Bank of Southern California and CalWest Bancorp plan to close the deal in early 2020.
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.
Crypto Currency Services Increased Its Customer Base
Silvergate Bank named a new chief financial officer Oct. 14.
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.
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.
Northrop Grumman will work with MiraCosta College and Palomar College to prepare students for careers in aerospace or defense.
Growth Accelerator Fund Competition to Support Startups
Two San Diego business accelerators were each awarded $50,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.
Company to Charge for App, Plans to Also Develop A Job Health Feature
Sean Rones, a Carmel Valley-based entrepreneur, didn’t realize his relationship was out of balance until he found himself at the therapist’s office.
STARTUPS: Good Ideas To Get Technical Backing
A new venture fund founded by two tech executives looks to invest in startups that are using technology to better others’ lives. Greatscale Ventures was founded by Aaron Contorer.
Connect and SDVG To Co-Host Contest For First Time
San Diego-based Connect named 21 finalists for its Most Innovative New Product Awards.
Silvergate Bank named Antonio Martino as the company's new chief financial officer.
AccessTrax won $10,000 at a pitch competition for graduates of Connect All.
SUBSCRIPTION: Company Now Sells Materials, Working on Collaboration
Cozy knit pillows, stamped leather journals and delicate hand-painted cards are listed as workshops for The Crafter’s Box.
Virginia-based moving company JK Moving Services will use Yembo's software to survey items in advance of a move.
21 companies will compete for the title of "Most Innovative" in December.
TECH: Warner’s New Facility Will Focus on Mobile Games
San Diego’s gaming community gained a new addition last month, after Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced it would open a new studio in Carlsbad.
ProciseDx, a spinoff of Prometheus Laboratories, is working on securing regulatory approval for its diagnostic tech in the U.S. and the E.U.
SDBJ Best Places to Work: Large Employer Category (250 - 1,999 U.S. EMPLOYEES)
For a large, national engineering firm, C&S Cos. still finds ways to keep employees connected.
SOFTWARE: Zingle to Keep Office and Employees; Will Merge with Medallia
Zingle, a Carlsbad-based company that lets users “text” businesses, was acquired on Sept. 24 for $42 million.
$75,000 Up for Grabs; Investors Also to Be in Attendance
Tech Coast Angels picked 10 finalists for its John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition. The annual event brings together promising San Diego startups to compete.
Treasury Management Software in Demand
San Diego-based software company Kyriba brought in a former partner with Ernst & Young as the company’s new chief client officer.
TECH: Sharing Data Is a Challenge; Traffic Solutions Being Sought
In the last two years, the city of San Diego has installed 4,200 smart streetlights downtown, equipped with cameras, sensors and microphones.
STARTUPS: Company Sees Unaddressed Opportunities in the Market
CommonGrounds Workplace, a Carlsbad-based coworking company, raised an additional $40 million in funding after closing a $100 million series A round in January.
Two San Diego accelerator programs will each get $50,000 from the Small Business Administration.
LEGAL: Cos. Will Need to Examine Hiring Practices
In the early 1900s, the word “gig” appeared in jazz clubs, referring to a live music performance.
AIS Technology Services merged with Fortitude Technology, another San Diego-based IT company.
Machine Learning Helps Find Clues on Property Improvements
San Diego investor Neil Senturia launched a new startup to help governments detect unpaid property taxes.
Tech Coast Angels named 10 startups as the finalists for its annual Quick Pitch competition, which will take place on Oct. 29.
Process Creates Building Materials Out of Recycling
Before, San Diego used to send the majority of its recycling to China, where it would be spun up into raw materials that could be manufactured into goods.
Zingle was acquired by Medallia, a San Francisco-based software company.
LEADERSHIP: Female Leaders Discuss Taking Right Team on Right Path
The early days of a startup can be challenging, but when entrepreneurs begin scaling a business, they face even more decisions.
startups: Fintech Takes First; Others Include Healing, Sustainability and Travel
Nine female-led startups vied for the chance to win $5,000 at the Women’s Venture Summit Sept. 14.
$2.9M Seed Round Helps Build Engineering, Sales Teams
As the end to the harvest season draws near, GroGuru CEO Patrick Henry sees an opportunity to plant the seeds for his San Diego agtech’s future growth.
EDUCATION: Ordóñez Sees Potential at Business School
Lisa Ordóñez joined UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management as its second-ever dean earlier this month.
Company to Co-Develop a Self-Driving Truck With OEMs
TuSimple, a startup working on building autonomous trucks, raised $120 million more for its oversubscribed Series D funding round.
Company Sees Itself in Leading Role for Telematics
San Diego-based telematics company SmartDrive Systems raised $90 million in financing on Sept. 12.
TECHNOLOGY: Buys Out TDK’s Share Of Joint Venture
Qualcomm Inc. acquired the remaining shares of RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd. for $1.15 billion.
Blackbird Ventures founder Neil Senturia launched a new startup.
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.
TuSimple raised an additional $120 million, after raising a $95 million series D round in February.
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.
Qualcomm acquired the remaining shares of RF360 for $1.15 billion.
CommonGrounds raised an additional $40 million, after raising $100 million in January.
The San Diego EDC's Advancing San Diego initiative will help fund internships at local companies.
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.
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.
Startup Grows Team After Raising $55 Million
San Diego-based software company Tealium added a new member to its executive team.