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Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017

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View the Slideshow A little more than a year ago, amid a resurgence in San Diego’s software sector, Xconomy identified a baker’s dozen of local tech companies to watch in 2016. Tim Rueth, a UC San Diego entrepreneur in residence and member of the EvoNexus selection committee, also screened the list, and offered his perspective.

Gary Hayslip on the City of San Diego as Cybersecurity Test Bed

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Hayslip is deputy director and chief information security officer (CISO) for the city of San Diego. Gary Hayslip. Cities are businesses.

UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64

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He was 64, and had been a professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years. Various Fluorescing Proteins.

EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year

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Award winners from San Diego and other regions are now eligible for consideration for the national Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 program.

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.

Q2 VC Funding Soars in San Diego (After Revisions), and Top 10 Deals

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But the San Diego data was off. million in 19 companies in San Diego. million invested in 23 San Diego companies.

San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report

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The Connect Innovation Report found that 405 software, technology, and life sciences startups were created last year in San Diego County.

Tocagen Plans IPO to Finance Trials of Gene Therapy in Brain Cancer

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Tocagen has applied to the Nasdaq Exchange for a listing under the stock symbol “TOCA.” Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

San Diego’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech

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The company now has about 100 employees at its San Diego headquarters, and in offices in Austin, TX, and Redwood City, CA.

At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

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In San Diego, the Irvine Company provided the entire second floor of its Broadway Street building at no cost for the downtown EvoNexus incubator.

Mobile Roadie, San Diego Zoo Launch App

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Los Angeles-based mobile app developer Mobile Roadie and the San Diego Zoo said Thursday that they have launched a new, official app for the zoo.

eBay Launches Local Shopping App In San Diego

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eBay has launched a new, local buying and selling app called Close 5 this week in San Diego, aimed at helping users buy and sell products to other local users. The new app comes thanks to eBay''s recent acquisition of Rumgr, which was developing social selling apps very similar to Close 5. READ MORE>>.

Dauntless Takes Flight with New Business Model for Starting Biotechs

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We really have a development focus,” Martin told me. “We David Kabakoff, a Sofinnova partner in San Diego, also is a Dauntless board member.

Todd Hylton Adds Neural Tech Expertise to UCSD Robotics Institute

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UC San Diego has named Todd Hylton, a veteran tech industry manager and expert in neural-based processing technology, as executive director of its new Contextual Robotics Institute. Hylton’s appointment comes less than two months after UC San Diego named Henrik Christensen as director of the robotics institute. SAIC).

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Mobile Roadie Powers San Diego Zoo Safari Park App

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Mobile Roadie also powers the official app for the San Diego Zoo. park android iphone roadie mobile safari diegoREAD MORE>>.

Doing “Defense the Silicon Valley Way” Pays for Daylight Solutions

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Startups that develop advanced military technologies often never come to light. But San Diego’s Daylight Solutions has managed to openly thrive in two very different markets. The company has advanced its specialized solid-state laser technology for customers in both the defense industry and commercial sector. The reward for.

CODA Automotive Lands San Diego Dealer

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Los Angeles-based CODA Automotive , the electric vehicle developer, said today that it has named Marvin K. Brown as an exclusive dealer partner in San Diego County. coda automotive auto dealer electric cleantech diegoCODA said that Marvin K. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Brown Auto Center. READ MORE>>.

REGEN Energy Finds Funding, Sets Up San Diego Office

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Canadian smart energy management product developer REGEN Energy said today that it has raised $5.5M office in San Diego. The firm said it will focus its resources on efforts in the United States, and particularly California, where its new San Diego office was opened this month. in a funding round, and set up a U.S.

Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry

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natriegens has the fastest growth rate of any known organism, reproducing at a rate that doubles in less than 10 minutes. coli as a host organism.

Sofinnova, With Offices In San Diego, Lands $650M For Biotech Investments

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Biotech venture capital investor Sofinnova , which has offices in San Diego, announced that it has raised $650M in its newest fund, Sofinnova Venture Partners X. Sofinnova says it invests in biotechnology companies that are developing drugs that address high unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients. READ MORE>>.

Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent

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and San Diego’s Avalon Ventures. The first-in-human trials of AVB-620 began last year at UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center.

