Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space
OCTOBER 30, 2016
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.
Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
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. I started with a list of companies already screened by the San Diego Venture Group’s annual venture summit, and consulted with investors and startup mentors to refine the list.
San Diego Startups Raise $287M in Third Quarter, and Top 10 Deals
OCTOBER 11, 2016
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. San Diego. $35 San Diego. $20
Gary Hayslip on the City of San Diego as Cybersecurity Test Bed
AUGUST 9, 2016
When Xconomy convened a dinner discussion earlier this year that included prominent San Diego cybersecurity innovators, startup founders, and system administrators, I was stunned to learn that Gary Hayslip oversees an IT network that blocks an average of 800,000 cyber attacks a day.
UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64
AUGUST 31, 2016
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.
Stealthy San Diego-based Viracta Steps Into Light with $18.5M
APRIL 4, 2017
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
Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego
JUNE 10, 2016
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.
First-Quarter Venture Funding Slumps in San Diego, and Top 10 Deals
APRIL 6, 2017
Thirty-seven venture-backed companies in the San Diego area collected almost $350 million in new funding during the first three months of 2017, according to data released this week as part of the latest Venture Monitor report from the National Venture Capital Association and Seattle-based PitchBook. million that VCs invested in San Diego startups in the same quarter in 2016, and off nearly 17 percent from the $420.3
Favor Plans Expansion Into San Diego, Gets $13M
MARCH 13, 2015
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. San Diego will be the company''s first foray into California. Favor--think an "Uber" for delivery of goods from local stores--actually came out of an idea when co-founder Ben Doherty was attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. favor diego uber startup delivery hothouse
Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups
AUGUST 24, 2012
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.
San Diego Startup Raises $2.3M to Advance Enzymatic DNA Synthesis
DECEMBER 12, 2016
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.
Amazon Extends Prime Now to San Diego
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
Amazon.com is extended its Prime Now service to San Diego today, offering up one hour delivery for a long list of items to its customers in the city from local stores and Amazon's own warehouse. amazon prime diego ecommerce hour delivery courier sandiego expansionAmazon said it is offering up things like paper towels, milk, Kindle devices, and more through the service.
Q2 VC Funding Soars in San Diego (After Revisions), and Top 10 Deals
JULY 17, 2016
After the national MoneyTree Report was released last week, PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Ryan Spencer said he spent time on a call with Thomson Reuters, which provides the raw data, trying to figure out a change in the numbers for venture capital activity in San Diego. San Diego.
San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
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).
DinnerDate.com Launches Group Dating Service In San Diego
APRIL 19, 2012
The startup recently launched a beta of its service in San Diego, hoping to allow local singles to meet each other in a group environment over food and drink. San Diego is the startup's first major market, and it hopes to expand the concept nationally.
Swarm Aims To Rejuvenate San Diego's Software Industry
APRIL 4, 2014
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. According to Swarm, although San Diego has seen growth in investments in local software companies, it has been falling behind such cities as Austin and Phoenix, which have been growing much faster. growth investment industry software diego swarm
San Diego’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech
JUNE 6, 2016
After operating in the shadows for the past 11 years, a San Diego neural technology company founded by former NASA administrator Dan Goldin is stepping into the light to introduce two commercial products intended to advance the frontier of human-machine interaction.
Profitability Helps San Diego Lender Step Out from Industry Cloud
JULY 26, 2016
In contrast to some alternative lenders, the San Diego firm said it is growing fast and is consistently profitable. Problems at one industry leader, San Francisco-based LendingClub (NYSE: LC ), have added to waning enthusiasm among some investors for the peer-to-peer model, which matches online users who want a loan with Wall Street investors or wealthy individuals looking for a higher rate of return than many traditional, fixed-income investments.
Kyocera Consolidates Operations Into San Diego
APRIL 11, 2014
Kyocera said Thursday that it is consolidating two of its North American business units into a single location in San Diego. According to Kyocera, it has consolidated the North American sales and technical operations of Kyocera SLC Technologies Corporation and Kyocera Circuit Solutions USA into the Organic Products Sales Group of its San Diego-based Kyocera America unit. The impact on Kyocera''s local employment and employee base in San Diego was not announced.
Tocagen Plans IPO to Finance Trials of Gene Therapy in Brain Cancer
MARCH 10, 2017
The San Diego-based biotech filed the paperwork Thursday for an IPO that could raise up to $86 million—a figure likely to change as the company determines how many shares it will sell, and at what price.
Startups Move Into New EvoNexus San Diego Incubator
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
A group of startups have moved into a new, downtown San Diego startup incubator run by CommNexus , as that group's EvoNexus incubator expands into a second site.
Human Longevity Offers Genome Sequencing Through MassMutual
MARCH 14, 2017
Beginning today, San Diego-based Human Longevity plans to offer its whole genome sequencing service to customers, employees, and affiliated financial professionals of the Springfield, MA-based insurer formally known as the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. Human Longevity Inc.,
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MAY 24, 2012
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CureMatch Uses Analytics to Rank Best Options for Cancer Treatment
MARCH 7, 2017
CureMatch, a San Diego-based healthtech startup, says today it has created a Web-based platform that uses analytic software to help doctors sort through what can be a bewildering array of cancer treatment options.
