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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Swarm Aims To Rejuvenate San Diego's Software Industry

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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 READ MORE>>.

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?

Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology

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The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !

Biotech Roundup: Scangos’s Exit, Zafgen’s Shakeup, Jounce, Relypsa & More

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And on the West coast, Palo Alto, CA-based Bioz started up with $3 million in seed cash from 5AM Ventures to help develop software meant to help speed up life sciences research. —Bruce Bigelow profiled Dauntless Pharmaceuticals , a stealthy biotech company creator in San Diego forming single-drug startups.

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. —A team led by Jef Boeke of New York University, George Church of Harvard University, Andrew Hessel of software maker Autodesk, and Nancy Kelley proposed in the journal Science to build a synthetic human genome. But the U.S.

Can Innovation Save Us?

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The violence, and nonstop Internet media coverage, is ripping away whatever bandages still covered the wounds from centuries of racism and other isms.

“Stay Lean as Long as You Can,” and Other VC Wisdom from Mark Suster

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In San Diego, the complaints often focus on the relative scarcity of venture capital and hometown VC firms.

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).

How Cyber Visibility Protects Against the Abnormal & the Immoral

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For many Bostonians, the “privacy incident” recently disclosed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)—which reportedly involved the personal information of 4,300 dental patients stored by a software vendor—hit close to home in many ways, as most of us have at one time or another been to MGH for ourselves or a loved one.

Is the Future of Cybersecurity in M&A?

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Last month Symantec announced its plans to buy Blue Coat for $4.7 billion. Has the consolidation—and creation of this enterprise security giant—put immense pressure on other industry players? In an ideal world, and from the perspective of a venture investor, this would absolutely be the case. billion (235 percent growth over 5 years).

Is Technology Crucial for Innovation?

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Technology is crucial for innovation—and innovation in technology is critical to innovation in just about every other arena.

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>>.

Biotech Roundup: Moonshots, Pink Slips, Gilead, Brexit & More

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—Boston’s PureTech Health, which conceives and launches life science companies, unveiled Sonde Health , which is developing software that listens for warning signs of depression in people’s speech patterns. The word of the week was “moonshot,” as U.S. It also got a pat on the back from Bill Gates.

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>>.

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

Xconomy’s Top Innovation Stories of the Half Year

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No PhD, “No Fear”: Alice Zhang, 27, Aims Software at Neuro Diseases. San Antonio Entrepreneur Center Opens Using Dallas Nonprofit as Model. David Holley reports on an effort to boost San Antonio’s startup scene, with ideas from another part of the Lone Star State. Here we are at the midpoint of 2016 already.

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

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The ecosystem is pretty healthy still, with almost 1,000 deals in the quarter and over $10 billion invested” during the most-recent quarter, Ciccolella said Thursday. “A lot of money went into software, mostly because of some big, expansion-stage deals.”. It is the 27 th straight quarter in which software raked in the most funding.

Anametrix Wins San Diego Union-Tribune

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San Diego-based Anametrix , a developer of web analytics technology, said this week that it has signed The San Diego Union-Tribune as a customer.

Wrike Opens Office In San Diego, Plans to Hire 150

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Mountain View-based Wrike , a developer of enterprise work management software, said on Monday that it has opened up a new office in San Diego, and plans to hire 150 people in the location. Wrike is backed by Bain Capital, DCM Ventures, and Scale Venture Partners, and focuses on enterprise project management software.

No Stairway (Infringement) and the Importance of Shared Design Tools in Innovation

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At first listen, the opening guitar part of Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven does sound a lot like California’s guitar part in the middle of Taurus.

The Real Cracks in the Foundation of Ransomware

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Unfortunately, in the world of cybersecurity, respites like these never seem to last very long. Cutting ransomware off at the knees. It’s that simple.

Classy Captures $18M For Nonprofit Software

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San Diego-based Classy , which develops cloud-based software used by nonprofits for fundraising, disclosed that it has raised $18M in a new funding round. salesforce cloud saas software fundraising nonprofit capital venture stayclassy classyThe funding came from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures.

Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology

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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. Razi, Bussel, and Dull are also on the board of Ingenu, the San Diego wireless technology company known previously as On-Ramp Wireless.

7 Steps Online Companies Can Take to Manage Sales Tax Exposure

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States have been fighting to collect sales taxes from online retailers since the dawn of the e-commerce age.

Coding School Operator Origin Code Academy Launches In San Diego

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A new, software coding school operator, Origin Code Academy , said this week that it has launched efforts in San Diego--and says it guarantees its graduates will get a tech job within 90 days of graduation. READ MORE>>. coding school code academy programming skills graduate

San Diego Gas and Electric Partners With Google PowerMeter

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Lockerz Axes Plixi Team In San Diego

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Lockerz , the Seattle-based social shopping and e-commerce site backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has axed the company's San Diego office, in addition to laying off around 30 percent of its staff. lockerz plixi diego employment jobs software layoffs social shopping ecommerceREAD MORE>>.

Qualcomm Backs Ravello For Virtualization Software

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has made an investment in virtualization software developer Ravello Systems , Ravello said this morning, as part of a $28M funding round. Ravello is developing software which allows VMware virtual machines to run under Amazon Web Services (AWS). Ravello is based in Palo Alto. READ MORE>>.

QPID Health Sets Up Office In San Diego

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Boston-based QPID Health , a developer of clinical intelligence software for the healthcare market, said it has set up an office in the San Diego area, to tap into the area''s talent base. QPID Health develops clinical intelligence software used for pulling up relevant electronic health records. READ MORE>>.

Nik Software Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Nik Software , the developer of a popular set of photo filters and plug-ins for photo editing, has been acquired by Google. Nik Software has its corporate headquarters in San Diego, and also has operations in Germany. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Tritech Software Buys The Omega Group From Trimble

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San Diego-based Tritech Software , a developer of software for the law enforcement, public safety, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) industries, has acquired The Omega Group , a developer of cloud-based mapping and analytics software for the market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

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 new fund will remain focused on investments and acquisition of software companies, who are generating more than $2.5

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