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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.”.

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.

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. ].

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.

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).

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.

‘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.

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.

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>>.

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.

Independa Gets $1M In Angel Funding

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The funding was first publicly disclosed in a regulatory filing last week. According to reports , angels were the source of the new funding.

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SLANTRANGE Snags $5M For Agricultural Drone Sensor Technology

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San Diego-based Slantrange , a startup developing sensors and analytics systems which are being applied to drones for agriculture, has raised $5M in a Series A funding, according to the company. The funding was led by The Investor Group, and also included other investors. The company is led by Mike Ritter. READ MORE>>.

GrollTex Gets Seed Funding

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San Diego-based GrollTex , a new startup spinning out of the University of California, San Diego, has scored a seed funding round.

Modern Meadow Gets Funding For 3D, Printed Meat

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Modern Meadow , a firm whose founders were previously co-founders of San Diego's Organovo , has scored funding to make manufactured, 3D printed meat a reality. The funding came from Breakout Labs and The Thiel Foundation, Breakout Labs said Thursday. Modern Meadow was founded by Gabor and Andras Forgacs. READ MORE>>.

Confident Technologies Gets $3.9M

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San Diego-based Confident Technologies , the developer of CAPTCHA security software headed by Curtis Staker, the former President of WebSense, has raised $3.9M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. The filing indicates the funding is part of a $4.9M funding round in progress.

Pepcom: Mobile Focus San Diego | HTC, Samsung, X1, Paymentone They Haz It!

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And if you’ve never had the Mexican food in San Diego… stop what you’re doing and go. Frustrating isn’t it?)

Southern California Firms Gets $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.

Fallbrook Technologies Buys Hodyon

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Fallbrook is venture backed by Macquarie Capital Markets, NGEN Partners, and Robeco, and has raised around $95M in funding. READ MORE>>.

TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach

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Tell us a little bit about your investments and firm? We''ve also had a pretty wide range of check writing in terms of amount. Why not Los Angeles?

MicroPower Lands Funding From Motorola

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San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies , the developer of wireless video products used for the video surveillance market, has scored a strategic investment from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. According to Motorola, the funding came as part of a $6.5M funding round for MicroPower, its first institutional round.

K5 Brings yCombinator Model Accelerator To Orange and San Diego County

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Maxwell Technologies Scores $7.01M Battery Contract

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San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies reports this morning that it has received a $7.01M contract from the U.S. USABC is a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC, a group owned by Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors and funded by U.S. DOE grants. READ MORE>>.