Fred Grier

Staff Reporter

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

Recent Stories

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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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.

Sourcify Sees Surge in Overseas Manufacturing

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

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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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Advertising Startup Helps Local Companies Survive During Downturn

Paneau Offers a Gift Card Platform for Small Businesses to Use During Pandemic

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AI May Be Used to Find New Cures in Old Drugs

Pharma Startups Are Deploying Machine Learning To Search For New Therapeutic Uses

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Startups Bring Talent, Technology Into Ideas for City

TECH: Innovators Find Solutions for City’s Problems

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Eager Learners Bolster Company’s Customer Base

Education: TakeLessons Puts Both Groups and Fun in Online Learning

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Readydesk Launches New Product To Meet Demand

Startup: Company Growth Coming From Rise In At Home Worker

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Co. Deploys Multipronged Effort For Workplace Safety

Goal is to Have Vigilant and Informed Workforce

Startup Knows How to Make Connections Count

HEALTH: Brief Contacts Give People Daily Comfort

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Brain Corp. Raises $36M to Support Growth

Fresh Capital Will Help Co. Expand In Europe and Asia

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TOVI Health Pivots to Help People Struggling To Cope While Working at Home

STARTUP: Co. Halts All Commercial and Product Development To Meet Immediate Mental Health Needs

Startup San Diego Launches Digital Workshop Series to Navigate Pandemic Era

Downtown San Diego Partnership in collaboration with Startup San Diego and Mission Edge is hosting a digital workshop series called The Startup Series: COVID Edition.

San Diego Sport Innovators Identify Best Practices

Helping Early-Stage and Mid-Size Cos. Navigate Uncharted Waters

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Accelerator-Backed Startups Find COVID-19 Opportunities

MEDTECH: More than 20 Nex Cubed Digital Healthcare Cos. Helping in Pandemic

KinderUS Connects Neighbors During Crisis

Early Startup Sees User Growth Increase By 70% Since March

San Diego Colleges and Universities Receive $137M COVID-19 Funding

EDUCATION: Funds Are Aimed to Help Students, Campuses Cope With Coronavirus.

Tech, Medical Industries Hunt For Talent

Resource: Group Compiles List of Cos. Hiring During Crisis

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Software Startup Has $180B Industry to Work With

Trust & Will Tries to Get Out the Word on Estate Planning

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Grolltex Joins Fight Against Pandemic

Biological Sensing Transistor Made Available for COVID-19 Testings

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Robotics Startup Provides Platform For Security, Defense And Industry

Leading Way With Cutting Edge Drone Technology

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Janitorial App Helps Cleaning Industry Keep Track of Operations

STARTUP: Floor Manager Streamlines Workflows, Schedules and Aids in Crew Accountability

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Philter Labs Raises $1M For Portable Smoking Filter

Device Is Used to Reduce Second-Hand Smoke in Vaping

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VOLV Coaching Platform Helps Wellness Trainers During COVID-19

Local Startup Leverages AI Solutions

Fertilizer Startup Raises Second Capital Round From Angels

Local Company Secures Funding During Crisis

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Angels Know Innovation Often Wins in the End

Investing: Group Compiles List of Resources for Startups

TuSimple Partners With Automotive Supplier ZF

Self-Driving Startup Developing Autonomous Vehicle Technology On Commercial Scale

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SOCi Closes $15M for its Oversubscribed Series C Round

San Diego Social Media Startup Has Raised Over $50 Million

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Local Cos. Pivot to Assist In Crisis

Startups: Offering Innovative Solutions to Help Those in Need

Tech Summit Celebrates Women Leaders

More Than 300 Attended Event Just Before COVID-19 Restrictions Hit

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Travel Tech Co. Receives $82M From Investors

STARTUP: CloudBeds Makes Management Software for Hotels, Vacation Properties

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Seqster Launches COVID-19 Symptom Checker

The module is built into its tech-enabled platform enabling health care enterprises to track the health of research subjects, in real-time and remotely.

Child Care Startup Brings Tools, Information To Providers

SERVICE: Changes in Regulations Allow Providers To Care for More Children

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