April 2, 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 April! It’s been an active spring on top of the Padres shutting out the Giants on Opening Day. And to see the first three months of 2019 in review, check out the Q1 overview . Recently, I’ve been watching some industry cluster trends, including one in San Diego - a buildup of logistics tech companies. While we have some strong large tech contenders like Lytx and SmartDrive , there are a number of local startups, including TuSimple , Auptix , GoShare , Veyo , Air Space Technologies , HireAHelper , Tourmaline Labs , FieldLogix , Yembo , and Location Smart . It’s a hot space in general, and in San Diego, we are leaning on local talent with backgrounds in telecom, IoT, and marrying that with new SaaS and on-demand business models. Is there someone we are missing from this list? Let us know.

In other news, we have our third SD tech unicorn (up for hot Twitter debate ) in as many months with Kyriba. Speaking of awesome companies, the 2019 SDVG Cool Companies have been announced and you should come meet them in Solana Beach on April 30 . Also, the brand new Xconomy Awards finalists have been announced and the event is May 29, perfectly timed within San Diego Startup Week . See you out there!


Our team of local writers gives a fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present
San Diego's Top Tech Awards are fast approaching. Join in on the fun on May 16 to honor outstanding local tech leaders.
Join Neal Bloo m as he chats with Nicole Carr , CFO of Measurabl, a software platform that enables owners and operators of real estate to measure, manage, and report non-financial ESG data, such as energy, water, and waste consumption data.

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Kyriba, $160M (at $1.2B valuation) with Bridgepoint

Cardea Bio, $7.8M with Serra Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments

Biolinq, $4.75M with JDRF T1 Fund, Aphellon Capital, LifeSci Venture Partners

Bitmo, $3M with Longboard Capital, Everplus Capital, Jeff Haux
Sr. Android Engineer, Housecall Pro (UTC)

Digital Marketing Manager, Robbins Research (Sorrento Valley)

Software Engineer - iOS, Fitbit (Rancho Bernardo)

Associate Software Engineer, Cubic (Kearny Mesa)

Email Marketing Coordinator, Mindtouch (Downtown)

Software Intern, Intel (Scripps Ranch)

Marketing Manager, Dexcom (Sorrento Valley)

DevOps Manager, Kyriba (UTC)

Firmware Engineer, Comma.ai (Downtown)
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Startup Grind: Conversation with Claude Jones - Founder of San Diego Tech Hub & Sr. Director of Engineering, Walmart Labs , April 2

Science Alliance: CAR–T and Beyond , April 4

UCSD Extension: Polishing Your Pitch & Happy Hour , April 11

Zscaler Cloud Ops Meet & Greet, April 11

Smart Cities Week , April 15-17

Startup78 Quarterly Meetup , April 18

Digital Capital Management: The Best Asset Class for Non-Correlation and Yield , April 25

WSGR-UC San Diego Entrepreneurship Seminar Series: Fundraising - Angel, Bridge, and VC Fundraising , April 25

ThinkTank Application Cycle Closes , April 30

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