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Tiled Raises $1.5M, Hires Former Adobe Exec

SOFTWARE: Co.’s Interactive Marketing Gets Some Big AttentionTiled, a Rancho Bernardo startup that helps companies make interactive marketing content, raised $1.5 million in a seed round that closed on May 20.

C3bank Aims to Be Local, National Presence

FINANCE: It Sees Opportunity in Active Startup Community

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UC San Diego Passes $2 Billion Fundraising Goal

The achievement comes three years earlier than projected

SANDAG Issues Bonds for Mid-Coast Trolley Project

Mid-Coast Trolley Project will add nine new stations and extend San Diego Trolley service 11 miles from Old Town to UC San Diego and University City.

WaterVault Gives Users Inside Info On Leaks

Sensors Attached to Fixtures Rather Than Hard to Reach Pipes

An eye-popping water bill gave Hooman Borghei the idea for his newest startup, WaterVault.

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San Diego County’s Craft Brewers Produce $1.2 Billion in 2018 in Economic Impact

The third annual report was provided by the California State University San Marcos Office of Business Research & Analysis and the San Diego Brewers Guild.

Getting Better View of Consumers’ Creditworthiness

FINANCE: Co. Uses Bank Statements; 2.7B Transactions in Database

Most consumers know to keep an eye on their credit score. But some...

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PE Firm Raises $150M For Fund

FINANCE: Impact Investing Looks for Involved Workforce

A San Diego private equity firm is growing its business by helping smaller companies become better places to work.

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Mitek Is Still Busy Integrating Acquisitions

TECH: With Fintech Growth, Co. Expects Big Demand For Its ID Verification

Mitek’s new CEO, Max Carnecchia, has had plenty on his hands in his first few months of the job.

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Co. Looks to Change the Coffee-Vending World With Better Brew, Machine

Machines Made in Europe; Coffee Sourced From Local Roasters

Stuck cramming for finals at the library in the early morning hours, Vendibean co-founder Tristan Cooper needed a boost.

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Startups Split Prize in Contest to Come Up With Community Health Solutions

Foundation Seeks Ways to Overcome Social Barriers to Promoting Health

Two San Diego startups each took a $500,000 prize from a pitch competition to find community solutions for health and wellness.

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Startup Plans Better Clinical Trials

SOFTWARE: Algorithms Used to Tap Key Data

After losing her best friend to pancreatic cancer, Trials.ai CEO Kim Walpole knew something had to change.

CourseKey Closes $5 Million Series A Funding Round

Company Says It Is Ready To Grow With Recent Key Hires

CourseKey, a startup founded at San Diego State University, closed a $5 million Series A round on July 30.

Accelerator Helps Social Enterprises, Nonprofits Reach Their Potential

Creating a Sustainable Business Model Allows Groups to Focus on Goals

After working in startups for his entire career, Ken Davenport was looking to do something more fulfilling. Seven years ago, he left the company he had cofounded to create Mission Edge, a company that provides back-office support, accounting and HR for nonprofits.

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SoftStack Helps Coders Get Their Foot in the Door

A 24-Week Program Costs Less Than $1,000 And Opens Opportunities

Coding bootcamps can be an intriguing option for young professionals looking to make a career change, but they come with a significant cost.

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Beauty Co. Raises $20M in Funding

RETAIL: Kopari Plans Worldwide Expansion

In early July, Unilever and L Catterton Growth Fund closed a $20 million funding round for Kopari Beauty.

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