Jessie Yount

Startups Reporter

Email: yount@ocbj.com
Phone: 949-833-8373 Extension: 224

Recent Stories

Restaurant365 Buys Compeat

Combined companies to serve over 28,000 restaurants

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Midday Stock Roundup

Healthcare stocks climbed in midday trading

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Chao Family Tops $50M In Giving to UCI

$20M for Cancer Center At $1.2B Medical Complex

Chao family philanthropy spans three decades with continued support of cancer programs and local communities

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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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AbbVie’s Irvine Unit Acquires Soliton for $550M

AESTHETICS: Treats cellulite, tattoo removal

Acquisition comes just weeks after FDA clearance to treat cellulite with Resonic system, second acquisition since parent company sale last May

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Midday Stock Roundup

Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Boot Barn decline

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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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Momentum Builds For Jeuveau Maker Evolus

AESTHETICS: CEO sees market resilience

Evolus heading into the second quarter of 2021 with litigation settled, a recapitalization of its balance sheet, and market dynamics trending in its favor

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Upstart Tarsus Pharmaceuticals Gains Confidence

Nearing Approval; Stock on Upswing

Clinical data demonstrates significant impact of Demodex blepharitis on overall quality of life as Tarsus inches closer to approval for its lead drug candidate

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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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