report

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That’s according to a report being released today by Connect, the local nonprofit group focused on technology and entrepreneurship.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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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Bio Roundup: Precision Med and Google, Heron, Lilly, Sarepta & More

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The wait continues. Will next week be the week a decision finally comes? Next month? Later today? Until then everyone sits, waits, and speculates.

3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation

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The legislation allows United States universities, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations to retain intellectual property rights of inventions developed from federal government-funded research. People who live outside of Indiana probably know a few things about it: The Indianapolis 500, a.k.a. 30, 2015. The results?

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

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Modern Meadow, a New York-based company that has developed a method of turning living cells into materials used to make leather that mimics animal hide, has received a $40 million Series B funding to begin manufacturing and commercializing its leather products. Our process makes cow collagen, without touching a cow. There’s no cow involved.”.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

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Lita Nelsen has seen it up close—and played a part in its evolution—from her studies there in the 1960s, to her business-school fellowship in the late 1970s, to her 30 years working in MIT’s Technology Licensing Office. [ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ].

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.

Under New Owners, Petco’s Digital Strategy Emerges in Petnet Deal

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Petco, the privately held pet supplies company based in San Diego, said today it led a $10 million Series A financing in Los Angeles-based Petnet, a three-year-old startup developing technology-enabled pet feeders and pet food delivery service. The “SmartFeeder” ($149) is available at Amazon, BestBuy, Target, and Petco.

Biotech Roundup: CRISPR’s 1st Trial, IPO Insiders, Zika & More

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The work is being funded by Internet mogul Sean Parker’s new cancer immunotherapy institute , which launched earlier this year with $250 million earmarked for work at Penn and five other medical centers. billion emergency funding bill to fight the virus. Rape is a co-founder of San Francisco biotech Nurix.

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K5 Brings yCombinator Model Accelerator To Orange and San Diego County

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Business Development Entrepreneurship Events Funding Investment News Social News Startup Accelerator Incubator K5 K5Launch Ray ChanThe Deets.

Clinton Versus Trump: Who’s Stronger on Innovation?

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Or maybe it’s healthier in the long run when the government imposes more progressive taxation and puts the funds into education, social programs, and R&D. Startups and technology giants alike depend on legions of highly educated foreigners working in the U.S. That means there are 7.3 support Clinton. Here’s the rundown.

With $6M Investment, Histogen Aims to Grow Hair Business in China

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Histogen also plans to use the funding to begin preparations for an initial public stock offering, according to a statement. billion.

Is the Future of Cybersecurity in M&A?

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In 2015, Cybersecurity startups saw 332 funding deals with investments hitting the highest ever at $3.8 New funds have been raised dedicated to this segment. More than any other IT segment, compelling technology and defensible IP are a critical piece of any security solution. billion. billion (235 percent growth over 5 years).

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Biotech Roundup: Moonshots, Pink Slips, Gilead, Brexit & More

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—In other news from the moonshot day, Biden warned researchers in academia and industry that they would risk losing federal funding if they didn’t follow the law and report their clinical trial results to the public ClinicalTrials.gov database… IBM said it would deploy its Watson systems to help the U.S.

MicroPower Technologies Finds $5.7M In Funding

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The funding came from Karmel Capital and others. The company said the new funding will go towards product development, sales, and marketing.

Maxwell Technologies Gets $25M In Credit Facility

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San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies , which develops ultracapacitor-based energy storage and other products, said today that it has received a $25M, three year revolving line of credit. The new funding will go towards working capital. maxwell technologies credit facility ultracapacitor funding debt storage energy

Workforce Trends, Economy, & More: Q&A With Alexandria’s Joel Marcus

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from San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle on the west coast to Boston, New York, and Research Triangle Park out east.

Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

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Tealium, a San-Diego startup that provides online advertising tag management and marketing services for enterprise customers, has raised $35 million in a growth financing deal intended to expand its technology and market reach. The company’s workforce has grown to about 270, including 80 in San Diego.

TVC Capital Raises $115M Software Fund

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San Diego-based TVC Capital , the software-focused, growth equity investment firm founded by Jeb Spencer and Steve Hamerslag has raised a big, $115M software fund, the company said Wednesday. The fund said that TVC Capital III was oversubscribed, and closed in only 90 days. million in revenues. READ MORE>>.

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