Big Wave of Q2 VC Funding Washes Ashore in San Diego with $222M

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Tealium, which provides Web-based technology to help big brand-name organizations manage their metadata tags.

So how does San Diego stack up in comparison with other U.S. regions during the same quarter?

More than half the nationwide total was invested in Silicon Valley, with $7.1 billion going into 365 deals. Other regions, in descending order of total capital invested, based on MoneyTree data:

2) New York metro area: $1.2 billion; 122 deals.

3) Boston metro: $1.08 billion; 101 deals.

4) Seattle metro: $359 million; 31 deals.

5) Washington, DC, metro: $247.3 million; 58 deals.

6) San Diego: $222 million; 26 deals.

7) Austin, TX: $168 million; 29 deals.

8) Colorado: $151 million; 20 deals (19 in Denver-Boulder).

Another survey of second-quarter venture activity released by Dow Jones VentureSource showed that VCs invested a total of $294 million in 17 deals in the San Diego area. (Different venture activity surveys use different sources, criteria, and methodology to count venture deals.)

According to MoneyTree data, the Top 10 deals in San Diego during the second quarter were:

Otonomy; San Diego, $49 million, Biotechnology.

Verdezyne; Carlsbad, $48 million, Biotechnology (Industrial Biotechnology).

Cidara Therapeutics; San Diego, $32 million, Biotechnology.

Sotera Wireless; San Diego, $20.7 million, Medical Devices & Equipment (Digital Health).

Tealium; San Diego, $20 million, Software.

On-Ramp Wireless; San Diego, $13.6 million, Networking Equipment.

Inception 1; San Diego, $5.5 million, Biotechnology.

Transaction Wireless; San Diego, $5.2 million, IT Services (Digital gift card).

Sente; Encinitas, CA,  $5 million, Consumer (Cosmetics).

Inception 5; San Diego, $5 million, Biotechnology.

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