Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space

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Plug and Play San Diego has formed a partnership with Downtown Works, a new co-working space in downtown San Diego, which will give the local Plug and Play program a place to call home.

UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64

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Roger Tsien, a UC San Diego scientist who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for research that led to the development of fluorescent proteins used to illuminate tissue and track biological processes, has died, according to a statement from the university.

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Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent

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San Diego’s Avelas Biosciences , founded in 2009 to advance a fluorescing biologic agent intended to help surgeons differentiate cancerous tissue from healthy tissue, has completed a $20 million Series C round of venture funding. and San Diego’s Avalon Ventures.

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San Diego Tech Coast Angels Honor John G. Watson With Memorial Fund

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The San Diego chapter of the Tech Coast Angels , the largest angel investment group in Southern California, as well as the United States, said today that it has established a new, memorial fund, the John G. Watson Foundation , which will support entrepreneurism in the San Diego region.

Cybersecurity Startup MedCrypt Gets $750K to Defend Health Devices

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MedCrypt, a healthtech cybersecurity startup founded near San Diego, has raised $750,000 in a seed financing round led by Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE: SFE ), a private equity fund in suburban Philadelphia that invests in healthcare, fintech, and digital media.

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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. Unlike many of its rivals, Sheik said Certona had raised a total of only $7 million in venture capital (in 2008) from ABS Ventures of Waltham, MA, and San Diego’s Express Ventures. “We’ve

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Productivity in Your Pocket

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Fast-forward to the iPhone and the smartphone explosion in 2008 with the launch of the App Store. The app that you use is the one in your pocket.

San Diego TSX Roadshow

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 -- San Diego TSX Roadshow. Overview of Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. See [link] (more

San Diego Supercomputer Center Dedication

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 -- San Diego Supercomputer Center, New Building Dedication. Please join us in ushering in a new era of data-intensive computing as we formally dedicate our award-winning, energy-efficient 80,000 square-foot addition that will further position the San Diego Supercomputer Center as a key resource for industry and educational research.

Midway Games Cuts In San Diego

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Midway Games, a Chicago-based video games developer, announced Tuesday afternoon that it has cut 25 percent of its staff, in a move that also affects the firm's San Diego locations. Number of San Diego employees affected by the move was not disclosed. The cuts in San Diego came in conjunction with closure of the firm's Austin operations and similar cuts in Chicago

Sofinnova Ventures Hires EIR In San Diego

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Venture capital firm Sofinnova Ventures has hired on an Executive-in-Residence based in San Diego, the firm said Thursday. According to Sofinnova, Ekman will work to identify and build early stage companies, and will be based in San Diego. Sofinnova is an investor in a number of San Diego firms, including Cebix, Intellikine, Ocera Therapeutics, Phenomix, and Trius Therapeutics

Boeing Buys San Diego Software Services Firm

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Tapestry Solutions, a San Diego-based provider of services and software for tracking equipment and spare parts for the U.S. Tapestry Solutions has 350 employees, with the majority located in San Diego, and approximately 150 deployed worldwide, including in Iraq Department of Defense, has been acquired by The Boeing Company, Boeing said late last week. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

San Diego Colo Provider Acquired By Private Equity Firm

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San Diego-based American Internet Services, a Internet data center co-location provider, said Tuesday that the firm has been acquired by an investor group lead by private equity firm Seaport Capital. American Internet Services operates multiple data centers in the San Diego area, with over 105,000 square feet and 100 employees

CommNexus GadgetFest 2008

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 -- CommNexus GadgetFest 2008. Every year, CommNexus challenges tech companies within and beyond the San Diego region to enter their latest technologies into GadgetFest and compete for the coveted title of "Greatest Gadget." The competition is preceded by a Mini CES-style trade show and gives you the opportunity to experience the latest technologies as well as network with industry representatives from all parts of the globe. See [link] (mor

Breakout Companies of 2008

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- Breakout Companies of 2008. San Diego Venture Group. Amidst many of the financial challenges of 2008, several San Diego companies achieved successful milestones, financial growth, or other accomplishments that set them apart from the pack. s a fact: Despite facing the most difficult economic environment since the Great Depression, the entrepreneurial spirit prevails!

