Company Aims to Fund, Support Underrepresented Startups

FINANCE: Founders First Can Provide Up to $1M in Revenue Backed Investing

Founders First Capital Partners co-founder Kim Folsom knows the challenges of growing a company. She has built six tech startups in her career, several of which saw exits.

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Angel Conference Will Again Inform Investors and Fund Startups

Group Will Narrow Companies Down to Six That Will Pitch

After a successful debut last year, the San Diego Angel Conference will return again this spring.

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Lyft Selects San Diego Nonprofits for Grants

According to a press release, Burn Institute, Mama’s Kitchen and Wounded Warriors Homes will all benefit from Lyft rides grant program to further their causes.

Skinny Gene Puts Community Activism Into Diabetes Fight

Project Graduated from City Sail, An Accelerator for Nonprofits

The Skinny Gene Project is a San Diego-based nonprofit working to prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

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San Diego Angel Conference Returns After Awarding $535,000 in First Year

After its big debut last year, the San Diego Angel Conference will return again in March.

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Silvergate Capital Plans to Offer 4.3M Shares in IPO

Crypto-friendly bank Silvergate Capital said it plans to offer 4.3 million shares in its IPO, more than 3 million of which will be from selling shareholders.

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TCA S.D. Makes 9 Local Investments From Annual Fund

Ten of 16 Investments Were In Life Sciences

Tech Coast Angels-San Diego’s new annual fund was a hit with local angel investors.

Tentative Rejection of Merger Leaves Illumina With Big Hurdle to Clear

PacBio Acquisition Seen As Anti-Competitive By UK Regulator

A U.K. antitrust regulator has tentatively rejected Illumina’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Pacific Bioscience with a final decision slated for December.

SBP Receives $3.58M Grant for Opioid Treatment

SBP Receives $3.58M Grant for Opioid Treatment

A professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute received a $3.58 million grant to push forward a compound that has shown early promise in helping prevent opioid relapse or overdose.

Accion’s San Diego Branch Lands $300,000 to Support Diverse Business Owners

Accion received a $300,000 grant to support diverse small business owners in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Bank of Southern California Acquires CalWest

FINANCE: $32M Deal Is Bank’s Seventh Acquisition to Date

Bank of Southern California, a midsized bank based in San Diego, will acquire Rancho Santa Margarita-based CalWest Bancorp.

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VC Investing Is Strong for Q3; Tech Makes Inroads

Trackforce, SmartDrive Lead the Way; Health Care Still Overall Winner

Tech companies led San Diego’s top venture capital rounds last quarter, bucking the region’s reputation as a biotech hub.

Connect All Graduates 13 Cos. From Its First Cohort

Access Trax Awarded $10,000, Plans to Make First Part-Time Hire

Connect All at the Jacobs Center’s first cohort of startups delivered their pitches recently.

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Bank of Southern California to Buy OC-Based Bank for $32 Million

Bank of Southern California and CalWest Bancorp plan to close the deal in early 2020.

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Business Women of the Year, Purchase Tickets before November 13

EVENTS: Luncheon Topics to Include Board Qualifications, Mentoring

Like many of us, Patti Roscoe has a story of observing San Diego as a tourist and coming the live here as a resident.

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