Executive Q&As with SDBJ's 2021 CFO of the Year Winners

San Diego Business Journal honors the financial executives who work behind the scenes – the chief financial officers

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Seqster Raises Funds, Grows Team

Co. Received $12 Million Series A to Support Growth

San Diego-based Seqster, the leader in patient-centric healthcare data technology, has raised $12 million Series A from healthcare investors to support its growth.

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Classy Helps Nonprofits Raise $3 Billion

TECHNOLOGY: Fourth Round of V.C. Funding Nets Co. $118 Million

Classy, operator of an online platform used in nonprofit fundraising, has raised $118 million in a fourth round of venture capital funding.

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Cos. Raise $2.4 Billion

FINANCE: Life Science Leads Q1 Investment

San Diego venture capital investments got off to a strong start this year reaching its second highest quarter of funding raised on record.

Building Design Firms Merge

ARCHITECTURE: Combined Company Eyeing More Life Science Projects

Pacific Cornerstone Architects of San Diego has merged with HED, an international architectural firm whose CEO is based in San Diego.

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Yembo Raises $8.5 Million Series A

Seattle Investors Help Co. Expand Its Reach

Yembo, a software startup that uses deep learning technology to inventory items, has completed a $8.5 million Series A round to expand its reach into new industries.

ImmunoScape Raises $14 Million

Co. Will Move Into New Lab, Deepen Relationships

ImmunoScape, a biotech company which specializes in cancer treatment, has raised $14 million fundraising round.

Child Care Co. Aims to Expand Nationwide

TOOTRiS Has 32,000 Service Providers on Platform

One of the biggest problems for parents is finding a safe environment for their children while they work. Sorrento Valley-based startup, TOOTRiS is helping solve that problem.

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Apple to Add 5,000 Jobs in San Diego

Apple Inc. will add 5,000 new jobs in San Diego over the next five years

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Local Investors Join SPAC Movement

FINANCE: San Diego Firm Raises Millions, Seeks Disruptive Technologies

La Jolla-based Nocturne Acquisition, which is headed by a former Qualcomm executive and leaders in the cryptocurrency industry, disclosed in a regulatory filing April 1 that it raised more than $100 million in proceeds from an initial public offering.

Nucleix Raises $55M for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

BIOTECH: Co. Grows and Invests in Developing Lung EpiCheck

Nucleix, a liquid biopsy company that is innovating cancer treatment with earlier disease detection, secured $55 million to finance the development of its lead product, Lung EpiCheck.

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Shaking Up the Status Quo

WEALTH MANAGEMENT: Professionals Work to Make Sense of a Changing Investment Landscape

The investment landscape of 2021 has a color all its own.

Sempra, KKR Strike Deal

ENERGY: $3.37 Billion Cash Will Fund Growth

Sempra Energy has agreed to sell a minority stake in a new business entity, Sempra Infrastructure Partners, to investment firm KKR for $3.37 billion cash.

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Anzu Partners Grows Fund and Leadership

FINANCE: Co. Raised $190M to Expand its Geographic Footprint, Adds Partner

Anzu Partners, San Diego’s fourth largest venture capital firm, has added a partner from the international investment banking sector.

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Incubator EvoNexus Partners with Verizon Communications

STARTUPS: Co-Sponsor to Help Young Companies Develop Business Models Around 5G

San Diego startup incubator EvoNexus has secured Verizon Communications as the co-sponsor of its program for young companies to develop business models around the fifth-generation wireless data standard known as 5G.