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Co. Confidently Eyes Big Slice Of $160B Lead Generation Pie

LeadCrunch, which uses artificial intelligence to generate B2B sales leads, has made a quick start out of the gate.

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Geek Girl Leader Leaves City, But Not Mission

Local startup advocate and technology leader Leslie Fishlock has moved on to greener pastures (and we mean that quite literally).

S.D.-Based Remittance Company Launches Online Platform

San Diego-based remittance company Golden Money Transfer Inc. this week launched an online platform called Inyo.

OneRoof Energy Cuts Staff, Winds Down Operations

San Diego’s OneRoof Energy Inc., a residential solar power installation company, has “significantly reduced” its work force and begun winding down operations.

MediciNova Added to Nasdaq Biotech Index

San Diego-based MediciNova Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, has been added to the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI).

Retirement Benefits Group Expands Into Hawaii

Retirement Benefits Group, a financial advisory firm headquartered in San Diego, has expanded into Hawaii.

Grandpoint, Regents Bank Receive 5-Star Rating

Grandpoint Bank and its three divisions, including La Jolla-based Regents Bank, received a 5-star rating for strength, stability and soundness from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial based on financial data filed Sept. 30.

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San Diego Venture Group Announces PitchFest Winners

Two San Diego startups won the final round of San Diego Venture Group’s PitchFest competition: technology upstart Lymber and biotech Sun Genomics.

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S.D. Venture Group Opens Satellite Office for Local Startups in Silicon Valley

San Diego Venture Group has really upped its game this year, rolling out yet another program to siphon Silicon Valley goods for San Diego companies.

Lyft Study Says Ride-Sharing Co. Boosted S.D. Econonmy by $48.5 Million

The ride-hailing company Lyft said it will have given the San Diego economy a $48.5 million boost by the end of 2016, according to a study the company commissioned.

Ex-Google Ventures Boss Drops Plans for $230M Life Sciences Fund

Bill Maris, the founder and former head of GV, formerly Google Ventures, won't be launching a $230 million venture capital fund focused on health care in San Diego after all.

UC San Diego Plans New Educational, Cultural Center in East Village

The University of California San Diego has announced plans for a new cultural and education center in downtown San Diego, as part of a mixed-use project in East Village proposed by developer Holland Partner Group.

Rose, Fiesta, Peach, Orange... Add Up to $1.5 Billion

A new study by San Diego State and George Washington universities estimates the economic impact of the nation’s 41 post-season college bowl games at $1.5 billion per year, with benefits of individual events varying according to the timing of the competitions and prominence of the teams involved.

SDCCU's Assets Up 9% for Q3

San Diego County Credit Union, the largest locally-owned financial institution in the county, said it had assets of $7.7 billion at the end of the third quarter were up 9 percent from the previous year.

National Funding to Give Military, First Responders a Holiday Bowl Experience

San Diego-based alternative lender National Funding will give 8,000 tickets to the Holiday Bowl to first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, and military personnel, the company said.