San Diego's Seismic Snags $100M, Joins Unicorns

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San Diego-based Seismic , a developer of sales and marketing software, has raised $100M more in a funding round, which values the company at $1 billion, the company said on Tuesday. Rowe Price, plus General Atlantic, JMI Equity, and Jackson Square Ventures. cloud saas software marketing sales unicorn capital venture seismic

San Diego's TriTech Rolled Up Into Superion By Vista Equity, Bain Capital

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San Diego-based software developer TriTech , a developer of public safety software for 911 dispatching, crime mapping, emergency medical services, and other related areas, has been rolled into single company with another two companies, Superion and Aptean. The big rollup is being funded by private equity companies Vista Equity Partners and Bain Capital. tritech merger acquisition superion public safety software private equity vista bain

$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 Rowe Price Tech Uber unicorn VC Venture Capital Virtual InstrumentsSeismic, 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.

Anzu Partners, With Offices In San Diego, Raises $128.4M Venture Fund

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Anzu Partners , a venture capital and private equity investors focused on industrial technology with offices in the San Diego area, has quietly raised $128.4M in its first venture capital fund. Among Anzu's Venture Partners is Carl Eibl, former Managing Partner at Enterprise Partners in San Diego, and Vice Chairman of CONNECT; Eibl is based in San Diego.

Swarm Aims To Rejuvenate San Diego's Software Industry

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It hasn''t been a great few months for San Diego''s software and technology industry, as the city has seen three, big software companies move their operations, and thousands of jobs, to Texas. However, in a bid to rejuvenate and re-energize the industry, a new effort-- Swarm --has just launched to bring together local software entrepreneurs, venture capital, and angel investors, in an attempt to bring new life to the region. growth investment industry software diego swarm

Under New Ownership, San Diego’s Ad-Juster Names Dennis Clerke CEO

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Ad-Juster, a San Diego adtech startup acquired earlier this year by the investment arm of China’s Innotech International Group, Wednesday named local software entrepreneur Dennis Clerke as CEO. Clerke (a San Diego Xconomist) was previously the CEO of Sunnyvale, CA-based NetSeer, an adtech acquired in February by Inuvo (NYSE: INUV , an advertising technology and digital publishing company based in Little Rock, AR.

JMI Equity Leads $35M Investment In Lytics

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity is the lead investor in Lytics , a developer of marketing personalization software, in a $35M, Series C investment announced by Lytics on Thursday. Lytics--which is based in Portland, Oregon--said the funding was led by JMI Equity, and also included existing investors Comcast Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners and Voyager Capital.

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JMI Equity Backs Jvion's Healthcare AI Software

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San Diego- and Baltimore-based private equity investor JMI Equity is the lead backer of a developer of artificial intelligence software for the healthcare industry this morning. Jvion , a developer of clinical decision support software, said on Thursday that it received a "significant" growth equity investment for the startup, to expand its healthcare AI and prescriptive analytics platform.

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Kyriba Finds $160M In Majority Private Equity Funding

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San Diego-based treasury and finance software developer Kyriba announced late Wednesday that it has raised $160M in a growth funding round, from private equity investor Bridgepoint. Kyriba said that existing investors Daher Capital, Iris Capital and Kyriba Chairman and CEO Jean-Luc Robert will remain as investors in the company.

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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. The company did not disclose terms of the acquisition, but said that other investors in the acquiring group were Viridian Investment Partners and DuPont Capital Management.

Sumero Leads $45M Growth Equity Round in Treasury Fintech Kyriba

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The venture rounds are over for Kyriba, a cloud-based provider of corporate treasury and financial management software that is based in New York and San Diego. After raising $23 million in a Series D funding round last September , Kyriba says today it has raised $45 million in a growth equity round led by Sumeru Equity Partners, a tech-focused private equity firm that specializes in mid-market deals.

