Entries by Nicole

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 […]

Start Up on the Right Foot — Build a Customer Advisory Board

Peter Kazanjy  — Founder @talentbinhiring (acquired by Monster 2/14). Sales, recruiting, HCM, & SAAS are his jam. Currently writing @foundingsales for next gen of founders. “You’re transitioning those initial research conversations into a longer-term relationship, giving you a chance to prove how awesome you and your execution on this idea are, and investing these people in your […]

San Diego (SDVG) Sets the Stage for Tech Cities

Andrew Gazdecki, TechCrunch Feb 02, 2017 —  Startup ecosystems are taking root across the country — Utah, Seattle, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, New York City — and they’re all looking to copy the formula Silicon Valley made so successful.   This article features our actual work at SDVG, and even uses a few of our graphics.  Learn more about the initiative […]

VC’s Ballgame & Venture Summit 2016

This event registration for pre-approved VC invitees only Wednesday, September 7 – Thursday, September 8, 2016 If you are a venture fund manager and would like to be included please contact SDVG President Mike Krenn at mkrenn@sdvg.org When registering be sure to use the VC only invite code provided. This registration fee covers all activities […]

Using Expensive Enterprise Software to be More ‘Lean Startup’

Michael Muse — Product Operations, @ManagedByQ Lean Startup is not about money — in fact, this is NOT an article about ROI through displacement. If that topic interests you, your local Salesforce sales rep would be happy to tell you more. For the uninitiated, Lean Startup is all about customer discovery and iterative learning. Before we get into how […]

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

Mark Suster — 2x entrepreneur. Sold both companies (last to salesforce.com). Turned VC looking to invest in passionate entrepreneurs — I’m on Twitter at @msuster The funding environment for tech startups is an ever shifting ground as we go through predictable shifts that go hand-in-hand with the slowing of the overall market… there are two major […]

Mike Grey

President & CEO  Pappas Ventures Experienced biotech CEO and board member. Current board member at BioMarin and lead independent director at Horizon Pharma

Union Tribune: Feetz, SkySafe Among San Diego’s Cool Companies

By Mike Freeman mike.freeman@sduniontribune.com  | Twitter @TechDiego See original article here. After a few frustrating hours shoe shopping, Lucy Beard walked into a Starbucks and ordered a grande mocha light with two pumps. As she waited, it dawned on her that she could easily buy an elaborately customized cup of coffee. But she couldn’t purchase […]


Mark Suster Comes to San Diego!

June 14th @ Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall  In conjunction with San Diego Startup Week please join us for an inspiring talk with Mark Suster who has become the voice of LA’s StartUp scene. (Wait till he sees over 1000 people in the audience here. LA doesn’t have THAT!) Mark is an entrepreneur, angel […]

As Costs Soar in Silicon Valley, San Diego Looks for Startup Gains

May 10, 2016  — Venture capital continues to gush into Silicon Valley, but is the Bay Area’s decades-long startup boom sustainable? Talk in the valley has turned increasingly gloomy amid signs that its phenomenal tech boom—like Moore’s law itself—is bumping against its upper limits.

Why I Moved my Startup from San Francisco to San Diego

Andrew Gazdecki — Founder and CEO at Bizness Apps — #91 on Inc. 500 for 2015. Loves working on challenging problems and never giving up — Follow him on Twitter at @agazdecki San Francisco has long been hailed the home of the tech startup — the place to be for entrepreneurs looking to lay the […]

Why I Moved my Startup from San Francisco to San Diego

March 29, 2016 — San Francisco has long been hailed the home of the tech startup — the place to be for entrepreneurs looking to lay the foundation for the next big thing. As a mobile app platform with high aspirations, we joined the mix, sharing an area code for four years with the lauded engineers […]