July 7, 2021
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Summer is in full swing post-Fourth of July and so is recent funding activity. See below for recent deals and check out the diversity in the industries getting funded - from cosmetics to battery development, security compliance, and healthcare marketplaces.

Speaking of security, a recent study about San Diego’s cybersecurity talent pool shows a big gap between the massive amount of job openings and the low number of talent filling it. It seems like it is a matter of national security that we find a way to train and fill these roles amongst our 800+ local cyber firms. SD Workforce’s Cyberhire is a good start, but we’re going to need a lot more talent avenues. That goes for tech role training in general. Who’s working on this? We would love to help promote. Shoot me a note.

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Ready for a challenge? Ritika Sehgal takes us through her journey in founding Challenge Island San Diego Coastal, a locally owned, award-winning program designed to inspire STEAM development among the younger generation through creativity, collaboration and innovative thinking.
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.
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General Assembly
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Diversity Career Group & Job Fairs
July 14
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Tech San Diego
July 27
Stella Labs
September 17-18
Our team of local writers gives a fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present.
Created by Escondido locals, two food apps, Hungr and FabnGrab and were born and driven by a need. They give users some help when it comes to figuring out what to eat, while helping boost business for local restaurants.
COVID-19’s impact and the growing number of crimes was the focus of our Fresh Brewed Tech: Cybersecurity Night. The event, which was supported by Cox Business, SDCCOE, and SD CISO Roundtable, covered topics such as ransomware, cybersecurity insurance and cybersecurity communications. Read about the takeaways and watch the videos from the panels and discussion rooms from local experts.
Element Biosciences, DNA sequencing platform, $276M Series C with Foresite Capital, Venrock

Cortica, advanced neurological therapies, $60M Series C with Longitude Capital, Ajax Health

LENZ Therapeutics, ophthalmic pharmaceutical products, $47M Series A with Versant Ventures, RA Capital Management 

Drata, security compliance automation, $25M Series A with GGV Capital, Cowboy Ventures

Tiled, interactive content creator, $12M Series A with Kickstart, Forward Venture Capital

Palliare, laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures, $8M Series A with Seroba Life Sciences, Western Development Commission 

Amionx, battery development, $6M

Hedgedesk, AI applied to trading markets, $5.25M with HIS Fund 

BioIntervene, drug discovery, $5.2M

Turquoise Health, healthcare transparency marketplace, $5.2M

Lawless Beauty, cosmetics, $5M Series A

FutureProof Technologies, financial analytics software, $3M Seed with Innovation Endeavors, Blackhorn Ventures, and MS&AD Ventures

Alida Biosciences, RNA biosciences tools, $500k
Closing Corp by CoreLogic

iGenomX by Twist Bioscience for $35M

IVD Vision by DCN Dx

Circa Interactive by Archer Education
Fortress Computer Pros by cloud IT

Ecwid by Lightspeed POS for $500M

Zola Suite and AbacusNext have merged

Discover Echo by Cellink for $110M
ICC Health invests $250,000 in Day Kare Transport 
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