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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Correlation Ventures Raises $200M, Maintains its “Moneyball” Strategy
JANUARY 11, 2017
The firm, which has offices in San Diego, Palo Alto, and New York, said it now has $366 million in assets under management.
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.
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.
Report: Biotech VCs Perpetuate Boardroom Gender Gap
JANUARY 24, 2017
That’s according to British recruitment firm Liftstream and its new study of biotech companies that went public in the recent boom years.
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.
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>>.
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.
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>>.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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>>.
StockTwits Acquires Mobile App SparkFin to Add Fintech Services
JANUARY 19, 2017
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.
Agtech Accelerator Radicle Recruits Industry Vets to Mentor Startups
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
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.
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?
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.
DFJ Mercury Promotes Venture Partner In San Diego
APRIL 19, 2011
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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.
University of California Plans $250M Venture Capital Fund
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
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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.
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.
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.