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Device-Maker BeneChill Inc. Seeks to Raise $14.6 Million

BeneChill Inc., a startup established in San Diego eight years ago to develop a rapid-chilling technology to treat patients suffering from heart attacks and brain injuries, intends to raise more than $14.6 million through an initial public offering.

Sphere 3D Corp. Enters Agreement With Microsoft

Sphere 3D Corp., which completed its acquisition of San Diego’s Overland Storage earlier this month, said it entered into a multi-year agreement with Microsoft Corp. allowing the pre-installation of Windows embedded server software in appliances using Sphere 3D’s Glassware 2.0 virtualization technology.

West Partners Completes Follow-On Investment in NoteVault

West Partners, the investment arm of the Gary & Mary West Family Office, completed a follow-on investment in NoteVault Inc., a San Diego provider of voice-to-text-based mobile reporting solutions for the engineering and construction industry.

Tapestry Solutions Receives $48.4 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force announced that Tapestry Solutions Inc., the San Diego software maker, received a $48.4 million contract for Global Decision Support System application support services.

Achates Power Seems to Be On the Right Road for Growth

Achates Power Inc., the Sorrento Valley company working on a fuel-efficient diesel engine design, said early this month that it added a fifth-leading global manufacturer to its client list. A nondisclosure agreement prevents Achates from naming the client, a spokesman said.

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Port Leveraging Sea of Data in Its Green Technology Initiative

CLEAN-TECH: Its Administration Building Is Seen as a Potential Model

The Port of San Diego has teamed up with local trade group Cleantech San Diego and a slew of “Internet of Things” technology companies in hopes of being cleaner and greener — and saving some money along the way.

Connequity’s Platform Introduces Matchmaking for Networking

SOFTWARE: Company Uses Algorithm to Generate Warm Leads for Clients

Connequity, a newly launched online platform, hopes to take business networking to a new level.

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For ecoATM, Change Brings Opportunity

TECH: Acquisition Doesn’t Dampen Company’s Drive

When Outerwall Inc. acquired San Diego startup ecoATM last year, it promised to keep the operation here and grow it.

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Halozyme Therapeutics, Janssen Biotech Sign Agreement

Halozyme Therapeutics Inc., a San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company, will receive $15 million as an initial payment from Pennsylvania-based Janssen Biotech Inc. as part of a collaboration and license agreement to develop and commercialize products combining Halozyme’s technology with Janssen’s compounds.

Teradata Corp. Completes Acquisition of RainStor

Teradata Corp., an Ohio-based public company with about 1,000 employees in Rancho Bernardo, said it completed the acquisition of RainStor, a business specializing in online big data archiving.

Three Investors Contribute $2 Million to EdgeWave Inc.

San Diego-based EdgeWave Inc., which makes cyber security software, said on Dec. 17 that three investors contributed $2 million more to the company’s series A funding round. EdgeWave is pulling together funds to expand the company.

Applied CleanTech Says UK Pilot Project Promising

Applied CleanTech, a company developing a sewage recycling technology in San Diego, announced promising results of a pilot project conducted with Scottish Water.

Business Confidence Rose in November, Index Finds

A Business Outlook Index for San Diego, a measure of local business confidence prepared for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, increased 2 points in November over the prior month to 26.8, led by a hefty rise from businesses in the cyber security industry.

Rock My World Adds New Feature to Music App

Downtown-based Rock My World has trotted out a new feature on its RockMyRun music app for iPhones — one that plays tunes in synch with a listener’s heartbeat.

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Steve Martin Appointed CFO of Applied Proteomics Inc.

Applied Proteomics Inc., a San Diego-based developer of protein-based molecular diagnostics, announced the appointment of Steve R. Martin as chief financial officer.