Elise Reuter

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

Vivid Genomics Helps Drug Developers Design Better Trials

MEDICINE: Co. Sees Opportunity in Precision Medicine for Alzheimer's

Biogen’s plans to resurrect its failed Alzheimer’s drug sent shockwaves through the research community, including at local companies.

Apple to Reshape San Diego’s Tech Landscape

TECH: Investments, Partnerships Likely To Pay Off Big for Region

Apple Inc. is adding to its tech campus in San Diego, with plans to occupy a second building in University City.

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San Diego Tech Hub Sees Need to Connect, Cooperate

TECH: Claude Jones Wants a Mindset of Going Forward While Giving Back

When Claude Jones expanded Walmart Labs’ new Carlsbad office, he knew the company would need to attract talent quickly.

Greatscale’s Pilot Fund Puts $1 Million Into Software Company

Fulcrum’s Platform Gives Access to More Than 15 Million Freelancers

Greatscale Ventures, a new venture capital firm in San Diego, made its first investment in a San Diego-based employment software company.

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MetroConnect Means Millions For Eddy Pump

S.D. Defense Co. Wins Competition, Increases Exports

Four finalists competed on Nov. 13 for thousands of dollars to help them expand internationally.

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Founders First Secures $100 Million from Community Investment Management

Founders First will use the funding to support more startups making $1 million to $5 million in revenue.

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Carlsmed Sees Personalized Medical Devices as the Future

Predictive Analytics Also Used To Develop Surgical Plans

Carlsmed is a San Diego-based company that uses predictive analytics to develop personalized treatments for adult spinal deformities.

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New Cleaning Robots Use Brain Corp.’s Software

Three companies will use Brain Corp.'s technology for their industrial cleaning robots.

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Cyclopure Takes Aim at Tap Water Market, Raises $4 Million

INNOVATION: Plans to Bring Water Test Kit To Market in Next Year

Encinitas- based water purification startup Cyclopure raised a $4 million round led by Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs.

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After IPO, Silvergate Considers Its Next Moves

banking: CEO Mulls Foreign Exchange Services, More Crypto-Currency Options

Illumina Inc. reported $907 million in third quarter revenue, a 6% year-over-year increase.

Some Question Qualcomm’s Quarter

TECH: Company Confident in Phone Work and 5G Plans

Qualcomm Inc. beat Wall Street expectations for the company’s quarterly results.

Teradata Cuts 80 Employees

The layoffs will begin in January, affecting 80 employees.

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EDDY Pump Wins $35,000 Prize from MetroConnect

EDDY Pump won $35,000 to help the company expand its sales overseas.

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AlwaysAI Seeks to Help Advance Computer Vision Applications

Co. Closes $4M Series A and Establishes Two Partnerships

A Solana Beach-based company has been growing quickly after it was founded by two experienced tech execs last year.

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DecisionLogic Hits 40 Million Users for Lending Software

To date, DecisionLogic has processed 40 million users for loans based on their banking history.

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Spine Treatment Startup Carlsmed Names New COO

Carlsmed, a San Diego-based startup that uses predictive analytics to plan spine surgeries, named a new COO.

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Employee Ownership Seen As Way to Preserve Co. Culture

FINANCE: Eastridge Adopts Plan to Show Confidence in Staff

Eastridge Workforce Solutions, a San Diego-based company that offers recruiting, payroll and other services, began offering its employees stock ownership.

Co. Looks to Create a Tijuana Software Scene

TECH: iTijuana Brings Companies, Talent and Jobs to Border City

Maritza Diaz visited Tijuana for the first time in 2015, when she was scouting the border city for a potential expansion of Thermo Fisher’s operations.

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Jacobs, Rady Schools Form Accelerator

TECH: Altman Will Help With Commercialization, Clinical Trials

Medical device startups with ties to the UC San Diego will soon be able to take advantage of a new accelerator program offered by the Institute of the Global Entrepreneur.

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Irwin Jacobs Leads $4M Investment in Cyclopure

Cyclopure is developing filtration products that can remove tiny chemicals from tap water.

San-Diego-Based UE Acquired By Florida Co. Digital Media Solutions

Co-Founders Lomas and Malon To Stay With Company

San Diego advertising startup UE.co, formerly known as Underground Elephant, sold to Florida-based marketing company Digital Media Solutions.

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Seismic Adds CMO To Its Leadership

Londgren’s Resume Includes Several Big-Tech Companies

Fast-growing San Diego software company Seismic hired a new chief marketing officer with several big tech companies on his resume.

Choose Wisely When It Comes to Corporate Structure

STARTUPS: Taxes, Time and Earnings Are All Part of Selection

It’s important to start off on the right foot, and for most startups, that means incorporating.

Teradata’s new CEO Out After Less Than a Year

Executive Chairman Victor Lund will serve as interim CEO.

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Qualcomm Names New CFO

Qualcomm promoted interim chief financial officer Akash Palkhiwala to the executive role.

