Elise Reuter

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

S.D. Startup Helps Corporations Harness Power from Unused Computers

Kazuhm, a distributed computing platform, recently was added to the portfolio of local fund Analytics Ventures.

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Analysts Eye New Leaders, Next Moves at Mitek

TECH: Co.’s Core Business Is Solid; It Rejects Merger

Mitek Systems Inc.’s stock has not fully recovered since the company announced the departure of two of its top executives, CEO James DeBello and chief financial officer Jeff Davison, on Aug. 28.

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E-Commerce Startup Asks Users to Play Favorites

Say you had a friend visiting from out of town. Where would you tell them to stay, shop and eat? Jordan Glazier, founder of San Diego-based Wildfire Systems Inc., is counting on these recommendations for a new e-commerce platform that incentivizes users to share their favorites.

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GreatCall, Insurer Partner to Offer In-Home Monitoring for Seniors

GreatCall, a San Diego-based mobile device company, will partner with a Massachusetts insurer to monitor the health of at-risk seniors.

Contest Aims to Be Catalyst for Creating More Angel Investors

San Diego leaders are looking to build a pipeline of angel investors through a new pitch contest. Comparing angel investors, which often consist of well-connected individuals, or an entrepreneur’s friends and family, and venture capitalists, which make much larger, organized investments, San Diego sees a smaller ratio of angel investment to venture capital than the national average.

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Qualcomm, FTC Seek Settlement for Antitrust Case

Qualcomm Inc. and the Federal Trade Commission requested a delay of a preliminary ruling to pursue settlement talks.

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UCSD Licenses New 5G Technology to Samsung

A technology invented by engineers at the University of California-San Diego will appear in Samsung's 5G smartphones.

Ohio Co. Casts Its Vote for Everyone Counts

Everyone Counts, a San Diego company for voter registration and online voting, was acquired by Cleveland-based Votem Corp. on Oct. 3 for an undisclosed amount.

Teradata Will Add 200 Jobs In HQ Move to Rancho Bernardo

Teradata Corp. will hire 200 local employees after moving its headquarters from Dayton, Ohio, to San Diego Oct. 8. The software company already had a large presence at its Rancho Bernardo campus, with more than 1,000 employees. A company spokesman said the new hires would be a broad mixture of positions, including both administrative and engineering jobs.

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San Diego Seeks Startups for Smart City Projects

San Diego is looking for startups to build everything from parking apps to a hazard alert system.

San Diego Fintech Startup Secures $75M in Debt Financing

Zebit secured up to $75 million in financing through Route 66 Ventures.

Report: Mitek Rejects Takeover Bid from Florida IT Company

Mitek Systems reportedly rejected a takeover bid from ASG Technologies, a portfolio company of Elliot Management Corp.

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Qualcomm Adds Two Board Members to Appease Shareholders

Qualcomm added two independent directors on Tuesday

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Teradata to Hire 200 with Headquarters Move

Teradata plans to hire 200 employees after shifting its headquarters to San Diego.

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Qualcomm Plans $400M Office in India

Qualcomm will open a 1.7 million-square-foot campus in Hyderabad, India.

S.D. Sustainable Chemical Manufacturer Raises $90M

Genomatica, which manufactures plant-based chemicals, raised $90 million in an equity offering.

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Companies Plan to Boost Exports Despite Trade Uncertainty

Nikia Clarke’s mission is to boost San Diego’s trading ties with other countries. As executive of the World Trade Center San Diego, which relaunched in 2015, Clarke has spent the past four years bringing opportunities to companies that have a product ripe for export, and helping them build connections both local and abroad to navigate the logistics of selling overseas.

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S.D. Angel Conference Pairs Experienced Investors With First-Timers

The conference will give participants a chance to try their hand at investing, and entrepreneurs a chance to compete for $200,000.

New Lab at UCSD Studies Blockchain Uses

BlockLAB, a new lab at the University of California San Diego, will study how blockchain can be used by corporations and governmental entities.

National Funding Acquires Fast-Growing Small Business Lender

After making an early investment in QuickBridge, National Funding acquired the company.

ID Analytics Names New CEO

ID Analytics promoted its senior vice president of product to CEO.

Mobile Voting Company Buys S.D.-Based Everyone Counts

Everyone Counts, an electronic voting registration company, was acquired by an Ohio company that specializes in mobile and blockchain voting.

S.D. Driver Data Startup Gets $2 Million In Local Funding

Tourmaline Labs, which collects data through drivers' mobile phones, closed on $2 million in funding from two San Diego firms.

Netradyne, AI Focused Fleet Safety Startup, Raises $21M

The Series B funding round was led by Microsoft Corp.’s venture arm, M12.

Judge Rules Against IPhone Ban, But Says Apple Violated Qualcomm Patent

Judge Thomas Pender issued his final determination on Sept. 28, stating that banning the import of iPhones would be against the public interest.

Big S.D. Software Co. Acquires Worker’s Comp Business

Mitchell International Inc. has entered a definitive merger agreement with Wayne, Pennsylvania-based Genex Services.

Quick Pitch Competition Names Top 10 Finalists

The top 10 finalists have been named for the John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition, including a range of companies from biotechnology, social platforms and software-as-a-service.

20 S.D. Cos. to Join MetroConnect Program to Boost Reach

Participants include small- and mid-sized companies in a variety of sectors, including biotech, defense, manufacturing and consumer goods. To date, 45 companies have participated in the program, generating $15 million in new export sales.

Public Safety Software Co. To Cut 144 Workers, Close S.D. Office

CentralSquare Technologies reported changes in a state’s Employment Development Department filing.