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. Webroot also plans to expand in San Diego, and Caldwell said he plans to stay on. San Diego represents a major growth area for Webroot. The San Diego office is going to become one of Webroot’s centers of analytic software, Nye added.

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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).

SDGE: More Than 10,000 EVs On Road In San Diego

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San Diego now has more than 10,000 electric vehicles on the road, according to San Diego Gas & Electric. According to SDGE, those vehicles were all sold or leased in its territory--covering San Diego and southern Orange County--since December of 2010. diego electric cleantech vehicle driving automobile charging

Cybersecurity Firm Proficio Raises $12M in Private Equity Round

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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. 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.

Duchenne Lessons: Advocates For Rare Spinal Disease Have Eyes on FDA

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The small populations of patients with those diseases, combined with a lack of alternative treatments, means the drugs typically command very high prices—on average, an estimated $111,820 per patient, per year between 2010 and 2014, according to the report.

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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San Diego Clean Technology CEOs Line Up Against Proposition 23

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The fight over Proposition 23, the California referendum coming to the polls to overturn AB32, has more backers today, from a group of 30 San Diego CEOs. According to The Green Chamber of San Diego County and those CEOs, they are urging San Diegans to vote no on Proposition 23, saying that the effort to repeal the state's Clean Energy Law would be "be harmful at best and devastating at worst" to its business community, neighborhoods, and the California economy.

MEI Pharma Partners with Helsinn on Drug with Potential $464M Payoff

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After reporting encouraging news last week from a mid-stage trial of its lead anti-cancer drug, San Diego’s MEI Pharma (NASDAQ: MEIP ) said it has signed a drug development deal with the Swiss pharmaceutical group Helsinn that could eventually be worth over $464 million.

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Social Fund-raising Website GoFundMe Buys Detroit Rival CrowdRise

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Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester founded GoFundMe in San Diego in 2010. GoFundMe, the Redwood City, CA-based fund-raising platform for charities and nonprofits, has acquired CrowdRise , a Detroit, MI-based rival founded by entrepreneurs Robert Wolfe and Jeffrey Wolfe, and Hollywood philanthropists Edward Norton and Shauna Robertson. Financial terms were not disclosed in a statement issued Tuesday by GoFundMe.

Productivity in Your Pocket

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The screens were still pretty small in those early years, the iPad arrived in 2010, and with it a bigger touch canvas to do real work. The app that you use is the one in your pocket.

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.

Latest Data Show Venture Capital Industry on Pins and Needles

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In the early-stage category, nearly 54 percent of deals in 2016 were greater than $5 million in size, which compares to 32 percent of investments right on the heels of the Great Recession in 2010. Given the obvious anxiety and frustration that surrounds us all, the U.S.

San Diego Startup Weekend

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Sunday, August 22, 2010 -- San Diego Startup Weekend. See [link] (more

San Diego Startup Weekend

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Saturday, August 21, 2010 -- San Diego Startup Weekend. See [link] (more

San Diego Startup Weekend

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Friday, August 20, 2010 -- San Diego Startup Weekend. See [link] (more

With Biogen at a Crossroads, CEO Scangos to Step Down

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After a year in which Biogen’s share price has fallen by more than a third and one of its top drug prospects failed, Scangos, who has led the company since 2010, has announced plans to step down. [ Updated, 9:20 a.m.

BarCamp San Diego 6

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Sunday, January 17, 2010 -- BarCamp San Diego 6. See [link] (more

BarCamp San Diego 6

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 -- BarCamp San Diego 6. See [link] (more

San Diego Quick Pitch

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 -- San Diego Tech Coast Angels Fourth Annual Quick Pitch Competition. Announcing the Fourth Annual Quick Pitch Competition, showcasing talented entrepreneurs seeking funding. Company finalists will present two-minute pitches to a blue ribbon panel of judges and an audience of over 450 leaders within the entrepreneurial community. Each pitch will be judged based upon investment potential and presentation quality.

San Diego Founder Institute

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Monday, March 29, 2010 -- San Diego Founder Institute Open Community Session. New and experienced entrepreneurs, future founders and co-founders, and all those passionate about startups are invited to a special Open Community Session of the Founder Institute. See [link] (more

Red Herring Conference San Diego

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 -- Red Herring Conference San Diego. On June 22-24, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in San Diego, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in North America. The program will host presentations from the Red Herring 100 North America Award winners, thought provoking panel discussions, and keynote addresses from legendary venture capitalists, global CEO's as well as technologist insiders.

Red Herring Conference San Diego

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010 -- Red Herring Conference San Diego. On June 22-24, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in San Diego, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in North America. The program will host presentations from the Red Herring 100 North America Award winners, thought provoking panel discussions, and keynote addresses from legendary venture capitalists, global CEO's as well as technologist insiders.

Red Herring Conference San Diego

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 -- Red Herring Conference San Diego. On June 22-24, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in San Diego, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in North America. The program will host presentations from the Red Herring 100 North America Award winners, thought provoking panel discussions, and keynote addresses from legendary venture capitalists, global CEO's as well as technologist insiders.

Anametrix Wins San Diego Union-Tribune

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San Diego-based Anametrix , a developer of web analytics technology, said this week that it has signed The San Diego Union-Tribune as a customer. Tags: software analytics tribune union diego barrelet blaise websidestory anametrix

San Diego Zoo Hits Google Maps

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The San Diego Zoo said Thursday afternoon that the zoo is the first zoo in the United States which will be featured in Google's Street View feature. Tags: diego google maps mapping street view trike

Report: San Diego News Network Seeks Buyer

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A report last night from the San Diego Union Tribune says that San Diego News Network (SDNN), the local news effort run by entrepreneurs Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry, is looking for a buyer. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, SDNN has let go of some of its staff, but is still updating the site. SDNN is run by former executives of the San Diego Union Tribune. Tags: diego news network media content merger acquisition

Yelp Targets Groupon In San Diego

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Local review site Yelp is getting into the daily deals business--and going head to head with Groupon --and has chosen San Diego as its first beachhead into the market. According to Yelp, it has begun offering local deals in San Diego as an expansion into the daily deals market. Yelp said it has begun offering special deals in San Diego--this week, from The Little Yoga Studio--to its users, as it starts testing deals in markets like San Francisco and New York.

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

San Diego Bootstrappers Breakfast welcomes eMOBUS founder, Moe Arnaiz

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 -- San Diego Bootstrappers Breakfast welcomes eMOBUS founder, Moe Arnaiz. Moe Arnaiz, founder of eMOBUS, joins Bootstrappers Breakfast to discuss lessons learned. Join Other Entrepreneurs Who Eat Problems For Breakfast See [link] (more

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. Ticketfly said Tuesday that it has raised $12M more in funding, in a round led by Mohr Davidow Ventures, High Peaks venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners, as well as angels Roger Ehrenberg and Howard Lindzon.

A Showcase of San Diego Clean Technology Companies

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 -- A Showcase of San Diego Clean Technology Companies. The CommNexus EcoCom SIG has organized an ensemble of 10 local and innovative companies where cleantech plays a major role in their business.

Kyocera To Manufacture Solar Modules In San Diego

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Kyocera Solar , a manufacturer of solar modules, said today that it is planning to begin manufacturing solar modules in San Diego, to serve the U.S. Kyocera already maintains its North American businesses from San Diego. Kyocera said that the manufacturing will begin in the first half of 2010 from its Balboa Avenue facility, with production targeted at large-scale solar electric generating systems.