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.
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.
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.
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.
Partnership Will Help Fund Global Expansion
Chosen Foods, the Downtown-based avocado-centric brand, has received a notable investment from Butterfly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Agriculture is still a regional powerhouse as the recently released San Diego County Annual Crop Report shows.
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.
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.
Shepherd will oversee the company in its efforts to drive new revenue streams, sales, marketing and organizational strategy and product innovation.
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.
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.