September 14, 2021
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We’ve been building tech communities for quite a few years now and four years ago, Cox Business stepped up and asked how they could help. At first, like you, I wondered how a cable company could help. 

And then I dove into the company and realized that for 122 years, Cox has been most interested in investing in its communities, from its first newspaper to help connect a city like Dayton, Ohio, to its Techstars and other community sponsorships

But I wanted to take it one step further and so we brought its investment and technology leads to SoCal to meet our companies and see where else a big enterprise company could utilize its assets to enable tech companies to scale at the speeds they need to. 

This is where Cox Edge came from. In the summer of 2019, Ron Lev visited SoCal for the first time and asked the question to local CTOs, “What could you do with our existing infrastructure?” and boom — “regional cloud computing” became a sandbox environment and today is a full-blown product suite! Love seeing excess infrastructure put to good use, especially for AI and other tech that relies on low latency.

Since we helped shape this, we’ve got a startup package that your company can access at a super discount, so check out Cox Edge and then reply to this email to get a partner code from us.

See you all at the upcoming TopTechAwards on Sept 16, Womens Venture Summit Sept 17-18, Green Summit Sept 23-24, our own Cloud
Night on October 4, as well a Startup Month Oct 1-29 - use code Bloom50 for a discount! See all the Events below


Join us every Friday for our Fast Five on Clubhouse and recent
recordings here:

  • Bird is back! With e-bikes and San Diego is the first test market
  • Welcome iBio to San Diego! Texas biotech expanding locally while bio continues to explode with new huge biotech campuses coming to Sorrento Mesa and Rancho Penasquitos
  • *IPO Alert* - Cue files to go public
  • Aptera Motors pushes ahead to manufacture its 3-wheel solar powered, electric vehicle
  • The future of cloud - is local cloud again? Come learn about edge computing at Cloud Night, October 4

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 Chuck Phillips, co-founder of MeetWell, created a low-lift solution that emphasizes healthy meeting practices, making sure organizers are accountable for their preparation for an efficient meeting.
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.
Sendlane (Remote/San Diego)

Watkins Wellness (Vista)

Flock Freight (Solana Beach)

PEAR Sports (Solana Beach)

Digital Operative (Del Mar)
Director of Customer Success Sendlane (Remote/San Diego) 

RevLocal (Chula Vista)

Sendlane (Remote/San Diego)

Pfizer (La Jolla)

Kellogg Company (Solana Beach)
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September 16

Stella Labs, September 17-18

San Diego 2021, due September 19.

Origin 63, September 22

San Diego State, September 22

ASPE, September 22-26

UCSD Innovation & Commercialization
September 23

Apply for We Tha Incubator, due September 24., September 23-24

The Show Producers, September 30

B2B SaaS startup), due September 30.

October 1-29

Greater Than Tech, October 2

Fresh Brewed Tech, October 4

Accelerator, due October 6.

Friends of Figma, October 26

ADARx Pharmaceuticals, mRNA transcripts base editing, $75M Series B with Lilly Asia Ventures and OrbiMed

Lycia Therapeutics, extracellular protein degradation, $70M Series B with Redmile Group and RTW Investments LLC

ARS Pharmaceuticals, anti allergy drugs developer, $55M Series D with SR One and Deerfield Management

Replicate Bioscience, designs srRNA immunotherapies, $40M Series A with Apple Tree Partners

Plantible Foods, functional and applicable plant-based protein developer, $21.5M Series A with FTW Ventures and Eighteen94 Capital

GoFormz, mobile-first business productivity platform, $20M Series A with Cloud Apps Capital Partners and Shasta Ventures

Tiled, microapp platform for sales and marketing communications, $13.7M Series A with Signal Peak Ventures and Seismic Ventures

SpeakeasyCo, alcohol consumer goods selling platform, $2M Seed with Trog Hawley Capital and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

Jack Henry, men’s hair, skin, and bodycare brand, $476k Pre-Seed
Foresight Sports by Vista Outdoor for $474M

Advanced Biomatrix by BICO for $15M

AstroPrint by BCN3D

Brax by Wishpond
Chosen Foods by Butterfly Equity

MindFlow Design by Midwest
Products & Engineering

RevCult by OwnBackup

TakeLessons by Microsoft
California Bank & Trust invests in Clearinghouse Community
Development Financial Institution Crescent Ridge Partners Ventures and Ad Astra Ventures invest in kegg

Qualcomm Ventures invests in Humane
Avalon Ventures and Justin Timberlake invest in Joy 

Section 32 invests in Cohere

L'ATTITUDE VENTURES invests in Beauty Pie
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