SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

Synthorx Files for $100M IPO

With a pipeline that activates tumor-fighting immune cells, Synthorx looks to raise $100 million through an initial public offering.

SDBJ INSIDER: Homeless Advocate Ups Commitment; SDSU Owes Thanks

Longtime homeless advocate Michael McConnell announced that he has transferred his share of ownership in San Diego Coin & Bullion to co-owner Chad Martin in order to devote more time to his civic passion and quest to develop permanent housing solutions.

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Power-Sonic Charges Ahead After Acquisition

PRODUCTION: Battery Maker Increases Revenue, Monitors Tariff Situation

Like any good salesman, J.D. Johnson reacted when he heard on the early morning news that Lime was having trouble with its scooter batteries.

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Co. Busy Meeting Need For Affordable Housing

PROPERTY: Chelsea, Affiliate Prove Themselves on Projects

As a college student, Jim Schmid wanted to become a history professor.

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Calpine Receives $67M Navy Energy Deal

San Diego-based Calpine Energy Solutions LLC received a three-year, $67.3 million contract to deliver retail electricity and ancillary services to U.S. Navy bases in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maryland and California.

Scientist.com to Open an Office in Japan

The San Diego-based company recently experienced growth in its Japanese clientele, which includes several large pharmaceuticals.

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44 National Olympic Committees Qualify for ANOC World Beach Games 2019

Shortboard surfing, 3X3 basketball, beach handball and individual kata have all hosted qualification events already.

Vista Industrial Building Sold For $3.7M

Building is in the Vista Business Park

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NIH Grant Puts Wind in Kaer Biotherapeutics’ Sails

Kaer Biotherapeutics of Escondido received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help develop a device for people who can't breathe.

Caterers Put More Tasks on Their Plate To Profit Year-Round

It was shortly before the Great Recession of 2008-2009 that Tracy Zemke, founder of Personal Touch Dining catering company, switched her business’ focus from corporate events to weddings.

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S.D. Student-Run Fund Buys $1M in Equity From Applied Biosciences

An investment fund created by three San Diego college students invested $1 million into a Los Angeles cannabinoid therapeutics company.

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Partnership Lets S.D. Startup Put Sensors on Blockchain

Conectric, a San Diego startup, started off designing sensors to reduce hotels' energy costs. Now, it's developing a blockchain IoT solution with a Swiss company.

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S.D. Firm Acquires Portland Project For Nearly $28.8M

Mixed-use project has three buildings

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Ventura Industrial Center Sold by S.D. Brokers For $5.1M

Property has xix buildings

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Apartment Complex Sold For $2.6M

Complex is fully gated

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Executive Q & A: For Classy, First Billion Is Just a Good Start

Classy, a San Diego-based fundraising platform for nonprofits, recently crossed the $1 billion mark in funds raised — a major milestone for the company.

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Heron Therapeutics Reports Quarterly Results

San Diego-based Heron Therapeutics recently reported a quarterly loss of $38.3 million, or 49 cents per share.

Phil’s BBQ to Temporarily Close Sports Arena Location

The temporary closure will affect approximately 115 employees, although Phil’s is offering limited opportunities to work at other locations.

Local Biotechs Battle Superbugs, While Facing Business Challenges

HEALTH: Region Has Talent, Grants, And Track Record for Fight

In a race to combat antibiotic resistance, big pharma bailed. Investors are skeptical. But Forge Therapeutics isn’t deterred.

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Petco Foundation Announces $2.5M to Support Veterans

The Helping Heroes annual campaign will help cover training and placement of former shelter dogs with veterans with physical and emotional disabilities like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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