Blackbird Ventures founder Neil Senturia launched a new startup.
STARTUPS: PromoDrone Has Raised $50,000 in Funding
A flying ad — it’s a novelty that’s certain to catch people’s eyes. That’s the thinking behind PromoDrone.
TuSimple raised an additional $120 million, after raising a $95 million series D round in February.
WORKFORCE: Laws, Benefits And Payroll Are Taken Care of
Most fast-growing startups will reach a point where they want to expand overseas, whether it’s to open a new sales office or hire a team of developers.
Qualcomm acquired the remaining shares of RF360 for $1.15 billion.
CommonGrounds raised an additional $40 million, after raising $100 million in January.
The San Diego EDC's Advancing San Diego initiative will help fund internships at local companies.
Digital Health Accelerator Drew 600 Applicants; Program Is Semi-Remote
Nex3 named its second cohort of digital health startups August 28. Seven companies were selected from a pool of more than 600 applicants, narrowed down to 100 semifinalists.
More Companies Using Construction Software, But Market Is Still Big
Raken has more than doubled its workforce since it raised a $10 million Series A round in June of 2018.
Startup Grows Team After Raising $55 Million
San Diego-based software company Tealium added a new member to its executive team.
The company raised $90 million in financing from TPG Sixth Street Partners
Following the Money and Financial Forecasting Are Trovata’s Strong Suits
After raising $5.5 million in seed funding, San Diego fintech company Trovata is building out its team.
Female Founders Will Get to Pitch at Upcoming Venture Summit
Two female founders were selected as winners of the Women’s Fast Pitch event on August 28.
TECH: Co. Says It Has Spent Nearly $60 Billion on R&D
Qualcomm Inc. will have a brief respite from a sweeping ruling finding the company violated antitrust law, thanks to a stay granted by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The office is expected to close in January of 2020.
Zeakal raised $15 million in funding from Canopy Rivers, Finistere Ventures and Middleland Capital.
Mercato to Keep Adding Grocers to Its Platform, Plans Subscription Service
Mercato, a San Diego-based delivery startup for independent grocers, is teaming up with DoorDash to help fulfill most of its orders.
Assets Frozen In Case; SEC Official Alleges ‘Egregious Fraud’
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against a San Diego real estate investment firm for allegedly defrauding investors.
Qualcomm will be adding 5G features to its Snapdragon 7 Series and Snapdragon 6 Series chipsets.
Tealium brought in Marketo's Ted Purcell as the company's newest C-level hire.
San Diego diagnostic testing company Confirm Biosciences named Albert Berger as its new CEO.
BIOTECH: Company Raising Funds to Commercialize Cancer Detecting Platform
While conducting research at UC San Diego Health’s Moores Cancer Center, Raj Krishnan discovered something thought to be impossible.
EDUCATION: Founder Looks to Find Students’ Learning Styles
After a 20-year career working for life sciences companies, Ava Mason founded her own startup.
TECH: SVP Akash Palkhiwala Takes Temporary Post
Qualcomm’s interim finance chief, David Wise, retired on August 23.
The Securities and Exchange Commission alleges the founder of the Patio Group and American National Investments defrauded investors out of $300 million.
Independent grocery delivery startup Mercato will work with DoorDash.
Startups: Company’s New Tools Bring Speed and More Information
Ezoic is developing a platform to help digital publishers strike a balance between driving ad revenue and building an attractive website layout.
Finance: Cos. Get Needed Experience
Business is booming in San Diego for part-time accounting and CFO services.
Teradata named Bob Joyce head of Teradata Business Systems, a new role for the company.
Qualcomm Inc.'s previous interim CFO, David Wise, retired on August 23.
LEADERSHIP: Health And Mental Health Issues Need to Be Dealt With
City Sees Value of Investing in Early-Stage Economic Ecosystem
Sensors Attached to Fixtures Rather Than Hard to Reach Pipes
An eye-popping water bill gave Hooman Borghei the idea for his newest startup, WaterVault.
FINANCE: Co. Uses Bank Statements; 2.7B Transactions in Database
Most consumers know to keep an eye on their credit score. But some...
FINANCE: Impact Investing Looks for Involved Workforce
A San Diego private equity firm is growing its business by helping smaller companies become better places to work.
Acquisition Brings More Customers and Skilled Employees to GoSecure
Massachusetts-based cybersecurity company GoSecure recently acquired EdgeWave, a San Diego company that specializes in filtering out fishy emails.
San Diego Startup Week will receive $50,000 from the City of San Diego, an increase from last year.
TECH: With Fintech Growth, Co. Expects Big Demand For Its ID Verification
Mitek’s new CEO, Max Carnecchia, has had plenty on his hands in his first few months of the job.
TECH: Company’s Employees Will Offer Mentoring to Cohorts
San Diego Sport Innovators, a local accelerator for sports, active lifestyle, health and wellness startups, landed a new sponsor.
Tech Coast Angels invested $13.7 million in the first half of 2019.
Machines Made in Europe; Coffee Sourced From Local Roasters
Stuck cramming for finals at the library in the early morning hours, Vendibean co-founder Tristan Cooper needed a boost.
Ezoic raised $33 million for its platform, which helps digital publishers optimize site layouts and get better metrics on readers.
Foundation Seeks Ways to Overcome Social Barriers to Promoting Health
Two San Diego startups each took a $500,000 prize from a pitch competition to find community solutions for health and wellness.
EdgeWave, a company that filters out email phishing attacks, was acquired by GoSecure.
SOFTWARE: Algorithms Used to Tap Key Data
After losing her best friend to pancreatic cancer, Trials.ai CEO Kim Walpole knew something had to change.