June 3, 2020

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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.
What a weekend - We saw cumulative violence against black Americans by law enforcement inspire important action and unity, and at the same time, we also experienced inspiration from sending two astronauts to space in a historic mission. While on opposite sides of the spectrum, hopefully these experiences will motivate you to step outside your comfort zone. Venturing into the unknown can be scary, but taking risks can also lead to several benefits, including positive change. 

Speaking of risks, startups experience that daily. However, the fruits of their labor don’t always go unrecognized, as is evident in last week’s big announcement of the 2020 Cool Companies by Connect with San Diego Venture Group. So many great companies are on the list, including a few I have invested in and others I hope to meet. Hear from a few of this year’s “Cool Companies” in my recent podcast interviews with Kim Walpole of Trials.ai , and Elle and Ellory of The Atlas

This week’s Taco & Tech podcast features Stan Kim , who talks about his wide-ranging experiences in starting companies in many of San Diego’s key industries. Meanwhile, our AzTech piece on TOVI is a great example of San Diego companies pivoting during Covid-19. Give it a good read and share.

Be kind and understanding. Onward and upward,

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Our team of  local writers   gives a fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present
SDSU MBA grad Joel D'Eon co-founded TOVI, a mobile health app that uses health behavior change principles to help people manage stress, eat healthy, be active, and build a routine. The app is currently focused on helping users get through COVID-19.
Stanley Kim , Co-Founder & CEO of WinSanTor , a biotech company focused on developing pharmaceutical solutions to peripheral neuropathy.

Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for their support of our tech ecosystem.
Ascus Biosciences, $46M with Temasek Holdings, Formation 8, Cavallo Ventures, and Anterra Capital

Platform Science, $42M with Schematic Ventures, Prologis, NewRoad Capital Partners, Daimler Trucks North America, Cambridge Capital, and 8VC

CalciMedica, $15M with Valence Life Sciences, Sanderling Ventures, Mesa Verde Venture Partners, and Bearing Capital
Solara Medical Supplies by AdaptHealth, amount undisclosed
Our team created a game to help you pass time and "Eat All the Tacos!" We used none other than San Diego-based Koji to create this game
During the current shift in the world of work, many San Diego companies are still hiring . Thi s live job board by SD Life Changing, StartupSD, and Connect shows open roles. Companies can add their roles if they are hiring, too.

Podcast/Email Growth Marketer, Fresh Brewed Tech (Remote) 😎

Marketing Technologist, Campaign Creators (Kearny Mesa)

Senior Computer Vision Engineer, Yembo (Sorrento Valley)

Head of Product, Chimney (UTC)

Senior Scientist, Data Science, Johnson & Johnson (La Jolla)

Game Services Engineer, Amazon (Rancho Bernardo)

Sr. Ad Technology Specialist, Illumina (UTC)

Customer Success Manager, DocuSign (Remote)

Regional Sales Manager - SaaS and Software, eSUB Construction Software (Sorrento Valley)

Embedded Software Engineer, Tandem Diabetes Care (Torrey Hills)

Senior Director, Total Rewards, Seismic (Del Mar)
Enjoy these events from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Classy: The Can’t-Miss Virtual Non-Profit Event of the Year, June 9-12

UC San Diego Extension: Webinar: Customer Retention Strategies to Sustain and Grow Your Business, June 11

Intuit: Open Source: The Future is Female, June 23
UC San Diego Extension: Webinar: The Most Important Things You Need to Know About Accounting, June 25
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