Breaking News

MakerBot Successfully 3D Prints Cartilage for Tracheal Repair

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It was recently announced that investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have made a medical breakthrough using the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer. Specifically they have created cartilage designed for tracheal repair. The results were reported at the 51st Annual Meeting…

Mobile

Portfolium Makes Moves Into the Mobile Space

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

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…

Hardware

Post-Kickstarter Hush is Tapping Their Mentor Networks

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 7:00 am

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…

Health

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint for RockMyRun

By | Jan 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

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…

Productivity

Credibility is Key for Portfolium’s Partnerships

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

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…

Accelerator

Qualcomm, Techstars Announce Joint Robotics Accelerator

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

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…

Business

SERVIZ Launches On-Demand Home Services in San Diego

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 11:00 pm

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…

Business

“If You Can’t Buy an Audience, You’ll Get Lost in the Noise”

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

I keep stressing this point for San Diego startups: there might have been an issue attracting capital to the city at one point, but it’s quickly diminishing. Proof in point is PlaySwell, a San Diego-based startup that recently announced that they raised $1 million…

Social Good

Posiba Gives Nonprofits Access to Big-Picture, Macro Data

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

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…

Business

Seismic Attracts $20M in Capital to San Diego

By | Jan 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

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…

Food

Guaranteed, CounterCrop Will Give you a ‘Green Thumb’

By | Jan 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

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…

Business

SweetLabs Reaches 1 Billion App Installs Worldwide

By | Jan 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm

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…

Business

Posiba is Giving the Charitable Giving Landscape a Makeover

By | Dec 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

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…

Business

CounterCrop Hits Kickstarter Funding Goal in Only One Week

By | Dec 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

About one week ago I wrote a quick post about a local San Diego company, CounterCrop, and how they had blasted through 25 percent of their funding goal on Kickstarter campaign on day one. I had a gut feeling that this would be one…

Entrepreneur

What Happens When Your Startup Gets Sued by UHaul

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

HireAHelper cofounder Mike Glanz was sitting in Carl’s Jr. when UHaul served him a lawsuit: a giant stack of papers that would determine his fate for the next three years. “It was unreal at first. It was almost a proud moment – look at how…

Business

Mogl Will Match Donations for the Entire Month of December

By | Dec 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

This week the San Diego based Mogl, a restaurant rewards program, launched their Mogl Fundraisers platform in conjunction with Giving Tuesday. Mogl pledged that they will match the amount of all funds donated via the platform throughout the month of December. Conceptually, Mogl Fundraisers…

Gear & Gadgets

Who Needs a Studio When You’ve Got the KDJ-ONE?

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 7:00 am

Yesterday marked the official launch of the KDJ-ONE Kickstarter campaign. There are currently 38 days left on the campaign clock and so far the KDJ-ONE has raised $32,371 of their total $100,000 goal. KDJ-ONE is a portable music studio that’s good for both beginners and professionals…