Sumeru Leads $45M Growth Equity Round in Treasury Fintech Kyriba

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The venture rounds are over for Kyriba, a cloud-based provider of corporate treasury and financial management software that is based in New York and San Diego. Previous investors Bpifrance, Iris Capital, Daher Capital (all growth equity funds) joined the deal, along with HSBC.

Avidity Biosciences Gets $35M in Immunology R&D Deal with Eli Lilly

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Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY ) is paying Avidity $20 million upfront—plus $15 million in equity—for the rights to use the La Jolla, CA, startup’s technology to try and develop new medicines. Avidity Biosciences, a biotech developing drugs that deliver bits of RNA and DNA to cells to treat disease, has signed its first strategic pharmaceutical partner.

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. The Los Angeles-based private equity firm provided funding from its Kayne Partners Fund Group, which invests in high-growth technology businesses.

ChiroTouch Gets Private Equity Investment

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San Diego-based ChiroTouch , a developer of electronic health records and practice management software for the chiropractic market, has raised a round of private equity funding. The funding came from Waud Capital Partners. According to the companies, George Ahn, Operating Executive at Waud Capital, has become ChiroTouch's new CEO, and has also joined the company's board as Vice Chairman.

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Corza Health Emerges Led by Former NuVasive, GreatCall Executives

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A Chicago-based private equity firm has tapped the former head of NuVasive and finance chief of GreatCall to start a new healthcare company in San Diego.

JMI Equity Backs AtTask

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity is the lead in a $38M funding for project management software developer AtTask. According to AtTask, it raised $38M in the Series D growth funding for its project management software, and will add JMI Equity''s Peter Arrowsmith to its board. The company''s other backers are GreenSpring Associates, Escalate Capital and University Venture Fund, who also participated in the funding.

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ViaCyte Raises $80M to Prep for the Clinic Now, Perhaps an IPO Later

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CEO Paul Laikind told Xconomy that these investments set up his San Diego company to consider going public in the future. ViaCyte is recruiting patients for clinical trials testing its experimental stem cell-based diabetes treatment.

JMI Equity Invests In Arena Solutions

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity has made an investment in Foster City, California-based Arena Solutions , the two said this morning. Arena said the strategic growth equity investment will further its growth. arena solutions equity private venture capital strategicSize of thee investment was not announced.

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The Minority Venture Capital Opportunity

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This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the historic billion-dollar leveraged buyout of Beatrice Foods, put together by African-American business pioneer Reginald Lewis.

JMI Equity Backs UK's Avecto

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity has backed Avecto , a developer of endpoint security software, based in the UK, to the tune of $49M. Avecto said that Jit Sinha and Suken Vakil, both of JMI Equity, will join the company's board. international cybersecurity software security capital venture equity private avecto

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Fintech Company Kyriba to Sell $160M Majority Stake to PE Firm

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Now Kyriba, which sells access to its corporate treasury and financial management software on a subscription basis, says it has reached a preliminary agreement to sell a controlling stake in the company to London-based private equity firm Bridgepoint. Under the deal terms, San Diego-based Kyriba would get $160 million and its management team. Kyriba has been making cloud-based software since well before software-as-a-service (SaaS) became a tech buzzword.

Kopari Beauty Gets Private Equity Investment

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San Diego-based e-commerce beauty brand Kopari Beauty said this week that it has received a private equity investment from LCatterton, along with celebrities Karlie Kloss, Shay Mitchell, Hilary Duff, Mila Kunis, and Ashton Kutcher. Kopari said the growth capital will go towards expansion of its brand, which is centered around the use of coconut oil.

