Nominations Open for San Diego’s Inaugural Xconomy Awards

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San Diego is one of the top U.S. To celebrate this innovation in San Diego— in the life sciences, as well as at the intersection of its science and technology ecosystems—we are launching the first ever Xconomy Awards San. Hundreds of companies.

$100M Round Turns San Diego’s Seismic into Region’s Newest Unicorn

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The venture investment, which the San Diego startup announced Tuesday, is one of only a few so-called mega-rounds—$100 million or more—recorded this year in the region. (In Seismic, an enterprise software company with ambitious growth plans, has raised $100 million in a Series E financing and added Microsoft chairman John W. Thompson to its board of directors.

San Diego Tallies 7 IPOs in Best Year For Market Debuts Since 2014

Xconomy

It’s next week or never (until 2019, that is) for two San Diego companies that have filed documents with securities regulators indicating plans to go public. Will “CBUS” and “SI” join “THOR” and “RMED”?

Xconomy Mourns the Loss of San Diego Editor Bruce Bigelow

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It is with profound sadness that we at Xconomy say goodbye to our longtime friend and editor of Xconomy San Diego, Bruce Bigelow. An outstanding journalist, colleague, and friend, and a fixture of the San Diego innovation scene, Bruce passed away today at age 63 after a brief illness.

San Diego Life Science Companies See Stock Bumps, Slips in JPM Wake

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Back in the days of H&Q, bankers and entrepreneurs flocked to San Francisco to get information about biotech companies that was otherwise hard to come by. The massive life sciences meeting now known as the J.P.

4 San Diego Startups Ring in New Year With New Venture Dollars

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While the softening stock market may have ruined a few holiday breaks, these San Diego software companies were undoubtedly raising a glass in celebration of their successful fundraising efforts. National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Aira Andrew Reiter b2b Brandon Tseng CBRE deals enterprise software Financing LeadCrunch Matt Ellis Measurabl Olin Hyde Ryan Tseng saas SanDiegoVC Shield AI Software startups Target Tech

Viracta, Neurelis & More: The Latest in San Diego Biotech

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Even as all eyes were on the American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference in downtown San Diego this week, other biotech companies were staying busy. Let’s get caught up with the latest life sciences news in San Diego. The San Diego biotech is developing therapies for cancers related to the Epstein-Barr virus.

15 San Diego Companies Chosen for Defense Innovation Program

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Technology developed in San Diego for defense purposes has helped to seed the region’s private sector with employees who have skills in fields like cybersecurity, engineering, and biotechnology, as well as spur commercial innovation, according to a report published in October by the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC).

10 San Diego Startups to Compete at Region’s Top Pitch Competition

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Ten tech startups will vie to impress a panel of six judges and hundreds of attendees at San Diego’s biggest pitch contest later this month. Launched in 2006 by San Diego’s Tech Coast Angels, the annual John G.

Teradata Moves to San Diego in Global Rebranding Effort

Xconomy

Andrian Pawluk was living in San Diego when Teradata hired him this year and tasked him with transforming 65,000 square feet of offices into an alluring workspace for techies, but he had never previously heard of the data warehouse and business analytics company.

Economic Study Ranks San Diego Near Top in Genomics Innovation

Xconomy

An economic impact study of San Diego’s emerging genomics industry counted 115 genomics-related companies operating in the region that directly employ over 10,000 people, and drive about $5.6

Exact Sciences Acquires San Diego Lab Equipment Supplier Biomatrica

Xconomy

Exact Sciences has gone from being a customer of Biomatrica, a San Diego-based vendor of equipment for storing and preserving blood and saliva samples, to now being the company’s owner.

San Diego Startup Raises $2.3M to Advance Enzymatic DNA Synthesis

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Molecular Assemblies , a San Diego startup developing a new enzymatic method for synthesizing DNA, said today it has raised $2.3 million in a seed financing round.

Big Data Meets Big Biology in San Diego: Some Takeaways

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View the Slideshow At the end of the 19 th century, the German scientist Paul Ehrlich began to realize that certain chemicals could have highly specific effects on certain diseases.

Athena Survey Probes Gender Issues in San Diego Innovation Ecosystem

Xconomy

A San Diego survey on professional women working in tech and life sciences offers some insights on the recurring debate over gender diversity in venture-backed startups and big companies, as well as a related incident that boiled over this week at Google.

Teradata Moving Headquarters to San Diego as Part of Consolidation

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Teradata (NYSE: TDC ), a specialist in data warehousing, business analytics, and consulting services, disclosed this week that it plans to move its corporate headquarters from Dayton, OH, to San Diego by the end of the year.

Bose Develops Prototype “Sleepbuds” After Buying San Diego Startup

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Bose , the privately held maker of headphones, loudspeakers, and other electronics for audiophiles, has acquired Hush, a San Diego startup founded by three undergraduate engineering students to develop “smart” noise-masking earbuds designed to help users sleep.

