July 8, 2020

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Hello July and hello summer of activity!

I think you'll see in this issue of the newsletter that things are heating up for the summer with our local tech companies. From big acquisitions ( Boost Mobile , Flatiron School , and more) to some major fundings, including Anduril . What's fantastic about Anduril is Palmer Luckey returning to the OC to do company number two. This brings more capital, experienced talent, and leans into our aerospace roots. Excited to see success breed more success locally. 

In this issue, we have also compiled all the fundings and acquisitions of the quarter in their respective sections as blog posts. Give it a read and send us your feedback as well as any other news we can help promote to get the word out about OC tech.


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Local Podcast - Accelerate OC
Listen to Carey Ransom interview Mike Gentile, founder and CEO of CISO Share, which provides on-demand professional services in the information security industry.

OC companies support returning to work with new tech

Irvine's CoreLogic introduces AI tool, OneHome, for home buyers

Inari Medical continues strong growth after IPO with over $2.3B market cap

Trump administration awards Irvine's Anduril contract for virtual border security

Irvine's Happy Fox reaches $10M ARR milestone with zero outside funding

AI-powered subscription box startup Baby Box wins UCI New Ventures Competition Grand Prize

OC's gaming and esports ecosystem enjoys boom during coronavirus

Amazon considers new last-mile logistics facility at former Mitsubishi Motors campus in Cypress

Irivne's Anduril raises $200M Series C round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Okami Medical of Aliso Viejo closes $7.2M Series D round led by U.S. Venture Partners

Arqlite, of Santa Ana, secures investment from CEMEX Ventures for an undisclosed amount

We put together a comprehensive list of Q2 fundings  here . Take a look!

Boost Mobile of Irvine acquired by Dish Network for $1.4B

Newport Beach-based Carrick Capital acquires Flatiron School from WeWork for undisclosed terms

Irvine's NetObjex buys VitalGrid for undisclosed terms

Laguna Niguel's ActivePDF bought by PDFTron for undisclosed terms

We put together a comprehensive list of Q2 acquisitions as well  here .
EvoNexus Orange County is accepting applications from deep tech, life science, and fintech startups, Open Deadline

Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Professor and Investor Steven Mednick, July 13

Women-Focused Workshop Series: Using Specific Aims to Organize your SBIR Research Plan, July 15

Negotiation Tools for Small Business, July 15

Reinvent HR Orange County, July 16

VC Speaker Series: Featuring Saurabh Suri from CerraCap Ventures, July 17

How Equity Crowdfunding Helps Achieve Success, July 20

Women-Focused Workshop Series: Budgets for SBIR Grants, July 22

Reinventing Your Sales Mindset to Thrive Through Uncertainty, July 23

MasterMinds Pitch Practice Tech Startup Accelerator, July 23

Women-Focused Workshop Series: Writing SBIR Research Plans with Enough Technical Detail, July 29

Virtual Ophthamology Technology Summit hosted by Octane, August 6-8

OCBJ 26th Annual Women in Business Awards, September 9

OCBJ Innovator of the Year Awards, September 24
Frontend Developer, 777 Partners (Newport Beach)

Software Developer, Ria Financial (Buena Park)

Web Application Developer, IntelliSurvey (Ladera Ranch)

Senior Developer, SAP (Newport Beach)

Sr. Frontend Developer, Zigzy (Tustin)

Front End Developer, Calance (Remote)

Marketing Communications Manager, SYSPRO (Costa Mesa)

Product Marketing Manager, Amazon (Irvine)

Digital Marketing Manager, Centercode (Laguna Hills)

Senior Product Manager, GroupFire (Costa Mesa)
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