CureMatch

 

CureMatch’s decision support system guides oncologists in the selection of combinations of cancer drugs that are personalized for individual patients, based on the molecular profile of the patient’s own tumor. The CureMatch platform, with a foundation in oncology, genetics, proteomics, biochemistry, and cell biology was originally developed and licensed by a multidisciplinary team at UC San Diego Moore’s Cancer Center and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

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CureMetrix

CureMetrix has developed an amazing technology. An algorithm more powerful than anything else on the market. Development of the CureMetrix technology began in 2004 and our algorithm was first deployed at NASA in 2006. Since that initial contract with NASA to help predictably model space weather, we’ve deployed our algorithm into 8 different domains for a variety of organizations. Over the last 8 years we’ve spent over $4M on R&D and used our algorithms to develop models for National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD), and a variety of private companies in domains that range from smart grid energy consumption to genomics to cancer treatment. Our team of data scientists have taught, published, and are world-renowned specialists in plasma astrophysics, machine learning, predictive modeling and statistics.

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CyberFlow

CyberFlow Analytics develops FlowScape™ software that delivers continuous cyber security threat assessment and monitoring at scale using unsupervised machine learning and behavioral analytics. CyberFlow technology is focused on detection of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and cyber breaches for the enterprise security market and the Industrial Internet of Things. The company has termed the expression “anomalytics” to describe real-time network anomaly detection using advanced analytics. The company was founded and is managed by an experienced management team, which includes Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi, Tom Caldwell and Louie Gasparini. CyberFlow Analytics is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California with offices in Silicon Valley.

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Cypher Genomics

Cypher Genomics is a leading genome informatics company offering a highly accurate, rapid and robust interpretation software solution for users of human genome sequencing. The proprietary, automated genomic interpretation platform allows clinical laboratories to tune Cypher Genomics’ market leading sensitivity and specificity profiles to develop molecular tests for diagnostic and prognostic use and pharmaceutical companies to discover biomarkers from whole genome sequence data in sample sizes typical of early stage drug development studies. Through Mantis, the genome interpretation software as a service offering, and Coral, a biomarker discovery service, Cypher Genomics can improve health care and reduce costs by facilitating improved diagnostic accuracy and earlier interventions, optimizing therapeutic approaches and reducing adverse drug reactions.

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Dermala

We have 10 times more microbes than human cells and 100 times more microbial genes than human genes. The human microbiome (collection of all microbes) is a fundamental part of our physiology. Dermala is pioneering unique human microbiome-based drug discovery and development. Our approach is based on previously unexplored aspect of the microbiome – metabolome (collection of all metabolites from the microbiome) that plays a critical role in health and/or disease.

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Direct Cannabis Network

 

Direct Cannabis Network is the leading digital news network highlighting the latest tech, entrepreneurs and innovative companies in the cannabis industry. DCN’s mission is to build an ecosystem for the entrepreneurial community that provides a voice for the startups, a platform for the professionals and a community for the entrepreneurs through the form of quality original editorial press, short videos, and DCN’s own original web series shows. To learn more, visit www.directcannabisnetwork.com

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Doctible

 

Doctible is a healthcare marketing platform that helps private practices automate their operations to better engage and retain their patients. Founded in 2013, Doctible provides best-in-class patient engagement, communication tools and analytics.

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Doctible

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Doctible provides healthcare providers (Doctors, Dentists, Chiropractors, Optometrists) with marketing and automation technology solutions to help them run their business more efficiently. Founded in 2013, the company now provides a full suite of software solutions to address a providers pain points in managing its online reputation, strengthen patient communication, streamline daily operational tasks and grow the practice’s revenue.

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DTx Pharma

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DTx Pharma is a JLABS company breaking open new therapeutic areas for RNA therapeutics including ophthalmology and neurology. In just 9 months, DTx has developed technology that addresses a critical barrier to widespread use of nucleic acid-based drugs (oligos)—finding safe and effective ways to get the drugs into cells outside of the liver. DTx technology enables delivery of oligos in vivo at therapeutically relevant doses and works in many cell types including neurons, endothelial and T cells.

