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GTCR Acquires XIFIN (7/31/14)

Epic Sciences Raises $30M (7/30/14)

Underground Solutions Raises $45M, Acquires Company (7/29/14)

Qualcomm Commits Up To $150 Million to Strategic Venture Fund in China (7/25/14)

Pfenex Raises $50 Million in IPO (7/25/14)

CBS Local Media  to Acquire Eventful (7/24/14)

Wine spritzer gets ‘Shark Tank’ investment (7/23/14)

Sofinnova Raises $500 Million Biotech Venture Fund (7/23/14)

San Diego’s EdgeWave Raises $6M (7/22/14)

Hera Therapeutics Raises $1.1M in Equity Financing (7/21/14)

ScoreStream Gets Ready for Some Football With $800,000 (7/18/14)

Edico Genome Raises $10M (7/17/14)

Tocagen Raises $8.5M in Investment Round (7/16/14)

COOL Company Quippi featured in USA Today (7/15/14)

Otonomy files for IPO (7/14/14)

AccerateIT Ventures scores win with acquisition of RelateIQ (7/14/14)

CLOSE OF THE ZIEGLER LINK•AGE LONGEVITY FUND, L.P. (7/12/14)

MabVax and Telik Complete Merger (7/11/14)

Adtile Raises $4.5M To Create A Marketplace For Interactive Mobile Ads (7/9/14)

Roche buys breast cancer specialist Seragon for $1.7 billion (7/2/14)

Cidara Therapeutics Completes $32 Million Series A Financing (6/30/14)

Dolby Family Launches Institutional Venture Fund 6/24/14

Irvine Co. Is Making Space for an EvoNexus Incubator in the O.C.    6/23/14

Digital Health Dominates New EvoNexus Startup Group (6/16/14)

RuiYi Gets $4M In Venture Loan (6/12/14)

Light Raises $9.7MM Series A to Reimagine Photography (6/11/14)

 San Diego biotech Pfenex files for IPO (6/6/14)

Sequenom, Inc.’s Bioscience Business Acquired by Agena Bioscience (6/5/14)

EvoNexus, Cisco Team Up for Incubator Program (6/4/14)

Sente, Inc. Raises $5M in Series C Financing (6/3/14)

PayLease Announces New Investment From Francisco Partners (6/2/14)

Ecwid Closes Series B Funding (5/29/14)

Volcano Corporation Announces Agreement To Acquire AtheroMed (5/28/14)

HouseCall nets $1.5 million in funding (5/27/14)

Overland Storage to Be Acquired By Canadian Company in Stock Deal (5/23/14)

Sophiris Enters into Common Stock Purchase Agreement (5/18/14)

Huntington Capital Announces Growth Capital Investment in Cubex, LLC (5/16/14)

Melanoma MDx Firm DermTech Files for IPO (5/15/14)

Telik and MabVax Therapeutics Announce Definitive Merger Agreement (5/14/14)

Liquid Grids Announces Series A Funding and Appoints New Chairman (5/13/14)

Shire Pays Over $260M Upfront in IPO Detour for San Diego’s Lumena (5/12/14)

Plug and Play San Diego Selects Five Companies for Startup Camp (5/9/14)

LiquidPlanner Raises $8M In Hot Market for Project Management Tools (5/8/14)

BelHealth acquires Precision Toxicology (5/7/14)

Ambrx files for IPO (5/5/14)

Equity firm that sold prAna to Columbia Sportswear books a giant profit (5/2/14)

Otonomy Raises $49 Million in Oversubscribed Financing (5/1/14)

Verdezyne Gets $48M to Advance Industrial Biotechnology in Malaysia (4/30/14)

Tealium Announces $20 Million in Additional Growth Financing (4/29/14)

OurCrowd Closes $25M Series B Funding Round (4/28/14)

Domain Elite Invests $6.5M in GI Device Maker to Expand in China (4/25/14)

GroundMetrics nets $2.73 million from investors (4/23/14)

Nervana Systems grabs $600K (4/22/14)

VCs Invest $243M in San Diego Startups in Q1 (4/18/14)

Vital Therapies Prices Initial Public Offering (4/17/14)

Venture Capital Funds Raised $8.9 Billion During First Quarter 2014 (4/16/14)

Software VC Tucks Fund for UC San Diego Deals into New Venture Fund (4/10/14)

West Partners Closes Investment in NoteVault, Inc. (4/7/14)

Lumena swings for a $75M IPO (4/4/14)

TVC Capital Boosts Levels Beyond (4/3/14)

Tao Venture Capital Boosts 3D Ram Semiconductor Developer (4/2/14)

