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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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.

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 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.

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.

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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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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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.”.

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.

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. ].

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.

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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Look Beyond Football to Fight Concussions

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hope that by exposing the problem of concussions outside sports, it will help push more funding toward addressing this important issue.

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.

K5 Brings yCombinator Model Accelerator To Orange and San Diego County

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SOMARK Innovations Sets Up Shop In San Diego

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SOMARK Innovations , a firm which is developing chipless, RFID tattoo technology used for animal identification, is setting up shop in San Diego, the firm disclosed earlier this month. Finestere is based in San Diego, and also has ties to Missouri through the management of the Missouri Venture Partners (MVP) Fund.

The Outbreaks Are Here, Where’s Our Response Plan?

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When people question the importance of funding little-known diseases or ones that are not perceived as a threat to the developed world, they need look no further than Zika, Dengue Fever, and Ebola to understand why this type of research is incredibly vital to the well being of humankind. We must continue funding.

‘Megadeals’ Dominate Q2 as VCs Invest $15.3B, and Top 10 Deals

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billion that a non-traditional investor (the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund) invested in San Francisco-based Uber, and the nearly $1.3 Still, the MoneyTree Report showed a similar change between consecutive quarters this year, with second-quarter funding of $15.3 San Francisco. San Diego. San Francisco.

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

UC San Diego Spinout Gets $15M From Bill Gates

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A startup which is based on research conducted at the University of California, San Diego has scored $15M in a Series A funding. which was co-founded by Tom Driscoll, a former University of California at San Diego researcher. Echodyne Corp. The company is based in the Seattle, Washington area. READ MORE>>.

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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Qualcomm Launches Medical Devices Subsidiary, $100M Fund

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San Diego-based Qualcomm announced this morning that it has created a new, wholly owned subsidiary called Qualcomm Life , which will focus on wireless solutions for the medical devices market. The service will help medical device manufacturers connect their devices wirelessly via mobile phones, cell connections, and other technology.

MicroPower Technologies Steals Away Engineering VP From 3D Robotics

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San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies , which develops wireless, solar-powered surveillance cameras, said this week that it has named a new VP of Engineering. MicroPower has previously raised funding from Karmel Capital, Motorola, and the Tech Coast Angels. MicroPower also was part of the EvoNexus startup incubator.

Southern California Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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In Los Angeles, near $324.2M was invested across 48 deals; San Diego has $241.5M in 20 deals; and Orange County had $128.8M raised.