San Diego Business Journal


Trovagene Signs Deal With AstraZeneca

Local liquid biopsy company Trovagene Inc. has inked a deal with Big Pharma AstraZeneca.

By Brittany Meiling June 13, 2017 3:51 p.m. share »
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Kratos to Premiere Two Ultra-Fast Drones at Air Show

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. plans to introduce two jet-powered unmanned aircraft at the Paris Air Show, scheduled to run June 19-25.

By Brad Graves June 13, 2017 3:39 p.m. share »
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San Diego Apartment Property Sold for $10.4 Million

San Diego-based Vaerus Hawley LLC has acquired a 44-unit apartment property in the city’s Normal Heights neighborhood for approximately $10.4 million, according to brokerage firm Colliers International Group Inc.

By Lou Hirsh June 13, 2017 3:32 p.m. share »

Guild Mortgage Reports $3.1B in Loan Volume in Q1 2017

San Diego-based independent mortgage lender Guild Mortgage reached $3.1 billion in loan volume in the first quarter of 2017, up 14.8 percent from $2.7 billion in the same quarter in 2016, the company announced Tuesday.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 13, 2017 3:30 p.m. share »
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3 Startups Quietly Raised Money This Quarter

Three interesting startups in San Diego have raised capital over the past two months without announcing the deals publicly.

By Brittany Meiling June 13, 2017 1:59 p.m. share »

Patrick Moore Given Broader Role at Renovate America

San Diego-based Renovate America, which provides home improvement financing, announced Tuesday that Patrick Moore, who runs the company's licensed lending subsidiary, would also take on the newly created role of chief lending officer.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 13, 2017 1:47 p.m. share »

ResMed's Market Cap Reaches $10.6 Billion

ResMed Inc.’s valuation has officially entered the double-digit billions on the public market, making it the second-biggest life science company in the city, after instrument giant Illumina Inc.

By Brittany Meiling June 13, 2017 12:04 p.m. share »

San Diego Council Rejects Special Election for Convention Center Funding Plan

San Diego City Council has rejected Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s call for a special election this fall to decide on a hotel tax hike of up to 3 percent, aimed at financing a convention center expansion while also addressing other civic programs including homeless services and street repairs.

By Lou Hirsh June 13, 2017 11:10 a.m. share »

Qualcomm Announces Agreement With J&J Subsidiary

Johnson & Johnson likes what it sees in Qualcomm Inc.’s 2net platform.

By Brad Graves June 12, 2017 3:18 p.m. share »

Gerald T. Garland Joins Board at RF Industries

RF Industries Ltd., a producer of telecommunications interconnect products, appointed Gerald T. Garland to its board of directors on June 9.

By Brad Graves June 12, 2017 2:52 p.m. share »

Elevate Credit Doubles Size of Analytics Center With Move

Elevate Credit Inc., a Texas-based company that lends online to riskier borrowers, announced Monday it has relocated its analytics center in Solana Beach to an office twice the size in the Del Mar Heights/Carmel Valley area.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 12, 2017 2:50 p.m. share »
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Restoring the Salk Is Both Art and Science

The project of reviving the Salk Institute — the structure completed in 1965 on a canyon near the La Jolla cliffs — goes on much like any other major project in its labs. The process is methodical, scientific and well thought-out.

By Brad Graves June 12, 2017 2 p.m. share »
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VCs Hot on the Trail Of ‘Cool Companies’

Venture capitalists from Silicon Valley and other startup hubs are starting to keep closer tabs on the tech scene in San Diego.

By Brittany Meiling June 12, 2017 1:59 p.m. share »

Study: San Diego Needs 72,775 Apartments by 2030

The San Diego metro area will need 72,775 new apartments by 2030 to keep up with local demand, according to results of a new study commissioned by the National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association.

By Lou Hirsh June 12, 2017 12:29 p.m. share »

Feeding San Diego Appoints Two to C-Suite

Feeding San Diego said it has appointed Alicia Saake as its chief operations officer and Denise Gurulé as its chief financial officer.

By Brad Graves June 12, 2017 11:18 a.m. share »

Fashion Valley Mall Getting New Stores, Second Valet Location

A relocated California Pizza Kitchen, new stores and a second valet location are among additions in the works at Fashion Valley mall in Mission Valley.

By Lou Hirsh June 12, 2017 11:03 a.m. share »

Struggling Regulus Scraps Programs, Loses Big Pharma Partner

And the punches keep coming for San Diego drugmaker Regulus Therapeutics Inc.

By Brittany Meiling June 12, 2017 10:58 a.m. share »

EU to Investigate Qualcomm-NXP Deal

The European Commission said June 9 that it will go forward with a detailed investigation into Qualcomm Inc.’s $38 billion bid for NXP Semiconductors N.V.

By Brad Graves June 11, 2017 1:07 p.m. share »

Mayor Faulconer Vetoes Council Move to Cut Special-Election Funding

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has followed through on a promised veto of San Diego City Council’s move to eliminate $5 million in budget funding intended for a fall 2017 special election.

By Lou Hirsh June 11, 2017 1:06 p.m. share »

How Does San Diego Fare in Top ‘Tech Cities’ Ranking?

When it comes to industry clout, how does the local market shape up among the nation’s biggest technology hubs?

By Lou Hirsh June 11, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »