October 9, 2018

Fueled by:
Click and Share!
Welcome to The Local Buzz, your inside scoop on San Diego’s tech scene. Keep up to date on our Fresh Brewed Tech website.
Tech Talk by Neal Bloom
In San Diego, tech and coffee go together like chips and guac. San Diegans absolutely have their local favorite “buzz” bars, like Better Buzz, Westbean, Moniker General, and within the last year, we have had a great infiltration of Philz Coffee too.

But what we also have is a burgeoning roasting community, just like our famous craft beer scene, and now we have coffee tech. In this week’s AzTech feature, you’ll get to know VendiBean and its fantastic in-office high tech coffee kiosk. Locally, you’ll also find companies like Marea Coffee bridging the gap between single source and e-commerce. If coffee is your scene, come get your sip on in SD and build some tech too.


Our team of local writers gives a fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present
AzTech : We caught up with VendiBean, an electronic barista co-founded by a San Diego State University alumna that is helping to revolutionize the bean-to-cup vending machine market, fueled by a tech-savvy society. Read more here .

TritonTech : Meet Monal Parmar, a first-generation UC San Diego Triton and CEO of Educational Vision Technologies, an EdTech startup striving to revolutionize education retention. Read more here .

Life At MyCase by Appfolio : Jill Feska with Want To Work There gives us a peek inside one of San Diego’s top tech companies and how it ensures a fun and engaging workplace. Read more here .
Harbor Drive Suspension Bridge by Frank McKenna
When compared to other US tech markets, San Diego's high concentration of millennials may just be its greatest overlooked asset

San Diego International Airport has admitted five companies into an internal accelerator program to test out their concepts

Qualcomm is seeking an import ban on iPhones that contain chips made by Intel after accusing Apple of infringing one of three Qualcomm patents

The companies and judges have been picked for the October 24 Quick Pitch SD event. $75,000 is on the line

Carlsbad-based anti-radiation phone case maker SafeSleeve’s founders open up about their founding story

Two San Diego start-ups are among several US biotechs racing to engineer yeast strains for cannabinoid production

Forge Therapeutics gets info from Achaogen to develop new antibiotics t o treat drug-resistant infections

Sheng Xu and his team at UC San Diego are working on a stretchy stick-on patch that can take blood pressure readings from deep inside your body

Three life science start-ups join San Diego’s Ad Astra accelerator


Genomatica , $90M with Casdin Capital, Viking Global, and Ginkgo Bioworks

VelosBio , $58M with Airx Bio, Sofinnova Ventures, Pappas Ventures, Chiesi Ventures

NetraDyne , $21M with M12, Point72 Ventures, Reliance Industrial

ViaCyte , $10M with W.L. Gore and Associates

ImageWare Systems , $9M Post-IPO equity

GigaIO , $4.5M with Mark IV Capital

Tourmaline Labs , $2M with Tech Coast Angels and ClearVision Equity
ACEA Bio by Agilent Technologies for $250M

Plasso by GoDaddy (2nd San Diego GoDaddy acquisition), price undisclosed
Join Neal Bloom as he chats with San Diego’s top tech company and ecosystem builders with a flair for our local lifestyle too. Thanks to Cox Business for being a partner in the Tacos & Tech Podcast.

Jason Pang, Co-founder, Whiff
Director of People Operations, LeadCrunch (Little Italy)

Marketing Funnel Manager, Organifi (Downtown)

Senior Director of Program Management, ServiceNow (UTC)

Senior Developer, Digital Operative (Mission Valley)

Amazon Business Manager, Brand Value Accel (Downtown)

Product Engineer, Callaway Golf (Carlsbad)

Return To Work - Product Manager, Intuit (Carmel Valley)

General Manager, Getaround (San Diego)

Cloud Software Engineer, Viasat (Carlsbad)

Sales Support Engineer, Sony (Rancho Bernardo)

Mechanical Engineer, Omnione (Sorrento Valley)

Director of CONNECT ALL, CONNECT (San Diego)
#StartupNoCo Coffee Meetup , Oct. 10

USD Legacy Entrepreneurship Conference , Oct. 1 1

Data Science Go Conference , Oct. 12-14

LeadGen Day 2018 , Oct. 12

Backstage Capital Accelerator, application due by Oct. 15

Grand Opening Walmart Labs Tech Center, Oct. 18

0111 Conference by 7CTOs , Oct. 24-25

QuickPitch by TCA, SDVG and Cox Business , Oct. 24

Interested in sponsoring this email?

Please contact  sponsor@freshbrewedtech.com for more information and sponsorship opportunities.

Have a tip or scoop or love tacos? Feel free to tell us about it: techos@freshbrewedtech.com

Taco to You Later
Where do you like to get your local coffee buzz? Tell us what’s brewing in San Diego and we’ll feature your answer in a future issue.