Two Companies Agree to Buy San Diego-Based DivX for Up to $75M (4/1/14)

West Health Investment Fund Sinks $7.5M into Reflexion Health (3/31/14)

RuiYi Announces $15 Million Series B (3/28/14)

SeniorQuote Insurance Services Completes $1.4M Funding Round (3/27/14)

Assay Depot Raises Series B Funds (3/26/14)

TakeLessons Takes in $7M (3/25/14)

GTCR Launches New Life Sciences Platform (3/19/14)

CorTechs secures new Series B financing (3/18/14)

AMN Healthcare invests In PipelineRx (3/17/14)

Ignyta Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock (3/14/14)

The Best Places To Launch A Startup In 2014 (3/13/14)

PatientSafe Solutions Gets $3M Strategic Investment (3/12/14)

Lumena Pharmaceuticals Raises $45 Million in Series B Financing (3/11/14)

NASDAQ Launches Its Market For Privately-Held Companies (3/10/14)

Emotient Raises $6M For Facial Expression Recognition Tech (3/7/14)

Can’t Get a Bank Loan? The Alternatives Are Expanding (3/6/14)

Craig Venter’s Latest Startup Gets $70M (3/5/14)

Cancer biotech Ignyta files for a $40 million IPO (3/4/14)

Abide to Receive $50M Upfront in Collaboration with Celgene Corp. (3/3/14)

San Diego’s StackIQ Gets First-Day Funding Boost (2/28/14)

Bright Light Management Launches in San Diego (2/27/14)

Enlightenment Capital invests in Vanguard Space Technologies (2/26/14)

Thesan Pharmaceuticals Announces a $49M Sereis B Financing (2/25/14) 

Voxox Buys PokeTALK (2/24/14)

MaintenanceNet Closes $12M Funding Round (2/20/14)

Lithera Announces Final Closing of $35.6 Million Series C Financing (2/18/14)

MD Revolution Raises $7M  (2/14/14)

San Diego Tech Coast Angels Invests Nearly $3M During Q4 (2/13/14)

Mallinckrodt plc to Acquire Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc (2/12/14)

Telegraph Hill Partners Announces Appointment of Paul D. Grossman as Venture Partner (2/11/14)

CloudOne secures Series C from Bootstrap Venture Fund (2/10/14)

Biocept, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering (2/7/14)

Auspex launches IPO (2/5/14)

Marsh and McLennan Agency Acquires Barney & Barney (2/4/14)

Correlation Ventures Added 32 Companies to Portfolio in 2013 (2/3/14)

Celladon prices upsized IPO at $8 (1/31/14)

Quippi Raises $2M For International Money Transfers (1/31/14)

Video Advertising Tech Company Receives $1.7M in Funding (1/30/14)

With Record $275M Gift, Sanford-Burnham Unveils New 10-Year Plan (1/29/14)

Huntington Capital Completes Financing with gen-E (1/28/14)

San Diego firms get $757M in 2013 VC funding  (1/23/14)

BuyAutoParts.com Gets $18.6M In Private Equity Acquisition (1/22/14)

Qualcomm Leads $14M Investment In Fon (1/21/14)

Millennium Laboratories Acquires RxAnte (1/17/14)

Qualcomm Ventures Launches Fourth Annual QPrize Competition (1/16/14)

Avelas Biosciences Closes $6.85 Million in Series B  (1/15/14)

Suneva Medical Gets $35 Million For Aesthetic Medicine (1/14/14)

Square 1 Bank targets IPO (1/13/14)

StockTwits Raises New Funding, Swaps CEO (1/10/14)

Auspex Raises $35 Million (1/9/14)

Cibus Buys Nucelis (1/8/14)

Ignyta Gets $10M In Term Loan (1/6/14)

Square 1 Bank Expands the Financing Solutions It Offers with Acquisition of Sand Hill Finance (1/3/14)

Fabrus Planning to Merge With New Jersey Biotech Company (1/2/14)

Medistem Being Acquired for $26 Million (12/30/13)

HouseCall Advances Mobile App for Home Chores (12/19/13)

Square 1 Bank backs NutraMed (12/18/13)

Dell Ventures Launches $300M Fund (12/16/13)

Sapphire Energy inks commercialization deal with Phillips 66 (12/11/13)

Accelrys Acquires Compliance and Quality Management Leader QUMAS (12/10/13)

Imagine Communications Acquired By Harris Broadcast (12/6/13)

5AM Ventures raises $250 Million life science venture capital fund. (12/5/13)

JMI Equity has promoted Brian Hersman general partner. (12/4/13)

