San Diego Business Journal


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Software Startup Classy Raises $30 Million in Venture Capital

San Diego software startup Classy Inc. has landed $30 million in venture capital to polish its fundraising tool for social ventures and nonprofits.

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Silicon Valley-Based Accelerator Sets Up Shop at S.D. Coworking Space

A Silicon Valley-based global startup accelerator is partnering with local coworking space Downtown Works to open a San Diego location.

Cubic Receives $12.7M Contract From Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority for Fare Services

Cubic Corp. said it received a two-year, $12.7 million contract extension from Atlanta’s rapid transit operator for automated fare collection maintenance services.

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MyDx Inc. Launches Sensor to Test Fruits, Vegetables and Cannabis

San Diego’s MyDx Inc., a company that makes a handheld chemical analyzer for consumers, has launched a sensor chip that will allow users to test fruits, vegetables, and cannabis for pesticides and heavy metals.

Qualcomm Confirms $37.9 Billion Purchase of NXP Semiconductors

Confirming weeks of rumors, Qualcomm said it plans to acquire publicly traded NXP Semiconductors N.V. for $110 per share in cash, or about $37.9 billion.

In this Case, SaaS Could Stand for ‘Software as a Stylist’

Who knew that hair dye could be at the heart of a disruptive technology business?

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Energy Storage System Looks to Leave Grid in Backup Role

ENERGY: Co. Designs Software, Hardware for Battery-Based System

In a reflection of the opportunity facing the home energy storage industry, a San Diego battery manufacturer formed in August says it has signed five contracts totaling more than $4 million and is already planning an expansion to meet domestic and international demand.

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Knowing Buyers’ Journeys Is Key to Mapping Sales Strategies

TECH: Digital Marketing Co. Sees and Taps Potential Of Variety of Platforms

To succeed at digital marketing, Internet-based companies are under pressure to have business practices that evolve at the same rapid pace as computer technology.

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Headphones Have Something For the Eyes as Well as the Ears

TECH: Eco-Friendly Custom Designs Leave Room for User’s Personality

Everything old is new again. When Rich Bracke talks about putting something different into the consumer electronics that his business develops and sells, he talks about … wood.

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Software Could Shift Load for Truckers

LOGISTICS: Smaller Carriers Get More Access to Shippers

It’s a long road with nothing but prairie between Ogallala and North Platte, Neb.

UC San Diego Receives $1.4 Million, Cyber-Focused Federal Grant

The local University of California campus received a $1.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to explore the global internet and push the frontiers of cybersecurity research.

Solar System to Power Thunderbird Products' El Cajon Facility

Thunderbird Products joined San Diego’s Sullivan Solar Power Oct. 25 in announcing the completion of a 74.43-kilowatt-AC photovoltaic installation at its El Cajon manufacturing facility.

Illumina Inc. to Collaborate with North Carolina-Based Q2 Solutions

Local science technology firm Illumina Inc. is collaborating with North Carolina-based Q2 Solutions to establish a framework for developing companion diagnostics, medical tests that are used “as a companion” to a drug to see if the drug is going to work for the patient.

CONNECT Hopes to House Diversity Accelerator in Proposed Downtown Convadium

San Diego business accelerator CONNECT is launching a diversity-focused startup incubator and accelerator program called CONNECT ALL.

Ostendo Technologies Raises $41.8 Million

Carlsbad-based Ostendo Technologies Inc. recently raised $41.8 million for its business leveraging a novel technology that it has developed. Ostendo makes a microchip that gives a smartphone the ability to project an image on a wall.