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Miva Gets Growth Capital Injection

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San Diego-based Miva , the developer of e-commerce shopping cart software, has received a growth capital funding from private equity investor Bison Capital Partners, the companies said this week. Miva said that the investment is the first time in its history that it has accepted growth capital funding. capital venture equity private bison cart shopping ecommerce miva

TVC Capital Backs Celigo

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San Diego-based software growth equity investor TVC Capital has backed Celigo , a developer of software to integrate cloud-based applications. Celigo said this morning that it has raised $8M in an expansion capital round, its first institutional funding since it was founded in 2006. A part of the funding, TVC Capital's Steven J. celigo capital venture software growth equity

Mitchell International Gets Private Equity Funding

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San Diego-based Mitchell International , a provider of technology and information products for the property and casualty and collision repair industries, has scored a private equity funding from Stone Point Capital. According to the companies, Stone Point Capital is acquiring the equity position in Mitchell currently held by KKR> and Elliott Management. mitchell international merger acquisition venture capital stone point auto automotive repair software

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JMI Equity Backs WhiteHat Security

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity has backed a developer of website security tools this morning. That funding came from both JMI Equity and existing investor Investor Growth Capital. JMI Equity is an investor in late-stage, established technology companies. whitehat security venture capital software saas private equity

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JMI Equity Raises $1 Billion Fund

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity said Wednesday that it has closed on a new, $1 billion growth equity fund, JMI Equity Fund VIII. JMI Equity said the new funds will go towards investments in rapidly growing, high quality software businesses. equity venture capital private investment finance financial

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EcoATM Parent Outerwall Acquired By Private Equity Investor

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Outerwall , the parent company of San Diego's EcoATM , has agreed to a private equity buyout by Apollo Global Management , about five months after Outerwall launched an effort to find a buyer. EcdoATM is a San Diego company which operates cell phone recycling kiosks at malls and other locations across the nation, and had been the target of activist investors, unhappy with that unit's financial performance.

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JMI Equity Backs BrightLine

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San Diego-based private equity firm JMI Equity has backed a provider of marketing services for the interactive TV market. According to New York-based BrightLine , it has scored a strategic growth investment from JMI Equity, with JMI Equity's General Partner Brad Woloson joining the company's board of directors. equity brightline venture capital private interactive televisoin content advertising

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JMI Equity Backs Capsule Tech

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San Diego-based private equity firm JMI Equity has backed a developer of medical device technology, Capsule Tech , the firms announced today. billion in capital. capsule tech technology private equity venture capital medical deviceTerms of the strategic investment were not announced. Capsule Tech said it has named Gene Cattarina as its CEO as part of the investment. Capsule Tech is based in Andover, Mass. JMI's involvement was led by Harry Gruner.

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JMI Equity Re-Ups On AppNeta

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity has put more capital into AppNeta , a Boston-based provider of cloud-based, IT performance management software. AppNeta said it raised $16M in a SERies C, which was led by Bain Capital Ventures, Egan-Managed Capital, JMI Equity and Business Development Bank of Canada. JMI Equity has been an investor in AppNeta since at least 2009.

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SmartAction Finds Funding From Staley, TVC Capital

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El Seguno-based SmartAction , which is developing artificial intelligence-driven, call center automation software, said today that it has raised funding in a management recapitalization by private equity investors Staley Capital and TVC Capital. Staley Capital is based in Boston, and TVC Capital is based in San Diego. intelligence artificial funding equity private recapitalization recap capital venture smartaction

With New Cash, Sensemetrics Aims to Take Industrial IoT Tech Global

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San Diego startup Sensemetrics is applying that technology to the industrial Internet-of-things sector (IIoT), selling access to its cloud platform to the world’s largest mining companies and government agencies monitoring major infrastructure, such as dams. National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Cisco Systems deals funding MaintenanceNet Matt Meehan Mooring Ventures SanDiegoVC Sensemetrics Shayne Skaff startups Three Curve Capital VC X2 Equity

DivX Acquired By Private Equity Group

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San Diego-based DivX , the developer of digital video encoding and decoding technology has been acquired by private equity firms Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group , the companies said yesterday, in a deal worth $75M in cash plus earnout. DivX said that it was assisted int he deal by San Diego''s Karmel Capital. rovi divx mainconcept entertainment software merger acquisition private equity

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