Fred Grier

Staff Reporter

Email: fgrier@sdbj.com
Phone: 661-428-2862

Recent Stories

Banking’s Digital Transformation Accelerates Through Pandemic

FINANCE: Demand for Smart Mobile Device Services Grows, But Brick-and-Mortar Banking Will Remain

During a challenging business climate brought by the pandemic, many banks were forced to shift services to online platforms, restricted access to their branch lobbies and required customers use drive-up methods or make appointments.

JLab Acquired in $370M Deal

JLab Audio  has been acquired by a new equity owner.

Connect All Begins Fourth Cohort

13 Businesses Sign Up for Free Program

The first business accelerator program in southeast San Diego, has selected 13 businesses for its fourth cohort.

Advocat Technologies Wins Conference

More Than $500,000 Invested in Third Year

San Diego Angel Conference, which pairs investors with early-stage startups seeking capital, has awarded over $500,000 in funding to five companies.

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Meallogix Raises $1.7 Million

Meallogix has closed a $1.7 pre-series A round of funding.

Helping Students Land Sports Careers

SERVICE: Intrusive Sports Agency Launches Industry Initiative

Intrusive Sports Agency, a Black-owned full-service sports agency, has launched a university-focused initiative that helps more students land opportunities in the sports industry.

CommSafe AI Adds New Investors

Co. Will Enter Commercial Market Later This Year

San Diego-based CommSafe AI, a technology company which specializes in conflict and violence prevention, has closed a $1.8 million pre-seed round, adding new investors Blu Venture Investors and City Light Capital.

Wrapify Expands With New SaaS Offering

Co. Grows Stronger Despite COVID-19 Headwinds

San Diego-based Wrapify, an advertising startup helping some of the nation’s largest brands, is seeing significant growth this year after overcoming severe tailwinds caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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San Diego Padres Partners with ClickUp

ClickUp, the all-in-one workplace productivity platform, has partnered with the San Diego Padres.

Burger Helps Bring Life Science Offices Back to Life

CONSTRUCTION: From Industrial to Biotech, Co. Makes Magic Happen

In recent years, San Diego has seen big increases in venture capital investment, and booming construction of new lab spaces around the region. Burger Construction has made a name for itself as one of the leading construction firms for the life science industry — having recently completed projects for Cue Health and GenMark.

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