Elise Reuter


Email: ereuter@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-277-6971

Recent Stories

San Diego Investor Launches Real Estate Data Startup

Blackbird Ventures founder Neil Senturia launched a new startup.

Drone Seen as an Advertising Vehicle

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.

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TuSimple Raises $120M More for Autonomous Trucks

TuSimple raised an additional $120 million, after raising a $95 million series D round in February.

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Company Opens the Door to Easier Overseas Hiring

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.

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Qualcomm Acquires RF360 for $1.15B

Qualcomm acquired the remaining shares of RF360 for $1.15 billion.

CommonGrounds Raises $40 Million in Funding

CommonGrounds raised an additional $40 million, after raising $100 million in January.

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San Diego EDC Initiative Seeks to Meet Need for Tech Talent

The San Diego EDC's Advancing San Diego initiative will help fund internships at local companies.

Two Local Cos. Are In Nex3’s La Jolla Accelerator Program

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.

Raken Makes Some Key Additions to Executive Team

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.

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New Tealium Executive To Lead Software Company’s Go-to-Market Strategy

Startup Grows Team After Raising $55 Million

San Diego-based software company Tealium added a new member to its executive team.

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San Diego Telematics Company SmartDrive Raises $90 Million

The company raised $90 million in financing from TPG Sixth Street Partners

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Fintech Software Is Helping Hand for Companies’ Finances

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

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.

Qualcomm Gears Up For Appeals Process

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.

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Samsung SDS to Close 27-Person Office in Sorrento Valley

The office is expected to close in January of 2020.

Zeakal Closes $15M Funding Round

Zeakal raised $15 million in funding from Canopy Rivers, Finistere Ventures and Middleland Capital.

Mercato Teams With DoorDash for More Special Deliveries

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.

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SEC Files Lawsuit Against Firm, CEO Over Alleged Fraud

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 Expands 5G Chips to Mid-Tier Phones

Qualcomm will be adding 5G features to its Snapdragon 7 Series and Snapdragon 6 Series chipsets.

Tealium Hires Chief Revenue Officer

Tealium brought in Marketo's Ted Purcell as the company's newest C-level hire.

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Confirm BioSciences Names New CEO

San Diego diagnostic testing company Confirm Biosciences named Albert Berger as its new CEO.

Biological Dynamics Leads Charge for Biomarker Diagnostic

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.

Treobytes Tailors STEM Education to Tomorrow’s Workforce

EDUCATION: Founder Looks to Find Students’ Learning Styles

After a 20-year career working for life sciences companies, Ava Mason founded her own startup.

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Qualcomm Names New Interim CFO, Following Retirement

TECH: SVP Akash Palkhiwala Takes Temporary Post

Qualcomm’s interim finance chief, David Wise, retired on August 23.

SEC Accuses Local Real Estate Investor of $300M Fraud Scheme, Freezes Assets

The Securities and Exchange Commission alleges the founder of the Patio Group and American National Investments defrauded investors out of $300 million.

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Grocery Delivery Startup Mercato Teams up with DoorDash

Independent grocery delivery startup Mercato will work with DoorDash.

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$33M Funding Round Helps Ezoic Scale Its Publishing Platform

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.

Fractional CFOs Can Be Big Asset

Finance: Cos. Get Needed Experience

Business is booming in San Diego for part-time accounting and CFO services.

Teradata Hires Former Fortive Exec for New Role

Teradata named Bob Joyce head of Teradata Business Systems, a new role for the company.

Qualcomm Names a New Interim CFO

Qualcomm Inc.'s previous interim CFO, David Wise, retired on August 23.

Stresses, Strains of Startup Life Can Take Toll

LEADERSHIP: Health And Mental Health Issues Need to Be Dealt With

County, USD Create Incubator for Small Biz

STARTUPS: Assistance Targets Underserved Neighborhoods

S.D. Startup Week Gets Funding Boost From the City

City Sees Value of Investing in Early-Stage Economic Ecosystem

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Qualcomm Appoints New Chairman

TECH: McLaughlin Replaces Henderson

TCA Invests Record $13.7M in First Half

TECH: Of 28 Investments, 17 Were First-Time Funding

Airgain Names Jacob Suen as CEO

Airgain President Jacob Suen was promoted to CEO of the company.

WaterVault Gives Users Inside Info On Leaks

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.

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Qualcomm Names New Board Chair

Qualcomm named Mark McLaughlin as the new chairman of the board.

Getting Better View of Consumers’ Creditworthiness

FINANCE: Co. Uses Bank Statements; 2.7B Transactions in Database

Most consumers know to keep an eye on their credit score. But some...

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PE Firm Raises $150M For Fund

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.

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San Diego Based EdgeWave Acquired By Cybersecurity Co., GoSecure

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.

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San Diego Startup Week Gets Funding Boost

San Diego Startup Week will receive $50,000 from the City of San Diego, an increase from last year.

Mitek Is Still Busy Integrating Acquisitions

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.

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Qualcomm to Assist SDSI

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 Invests Largest Amount Since its Inception

Tech Coast Angels invested $13.7 million in the first half of 2019.

Co. Looks to Change the Coffee-Vending World With Better Brew, Machine

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.

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Carlsbad Digital Publishing Startup Raises $33M

Ezoic raised $33 million for its platform, which helps digital publishers optimize site layouts and get better metrics on readers.

Startups Split Prize in Contest to Come Up With Community Health Solutions

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.

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San Diego Cybersecurity Company Acquired by GoSecure

EdgeWave, a company that filters out email phishing attacks, was acquired by GoSecure.

Startup Plans Better Clinical Trials

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.