Qualcomm introduced its newest chipset, the Snapdragon 855 Plus, which includes improvements that make it better suited to gaming and virtual reality.
Sony launched a new fund, Innovation Growth Ventures, to invest in tech startups.
Company Has Raised $28M, Plans to Start With Bigger Fleets
A number of tech firms are trying to overhaul the trucking industry.
E-Commerce Startup Aims to Deliver for Independent Grocers
Mercato, a San Diego startup building an e-commerce platform for independent grocers, recently closed a $4 million funding round.
STARTUPS: Eleven Companies Affected By Sudden Closure
With its CEO and board members facing allegations in a civil lawsuit, tech incubator ThinkTank Innovation Inc. suddenly shut down on July 8.
Agtech Co. Developing Sensors to Monitor Moisture, Salinity
GroGuru, a San Diego startup building sensors for crops, named EvoNexus CEO Rory Moore to its board on July 1.
Carlsbad-based coworking company signed a lease to open a new space in Washington D.C. It's the fourth lease the company has signed so far this year.
Amsterdam Selected for Its Established Ecosystem Supporting AI and Robotics
Brain Corp., a San Diego company developing technology that allows industrial cleaning robots to drive themselves, plans to open its first European offices in the Netherlands.
Company Licenses Out Its Software on A Subscription Basis
While pursuing his degree in nanoengineering program, Nanome founder and CEO Steven McCloskey had an idea: Why not create a tool that makes it easier to visualize molecules, using computer graphics?
ThinkTank Innovation, a new tech incubator in UTC, shut down on Monday after its CEO and board were hit with fraud allegations in a lawsuit.
San Diego startups raised just over $889 million in the second quarter of 2019, a slight increase from last year.
TECH: Construction Software Co. Got In Early, Adds New CTO
Fresh off a $12 million funding round, construction software startup eSUB is quickly building its business.
Board Will Select New Leader; Russell Will Leave in July
Jarrod Russell, Startup San Diego’s first full-time executive director, will leave for the San Francisco Bay Area this summer.
New Position Ensures Compliance in Technology
CureMatch, a San Diego startup that uses algorithms to match patients with cancer treatments, is building out its executive team. The company hired first Chief Technical Officer, Viktor Novy.
District Judge Lucy Koh denied Qualcomm's request for a stay after she found the company's licensing practices violated antitrust law.
VC Cash Flowing Gives Cos. Options; In 2018, S.D. Startups Raised $2.5B in Venture Capital
Even as the number of IPOs dipped across the U.S., California saw an uptick in companies making the jump to go public, driven by large venture capital investments. San Diego was no exception, with three companies making their public debut so far this year.
Mercato, a San Diego startup building a delivery platform for independent grocers, recently closed on $4 million in funding.
BIOTECH: It Sources Promising Cos., Talent; 13th Location Planned
Wellspring Biosciences, a San Diego startup developing targeted cancer drugs, got its start in local biotech incubator, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS.
EvoNexus CEO Rory Moore joined San Diego AgTech startup GroGuru's board.
Self-driving robot company Brain Corp. is opening a new office in Amsterdam, its second location overseas.
FUNDING: Bootstrapping Recommended; Credit Cards Bring Additional Risks
Startups may turn to credit cards as a fast source of cash early on in their operations.
Company to Expand Its Trials to Include Cannabis and Hemp
ZeaKal Inc., a startup developing technology to increase the photosynthetic capacity of crops, recently raised a little more green.
CureMatch, a San Diego startup that matches matches cancer treatments with patients, hired its first CFO and CTO.
CEO Randall Has Experience Scaling Early-Stage Companies
Aira Tech Corp., a San Diego startup that uses agents to help blind and low-vision users navigate their surroundings, tapped a new CEO with a history at several big-name tech firms.
CLOUD: Relocation, Hiring and Adapting All Part of New Plan
Charged with leading Teradata through the biggest turnaround in its history, new CEO Oliver Ratzesberger took to the stage on June 13.
San Diego has seen three companies go public this year, according to a report by Ernst & Young.
Canopy Rivers Inc. invested in ZeaKal, a San Diego startup developing technology to make plants more photosynthetic.
