Business of San Diego

A trusted newsletter for SD Business News & Analysis

Publishing weekly startup stories written by a San Diego technology journalist. Every week, we publish an article or exclusive in-depth story with original insights from local business leaders that you can’t read anywhere else.

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Fred Grier is a tech reporter who previously worked for The San Diego Business Journal covering startups and venture capital. He has interviewed unicorn startup founders, investors and top executives at companies including Qualcomm, Illumina, Dexcom, WD-40, and ResMed.

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Top Articles by Category

Startup Profiles

  1. San Diego's $4 Billion Clothing Brand: Vuori

  2. Personal AI, Three Year-Old Startup, Raises $8.4 Million

  3. Sunday Golf: San Diego's $15 Million Golf Brand

  4. Pura Vida Bracelets: San Diego's $100M+ Jewelry Company

  5. Athletic Brewing: The $500M Non-Alcoholic Beer Company

  6. Pureboost: Building a $100M Energy Drink Brand

  7. Fashionphile: San Diego's $500M Luxury Giant

  8. Truvian Health: The Blood-Testing Company

  9. Callaway: San Diego's Largest Golf Company

  10. This La Jolla Startup Makes Millions Selling Swimming Pool Inflatables

Investment Firms

  1. Venture Capital: San Diego's Anzu Partners Raises $200M for its Third Fund

  2. Private Equity: Seaside Equity Partners Raises $325M Fund II

Quarterly Reports

  1. VC Funding Report: San Diego Sees $1.1 Billion Invested in Q3 2023

  2. SD Venture Capital Deals Reach $1.2B in Q1

  3. San Diego hauls in $4.8B in VC in 2022

Exclusive Interviews

  1. Fireside Chat With San Diego's Joe Kudla, Founder of Vuori Clothing

  2. Shield AI's Founders: Talk Scaling Startup in San Diego, Valued at $2.7 Billion

  3. Prominent Silicon Valley Startup Founder Taking Its Talents to San Diego

  4. Karri Saarinen: Talks Leaving SF and Building a $400M Startup in San Diego

  5. Mike Freeman Reflects on His 23 Year Career at The San Diego Union Tribune

  6. Axos Bank Founder Explains Silicon Valley Bank's Unraveling

  7. Perspective from a Venture Capital Lawyer

Startup Scoops

  1. San Diego's Most Active VC Firms

  2. San Diego's NuFund Achieves $1 Billion Exit

  3. San Diego Drone Startup Shield AI Raising $150M, Valued at $2.5 Billion

  4. Top VC Firm Nabs Series C in San Diego Startup Mosaic

Ecosystem Guides

  1. 9 Successful Y Combinator Alumni Who Have Founding Roots in San Diego

  2. Top-Funded Female Entrepreneurs in San Diego

  3. San Diego's Most Promising AI Startups

  4. The San Diego Crypto Ecosystem

Event Recaps

  1. San Diego Tech Week: Innovation Day, Techstars, and Top Tech Awards

  2. Startup San Diego Showcase Founders at Qualcomm, SDSU, Carlsbad and Tijuana

  3. What Was Discussed at the Interlock Summit?

  4. Women's Venture Summit Brings Top Investors and Founders to San Diego

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Fred Grier

I got my start working as a tech reporter at The San Diego Business Journal. Business of San Diego continues that reporting, writing scoops and breaking news on SD's top startups, founders and venture capital firms.