April 29, 2020

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Hey friends,

I hope you are doing ok.

It's incredibly inspiring to see companies and organizations continue to lean in and help our community, whether through changing their business model or pure donation.

Local Hyundai America has  donated  both cash and test kits - absolutely invaluable. It's also inspiring to see companies continue to raise capital in a very tough environment, which you can see below. Even more so, a new fund is coming online from Elementz Ventures - you can hear from Niall in this week's podcast by Accelerate OC & Carey Ransom.

What have you been doing digitally that's new? I joined 1500 others online for a virtual beer festival that was pretty fun.

What else can we be doing as a community now to support our startups?

Stay safe and healthy,

P.S. Don't forget we continue to update our stories of how the OC tech community is fighting against COVID-19 as well as resources and information on regional support for local businesses.
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Local Podcast - Accelerate OC
Special Episode: Listen to Carey Ransom interview Niall McSheffrey, Managing Partner at Elementz Ventures, a new VC fund based in Irvine.

UCI engineers collaborate to attack coronavirus

Irvine's Allied Esports announces its companies see increased engagement with online-only events due to COVID-19

Irvine-based Kofax helps power a platform for managing loan applications submitted under the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Irvine-based startup Wing adds support services to help community with COVID-19 issues

Vusar, an Octane Launchpad participating startup based out of Irvine, seeks $2.5M in late seed round

Octane creates new advisory roles to expand MedTech support

Seven OC public companies apply for $35M in SBA loans under PPP

Increase in COVID-19 testing in Orange County week over week

Irvine's Kareo produces data showing 10% infection rate on its workers in study

Spireon, also of Irvine, releases study showing that increase in traffic correlates with increase in COVID-19 cases

Irvine's Coiron acquired by Ross Video for undisclosed terms

BioDot of Irvine acquired by Artemis Capital Partners for undisclosed terms

Movandi announces $27M Series C round to expand 5G network as well as Irvine team

Cloudbreak Therapeutics completes $25.4M Series B round led by Chinese firm V-Capital

Westminster-based Clever Care raises $20M Series A round led by Norwest Venture Partners

Newport Beach-based Myosana Therapeutics raises $1M in seed funding from CureDuchenne Ventures
What's next? An update on small business stimulus funding hosted by Tory Burch Foundation, April 29

Sales Mindset Webinar for Entrepreneurs hosted by Pismo Ventures, April 30

Virtual Demo Day hosted by SBDC, April 30

A conversation with OC4 Venture Studio Co-founder Carey Ransom hosted by UCI Beall Applied Innovation, May 1

Financing Your Venture - a CFO Perspective, hosted by Pismo Ventures, May 4

EvoNexus Orange County is accepting applications from deep tech, life science, and fintech startups, Open Deadline
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Product Manager, Experian (Costa Mesa)

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