Meet the Xconomy Awards San Diego Digital Trailblazer Finalists

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San Diego’s prowess in computer science, medical devices, and life sciences makes it a natural hub of innovative digital health companies. This is part of a series of articles about the finalists for the Xconomy Awards San Diego.

IT Consultancy Opens San Diego Office

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In another expansion by a company into San Diego, IT consulting provider Entisys360 said it has set up a new office in San Diego, specifically to expand its geographic reach. The Silicon Valley company says it provides consulting in the areas of end-user computing, software-defined infrastructure, DevOps and cloud, security and virtualization solutions. entisys360 consulting expansion sandiego growth economy software

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 startup, led by CEO Doug Winter, develops software used to enable sales and marketing efforts in the enterprise. The company's software is used to automate and personalize sales documents and marketing materials.

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. The company provides technology-enabled real estate services, driven by workflow automation software, artificial intelligene, and other tools focused on both home buying and selling. reali real estate artificial intelligence realestate property listing market marketplace diego sandiego

Cloudbeds, a Hospitality Software Firm, Debuts New San Diego Office

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Software startup Cloudbeds recently relocated its 20-odd local employees from a small space in downtown San Diego to an office nearly three times the size in the same neighborhood.

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.

Amazon Expands Tech Hub In San Diego

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Online e-commerce giant Amazon announced this morning that it is expanding at its "tech hub" in San Diego, and plans to create 300 new high tech jobs at the location. According to Amazon, it has opened up a new, 85,000 square foot office as its San Diego Tech Hub, where employees will work in the areas of software development, machine learning, cloud computing, and digital entertainment. The new San Diego office is led by General Manager Nate Wiger.

Raken Expands In San Diego

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San Diego-based construction compliance and reporting software developer Raken announced this morning that it is expanding its footprint in San Diego, and has moved into a new space at make (cq) in Carlsbad. raken diego construction compliance reporting software growth expansion headquarters

JMI Equity Promotes Two In San Diego

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San Diego- and Baltimore-based private equity investor JMI Equity announced a number of promotions this morning, including promoting two individuals in San Diego. According to JMI Equity, it has promoted Sureel Sheth to Principal and Chase Thomet to Vice President in San Diego, in addition to naming a number of new partners and principals out of its Baltimore office. JMI Equity makes growth equity investments in software companies.

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, which is based in Oklahoma, develops payroll and human resources software used for everything from recruiting to retirement. paycom software cloud human resources diego employment

Why Comma.ai, Maker of Self-Driving Tech, is Moving to San Diego

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San Diego’s startup community has rejoiced in recent months as massive companies that employ thousands of engineers—including Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), and the tech arm of Walmart (NYSE: WMT )—have announced expansions in the region. Read more » Reprints | Share: National blog main National top stories San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories San Francisco blog main Ashlee Vance Ashok Kamal Autonomous Navigation Bloomberg Comma Comma.ai

$100M Round Turns San Diego’s Seismic into Region’s Newest Unicorn

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Seismic, an enterprise software company with ambitious growth plans, has raised $100 million in a Series E financing and added Microsoft chairman John W. 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

Teradata Moves to San Diego in Global Rebranding Effort

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Andrian Pawluk was living in San Diego when Teradata hired him this year and tasked him with transforming 65,000 square feet of offices into an alluring workspace for techies, but he had never previously heard of the data warehouse and business analytics company.

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

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A software startup launches games that it says may help children with disorders that cause attention difficulties. 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.

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.

4 San Diego Startups Ring in New Year With New Venture Dollars

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While the softening stock market may have ruined a few holiday breaks, these San Diego software companies were undoubtedly raising a glass in celebration of their successful fundraising efforts. National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Aira Andrew Reiter b2b Brandon Tseng CBRE deals enterprise software Financing LeadCrunch Matt Ellis Measurabl Olin Hyde Ryan Tseng saas SanDiegoVC Shield AI Software startups Target Tech

Teradata Moving Headquarters to San Diego as Part of Consolidation

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Teradata (NYSE: TDC ), a specialist in data warehousing, business analytics, and consulting services, disclosed this week that it plans to move its corporate headquarters from Dayton, OH, to San Diego by the end of the year.

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.

