SD FINANCE

CommonGrounds Raises $40M After $100M Series A

STARTUPS: Company Sees Unaddressed Opportunities in the Market

CommonGrounds Workplace, a Carlsbad-based coworking company, raised an additional $40 million in funding after closing a $100 million series A round in January.

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Bank Finds Ideal Location for Innovation Lab: San Diego

FINANCE: Market’s Low Advertising Costs, Branch Density Are Pluses

At first glance, San Diego would appear to be an unlikely site to serve as a test market for new product and service concepts in both commercial and consumer banking.

Co.’s Data Analytics Might Find If You’ve Been Fibbing on Taxes

Machine Learning Helps Find Clues on Property Improvements

San Diego investor Neil Senturia launched a new startup to help governments detect unpaid property taxes.

California Economic Index Down Slightly

'The four negative sub-indexes for the month were housing starts, industrial electricity demand, the Dow Jones Technology Index and hotel occupancy.'

Company’s History Helps in Competitive Organics Market

RETAIL: Customer Loyalty and Small Co. Image Are Respected

San Diego-based Organics Unlimited Inc. is a major player in the produce game.

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Active Efforts Made to Recruit Women in CRE

WORKFORCE: Retention Needs to Be Emphasized; Women Leaders Needed

Misty Moore was a rarity when she became a commercial real estate broker nearly 22 years ago.

Kyriba Hires EY Exec as Chief Client Officer

Kyriba hired Paul Bramwell, a former Ernst & Young exec, as the company's new chief client officer.

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Banks Becoming Technology Companies, Technology Companies Become Banks

FINANCE: Tools of the Trade and Customer Preferences Change

Clifford Cho has seen his share of businesses during his decade-plus years at Bank of America here in San Diego.

ECOR’s Recycling Plans Are Something That Cos. Can Build On

Process Creates Building Materials Out of Recycling

Before, San Diego used to send the majority of its recycling to China, where it would be spun up into raw materials that could be manufactured into goods.

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A Couple of Local Biotech Companies Make Key Financial Moves

Public Stock Offering Brings in $287.5M for Acadia Pharmaceuticals

San Diego biotech saw two major stock offerings and a loan agreement in the last week plus.

Carlsbad Messaging App Zingle Acquired for $42M

Zingle was acquired by Medallia, a San Francisco-based software company.

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Founders Offer Advice on Scaling Business

LEADERSHIP: Female Leaders Discuss Taking Right Team on Right Path

The early days of a startup can be challenging, but when entrepreneurs begin scaling a business, they face even more decisions.

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SPY Optic Acquired by Bolle Brands

Founded in 1994, SPY Optic is best known for its “cross” logo, and has built a reputation in the action sports segment.

Nine Female Led Startups Showed Innovation, Imagination

startups: Fintech Takes First; Others Include Healing, Sustainability and Travel

Nine female-led startups vied for the chance to win $5,000 at the Women’s Venture Summit Sept. 14.

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NuZee Inc. to Expand its Board

According to a press release, NuZee’s board of directors will grow from one to five members.