IQHQ Raises $1.7 Billion in Equity

FINANCE: Funding Coming From New and Existing Partners

Nuvve Will Trade on Nasdaq Through Uncommon Merger

TECHNOLOGY: Co. Will Join with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company

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Estate Planning Startup Raises $15M

Trust & Will has secured Series B funding to fuel product innovation, growth and partnerships.

Birch Aquarium Adds Outdoor Activities, Will Remain Open

To continue to serve the community, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography will add a handful more outdoor activities and will remain open during this second COVID-19 wave.

San Diego Paper Box Co. Renamed Pemcor Packaging

While the company’s name is changing, the team and legal identity will remain the same.

Palomar Buys Renewal Rights from GeoVera

Palomar Specialty Insurance Co. has agreed to acquire the renewal rights to GeoVera’s Holding’s Hawaii residential hurricane policies.

San Diego Women’s Foundation Opens Cycle 21 Grant Fund

The grant cycle begins on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2022. SDWF expects to award $200,000 to $225,000 in July 2021.

Guild Mortgage Listed on the New York Stock Exchange

FINANCE: Firm Does Record Volume With the Aid of Low Interest Rates

A&D Sprinklers, Inc. Acquired by The Hiller Co.

The acquisition closed on Nov. 1, 2020.

Biotech Leads Q3 Investment

VENTURE CAPITAL: Cos. See $933M in Funding

Biotech and life science companies led San Diego’s top venture capital rounds last quarter, furthering the region’s reputation as a biotech hub.

$4M Grant to UC San Diego

EDUCATION: Need Seen in Mental Health

UnitedHealth Group has granted $4 million to the UC San Diego School of Medicine to encourage more students to go into the fields of child and adolescent psychiatry.

Callaway Golf Makes $2 Billion Deal

SPORT: Topgolf Purchase is Investment in New Products, Experiences

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. has agreed to buy Topgolf Entertainment Group in an all-stock deal worth $2 billion, plus debt.

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Kandji Raises $21M in Series A Round

TECH: Co. Breaking Records Building Next Generation Apple MDM

San Diego-based Kandji, a next-generation Apple MDM (mobile device management) company, has closed a $21 million Series A investment round.

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Manscaped Expands, Explores Options

Grooming Startup Could Be Valued At $700M

Manscaped, a startup that makes men’s grooming products, on Oct. 22 has launched in 30 European countries, including France and Germany.

TradeSun's Cloud-Based Platform Expands into Africa

FINANCE: Tech Automates Compliance Checks for Banks

TradeSun, a cloud-based trade finance platform, has partnered with Stanbic Bank Kenya to implement artificial intelligence in documentary trade finance.