May 28, 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.
Well, it’s finally here - San Diego Startup Week (SDSW)! In year seven, our startup landscape looks a lot different in San Diego than it did in 2013. Back then, Seismic , a San Diego unicorn, hadn’t raised its first $4.5 million in funding yet, and now the software superstar has raised over $165 million and is doing over $100 million in ARR (annual recurring revenue). Meanwhile, back in 2013, Tealium had only raised $11 million in funding compared to its now $168 million, including a recent $55 million raise . In 2013, startup incubator EvoNexus was still downtown and there was only one downtown coworking space, the now-closed CoMerge. Today, downtown is buzzing with a variety of coworking spaces. Just in the past seven years, San Diego’s companies have matured and the ecosystem has indeed kept pace.

This week, San Diego’s thriving tech ecosystem is all on display as we kick off SDSW with our tech friends in Tijuana on May 28, then we head to the Convention Center (oh yeah that Convention Center ) from May 29 - June 1, Carlsbad on June 2, when we partner up with Innovate78 for a full North County showcase at Make . It’s going to be a blast and there’s content for anyone at any stage in their tech journey - whether you are just starting a company, growing your skills as an employee of a growth stage company, or an investor looking to meet local companies.

And if you slacked and didn’t buy your ticket yet, come give us a hand as a volunteer (like our entire conference organizing team) and we’ll give you a free ticket for the week. And come find me for a high five! #SDSW19

Big props to the amazing team of Startup Week volunteers who have been working tirelessly for six months to bring this incredible event to the community. Not many people will see all the fruits of your labor, but know that the ecosystem is grateful.

This year's San Diego Startup Week is the most wide-spread one in history.
Grab your tickets and join the fun!

Our team of local writers gives a fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present
Join Neal Bloom for this special edition of the podcast, where he chats with the award winners of the Top Tech Awards 2019. Congratulations to Cox Business on another great event and thanks for your partnership in highlighting the best leaders in technology!

Locana, $55M with ARCH Venture Partners, among others

Tealium, $55M with Silver Lake Waterman, among others

KaiOS, $50M with Cathay Innovation, Google, and TCL Holdings

Reneo Pharmaceuticals, $50M with New Enterprise Associates, among others

Inhibrx, $40M with Viking Global Investors, among others

BioClarity, $13M with Prolog Ventures

DTx Pharma, $3M with Tech Coast Angels and Friedman Bioventure, among others

Tiled, $1.5M with Stage 2 Capital, Kickstart Seed Fund, and Forward Venture Capital

AstroPrint, $1.1M with Techstars and Stanley Ventures, among others

EcUtopia by TrueCommerce, amount undisclosed

Ximble by Paycor, amount undisclosed
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San Diego Startup Week, May 28 - June 2

We Tha Plug Day & Quick Pitch Event, June 1

Startup San Diego: 1st Mondays June Meeting, June 3

Diego Data Discovery, June 4

Ad Astra Premiere Night: Spring 2019, June 4

LadyDrinks San Diego: Book Talk "How Women Rise" by Sally Helgesen , June 4

JLABS: Advanced IP Strategies, June 5

Nex Cubed Digital Health Accelerator Spring 2019 Showcase, June 5

Carlsbad Tech T alks: Democratizing App Development , June 5

Samuel Adams: Speed Coaching for food, beverage, and brewing businesses, June 6

UCSD Extension: Creating a Culture & Best Practices to Support Remote Workers, June 25
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