Fred Grier

Staff Reporter

Email: fgrier@sdbj.com
Phone: 661-428-2862

Recent Stories

Tablet Helps Businesses Safely Reopen

TECHNOLOGY: Device Detects Masks and Elevated Temperatures

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Strategic Alliances Put Co. on a Growth Path

RETAIL: Aligning With Nonprofits Increased Exposure, Spurred Sales

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Coronado Co. Helps Organizations Stay Current, Relevant

MARKETING: Co. Provides Online Advisory Boards that Accelerate Learning

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ClickUp Raises $35M from Craft Ventures

STARTUP: Co. Plans to Hire 400 More Employees

Female Founders Launch Career Consulting Firm

Co. Helps Businesses Downsize Workforce and Employees Transition Careers

S.D. Code School Offers Paid Apprenticeships, Provides Talent

TECH: Co. Becoming Key Facilitator For Entry Level Software Development Job

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Doctible Helps Healthcare Professionals Serve Patients and Retain Clients

Co. Developed Virtual Waiting Rooms to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

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Connect All Hosts Second Annual Competition

Connect All at the Jacobs Center, a San Diego-based business accelerator will select three winners for its third annual startup competition.

$100M Fund Aids Diverse Entrepreneurs

INVESTMENT: Initiative Launched To Address Revenue, Job Growth Disparities

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Engrail Therapeutics Raises $32M in Series A Funding

BIOTECH: Investors Betting On Co.’s Potential Scientific Innovation

Ad Astra Graduates 15 From Spring Cohort

Ad Astra, a local business accelerator, announced it graduated 15 founders from its Spring research-based training program which focuses on female entrepreneurs.

Acadia Submits New Drug Application to FDA

Acadia Pharmaceuticals has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Artiva Biotherapeutics Launches with $78M Series A Financing

Artiva is advancing a pipeline of off-the-shelf, allogeneic NK cell therapies, including CAR-NK cell therapies

Carlsmed Raises $2.5M to Improve Spine Surgery

Carlsmed, Inc., a San Diego-based MedTech company, has closed an oversubscribed $2.5 million seed round.

Nanome Helps Scientists Tackle Virus from Multiple Angles

Startup Provides Software to Over 250 Universities and Top Pharmaceutical Corporations

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Cobra Golf Partners With HP For 3D Printing

MANUFACTURING: Co. Working to Push the Envelope On Equipment Innovation

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Playable Worlds Closes $10M Series A Funding to Bring Cloud-Based Gaming to MMO

Will Expand Team and Build Next Generation Game

Classy Partners With Facebook to Broaden Reach

NONPROFITS: Social Media Giant Boosts Co.’s Fundraising Options

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Qualcomm Launches 5G Platform for Robotics and Drones

TECH: Co. Doubles Down to Accelerate Growth in Enterprise, Industrial and Professional Service Applications

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Startup Taps AI Technology For Better Clinical Trials

Trials.ai Sees Opportunity In Transforming Speed And Efficiency

Cyclopure Moves Towards Commercialization

Co’s Technology Purifies Water Through Absorption of Chemicals

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Company Makes Heavy Lifting Look Easy

STARTUP: GoShare App Provides Access to Vehicles Needed for Hauling

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OrPro Therapeutics Expands Platform to Treat Airway Diseases

BIOTECH: Co.’s Technology Could Help Cystic Fibrosis, COVID-19 Patients

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Lawn Love Brings On-Demand Mowing Home

startup: Company Serving 120 Cities In 42 States

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ChromaCode Receives FDA Approval for COVID-19 Assay

Carlsbad-based ChromaCode received Emergency Use Authorization of its SARS-CoV-2 PCR Assay.

Arcturus to Present at Human Health Innovation Virtual Conference

Joseph Payne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arcturus, will present at the Raymond James Human Health Innovation Conference.

Vessel Health Develops In-Home Detection For COVID-19 Antibodies

New App Test Enables Accurate Findings Within 15 Minutes

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60 Companies Named ‘Cool’ By Connect Group

STARTUPS: Organization Helps Develop Relationships with Over 400 VC Firms

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ChromaCode Receives $38M In Funding

SCIENCE: Carlsbad Co. Sells Virus Testing Platform To Hospitals

Carlsbad Grocery Bag Company Prepares to Scale

RETAIL: Lotus Trolley Bag Reinvents Sustainable Grocery Gear

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Connect Group Adds 60 Startups to 2020 'Cool Companies' List

Connect w/ San Diego Venture Group on May 28 announced the latest batch of startups to make its “Cool Companies” list.

Skyecast Helps Cos. Navigate Multiple Tech Service Providers

TECHNOLOGY: Aims to Give Local Companies a Global Reach

Medallia Zingle Looks to Expand Its Offerings, Good Deeds

SOFTWARE: Company Finds a Good Fit in Curbside Service

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CleverPet Sells Out Inventory, Prepares For New Product

Company Helps Keep Dogs And Cats Occupied With Tech

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Startup Competition Taps the Power Of Community

Group Gives Diverse Entrepreneurs a Chance To Gain Funding, Support

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Encinitas Startup Raises $42M From Morgan Stanley and PeakSpan

E-COMMERCE: Ecwid Plans to Expand Platform, Double Its Headcount

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Gali Health Raises $3M In Seed Round

Company Provides Personalized Healthcare Solutions Through a Mobile Artificial Intelligence Assistant

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Biotix May See Future In Shields

MANUFACTURING: High Volume Production Created More Than 130 New Jobs

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Rady School Launches Initiative to Support Local Business Community

EDUCATION: Coalition to Provide Immediate Free Assistance and Guidance to Local Businesses.

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JPMorgan, FINTOP Add to a Fintech Funding With $4.3M

Company Helps Customers Understand and Control Cash Flow, Other Finances

Confidence Remains in Future VC Funding

Investment: San Diego Cos. Receive $573.7M in Q1

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Plantible Pursues an Unusual Protein

FOOD: Startup Raises $4.6 Million, Prepares For Growth

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5th Axis Creates Product to Open Doors with Feet

High Volume Production Estimated To Create More Than 50 Jobs in California

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As Conferences Go Virtual, Whova App Capitalizes on New Demand

TECHNOLOGY: Startup Helps People Make Virtual Connections

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Startup Supports Hotels and Local Businesses During Downturn

Sustainable Travel Platform Launches Program That Incentivizes Consumers To Book Now, Travel Later

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Sourcify Sees Surge in Overseas Manufacturing

STARTUP: North Park-Based Company Helps Source Materials For Hospitals

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Rady School Launches Business Recovery Coalition

The coalition will tap into expertise from the UC San Diego community to provide immediate free assistance and guidance to businesses.

Innovations City Hosts Virtual Pitch Competition

Innovations City, a peer-to-peer online platform designed to help entrepreneurs, announced it will host its virtual global pitch competition for women of color entrepreneurs on May 20.

Rady School Launches Business Recovery Coalition

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego launched the Rady School Business Recovery Coalition to help businesses in the region navigate the challenges created by COVID-19.

Even Without Sports’ Contests, Hookit Is Still in the Game

SPORT: Company Keeps Gathering Data, Plans to Weather the Storm

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