By Avery Guest
While working in user experience (UX), Josh Cooley grew curious about what his co-workers thought about the company’s product and how they thought it could be improved. That curiosity led to Cooley creating Incubie, a Slack-centric web application that brings everyone’s ideas together.
Cooley, a University of California, San Diego alumnus (2012), majored in Cognitive Science with specialization in Human Computer Interaction, with a minor in Computing and the Arts....
San-Diego based Perspectium to be acquired by BitTitan, a SaaS company that helps IT quickly migrate email, files, and other workloads.
Perspectium, a software that helps ServiceNow customers move records with an unnoticeable performance impact, raised $16M in venture capital funding previously. The founder, David Loo, was the first employee of ServiceNow and will now be taking on the role of chief product officer at BitTitan, as the company absorbs all of Perspectium’s current...
San Diego-based MindTouch is a knowledge management software company that focuses on improving customer experience. NICE, a Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) platform specializing in the customer engagement space, found a great fit for MindTouch within their company -- acquiring them just about a week ago. Financial information was not disclosed.
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Apple is looking to increase its number of employees in the San Diego area, with plans to hire software and hardware engineers. This plan is part of the tech giant’s blueprint to invest $430 billion and add 20,000 new jobs across the U.S. by 2026.
Apple’s San Diego team is projected to focus on wireless technology. Originally slated to hire only 1200 new employees, the company has shifted that number up by 315% --to 5,000. Read more here.
Where do universities stack in the most funded founders? Recent statistics tell us that top tier public universities crank out substantial founders with a (relatively) lower price tag. UC San Diego ranks near the top of the list universities with alumni building hyper-growth startups. Among other public universities sits UC Berkeley and UCLA. Read more here.
By Jenna Greer
“They gave me the contract for 29 shuttles. It was the largest EV deployment at an airport in U.S. history, and I didn’t have a bus.”
-John Walsh, CEO of Endera
John Walsh, San Diego State University alumnus and founder of Endera Motors, made headlines in September when he secured a contract for the nation's largest deployment of an all-electric fleet at a U.S. airport. Endera’s early success can be attributed to two things: Walsh’s...
By FBT Staff
In honor of Earth Day, we’d like to celebrate San Diego’s sustainable roots and the companies that are making a big impact on reducing the globe’s footprint.
Check out some of the companies and entrepreneurs we have featured on Fresh Brewed Tech below - from eco-friendly ocean robots to stormwater management, smart pipe infrastructure, sustainability data management, and even upcycled food and sustainably-made vodka.
San Diego companies continue to make great strides...
By Avery Guest
In 2011, Sarah McEwen’s grandmother was suffering from Alzheimer's. At the time, McEwen was also studying cognitive neuroscience during her postdoctoral fellowship at UC Los Angeles, which touched on neuroplasticity and its impact on various brain disorders. Her study made her curious about how to alter neuroplasticity in Alzheimer’s patients.
She pursued research with both physical and mental exercise, attempting to understand how these practices could influence...
By Andrea Siedsma
Editor’s Note: This content was originally created by our team for the City of Vista.
Motivated by a passion for the discovery and exploration of our oceans, oceanographer Yi Chao is on a mission to harness and create sustainable energy for current and future generations. How? Underwater robots.
“Our plan is to power tens of thousands of autonomous robots underwater to collect essential environmental data to protect our oceans and make better economic...
Iridia is working on developing the world’s first commercially-attractive, DNA-based data storage solution in the form of memory chips. These chips will use synthetic DNA as the storage media, allowing rather high data density. Recently, they secured $24 million in funding which shows the growing importance of this technology. Read more here.