33 Tech Startups Make San Diego Venture Group “Cool Companies” List

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In the eyes of the San Diego Venture Group, the key element is readiness for venture capital backing. What does it take for a tech startup to be considered “cool?”

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. cloud saas software marketing sales unicorn capital venture seismicThe funding round came from Lightspeed Venture Partners, T. Rowe Price, plus General Atlantic, JMI Equity, and Jackson Square Ventures.

San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: MedCrypt, LunaDNA, Dynacure & More

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Let’s catch up with the latest life sciences news in San Diego. — Cybersecurity company MedCrypt, which makes software to protect medical devices, raised a $5.3 million Series A funding round. The company says it will use the new funds to hire new salespeople and engineers and further develop its technology, which medical devices vendors use to secure data traveling between or stored on devices. It also offers real-time monitoring and alerts about potential security threats.

San Diego Tech Roundup: Bitmo, Dvele, Cybersecurity Report & More

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—Mobile app startup Bitmo announced it had raised more than $3 million in seed funding from investors including Everplus Capital, Longboard Capital Advisors, and several Southern California-based family fund offices. Bitmo’s mobile app allows users to send and receive digital gift cards that can be switched between a number of stores. The company says it has about 130 national brands on the platform, including Nike, Nordstrom, and Old Navy.

Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital

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A new study released earlier this month has ranked the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta metropolitan area, as well as the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos metropolitan area among the top ten markets for venture capital activity. venture capital deals per 100,000 people.

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.

Tech Coast Angels-San Diego Sees Big Growth In Angels

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The Tech Coast Angels San Diego (TCA-SD) angel investment network, the San Diego arm of the Tech Coast Angels, has seen a big growth in the number of angel investors who are members of the group this year, the group said this week. The group said the growth both comes from the overall growth of the startup ecosystem in San Diego, as well as elevated interest in early-stage investing. tech coast angels diego angel investment venture capital sandiego

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

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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”?

San Diego Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 -- San Diego Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference. Location: WeWork B Street, 600 B St San Diego, CA 92101 Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm Speakers: Moderator: Joe Daniels, McCarter and English Greg Horowitt, Managing Director, Jun Capital Partners Dror Habusha, Angel Investor Andrew Ly, Angel Investor Silvia Mah, Co-Founder, AD ASTRA Ventures MORE INVESTORS TBA!

San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Evofem, Cullgen, BrainLeap & More

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Get the details on these developments and more in San Diego life sciences news: —Evofem Biosciences (NASDAQ: EVFM ) struck a deal to raise up to $80 million in a private placement. Locally based biotech companies receive fresh funding from investors. A software startup launches games that it says may help children with disorders that cause attention difficulties.

$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.

Xconomy Awards San Diego Nominations Deadline Extended to Feb. 7

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It’s not too late to submit your nominations for the first-ever Xconomy Awards San Diego. This is your chance to tell our judges about the people, companies, and organizations that make the life science, healthtech, and medical device communities in San Diego so innovative. National National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Awards Awards San Diego Biotech Healthtech Life Sciences people startups VC Venture Capital xconomyawardssandiego

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.

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.

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.

San Diego Venture Investor Barbara Bry Takes Aim At Mayor's Seat

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San Diego venture investor and entrepreneur Barbara Bry , who co-founded Proflowers.com and several other local technology companies, said on Wednesday that she is running for Mayor of San Diego , in a move to further extend her experience in the technology industry into politics. diego barbara startup mayor politics political venture capital

Inscripta, With Offices In San Diego, Finds $20M For Series C Funding

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Gene editing technology developer Inscripta , which has one of its offices in San Diego, saidt his week that has added another $20M in funding to its Series C round, bringing the round to a total of $105.5M. According to Inscripta, the new funding came from its existing investors, including Venrock, Foresite, Mrieux Dveloppement, Paladin Capital Group, MLS Capital, and NanoDimension.

San Diego Startup Investors Launch Their Own TV Show, VCs In A Van

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A group of San Diego angel and venture capital investors have launched their very own television show--which is airing on local cable channels--focused on investments in Southern California--called VCs in a Van , which will air on local Cox, Time Warner, and Spectrum channels. television content venture capital cable investorWho needs Shark Tank?

Twist Bioscience Expands In San Diego

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San Francisco-based synthetic DNA developer Twist Bioscience Corporation is in a big expansion, saying it has opened up a new office in Carlsbad. Twist is venture backed by such investors as Biomatics Capital, plus Reinet Fund S.C.A., NFT Investment Limited, KANGMEI Group, Bay City Capital GF Xinde Life Science Investment Fund, 3W Partners Capital and Ditch Plains Capital Management LP.

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).

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.

Nimble Pharmacy, With Services In San Diego, Adds $28M

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Nimble Pharmacy , a pharmacy delivery startup which currently offers up service in just San Diego and the Bay Area, has raised $28M in new funding. The funding was led by Sequoia Capital, and also included Y Combinator, First Round Capital, DAG Ventures and Khosla Ventures. San Diego is only one of two markets served by Nimble Pharmacy, which plans to use the new funding for expansion into new markets.

Paycom Software Sets Up Sales Office In San Diego

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Paycom Software , a publicly traded developer of cloud-based human capital management software, has opened up a new office in San Diego, the company said on Monday afternoon. paycom software cloud human resources diego employmentAccording to Paycom, the office will be its seventh in California, including locations in Sacramento and Pasadena, and its fourth in Southern California.

Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego

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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.

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.

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.

Report: Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top Startup Markets

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Los Angeles and San Diego are among the metro areas with the highest startup activity, based on a new report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The foundation ranked Los Angeles as number 3, and San Diego as number 4 in terms of the highest startup activity in the United States, based on the rate of new entrepreneurs, startup density, and other factors. kauffman angeles diego startup activity report venture capital economy investment

Health IQ Finds $34.6M, Plans San Diego Hiring

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in a Series C funding round, which it said partially go to expanding hiring at its San Diego offices, the company announced on Wednesday. The funding was led by Andreessen Horowitz, and also included include Charles River Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Foundation Capital, First Round Capital, Felicis Ventures and Western Technology Investments. Health IQ has positions in sales and account management listed from its San Diego offices.

Big VCs Join Xconomy in San Diego to Discuss Big Data, Big Biology

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At Intel Capital in the Bay Area, investment director Ranjeet Alexis is an expert in bioinformatics who is scouting for deals at the intersection of computation, healthcare, and the life sciences.

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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A list of the top ten cities for startups was released by USA Today and the National Venture Capital Association today, naming both Los Angeles and San Diego among the best cities for startup companies.

Dutch Biotech Raises $19M to Develop Psoriasis Drug Near San Diego

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While Escalier Biosciences BV is based in the Netherlands, the company is managed by its subsidiary, Escalier Biosciences, based near San Diego in coastal Encinitas, CA, according to Chris Krueger, Escalier’s chief business officer.

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.

Xconomy Forum Rides Wave of Big Data/Big Bio Startups in San Diego

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As the Xconomy Forum on Big Data Meets Big Biology draws near, one of the best arguments for understanding the significance of the convergence of data science and the life sciences may lie in what came out of the 2013 sale of San Diego’s EcoATM.

Stealthy San Diego-based Viracta Steps Into Light with $18.5M

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Viracta Therapeutics, a San Diego anti-cancer biotech that has been operating below the radar for nearly two years, is today disclosing an initial closing on what could amount to as much as $18.4