SERVICES: Firm Aims to Grow Business to $50 Million
In 2007, Louis Song and Ingram Losner started Proven Recruiting as the answer to a growing concern — the fact that most recruiting firms were grueling places to work.
MARKETING: Cos. Launch AI, Digital Products
Power Digital, San Diego’s largest digital marketing agency, continues to expand its services to support the nation’s largest brands.
Co. Goes Public, Grows San Diego Presence
Esports Technologies, a global Esports gambling company, has completed its initial public stock offering.
Firm Hires 50 Staffers, Aims to Add 200 More
Flock Freight, a logistics technology company focused on the trucking industry, has announced it will be moving its main headquarters from Solana Beach to Encinitas.
BIOTECH: Organization Seeks Community Partnerships
San Diego Squared (SD2), a nonprofit focused on increasing the number of minorities in the life science and technology industries, is seeking to partner with local organizations to expand its reach in San Diego.
MARKETING: Firm Has Served Over 45,000 Customers Worldwide
San Diego-based Printivity, an online printing company continues to find success after more than a decade in the business. Founded in 2010, Printivity was started by founder and CEO Lawrence Chou and was built from the ground up.
Co. Received $12 Million Series A to Support Growth
San Diego-based Seqster, the leader in patient-centric healthcare data technology, has raised $12 million Series A from healthcare investors to support its growth.
TECHNOLOGY: Fourth Round of V.C. Funding Nets Co. $118 Million
Classy, operator of an online platform used in nonprofit fundraising, has raised $118 million in a fourth round of venture capital funding.
FINANCE: Life Science Leads Q1 Investment
San Diego venture capital investments got off to a strong start this year reaching its second highest quarter of funding raised on record.
Seattle Investors Help Co. Expand Its Reach
Yembo, a software startup that uses deep learning technology to inventory items, has completed a $8.5 million Series A round to expand its reach into new industries.
Co. Will Move Into New Lab, Deepen Relationships
ImmunoScape, a biotech company which specializes in cancer treatment, has raised $14 million fundraising round.
TOOTRiS Has 32,000 Service Providers on Platform
One of the biggest problems for parents is finding a safe environment for their children while they work. Sorrento Valley-based startup, TOOTRiS is helping solve that problem.
BIOTECH: Co. Has 500 Patents, Sells Licenses to Major Manufacturers
San Diego-based Genomatica, an industry-leading biotech firm for the chemical industry, continues to grow its team and product line after 20 years in the business.
Apple Inc. will add 5,000 new jobs in San Diego over the next five years
FINANCE: San Diego Firm Raises Millions, Seeks Disruptive Technologies
La Jolla-based Nocturne Acquisition, which is headed by a former Qualcomm executive and leaders in the cryptocurrency industry, disclosed in a regulatory filing April 1 that it raised more than $100 million in proceeds from an initial public offering.
EDUCATION: Sees 500 Inventions in 2020
Research, innovation and entrepreneurship remains strong at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), which continues to produce new startups at a high rate.
New Cos. Tackle Problems in Tech, Hotels, and Real Estate
Startups tackle problems in tech, hotels, and real estate in San Diego County.
FINANCE: Co. Raised $190M to Expand its Geographic Footprint, Adds Partner
Anzu Partners, San Diego’s fourth largest venture capital firm, has added a partner from the international investment banking sector.
STARTUPS: Co-Sponsor to Help Young Companies Develop Business Models Around 5G
San Diego startup incubator EvoNexus has secured Verizon Communications as the co-sponsor of its program for young companies to develop business models around the fifth-generation wireless data standard known as 5G.
SERVICES: Firms Help Business Leaders Perform and Transform
Despite some challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic, it has been a busy time for executive and career coaches, as business leaders seek guidance on everything from managing layoffs to navigating racial issues at work to handling uncertainty.
Launched in March, Firm Has Invested in Six San Diego Cos.
Neal Bloom, a local technology investor and chief executive at Rising Tide Partners, has co-founded a new venture capital firm and is leveraging a community-driven angel syndicate model.
FINANCE: Demand for Smart Mobile Device Services Grows, But Brick-and-Mortar Banking Will Remain
During a challenging business climate brought by the pandemic, many banks were forced to shift services to online platforms, restricted access to their branch lobbies and required customers use drive-up methods or make appointments.
13 Businesses Sign Up for Free Program
The first business accelerator program in southeast San Diego, has selected 13 businesses for its fourth cohort.
More Than $500,000 Invested in Third Year
San Diego Angel Conference, which pairs investors with early-stage startups seeking capital, has awarded over $500,000 in funding to five companies.
SERVICE: Intrusive Sports Agency Launches Industry Initiative
Intrusive Sports Agency, a Black-owned full-service sports agency, has launched a university-focused initiative that helps more students land opportunities in the sports industry.
Co. Will Enter Commercial Market Later This Year
San Diego-based CommSafe AI, a technology company which specializes in conflict and violence prevention, has closed a $1.8 million pre-seed round, adding new investors Blu Venture Investors and City Light Capital.
Co. Grows Stronger Despite COVID-19 Headwinds
San Diego-based Wrapify, an advertising startup helping some of the nation’s largest brands, is seeing significant growth this year after overcoming severe tailwinds caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
ClickUp, the all-in-one workplace productivity platform, has partnered with the San Diego Padres.
CONSTRUCTION: From Industrial to Biotech, Co. Makes Magic Happen
In recent years, San Diego has seen big increases in venture capital investment, and booming construction of new lab spaces around the region. Burger Construction has made a name for itself as one of the leading construction firms for the life science industry — having recently completed projects for Cue Health and GenMark.
TECH: Self-Driving Truck Co. Taking Traditional Route
TuSimple, a startup developing self-driving technology for heavy-duty trucks, has filed an initial public stock offering to become a publicly traded company.
ENTERTAINMENT: HiDef Plans to Hire Aggressively, Ramp Up Development
HiDef Inc., a video game startup founded by entertainment and gaming industry veterans, has raised $7.5 million in a Series A round of venture capital funding.
Despite Some Challenges Most Firms See Uptick in Business
While most construction, architectural and engineering firms were deemed as essential during the pandemic and were allowed to remain open, the global pandemic created unexpected impacts for the industries.
STARTUP: Co. Prepares for Scale and Growth
Carlsbad-based Iridia has raised $24 million to build the world’s first high-density DNA-Based memory chip.
TECH: Firm Has Helped More Than 400 Software Professionals
BIOTECH: Co.’s Marketplace Has More Than 400 Chemical Formulations
TECH: Region a Top Destination for Entrepreneurs
7 firms to pitch investors at the San Diego Angel Conference on Saturday.
ChromaCode, Reliable-LFC and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology win XPrize contest.
BIOTECH: Funding to Be Used to Accelerate Efforts, Advance Pipeline