Fred Grier

Staff Reporter

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

Recent Stories

DermTech Set For Growth

BIOTECH: Co.’s Stock Up 130%

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Dr. Seuss Seeks More Inclusivity

PUBLISHING: Co. Pulls Six Books

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PromoDrone Pivots to Global Licensing

Co. Sees Opportunity in Banner Advertisements

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Dexcom Launches Venture Arm

Co. Aims to Fund Early, And Late Stage Startups

Local Bankers Balance Profits and Social Impact

Despite 2020’s Challenges, Most Operations Demonstrate Unprecedented Agility

Organization Helps Latinas Land Tech Careers

NONPROFIT: #LatinaGeeks Has More Than 4,000 Members

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Airspace Raises $38M

TECH: Co. Plans International Growth

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TuSimple Plans to Go Public

TuSimple has filed paperwork to go public and plans to join the U.S. stock market as early as next month.

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SDTWS Founders Will Host Panel to Honor International Women's Day

SDTWS will host a "Choose To Challenge" panel on Mar. 8, 2021.

Helping Athletes Improve Speed, Strength

SPORTS: Performance Co. Has Trained More Than 2,000 Athletes

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Powering Mentorship Through Technology

TECH: Co. Has Facilitated More 18,000 Matches

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Brain Corp Sees Record Growth

SOFTWARE: Co. Has Deployed More Than 14,500 Robots

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Equip Health Raises $13M Series A Round

Co. Plans to Double Headcount, Expand Services

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Helping Clients Build Wealth

FINANCE: ECF Wealth Saw a 25% Increase in Revenues in 2020

Mosaic Helps Leaders Gain Insights

Led by General Catalyst, Co. Raised $18.5 Million

Sony Launches KOOV Academy

EDUCATION: Co. Partners With UCSD

Avidity Biosciences to Participate at SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

Avidity Biosciences leadership team will participate in a fireside chat.

Young Black & N’ Business Aids Black Entrepreneurs

SERVICE: Group Aims to Help Businesses Increase Profits, Find Community

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Pillsbury Launches $11M Equal Justice Initiative

LAW: Firm Aims to Support Up to 50 Black Entrepreneurs Per Year

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Trovata Raises $20M Led by Wells Fargo

Co. Will Launch Enterprise Solution, Add Partners

Connect Recruits Startups for Next 'Cool Companies' Cohort

Connect w/ San Diego Venture Group has opened applications for its next cohort of Cool Companies.

Helping Essential Workers Stay Well-Rested

Co. Aims to Expand Into 20 Hospitals Nationwide in 2021

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Tealium Raises $96 Million, Prepares to Expand

SOFTWARE: Co.’s Technology Helps Track Customer Data

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Fighting for Racial Equity and Diversity

NONPROFIT: Organization Builds Relationships, Hosts Events and Offers Support

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Ensunet Technology Group Remains on Top

FINANCE: Firm Has Supported $11.6 Billion in M&A Deals

Engrail Acquires Neurocycle Therapeutics

Engrail Therapeutics has acquired Neurocycle Therapeutics, a firm that specializes in sub-type selective GABA-A modulation.

Meeting A Need

HEALTHCARE: Father, Son Business Helps Patients Stay Mobile

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Overcoming Funding Barriers

FINANCE: Firm Has Helped More Than 300 Companies Increase Revenues

BlueNalu Gets $60 Million, Plans to Build Out Factory

INNOVATION: Co. Has Partnerships with Seafood Industry Leaders

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Concert Health Raises $14M to Expand

HEALTHCARE: Co. Supports More Than 800 physicians

WD-40 Company Sees Record Growth During Pandemic

MANUFACTURING: Co. Says ‘Isolation Renovation’ Drives Gains

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ServiceNow to Invest $100M in Black Communities

ServiceNow Inc. will invest $100 million in Black communities in 10 U.S. metropolitan areas

Drata to Automate SOC 2 Compliance

Co. Raises $3.2 Million Led by Cowboy Ventures

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DIVERSIFYING TECH TALENT

EDUCATION: Co. Has Coached More Than 100 Students

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USD School of Business Help Micro-Entrepreneurs

EDUCATION: Over 90 Local Businesses Have Received Support

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Human AI Working to Help Recall Memories

Co. Raised $3.2 Million In Seed Round

Aptera Designs Solar-Powered Vehicle

MANUFACTURING: Co. Has Received Over $150M in Preorders

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FINDING SOLUTIONS

TECH: CommSafe AI One of Few Venture-Backed Black-Owned Startups

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VCs Upbeat Over San Diego

FUNDING: $6.1 Billion Committed During 2020

Carlsbad’s HAI Solutions Raises $500K From TCA

Company Has Two Medical Devices in Pipeline

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Technology Lessons From Coronavirus Pandemic

Firms Embrace Technology, Prepare For Tax Change

Hydrostasis Receives U.S. Patent for Tech

Historically Only 4% Get Approved

Partnering to Better Distribute Vaccine

TECH: IntelliGuard Collaborates with Rady’s Children’s Hospital

Building the Next Big Idea

BIOTECH: Co. Raises $75M to Double Team

XILO Raises $2M In Funding

Co. Has 150 Insurance Agencies Using Its Platform

Jumpcode Secures $21M

Jumpcode Genomics has raised $21 million in a Series B round of funding.

SDAC Receives Record Applications

San Diego Angel Conference (SDAC) has received a record 124 applications for its 2021 fund season.

Carlsbad Firm Grows, Expands Product Offerings

BIOTECH: Co. Plans to Hire 40 More Staffers in 2021

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Janux Partners With Merck

BIOTECH: Deal Worth More Than $1 Billion

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Progenity Turns Around

BIOTECH: $100M IPO Gives Co. Boost

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