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.

Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego

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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. In the three years since it was founded, CyberFlow raised at least $4 million from investors that include Toshiba America Electronic Components, Siemens Venture Capital, and angel investors. San Diego represents a major growth area for Webroot.

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San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report

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San Diego’s innovation clusters continued to grow in 2015, as local startups, funding deals, and job growth extended an economic growth spurt that began in 2013. Innovation Companies in San Diego (Courtesy Connect Innovation Report).

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Aquam Raises $26M to Expand Tech, Services for Aging Infrastructure

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Aquam, a San Diego company with technology for cleaning out and re-lining aging utility pipelines, has raised $26 million in a growth capital round led by NewWorld Capital Group , a New York private equity firm that makes investments in sustainable energy and natural-resources related deals.

Cybersecurity Firm Proficio Raises $12M in Private Equity Round

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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. Proficio, founded in Irvine, CA, in 2010, specializes in network monitoring, intruder detection, and cyber-attack response services—saving companies the cost of acquiring sophisticated cybersecurity software and running their own cybersecurity operations center.

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Biotech Roundup: Hellos, Goodbyes, “Cures” Delays And Trial News

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Our San Diego editor Bruce Bigelow penned a personal goodbye to entrepreneur Larry Bock, who died last week of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. Polaris Partners venture partner Amy Schulman is Lyndra’s CEO…San Francisco-based tissue analyzer 3Scan raised a $14 million Series B round from Lux Capital and Data Collective…and Magnolia Medical Technologies of Seattle, maker of a diagnostic tool for sepsis, rounded up nearly $14 million.

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Murata Pays $68M for Arctic Sand, to Combine with Peregrine Semi

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Japan’s Murata Manufacturing has acquired Arctic Sand Technologies of Burlington, MA, and plans to combine Arctic Sand’s low-power semiconductor technology with its San Diego-based subsidiary, Peregrine Semiconductor. Arctic Sand, an MIT spinout founded in 2010, has developed semiconductor technology that consolidates a number of board-level power components onto a single chip for use in mobile devices, data centers, and LCD displays.

Windward's Titus Joins San Diego Regional EDC

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David Titus , a venture capitalist at Windward Ventures , has joined the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation as Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives, the nonprofit said yesterday. Tags: economy diego capital venture titus david ventures windward

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. in funding, and San Diego $198.18M in investments. Investments were slightly down from Q2 of 2010, when the region saw $856M in funding.

San Diego's Lindzon Re-Ups On TicketFly

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Prolific San Diego angel investor Howard Lindzon , the CEO and founder of Stocktwits , has re-upped in Ticketfly , a social event ticketing service. Lindzon was an investor in Ticketfly's earlier, May 2010 round. howard lindzon angel investor stocktwits ticketfly venture capital

SoCal Venture Capital Investments Total $497.8M In Q4

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Southern California venture capital investments total $497.8M, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, which were released this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. The third biggest investment was for San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies , a maker of transmission systems for the electric vehicle industry, which raised nearly $39.2M

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

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We raised a seed round of capital in 1999 and our first venture capital round was the first week of March 2000 (e.g. We were now set to close at $46 million in new capital. We found a way to get a round of venture capital closed after all of this.

Qualcomm Re-Ups Investment In Mobile Management Firm Visage

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has renewed its investment in Visage , as part of a Series C funding for the enterprise mobility management software provider. capital venture qualcomm motorola mobility enterprise visage

Raising Capital Today

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 -- Raising Capital Today. What does it take for a San Diego company to raise a round of capital in today's market? Specific to the software, communications and IT sectors - what is of interest to capital sources. SDSIC. What is the market environment like for companies, and VCs? What can an entrepreneur do to improve his or her company's chances of raising money in this environment?

Qualcomm Backs Femtocell Firm Ip.access

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has made another investment in femtocell and picocell technology developer ip.access , as part of a new round of funding. According to ip.access, it raised $15M from investors Amadeus Capital Partners, Cisco, Intel Capital, Qualcomm, Rothschild & Cie Gestion, Scottish Equity Partners and TE Connectivity. Qualcomm and Ip.access inked that technology deal in September of 2010.

An Investment Banking Oracle's Perspective on the Venture Capital Industry

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 -- 2010 VC Outlook: An Investment Banking Oracle's Perspective on the Venture Capital Industry. San Diego Venture Group. Frank Quattrone, one of the most successful and sought-after investment bankers of the past several decades, will offer his analysis of critical factors that will determine the course of the venture capital industry for 2010.

