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Portfolium Makes Moves Into the Mobile Space


I recently wrote about Portfolium, a San Diego company that has been expanding the reach of their service out of the EvoNexus incubator. In an effort to bring their platform to even more constituents, Portfolium today announced the launch of their first-to-market mobile porftiolio app that allows students to apply to jobs by hashtagging the… Read more »

Post-Kickstarter Hush is Tapping Their Mentor Networks

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In the wake of Hush absolutely tearing their Kickstarter goal to shreds, I simply had to get in touch with the founder Daniel Lee to dig in. They successfully wrapped their Kickstarter campaign ($593,255 in total) and have embarked upon the next stage of their journey with the help of the local San Diego powerhouse incubator… Read more »

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint for RockMyRun

Rock My Run

A number of years ago Adam Riggs-Zeigen embarked on a training schedule for an upcoming half marathon. Initially, he did what most people do and threw together a playlist to get his mind and body through the training regimens. But something didn’t sound right to his ears, which had been trained during his time as… Read more »

Credibility is Key for Portfolium’s Partnerships


In May 2013, Portfolium took home a win at our San Diego Mixer & Startup Showcase; the crowd was excited about their social portfolio network that strives to connect young talent with opportunity. It’s been a while since we spoke with them, but Adam Markowitz and his team haven’t slowed down at all. Quite the opposite,… Read more »

Qualcomm, Techstars Announce Joint Robotics Accelerator

Qualcomm TechStars

The San Diego-based technology powerhouse Qualcomm recently announced that they would be opening the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator powered by Techstars. The program is a four-month, mentorship-driven startup accelerator aimed to accelerate the development of the next generation of robotics and intelligent machines. “We have already had a number of successful robotics companies coming out of Techstars… Read more »

SERVIZ Launches On-Demand Home Services in San Diego


SERVIZ today announced that they are officially launching in San Diego, and they’re here to serve all San Diegans from Coronado to Carlsbad. Before expanding into America’s Greatest City, SERVIZ launched in 2014 as an easier and more affordable way for homeowners to book and buy home services. That includes everything from simple handyman tasks… Read more »

Posiba Gives Nonprofits Access to Big-Picture, Macro Data


Fact: individuals are the biggest contributors to charities. They give about $220 billion in the US alone, but are still behind governments which contribute in the trillions. However, individual donors tend to outpace foundations on a scale of five to one. If that statistic sounds odd to you, know you’re not alone. After all, that’s… Read more »

Seismic Attracts $20M in Capital to San Diego


To all those who think San Diego has an issue with attracting capital, think again. Seismic today announced that they successfully closed a Series B funding round in which they were able to raise $20 million. JMI Equity led the funding round, and Seismic is planning on investing the money to bolster their product innovation… Read more »

Guaranteed, CounterCrop Will Give you a ‘Green Thumb’


In early December I wrote an article about CounterCrop, a local San Diego company that launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their counter-top growing system. The product itself was interesting, but more so were the philosophies driving its creation and how quickly the team was securing backers for the campaign: they raised 25 percent of their… Read more »

SweetLabs Reaches 1 Billion App Installs Worldwide


SweetLabs, an app distribution platform that lets developers reach Windows and Android users via high-quality app install ads, today announced that they have officially reached 1 billion app installs. The installations spanned 180 countries across hundreds of partners in the SweetLabs app install ad network. Last we heard from the San Diego based company they… Read more »

Posiba is Giving the Charitable Giving Landscape a Makeover


Posiba, a San Diego based startup, has made it their mission to give the charitable giving landscape a makeover with their highly anticipated launch. To accomplish this goal, Posiba is bringing people and information together for greater impact via aggregated information and data services that support foundations, governments, charities, and donors. That is, anybody seeking… Read more »