November 10, 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.
Well, what a week and weekend. We stood up and voted and we have a lot of new leadership all around, including in San Diego. We have a lot to be proud of so let’s keep the momentum going with ensuring our tech ecosystem and the communities that support it stay relevant. Now that we will have new leaders in the New Year, it’s the time to check in, not check out, and make sure they hear our actual needs and voices.

As Veteran’s Day approaches, I also want to give a shout out to our local military talent, which is an incredible asset to our region. A big thank you to all of our veterans for your continued dedication and service. I want to make sure all of us are working to help transitioning servicepeople to tech jobs and/or entrepreneurship if that’s the right path for them. 

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We have lots of work ahead; let’s keep looking up!

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Rory Moore is the founder & CEO of EvoNexus, a non-profit incubator organized to re-energize San Diego’s early-stage startup ecosystem. 

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Some highlights from this past week in San Diego tech.
Patient data firm Seqster has expanded its partnership with Takeda

Founders First Capital Partners has launched the San Diego Clydesdale Community Leaders Program with a $500K combined grant

Broadband chip maker MaxLinear boosts revenue forecast due to demand for home internet

Truepic joined forces with Qualcomm to leverage its image verification tech to be fully integrated into mobile chipset devices

The veteran founders behind BodyFly Fitness have created a portable workout machine that is growing well during the pandemic
Primmune Therapeutics, $27.4M with Samsara BioCapital, Polaris Partners, Oberland Capital, Charlie McDermott, CAM Capital, BioRock Ventures, and BioBrit

Kandji, $21M with Okta Ventures, Greycroft, First Round Capital, and B Capital Group

Blooma, $3M with Nyca Partners

Adigica Health, $450K with undisclosed investors
Topgolf by Callaway, $2B

Mystic River Consulting by EVOTEK, amount undisclosed

Cibus by Farmers Business Network, amount undisclosed

TubeBuddy by Branded Entertainment Network, amount undisclosed

Synteract by Syneos Health, amount undisclosed
Charlie McDermott invested in Primmune Therapeutics, $27.4M 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.
Digital Marketing Specialist, Illumina (UTC)

Software Engineer, Stack Sports (Remote)

Head of People - MyCase, Appfolio (San Diego)

Accountant, Solar Turbines (Little Italy)

Direct Sales Representative, GreatCall (Carlsbad)

Customer Support Specialist, Kandji (Downtown)

Process Engineer, Plantible Foods (San Marcos)

Program Manager, PlayStation (Sorrento Valley)

Systems Analyst - Commerce and Growth, Evernote (San Diego)

Web Developer / Graphic Designer, Veyo (UTC)
Enjoy these events from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Cleantech San Diego Southern California Energy Innovators Showcase Series, November 12 & 19

UC San Diego Innovation at the Edge: Artificial Intelligence & Ethics, November 12

Launch Factory Angel Investor’s Talk: Exit Strategically, a Startup Investor’s Perspective, November 12

Cox Virtual Speed Dating, November 12

AMA San Diego Cause Conference: Amplifying Social Impact + Innovation—For Good, November 13

San Diego Diplomacy Council 2020 Signature Event: Global Game On!, November 13

Naturally San Diego Founder Series with Perfect Snacks Co-Founders, November 13

Connect ALL @ The Jacobs Center Winter 2021 Cohort, applications due November 16

Sister Cities Project San Diego Black Women Entrepreneurs Summit Series (1 of 4), November 18

Ellevate San Diego How Can I Avoid Burnout? Conversation and Collaboration, November 19

YPSS Technology in Caregiving & Senior Care, November 19

REC Innovation Lab Product Development for Startups with Pooja Malhotra & 21iQLabs, November 30

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

Connect San Diego Springboard program, apply here

SoCal Energy Innovation Network Accelerating market traction for energy startups, apply here
Not a bad week considering it's 2020...

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