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Local tech entrepreneurs, investors share what it takes to make it during San Diego Startup Month

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Shoreline Biosciences Names Chief Business Officer


San Diego-based biotechnology company Shoreline Biosciences said this morning that it has named Scott Forrest, Ph.D., as its Chief Business Officer. Forrest was most recently Chief Financial Officer at Autobahn Therapeutics, and also served at Inception Therapeutics, the Versant Ventures company building biotech companies. He also previously served at such companies at Lycia Therapeutics, Pipeline Therapeutics, Chinook Therapeutics and Ventus Therapeutics, among many others.


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FitOn pumps up its fitness platform with $18M in Delta-v Capital-led funding


Carving out 45 minutes or an hour for a workout can be difficult between work, home and daily life. Digital fitness and wellness company FitOn was created to provide 15- or 20-minute workouts aimed at getting people moving in whatever time they can make.

Day-J Finds $2.1M Funding For Health, Wellness Coaching


Los Angeles-based Day-J, a new startup offering up health and wellness coaching from experts, said this morning that it has raised a pre-seed round of funding worth $2.1M. The funding came from Raine Ventures, Fuel Capital, and Watertower Ventures. According to the startup, it offers up its users access to a "personalized team of licensed coaches and health and wellness experts" through subscription. Day-J is led by co-founder and CEO Joe Perez.

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Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

After “Retiring” at the Age of 40, My Wife, My ADHD & an Itch to Have an Impact on the World Sent Me Back to Work

Frank Addante

“You need to go back to work, you need to get back to doing what you love – building businesses!” That’s what my wife said to me back in June after I had been “retired” since 2017.

Citadel Defense Expands Products


San Diego-based Citadel Defense, which develops systems to defend against drones, said it has launched a new set of counter drone offerings. According to the company, the expanded set of products--which is is selling under the brand name "Titan"--will offer up solutions from emerging requirements from the U.S. Government. Citadel Defense says it uses artificial intelligence and machine learning for its products to deal with identifying, tracking, and defeating drone threats.

Acorns Names Chief Investment Officer


Irvine-based investment app developer Acorns said this morning that it has appointed its first Chief Investment Officer. According to the company, it has named Seth Wunder, CFA, to the position, ahead of its expected public listing. Wunder previously was at black-and-white Capital, and also served at Contour Asset Management, and got his start at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

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