San Diego Startups Raise $287M in Third Quarter, and Top 10 Deals
OCTOBER 11, 2016
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. VC firms invested $280.6 San Diego. $35 million.
Latest Data Show Venture Capital Industry on Pins and Needles
OCTOBER 25, 2016
venture industry is also exhibiting some fatigue as we finish the 88th month since the last recession. billion raised by venture capitalists.
Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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.
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
San Diego Startup Raises $2.3M to Advance Enzymatic DNA Synthesis
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Molecular Assemblies , a San Diego startup developing a new enzymatic method for synthesizing DNA, said today it has raised $2.3
San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
The Connect Innovation Report found that 405 software, technology, and life sciences startups were created last year in San Diego County.
AttackIQ, Which Makes Tools to Assess Cybersecurity, Raises $8.8M
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
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.
Despite Low Crop Prices, Corporate and VC Agtech Investments Soar
OCTOBER 27, 2016
They also queried 15 VC firms. Venture capitalists are similarly cautious. Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.
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.”.
The Tough Questions You Must Discuss Before You Take the Money
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
If all goes well, the day will come when just one small thing will stand between you and funding for your startup: your signature on a term sheet.
Sluggish Year for IPOs, But Signs Abound of Post-Election Surge
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Uncertainty surrounding this year’s presidential election has kept U.S. Smith anticipates a flurry of IPOs between Thanksgiving.
Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups
AUGUST 24, 2012
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Cybersecurity Firm Proficio Raises $12M in Private Equity Round
NOVEMBER 27, 2016
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.
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.
VC Activity Continues Slowdown in Fourth Quarter, and Top 10 Deals
JANUARY 10, 2017
The report found that venture firms invested $12.7 billion in 1,736 U.S. companies during the fourth quarter—a 20 percent.
Cybersecurity Startup MedCrypt Gets $750K to Defend Health Devices
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Safeguard Scientifics also is an investor in Sotera Wireless, the San Diego-based maker of wireless devices for remote patient monitoring.).
SD Venture Group Opens Bay Area Office as Part of “Cheeky” Campaign
DECEMBER 30, 2016
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.
New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals
JUNE 30, 2016
They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. Jean Balgrosky.
Drone On: 3D Robotics Filing Reveals $45M Financing Plan
JUNE 2, 2016
After a painful restructuring earlier this year, Berkeley, CA-based 3D Robotics appears to be raising additional capital.
Three Factors Which Intoxicate Venture Capitalists - Why Your Startup Will (Probably) Not Raise Venture Capital Funding
AUGUST 29, 2011
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Qualcomm and AT&T Partner to Use Wireless Network for Drone Flights
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Previous PrecisionHawk investors include Intel Capital, Millennium Technology Value Partners, and the Innovate Indiana Fund.
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.
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.
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.
Trump’s Election Stunner: Tech and Life Sciences Leaders React
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
Spark Capital’s Bijan Sabet : “The idea that this was an anti establishment vote to serve the marginalized makes me so sick.” Atlas Venture’s Michael Gilman : “One foot in front of the other this morning. In the meantime, here are 10 notable reactions from around the Xconomy network, mostly via Twitter.
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?
East Coast Silicon Valley
DECEMBER 27, 2016
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R.
Nervana’s $400M+ Buyout Reflects Key Tech Trend in Machine Learning
AUGUST 10, 2016
Just over a year later, Jurvetson led the Series A round of venture funding for Nervana Systems.
The Price of Growth: Founders’ Dilution
DECEMBER 22, 2016
Founders of a company considering the various available fundraising options often ask the challenging question: Why take venture capital money, which may significantly dilute the founders and might result in a loss of control of the company? Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.
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.
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.
With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail
OCTOBER 16, 2016
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.
Third-Quarter Report Shows Slowdown in VC Activity, & Top 10 Deals
OCTOBER 5, 2016
Venture capital activity is gradually easing from last year’s peak, according to a new quarterly report put together by Seattle-based PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. VC firms invested $14.99 billion that venture firms invested in 2015, according to PitchBook records that began in 2000.
How to Lower Drug Prices, Improve Care, and Save Pharma
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
I recently received a note from a longtime friend who questioned me on the issue of pharma pricing.
New Leader at Intel Capital Adjusts Strategy as Global Summit Opens
OCTOBER 24, 2016
Intel Capital has invested $38 million in 12 technology startups since July, highlighting its venture investment focus on innovations in self-driving cars and machine vision, the Internet of Things, sports and health, drones, and virtual reality.
BlackThorn Emerges With $40M, New Weapons Against Neuro Disorders
OCTOBER 20, 2016
Today they’re finally shedding a little light on what they’ve been up to. Today, BlackThorn is making its first formal announcement. It’s similar here.
Sofinnova, With Offices In San Diego, Lands $650M For Biotech Investments
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Biotech venture capital investor Sofinnova , which has offices in San Diego, announced that it has raised $650M in its newest fund, Sofinnova Venture Partners X. sofinnova diego biotech lifescience venture capital investor investments financialREAD MORE>>.
“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.
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.
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.