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. The funding round came from Lightspeed Venture Partners, T. Rowe Price, plus General Atlantic, JMI Equity, and Jackson Square Ventures. The startup, led by CEO Doug Winter, develops software used to enable sales and marketing efforts in the enterprise.

Reali Launches In San Diego

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Reali , a Silicon Valley real estate startup backed by Zeev Ventures, Signia Venture Partners, and others, has officially launched in the San Diego company. Reali announced a $20M, Series B funding in July which it said it would specifically use for the expansion to Southern California. As part of Reali's move into San Diego, the company said it is launching a new nonprofit effort called Reali for Good, a program which will support U.S.

$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.

UC San Diego Gets $1M From Arm Of Intellectual Ventures

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The University of San Diego has received $1M from the incubator arm of Intellectual Ventures , the investment fund which was founded by recently deceased Microsoft co-founder Paul G. According to UCSD, the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur received $1M from the Invention Science Fund (ISF), the incubator arm of Intellectual Ventures, and San Diego's Legler Benbough Foundation, to accelerate new startup companies.

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.

Beacon Discovery Expands in San Diego

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San Diego-based Beacon Discovery , a company focused on orphan GPCR drug discovery, says it is expanding its San Diego facility, as part of a partnership with Escient Pharmaceuticals. According to Beacon Discovery, the expansion in San Diego is being driven by Escient's recently $40M Series A funding, which will go towards development of therapeutics targeting Mas-Related G-Protein Receptors (Mrgpr).

15 San Diego Companies Chosen for Defense Innovation Program

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A federally funded pilot program will provide 15 local defense contractors with free consulting services and six monthly “boot camp” workshops as part of a regionwide effort to help such companies better prepare to navigate changes in federal defense funding.

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.

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.

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. twist bioscience diego growth expansion lifescience employees jobs sequencing

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).

San Diego Founder Institute Deadline Nears

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One of the groups trying to help local startups in their efforts to find funding and get to the next leve, the Founder Institute , said this morning that its early deadline for its Spring 2013, San Diego session is this Sunday. classes mentoring startups diego institute founder

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.

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.

San Diego's Go Fund Me Helps Fund Ferguson Rebuilding

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An analysis published today, shows that efforts on San Diego crowdfunding startup Go Fund Me are rivaling government help in rebuilding businesses damaged by unrest in Ferguson, Mo., According to the WSJ, businesses in the area have raised $447,1998 on Go Fund Me, versus around $657,235 in aid from the Small Business Relief Program. Go Fund Me was founded by Brad Dampshouse and Andy Ballester.

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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In the Boston office of GE Ventures, managing director Alex de Winter is overseeing investments in companies like Veracyte, which is applying machine learning to genomic sequencing technology to help doctors distinguish benign growths from cancer.

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.

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. revealed its fund in December, saying it invests in breakthrough industrial technologies, with a focus on manufacturing, materials, monitoring and measurement, and modeling. anzu partners diego venture capital private equity carl eibl enterprise connect lajolla

San Diego VC Funding Hits $547.2M in Q1; Ideaya Leads Top 10 Deals

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million into 37 startup companies throughout San Diego County during the first three months of 2018, maintaining roughly the same level of venture funding seen in recent quarters, according to the Venture Monitor Report. The amount of capital invested in the San Diego area was up slightly from the $541.2 Venture capital investors sank $547.2

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

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.

Startup Weekend San Diego | Veterans, Service Members & Military Families

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The event was held in the heart of Balboa Park at the Hall of Champions near Downtown San Diego. The winners of Startup Weekend San Diego: Veterans & Military Families.

Shift Launches Online Car Buying, Selling Service In San Diego

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Shift , an online car buying and selling startup based in San Francisco, said on Thursday that it has launched buyer operations in San Diego, allowing people to buy and sell cars in the market. The startup is backed by more than $73M in funding from DFJ, Highland Capital, and Goldman Sachs Investment Partners.

San Diego Life Sciences 2022: Photos and Takeaways

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Nevertheless, Xconomy recently brought together some of San Diego’s most prominent life sciences leaders to offer their vision for what the regional biotech cluster will be like in five years. They broadly agreed that San Diego has proven itself as a great seedbed for life sciences startups. View the Slideshow Making predictions can be a tricky business.

San Diego Startups Raise $287M in Third Quarter, and Top 10 Deals

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Venture Capital investments in San Diego startups fell by roughly a third during the three months that ended September 30, according to data released recently by Seattle-based PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. million in 49 startups in San Diego County during the third quarter, according to a breakout of data provided by PitchBook as part of the inaugural “Venture Monitor” report. billion in 1,810 funding deals in 1,796 companies.

San Diego’s Amplyx Raises $67M to Advance New Anti-Fungal Drug

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After completing an early stage evaluation of its broad-spectrum anti-fungal drug, San Diego’s Amplyx Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday it has raised $67 million in a Series C financing round led by a new investor, Sofinnova Venture Partners.

From Startup Week San Diego: The World According to Jason Calacanis

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In a keynote talk Tuesday night that was a headliner event for Startup Week San Diego, Calacanis observed that it doesn’t feel like the millennial generation is doing as well financially as their parents’ generation. Silicon Valley angel investor Jason Calacanis has some advice for the millennial generation: Get your name on a cap table.

Peach Raises $8M To Expand Beyond San Diego, Seattle

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Lunch delivery service Peach , which provides office dwellers in San Diego and Seattle with an algorithm-driven, curated lunch service, is expanding beyond its two initial markets, into Boston and DC, thanks to a new $8M funding round. Peach said the funding round comes from Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital. Peach is based in Seattle, but has been in San Diego since May. service delivery lunch algorithm seattle diego peach

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.

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 Startups Band Together For Job Fair

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Highlighting the continued growth in demand for technical talent, a group of ten San Diego startup is banding together to attract job seekers to their companies, According to San Diego's SweetLabs , the software developer behind Pokki and OpenCandy, it and another nine startups will run an event December 1st called 10 Startups, $100 Million in Funding, 100 New Jobs. diego startups fair employment

UC San Diego Spinout Gets $15M From Bill Gates

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A startup which is based on research conducted at the University of California, San Diego has scored $15M in a Series A funding. which was co-founded by Tom Driscoll, a former University of California at San Diego researcher. Echodyne said it is developing radar products developed on metamaterials technology invented through a collaboration with Intellectual Ventures, Duke University and the University of California at San Diego.

Favor Plans Expansion Into San Diego, Gets $13M

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Favor , a on-demand, mobile delivery app developer, said today that it will be expanding into San Diego in the coming months, thanks to a new, $13M funding round. Favor--which is based in Austin, Texas--said it raised $13M in a Series A funding, from S3 Ventures, Silverton Partners, Tim Draper, and other angels, specifically for the expansion move. San Diego will be the company''s first foray into California. favor diego uber startup delivery hothouse