May 13, 2020

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Hi friends, how are you? Staying safe and sane?

First, a continued thank you to our frontline workers, especially the moms and a happy belated Mothers Day!

I've recently gotten the chance to get to know a new medical device venture studio in Orange County,  Koa Accel . Koa is run by a brilliant  team , including Ray Chan, who previously invested in a startup of mine, Francis Duhay, Sylvia Kim, and many more domain experts.

One of their first incubated companies is  Kahala Biosciences  which is developing a Covid-19 test sequencer able to process close to 400 patient tests an hour, greatly increasing our ability to mass test our communities. Keep an eye on both Koa and Kahala. Great to have this being developed right here in Orange County. 

A lot to be proud of from our local ecosystem, which you can see in our updated blogs: How the OC science and tech community is battling Covid-19 and Regional support for local businesses and workers impacted by Covid-19

Stay safe and healthy,

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Local Podcast - Accelerate OC
Listen to Carey Ransom interview Derek Herrera, founder of Spinal Singularity, a medical device company based in San Clemente.

Costa Mesa-based Experian introduces Covid-19 risk mapping tool

Noodoe EV relocates US HQ to Irvine from Walnut

UCI's Covid-19 task force makes progress on antibody testing

Fountain Valley-based Genesis Motor America introduces white glove remote shopping service for luxury autos

Irvine nonprofit Jamboree Housing Corp continues its mission during coronavirus despite having closed offices

Costa Mesa-based Lucid Fusion acquired by VaynerX for undisclosed terms

Anaheim-based iinside bought by London-based CrowdVision for undisclosed terms

HostLabs of Orange acquired by HostPapa for undisclosed terms

Irvine-based Axonics Modulation Technologies to issue new $130M public offering

San Clemente-based AtaCor Medical raises $25M Series B

Hydrant raises $5.7M Series A round led by Newport Beach-based RX3 Ventures

Newport Beach-based Toba Capital leads $4.95M Series A round for Clear Skye
Pitch Practice: How to Pitch to Investors and Get the Deal in a Covid-19 World, May 13

Tech Coast Venture Network: Using Data to Drive Marketing Results, May 14

Technology Startup Founders Helping Founders Meetaway, May 28

EdTech Entrepreneurs Helping EdTech Entrepreneurs Meetaway, Jun 2

EvoNexus Orange County is accepting applications from deep tech, life science, and fintech startups, Open Deadline
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