June 30, 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.
As consumers continue to stock their pantries by browsing online during the ongoing pandemic, San Diego tech companies have been building the technology powering today’s digital grocery industry. This is enabling millions of people to live a little easier during Covid-19. At the enterprise level, UTC-based Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods engineering teams build the technology that makes online ordering, routing, and delivery happen. WalmartLabs’ Carlsbad team also creates tech to enable grocery delivery, in-store pick up, and a multitude of tools for the retail giant. Downtown-based Mercato enables independent grocery stores to digitize their inventory for online ordering and delivery. And Sorrento Valley’s Modal AI has even worked with Uber Eats for drone delivery of McDonald’s! As you can see, San Diego is heavily contributing to opening access to food during these strange times and it’s great to know our local talent can make such an impact. 

Meanwhile, if you saw Mike Freeman’s U-T article about ClickUp raising $35M, you may have been as shocked as others how you didn’t know that the company was in San Diego. This is another SF company that has moved to SD and we’re excited to have them. Congrats to the team on their growth and a great product; the Fresh Brewed Tech team uses ClickUp heavily for project management. ClickUp is hiring, by the way.


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What's Happening in San Diego Tech with Alex Waters, Director of CONNECT ALL @ The Jacobs Center.

Tune in for a discussion about local tech happenings, and learn about Alex's entrepreneurial background.

Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for their support of our tech ecosystem.
Progenity, $100M preliminary filing
Poseida Therapeutics, $110M with Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, Fidelity, and Adage Capital Management 

Artiva Biotherapeutics, $78M with 5AM Ventures, venBio Partners, RA Capital Management, and Medivate Partners, among others

ClickUp, $35M with Craft Ventures and Georgian Partners

Sun Genomics, $8.65M with Pangaea Ventures

Carlsmed, $2.5M with Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health and Device of Tomorrow Capital, among others

GroupSolver, $2M with Eterus Capital and Tech Coast Angels, among others
Sugarmate by Tandem Diabetes Care, amount undisclosed
During the current shift in the world of work, many San Diego companies are still hiring . Thi s live job board by SD Life Changing, StartupSD, and Connect shows open roles. Companies can add their roles if they are hiring, too.

Lead Data Engineer/Architect, Housecall Pro (Sorrento Valley & Remote)

Sr. Engineering Manager, Housecall Pro ( Sorrento Valley & Remote)

Account Executive, AutoVitals (San Diego)

PR/Corporate Communications Manager, Sony Electronics (Rancho Bernardo)

Manufacturing Engineer, Truvian (UTC)

Customer Success Representative, Whova (Miramar)

Staff Accountant, FASHIONPHILE (Carlsbad)

DevOps Engineer - AirPods, Apple (UTC)

Director, People & Culture, Chatmeter (Downtown)

Sales Operations Specialist, ServiceNow (UTC)
Enjoy these events from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Founders First 2020 North County Challenge - Virtual Pitch Event, June 30

SD Tech Hub: Navigating A Small Business Through Uncertain Times, June 30

REC Innovation Lab 10 Key Steps to Starting a Business in San Diego with Tracy Reed , July 1

UCSD Resilient Tritons II: Tritons in Tech, July 1
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