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Epitracker

 

Epitracker, Inc. is a San Diego based biotechnology company, which is unlocking secrets long held by dolphins in order to improve human health on a global scale. Epitracker works cooperatively with the U.S. Navy to translate discoveries made from the Navy dolphin population into human therapeutics and diagnostics across four primary focus areas including, cardiometabolic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, aging –associated diseases and skin repair.

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Epitracker

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Epitracker, Inc. is unlocking secrets long held by dolphins to help treat the world’s most devastating diseases. Combining metabolomics and big data analytics, Epitracker has discovered over one hundred smart-screened small molecules targeting aging associated diseases. Our lead compound, ETI-101, has demonstrated broad efficacy in alleviating inflammation, anemia, fibrosis and metabolic syndrome. Epitracker is currently building strategic partnerships with VCs and industry to advance ETI-101 and additional compounds for anti-aging, skin repair, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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eSUB

The best cloud-based construction software for subcontractor project management.

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eSUB

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eSUB is the only cloud-based project management software created exclusively for Subcontractors of all trades in the construction industry.

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Fabric8Labs

 

Fabric8Labs is a San Diego based company that is developing the world’s first non-thermal metal 3D printing process. Fabric8Labs’ patent-pending 3D electrochemical additive manufacturing (ECAM) process eliminates the need for expensive high-power lasers, vacuum chambers or metal powders. Our process lowers the overall cost of ownership of metal 3D printing by 10x while delivering exceptional print quality, surface finish and print speed that meets or exceeds the current market offerings.

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Fantasy Sports Co.

Fantasy Sports Co. is a mobile-first company focusing on the sports/leisure vertical. We’re proud to make LineStar® the world’s leading Daily Fantasy Sports Analytics Platform which is available for free on both Android/iOS. All our apps are developed 100% in-house in Carlsbad, CA. Stay tuned for what’s next, we’re working on the next hit app!

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Feetz

We make 3D Printed shoes that are custom fit and styled using your smartphone. Amazing technology that wows customers in watching a shoe being “born”.  We solve a big problem (fit) in a big global market ($20bn) with key patented technology (5 patents) with an awesome team… and make revenue.

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FHOOSH

FHOOSH protects and powers valuable information for corporations, institutions and government. We do so with two synergistic solutions: FHOOSH bankLevel+™ cybersecurity safeguards an organization’s critical business and customer data from cyberthreats by storing it in a state that is useless to hackers. FHOOSH does so ~5x faster than storing data unencrypted. FHOOSH technology breaks apart, disassociates, separately encrypts then disperses data. The system also quickly notifies network administrators when unauthorized individuals try to access FHOOSH-protected databases, object stores and file systems. With 15 patents pending, FHOOSH technology has been validated by the foremost cybersecurity response and assessment firm. With powerClick, users can quickly and securely complete even the most sophisticated web and PDF forms with a single click, going far beyond available form fillers. Users can also breeze through eCommerce and mobile checkouts more safely as guests.

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Forge Therapeutics

We are developing a novel antibiotic to treat infections caused by drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria where treatments no longer exist. The target, LpxC, has been worked on by large pharma for decades but failed due to limitations with their metal binding chemistry. Pharma has optimized 90% of the chemistry and we have solved the remaining 10%.

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Fragmob

Most independent sales reps lack sales and management experience and are given inadequate training and poor tools, if any. No wonder that most fail. Fragmob creates fun, gamified, powerful mobile apps to make these sales reps more effective. We are already fundamentally changing and improving a global market of 100 million sales reps with well-designed and intuitive apps.

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FuelRod

FuelRod® offers a world-first, on-the-go power solution for users of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) so that they can enjoy continuous, untethered power anytime, anywhere. With 7 billion mobile devices worldwide, the market for mobile chargers is estimated to be $7B in the US alone. We intend to become a market leader by introducing a scalable, high-margin business model based on the concept of “Power as a Service (PaaS).” Just exchange a depleted FuelRod for a fully charged one at any of our automated kiosks or SwapBoxes. They will be found at convenient, high-traffic locations such as airports, convention centers, hotels/resorts, theme parks, subway/train stations, coffee shops, etc.

