Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego
JUNE 10, 2016
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
JULY 17, 2016
But the San Diego data was off. million in 19 companies in San Diego. million invested in 23 San Diego companies.
Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital
JULY 15, 2013
venture capital deals per 100,000 people. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos was number 7, with $36.6M in deals and 3.3
Dauntless Takes Flight with New Business Model for Starting Biotechs
JULY 20, 2016
There will probably be a third closing at some point” to be determined, Martin said. “We are taking capital as needed, not sooner.”.
An Homage to Larry Bock, Who Had God’s Hand on His Shoulder
JULY 10, 2016
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
JULY 12, 2016
— Swift Navigation , founded in 2012 and now based in San Francisco, is using real-time kinematic (RTK) technology to enhance the precision of satellite-based GPS positioning data. SlantRange, a San Diego company founded almost three years ago, is a drone-related startup already generating sales.
Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness
JULY 14, 2016
In Sweden, citizens and entrepreneurs gladly pay taxes because of all the personal and social benefits those taxes produce. Need more convincing?
Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent
AUGUST 17, 2016
and San Diego’s Avalon Ventures. Inbio Ventures, a venture capital management company, represented Pharmstandard in the deal.
Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology
JULY 21, 2016
The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !
Synthorx Raises $10M to Expand Use of Synthetic DNA in Biologics
JULY 19, 2016
Existing investors Avalon Ventures and Correlation Ventures joined in the round. They can’t be made efficiently and at low cost.”.
PacketSled Raises $5M for Automated Cybersecurity Monitoring System
AUGUST 1, 2016
Two other small funds, Blu Ventures and JHS Ventures joined in the round. The company also has an office in Seattle.
Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups
AUGUST 24, 2012
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Pharma’s Productivity Problem: Finding More Blockbuster Drugs
AUGUST 16, 2016
An obvious place to look for help is the venture community—Bruce Booth of Atlas Ventures pointed out in a recent blog that venture capital is doing well, and is positioned to do even better in the future. Yet despite relative plenty in the bio-venture community, pharma suffers from a shortage of drug candidates.
In Wake Of Infamous Biotech Party, 20 Women Join New Exec Training
AUGUST 23, 2016
percent of partners in traditional VC firms were women, Liftstream found. Morgan conference in January. and Europe. At small-to-midsized U.S.
Swarm Aims To Rejuvenate San Diego's Software Industry
APRIL 4, 2014
It hasn''t been a great few months for San Diego''s software and technology industry, as the city has seen three, big software companies move their operations, and thousands of jobs, to Texas. growth investment industry software diego swarm Others involved in the effort include investor Brant Cooper, and Cooley''s Eric Otterson.
“Stay Lean as Long as You Can,” and Other VC Wisdom from Mark Suster
JUNE 16, 2016
In San Diego, the complaints often focus on the relative scarcity of venture capital and hometown VC firms.
Three Factors Which Intoxicate Venture Capitalists - Why Your Startup Will (Probably) Not Raise Venture Capital Funding
AUGUST 29, 2011
The Three Enthralling Factors Of Venture Funding. Thanks Mr. Big Firm VC. LOCATION: I Wish They All Could Be California Companies.
Can Innovation Save Us?
JULY 13, 2016
The violence, and nonstop Internet media coverage, is ripping away whatever bandages still covered the wounds from centuries of racism and other isms.
Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology
JULY 26, 2016
Adding to the confusion, the most-recent MoneyTree Report on San Diego venture capital activity shows that Ostendo raised almost $10 million in VC funding during the second quarter. million of a new financing round intended to bring in $62.8 million, according to a recent regulatory filing.
The Gap Has Two Sides
JULY 11, 2016
About two years ago, I was asked to join a Babson College panel discussing the gender gap in venture capital. accepted immediately.
Is the Future of Cybersecurity in M&A?
JULY 19, 2016
In an ideal world, and from the perspective of a venture investor, this would absolutely be the case. It’s why this market segment is so attractive to venture investors. Last month Symantec announced its plans to buy Blue Coat for $4.7 billion. billion (235 percent growth over 5 years). What we’ve also seen is the increase in M&A.
Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture
MAY 30, 2016
Our wide-ranging conversation covered the progression of MIT’s entrepreneurship curriculum and campus resources , the rise of the Boston-Cambridge area as a high-tech industry powerhouse, the prospects for an MIT venture fund , the challenges for university tech transfer offices, the roots of today’s startup culture, and more. LN: Right.
Bio Roundup: Precision Med and Google, Heron, Lilly, Sarepta & More
AUGUST 12, 2016
The wait continues. Will next week be the week a decision finally comes? Next month? Later today? Until then everyone sits, waits, and speculates.
Harvard’s Springer Gets $51.5M From Pharmas, Others, For Latest Startup
JUNE 30, 2016
The venture arms of GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and AbbVie are leading a huge $51.5 Based on the work of scientists at UCSF, Pliant launched in February with $45 million from Third Rock Ventures. Inside our bodies, our cells move around, communicate, form new tissue, and heal wounds with the help of proteins called integrins.
Southern California Companies Raise $2.49 Billion In VC In Q2
JULY 15, 2016
billion in venture capital in Q2 of 2016, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters. Nationally, venture capitalists invested $15.3 Southern California companies raised $2.49 READ MORE>>.
Microsoft Venture Fund Aims to Harness Early Stage Innovation
MAY 31, 2016
Microsoft plans to invest more in early stage startup companies through a new corporate venture fund, headed by former Qualcomm executives.
San Diego Tech Coast Angels Honor John G. Watson With Memorial Fund
JANUARY 5, 2012
Watson Foundation , which will support entrepreneurism in the San Diego region. and was president of Ionian Technologies in San Diego.
3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation
JULY 5, 2016
Warsaw, IN, is the “Orthopedic Capital of the World.”. People who live outside of Indiana probably know a few things about it: The Indianapolis 500, a.k.a. But people might not know much about Indiana’s economy and its culture of innovation. Their first thoughts likely turn to agriculture and manufacturing. 30, 2015. The results?
Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation
JUNE 22, 2016
Radicle’s physical presence includes sites in San Diego; Palo Alto, CA; Research Triangle Park; parts of the Midwest; and Israel.
REGEN Energy Finds Funding, Sets Up San Diego Office
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
office in San Diego. REGEN, which develops wireless demand management and demand response products for the utility industry, said the funding came from NGEN Partners and BDC Venture Capital, and will go towards rapidly expanding its marketing activities across North America. READ MORE>>.
Southern California Companies Raise $1.46B In VC In Q3 2015
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Southern California has seen another, big venture capital investment quarter, with companies raising $1.46 There has now been $4.93
Modern Meadow Collects $40M for Real Leather With ‘No Cow Involved’
JUNE 28, 2016
Forgacs and his father, Gabor Forgacs, a University of Missouri professor of biological physics, are also co-founders of San Diego-based Organovo (NYSE: ONVO ), which uses 3D printing technology to create functional, 3D human tissues for use in medical research and therapeutic applications. There’s no cow involved.”. million.
University of California Plans $250M Venture Capital Fund
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
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Biotech Roundup: CRISPR’s 1st Trial, IPO Insiders, Zika & More
JUNE 24, 2016
Rape is a co-founder of San Francisco biotech Nurix. There was some history made this week, and not just in Cleveland, where LeBron James & co. capped off a historic comeback to bring the city its first sports title in over 50 years. Let’s get right to it. Then, in the early hours Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1
Why Resilient Teams Are More Important Than Big Ideas
AUGUST 23, 2016
This makes a lot of sense because if all you have is an A idea and hit an obstacle, the venture fails. Only a good team can make this happen.
How to Raise Money When You’re Not in a Major VC Market
Both Sides of the Table
APRIL 27, 2013
And I am often approached by entrepreneurs in cities which don’t have a vibrant VC community. I travel the country a lot. Ask SuperCell.
Southern California Startups Raise More Than $598.4M In VC In Q4
JANUARY 17, 2014
There were 84 venture capital deals for the quarter. southern california venture capital investment moneytree quarterly q42013 2013
DFJ Mercury Promotes Venture Partner In San Diego
APRIL 19, 2011
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Southern California VC Totals Drop To $810.5M In Q1
APRIL 14, 2016
Southern California venture totals were down significantly from the $1.38 billion raised in Q4, and even lower than Q1 of 2015, when $2.01
SOMARK Innovations Sets Up Shop In San Diego
FEBRUARY 19, 2009
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.