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Seismic Acquires Marketing Software Company Percolate

The deal will boost Seismic's headcount to 800 employees.

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Qualcomm Launches $200M 5G Fund

TECH: Qualcomm Ventures to Put $1M to $10M in Startups

A year after Qualcomm Ventures launched a $100 million AI fund, the San Diego-based company is launching a new fund of double the size.

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Pitch Competition Draws Innovative Crowd of Companies

Just Participating Can Lead to Investments Later

AgTools, an Irvine-based startup developing supply chain software for the agriculture industry, took home the $50,000 at the competition.

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Eastridge Workforce Solutions Honors Late Founder’s Vision by Becoming Employee-Owned

Eastridge Workforce Solutions began offering its employees stock ownership in January.

How Best to Raise Funding as a First-Time Founder

startups: Have a Plan Of Where You Are Going, And How to Get There

It’s a problem that almost every founder faces at some point in their business.

Company Aims to Fund, Support Underrepresented Startups

FINANCE: Founders First Can Provide Up to $1M in Revenue Backed Investing

Founders First Capital Partners co-founder Kim Folsom knows the challenges of growing a company. She has built six tech startups in her career, several of which saw exits.

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Angel Conference Will Again Inform Investors and Fund Startups

Group Will Narrow Companies Down to Six That Will Pitch

After a successful debut last year, the San Diego Angel Conference will return again this spring.

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Teradata Strikes Analytics Partnership with Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom will add Teradata's analytics platform to its portfolio of IT solutions.

Seismic Poaches Google Exec as New Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Londgren, a former Google Cloud marketing executive, will serve as Seismic's new head of marketing.

App Aims to Rule the Waves of Action Sports

TECH: It Takes You Into the Contests, the Competition, the Players

While thousands of sports fans turn to ESPN or CBS Sports to keep tabs on the big game, fewer options exist for surfing, snowboarding or other action sports despite their popularity.

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Co. Elevates Its Game To Better Serve Brewers’ Needs

5th Ingredient Hopes To Gain Exposure at Upcoming Quick Pitch

For 5th Ingredient founder Pulkit Agrawal, brewing is a science.

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Skinny Gene Puts Community Activism Into Diabetes Fight

Project Graduated from City Sail, An Accelerator for Nonprofits

The Skinny Gene Project is a San Diego-based nonprofit working to prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

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Supply Chain Software Startup AgTools Sweeps Quick Pitch Competition

Irvine-based startup AgTools took home the $50,000 first place prize and the $10,000 audience choice prize at this year's Quick Pitch competition.

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San Diego Angel Conference Returns After Awarding $535,000 in First Year

After its big debut last year, the San Diego Angel Conference will return again in March.

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Silvergate Capital Plans to Offer 4.3M Shares in IPO

Crypto-friendly bank Silvergate Capital said it plans to offer 4.3 million shares in its IPO, more than 3 million of which will be from selling shareholders.

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TCA S.D. Makes 9 Local Investments From Annual Fund

Ten of 16 Investments Were In Life Sciences

Tech Coast Angels-San Diego’s new annual fund was a hit with local angel investors.

Accion’s San Diego Branch Lands $300,000 to Support Diverse Business Owners

Accion received a $300,000 grant to support diverse small business owners in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Co.’s Drive, $298M Keeps It on Course

TECH: TuSimple Advances Autonomous Trucking

Driving down Interstate 10 in Arizona, you might be able to spot one of TuSimple’s bright green, self-driving trucks.

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Bank of Southern California Acquires CalWest

FINANCE: $32M Deal Is Bank’s Seventh Acquisition to Date

Bank of Southern California, a midsized bank based in San Diego, will acquire Rancho Santa Margarita-based CalWest Bancorp.

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Qualcomm Ventures Launches $200M Fund for 5G

Qualcomm Ventures launched a new 5G Ecosystem Fund today.

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Diabetes Prevention Startup Lands $100,000

The SKinny Gene Project, a diabetes prevention nonprofit, received a $100,000 impact loan from Mission Driven Finance.

VC Investing Is Strong for Q3; Tech Makes Inroads

Trackforce, SmartDrive Lead the Way; Health Care Still Overall Winner

Tech companies led San Diego’s top venture capital rounds last quarter, bucking the region’s reputation as a biotech hub.

Changing Hydration from Guessing Game to a Science

BIOTECH: Device Applications Include Sports, Military

Debbie Chen can throw a punch. She began competing as an amateur Muay Thai fighter before she founded her hydration monitoring startup, Hydrostasis.

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Connect All Graduates 13 Cos. From Its First Cohort

Access Trax Awarded $10,000, Plans to Make First Part-Time Hire

Connect All at the Jacobs Center’s first cohort of startups delivered their pitches recently.

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Bank of Southern California to Buy OC-Based Bank for $32 Million

Bank of Southern California and CalWest Bancorp plan to close the deal in early 2020.

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