Trump Administration Should Examine How Dodd-Frank Stifles Capital

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A review by the new Trump administration and Congress of the 2010 Dodd-Frank legislation could address many of the stifling, unintended consequences of that law.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 4

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Blippy (and their competitor Swipely – which was founded by Angus Davis , who has a great track record from both Netscape and TellMe, both aim to capitalize on the era of consumers living more openly ala Twitter, Foursquare and Gowalla. Tags: This Week in Venture Capital

Bevo Media Acquired By Vize Capital

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San Diego-based Bevo Media , an online ad exchange and ad tracking platform developer, has been acquired by private equity investor Vize Capital. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.Bevo Media, which is led and was founded by Ryan Bukevicz, said that Vize Capital plans to invest "significant resources" into growing the company and improving its platform. Bevo Media was founded in 2010, and plays in the performance marketing area.

Raising the First Round of Capital

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 -- Raising the First Round of Capital. What does it take for a San Diego company to raise a Seed or Series A round? With 2009 finally behind us, what can we expect in 2010? SDSIC. Will investments pick up? Where will the funding come from? What exactly will it take to get funded? Just how high is the bar? Are there certain areas within the IT sector that are particularly of interest?

Huntington Capital Boosts Custom Products Manufacturer

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San Diego-based Huntington Capital , a provider of mezzanine capital provider to lower middle market companies, is backing a Seattle manufacturer of custom photo books and other printed products. As part of the funding, Tim Bubnack, an investment partner at Huntington Capital, will join the board, and Huntington's Barry Wilson will join as an observer. Tags: huntington capital venture automated photo books

Report: Southern California Venture Capital Totals $464M In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California in Q3 totaled to $464.18M, according to the latest numbers released by the PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA Money Tree Report this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. billion invested in 780 venture capital deals for Q3. For the quarter, San Diego County garnered the most venture capital, with $231.3M funding, fellow San Diego cloud computing firm RightScale , with $25.0M

TCA's Ralph Mayer Joins Angel Capital Association Board

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Ralph Mayer , most recently the chairman of angel group the Tech Coast Angels , has just been appointed to the Angel Capital Association 's board of directors, the group said Thursday. Mayer heads up the TCA's San Diego network, and also sits on the board of Airsis. angel investment venture capital executive ralph mayer

Venture Capitalists Invest $493.2M In Southern California In Q1

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The latest venture capital numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters, was released tonight, showing that Southern California had $493.2M invested in Q1 of 2010. Nationally, venture capital investment up slightly, at $5.9 in San Diego. venture capital southern california moneytree thomson angeles diego orange

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Southern California Firms Raise $738M In Q4 2011

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture capital Association MoneyTree survey, which is based on data from Thomson Reuters, tallies $738.34M invested in Southern California in Q4 of 2011. raised in Q4 of 2010, and up from the $652M invested in the region last quarter. In Southern California, San Diego County took the lead in investment totals, raising $262.1M

Qualcomm Boosts ChaCha

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has made an investment in Indianapolis question and answer site ChaCha , ChaCha said Wednesday afternoon. According to ChaCha, it raised $3M in total funding, including $900,000 in outstanding warrants from Qualcomm Ventures, the venture capital arm of Qualcomm. The new investment from Qualcomm comes on top of a recent, October 2010 funding by vantagePoint Venture Partners and Rho Ventures.

Ceregene Scores $11.5M

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San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals firm Ceregene announced this morning that it has raised $11.5M The round was co-led by Hamilton Bioventures and Alta Partners, and also included MPM Capital and Investor Growth Capital.

OpenCandy Raises $5M More

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San Diego-based OpenCandy , a developer of products which software publishers can include to recommend other software products and services to their users and which earns those software publishers advertising revenue, has raised $5M in a Series B funding round.

Otonomy Takes $10.5M

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San Diego-based Otonomy , a biopharmaceuticals firm developing drug therapies to treat inner and middle ear disorders, has raised $10.56M as part of an ongoing, $26.0M Source of the new funding was not disclosed, however, one of its founders, Jay Lichter, is at San Diego venture firm Avalon Ventures, which has previously backed the company. Tags: otonomy venture capital biopharmaceuticals biopharma middle disorder biotech lifescience pharma

Fallbrook Technologies Gets $39M

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San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies , a developer of transmission technology, said today that it has raised $39M in a Series E preferred stock placement. The new funding came from Macquarie Capital Markets Canada, Sustainable Asset Management, and Ningbo Shentong Auto Decorations Co.,

Awarepoint Raises $9M

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San Diego-based Awarepoint , a developer of enterprise, real-time location systems for the hospital market, has raised $9M in a financing round, the firm has announced. The firm said the new funding brings its total raised to $20M in 2010. awarepoint venture capital enterprise real time hospital lifescience

Anametrix Gets Funding, Adds Advisors

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San Diego-based Anametrix , a developer of cloud-based business analytics software, said today that it has received new funding and added a slate of well known advisors. Senturia is CEO of Blackbird Ventures, and a notable San Diego angel investor.

Slacker Gets $2.0M In Debt Funding

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San Diego-based Slacker , the personalized Internet radio service backed by Austin Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Mission Ventures, Rho Ventures, and Sevin Rosen Funds, has raised $2.0M Tags: slacker personal internet radio service venture capital