SD FINANCE

National Accounting Firm Leases UTC Space

Weaver’s San Diego Team Rapidly Expanding

Weaver – a national accounting firm that specializes in working with clients in the oil, gas and renewable fuels market – has moved its San Diego operations from coworking space it had been leasing in UTC to permanent offices in the same neighborhood.

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Women's Venture Summit Goes Virtual

Women's Venture Summit will host its seventh annual event virtual on Sept. 18-19.

Contractor Rules in Flux

EMPLOYMENT: State Voters Mull Drivers’ Fate

The rules governing whether and how California businesses may use independent contractors changed Sept. 4 when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation clarifying contractors’ roles. The evolving rules may change again.

Acquisition Sparks Life Science Market Push

ARCHITECTURE: AO Creates Science + Design Studio

An architectural firm with offices in Solana Beach is expanding with the acquisition of a Sunnyvale firm with a goal of making a foray into San Diego’s life science and high tech market.

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Tech Coast Angels Launches $4M Annual Fund

VENTURE CAPITAL: Network Invests in Promising Early Stage Companies

Tech Coast Angels’ San Diego network launched a new $4 million annual fund called ACE (Angel Capital Entrepreneur) 21 to invest in promising early-stage companies.

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Working to Erase Cancer

BIOTECH: Erasca Raises $236 Million

Erasca, a cancer therapeutics company seeking to eliminate cancer, has completed a $36 million extension of its Series B financing round, bringing its total Series B round to $236 million.

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Seacoast Bank Acquired

FINANCIAL: All-Stock Transaction Valued at $156 Million

Enterprise Bank & Trust (Enterprise Financial Services Corp) recently entered into an agreement to purchase San Diego-based Seacoast Commerce Bank (Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings) for $156 million in an all-stock transaction.

Ligand Inks $516M Deal

BIOTECH: Agrees To Purchase Pfenex

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Runway Growth Expands to San Diego

INVESTMENT: Firm Aims to Deploy Capital to Life Science Companies

Carlsbad Medtech Firm Finds Success with IPO

Company Raises $183Million in Offering Last Week

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Qualcomm Wins Appeal

TECH: Reversal Ends Five Year Battle with FTC

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Trust & Will and Fifth Third Bank Join Forces

San Diego-based Trust & Will has joined a strategic relationship with Fifth Third Bank

Sempra Energy Reports Net Income Of $2.2B in Quarter

Gain From South American Utility Sale Spurs Results

GoSite Raises $16M Series A to Expand its Global Footprint

Co. Has More Than 6,000 Merchants Using Its Platform

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Aethlon Medical Receives $3.5M NIH Grant

Aethlon Medical has been awarded a grant ($3.5 million) for studies in head and neck cancer.

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