February 4, 2020

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Welcome to February 2020. January was sobering as Kobe Bryant’s death affected me more than I was expecting. I was born and raised in LA and Kobe was always there, grinding out to be the best at what he does. I would say it took me five days to really shake past the shock and channel it towards focusing on my main goals of 2020: get consistent sleep (utter failure in 2019), grow the business by changing the game, and show up as the most prepared to everything I do. Mamba mentality. RIP Kobe.

If you’ve been a subscriber to The Local Buzz for a bit, you’ve seen our SD Tech Mafia series, and we are excited to announce our latest series: The HNC Mafia. You may know the company today, FICO, by its buildings off the 56 freeway in San Diego. HNC is the godfather of analytics and data science in San Diego and the world, really, especially in fintech. Check out Part 1 by Andrea Siedsma below and tell us what you remember of this legendary company.

I am also excited to share this week’s Tacos & Tech Podcast with new Startup San Diego Executive Director Alexa-Rae Navarro . She’s been in the role six weeks and is already making waves since coming back to San Diego from LA. Get to know her in this week’s episode . Also, a new Home Brew article highlights the next sustainable hub for innovative companies coming to Little Italy. Come check out the 2100 Kettner Fête & Feast event on February 6 to learn about Little Italy’s fishing history and focus on sustainability.


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Season Three, Episode Five

Alexa-Rae Navarro, Executive Director of Startup San Diego

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Kneron, $40M with Horizons Ventures

Calidi Biotherapeutics, $5.2M with Won & Partners and Greentable Co.

Concert Health, $2M with California Healthcare Foundation and Alliance Health Foundation

BlueNalu, amount undisclosed with Nutreco
Soft-Pak by Dover, amount undisclosed

Enviance by Cority, amount undisclosed

VisionTree by Brainlab, amount undisclosed
Technical Solutions Engineer, MindTouch (Downtown)

Product Marketing Manager, Verimatrix (Sorrento Valley)

Client Solutions Engineer, Cordial (Downtown)

HR Generalist, eSUB Construction Software (UTC)

Finance Manager, NuVasive (Sorrento Valley)

Customer Success Associate, Uqora (South Park)

Media Manager, Sony Electronics (Rancho Bernardo)

Accounts Receivable Specialist, Intuit (San Diego)

People Business Partner, Apple (UTC)

Marketing Assistant, Chatmeter (Downtown)
2100 Kettner Fête & Feast, February 6

Startup Grind SD: Fireside Chat w/ Becky Beattie of LaunchBio , February 6

Connect w/ SDVG: Venture Outlook 2020, February 11

San Diego Accessibility & Inclusive Design February Meetup, February 13

Startup San Diego: 3rd Mondays, February 17

SD Robotics Club : Autonomous AI Robots presented by Dr. Bruce, February 18

Launch Factory applications due February 21

SD Code School: Let's Learn SQL, a Workshop for Beginners, February 22

San Diego Tech Hub February Meeting, February 25

JLABS: Debt vs Equity, February 27

SCALE Innovation Challenge 2020 Info Session!, February 28

Becoming an Influential Female Leader, March 4

Cool Companies by Connect w/ SDVG applications open
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