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Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017

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View the Slideshow A little more than a year ago, amid a resurgence in San Diego’s software sector, Xconomy identified a baker’s dozen of local tech companies to watch in 2016. Four of the companies on this year’s list also reflect how San Diego’s tech and life sciences communities have been coming together in interesting ways.

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.

Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego

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Not long after ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT ) acquired San Diego-based LonoCloud in 2013 , former LonoCloud executives Tom Caldwell and Hossein Eslambolchi met for coffee at the Specialty’s Café and Bakery in University City. Webroot also plans to expand in San Diego, and Caldwell said he plans to stay on.

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.

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.

Amazon Extends Prime Now to San Diego

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Amazon.com is extended its Prime Now service to San Diego today, offering up one hour delivery for a long list of items to its customers in the city from local stores and Amazon's own warehouse. Amazon said it is offering up things like paper towels, milk, Kindle devices, and more through the service. READ MORE>>.

Xconomy Q&A: Vuforia, Pokémon Go, and Augmented Reality

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Vuforia’s headquarters has remained in San Diego, and Vuforia continues to operate four offices in Europe and Israel, Wright said.

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

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PrecisionHawk, founded in 2010, provides aerial surveillance and analytical services, using drones that include a UAV airplane with a 5-foot wingspan.

At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

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In San Diego, the Irvine Company provided the entire second floor of its Broadway Street building at no cost for the downtown EvoNexus incubator.

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The event was held in the heart of Balboa Park at the Hall of Champions near Downtown San Diego.

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

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Earlier this year, Nervana began offering its AI technology in the cloud to business customers , using a software-as-a-service model.

Organovo to Test Pre-Clinical Drugs on Bio-Printed Kidney Tissue

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We look at ourselves as a human tissues company…We’ll test your compound in our lab as a service.”. Now Organovo is expanding its capabilities.

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.

The Five Major Tech Trends of 2016

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To augment and overcome physical distance, we are starting to use drones, virtual reality, and driverless cars. percent of digital buyers in the U.S.

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.).

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.

Water Metering Startup Wins Vote for “Best Demo” at EvoNexus Event

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A San Diego civil engineer who has developed an alternative technology for automating the measurement of water flow gave the best presentation at EvoNexus Fall Demo Day, an event that drew nearly 400 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters late Thursday to Qualcomm’s corporate headquarters. million and take five years, Sekeroglu said.

Startups Move Into New EvoNexus San Diego Incubator

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EvoNexus provides furnished office space, broadband Internet and utilities, among other services, free of charge. READ MORE>>.

New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals

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They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. Jean Balgrosky.

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Cybersecurity Firm Proficio Raises $12M in Private Equity Round

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Proficio, a Carlsbad, CA-based startup providing cybersecurity protection services for middle market companies, has raised $12 million in an investment round led by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. The Los Angeles-based private equity firm provided funding from its Kayne Partners Fund Group, which invests in high-growth technology businesses.

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As Drone Navigation Advances, SlantRange Focuses on Farm Analytics

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— 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.

HelloTech Expands Tech Support Service To San Diego

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The company now offers up its services in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. READ MORE>>.

Fintech Lender Uses Profitability to Step Out from Industry Cloud

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In contrast to some alternative lenders, the San Diego firm said it is growing fast and is consistently profitable. The top-five industries it serves are special trades, general contractors, medical, business services, and trucking. Alternative lending encompasses a broad range of loan options outside traditional bank loans.

Organovo to Test “Patches” for Patients Awaiting Liver Transplants

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The idea is to help improve the function of failing livers, a stopgap measure that could extend the lives of patients on the U.S.

Google Offers Launches In San Diego

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Google Offers , the daily deals service in beta at Google, has expanded into Southern California, starting in San Diego, Google said Wednesday. Google said it has added San Diego, along with Balitmore, Minneapolis, and San Jose to a beta of the service. READ MORE>>.

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.

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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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In light of their ease with technology, they are in a prime position to spot opportunities for products and services that will improve people’s lives.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness

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In Sweden, citizens and entrepreneurs gladly pay taxes because of all the personal and social benefits those taxes produce. Need more convincing?

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.

New Cybersecurity Alliance Continues Trend of Industry Collaboration

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For the cybersecurity industry, 2016 is shaping up to be the year of alliances. CyberArk—based in Israel, with U.S.

San Diego Gets Live Bus Updates From Google

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Other cities with the new, live updates include Boston, Portland Oregon, San Francisco, Madrid, and Turin. READ MORE>>.

Bio Roundup: CAR-T Ups & Downs, Lilly’s Failure, Myeloma & More

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We’ve packed some extra stuffing into the roundup this week to account for some burnt turkey delivered by biopharma in the few days before Thanksgiving—starting with Eli Lilly’s failed gamble in Alzheimer’s disease. Lilly wasn’t alone, however.

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Two San Diego Sites Rank Tops In Rising Social Networking Interest

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Image courtesy Bigstock. READ MORE>>. social networking analysis pinterest experian skillwho stocktwits ranking

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What Startups Can Do About Cyber Attacks

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These statistics belie the common notion that cybercriminals attack only big businesses. Good Cybersecurity Program Matters. Understand the Risks.

Biotech Roundup: Deals Gone Wrong, Ethical Red Flags & Bay Goodbyes

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Thousands of others will head to San Francisco for BIO, which has a distinct international flavor. BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: BMRN ) of San Rafael, CA, said it would not try to gain European approval of drisapersen , four months after U.S. billion acquisition of San Diego’s Auspex Pharmaceuticals last year.

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

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Schwartz is now the Washington, DC-based managing director of cybersecurity services for law firm Venable, where his duties include consulting on policy issues for companies like Cybereason. recently sat down with Schwartz and Lior Div, Cybereason’s CEO and co-founder, at the fast-growing cybersecurity startup’s new Boston headquarters.

The Necessity of Innovation

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Innovation is at the heart of wealth creation. Innovation is at the heart of job creation. And innovation can be increased by conscious support.

Groupon Now Hits San Diego

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Daily deals giant Groupon has expanded its location-based deal platform, Groupon Now into San Diego, the firm said Wednesday.

Uber Expands In San Diego

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Uber , the technology-enabled, private car service which uses smartphones to allow users to summon a private car, is further expanding its Southern California efforts, saying today that it has launched in San Diego. uber diego limo private automobile transportation serviceREAD MORE>>.