Sarah de Crescenzo

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Recent Stories

Qualcomm Backs Startup Developing Battery-Free Bluetooth Beacons

The busy investment arm of Qualcomm Inc. has spied another startup it hopes will go big.

Startup’s Game Plan: Team Up With Fantasy Sports’ Players

TECH: Co. Profits By Selling Full Functionality Of Its Free Mobile App

Fantasy sports allow fans of professional competitors to build and manage teams as if they were their own.

Petco’s Latest Acquisition is Local Co. PupBox

RETAIL: Subscription Service Another Element Of Expanding Offerings

San Diego-based specialty retailer Petco Animal Supplies Inc. has acquired PupBox, a monthly subscription service that sends out bundles of toys, treats, tools and training guides to puppy owners.

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Industry Disrupter Health IQ Raises $34.6M, Plans More Local Hiring

INSURANCE: Co. Gives Health Conscious Incentives Via Policies and Prices

IA life insurance startup co-founded by a UC San Diego computer science graduate has raised $34.6 million in Series C funding in a round led by top Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

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Petco Sees Itself as Good Home for PupBox

San Diego-based specialty retailer Petco Animal Supplies Inc. has acquired PupBox.

Guild Mortgage Reports Q3 Loan Volume of $4.4B

San Diego-based Guild Mortgage reported total loan volume of $4.4 billion in the third quarter of 2017.

S.D. 'Google of Ganja' Entrepreneur Raises $1.7M For Search Engine Startup

Weedguide has landed its first outside funding.

Silvergate Bank Q3 Earnings Up

Strong loan production at good yields played a role in increased third-quarter earnings at Silvergate Bank in San Diego.

Know the Pieces, the Moves and The Timing of VC Funding Game

Having an innovative product or service isn’t enough. Neither is delivering a perfect pitch, showing evidence of ample industry experience or revealing a major undiscovered market opportunity.

Nonprofits Make Compelling Pitches

The Second Chance Youth Garden, a six-week job training program for people age 14 to 21, took first place in the San Diego Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL) Pitch Night on Oct. 24.

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