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GigaIO

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GigaIO enables the Advanced Scale Computing applications of tomorrow: AI/ML/DL, the Industrial Internet of Things, Edge computing, and Advanced Data Analytics, by solving the #1 compliant: interconnect performance and flexibility. The speed of processors and storage has far outpaced the interconnects that bind them together severely reducing system performance. Legacy interconnects were never intended, nor designed, for the current market needs in terms of performance and functionality.

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GoFormz

GoFormz provides a mobile-first productivity solution that lets businesses capture data electronically with mobile forms that look exactly like existing paper forms. We transform companies into truly data-driven businesses that capture real-time information across their entire workflow. With eight million form pages processed, GoFormz is helping over 10,000 customers across more than 150 countries eliminate paper forms, unlock business data and dramatically improve how they work. GoFormz is backed by Cloud Apps Capital Partners and FLOODGATE and based in San Diego, California.

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GroGuru

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GroGuru provides an IoT sensor network for agriculture that gives farmers precise measurements of soil moisture, salinity and temperature, and translate those into recommendations for timing and amount of water and fertilizer application. Our breakthrough wireless solution can be buried up to 6 feet below the surface, thus not interfering with cultivation operations. Customer deployments have resulted in up to 10% increase in crop yields and up to 20% reduction in water and fertilizer usage.

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Grolltex

 

Grolltex, for ‘graphene-rolling-technologies’, leverages research from the University of California, San Diego’s Nano-engineering Dept., that enables the practical and sustainable manufacture of the ‘wonder material’, graphene. This next generation material will be used for advances in flexible electronics, wearables, water desalination, life saving biosensors, and much more.

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Gryphon

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Cloud managed home and small business network security platform, powered by machine learning.

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Guru

 

Guru is the technological bridge between cultural institutions and a 21st-century audience. We make the museum experience interactive, immersive, and compelling for visitors both inside and outside museums, zoos, and aquaria. How do we do this? We tell stories. Through virtual reality, augmented reality, audio, and video we turn the ever-present smartphone into a personal concierge, an expert tour guide, a map, and more. With Guru, there are no limits, there are no walls.

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Holonis

Holonis is the solution for anyone to become successful online. Our goal is to unleash human creativity by giving the opportunity for all users to transform their passions into an opportunity that they can profit from. The Holonis platform enables users to tell their story by connecting the tools they need for content, commerce, distribution, social media, data, and customer engagement. By eliminating the barriers to online success, Holonis makes it easy for anyone to market themselves in a way that stand-alone websites can’t. The power of the platform connects all users into a community that amplifies marketing efforts allowing them to build and manage their brand.

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Home Bay

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Home Bay, a San Diego based company, provides consumers a smarter and easier way to buy and sell homes without commissions, saving home buyers and sellers an average of $16,000 per transaction. We provide traditional services such as pricing strategy, negotiation and closing management along with professional photography, an installed yard sign and exposure across the web, including the MLS for a low flat rate of $2,000 to $3,500, in lieu of the standard 3% commission.

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Hookit

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A pioneer in the sponsorship technology space, Hookit is the global standard for quantifying sports sponsorship value across social, digital and traditional media. Hookit works with brands and rights holders to empower them to buy & sell sponsorships more effectively. With Hookit data, rights holders can prove the value they bring to sponsors. For brands, Hookit proves the ROI of sponsorship initiatives and provides insight into how to optimize their sponsorship portfolio all in real-time.

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Industry

Industry is a professional network and hiring platform (think LinkedIn) exclusively for the service and hospitality industry (restaurants, bars, clubs, and hotels). The company has already gained traction with giants in the industry, with a client list that includes MGM Resorts International, Stone Brewing Co, among others.

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