June 16, 2021
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Summer is here, and it couldn’t come at a better time now that we are returning to some normalcy. While the economy continues to rebound, the housing market has been crazy, with tech companies like Zillow, Houzz, and Better.com increasing their presence in OC. OC is also home to Corelogic’s headquarters, as well as startup Cloudvirga, which was recently acquired. Hopefully they stay put and continue to expand locally. We love to see this density continue to grow on the proptech side.

And, new local funding alert: Octane is raising a $50M fund to invest in local startups.

Also have you heard of “local cloud?’ Our friends at Cox Business have been iterating its tech through the pandemic to utilize local resources and help small businesses. Check out this feature and podcast we did on how “local cloud” is changing how we work while giving businesses a competitive edge.

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Our team of local writers gives a fresh look inside the Orange County tech ecosystem past and present.
From healthcare to retail, hospitality, tech startups, education and financial institutions, and more, organizations large and small have realized the need for securely managing remote teams in the cloud while expanding capacity, and increasing flexibility and cost efficiency.
In this week’s Tacos and Tech podcast, Jared Ruth, Director of Marketing for Cloud, Channel, and Carrier at Cox Business, and Ron Lev, Executive Director of New Growth and Development at Cox Communications, share their insights about cloud communication and its future at Cox.
LanceSoft, Inc. (Orange County)

AbbVie (Irvine)

Cox Business (Foothill Ranch)
Amazon (Irvine)

UC Irvine Health (Orange County)

Twitch (Irvine)
Propbuilder, online bidding marketplace for homes & condos, $500K seed round with John Hennessy and various undisclosed angel investors 

Eyedaptic, wearable device that uses proprietary vision enhancing software, $460K equity crowdfunding 
Cloudvirga, proptech, by Stewart Title for an undisclosed amount

Benutech, information technology services, by Voxtur for an undisclosed amount

Golden Bear, boutique regulatory compliance consulting firm, by Foreside for an undisclosed amount 

Enhanced Tech, information technology services, by Meriplex for an undisclosed amount 

Logical Maintenance Solutions, managed services provider, by Flex Equity for an undisclosed amount
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