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ScaleMatrix Acquires Arizona Micro Data Center Company

ScaleMatrix, a San Diego-based company that offers high-density data centers, acquired Arizona-based Instant Data Centers on March 19. Instant Data Centers builds micro data centers for edge computing, which involves processing data as close as possible to the end user. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal.

Platform to Reduce False Positive Alerts

SECURITY: Multiple Patents Are Part of Security Solution

Maintaining network security is hard to do when you face a barrage of unnecessary alerts. That’s what MixMode CEO John Keister found out when he began asking prospective clients about their biggest pain points in security.

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Marriott Mission Valley Acquired by Miami-Based Investment Firm

Built in 1988, the Marriott Mission Valley hotel’s common areas were renovated in 2017.

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SD 500: Roxana Velasquez

SD 500 recap: Roxana Velasquez in 2010 became the first woman to be executive director of the museum.

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Special Report: Profitable Ventures

Outside Investors Are Discovering the Early-Stage Opportunities in Local Startups

After several back-and-forth flights to San Francisco, Seismic CEO Doug Winter finally landed his company’s first investment. The San Diego software startup raised $4.5 million from early-stage venture capital firm Jackson Square Ventures.

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Cellular Treatments for Diabetes Get $80M

BIOTECH: ViaCyte Built Up IP, Absorbed Rivals

In 1998, researchers derived stem cells from human embryos for the first time. With the advance came the hope of curing Type 1 diabetes.

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Special Report: Funding Journey Starts With Getting Your Foot in the Door

INVESTMENT: Seismic Did Its Homework and Obtained Introductions

Raising a funding round for a startup isn’t easy. Doug Winter should know. He’s raised four since he founded Seismic in 2011.

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Parking Changes May Boost Infill Projects

BUILDING: Developers Applaud End of Regulation

Tim Foley, a San Diego developer who specializes in building infill apartment projects in the city’s urban neighborhoods, said he’ll likely be able to build more apartments for less money thanks to a new law that eases parking requirements.

SDBJ Insider: Padres Can Toast 50 Years With Swingin’ Friar

The San Diego Padres will commemorate 50 years in the city this year.

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Coffee Co. Cultivates Direct Trade Ties

RETAIL: Owner Makes Deals With Farmers, Also Does Own Roasting

It was a conversation with a very candid customer in the early 1990s that set Jeff Taylor, president and co-owner of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Inc., out to find the best coffee in the world.

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PhaseBio Stock Jumps Following Good Results in Early-Stage Clinical Trials

PHARMA: Drug Used to Reverse Antiplatelet Activity

PhaseBio’s stock jumped March 18 after the company’s lead drug candidate showed promise in an early-stage clinical study.

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San Diego Co. Sees Increasing Demand for CBD Products

CV Sciences is cashing in on rising demand for cannabidiol, or CBD.

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French Pharmaceutical Giant Partners with CureMatch

BIOTECH: Local Co. Gains Global Reach In Sales, Marketing

CureMatch, a San Diego-based software startup that helps oncologists identify treatment options for patients, recently landed a big corporate partner.

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Startup Comma.ai Moves Its Headquarters to San Diego

TECH: Rising Tech Scene and Lower Cost of Living Draws Co.

Comma.ai, a startup developing driver assistance systems for everyday vehicles, has moved its headquarters from San Francisco to San Diego.

Silvergate Bank Sees the Ups and Downs of Cryptocurrency

BANKING: The Cryptocurrency Policy Is Drawing Customers

San Diego-based Silvergate Bank brought on new customers at the end of 2018, but saw its digital deposits decrease quarter-over-quarter. The crypto-friendly bank filed for an IPO last November, with a price target of $50 million.

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Military Construction May Wait for Border Wall

San Diego County has its share of military construction projects that might take a back seat to construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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