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Xconomy Q&A: Vuforia, Pokémon Go, and Augmented Reality

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Vuforia’s headquarters has remained in San Diego, and Vuforia continues to operate four offices in Europe and Israel, Wright said.

San Diego Sees Strong Cybersecurity Growth As Firms Seek Talent

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San Diego’s cybersecurity workforce has grown by nearly 15 percent over the past two years, according to a study released today by the Cyber Center of Excellence, a nonprofit industry group created to boost cybersecurity jobs and technologies in the region. The center also asked the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

San Diego Startups Band Together For Job Fair

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SweetLabs said the event is aimed at showing product managers, designers, developers and other "technology superstars" how much is happening in the San Diego area. diego startups fair employmentThe job fair is one of many in recent months, as demand for technical talent has skyrocketed across Southern California.

San Diego Entrepreneur's Milk Jug Of The Future Gets Backing Of GE

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The project will be prototyped at the Maker Faire in San Francisco, with a final prototype expected at the end of the month. READ MORE>>.

Qualcomm and AT&T Partner to Use Wireless Network for Drone Flights

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In today’s announcement, Qualcomm Technologies and AT&T say they intend to operate drones on commercial 4G LTE networks.

Avalon Leads $18M in Early Funding for Cancer Immunotherapy Startup

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Fortis intends to develop new antibody drug conjugates—a kind of treatment that links a monoclonal antibody with a small-molecule chemical.

Sony Slashes Staff At San Diego Game Studio

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Sony has cut more than 50 employees in San Diego, at its Sony San Diego Studio , which develops videogames such as Kill Strain and MLB. Gamasutra reported the moves are possibly a move away from "live games" development at Sony. sony diego studios videogame studio layoff jobs employment online games

Qualcomm Making Inroads with Wireless EV Charging Technology

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The industry’s push for self-driving cars also has helped to accelerate the development of wireless charging systems, Pazol said. “An

Echo Labs Wins “Quick Pitch” Contest with Digital Hybrid Microscope

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It was the first time the San Diego angels group has enabled the audience to choose the winners of its signature event, the John G.

Immunotherapy Clinical Tests Spur Hope, and Plenty of Headaches

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Mary Tagliaferri, vice president of clinical development at Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ) in San Francisco, agrees with Pazdur.

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Drugmakers, Amazon Back Grail’s Big Cancer Trials With $900M

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Last month, Grail publicly spread word of intentions to raise more than $1 billion in an ambitious quest to develop a blood test that can diagnose and detect cancer at its earliest stages. Today, the Menlo Park, CA, startup has revealed the crop of drugmakers and others it has secured to fund the effort.

Just Four Months After Series A, Delinia Sells to Celgene For $300M

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Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG ) will pay $300 million up front to buy Cambridge, MA-based Delinia.

Agtech Accelerator Radicle Recruits Industry Vets to Mentor Startups

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Former Sapphire Energy CEO Jason Pyle is one of four agricultural technology veterans who have agreed to advise the startups taking root at Radicle, the San Diego-based accelerator focused on agricultural and food tech ventures. Pyle was unavailable last week to discuss his. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Ionis, Biogen Make History With FDA Nod for Spine Disease Drug

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Patients with spinal muscular atrophy got an early Christmas present on Friday. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Nervana’s $400M+ Buyout Reflects Key Tech Trend in Machine Learning

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Nervana initially developed a software-based model of its technology, based on Nvidia graphics processors.

Organovo to Test Pre-Clinical Drugs on Bio-Printed Kidney Tissue

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As Murphy put it recently, “We don’t think of ourselves as a bio-printing company any more. Now Organovo is expanding its capabilities.

Cybersecurity Startup MedCrypt Gets $750K to Defend Health Devices

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Safeguard Scientifics also is an investor in Sotera Wireless, the San Diego-based maker of wireless devices for remote patient monitoring.).

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology

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We’ve made the transition from product development, and turned the corner toward commercialization.”. The role became permanent in March.

With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail

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After raising $30 million, San Diego-based Certona said it is moving to accelerate its product development, expand its sales and marketing team, and improve its client services as an e-commerce technology vendor. Certona uses the data to offer shoppers personalized options based on “real-time profiling.”. billion. billion.