Southern California Companies Raise $751M In Funding in Q3, Says Report

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association released their Q3 2008 venture capital numbers over the weekend, finding that Southern California companies raised nearly $751 in funding during the quarter.

Lunch 2.0 at SuggestionBox

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Friday, September 26, 2008 -- Lunch 2.0 is returning to San Diego thanks to SuggestionBox.com. at SuggestionBox. Lunch 2.0 See [link] (more

Illumina Appoints VP

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San Diego-based Illlumina, a manufacturer of life science equipment, said today that it has appointed Mark Lewis as the firm's Senior Vice President of Development.

Novatel Wireless Hires New EMEA VP

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless announced today that Greg England has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and General Manager, EMEA.

TCA Quick Pitch

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Thursday, October 2, 2008 -- San Diego Tech Coast Angels Second Annual Quick Pitch Competition. Announcing a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to participate in the San Diego Tech Coast Angels Quick Pitch competition. Selected applicants will make a 2-minute quick pitch presentation to a blue ribbon panel of judges. The panel will instantaneously judge your presentation on both substance (meat) and presentation quality (form).

Overland Storage Gets $9M In Receivables Financing

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San Diego-based data storage firm Overland Storage said late last week that it has received $9M in a receivable financing transaction. The funding came from Marquette Commercial Finance. Overland said the financing will help provide the company with "accelerated" liquidity.

Overland Rolls Remote Backup Appliance

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San Diego-based Overland Storage has rolled out a new, disk-based appliance for remote backup, the firm said this morning.

Illumina Rolls Out Genome Analysis Software

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San Diego-based Illumina announced a new software product today, GenomeStudio, which the firm says can be used to analyze data from genetic research efforts.

Eventful Raises $10M

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San Diego-based Eventful announced late last night that it has raised $10M in a Series C funding round, led by Telefonica. According to Eventful, the investment round also included existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Bay Partners.

Verari Opens German Offices

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San Diego-based Verari Systems, which develops blade-based computing and storage hardware, has expanded in Europe with a new sales office in Hamburg, Germany.

Overland Targets Video Surveillance Market

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San Diego-based Overland Storage, a provider of data storage products, said Thursday taht the firm has inked a strategic alliance with Mobotoix Vision Systems.

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Analytics Job Fair

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 -- Analytics Job Fair. This is a mixer and job/fair for those interested in working with one of San Diego's great analytics companies including Teradata, ID Analytics, Proquo, Salford Systems. SDSIC. Various size companies to explore, lots of people to meet. It is an informal setting. Get to know people at these companies. See [link] (more

Amazing Web Tools

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 -- Refresh San Diego. Amazing web tools to help launch your next website into success. What are the best Web tools to use for a web project? From planning, development, testing to launch and beyond. Bring what you think is the best to the table for discussion. See [link] (more

American Internet Services Acquires Complex Drive

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San Diego-based American Internet Services, a data center operator, said Monday that it has acquired fellow San Diego data center provider Complex Drive. Complex Drive has 20,000 square feet within three data centers in the San Diego Area. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to AIS, there will be no changes to either company's existing staff or management team.

Verari Launches Leasing Program

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San Diego-based blade computing provider Verari Systems is targeting its customers with a new leasing program it is billing the "Green Leasing Program."

Novatel Wireless Loses President

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless, which develops broadband modems for connecting PCs and other devices to cell phone networks, said this morning that its President, Brad Weinert, has resigned, as of Monday.

Nirvanix Powers Ooyala

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San Diego-based Nirvanix, a provider of storage-as-a-service, said Tuesday that the firm's technology is being used by video delivery firm Ooyala.

TAG, SCCS Merge

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San Diego-based TAG, a provider of outsourced accounting and IT services, said Tuesday that it is in a merger agreement with Southern California Computer Services (SCCS), a business application and IT consulting company. for SCCS, which is a software reseller and IT provider in San Diego, focused on Sage. According to TAG, the deal adds 113 San Diego-based companies to its customer base