Co. Sees Those Leaders as Better Suited for Pursuing Biotech, Fintech and Medtech
A Brazilian software firm opened a new headquarters in San Diego. NTConsult, which has roughly 200 full-time employees between Brazil, Peru, Uruguay and the U.S., is building an executive team out of its new offices in Sorrento Valley.
Plan Is to Out-Tech, Outprice Competition; Co. Taps Crowdfunding
One moment on a road trip inspired car enthusiast Marko Mandaric to found his startup, Bmmpr. He and his wife were driving to Seattle, and stopped briefly at a grocery store.
BIOTECH: Pain Relief Device Uses Magnetic Field
NeuraLace Medical, the medical device startup that won last year’s Quick Pitch competition, recently closed on a $3 million seed funding round.
Aira, a startup that uses agents to help blind and low-vision people navigate their surroundings, named a new CEO.
Three San Diego startups were picked as winners for the Ignite - SCALE - San Diego challenge.
RETAIL: Co-Founders Create Treatments For UTIs
Jenna Ryan co-founded Uqora with her fiancé in 2017. She had hoped to find a better solution for a common problem, the frequent urinary tract infections that had disrupted her life.
Companies Encouraged To Find Ways to Make Social Impact
Two local finalists competed at the University of San Diego’s Fowler Global Innovation Challenge recently.
Local Companies Get Network of Support and Space at WeWork
After serving in the U.S. Army for 12 years, Yolanda Clarke struck out to start her own business.
Company's Platform Integrates Stages of Design
Darren Charrier and Faris Hamdi had interplanetary ambitions when the two founded Voyager Space Technologies. Both undergraduate students studying aerospace engineering at UC San Diego, the two had sought to create a robotic spacecraft that could extend the life of dying satellites.
A new incubator at the San Diego International Airport is seeking applicants for its third cohort.
Apple is looking to acquire Intel's modem business, according to a report by the Information.
EvoNexus is launching a new fintech incubator with the Rady School of Management, Franklin Templeton and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Atlazo, a company that makes semiconductors for health devices and wearables, closed a $3.4 million seed round.
Genomatica acquired Renewable Energy Group's life sciences division on June 6.
Startup: As of March, Company Had 85 Full-Time Employees
The Persistent Company, a San Diego-based startup developing Bluetooth beacons on a blockchain network, cut more than 40 employees last week.
Be Selective; Raise Funds Before You Need Them
Seismic Founder and CEO Doug Winter closed on $100 million in funding for his company in December. With the additional funds, the company has been preparing to go public, including hiring a chief financial officer who helped take ServiceNow public.
Don’t Be Rushed; Focus On Obtaining Good Investors
Jean-Luc Robert founded Kyriba in 2004, after seeing a need for better tools for companies to track their cash flow. The company spun out of French firm XRT, and moved its headquarters to San Diego, where it is growing its local 120-person workforce.
Let the Team Figure Out the Course; Keep In Mind It’s a Marathon
Tealium CEO Jeff Lunsford brought together a cadre of former WebSideStory executives when he set off to build Tealium eight years ago. The software startup builds customer data platforms, which allow companies to manage marketing data from a host of different sources.
TRADE: Preparation Is Difficult; Long-Term Damage Is Likely
Two days after this article was written, the evening of June 8, the U.S. and Mexico struck a trade deal that would put potential tariffs on hold. The countries would revisit the deal after 90 days. Mexico's Congress would need to ratify another portion of the deal, President Donald Trump said on Monday, June 10.
Applications for Tech Coast Angels' annual pitch competition are due on October 29.
The San Diego Regional EDC plans to create 50,000 quality jobs at small businesses by 2030.
Workforce: Costs, Benefits and Enthusiasm Draw Startups
After working for San Diego-based software firm ArkusNexus for two years, Lonnie McRorey and Jesus Romero set out to start their own company. They founded Framework Science in 2017 in a tiny office in Tijuana.
Product Gives Wheelchairs Access Through the Sand
A San Diego entrepreneur is developing a solution to help adaptive surfers and other outdoors enthusiasts navigate bumpy surfaces, where wheelchairs often sink. Kelly Twichel, an occupational therapist, founded Access Trax last February.