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PayLease's Loss of an Executive May Be a Gain for Tech Startups

Sheldon Lewis, vice president of business development for PayLease, is leaving the company to pursue investing in technology startups on a full-time basis.

Blackstone Group Refinances Hotel Del Coronado

Unable to sell off Hotel del Coronado last year, owner Blackstone Group has instead decided to refinance the iconic property.

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The (Mis)adventures of Early-Stage Startups

It takes loads of determination, a willingness to risk it all and often a hefty dollop of humor to discover whether an idea is worth it. What sounds good to an entrepreneur may sound downright foolish to prospective investors. When push comes to shove, it’s up to the startup to prove its product has value. Sometimes, that takes odd paths, as evidenced in these three tales.

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Hospice Honored for Its Service to Veterans and Their Families

The Elizabeth Hospice announced that it received the Disabled American Veterans Outstanding Midsize Employer of the Year during the 96th DAV National Convention in New Orleans.

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Qualcomm Acquiring Dutch AI Company

Qualcomm Inc. is buying Scyfer BV, a Dutch artificial intelligence business founded by a professor at the University of Amsterdam.

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.

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.

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Operator of Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Plans Local Job Cuts

Competitor Group Inc., which owns the popular Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon series of long-distance running events that started in San Diego in 1998, has informed the state that it plans to lay off up to 145 local workers effective Nov. 15, as its new parent company moves personnel to its global headquarters in Florida.

Heritage Global Reports Q2 Results

Heritage Global Inc., a San Diego-based company that conducts liquidation transactions and valuations for distressed and surplus corporate and financial assets, announced a second-quarter loss of about $200,000 on total revenue of about $4.8 million.

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

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.

Co. Found an Opening in Subscription Box Trend

Men’s T-Shirts Are Selling in an Increasingly Tough Marketplace

Matthew and Melissa Parvis jumped on the subscription box trend just in time to claim a sliver of an increasingly fragmented pie. Newcomers to the crowded market, however, will have to fight to survive.

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Precision Approach Will Evolve Higher Ed

San Diego is home to a growing number of companies that are leveraging advanced technologies, data analytics and predictive models to address our society’s greatest challenges.

Festival Helps Surgical Team Go the Extra Mile to Help

The Scripps Mercy Outreach Surgical Team, or M.O.S.T., celebrated its 30th anniversary in style with a Mariachi Festival at Humphreys by the Bay.

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Program Helps Pave the Way for Cos. Looking to Export

TRADE: Organizer Highlights Opportunities For Service Economy, Too

Coronado Brewing Co. aims to have its beer in Italian hands next year. Guru, the startup that works with cultural institutions to provide visitors with a digital experience, is eying museums in Singapore.

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DHS Clears Some Legal Hurdles to Border Wall With Waiver

BUILDING: Variety of Land Management Laws May Be Circumvented

If it ever gets started, the proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico won’t have to abide by environmental and other laws that would otherwise impact a construction project in San Diego County.

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