Among San Diego’s innovation startups created in 2016, 59% were in the Software sector with the Pharma/Biotech/Medical Devices sector coming in second with 20% of the new startups. For more on data on the innovation economy, check out CONNECT’s Innovation Report.
San Diego startups created a total of 1,729 new innovation economy jobs in 2016, a 5% increase from 2015.
||The state of Colorado
|Washington, DC - Metroplex
||Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland
|Los Angeles - Orange County
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Broad-based decline in venture capital was seen from 2015 to 2016 throughout metropolitan regions in the United States. Although San Diego’s total venture capital investments remained over $1.25 billion, it saw a decrease of more than $580 million from 2015.