San Diego When we last checked in with Fantasy Sports Co. in Carlsbad, they had been named a “cool company” by the San Diego Venture Group, were a finalist in the region’s largest quick pitch competition and had raised $450,000 from Howard Lindzon’s local super angel venture fund Social Leverage. Fantasy Sports Co. is a daily fantasy sports analytic platform.
They just leveraged Del Mar’s opening weekend to launch TrackWiz, a new product for betting on horse racing based on data and algorithms.
Their timing couldn’t be better. The Supreme Court in May cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, which should lead to a massive increase in opportunity for engagement around sports gambling. Fantasy Sports Co. co-founder Erik Groset sees “value-added technology” as a path to reinvigorate the sport of horse racing with a new generation of fans.
Not to mention what they will learn will be put to use as gambling gears up in the mainstream sports.
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When $600 million in construction is complete for the North Torrey Pines Living & Learning Neighborhood and the Nuevo West projects, UC San Diego will have the most on-campus housing units in the country, according to Jeff Gattas, assistant chancellor and chief of staff.
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The housing shortage in Oceanside will only get worse if the SOAR initiative passes in November, according to an analysis led by Lynn Reaser of the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at Point Loma Nazarene University. SOAR stands for Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources, and it would require a public majority vote for any change in zoning from agriculture or open space.
The analysis describes a drastically different outcome from the fields of flowers, crops and a thriving agritourism sector suggested by the initiative’s supporters. Instead, the analysis suggests land will be converted to large estates, thereby removing possible housing relief and economic growth
Ventura County slipped into recession in 2016 after it passed a SOAR initiative.
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