ResMed Buys Unimedis to Target Czech and Slovak Markets (12/3/13)

Commenting Startup Livefyre Acquires Realtidbits  (11/26/13)

Sitari Pharmaceuticals Raises $10M To Tackle Celiac Disease (11/22/13)

VC Terms and Trends for Q2 (11/21/13)

Christopher Weil & Company Announces $10 Million Healthcare and Medical Device Investment Fund (11/20/13)

Local Startups Receive Angel Support (11/19/13)

Tandem Diabetes Care Raises $120M (11/15/13)

Ezoic Raises $5.6M (11/14/13)

Mobile Learning Networks raises $350K of seed funding (11/12/13)

Icon Ventures forms from from El Dorado’s ashes. (11/7/13)

Sanford’s $100 Million Gift Launches Stem Cell Center at UCSD (11/6/13)

OrbiMed closes Fund V on $735 mln (11/1/13)

Tech Coast Angels Among Nation’s Most Active Investor Groups (10/31/13)

Frazier Healthcare Adds Carol Gallagher to its Life Science Team (10/30/13)

Mirati Therapeutics Prices Public Offering Of Common Stock (10/28/13)

gdf suez energy north america makes investment in oneroof energy (10/24/13)

Teambox Announces $5M Series A Funding Led by Avalon Ventures (10/23/13)

Arcturus Therapeutics Raises $5 Million in Series A Funding (10/22/13)

Seragon Pharmaceuticals Raises $30M in Series A Financing (10/21/13)

Javelin Venture Partners Closes $125 Million Third Fund (10/18/13)

Vital Therapies Files Registration Statement With SEC (10/16/13)

Embarke Raises $1.25M For Email MarketingTools (10/15/13)

Celladon Corporation Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering (10/14/13)

Tandem Diabetes Care Files Registration Statement  (10/8/13)

PharmAkea, Celgene Corporation and Bay City Capital Collaborate (10/7/13)

BioNano Genomics Raises $10 Million Financing (10/4/13)

Frazier Healthcare Surpasses Fund Target, Raises $377M Healthcare Fund (10/3/13)

GenomeDx Biosciences Closes Series B Financing (10/2/13)

Active Network in $1.05 Billion Buyout (10/01/13)

3D Robotics Hovers Into $30M Series B (9/30/13)

Cancer diagnostic company Biocept Laboratories files for IPO (9/27/13)

Evoke Pharma Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering (9/26/13)

PatientSafe Solutions Raises Strategic Investment (9/25/13)

Apmetrix Game and Mobile Analytics Secures Additional Financing (9/24/12)

Verenium Enters Agreement To Be Acquired By BASF (9/23/13)

San Diego’s GoFastCab Acquired By Total Transit (9/18/13)

DRI Capital gains $1.45B (9/8/13)

Mitchell International to Be Sold (9/6/13)

Triton Algae Receives $5M in Series A Funding  (9/5/13)

Otonomy Completes $45.9 Million Series C Equity Financing (9/4/13)

ITC Acquires Accumetrics (9/3/13)

Palomar Health and Qualcomm Life Launch Glassomics Incubator & Lab (8/28/13)

Sangamo BioSciences to Acquire Ceregene (8/27/13)

DermTech Adds $5.6M For Skin Cancer Detection (8/23/13)

Acutus Medical Closes Series B Funding at $28 Million (8/22/13)

Stealthy ParAccel spinoff raises $10M (8/21/13)

Applied Proteomics Closes $28M Series C Financing Round (8/20/13)

Sequoia Capital raises more than $1 billion (8/19/13)

Seismic Raises $4.5M In Series A Funding Led By Sigma West (8/16/13)

Fate Therapeutics Joins Biotech IPO Conga Line (8/15/13)

Kyriba Raises $18.2M in Series B Financing (8/14/13)

Glaxo Invests in Bioelectronics With New Venture Fund (8/12/13)

Biotech Sophiris Bio sets terms for $65 million IPO (8/9/13)

Trius Therapeutics and Optimer Pharmaceuticals Acquired by Cubist Pharmaceuticals (8/8/13)

MicroPower Technologies Finds $5.7M In Funding (8/7/13)

aTyr Pharma Completes $49 Million Financing (8/6/13)

Skylight Healthcare Systems Receives $10M Loan from GE Capital (8/5/13)

Solulink Completes Equity Financing (8/1/13)

Biotechnology Incubator Bio, Tech and Beyond Opens in Carlsbad (7/31/13)

Highland Capital raises $300M towards Fund 9 (7/29/13)

Lithera Announces Second Closing of $27.3 Million Series C (7/26/13)

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering (7/25/13)