SDGE: More Than 10,000 EVs On Road In San Diego
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
San Diego now has more than 10,000 electric vehicles on the road, according to San Diego Gas & Electric. According to SDGE, those vehicles were all sold or leased in its territory--covering San Diego and southern Orange County--since December of 2010. diego electric cleantech vehicle driving automobile charging
Mobile Roadie, San Diego Zoo Launch App
DECEMBER 15, 2011
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. smartphone android iphone roadie mobile diego
eBay Launches Local Shopping App In San Diego
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
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. eBay said the app offers up user profiles and is a safer option to traditional, anonymous classifieds. The free app runs on iPhone and Android.
San Diego Social Media Startup Soci Adds Austin Office, Raises $8.5M
APRIL 10, 2017
Soci, a San Diego startup that created a Web platform for managing social media, has closed on $8.5 The five-year-old startup, which had 35 employees five months ago when it was named as a 2017 Xconomy San Diego company to watch , now has 50 employees. million in Series A financing that will be used to build on the company’s recent growth, including a second office in Austin, TX, according to co-founder and CEO Afif Khoury.
San Diego, Irvine Tops For Engineering Job Demand, Says Report
MAY 21, 2013
Two, Southern California markets-- San Diego and Irvine --are among the top ares for engineering job demand, according to a report today. listings monster technology engineering employment jobs irvine diego
Intel Ramps Hiring In New San Diego Office
AUGUST 23, 2012
Chip giant Intel is looking to bolster its mobile talent with a new office in San Diego, and has just begun posting a number of new jobs in the location. The Intel operations undoubedtly are looking to tap into a wealth of mobile talent in the San Diego region--home to Qualcomm.
Todd Hylton Adds Neural Tech Expertise to UCSD Robotics Institute
AUGUST 30, 2016
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. Although much of the robotics industry has clustered in Silicon Valley and Boston, Hylton (pictured above) said San Diego still has an opportunity to claim a role for itself in robotics innovation. “It’s
AT&T Rolls Out LTE In Los Angeles, San Diego
JANUARY 5, 2012
AT&T said today that it has turned on LTE in Los Angeles and San Diego, meaning that new smartphones, including the HTC Vivid, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, LG Nitro HD, and others can now access higher broadband speeds in the area. Los Angeles and San Diego are among eleven new cities with LTE access today, bringing AT&T's total markets to 26 with LTE support. Get a new, 4G smartphone over the holidays?
Amid Gender Gap Talk, Mentor Network Emerges For Women In Health, Bio
MARCH 23, 2017
It’s been more than a year since an infamous party with hired models in cocktail dresses captured the biotech community’s attention at the 2016 J.P. Morgan conference. There has been plenty of talk since about closing biotech’s notable gender gap. At this year’s J.P
The Human Impact of Machine Learning in Medical Diagnostics & More
APRIL 12, 2017
In January, UC San Diego announced that a group of scientists had succeeded in training a computer to tell the difference between a person with a “healthy” intestine from someone with inflammatory bowel disease by analyzing the genetic makeup of the microbes in their gut.
The Xconomy Roadmap: Top 15 Innovation Areas to Watch (and Disrupt)
APRIL 19, 2017
View the Slideshow It is a time of great transitions in the technology and business world. Key advances in areas like machine intelligence, agriculture, and healthcare seem poised to transform society—and everyday life.
Google Offers Launches In San Diego
OCTOBER 26, 2011
Google Offers , the daily deals service in beta at Google, has expanded into Southern California, starting in San Diego, Google said Wednesday. Google said it has added San Diego, along with Balitmore, Minneapolis, and San Jose to a beta of the service. Google Offers is launching with a $10 for $20 worth of food at San Diego's Crazee Burger.
Mobile Roadie Powers San Diego Zoo Safari Park App
MAY 7, 2012
Los Angeles-based Mobile Roadie , the developer of a mobile app development platform being used by brands, celebrities, companies, and others to easily create their mobile apps, is powering a new app today from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
CODA Automotive Lands San Diego Dealer
DECEMBER 29, 2011
Brown as an exclusive dealer partner in San Diego County. coda automotive auto dealer electric cleantech diegoLos Angeles-based CODA Automotive , the electric vehicle developer, said today that it has named Marvin K. CODA said that Marvin K. Brown is its first anticipated dealer partner, which will operate CODA-branded showrooms throughout the county. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
REGEN Energy Finds Funding, Sets Up San Diego Office
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
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. regen energy diego smart wireless cleanteach clean demand responseCanadian smart energy management product developer REGEN Energy said today that it has raised $5.5M in a funding round, and set up a U.S.
Three Ways to Bolster The Innovation Ecosystem for Women
MARCH 8, 2017
When the topic of encouraging more female leadership in the startup economy arises, discussions usually center on what women entrepreneurs should do differently. How they should present with greater authority, or how they should “dress the part” for their next investor pitch.