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 funding round came from Lightspeed Venture Partners, T. Rowe Price, plus General Atlantic, JMI Equity, and Jackson Square Ventures.

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. 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. reali real estate artificial intelligence realestate property listing market marketplace diego sandiego

QuickPitch 2018 San Diego Venture Group

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San Diego Venture Group. 10 startups go head-to-head for over $75K in prizes. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -- John G. Watson Quick Pitch. See [link] (more

QuickPitch 2018 | San Diego Venture Group

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -- San Diego Venture Group QuickPitch Competition. 10 startups go head-to-head for over $75K in prizes. See [link] (more

Nominations Open for San Diego’s Inaugural Xconomy Awards

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San Diego is one of the top U.S. In doing so, they are revealing new insights from our genomes, coming up with new data analytics tools, and applying digital advances to improve health. Hundreds of companies. Dozens of research institutes. Billions of dollars in economic impact.

Tech Coast Angels-San Diego Sees Big Growth In Angels

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The Tech Coast Angels San Diego (TCA-SD) angel investment network, the San Diego arm of the Tech Coast Angels, has seen a big growth in the number of angel investors who are members of the group this year, the group said this week. The group said the growth both comes from the overall growth of the startup ecosystem in San Diego, as well as elevated interest in early-stage investing.

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

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Heads of some local tech startups—or at least their lawyers—stayed busy over the winter holiday. 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. Four reported raising $10 million or more within days of the New Year, according to recent filings with securities regulators.

$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.

San Diego Venture Investor Barbara Bry Takes Aim At Mayor's Seat

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San Diego venture investor and entrepreneur Barbara Bry , who co-founded Proflowers.com and several other local technology companies, said on Wednesday that she is running for Mayor of San Diego , in a move to further extend her experience in the technology industry into politics. diego barbara startup mayor politics political venture capital

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.

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.

Drizly Expands To San Diego

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The company charges per order for its services, although it is offering up a promotion code of $10 off all orders with promo code WELCOMESD. drizly alcohol delivery ondemand diego sandiego beer wine spirits liquor mobile

San Diego Startup Investors Launch Their Own TV Show, VCs In A Van

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A group of San Diego angel and venture capital investors have launched their very own television show--which is airing on local cable channels--focused on investments in Southern California--called VCs in a Van , which will air on local Cox, Time Warner, and Spectrum channels. The new, six-episode television program says the show will give a "hidden look" at startup initiation and growth, success and failure issues, and the art of deal-making. Who needs Shark Tank?

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.

Instamotor Launches In San Diego

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Online used car buying and selling marketplace Instamotor said Monday that it has launched operations in San Diego. The startup--which already offers up its services in San Francisco and Los Angeles--lets users list, browse, and buy cars all through the company's mobile app. instamotor diego online used buying selling private party market marketplace launch

Scaling Your Startup Registration, San Diego | TiE

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -- Scaling your Startup. TiE South Coast and EvoNexus jointly present a very special event! Speakers include: Mark Bowles, CoFounder and Former CEO, ecoATM, Inc. Serial entrepreneur; VCs have backed Mark seven times! Kian Sineii, CEO and Cofounder, Independa, Inc. Suman Kanuganti, CEO and Founder, Aira Moderator: Devang Thakkar, Managing Partner, DCM Consulting. See [link] (more

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.

Economic Study Ranks San Diego Near Top in Genomics Innovation

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An economic impact study of San Diego’s emerging genomics industry counted 115 genomics-related companies operating in the region that directly employ over 10,000 people, and drive about $5.6 startups Susan Tousi U.S.

Exact Sciences Acquires San Diego Lab Equipment Supplier Biomatrica

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Exact Sciences has gone from being a customer of Biomatrica, a San Diego-based vendor of equipment for storing and preserving blood and saliva samples, to now being the company’s owner.

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.

SERVIZ Expands To San Diego

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Sherman Oaks-based home services marketplace SERVIZ , the startup led by former ReachLocal founder Zorik Gordon, said Thursday that it has expanded its services to San Diego. serviz diego home services handyman plumber electrician mobile smartphone reachlocal SERVIZ helps homeowners book home services on-demand, including finding plumbers, handymen, and other home service providers.

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.

Elevate Launches Analytics Team In San Diego

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San Diego-based Elevate Credit , a fintech startup aimed at providing credit to non-prime customers, said it has launched a new "Advanced Analytics" center in San Diego. The company said the San Diego team has more than 35 data scientists, including more than 25 member with advanced degrees, and eight with PhDs. hadoop financial finance startup fintech credit analytics elevate

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.

San Diego Airport Aims At Startups With New Accelerator

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In an unusual move, the San Diego International Airport is hoping to make it easier for startup and innovators to figure out how well their services work in an airport setting, with a new Innovation Lab , the airpot said on Monday. The program wil run for 16 weeks, and offer up mentoring, network contacts, and input on airport specific topics--plus, the abiliy to test their ideas in live operation at the airport.

San Diego Airport Courts Aims At Startups With New Accelerator

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In an unusual move, the San Diego International Airport is hoping to make it easier for startup and innovators to figure out how well their services work in an airport setting, with a new Innovation Lab , the company said on Monday. The program wil run for 16 weeks, and offer up mentoring, network contacts, and input on airport specific topics--plus, the abiliy to test their ideas in live operation at the airport.

Walmart: Turning San Diego Into A Key Technology Center

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However, the company's technology team, Walmart Labs (www.walmartlabs.com)--which said this month that it is planning on major growth in San Diego is responsible for the company's key supply chain technology, online e-commerce site, and much more. We caught up with Claude Jones , who is in charge of growing Walmart's technology team in Carlsbad from 70 people and tripling the team, out of new offices it announced this month. How long has Walmart had an office in San Diego?

Walmart: Turning San Diego Into Its Technology Center

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However, the company's technology team, Walmart Labs (www.walmartlabs.com)--which said this month that it is planning on major growth in San Diego is responsible for the company's key supply chain technology, online e-commerce site, and much more. We caught up with Claude Jones , who is in charge of growing Walmart's technology team in Carlsbad from 70 people and tripling the team, out of new offices it announced this month. How long has Walmart had an office in San Diego?

Study Stakes San Diego’s Claim in Genomics: $292M in 2016 VC Deals

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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. startups

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 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

Report: Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top Startup Markets

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Los Angeles and San Diego are among the metro areas with the highest startup activity, based on a new report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The foundation ranked Los Angeles as number 3, and San Diego as number 4 in terms of the highest startup activity in the United States, based on the rate of new entrepreneurs, startup density, and other factors. kauffman angeles diego startup activity report venture capital economy investment

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).

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. Seattle’s UP Global, now part of Techstars, oversees the operation of Startup Week and other programs for tech entrepreneurs across the U.S.