ForwardMetrics Gets $1M In Seed Funding (7/25/13)

Yapert Closes $1.2M Seed Round Led by Tech Coast Angels (7/23/13)

CyberFlow Analytics Raises $2M from Toshiba (7/22/13)

Ocera Therapeutics Merges with Tranzyme Pharma (7/19/13)

Regulus Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock (7/18/13)

On-Ramp Wireless Expands Series C Funding to $31M (7/17/13)

Biosilo Premieres New Superfood Snack (7/16/13)

JMI Equity Announces Six Promotions (7/15/13)

HighBAR Partners closes oversubscribed $130M fund (7/11/13)

ViaCyte, Inc. raises $10.6 Million (7/10/13)

Biotech Conatus Pharmaceuticals sets terms for $55 million IPO (7/9/13)

Global Analytics raises $30M to bring Zebit micro loans to the USA (7/8/13)

VC Vets Garg and Wagner Launch Wing Venture Partners with $111 Mln Fund (7/5/13)

Outerwall Inc. (formerly CoinStar) to Acquire ecoATM (7/2/13)

July 12 Venture Summit “Cool Companies” Announced  (6/28/13)

After 17 years we’ve changed our name from GRP Partners to Upfront Ventures. (6/27/13)

EMN8 acquires Snapfinger to accelerate digital ordering growth (6/26/13)

Acutus Medical, Inc. Raises $21 Million Toward its B-Series Financing (6/25/13)

Banyan Biomarkers Gets $6M For Detecting Traumatic Brain Injury (6/20/13)

Mast Therapeutics Prices Public Offering Of Units (6/19/13)

Aragon Pharmaceuticals Announces Acquisition by Johnson & Johnson (6/18/13)

SALKA announces strategic partnership to fund renewable energy projects (6/17/13)

Biotech Conatus Pharmaceuticals files for a $69 million IPO (6/14/13)

Domain Associates Announces Promotion of Nimesh Shah to Partner (6/13/13)

Colorescience Announces Successful Completion of $10 Million Series A Preferred Stock Offering (6/12/13)

Entropic Spends $13M for Irvine Semiconductor Firm (6/10/13)

Bloomberg Beta Launches with $75 Million Technology Venture Fund  (6/7/13)

WeMonitor Raises $5.3M Through Dominion Investment Group (6/6/13)

GF Capital has sold Trade Service Company LLC to Trimble (6/5/13)

San Diego Entrepreneurs Launch Dealstruck Lending Marketplace for Businesses Seeking Expansion Capital (6/4/13)

Arcturus Therapeutics Raises $1.3 Million in Series Seed Funding (6/3/13)

ASML completes acquisition of Cymer (5/31/13)

Carmel Valley-based Evoke Pharma Inc. registers for IPO (5/28/13)

San Diego’s LifeProof sold to OtterBox (5/23/13)

Ignyta Announces Acquisition of Actagene Oncology  (5/21/13)

eFFECTOR Therapeutics Raises $45 Million in Series A Financing (5/20/13)

Ambit Biosciences Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering (5/16/13)

Sente, Inc. Raises $2.1M in Series B Equity Financing.  (5/15/13)

Foley Raises $2.6 Million for New Second Venture Capital Fund (5/14/13)

Scale Venture Partners Closes $300M Fund IV  (5/13/13)

Receptos Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offerring (5/10/13)

Lumena Pharmaceuticals Announces $23 Million Series A Financing (5/8/13)

Patagonia Commits ‘$20 Million & Change’ in Venture Funding (5/7/13)

Abide Therapeutics Announces Collaboration With Merck (5/6/13)

Qualcomm Backs Photo Technology Firm Pelican Imaging (5//1/13)

Topera Announces $25 Million Series C Financing  (4/30/13)

Actian Acquires MPP Big Data Market Leader ParAccel.  (4/29/13)

Tranzyme Pharma and Ocera Therapeutics Announce Merger Agreement (4/26/13)

Avalon Ventures’ $495M Deal (4/25/13)

Groundmetrics Announces Closing of $1.5 Million in Second Round of Financing  (4/24/13)

Chimerix Announces Completion of Initial Public Offering (4/19/13)

Q1 Venture Capital Spending And Number Of Deals Down (4/18/13)

StepStone Collects $450 Mln for Secondary PE fund (4/17/13)

Axesstel Secures $2.25 Million Term Loan (4/16/13)

ViaSat Acquires LonoCloud (4/15/13)

What is San Diego’s innovation DNA? (UT San Diego 4/14/13)

San Diego industries: hot or not? (UT San Diego 4/14/13)

Xpenser Acquired By Coupa Software

Foundation Capital Closes Fund VII

Ignition Partners Raises $150 Million Fund

ZeaKal Completes $3.8M Money Raise

Playdek nails down $3.8M in funding

Proximal Data Secures B Round of Funding

Tealium Raises $15.6Min Series C Financing

OneHealth® Secures $9 Million in Series B Funding

Algenetix Scores $2M for Renewable Fuels Technology

OneHealth® Secures $9 Million in Series B Funding

Tealium Raises $15.6Min Series C Financing

Proximal Data Secures B Round of Funding

Playdek nails down $3.8M in funding.

