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Why San Diego missed the first wave of tech ‘unicorns,’ and what’s changing now

San Diego Union Tribune, Brittany Meiling

March 8, 2019After years of stagnation, San Diego is seeing a barrage of startup activity in the tech scene. In recent months, two tech startups earned billion-dollar valuations, making them the first software “unicorns” spotted locally in decades. 

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Halozyme Gets $30M from Argenx in Licensing Deal Worth Up to $530M

Feb 6, 2019

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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 2018, up 94 percent… 

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SD Startup Exposure Tracker is Acquired by Envisage Technologies

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Real Estate Lead-listing Tech Startup Agentology Raises $12M Series A Round

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Real Estate Tech Startup Measurabl Raises $7M in Series A Round

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YourCause Acquires Profits4Purpose Expanding Employee Reach and Social Impact of Global Good Network

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Vividion Therapeutics launches with $50M pledged from Arch Venture Partners and Versant Ventures

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LendingPoint Acquires LoanHero to Accelerate Expansion to Point-of-Sale and Point-of-Need Financing

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Expansion Therapeutics Raises $55.3M in Series A

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Zesty.io gets More Seed Money, Shuffles C-Suite

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Crosscut Ventures Raises $125M to Invest

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NanoCellect Biomedical corrals $10M in funding for cell-sorting technology

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Biolinq Completes $10M Series A Financing

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ScoreStream Receives Intel Capital Funding

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Hookit Raises $16M to Fuel Growth

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After Mobile App Success, Rock My World Introduces Fitness Chatbot

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SkySafe raises $11.5M A round led by Andreessen Horowitz

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Self-driving robot AI company Brain Corp raises $114M

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Plenty raises $200M lead by local SD friends Finistere Ventures

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Teradata Acquires San Diego-based Startup StackIQ

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Cloudbeds raises 9M Series B led by PeakSpan Capital

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PetDesk Raises $2.1 Million

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Aira Raises $12 Million in Series B Round

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Forge Therapeutics Raises $15M

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SOCi Raises $8.5 Million To Deliver Social Media Management At Scale

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MINDBODY Acquires Lymber

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TetraVue raises $10M for self-driving Car Sensor Technology

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AttackIQ raises $8.8M Series A

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TicketSauce raises $2.5 Series A

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