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January 31, 2022


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In looking back on 2022, we’re excited to review a bit how the year went. 

We’re seeing a continued increase in private company fundings over three years now:

2022: $3.4B

2021: $2.3B

2020: $1.8B

2022 did get a big boost from the recent Series E funding of Anduril of $1.5B. The data does show a solid spread of fundings at each stage.

Number of fundings per stage:

PreSeed: 12

Seed: 36

Series A: 12

Series B: 10

Series C: 5

Series D: 2

Series E: 2

Series F: 1

This is promising to see early stage companies continue to get funded and we’re excited to see what 2023 holds for the region. 




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Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

UC Irvine - Irvine

Propulsion Engine Responsible Engineer

Virgin Orbit - Long Beach

Mission Operations, CUAS

Anduril Industries - Costa Mesa

Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Terran Orbital - Irvine

Senior Gameplay Engineer, Content Systems

Blizzard Entertainment - Irvine

Proposal Board Engineer (Experienced or Senior)

Boeing - Long Beach


Senior Project Engineer

Thales - Irvine

Air Capabilities Engineer

Anduril - Costa Mesa

GNC Engineer

Terran Orbital - Irvine

Propulsion Engine Responsible Engineer

Virgin Orbit - Long Beach

Program Manager

Ridgeline Telecom - Brea

Senior Partner Product Strategist

Dropbox - Irvine

Principal Aerothermal Engineer

Virgin Galactic - Tustin

Composite Tooling Design Engineer

Overair - Santa Ana


Brand Marketing Specialist

Spigen Inc - Irvine


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Anduril Industries, defense technology, $1.5 Billion Series E with Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Valor Equity Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lachy Groom

Healthpeak Properties, land management, $400 Million Post-IPO Debt

TOCA Football, user-centered soccer, $53.5 Million Venture Series Unknown

Starco Brands, disruptive consumer marketing, $22.6 Million Venture Series Unknown

Telesair, medical device company, $22 Million Venture Series A with Honeywell, Pasaca Capital, Device of Tomorrow Capital, Shangbay Capital, Berkeley Catalyst Fund (BCF)

Certemy, education information technology, $9.7 Million Series B with Numeta Capita and Apis Holdings

Biolase, laser pain treatment, $5.7 Million Post-IPO Equity with Oracle, Oracle Investment Management Inc., Trellis Partners, Jack W. Schuler Living Trust

Clever Care Health Plan Inc., healthcare, $5.3 Million Series C 

Lendistry, fintech and loans, $3.2 Million Venture Series Unknown with Texas Capital Bank, Comerica Incorporated

SYSYM Foods, sustainable consumer goods, $3 Million Seed

Firefly Recovery, wearable rehab technology, $1 Million Seed

RNAV8 Bio, pre-cancerous disease treatment, $599,500 Seed


West Coast Labels, printing company, acquired by Fortis Solutions Group

RxCOMPLi, smart sensor ecosystem, acquired by CIMSS

Fusion Biotec, medical devices, acquired by Veranex

Xentaurs, enabling services, acquired by ATSG

Boundary Devices, embedded market supplier, acquired by Laird Connectivity

International Aerospace Coatings, aircraft painting & graphics, acquired by Tiger Infrastructure Partners

Omnichannel, B2B/B2C services, acquired by Hero Digital

Station Electric, electricity, acquired by kV Power

AcuFocus, vision loss treatment, acquired by Bausch & Lomb

Trinity Process Solutions, mechanical contractor, acquired by Therma

Dinsmore, prototype design, acquired by ADDMAN Engineering

Computer Technology Resources, business consulting, acquired by AST

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