Study Stakes San Diego’s Claim in Genomics: $292M in 2016 VC Deals
MAY 18, 2017
Preliminary findings from an economic impact study show that genomics is emerging as a distinct innovation cluster in San Diego. The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.
Cybersecurity Firm Iboss Expands in Boston, Not Abandoning San Diego
MAY 17, 2017
Iboss, a San Diego-based cybersecurity firm that opened a small satellite office in Boston last year , has expanded its presence in Massachusetts and decided to designate the local outpost as its corporate headquarters. Iboss held an event Wednesday to announce that it’s moving into a new 20,000-square-foot space in downtown Boston and naming it the company’s head office. Massachusetts Gov.
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.
EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year
JUNE 21, 2016
Six San Diego business risk-takers have been inducted into the pantheon of EY Entrepreneurs of the Year, joining over 10,000 people around the world who have been honored over the last 30 years by the multinational professional services firm.
Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital
JULY 15, 2013
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. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara; 2.
Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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. San Diego represents a major growth area for Webroot. The San Diego office is going to become one of Webroot’s centers of analytic software, Nye added.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
New San Diego Biotech Looks to Open Way for Anti-Cancer Drugs
MAY 3, 2017
In early 2002, the Finnish-born scientist Errki Ruoslahti stepped down as CEO of what is now San Diego’s Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.
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.
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.
Scientist.com Raises $24M for “Pharma Markets” that Outsource R&D
MAY 15, 2017
San Diego’s Scientist.com set out in 2006 to disrupt part of the pharmaceutical business by providing an Amazon-like approach to the business of hiring contract research organizations (CROs).
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.
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.
While You Were Sleeping: ResMed Builds an Empire in the Cloud
APRIL 25, 2017
In the fiscal year that ended last June, the San Diego maker of respiratory machines for maintaining continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) generated over $1.8
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.
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MAY 24, 2012
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Aira Raises $12M to Expand Services for Blind and Visually Impaired
MAY 18, 2017
After beta testing technology that provides remote assistant services for the blind, San Diego-based Aira has raised $12 million in a Series B round that it says will enable the company to expand its service to thousands of visually impaired users this year. Boston blog main Detroit blog main National blog main National top stories San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories San Francisco blog main Texas blog main Aira Aira.io
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.
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.
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.,