May 29, 2019
THE FRESH SQUEEZE

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Hi there!

I can't believe it's already almost June. The first half of this year has flown by, especially with so much exciting stuff going on in OC including a lot of fundings and exits, helping spin our ecosystem flywheel faster.

I was recently lucky enough to speak on a panel about angel investing at Tech Coast Angel's Face to Face event. It was a packed house at the Cove and it was a great way for dozens of entrepreneurs to hear directly from us how early we like to invest, what we are looking for in pre-revenue companies, and more. The best was staying after for as long as possible answering questions 1-on-1. I'm typically spending a day per week at EvoNexus Irvine so let's meet up and I'm happy to learn more about what you are building. Just email zesty@freshsqueezedtech.com to find out when I'll be there next.

Thanks and happy reading,

P.S. If you like what we're doing we would love it if you could help us get the word out - forward this to someone in OC who should be reading it. We appreciate it!
ORANGE COUNTY TECH ECOSYSTEM NEWS

Ed-Tech startup wins OCTANe's LaunchPad pitch contest

Okapi Venture Capital opens new Ladera Ranch office, makes several large investments in SoCal companies

Silicon Valley Bank releases Q2 2019 State of the Markets Report

Irvine's Vizio releases new 4K TV models with enhanced tech

UCI researchers develop temperature-modulating smart clothes

Irvine's Binji to launch universal credit card with digital display

Aliso Viejo-based TrustaBit partners with airline data leader ATPCO

2019 New Venture Competition Winners announced
RECENT DEALS

Neural Analytics raises $22M in Series C round led by Alpha Edison with Tech Coast Angels participating

Actuate Therapeutics completes $21.7M Series B round led by Kairos Ventures with Tech Coast Angels participating

Irvine's Tyffon raises $7.8M Series A led by Japan's Tokyo Broadcast System

Integra Devices' Sourabh Dhillon discusses $6M Series A raise led by Kairos Ventures

OnSite Waste Technologies raises $3.5M in seed round led by Mark IV Capital and UCI Applied Innovations's Cove Fund II
ACQUISITIONS

Irvine's Digital Map Products acquired by LightBox for an undisclosed amount
JOBS SPOTLIGHT
Specialist, Client Success, Weedmaps (Irvine)

Jr. Media Strategist, Viant Technology (Irvine)

Vertical Marketing Manager - Enterprise/Corporate Products, ViewSonic (Brea)

Software Development Engineer in Test, Ephesoft (Irvine)

Director, Product Marketing (Oncology), Ambry Genetics (Aliso Viejo)

Hybris Developer, Cognizant (Irvine)

Software Engineer, Phoenix Energy Technologies (Aliso Viejo)

UX Specialist, INNOCEAN USA (Huntington Beach)

Digital Marketing Analyst, CrowdStrike (Irvine)

Software Development Engineer, Amazon (Irvine)
UPCOMING EVENTS
Code Talk! Learn and talk code together @ Panera Bread, May 29

Additive Manufacturing in MedTech Workshop @ Dinsmore, June 10

OC Tech User Groups Summer Bash 2019 @ PeopleSpace, June 13

Investor Speed Dating PitchFest @ WeWork Irvine, June 13

OC Startups Fireside Chat @ Eureka Building, June 18
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