December 11, 2018


THE LOCAL BUZZ

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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
2018 - what a year! This spring, Fresh Brewed Tech launched the Tacos & Tech Podcast with our friends at Cox Business, and then The Local Buzz newsletter in June. Besides amplifying/aggregating great existing content, we have written over 25 original articles and have been overwhelmed by your interest and story ideas. Keep them coming!

We have broken down the different elements of the San Diego ecosystem, including talent, capital, and satellite companies in the ecosystem overviews . We also started the Tech Mafia series by Andrea to look at where San Diego’s tech ecosystem got its roots. We have also given you an inside look into our local university entrepreneurial ecosystem with our AzTech series by Sandy and Triton Tech by Fred. Our Life At series by Jill of Want To Work There has allowed for employees themselves to help describe and showcase the culture at San Diego’s vibrant tech companies, and we’re excited to launch a new Impact & Social Enterprise series with Carter Crockett starting today.

We’re thrilled to bring you deep dives into San Diego’s tech community and appreciate your feedback. While the newsletter will be back in January, our social channels will continue to share the latest news throughout the new year. What would you like to see us cover in 2019?

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ORIGINAL BREW

Our team of local writers gives a fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present
Q4 San Diego Funding Wrap Up : San Diego’s tech ecosystem continues to be boosted by large funding deals. Overwhelmingly, 2018 has been a great year for funding in San Diego. Read more here .

Impact: The Rising Tide of Social Enterprise in San Diego : We are excited to launch a new series brought to you by Carter Crockett and Fresh Brewed Tech, featuring key insights from San Diego’s impact ecosystem, those with the grit to build a better world, one social enterprise at a time. Read more here .

FOMO : In case you missed some of our original articles on the SD tech ecosystem this year, don’t worry, we've got you covered.  Check them out here .
TACOS & TECH PODCAST
Seismic CEO Doug Winter chats with Neal Bloom about founding a tech company in coastal North County San Diego and his favorite local eats. Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for supporting this episode.

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SAN DIEGO TECH ECOSYSTEM NEWS
Luke Sophinos, CEO of CourseKey, named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Qualcomm Ventures launches a new $100M venture fund for AI startups

Softbank-backed Brain Corp launched a new partnership with Walmart deploying over 360 robotic floor scrubbers

Aira, artificial intelligence remote assistance for the vision impaired, has been named to Time’s Top 50 Inventions

The TechStars Gift Guide includes the millennial will by Trust and Will, helping everyone leave their own legacy

Seven tech companies named to CONNECT’s Most Innovative Product Awards

San Diego, the 'Darkhorse' of tech ecosystems?

This Mark Cuban-funded Shark Tank winner has created a site where the best direct-to-consumer companies are listed for free

Keep up with the latest SD tech news here
SAN DIEGO BIOTECH BEAT
San Diego is home to 350 precision health companies. Read more in the new Precision Health Study by the SD EDC

China is first to attempt genetically modified humans. What do San Diego experts think?

Dexcom to pay Google-owner Verily in $250M partnership


RECENT DEALS
Viacyte, $80M with TPG, RA Capital, Bain Capital, Sanderling Ventures

Paratus Diagnostics, $5.2M

Synthorex IPO debut at $131 million
ACQUISITIONS

Jecure Therapeutics by Genentech, amount not disclosed

Kleinfelder by Wind Point Partners, amount not disclosed

TerraNavigator by Ameresco, amount not disclosed

JOBS SPOTLIGHT
Technical Product Manager, United Technologies (Chula Vista)

Software Developer, Amazon (UTC)

Marketing Manager, Sleepscore Labs (Carlsbad)

Data Scientist, SlantRange (Pacific Beach)

Software Engineer, Webpass by Google (Downtown)

Manager, CRM & Loyalty, Qdoba (Kearny Mesa)

Full Stack Software Engineer, Kicksta (Downtown)

Associate Product Manager, Pipette.com (Sorrento Valley)

Sales Development Representative, Neil Patel Digital (Downtown)

UI Developer, Hookit (Encinitas)

Marketing Specialist, Epsilon (UTC)

General Manager, Getaround (San Diego)

Senior Manager - Sales Enablement, Paylease (Sorrento Valley)

UPCOMING EVENTS
Tech Ladies San Diego, Dec. 13

SD Business Journal 2018 Business Women of the Year Awards , Dec. 13

Carlsbad Tech Talks, Dec. 18
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