​Hawaii ranks No.1 for equity rich properties

There were more than 14 million equity rich properties in the U.S. at the end of the second quarter 2017, a 13 percent increase from the same period last year, with Hawaii leading the pack with the highest share of equity rich properties.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions, Hawaii had 38.3 percent of equity rich properties — where the combined loan amount secured by the property was 50 percent or less of the estimated market value of the property — in the United States, while Honolulu ranked…

Color of money: Genetic testing company works on $80 million round of financing

Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective is among a group of investors in an $80 million round that will help genetic testing company Color Genomics Inc. develop new tests and services.

The Series C round, including venture capitalists Hemant Taneja of General Catalyst and George Zachary of CRV, comes at an exciting time at the intersection of genetics and technology. Scientific advances coupled with interest from traditional tech investors have unleashed a torrent of cash toward companies incorporating…

Out-of-state company's first expansion includes New Mexico

A new-to-market company is swooping into New Mexico.

Arizona-based EagleForce Security announced an expansion into several markets and New Mexico will be one of them.

EagleForce, owned by Ryan Eldridge, provides security services including surveillance, armed guards and vehicle patrols.

The company plans on starting service in New Mexico by the end of this month.

“We have several clients in Arizona that have business in New Mexico,” said Eldridge on why he is expanding his company into New Mexico.

For…