May 1, 2019
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ORANGE COUNTY TECH ECOSYSTEM NEWS
ORANGE COUNTY TECH ECOSYSTEM NEWS
Aliso Viejo-based Corent Technology innovates banking for underserved communities in partnership with Mifos Initiative

Costa Mesa-based software developer Verys launches seed fund for startups

Irvine-based Quube partners with Taiwan’s ioeX on blockchain TV product line

ALERTWildfire Cameras will monitor areas vulnerable to fire in Orange County

Irvine named in Top 12 Cities to launch startup by Hosting Radar

Irvine’s Cie Digital Labs hires Micah Miller as new Director of Product Development

2 OC cities named in WalletHub’s Happiest Cities 2019 list

Lawn Love makes its Orange County debut

Newport Beach-based Orange Marketing becomes HubSpot Platinum Partner

Q1 VC funding decreases significantly from Q4 2018
RECENT DEALS

Irvine’s Mavenlink raises $48M Series E co-led by Carrick Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity

Cold Genesys, $22M Series C led by ORI Fund joined by Perseverance Capital Management

Bitcentral, $10M by Virgo Investment Group

Specright, $8M Series A led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Trellis, $2M seed round led by Laguna Beach-based Okapi Venture Capital

TearClear raises undisclosed Series A moves HQ from Ohio to Orange County
ACQUISITIONS

Orange County’s Edwards Lifesciences Corp. acquires Corvia Medical and certain assets of Mitralign, both of Tewksbury, MA for $35M

Mission Viejo-based CynergisTek by Vereco for $30M

Seattle-based Gateway Dental by Smile Brands (Irvine) for an undisclosed amount

Brea-based Coolsys by Ares Management Corporation for an undisclosed amount

Newport Beach-based Inuvo by ConversionPoint Technologies for an undisclosed amount
JOBS SPOTLIGHT
Engineering Manager, BayWa r.e. (Irvine)

Direct Sales Manager, Balboa Capital (Costa Mesa)

Product Manager, Leviton (Anaheim)

Senior Data Engineer, Quantitative Systems (Irvine)

Back-End Software Engineer, Viant Technology (Irvine)

Marketing Manager - Lead Generation Specialist, Adtaxi (Anaheim)

Product Marketing Manager, Nearmap (Newport Beach)

Client Success Manager, Houzz (Irvine)
UPCOMING EVENTS
The Key to Building a Successful Startup from Day One @ CSUF Startup Incubator, May 1

Pathways to Cures: Translational Science Research Day @ The Cove, May 1

Creating Customer Loyalty Lunch & Learn @ The Cove, May 3

Entrepreneurs and Mental Health: Breaking Down the Stigma @ WorkWell, May 15

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference @ Anaheim Convention Center, May 21-23

MasterMinds OC Tech Startup Workshop @ WeWork, May 23

OCBJ Innovator of the Year Awards 2019, nominations due July 17
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