Study Stakes San Diego’s Claim in Genomics: $292M in 2016 VC Deals

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Preliminary findings from an economic impact study show that genomics is emerging as a distinct innovation cluster in San Diego. The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

GE Plans a Sale as San Diego Smart City Project Nears Completion

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In another month or two, a General Electric (NYSE: GE ) subsidiary is expected to complete the installation of an intelligent lighting system in San Diego that’s been billed as “the world’s largest municipal Internet of Things.”

Amazon, Walmart Planning to Add Hundreds of Tech Jobs in San Diego

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San Diego has found itself to be the latest front in the ongoing Amazon-Walmart battle. Next month about 70 people who work at the North San Diego County office of Walmart Labs—that’s the Bentonville, AR-based retailer’s tech arm—will move into a new 30,000-square-foot office at Make, a trendy tech campus in Carlsbad, CA.

ServiceNow Buys San Diego Specialist in Customer Experience, Design

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ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW ), the Santa Clara, CA-based giant that provides cloud-based IT services, is boosting its emphasis on human-centered design with its acquisition of Telepathy , a San Diego specialist in customer experience and design. ServiceNow chose us because of the design culture and process we have created over the last 17 years,” Telepathy co-founder and CEO Chuck Longanecker wrote Monday in a blog post announcing the deal.

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.

Lilly Adds Chemistry Capabilities in San Diego Lab Expansion

Xconomy

Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY ) has completed a $90 million expansion of its biotechnology R&D center in San Diego, added new automated synthesis equipment, and plans to build out its next-generation chemistry capabilities here over the next two years.

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).

Lab Focused on Human-Centered Design Moves to Put San Diego on Map

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For Michèle Morris, the big question hanging over organizers as they laid the groundwork last year for the first Design Forward Summit was whether the innovation community in San Diego understood the value of design. “We We didn’t know who was going to show up—and 600 people showed up,” said Morris, who is associate director of the Design Lab at UC San Diego and a founder of the Design Forward Summit.

Walmart: Turning San Diego Into A Key Technology Center

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However, the company's technology team, Walmart Labs (www.walmartlabs.com)--which said this month that it is planning on major growth in San Diego is responsible for the company's key supply chain technology, online e-commerce site, and much more. What exactly does Walmart Labs work on in San Diego? How long has Walmart had an office in San Diego? How did Walmart decide to set up in San Diego?

Walmart: Turning San Diego Into Its Technology Center

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However, the company's technology team, Walmart Labs (www.walmartlabs.com)--which said this month that it is planning on major growth in San Diego is responsible for the company's key supply chain technology, online e-commerce site, and much more. What exactly does Walmart Labs work on in San Diego? How long has Walmart had an office in San Diego? How did Walmart decide to set up in San Diego?

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.

San Diego Positions Itself as Autonomous Technology Proving Ground

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UC San Diego is becoming a test bed for self-driving vehicle technology. Christensen, who announced the move Friday at a robotics forum entitled “Intelligent Vehicles 2025,” said the effort would enable UC San Diego scientists to help solve the kind of problems autonomous vehicles will likely encounter along crowded streets. On the UC San Diego campus, that includes fast-moving skateboarders and students.

Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego

Xconomy

Startup Week San Diego, like a lot of other places that host similar events, has been billed as a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship. This year’s Startup Week also has added five new tracks intended to highlight San Diego’s strengths as a startup ecosystem.

Teradata Acquires San Diego’s StackIQ to Strengthen Cloud Business

Xconomy

Dayton, OH-based Teradata (NYSE: TDC ), which has roughly 1,000 employees at its Teradata Labs engineering unit in San Diego, says today it has acquired StackIQ, a six-year-old startup near San Diego that specializes in software used to automate datacenters in the cloud.

A Need for Speed: Illumina Acquires San Diego’s Edico Genome

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With the Bio-IT World Conference opening today in Boston, San Diego-based Illumina (NASDAQ: [[ticker:ILMN) said it has acquired Edico Genome, a five-year-old startup with technology to accelerate the readout of next-generation sequencing data.

Last Chance to Save on San Diego Life Sciences 2022

Xconomy

There’s just one week left before Xconomy’s latest biotech event, “San Diego Life Sciences 2022.” Next Monday, December 11, we’re taking an inside look at what the San Diego life sciences landscape will look like in the year 2022.

3 Life Science Startups Join San Diego’s Ad Astra Accelerator

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Three San Diego life science startups have been selected to go through the Ad Astra Ventures accelerator program, a relatively new addition to the San Diego scene. National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Accelerator Ad Astra Connect Cooler Heads EvoNexus Hera Labs Hydrostasis incubator Life Sciences startups Vivid Genomics

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.