HEALTHCARE: $7M Round; Diabetes Focus
Does the name Modulim ring a bell?
RETAIL: Furniture Store Replaces Lowe’s
The Irvine Company has filled its biggest vacant local shopping center space, after signing the largest retail lease in the area in several years.
Two Irvine-based biotech startups, Cellgen Diagnostic, a precision diagnostics company, and Genomic Testing Cooperative, a molecular testing firm, are collaborating to develop companion tests for oncology treatments.
On March 26, CHOC Children’s announced a $5 million gift from the William, Jeff and Jennifer Gross Family Foundation to expand its Small Baby Unit (SBU) on its main hospital campus.
52 Companies Employ 3,700 OC Workers
There was some reshuffling to this year’s rankings of Orange County’s largest advertising agencies as some firms reported double-digit growth while others reported a double-digit decline.
Trio of Commercials Focus on ‘Real Life’
Behr Paint Co. ushered in the start of the unofficial 2019 painting season, rolling out a handful of new television spots over the course of a month.
Hydrus Subject of Patent Lawsuit
Irvine-based Ivantis Inc. said results from a two-year trial of its Hydrus Microstent show a clear advantage over rival, San Clemente-based Glaukos Corp. (NYSE: GKOS).
Kelemen-Caamano Investments Sheds Portfolio
A recently redeveloped industrial building in Tustin that’s home to the first Taps Brewery location has traded hands—for nearly twice the price that it went for four years ago.
Surf City ‘Satlet’ Co. Launches Gov’t Satellite
Rocket Lab launched its first satellite this year, in what’s shaping up to be an eventful 2019 for the Huntington Beach-based aerospace manufacturer and small-satellite or “smallsat” launcher.
How Women Drive Innovation In Local Philanthropy
Women’s wealth and influence are on the rise, especially in Orange County’s philanthropy circles.
Earthquakes, Agriculture, Women in Business Opps
In addition to entertainment and beaches, California is known for earthquakes and agriculture.
Osea Provides Inspiration, Education, Founder Says
Xandra Laskowski has been an angel investor since 2013. She’s a member of Tech Coast Angels and Titan Angel Fund, and an investor in The Cove Fund II.
HOSPITALITY: Focus On Workers, Spas, Food
Two of Orange County’s premium oceanfront resorts are seeing changes—and not just physical.
Homebuilding Industry Preps for Spring Recovery
Orange County’s contingent of publicly traded homebuilders and land developers have struck a defiant tone to confront the choppy homebuilding market that rattled the industry—and battered their stock prices—in the latter part of 2018 and early 2019.
Named to role 2017 … for-profit formed 2010 … specialty ‘on the eve of major disruption … shift from inpatient to outpatient’ work … scale by ‘investing in new centers [by] partnerships’ … Institute: most hip, knee replacements in Calif. … previously CFO, Hoag Memorial, St. Joe Hoag Health … Texas Christian grad … first car: 1966 VW Bug bought for $800’ … bucket list: design-build dream home
KushCo Holdings Inc. (OTC: KSHB), the largest cannabis related company based in Orange County, reported second quarter revenue jumped 240% to $35.2 million.
San Clemente’s CareTrust REIT Inc. (Nasdaq: CTRE) increased the size of a public offering that’s now expected to raise $135 million, to help pay debt.