Steve Poizner, San Diego resident, serial entrepreneur and onetime California gubernatorial candidate, says the time has come to lure venture-backed business to Southern California and away from Silicon Valley and the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area. In June, Poizner announced the Alliance for Southern California Innovation, a nonprofit to help promote the region for […]
The jury, you might say, is still out for Correlation Ventures. In 2012, the San Diego venture firm started taking a novel approach to investing. In its investment decisions, the firm uses predictive analytics software to find the next all-star and help with deal making. After five years, Correlation Managing Partner David Coats said he […]
Kevin Kinsella, founder and managing director of Avalon Ventures, is one of San Diego’s winningest VCs, with his firm boasting a long list of successful exits in tech and biotech companies. But the verdicts in a trial that ended in mid-May may not have been what he was hoping for. In San Diego Superior Court Kinsella […]
After a year-long legal dispute, the Texas VCs Jeff Williams and Jason Story have changed the name of their early-stage venture firm to Interlock Partners from Hangar Ventures. And they’ve added a third partner, who will be based in New York. Harry Hawks, the new addition, was chief financial officer for Hearst Television from 1992 to […]
Early-stage investor ff Venture Capital says that from an investing perspective, 2017 is the year of artificial intelligence. And it’s among a number of venture firms putting startup capital where their AI instincts are. Market researcher Marketsandmarkets expects the AI market to reach more than $16 billion by 2022, a rate of nearly 63 percent a year. The research firm […]
Digital therapeutics, combining remote patient monitoring, behavior modification, wearables, data analytics and related technologies to treat patients with chronic conditions, has been big on promises but short on delivery, despite the best efforts of a number of venture-backed companies in the sector. But that’s about to change and for the better, according to a report […]
Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, who at the end of last season retired after a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, has joined a long list of athletes diving headlong into venture capital. In late August, Bryant said he formally partnered with scientist-turned-tech-entrepreneur Jeff Stibel to launch an early-stage venture firm, Bryant Stibel. The Malibu, California, firm […]
Detroit-based Fontinalis Partners, which invests in transportation technologies, already has nearly two dozen companies in its portfolio
YL Ventures hopes to disconnect car hackers with new cyber security investment
After some turbulence on the ground, Dallas-based, early-stage firm says it is moving forward
State Treasurer Michael Frerichs announces the funds as Illinois’ startup sector heats up
VC Jalak Jobanputra of FuturePerfect finds value in technology behind bitcoin
VCs seek sweet deals in Auto IT, including semi-autonomous driving technologies and other innovations
Fontinalis Venture Partners, the Detroit-based VC firm that Bill Ford, the great-grandson of Henry Ford, helped launch in 2009, is raising a $125 million second fund.
VCs continue to pour millions of dollars into the sector as hacking events spur corporate spending on IT security
Norwest GP Niren Shah says e-commerce and more mobile adoption are driving a rising number of investments in India.
Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus: The three Cs of a venture boom in flyover country.
Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus: The three Cs of a venture boom in flyover country