Lenny Comma, CEO of San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc., isn’t one for gossip. He won’t talk extensively about the NFA, or the National Jack in the Box Franchisee Association, which has called for the replacement of Comma multiple times in the last few months following a vote of “no confidence."
Pharma: Analyst Says Main Targets Must Be Hit
Tocagen recently reported that a clinical trial of its brain cancer drug candidate will continue after an interim analysis. Afterward,its stock fell sharply, but company analysts were still mostly optimistic that the San Diego drug maker will deliver.
Product Gives Wheelchairs Access Through the Sand
A San Diego entrepreneur is developing a solution to help adaptive surfers and other outdoors enthusiasts navigate bumpy surfaces, where wheelchairs often sink. Kelly Twichel, an occupational therapist, founded Access Trax last February.
Caroline Winn became COO in 2017; previously she was chief energy delivery officer.
Jack in the Box CEO Lenny Comma must have had dreams of driving up to a fast-food window and the cashier asking if he wants strategic alternatives with that burger. Well, things have sorted out at San Diego-based Jack in the Box.
software: Funding Is $20M+
Wendy Rogers weathered industry skepticism and the Great Recession in building her software-as-a-service company, eSUB Construction Software Inc. San Diego-based startup eSUB Construction Software raised $12 million in a Series B funding round on May 29.
STARTUP: ‘Shark Tank’ Boosts Interest; Co. Battles Knock Offs
Founded in 2016 by CEO Noel Durity, a San Diego-based real estate broker, Twist It Up Comb came about after Durity realized using an actual tennis racket in a circular motion to twist his afro-centric hair was not only functional, but also cost-effective and sanitary; most twisting products currently in the market are porous sponges that tend to wear out after time.
According to a news release, Societe self-distributed for seven years, since launching in 2012.
PROPERTY: Two Million Square Feet Project May Draw Other Companies
A four-story distribution center that would be among the largest industrial buildings in San Diego County is being built for Amazon on a 65-acrce site in Otay Mesa.
RETAIL: Plans Complete Line of Hemp-Based Products Free of THC
For the last 20 years or so, Gina Champion-Cain has made a name for herself in San Diego, mostly in the real estate, hospitality and retail industries.
BIOTECH: Contraceptive Gel Is Part of CEO's Health Mission for Women
Evofem Biosciences wants to be the next big thing in birth control. After a long road, the San Diego biotech finds itself in a pivotal stretch.
Under the deal, Saudi Aramco would take a 25 percent stake in Sempra LNG's Port Arthur, Texas plant, which has yet to be financed and built. Sempra would export 5 million metric tons of LNG per year to Saudi Aramco.
SOFTWARE: Co.’s Interactive Marketing Gets Some Big Attention
Tiled, a Rancho Bernardo startup that helps companies make interactive marketing content, raised $1.5 million in a seed round that closed on May 20.
LEGAL: Qualcomm Case To Take Time to Play Out
It seemed like Qualcomm Inc. was in the clear after the company struck a settlement with Apple Inc. The deal removed several of Qualcomm’s largest legal obstacles, and returned one of its largest customers for the next six years.