April 30, 2019

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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.
Happy almost May! The biggest news in the SD ecosystem is San Diego Venture Group (SDVG) and CONNECT merging to provide more resources to more startups, especially earlier in their journey from committed to crushing it. I am excited to see ecosystem leaders Mike Krenn and Silvia Mah at the helm of this new partnership.

In the graphic below by Startup San Diego Executive Director Jarrod Russell , you can see the life cycle and journey for a local startup and the associated organizations that help a company go from an idea (curious) to all in (committed) to scaling the validated business model (crushing it). With organizations helping at a specific stage, we all work to seamlessly hand off companies to the next organization at the right stage, ideally, and don’t have to be everything to everyone. It’s a beautiful thing and we’re doing it well in San Diego. The merger between CONNECT and SDVG will further fuel these efforts.
Also, we are one month out from San Diego Startup Week . A few big upgrades this year include the geography we are covering, starting in Tijuana for opening night on May 28, then the Convention Center (!!!) from May 29 - June 1, and on June 2, we are taking the show up to Carlsbad at Make for a full North County spotlight. We are thrilled to showcase our mega-region and we still have a few speaking slots available, so drop a talk or panel idea here if you would like to contribute. The full schedule is coming soon so stay tuned.

To date, hundreds of volunteers have been working tirelessly to curate and organize this year’s event, including co-founder and CEO of Whooo’s Reading Hayley Brooks . In this week’s Tacos & Tech Podcast , we learn about how she started her San Diego-based education technology startup with her co-founders, and why she felt compelled to help volunteer in the startup community while also running her company. She is very inspiring; thanks for all of your help Hayley!


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Join Neal Bloom as he chats with Hayley Brooks, co-founder & CEO of Whooo's Reading, an EdTech company that provides a machine learning algorithm that automatically assesses students’ comprehension for elementary and middle school teachers.

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Poseida, $142M with Novartis, among eight other investors

Avidity Biosciences, $35M with Eli Lilly

Perspectium, $8M with TVC Capital

CB Therapeutics, $7.5M with unnamed investors

GoMeta, $6M with BITKRAFT Esports Ventures , MTGx and Moonshots Capital

TradeSun, $500K with Courtyard Capital

Forge Therapeutics, amount undisclosed with Basilea

Express Logic by Microsoft, amount undisclosed

Armada Cloud by J2 Global, amount undisclosed
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Applications open for SD Workforce Partnership ISA Fund

ThinkTank Application Cycle Closes , April 30

San Diego Venture Group: Meet the 2019 Cool Companies, April 30

SD Regional EDC’s Annual Dinner, May 2

Empowerment in the Local Tech & Innovation Ecosystem with Startup San Diego's Jarrod Russell, May 9

Tech San Diego Data Science Day, May 10

MD5: Off the Grid - Tactical computing capabilities in austere environments, May 17-19

JLABS: How to Scale without Getting Scathed , May 22

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