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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.

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.

San Diego Startups Raise $287M in Third Quarter, and Top 10 Deals

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Venture Capital investments in San Diego startups fell by roughly a third during the three months that ended September 30, according to data released recently by Seattle-based PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. San Diego. $35 million. San Diego. $20 million. San Diego. $20 million.

Gary Hayslip on the City of San Diego as Cybersecurity Test Bed

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Hayslip is deputy director and chief information security officer (CISO) for the city of San Diego. Gary Hayslip. Cities are businesses.

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.

San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report

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The Connect Innovation Report found that 405 software, technology, and life sciences startups were created last year in San Diego County.

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’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech

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KnuEdge says its software makes the security of human voice-based biometrics possible in noisy, real-world environments.

Profitability Helps San Diego Lender 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. There is more integrity to the process,” Gilbert said, because National Funding uses traditional loan analysts as well as software to analyze and process its loan applications.

Germany’s Software AG Adds Analytic Tools with Zementis Buyout

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Software AG, a German software giant with 4,300 employees, has acquired San Diego-based Zementis, a specialist in machine learning and data science. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to a statement Friday, after the acquisition closed last week.

Correlation Ventures Raises $200M, Maintains its “Moneyball” Strategy

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The firm, which has offices in San Diego, Palo Alto, and New York, said it now has $366 million in assets under management.

Startup Aims AI System for Safety, with Potential for Self-Driving

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Over the past 25 years or so, San Diego has become a hub for innovation in telematics, and in providing technologies and services that enable long-haul trucking companies and other fleet operators to monitor the location and operation of their vehicles. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

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 group said that the event will feature Michael Robertson (MP3, Linspire, Gizmo5) and Joe Kraus (Excite, Jotspot, Google Ventures).

San Diego Entrepreneur's Milk Jug Of The Future Gets Backing Of GE

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The project will be prototyped at the Maker Faire in San Francisco, with a final prototype expected at the end of the month. READ MORE>>.

AttackIQ, Which Makes Tools to Assess Cybersecurity, Raises $8.8M

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San Diego-based AttackIQ, a cybersecurity startup providing a Web-based platform for assessing network defenses, has finally closed its Series A round of founding, after raising a total of $8.8 Institutional investors included San Francisco-based Index Ventures , Qualcomm Ventures , and Telstra Ventures.

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. SAIC).

When Innovation Is Not Enough: How GreatCall Has Grown Its Market

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In the 10 years since David Inns joined San Diego-based GreatCall as CEO, he has seen a proliferation of innovative healthtech startups that are targeting baby boomers who are in or nearing retirement. A lot of these digital health companies are trying to connect with senior living communities, typically at events like the annual Aging 2.0

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.

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.

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.

Agtech Accelerator Radicle Recruits Industry Vets to Mentor Startups

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Former Sapphire Energy CEO Jason Pyle is one of four agricultural technology veterans who have agreed to advise the startups taking root at Radicle, the San Diego-based accelerator focused on agricultural and food tech ventures. Pyle was unavailable last week to discuss his. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Qualcomm Making Inroads with Wireless EV Charging Technology

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As the global market for mobile phones has matured, Qualcomm has been seeking new opportunities in the wireless technology business. and other nations.

StockTwits Acquires Mobile App SparkFin to Add Fintech Services

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StockTwits, the Twitter-like social media platform for sharing stock market tips and ideas, has acquired San Diego’s SparkFin, a fintech mobile app for discovering and sharing stocks and other investment ideas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lindzon led StockTwits as CEO until last year, and continues as chairman.

San Diego Sees Strong Cybersecurity Growth As Firms Seek Talent

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San Diego’s cybersecurity workforce has grown by nearly 15 percent over the past two years, according to a study released today by the Cyber Center of Excellence, a nonprofit industry group created to boost cybersecurity jobs and technologies in the region. The center also asked the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

Echo Labs Wins “Quick Pitch” Contest with Digital Hybrid Microscope

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It was the first time the San Diego angels group has enabled the audience to choose the winners of its signature event, the John G.

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

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Nervana initially developed a software-based model of its technology, based on Nvidia graphics processors.

New StockTwits CEO Looks to Expand Share of Investor Community

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After taking over roughly six months ago, StockTwits CEO Ian Rosen made one of his first strategic moves with last week’s acquisition of SparkFin , a San Diego-based fintech app that provides novices with information on investing. Rosen (pictured above). Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Websense, After Move From San Diego, In Acquisition Talks

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Former San Diego-based security software developer Websense > --one of a number of companies acquired by private equity investor Vista Equity Partners and moved out of San Diego--is now in talks to be acquired by Raytheon , according to a report. software cybersecurity security raytheon acquisition merger websens

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.).

Sluggish Year for IPOs, But Signs Abound of Post-Election Surge

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Uncertainty surrounding this year’s presidential election has kept U.S. Smith anticipates a flurry of IPOs between Thanksgiving.

Cybersecurity Firm Proficio Raises $12M in Private Equity Round

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Proficio, founded in Irvine, CA, in 2010, specializes in network monitoring, intruder detection, and cyber-attack response services—saving companies the cost of acquiring sophisticated cybersecurity software and running their own cybersecurity operations center. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

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.

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.

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.

SD Venture Group Opens Bay Area Office as Part of “Cheeky” Campaign

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The San Diego Venture Group has established a beachhead in San Francisco, and it’s opening for business Tuesday. The idea is to provide a home away from home for San Diego startups looking to do deals in the Bay Area. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

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.

What Is Causing Startups to Go Bankrupt?

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Many startups have a great product that’s viable, marketable, and ripe with potential. So what are some of these pitfalls to avoid? Failures.

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.

Texas Looks To Steal Away Another San Diego Company, Omnitracs

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It looks like Texas is playing to win, as the state apparently is in a deal to steal away , Omnitracs , the former Qualcomm GPS fleet management and software division -- taking with it at least 1,000 jobs. texas diego omnitracs jobs employment READ MORE>>.

Drone On: 3D Robotics Filing Reveals $45M Financing Plan

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After a painful restructuring earlier this year, Berkeley, CA-based 3D Robotics appears to be raising additional capital.