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World Trade Center Seeks 15 Companies for Accelerator

NONPROFIT: Export Assistance Available Through Program; Application Deadline Is Nov. 15

San Diego small businesses have a new opportunity to enter the sprawling marketplace that is the world.

Plantible Foods Nets $21.5M Series A Funding

BIOTECH: Ag-Tech Co. Aims to Change Food Supply Chain

Plantible Foods, a local agriculture-tech start-up developing a plant-based protein, raised $21.5 million in Series A funding.

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Tipsy Elves Clothing Finds New Home

The $70M Co. Moves to Wells Fargo Plaza Downtown

Tipsy Elves Clothing, the $125 million company that designs creative and memorable apparel, has found a new home.

Brixton Inc. Expanding Brick-and-Mortar Footprint

RETAIL: Stores in Long Beach, Oceanside, Inland Empire and Japan Opening This Year

Brixton Inc. is expanding its brick-and-mortar footprint. Headquartered in Oceanside, the privately owned premium apparel and accessories brand recently opened a 1,600 square foot store in Long Beach.

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Butterfly Invests in Chosen Foods

Partnership Will Help Fund Global Expansion

Chosen Foods, the Downtown-based avocado-centric brand, has received a notable investment from Butterfly.

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ARS Pharma Raises $55M

MEDICINE: Funding Backs Product Launch

ARS Pharmaceuticals, a pre-commercial pharmaceutical company, raised $55 million in Series D funding to back preparations for the launch of its lead product Neffy, an epinephrine nasal spray.

Fluidra Pays $240 Million for Oregon Competitor

MANUFACTURING: Company’s Growth Spree Continues Amid Pandemic

Carlsbad-based Fluidra resumed its acquisition spree with the $240 million purchase earlier this month of S.R. Smith, an Oregon-based swimming pool equipment manufacturer.

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Qualcomm, Intel Get DoD Work

Goal Is to Produce Advanced Microchips on U.S. Soil

The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped Qualcomm Inc. and Intel Corp. to help it produce advanced microchips in the United States.

Aptera Looks Ahead to Manufacturing Phase

TECH: Designer of Electric Vehicles Hires Vice President of Production

Aptera Motors Corp., the Sorrento Valley company that hopes to mass-produce a three-wheeled electric vehicle that can be powered by the sun, announced a new hire recently. The business brought Pablo Ucar on board as vice president of production and procurement.

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Output Up

SDBJ Insider

Agriculture is still a regional powerhouse as the recently released San Diego County Annual Crop Report shows.

Clean Tech Execs Launch New Venture

TECHNOLOGY: Co. Raises Funding, Makes Acquisition

UCAP Power, a leading developer of ultracapacitor-based power solutions, has raised early-stage financing from venture capital and private equity investors.

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Helmet Company Prepares to Scale

Co. Partners with Drew Brees to Expand Reach

LIGHT Helmets, a company which sells safety helmets, has partnered with former NFL Quarterback Drew Brees and Football ’N’ America (FNA) to expand its reach to young athletes.

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Bumble Bee Seafood Co. Appoints New Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development

Shepherd will oversee the company in its efforts to drive new revenue streams, sales, marketing and organizational strategy and product innovation.

Genomatica Raises $118M Series C

BIOTECH: Co. Seeks to Scale Sustainable Materials Business

Genomatica, a biotechnology company has closed $118 million in Series C funding to accelerate the commercialization of its suite of sustainable materials.

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Navy Ship Named at NASSCO Yard

Fleet Replenishment Oiler Will Be First of Many Built in Barrio Logan

General Dynamics NASSCO’s fleet replenishment oiler program for the U.S. Navy passed a milestone in mid-July with the christening of the first ship in the class, the USNS John Lewis.