San Diego Business Journal


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Cheryl Goodman Leaving Athena for Sony Electronics

Cheryl K. Goodman, head of Athena San Diego, a professional association for women in science and technology in Southern California, has been hired as head of corporate communications by Sony Electronics Inc.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 16, 2017 9:44 a.m. share »

CureMatch Gets Seed Funding

San Diego software startup CureMatch Inc. has received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Midwest venture capital firm Serra Ventures and tech entrepreneur Phil Trubey.

By Brittany Meiling August 15, 2017 4:53 p.m. share »

Federal Grant to Power Development of Morphine Sensor

CARI Therapeutics, a business in residence at UC San Diego, has received federal funds to develop an implantable biosensor that could detect opioids in the bodies of patients recovering from drug problems.

By Brad Graves August 15, 2017 4:44 p.m. share »
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Bruce Littman Named EVP at One America News

San Diego-based Herring Networks Inc., parent company of cable networks One America News (OAN) and A Wealth of Entertainment (AWE), has hired cable industry veteran Bruce Littman as executive vice president of content distribution.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 15, 2017 3:58 p.m. share »

Silvergate Bank Reaches the Billion-Dollar Milestone

Total assets at La Jolla-based Silvergate Bank topped $1 billion for the first time in the bank's history during the second quarter, the bank reported Tuesday.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 15, 2017 3:50 p.m. share »

Encinitas Firm's Tech Behind GoDaddy Telephone Service

GoDaddy Inc. has rolled out a small business telephone service called SmartLine using technology developed with the help of its recent acquisition, Encinitas-based Freedom Voice.

By Brad Graves August 15, 2017 3:42 p.m. share »

Escondido Construction Firm Awarded Pentagon Contract

Herman Construction Group Inc., a small business based in Escondido, recently received a $9.4 million contract modification to design and build a structure at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County.

By Brad Graves August 15, 2017 3:08 p.m. share »
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Next Frontier for Amazon: Faster Delivery of Munchies

Amazon Inc. continues to grow its presence in San Diego County. And students at UC San Diego likely will be among the next beneficiaries of super-quick delivery of snacks, drinks and other college essentials, via another new offering from the e-commerce giant.

By Lou Hirsh August 15, 2017 12:54 p.m. share »
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NuVasive Appoints New CFO

San Diego medical device maker NuVasive on Wednesday announced the appointment of a new executive vice president and chief financial officer, the latest change to its executive team following a recent restructuring.

By Jared Whitlock August 15, 2017 11:08 a.m. share »
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Businessmen Say 200-Plus Support Temporary Housing Plan for Homeless

Two San Diego businessmen who advocate a plan to build temporary housing for San Diego’s homeless population released a list of more than 200 supporters on Aug. 14.

By Brad Graves August 14, 2017 5:10 p.m. share »
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Golf Legend Johnny Miller Signs On for Redesigns at Warner Springs Ranch

Operators of Warner Springs Ranch Resort have signed a deal with pro golf hall-of-famer and broadcaster Johnny Miller and his namesake course design firm for upcoming improvements to the North County property.

By Lou Hirsh August 14, 2017 4:59 p.m. share »

Marcos Milla Joins Synthorx

Synthetic biology startup Synthorx Inc. has brought on Marcos Milla, an executive with an academic and Big Pharma background, to serve as the company’s senior vice president of research.

By Brittany Meiling August 14, 2017 4:57 p.m. share »

New Industrial Facility Planned After $4.68M Santee Land Buy

An entity listed as Cuyamaca West Partners LLC of El Cajon has acquired a 7.28-acre industrial land parcel in Santee for approximately $4.68 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

By Lou Hirsh August 14, 2017 4:44 p.m. share »

Cheap Backwoods Assay Would Pinpoint Insidious Disease

Encounters with ticks are a bad byproduct of a pleasant walk in the woods. A San Diego company is harnessing technology found in home pregnancy tests to help hikers and outdoor enthusiasts determine if a tick bite presents a risk for Lyme disease.

By Brad Graves August 14, 2017 4:40 p.m. share »
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Avalon Ventures Loses Key Player

A long-time venture capitalist and active player in San Diego’s startup community has resigned from his near-decade post as a venture capitalist for Avalon Ventures.

By Brittany Meiling August 14, 2017 11:50 a.m. share »

Funding Round to Boost Workforce at PetDesk

Tech startup PetDesk, which just raised a $2.1 million Series A round in June, is beefing up its local headcount to employ 75 people in San Diego.

By Brittany Meiling August 14, 2017 11:41 a.m. share »

Navy Awards Two Contracts

The U.S. Navy awarded Soltek Pacific Construction Co. a task order to design and build the Special Operations Forces Human Performance Training Center at Naval Base Coronado — part of the 10-year plan to build an $800 million campus for the Navy SEALs.

By Brad Graves August 14, 2017 11:39 a.m. share »
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Construction Starts on New Medical Office Complex in Escondido

Construction has started on the first of what will be a three-building, privately financed medical office complex on the campus of Palomar Medical Center in Escondido.

By Lou Hirsh August 14, 2017 11:35 a.m. share »

What's Missing From the Personal Investment Strategies of San Diegans?

San Diegans have more confidence than the average American that they will reach their investment goals, but do the activities that would help them achieve those goals less often than the national average.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 13, 2017 1:06 p.m. share »

Navy Adds Possible $123 Million to ViaSat's Radio Systems Contract

he U.S. Navy cleared the way for ViaSat Inc. to produce more software-defined radios called MIDS JTRS, and sustain those electronics. The development could be worth more than $100 million to ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT).

By Brad Graves August 13, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »