SD TECHNOLOGY

Blockchain Startup XY Cuts Staff by Half

XY reduced its headcount by more than 40 employees last week, in an effort to focus the company.

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Escondido Company’s Respiratory Aid Gets More Federal Funding

Escondido-based Kaer Biotherapeutics received a $300,000 federal grant to help it develop medical technology that could potentially help premature babies and adults with respiratory problems.

Venture Funded Software Firm Names CTO

ESUB Construction Software named Angelina Hendricks its chief technology officer. The hire follows on the heels of the announcement that eSUB raised $12 million in venture funding.

SD 500: Caroline Winn

Caroline Winn became COO in 2017; previously she was chief energy delivery officer.

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Navy Renames IT Command

The U.S. Navy information technology command based in Old Town will now be known as Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, or NAVWARSYSCOM.

Startup Making Smart Car Alarms Moves into New Office in East Village

Bmmpr, a startup that makes smart car alarms, is moving into a new headquarters at the I.D.E.A. District in East Village.

Inventor Takes the Stylish Route With Twist It Up Comb

STARTUP: ‘Shark Tank’ Boosts Interest; Co. Battles Knock Offs

Founded in 2016 by CEO Noel Durity, a San Diego-based real estate broker, Twist It Up Comb came about after Durity realized using an actual tennis racket in a circular motion to twist his afro-centric hair was not only functional, but also cost-effective and sanitary; most twisting products currently in the market are porous sponges that tend to wear out after time.

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Cybersecurity Startup AttackIQ Raises $17.6M in Funding

San Diego-based AttackIQ closed a $17.6 million funding round led by Khosla Ventures.

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Viasat Gets $10M Military Satellite Contract

Viasat Inc. said it received a contract to build a low Earth orbit satellite for the U.S. military’s Link 16 radio system. The Space Enterprise Consortium of the U.S. Air Force made the $10 million award.

Judge Rules Qualcomm's Licensing Practices Violated Antitrust Law

After months of deliberation, a U.S. District Judge found that Qualcomm's licensing practices violated antitrust law.

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TuSimple Launches Pilot with U.S. Postal Service

TuSimple, a startup developing self-driving trucks, will run a two-week pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service.

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Procopio’s LaunchPad To Host 5 Startups

LEGAL: Incubator Includes Legal Services Office Space, IP Advice

After expanding its offices earlier last fall, Procopio is hosting five startups at its LaunchPad incubator at the firm’s Del Mar Heights location. The nine-month program provides technology startups with office space and legal services, including assistance with valuation and intellectual property protection.

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Tealium Closes $55M Funding Round

TECH: Customer Data Platform Casts Big Net Across Systems

San Diego-based software company Tealium closed a $55 million funding round May 15. The new funds will help Tealium grow as the competition heats up Chief Financial Officer Doug Lindroth said.

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Tiled Raises An Additional $1.5M, Hires Former Adobe Exec

Tiled, a startup that lets users make interactive marketing content, raised a $1.5 million seed round led by Kickstart Seed Fund.

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