Fred Grier

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Phone: 661-428-2862

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CommSafe AI Adds New Investors

Co. Will Enter Commercial Market Later This Year

San Diego-based CommSafe AI, a technology company which specializes in conflict and violence prevention, has closed a $1.8 million pre-seed round, adding new investors Blu Venture Investors and City Light Capital.

Wrapify Expands With New SaaS Offering

Co. Grows Stronger Despite COVID-19 Headwinds

San Diego-based Wrapify, an advertising startup helping some of the nation’s largest brands, is seeing significant growth this year after overcoming severe tailwinds caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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San Diego Padres Partners with ClickUp

ClickUp, the all-in-one workplace productivity platform, has partnered with the San Diego Padres.

Burger Helps Bring Life Science Offices Back to Life

CONSTRUCTION: From Industrial to Biotech, Co. Makes Magic Happen

In recent years, San Diego has seen big increases in venture capital investment, and booming construction of new lab spaces around the region. Burger Construction has made a name for itself as one of the leading construction firms for the life science industry — having recently completed projects for Cue Health and GenMark.

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La Jolla-Based TuSimple Files for IPO

TECH: Self-Driving Truck Co. Taking Traditional Route

TuSimple, a startup developing self-driving technology for heavy-duty trucks, has filed an initial public stock offering to become a publicly traded company.

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Video Gaming Startup Raises $7.5M in Series A Funding

ENTERTAINMENT: HiDef Plans to Hire Aggressively, Ramp Up Development

HiDef Inc., a video game startup founded by entertainment and gaming industry veterans, has raised $7.5 million in a Series A round of venture capital funding.

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Global Pandemic Creates Unexpected Impacts on Engineering Firms

Despite Some Challenges Most Firms See Uptick in Business

While most construction, architectural and engineering firms were deemed as essential during the pandemic and were allowed to remain open, the global pandemic created unexpected impacts for the industries.

Iridia Raises $24M Led by LifeSci Venture Partners

STARTUP: Co. Prepares for Scale and Growth

Carlsbad-based Iridia has raised $24 million to build the world’s first high-density DNA-Based memory chip.

ITJuana Arms Cos. With Cross Border Digital Talent

TECH: Firm Has Helped More Than 400 Software Professionals

Section 32 Adds 2 Key Leaders

FINANCE: Firm Manages Over $1 Billion

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