August 4, 2020
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Welcome to The Local Buzz, your inside scoop on San Diego’s tech scene. Keep up to date on our Fresh Brewed Tech website.
Happy August. Time continues to warp. Meanwhile, companies have been busy meeting consumer demand or pivoting during the pandemic; keep it up! Data from Q2 of 2020 from Connect, CBRE, and Fresh Brewed Tech shows that fundraising was grooving on all cylinders with over $1 billion raised for San Diego companies between April and June. Some were making up for a paused March fundraising environment, while some other companies are having strong growth as the country continues to grapple with Covid-19. 

Speaking of capital, local Tech Coast Angels San Diego chapter is opening its capital call to invest in the latest annual fund. TCA ACE20 raised $3.7 million and deployed it into 19 companies within 10 months, on top of individual angel checks. Want to join in? Get in touch with Ashok Kamal.

I haven’t been hearing, “but there isn’t any local capital” as much lately. Have you? Honestly, reach out and let’s discuss. There’s always room to grow and improve. We have a lot going on in our tech ecosystem; listen in to the latest SD tech happenings in this week’s podcast!


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What's Happening in San Diego Tech in August with Ashok Kamal and Al Bsharah.

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Some highlights from this past week in San Diego tech.
MomentFeed founder joins SOCi as an advisor as it continues momentous growth

FLX's new e-bike, The Babymaker, breaks Indiegogo crowdfunding record

Biotech Inhibrx lines up another IPO effort

Viasat named a top-scoring company on the 2020 Disability Equality Index

Pilot project to test connected car technology on San Diego roadways
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company, $43M

Click here for a comprehensive list of acquisitions in Q2.
BioTheryX, $35M with MSD Partners

Click here for a comprehensive list of Q2 fundings.
Section 32 invested in Sema4, $121M round

Correlation Ventures invested in Lemonaid Health, $33M round

Members of Tech Coast Angels invested in New Age Meats, $2M round
During the current shift in the world of work, many San Diego companies are still hiring. This live job board by SD Life Changing, StartupSD, and Connect shows open roles. Companies can add their roles if they are hiring, too.
Software Engineer II, Lytx (UTC)

Senior Growth Marketer, Kicksta (Downtown)

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, Brain Corp (Sorrento Valley)

Manager Total Rewards, Surgalign (San Diego)

User Experience Researcher, Blink (Downtown)

Project Manager, Cue Health (Sorrento Valley)

Process Engineer, BlueNalu (San Diego)

Human Resources Administrator/Generalist, Shield AI (Downtown)

Events Manager, Illumina (UTC)

Marketing Manager (Demand Generation), Doctible (Sorrento Valley)
Enjoy these events from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Engineering Leadership Remote Monthly Roundtable - Metrics, August 5

UC San Diego The Future of Inclusive Entrepreneurship, August 5

UC San Diego & Qualcomm Institute Neurodiversity in Tech Internship Showcase, August 6

Kitchens for Good Virtual Dinners for Good, August 6

Founders First CDC Virtual Networking & Pitch Competition, August 6

San Diego Code School AMA with Mike Roberts About Apprenticeships, August 11

Cooley U Boardroom Basics, August 12

SD Sport Innovators Accelerator Application due August 24

Need a computer? COVID-19 Technology Assistance Program, Apply here
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