SD TECHNOLOGY

Airgain Stock Climbs Following Co.'s Announcement of Share Buy Back Plan

San Diego-based Airgain Inc., which makes wireless antennas, saw its stock price rise nearly 15 percent the day after it announced plans to repurchase up to $7 million of shares of its stock.

Report: San Diego-Carlsbad Area Leads State in Residential Solar Power Installed in 2016

In California, the San Diego-Carlsbad area in 2016 ranked first in total amount of residential solar capacity installed, according to the California Green Innovation Index.

Vista Equity Could Supersize PayLease

TECH: New Owner Known To Use Roll Up Strategy

Some startup founders are reluctant to relinquish any control over the companies they are building. PayLease founder Ty Kalklosch’s comfort with collaboration has set the rapidly growing software company on the path to $100 million in revenue in 2018.

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Data Storage Solution May Be in the DNA

TECH: Co. Targets Data Overload and Longevity Issues

A local startup is developing technology that could one day replace your laptop’s hard drive with strands of DNA.

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UC San Diego Center for Peace and Security Receives $3.32M Grant from Charles Koch Foundation

The UC San Diego Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS), launched in 2016 by social scientist and foreign policy expert Erik Gartzke, has received a $3.32 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

How ecoATM Hacked Its Prototype

EcoATM has become one of San Diego’s most notable startup successes, reportedly earning hundreds of millions in annual revenue in recent years. Its co-founder and former CEO, Mark Bowles, is somewhat of a local celebrity, speaking at startup events all over the country.

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ID Analytics Names Chief Analytics and Science Officer

ID Analytics LLC, which collects consumer behavioral data offering its clients what it calls “in-depth visibility into identity risk and creditworthiness,” announced that Sameer Chopra has joined the management team as chief analytics and science officer.

Inseego Corp. Names New CFO and Chief Strategy Officer

San Diego-based Inseego Corp., a global provider of mobile broadband and software-as-a-service solutions, announced that the company has appointed Stephen Smith as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

PayLease's Loss of an Executive May Be Gain for Tech Startups

Sheldon Lewis, vice president of business development for PayLease, is leaving the company to pursue investing in technology startups on a full-time basis.

Seismic Software Opening Office in Sydney, Australia

Seismic Software Inc., one of San Diego’s fastest-growing software firms, is going Down Under.

The (Mis)adventures of Early-Stage Startups

It takes loads of determination, a willingness to risk it all and often a hefty dollop of humor to discover whether an idea is worth it. What sounds good to an entrepreneur may sound downright foolish to prospective investors. When push comes to shove, it’s up to the startup to prove its product has value. Sometimes, that takes odd paths, as evidenced in these three tales.

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Chris Pond Named President of Burwood Cloud Services

Burwood Group Inc. — a Chicago-based business with an operations center in Scripps Ranch — has named Chris Pond president of Burwood Cloud Services.

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Carl Wright Joins AttackIQ

AttackIQ has named Carl Wright as chief revenue officer. The San Diego-based cybersecurity software maker announced the move on Aug. 17.

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Partnership Mounts a More Sustainable Attack on Algae

GREEN: AECOM to Help BLOOM Scale Its Harvesting, Production Process

Solana Beach-based materials development company BLOOM Holdings LLC has partnered with AECOM, one of the world’s largest engineering firms, on a new way of managing harmful algae blooms in lakes, reservoirs and river systems.

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Cubic Says R&D Expenses Will Pay Off

Research-and-development costs for future transportation projects as well as other charges dragged down Cubic Corp.’s financial results for the first three quarters of fiscal 2017, though the company promised shareholders good things ahead.