Entries by Nicole

Trever Acers

Managing Partner Objective Capital Partners Trever F. Acers leads all aspects of Objective Capital Partner’s investment banking activities, drawing from his 15+ years of acquisition, finance and business management experience. Prior to starting Objective, Mr. Acers served as a Director at TGG Capital, where he led the firm’s financial and strategy consulting operations. Previously, he […]


Rivaling dot-com boom, 2018 breaks record for San Diego startups raising cash

San Diego Union Tribune, Brittany Meiling Jan 7, 2019 — San Diego’s startup scene made big gains in 2018, hauling in nearly twice as much money as the prior year. That’s record-breaking attention from investors, and it’s an impressive performance compared to state and national averages. Local companies raised $2.5 billion from venture capitalists in […]

Kevin Meissner

Tenant Representation  Cushman & Wakefield Kevin exclusively represents Tenants and Owner-Users of commercial real estate. He specializes in the representation of North American based companies, both private and public. In order to achieve clients’ goals, Kevin implements a client-centered approach in order to develop, plan, and execute real estate solutions.

3 Startups take home $75K in San Diego’s largest pitch event

Ten local startups went head to head in a Shark Tank-style competition Wednesday night, attempting to impress a panel of judges and an audience of hundreds for a total of $75,000 in cash prizes. Finalists were only allowed 2 minutes on stage to make their case. In front of a packed house at Qualcomm Hall  [full SDBJ article…]

Reporter’s Notebook: Startups Make Wise Investment Of Time at Venture Summit

San Diego — Earlier this month, an oft-heard refrain in San Diego startup circles — “there aren’t enough venture capitalists in town!” — rang false, at least for a couple of days.  The San Diego Venture Group’s 16th annual Venture Summit was a two-day affair which kicked off Aug. 15 with an invite-only get together at Petco Park where about two dozen early-stage companies made their pitches for Series A investment to dozens of investors.


QuickPitch 2018

Wednesday October 24 @ Qualcomm | Tech Coast Angels, SDVG, & Cox Business present… QuickPitch 2018! — 10 startups go head-to-head for over $75K in prizes. Apply by August 31. Each company is coached by a mentor of TCA, chosen for industry experience to prep the 2 min demo. Networking and reception in the hall of Qualcomm. Enjoy refreshments and snacks. Startup tables before the show. An engaged, educating, and entertaining panel of judges. Audience votes!


Socialize this Summer

You’re Invited to SDVG’s Annual Summer Social & Beer Bash! 500+ CEOs, investors, business execs.. It’s the party of the summer! Collecting donations from some awesome local brewers, including not just beer this year… kombucha and wine too!


SDVG Venture Summit 2018

San Diego Venture Group will host its 16th Annual Venture Summit. Bringing together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and eco-system partners to network, share updates on key venture industry topics, and meet 30 of San Diego’s ‘coolest’ companies. Last year we hosted over 700 people, including 120+ VCs from all over California and across the nation.

San Diego Venture Group Names 30 Startups to 2018 ‘Cool Companies’ List

San Diego Venture Group on May 24 announced the latest batch of startups to make its “Cool Companies” list.  The organization, which works to link local early-stage companies with investors, said 180 companies applied for inclusion this year.  Founders of the companies are invited to meet in late June with roughly 100 venture capitalists and angel investors at a private event hosted by SDVG.


SDVG Press Release: San Diego Venture Group Continues to Bring Capital 
to Southern California

Each year, SDVG opens applications to the community, gathering hundreds of the most exciting businesses, ready to raise Seed, Series A and Series B funding.  Then with an expert selection committee sourced from the community, SDVG picks the top 30 to 40 companies with greatest potential and revolutionary to their industry — and dubs them ‘cool.’  Startups selected to be Cool Companies are invited to attend private settings with Venture Capitalists. SDVG’s Cool Companies from 2016 and 2017 have collectively since raised over $100M.  In terms of companies attracting capital, the 30 SDVG Cool Companies of 2017 outperformed the 200 companies in last year’s TechCrunch program in San Francisco.


SDVG Goes to Carlsbad

Just like your company is unique, so too are venture capitalists and their investment strategies. Many mistakes are made by entrepreneurs, way before they get to the meeting. Join us as top-tier VCs share their experience and insight.

SDVG 2018 Cool Company Applications are Now OPEN!

Every year the SDVG opens applications and selects 30 to 40 of the coolest, newest, and most innovative companies in the region. Then intro’s them to a bunch of VCs.  Cool Co’s from 2016 & 2017 raised over $100 Million, thanks to SDVG.    We encourage you to check out the 2017 Cool Companies, Learn More, and […]


Fundraising for HealthTech

Fundraising for HealthTech brings you expert insight on raising early-stage capital in HealthTech and Life Sciences — plus a meet-and-greet with several current JLABS companies!


You got your VC meeting, now what?

Just like your company is unique, so too are venture capitalists and their investment strategies. Many mistakes are made by entrepreneurs, way before they get to the meeting. Join us as top-tier VCs share their experience and insight.

How These 4 Startups Raised Millions in San Diego

Beck Bamberger  — founded BAM Communications in 2007 and has since founded three other businesses, Bite San Diego, Nosh Las Vegas and Pangea Pal.. “San Diego-based companies have raked in the funds this year with strategies of full time commitment, niche focus, founders’ cash first and blanketing the local startup scene.“  


Venture Summit Shows Continuing Evolution of San Diego Scene

San Diego Business Journal, Brittany Meiling Sept 4, 2017 — Due in part the cameo appearance of a former Google executive, San Diego Venture Group saw record attendance at its annual Venture Summit last week. The crowded two-day affair was markedly different from previous years, signaling the local startup scene is picking up steam. This year, […]

Beck Bamberger

Founder & Entrepreneur in Experience  BAM Communications I’m obsessed with experience. You can buy stuff, you can collect things, but experiences, great and hard, are gained with a life lived well. So far, I’ve collected a neat array of experiences, too, and I can’t wait for more. BAM Communications rescues the world’s companies from anonymity […]