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SmartFinancial Wants Insurance to Be Easy, Employees to Be HappyPlans for 300 staff members by the end of the year as the potential for an IPO rises

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Viant rises on analyst upgrade; Skyworks falls

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Montrose rises 6.8%; TriPointe up 4% after favorable review

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BJ's drops 8.3% before Q2 earnings; Inari rises 4.6% after website praise

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Stephen Gordon Raises $57M for new Genesis Bank

Says largest-ever de novo bank capitalization in OC

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Fastest-Growing Private Companies Wanted for Business Journal’s 2021 List

ECONOMY

The Business Journal is producing its annual list of Orange County’s fastest-growing privately held companies, which is scheduled to appear as the centerpiece of a Sept. 20 Special Report.

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OC’s Wealthiest: Billion-Dollar Club

ECONOMY: 37 billionaires; net worth totals $160B

The pandemic, it’s been said, created winners and losers in the business world

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Wealthiest Refocus, Find New Interests

FINANCE: Families, outdoors, relocations

Orange County’s wealthiest have softened their hard charging views in the past 18 months

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Chipotle jumps on Q2 beat; Vizio inks world's most viewed YouTube channel

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Shares of Five Point, BJ’s Restaurants trading down

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OC Unemployment Rises to 6.4% in June

County still reports 8,600 jobs gain led by hospitality

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WM Technology falls; Indie Semiconductor rises

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Xponential Prices Shares in IPO in $14 to $16 Range

Fitness franchisor market value estimated at over $800 million

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Glaukos falls 21% on Medicare's proposed fees; Kura Sushi climbs on Q3 revenue beat

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STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

Current Surgical of Irvine has received a $400,000 investment as part of its acceptance into the SciFounder Fellowship program for early career scientists who want to start their own business

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Toca’s Soccer Experience Scores $40M Goal

INNOVATION: ‘Exponential growth’ for sport-social co.

Gearing up for the big leagues with new funding; plans for international debut

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Indie Semiconductor, BJ’s trading up

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FightCamp Moves Up in Weight: Strikes $90M Deal

INNOVATION: Offers at-home boxing experiences

With $90 million in recent funding, investors believe in the future of home fitness and interactive communities

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Xponential Fitness Bulking Up Via IPO

FINANCE: 1,750 locations; 1,400 more on the way

Acquisitions planned to strengthen brand portfolio as consumer interest in health and wellness grew amid pandemic

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Evolus down; Netlist surges

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Avid Bioservices jumps after reporting new orders, backlog

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Shopoff Sells Riverside Quarry for $23M

Says buyer to focus on mining opportunities

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Restaurant365’s Big Order: Compeat Acquisition

INNOVATION: Builds buffet of SaaS offerings

Restaurant365 LLC is dining out again with new acquisition; IPO on the menu

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Xponential Looks to Go Public

Follows fitness franchisor’s continued expansion during pandemic

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CalAmp falls, ClearPoint Neuro rises

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Griffin-American REITs to Merge, Buy American Healthcare

Transactions to create healthcare REIT with $4.2b investments

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