SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

San Diego Vet Software Startup Raises $12 Million

PetDesk, a San Diego platform for veterinarians, raised $12 million to expand to groomers.

Catching A Break

TOURISM: Delays Lead to Local Ownership for New Hotel Planned in Encinitas

Back in 1989, some developers had a plan to build a fancy hotel on a seaside Encinitas bluff overlooking the ocean and South Ponto Beach.

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NASSCO Adds Robot Welders to Help Build Ships

Anticipating continuing work building ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial clients, General Dynamics NASSCO has constructed and equipped a new facility to fabricate steel components for ships.

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Executive Q&A: Matt Ellis, Measurabl CEO

Matt Ellis founded Measurabl in 2013. A former director of sustainability solutions for commercial real estate company CBRE, he created Measurabl based on the challenges he encountered in getting accurate sustainability data. The company’s software is designed to generate accurate, easy-to-read reports for real estate companies, by automatically pulling in utility and waste data and other metrics.

Former Blackberry COO Founds AI Company in San Diego

AlwaysAI, a Solana Beach company that makes tools to help developers use deep learning computer vision, raised $4 million in a series A round.

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Ballast Point Opens Brewpub in Anaheim's Downtown Disney District

According to a press release, the brewpub, which offers more than fifty styles of beer, marks the first time a brewery has opened at Downtown Disney District.

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Engineering Society Honors Anokiwave Founder

Nihat Jain, a founder of San Diego based chipmaker Anokiwave Inc., has been named a fellow of the IEEE, or Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award recognizes leadership in the development of physics-based models for millimeter wave system-on-chip integrated circuits.

Tower 180 Aims to Be Contender In the Downtown Market

PROPERTY: Amenities, Style and Even Tenant Roster Add to In-Demand Location

A down-and-out office tower in the heart of downtown San Diego is getting a dramatic remake and a new name by a developer who said it’s turning this once grand structure into top-notch office space that will command top rents.

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San Diego Businesses Found Lacking in Female Board Members

Under a new law, California public companies must have at least one woman on their board by the end of 2019. It appears the biggest impact will be in San Diego.

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Retail Use Planned for former Nightclub

Nightclub will be renovated for retail use

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Ten-Year Lease Signed on Industrial Building

Lease is for 10 years

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Best Buy to Close La Mesa Store

According to a WARN filing, 26 full-time employees and 38 part-time employees, for a total of 64 people, will lose their jobs as a result of the closure.

Business Calendar for January 21, 2019

Events scheduled in the county.

Consistency Cements Customer Retention

DINING: Restaurant Group Knows Each Visit Counts

For co-owner and Executive Chef Brad Wise and his Trust Restaurant Group, things have been moving rather fast.

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Co. Must Fix Airplanes And Mistakes to Survive

TRAVEL: Competitive Market, Pilot Shortage Add to Woes

In its long story yet thus far stunted trajectory, California Pacific Airlines, the commercial service carrier owned by 97-year-old entrepreneur Ted Vallas, has had nothing short of a bumpy ride.

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Diversifying Can Help Insure You Against Politics

About two weeks before Jennifer Barnes was going to get a $100,000 U.S. Small Business Administration express loan, she got some bad news: Because of the partial government shutdown, her loan wasn’t going to fund.

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Startup Lands $30M in Funding From Amazon and Samsung

A Rancho Bernardo startup’s idea for tiny, sticker-sized sensors caught the attention of three big investors.

Digital Real Estate Co. Raises $13.5M Series A

Home Bay Technologies, a San Diego-based digital real estate company, raised $13.5 million in a Series A round.

TuSimple Keeps on Truckin’ To Stay Ahead of Competitors

TuSimple, a San Diego-based company that makes self-driving trucks, will grow its fleet of autonomous haulers from 11 to 40.

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Tech Cos. Look to Woo, Wow Talent in Competitive Sector

WORKFORCE: Hiring Is Leading to Battle of Benefits and Amenities

The competition for tech talent is heating up in San Diego. With more corporate giants establishing offices in the area, local companies are having to go the extra mile to attract experienced engineers.

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