November 11, 2021
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Maybe you saw our Q3 Venture Report in the last issue but we’ve upgraded it with a visual infographic down below. What do you want to see in the Q4 2021 Wrap Up? Reply and let us know.
And lastly, I’m co-hosting a talk with former VC Audrey Jacobs on how to prepare for an exit. Take it from me, a lot to learn before it happens! Join us on Monday, Nov.15 for “Steps Entrepreneurs Should Take Before an Exit.”

Fast Five SD Tech Stories to Watch:
  • Viasat buys rival satellite constellation for $7.3B to take on SpaceX’s Starlight
  • Community Bio is spinning out of the San Diego Blood Bank
  • Military spouse unemployment is three times the national average. Listen to our recent podcast on how one San Diego company is tackling it
  • Israeli company expands to San Diego to use satellite data to find water, leaks and resource opportunities
  • New cohort of startups announced in the first StartBlue blue tech accelerator


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For many organizations, running day-to-day operations can be taxing, and many tasks can be accidentally overlooked due to the sheer amount. Squared Away is a virtual assistant company that helps companies and firms focus on the things that matter the most and trust their assistants with the rest. In today’s Tacos & Tech podcast, Michelle Penczak, CEO of Squared Away, shares her business model in hiring military spouses to assist their clients from virtually anywhere.
The talent market is hot especially for tech talent. Check out the new ‘stealth’ job board by Fresh Brewed Tech for early access. Full launch coming soon. (San Diego/remote)

Leidos (Vista)

Viasat Inc (Carlsbad)

Twist Bioscience (Carlsbad)

ClickUp (San Diego/remote)
GoShare (San Diego/remote)

Meritor (Escondido)

GKN Aerospace (El Cajon)

L3Harris Technologies (Carlsbad)

Seismic (San Diego)
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Thinkful San Diego, November 11

Tory Burch Foundation, Applications due November 12

Thinkful San Diego, November 14

San Diego Regional EDC, Applications due November 15

SMTA, November 16

San Diego STEM Ecosystem, November 16
Mission Edge, November 18

Hub101, November 18

California Lutheran University, November 22

Founders First CDC, Applications due November 30

General Assembly, December 8

ClickUp, customizable workplace productivity platform, $400M Series C with Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global Management

Cloudbeds, cloud-based hospitality management software, $150M Series D with SoftBank Vision Fund

Shoreline Biosciences, develops immunotherapies using iPSC-derived allogeneic cells, $140M with Ally Bridge Group

Biolinq, wearable biosensor platform for measuring blood level info, $100M Series B with RiverVest

Drata, compliance and security platform, $100M Series B with ICONIQ Growth

Antiva Biosciences, biopharmaceutical company developing treatment for HPV infection diseases, $31M Series D with Adjuvant Capital

NanoCellect Biomedical, cell-sorting technologies firm, $20M Series D with Warburg Pincus

Hone, live learning platform for management training, $16M Series A with F-Prime Capital

Molecular Assemblies, enzymatic DNA synthesis technology developer, $10M Series B with SynBio Innovation Accelerator

Primmune Therapeutics, cancer immunotherapy medicines developer, $8.4M Series A

GoShare, economic empowerment platform for delivery, $8M Seed with Cove Fund, Mark IV Capital

Bamboo, cryptocurrency investment app, $4M Series A with Orthogonal Trading, VP Capital
BioBlocks by Genesis Biotechnology Group

ReTech Labs by Symphony RetailAI

Liquid Grids by FemTec Health

Tonbo Biosciences by Cytek Biosciences
Qualcomm Ventures invests in Stellapps, Quantum Machines, Augury

Shepherd Ventures invests in Cyabra

Keshif Ventures invests in GoShare

Crescent Ridge Partners Ventures invests in Needed

GC1 Ventures invests in Drip Capital

Resilience invests in

Callaway Golf invests in Five Iron Golf
Correlation Ventures invests in RightRev

StepStone Group invests in Prepaid Technologies

Finistere Ventures invests in MarketDial

Section 32 invests in Parthenon Therapeutics

Domain Associates invests in Antios Therapeutics

Founders First Capital Partners invests in Topflight Apps
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