Sarah de Crescenzo

Staff Reporter

Email: sarahd@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-277-6359 Extension: 3120

Recent Stories

Luma Raises $3 Million, Partners With Payment Company

LumaTax, which developed software to streamline sales tax compliance for small business owners, said it has raised $3 million in a financing round led by Cowboy Ventures. Existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Greycroft Partners and new investor Vulcan Capital also participated.

Fintech LoanHero Acquired By Atlanta Co.

FINTECH: Platforms Seen as Complementary; Plan to Keep S.D. Office

The LoanHero platform offers merchants a way to provide customers looking to make a big purchase, from medical procedures to car repairs, an array of loan options.

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Acquisition Shows the Twists, Unexpected Turns of Process

DEAL: AAV’s Decision to Exit Was Just One Part of the Sale

Announcement of acquisitions rarely hint at the machinations that sometimes occur behind the scenes of such business deals.

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Investors Need to Take AI and Machine Learning Into Account

For tech startups, having an artificial intelligence strategy is the new mobile — table stakes.

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Bank Meets Funding Requirement, Sets Jan. 22 Opening

BANKING: First S.D. Bank Opening Since Vibra in 2008

The first new San Diego-based bank in a decade has raised $26.5 million in initial capital. Endeavor Bank will be headquartered in downtown San Diego.

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Some Law Firms Ditch Traditional Model

LEGAL: They Change Fees, Formalities, Access

Want to start a business? You’re going to need legal advice.

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SDSU Prof Recognized Among Nation’s Top Entrepreneurship Educators

The USASBE named SDSU management professor Alex DeNoble a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow.

Junior League of San Diego Offers Training Program for Nonprofit Board Service

Applications for the program, called Board Academy, are open through Jan. 18.

Guild Mortgage Gets Another Mortgage Lender to Bolster Midwest Presence

The S.D. lender has agreed to buy Cornerstone Mortgage Inc., of St. Louis, Missouri, in a deal expected to close March 1.

VC Backing Brings $1.2 Billion to S.D. Cos. in 2017

Venture-backed companies in San Diego raised more than one-third of $1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 and more than $1.2 billion in 2017.

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