Athena Survey Probes Gender Issues in San Diego Innovation Ecosystem

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A San Diego survey on professional women working in tech and life sciences offers some insights on the recurring debate over gender diversity in venture-backed startups and big companies, as well as a related incident that boiled over this week at Google.

Bose Develops Prototype “Sleepbuds” After Buying San Diego Startup

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Bose , the privately held maker of headphones, loudspeakers, and other electronics for audiophiles, has acquired Hush, a San Diego startup founded by three undergraduate engineering students to develop “smart” noise-masking earbuds designed to help users sleep.

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.

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).

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. Inscripta, led by CEO Kevin Ness, develops software, equipment, and the technology for "single cell engineering", including a family of CRISPR enzymes used for gene editing by scientists.

Swarm Aims To Rejuvenate San Diego's Software Industry

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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. However, in a bid to rejuvenate and re-energize the industry, a new effort-- Swarm --has just launched to bring together local software entrepreneurs, venture capital, and angel investors, in an attempt to bring new life to the region.

ServiceNow Buys San Diego Specialist in Customer Experience, Design

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ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW ), the Santa Clara, CA-based giant that provides cloud-based IT services, is boosting its emphasis on human-centered design with its acquisition of Telepathy , a San Diego specialist in customer experience and design. Read more » Reprints | Share: National blog main National top stories San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories San Francisco blog main buyouts C.J.

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. 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.

GE Plans a Sale as San Diego Smart City Project Nears Completion

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In another month or two, a General Electric (NYSE: GE ) subsidiary is expected to complete the installation of an intelligent lighting system in San Diego that’s been billed as “the world’s largest municipal Internet of Things.”

Amazon, Walmart Planning to Add Hundreds of Tech Jobs in San Diego

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San Diego has found itself to be the latest front in the ongoing Amazon-Walmart battle. Next month about 70 people who work at the North San Diego County office of Walmart Labs—that’s the Bentonville, AR-based retailer’s tech arm—will move into a new 30,000-square-foot office at Make, a trendy tech campus in Carlsbad, CA.

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.

Apple Updates Plans, Now Expects to Create 1,200 Jobs in San Diego

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About three months ago, Apple announced it planned to add 1,000 jobs in the San Diego region over the next three years. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has had a presence in San Diego for nearly 20 years. It employs about 600 people at its five retail stores across the county, and some small teams of Apple engineers also work in greater San Diego.

Teradata Acquires San Diego’s StackIQ to Strengthen Cloud Business

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Dayton, OH-based Teradata (NYSE: TDC ), which has roughly 1,000 employees at its Teradata Labs engineering unit in San Diego, says today it has acquired StackIQ, a six-year-old startup near San Diego that specializes in software used to automate datacenters in the cloud. A former analytic software executive at eBay and Sears Holdings, Ratzesberger was helping to chart Teradata’s course from the.

Xavient Digital Plans To Hire 250 Across LA, San Diego

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Simi Valley-based Xavient Digital , a provider of IT solutions and software services, said it is in a major hiring push in the region, and plans to hire 250 people in the next few months in Los Angeles, San Diego, as well as other locations across the US.

Lab Focused on Human-Centered Design Moves to Put San Diego on Map

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For Michèle Morris, the big question hanging over organizers as they laid the groundwork last year for the first Design Forward Summit was whether the innovation community in San Diego understood the value of design. “We We didn’t know who was going to show up—and 600 people showed up,” said Morris, who is associate director of the Design Lab at UC San Diego and a founder of the Design Forward Summit.

San Diego Positions Itself as Autonomous Technology Proving Ground

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UC San Diego is becoming a test bed for self-driving vehicle technology. Christensen, who announced the move Friday at a robotics forum entitled “Intelligent Vehicles 2025,” said the effort would enable UC San Diego scientists to help solve the kind of problems autonomous vehicles will likely encounter along crowded streets. On the UC San Diego campus, that includes fast-moving skateboarders and students.

Changes at UC San Diego Emphasize New Role as “Innovation Engine”

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A new program intended to teach engineering and business students how to drive innovations from concept to commercialization reflects a new imperative at UC San Diego. The business of tech transfer, which generates revenue by licensing technologies invented at UC San Diego, is giving way to a broader mission for the university as an engine of innovation and as a training ground for entrepreneurs and startup leaders.