ZeaKal Completes $3.8M Money Raise

Third Rock Ventures Raises $516 Million Fund III

Vital Therapies, Inc. Announces Increase in Financing

Westly Group raises $160 million Fund II

Fortress Leads AIS (American Internet Services) Refinancing

Crescent Ridge Partners to invest in early stage deals.

Greycroft Bolsters Los Angeles Team

NFL, Providence Equity to Invest $300 Million in Media, Tech.

Square 1 Bank Announces Credit Facility to Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Domain + Elite Consulting Collaborate to Create/Invest in China Life Science Companies.

Frost and Sullivan recognizes Achates Power.

Draper University now open for entrepreurs.  Apply now to change the world.

Analytics Ventures raising $50M.

Qualcomm Backs 3D Scanning Startup Matterport

Samsung has announced a $100 million VC fund

Sorrento Therapeutics to acquire IGRADSOL.

Carolus Therapeutics Gets $2.25M In Debt Funding.

LIA raises $400K to enterprise mobile app.

Synteract acquires Harrison Clinical Research.

Ignyta Raises $1M In Venture Debt.

One Roof Energy Gets $100M in Funding.

UCSD Biologist Wins $3M Award for Life Sciences Work.

Battery Ventures has closed its tenth fund.

Liquidity Corporation to Launch Revolutionary Water Purification Technology Products.

Ambit Bio files for IPO.

Sophiris Bio files for Nasdaq IPO.

Elcelyx Therapeutics Completes $20M Series C.

Verve Mobile Lands $14M From Qualcomm, Others

Volvo Group Invests in DriveCam, Inc.

RQx Pharmaceuticals signs deal worth up to $111M.

Sotera Wireless raises $14.8M from Safeguard, Delphi and existing investors.

2009 PitchFest winner EcoATM raises $40M for expansion.

Evo’s newest company, P4RC, raises capital.

JMI Equity leads expansion financing for White Hat.

Legend 3D raises $8.0M Series B round.

San Diego’s Investing Angels like Groundmetrics.

Triangle Peak leads $4.0M expansion for Takelessons.com. 

DB Networks raises $4.5M Series B from Khosla Ventures.

San Diego Venture Group announces board changes.

One Roof Energy raises $30M from overseas investor.

“Cool Company” MOGL launches new partnership with Virgin Group.

Ribbit capital to jump on financial services deals.

TVC Capital beginning to deploy new fund.

Telcentris raises $5.3M for VOXOX for business.

VC investments in San Diego top $1.1B in 2012.

Redpoint Ventures raises $400M for early stage investing.

Brook Byers discusses KPCB healthcare investing plans.

John Reed to lead Roche R&D efforts.

U.S. Army Selects AVL and Achates Power to Develop Next-Generation Combat Engine

In the Microsoft Accelerator with SD’s Embarke: ‘This is Not Easy!’ - Xconomy.com; Bruce V. Bigelow, Oct 11, 2012

San Diego Venture Group Invites Entrepreneurs to Compete for Funding - San Diego Daily Transcript; Sept 19, 2012

A Big Crowd and Signs of Increasing VC Activity Mark SD Venture Summit - Xconomy.com; Bruce V. Bigelow; June 6, 2012

Venture Funding Rises in San Diego - San Diego Union-Tribune; Mike Freeman; April 19, 2012

VC Funds Still Flowing - San Diego Business Journal; Stephanie R. Glidden; Jan 23, 2012

Venture Capitalists Turn Their Gaze Toward Software - San Diego Business Journal; Mike Allen; Dec 5, 2011

SwoopThat Wins PitchFest - Xconomy.com; Bruce V. Bigelow; Nov 21, 2011

How the Other Half Holds a Beer Bash - Signonsandiego.com; Peter Rowe; August 25, 2011

Venture Capitalist Hunts Cash for Energy’s Next Big Thing - The  New York Times; Anne C. Mulkern; June 27, 2011

San Diego Venture Group Hires its First President - Signonsandiego.com; Mike Freeman; April 6, 2011

 

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