2013

Bay Area impact in 2013

Startups in our incubators made a healthy contribution to Bay Area economic growth in 2013, according to an internal report that analyzed responses from 78 companies.

  • Total funds raised: $143.5M
  • Total private funds raised: $123.4M
  • Total public funds raised: $20.5M
  • New partnerships: 44
  • Patents filed: 57
  • Jobs created: 76

From 2005 through 2013, our startups raised $513M from public and private sources.

Programs by the numbers

QB3 incubator network

  • 3 QB3-managed incubators: on-campus at Berkeley and UCSF, and our flagship, QB3@953, at 953 Indiana St. in San Francisco
  • We partnered with StartX to open StartX-QB3 Labs in Palo Alto, the first shared med/biotech laboratory near Stanford
  • The QB3 East Bay Innovation Center, at 292 Seventh St. and 829 Heinz Ave. in West Berkeley, is managed by Wareham Development
  • 40,000+ sq. ft. of space
  • 70+ resident companies
  • QB3@953 full and profitable in less than 1 year

Mission Bay Capital

  • Fund I: $11.3M under management
  • Fund II: closed in May 2015. $25M under management
  • 21 investments; 10 in UC spinouts
  • 3 exits to date: Calithera, iPierian and Redwood Bioscience

QB3 Startup in a Box

  • Founded in October 2012
  • 210 companies served
  • 60 operational ("graduates")

SBIR/STTR workshops

  • 3 15-hour SBIR/STTR courses per year
  • 3 4-hour SBIR/STTR bootcamps per year
  • 3x success rate compared to the national average

QB3 Startup in a Box companies by campus

Campus affiliation Number of companies
UCSF 60
Community 60
UC Berkeley 28
LBNL 13
UC Davis 12
Stanford 8
UCSC 7
UCLA 3
Berkeley and UCSF 3
UC Merced 2
UCSD 2
UCSB 1
Salk Institute 1
UCSF and UCSC 1
Total 201

QB3 Startup in a Box companies by category

Company category Percentage
Devices 20
Therapeutics 20
Tools 13
Diagnostics 13
Digital Health 9
Biologics 8
Synthetic biology 8
Platforms 8
Materials 1
Cleantech 1

QB3 Bridging-the-Gap Awards

  • Funded by the Rogers Family Foundation of Oakland
  • $250k for 2 years
  • 3 awards/year
  • 17 awarded, 14 commercialized