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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Preccelerator
Accelerating Growth for Early Stage Innovation

The Preccelerator® Program is a platform offered to select start-up companies out of the Santa Monica office of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP that provides interim office space, sophisticated legal services, mentorship and access to a strategic perks portfolio with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator® Program provides these benefits to as many as 10 promising young startups in separate growth tracks.

Techstars Foundation Opens Grant Applications From Nonprofits
The Techstars Foundation, the nonprofit arm of startup accelerator operator Techstars which is focused on increasing the number of under-represented entrepreneurs in the technology industry, is looking to give $10,000 to $50,000 to nonprofits working in the area, Techstars said Friday. Techstars--which runs a significant number of startup accelerators in Los Angeles, including Techstars Los Angeles, the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, Techstars Music, and the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powe (More info...)

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Study: Cybersecurity Industry Growing In San Diego
A nonprofit organization focused on promoting cybersecurity and related jobs in San Diego, the Cyber Center of Excellence, says it has commissioned a study which has found that cybersecurity related jobs have grown in San Diego by 11 percent since 2016, with the industry generating $2.2 billion in GDP. The industry group said the study--run by the San Diego Economic Development Corporation (EDC)--found that there are more than 150 core "cyber" firms emplying 4,920 people in the region, on top of (More info...)

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Cubic Acquires Nuvotronics
San Diego-based Cubic Corporation said late Thursday that it has acquired Nuvotrpnics, a provider of microfabricated radio frequency (RF) products, in a deal worth $64M in cash plus up to $8M in earn out. Nuvotronics is based in Durham, North Carolina. According to Cubic, the deal will help it enhance its Cubic Mission Solutions' portfolio. Nuvotronics develops packaging technology which combines RF devices, such as antennas, filters, and combiners, and was originally developed under a DARPA gr (More info...)

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Bionano Genomics Finds $41.5M In PIPE
San Diego-based Bionano Genomics, a developer of life sciences instrumentation for the genome analysis market, has raised $41.5M in a combination of debt and equity, the company said late Thursday. The publicly traded company, which trades on the NASDAQ and BNGO, said the funding came from affiliates of Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC, East West Bank and Aspire Capital Fund, LLC. Bionano Genomics develops life sciences instrumentation which detects structural variants in patients with genetic di (More info...)

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