October 15, 2021
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From collaboration between the Orange County and San Diego startup ecosystems, we’ve learned many things from each other and we’ve shared deal flow with local investors to invest in companies in both regions. Another collaboration is mapping the entrepreneurs’ journey through the Orange County startup ecosystem by detailing organizations that help with specific milestones on a company’s journey. Cheers to Carey Ransom for generating this graphic from our San Diego startup ecosystem. Who are we missing in OC on this? You can find this graphic and a lot more info about building the OC tech ecosystem here.
Also cheers to Carey on his new role as managing director of BankTech
Ventures, a fund full of community banks as LPs that invest in tech, which ultimately support the community banking ecosystem. Here’s to more fintech investing!

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JOBS SPOTLIGHT
LoanSnap (Costa Mesa)

Warby Parker (Newport Beach)

Twitch (Irvine)

Netskope (Irvine)
FightCamp (Costa Mesa)

PACSUN (Anaheim)

Better (Irvine)

ViewSonic (Brea)
EVENTS & DEADLINES
Startup Grind OC - October 21

Octane - October 27-29
OCBJ - October 28

Applications Due November 12
FUNDINGS
INBRACE, hidden teeth-straightening braces, $102M Series D round with Farallon Capital Management, Marshall Wace, and BlackRock

RocketLab, rocket systems and technologies, $24.4M Grant with the United States Space Force

Caylent, cloud native services, $16M Private Equity round with East Los Capital and Stephen Garden

Vibrato Medical, wearable medical devices, $4M Series A round with Horowitz Group

Ecotrak Facility Management Software, restaurant asset management, $4M Venture round with an unknown list of investors

Spudsy, sweet potato snacks, $3.3M Series A round with KarpReilly and Stage 1 Fund
ACQUISITIONS
Pacific Enterprise Bank, entrepreneurial bank, by United Business Bank for $53M

Compellon, prescriptive analytics firm, by Clearsense for an undisclosed amount

Summit Interconnect, printed circuit board manufacturing, by Lindsay Goldberg for an undisclosed amount

Trace3, IT consulting firm, by American Securities LLC for an undisclosed amount 

Apollo Technologies, water treatment contractor, by Nolan Capital for an undisclosed amount

Sabal, diversified financial services, by Regions Financial Corporation for an undisclosed amount
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