October 22, 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.
BLOOMBITES
With QuickPitch upon us, we now have both the finalists and judges announced. It’s going to be an exciting night where ten companies will pitches and be judged to win $75,000 in cash prizes. We’ll be interviewing everyone back stage for an upcoming episode of the Tacos and Tech Podcast (you can listen to Part 1 & Part 2 from last year). Hope you’ll join in person and on social media on Oct. 29, using the hashtag #QuickPitchSD.

I also got to recently step on the other side of the microphone and be interviewed by the Enterprise Podcast Network. During the podcast, I walk through why we started Fresh Brewed Tech and about the business we have been able to build around promoting San Diego’s vibrant and storied ecosystem. Give it a listen and shoot me your feedback.

Lastly, Startup San Diego is honored to host a resident entrepreneur from Malaysia for the next month. SA (or Soon-Aik) Chiew is from Startup Malaka and is in town through November 18. He wants to compare notes about ecosystem building, smart cities, and help connect you to Southeast Asia. He has a passion for travel tech, so Adam Harris , let’s get the three of us together and share notes there as well. If you want to meet with SA, shoot him a note at SA@startupsd.org or find him on the San Diego Startup Slack .

Cheers!

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Our team of  local writers   gives a fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present
TACOS & TECH PODCAST
Karen Clark Cole , Co-founder & CEO of Blink UX.

Recorded live @ the Blink UX San Diego office with guest moderator Rachel Gauvin.

Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for their support of our tech ecosystem.
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RECENT DEALS
Plexium, $28M with The Column Group, CRV, Neotribe Ventures, M Ventures, and Data Collective

Wildcat Discovery Technologies, $20M with Presidio Partners, InoBat, Infield Capital, IPM Group, Flint Hills Resources, and 5AM Ventures

Galley Solutions, $2.5M with Zetta Venture Partners

Daasity, $2.3M with Okapi Venture Capital, among others

Coral Vita, $25K with Ocean Solutions Accelerator
ACQUISITIONS
PropertyCapsule by VTS, amount undisclosed
JOBS SPOTLIGHT
Systems Engineer, Renovate America (San Diego)  

Influencer & Social Media Manager, Psyonix (Downtown)

Corporate Business Development Analyst, Quidel (San Diego)

Site Reliability Engineer, Brain Corp (Sorrento Valley)

Brand Manager, SPARK (Downtown)

Director of Customer Success, PetDesk (Bankers Hill)

Accounting Associate, Chatmeter (Downtown)

SDR Partner Manager, LeadCrunch (Carlsbad)

Machine Learning Engineer, TuSimple (UTC)

Associate Director, Events and Trade Shows, Illumina (UTC)
UPCOMING EVENTS
Startup Grind San Diego: Using Tech in the E- Commerce/Fashion Space with Fashionphile's Sarah Davis & Ben Hemminger, October 22

Tech San Diego Growth Conference, October 23

BMC Dialogue Series: Path to the C-Suite, October 23

Engineering Leadership Roundtable: Building Good Things Fast, October 23

LaunchPad Monthly Meet Up, October 24
 
UCSD Extension: Develop Your Business Scaling Game Plan Workshop,  October 25  

UC San Diego: SD Hacks, October 25-27

LadyDrinks: Women's Leadership Training & Half-day Sail, October 26

San Diego Tech Hub October Meeting, October 29

LEARN academy Demo Night, October 29

Connect, SDVG & Cox Business: Quick Pitch 2019, October 29

Where do North County Employees Work and Live? A Pathbreaking New Report, November 5

San Diego Innovation Council: Innovation Showcase, November 6

SD Workforce Partnership: Workforce Frontiers Symposium, November 7

Thrivin g Thursday: CRM and marketing automation for early stage companies , November 7

UC San Diego Extension: The New Entrepreneur: Maximizing Impact and Profit, November 8

EvoNexus Technology Incubator is looking for startups developing disruptive IoT, Analytics and Security technologies. Apply now!
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