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Carrick Leads DailyPay $175M Investment

FINANCE: Madden sees payday lending revolutionPayday lending will never be the same if Jim Madden’s investment sense proves right

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Vizio, Del Taco decline

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Orange County Museum of Art to Open October 2022

New $93M Building to Feature California Biennial

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Evolus on the rise; Tilly’s falls

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2021 OC 50: Parke Miller

Building Next-Gen Workspaces

2021 OC 50 The Builders

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Viant drops 13%; loanDepot up

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Howard’s Plots Its Own Shopping Spree

RETAIL: Victorville buy; eyes out-of-state growth

As Howard's area expansion unfolds, it has also added more luxury consumer brands to its merchandise portfolio

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Acorns Grows Fast, To $2.2B Valuation

FINTECH: Going public through SPAC

Various membership tiers helps maintain more than 4 million subscribers, a number that Wall Street investors will consider

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Cloudvirga Sold To Stewart Title

TECHNOLOGY: Software firm keeping Irvine base

Reaffirmed position in Orange County brings more local hiring and focus on software service after acquisition

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STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

iLife Technologies Inc., an Irvine-based automated sales insurance platform, raised a $4 million round of financing at the end of May.

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Inari Medical, Tilly’s on the rise

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Clean Energy jumps 15%; Alignment Healthcare falls

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First Foundation Buys Florida Bank

Pays $295M to add $2.3B in assets

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Community Banking Matters in Times of Crisis

California’s Covid-19 stay-at-home orders were announced on March 19, 2020. When you’ve been in business for 114 years, you know how to handle a crisis.

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Octane Aims to Keep Investment Returns in OC

INNOVATION: $50M goal for group’s first Elevation fund

New sources of capital will prop up local entrepreneurs while ensuring returns from successful investments to benefit Southern California

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STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

Docbot Inc. raised $4 million and appoints Andrew Ritter as chief executive, other Orange County businesses also making moves

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Clean Energy Fuels swings down; STAAR Surgical rises

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PIMCO Foundation Invests $10 Million in Food Bank

Largest donation ever to support Global FoodBanking Network

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Acorns to go Public: WSJ

Values Irvine fintech at $2.2B

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Clean Energy Fuels, loanDepot rise on low volume

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FivePoint rises; Viant slides

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OC Unemployment Dips to 6.2% in April

Gains 23,800 jobs, mostly in leisure, hospitality

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Staar Surgical, loanDepot rise while market indexes drop

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Nature Care Buys 2 More Companies

Says rolling up companies in gardening space

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