September 25, 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.
Tech Talk by Neal Bloom
This is what a weekend in San Diego looks like: Hera Venture Summit supports 400 women and ally entrepreneurs and investors over a one-day conference, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton visits San Diego to hear 15 pitches and meet with 13 local LPs in her Backstage Studio, and Ad Astra Ventures announces the new female-led companies in cohort two .

This is San Diego. The reason we have so many women-led companies is because we have focused on the resources needed to support our ecosystem.

While some resources exist to help underestimated founders, we have more work to do to give everyone a seat at the table. I’m proud to work alongside and be inspired by leaders making this happen.

Cheers!

INSIDE SCOOP
A fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present
WebSideStory Mafia Part 1 : Despite its ups and downs, WebSideStory became a pioneer of the SaaS model and paved the way for analytics as we know and can’t stop using today. Read more here .

Q3 Wrap Up: San Diego’s Tech Ecosystem Revolution: As San Diego’s tech community continues to thrive, our region has become a growing focal point for investments. Read more here .
Harbor Drive Suspension Bridge by Frank McKenna
SAN DIEGO TECH ECOSYSTEM NEWS

San Diego-based NotesFirst featured in Forbes' 60 women-led startups that are shaking up tech across the globe

Together, Amazon and Walmart Labs are creating hundreds of new jobs in San Diego as they expand their tech presence here

 EvoNexus has brought in its first batch of San Diego companies under a new set of rules that lets Evo snag a slice of its tenants' equity

KaiOS Technologies has garnered the attention of giants like Facebook & Google

The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation has l aunched a campaign to double the number of skilled workers the county produces each year

Coworking giant Spaces is set to occupy 33,806 square feet at Block D, the recently completed six-story commercial office building in East Village’s Makers Quarter

Fifteen San Diego companies have been chosen for a defense innovation program

UC San Diego is the first Aira-enabled university in the United States
SAN DIEGO BIOTECH BEAT
BIOCOM opens SF office and forms a Bay Area advisory board

Samumed inks deal worth $350 million

Former early Illumina employees start a new genomics company
RECENT DEALS
ChaSerg Technology Company , $200M IPO filing

Epic Sciences , $52M with Blue Ox Healthcare

Ra Medical Systems , $50M IPO filing

OncoSec Bio , $15M Post IPO Equity with Alpha Holdings

Anokiwave , $14.9M with Gefinor, U.S. Boston Corp. and Pear Tree Partners

Prominex , $4M with Casdin Capital and Paul Thomas
ACQUISITIONS
CPC Strategy by Elite SEM, amount undisclosed
TACOS & TECH
Join Neal Bloom as he chats with San Diego’s top tech company and ecosystem builders with a flair for our local lifestyle too.


Sarah Lubeck, Director of Marketing and Communications, SD Regional EDC, and San Diego Evangelist

FEATURED JOBS

Media Test & Manufacturing Engineer , HP (Rancho Bernardo)

Lead Software Engineer , Sourcify (North Park)

Global Product Manager , Phillips (Carmel Valley)

Sr. Director of Technology , TakeLessons (Downtown)

Senior Technical Recruiter , Appfolio (Kearny Mesa)

Senior Software Engineer , ComicCon (Downtown)

Search Analytics Analyst , Accenture (Downtown)

Senior Software Engineer , Proper Media (Pacific Beach)
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