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. The idea was to feature early stage companies in the region that have not attracted much attention or raised a substantial amount of startup capital. million in a Series D round of investment capital, according to founder and chairman Tony Farwell. I widened my net this year.

From Immigration to Taxes, Execs Talk Trump Effect on Innovation

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In 2018, geopolitical events—in particular, President Donald Trump’s hard-line stances on trade and immigration, and the repeal of net neutrality rules—were top of mind for several business executives we interviewed recently.

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A VC’s Take: Global Volatility Hurts U.S. Venture Ecosystem

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Some leaders responded with their views on the business impact of the Trump era, pointing to specific policy positions such as tax code revisions, curbs on immigration, and the decision by federal regulators to roll back net neutrality requirements on telecom carriers. government shutdown VC Venture Capital volatility Web wireless work visas Yearend2018

Three Factors Which Intoxicate Venture Capitalists - Why Your Startup Will (Probably) Not Raise Venture Capital Funding

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Partners at large venture firms generally believe that Orange County is the ideal geography for medical devices, San Diego for telecom and life sciences (along with Boston) and Silicon Valley for everything else.

Bio Roundup: Clinical Shirkers, AMD Worriers, ASH Fallers & More

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—Several other biotechs released ASH abstract data, and the net effect was a drop in most stocks. Our previous roundup came out last week before news broke that Susan Lindquist, a highly decorated and thoughtful researcher into the inner workings of proteins, passed away. She was 67.

A Startup CEO Visits Cuba in Transition

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Unlike China, which claims Communism but embraces capitalism, Cuba is covered with propaganda espousing equality, continuous revolution and anti-imperialism. The net is that Cuba has massive shortages of items we take for granted.

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Arcturus Therapeutics Gets $1.3M

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San Diego-based Arcturus Therapeutics , which is developing RNAi therapeutics to treat disease, said this morning that it has raised $1.3M The company said the round came from multiple, high net-worth private investors from the U.S. arcturus therapeutics venture capital rnai lifescience biotech in a seed fudning round. and Canada. Names of those investors were not announced. Arcturus Therapeutics is headed by Joseph E. Payne. READ MORE>>.

Arcturus Therapeutics Gets $5M

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San Diego-based Arcturus Therapeutics , a developer of RNAi technology, said it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. According to Arcturus, the funding came from multiple private capital,, high net worth investors from Canada, Japan, and the United States. Names of those capital sources were not announced. arcturus therapeutics venture capital rnai lifescience biotech biopharmaceuticals

Renova Therapeutics Raises $7.52M

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San Diego-based Renova Therapeutics , a biopharmaceuticals company developing treatments for congestive heart failure and other diseases, has raised $7.52M in a Series C funding round. The company said the funding primarily came from high net worth individuals. renova therapeutics biopharmaceuticals gene therapy congestive heart failure venture capital lifescience amylin

Fallbrook Technologies Files For IPO

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San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies , a developer of continuous variable transmissions aimed at the electric vehicle market, has filed for an IPO, saying Tuesday evening in a filing that it is looking to raise up to $50M in an offering. Fallbrook reported a net loss of $11.7M

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

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We’ve been dying to tell you all for a while that we had raised a new venture capital fund and of course given SEC filing requirements the story was somewhat already scooped by the always-in-the-know Dan Primack a few weeks ago. Why do they invest in venture capital?

Active Network Files For IPO

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San Diego-based Active Network has filed for an IPO, saying in its S-1 that it is looking to raise up to $150M. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Allen & Company LLC, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, RBC Capital Markets, ThinkEquity LLC, and WR Hambrecht+Co. The firm said it had a net loss of 37.8M in 2009, and a net loss of $18.18M on revenues of $188.5M

Peregrine Semiconductor Updates IPO Filing

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San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor , the developer of CMOS RF integrated circuits, updated its S-1 filings Friday, saying that it had a net loss of $1.0M That compares with net income of $1.0M Pacific Crest Securities , and RBC Capital Market. on revenues of $21.2M for the three months ended March 26, 2011. on revenues of $22.9M for the similar quarter in 2010. Peregrine Semiconductor has filed for an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market as PSMI.

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ServiceNow Files For IPO

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San Diego-based ServiceNow , the developer of cloud-based, enteprise IT automation software, filed for an IPO Friday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $150M in an IPO on the NYSE. ServiceNow is venture backed by JMI Equity and Sequoia Capital. The firm reported a net loss of $6.6M

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How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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I have never been more optimistic about the impact that the tech startup community is having on cities in America or about the role that cities outside of San Francisco / Silicon Valley can play in our future. Changes in the Software World & in Venture Capital. Venture Capital.

NextWave Complete PacketVideo Sale

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San Diego-based NextWave Wireless said Friday that it has completed the sale of its 65 percent equity interest in PacketVideo. NextWave Wireless said it will result in net cash proceeds of $106.5M going towards working capital. The firm said the sale, to NTT DOCOMO , was worth $111.6M. from the sale. The firm said it will use $94.0M of the proceeds to retire Senior Secured First Lien Notes, with the remaining $12.5M NextWave had announced the sale in August.

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Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal

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Confident Technologies / Curtis Staker / San Diego - Staker is the former President of Websense, and has pulled together an experienced team with a depth of experience from the firm. Tags: entrepreneur startup venture capital investment repeat

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Southern California Leads In Green Businesses, Says Report

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A new report released today by Next 10 , a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy group, says that Southern California--and California, as a whole--leads the green innovation, cleantech venture capital, and energy market. billion invested in cleantech venture capital in the state since 2006. The report said that it found 177,000 new businesses established in California between 1995 and 2008, and 118,00 closed, for a net increase of 58,500 businesses in the region.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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Last summer, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss—twins best known for suing Mark Zuckerberg over the origins of Facebook, and who recently formed a venture-capital firm—bought an 8,000-square-foot bachelor pad in the Hollywood Hills for $18 million. Downtown San Diego Condos.