September 12, 2019
THE FRESH SQUEEZE

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BLOOMBITES
Happy September! Lots of great news and events in this latest issue of the newsletter. A great trend worth spotlighting is the new early stage capital coming to light. From local cyber tech company
Crowdstrike  raising an early stage fund,
OCTANe  accelerator raising funds, and TCA OC creating their first early stage fund, this is great momentum for the local startup community. 

I also got a chance to meet a local serial entrepreneur  Jim Roberson  and hear about his story of building and selling DrawLoop, which is still based in Irvine post-sale. These kinds of wins are great for moving the ecosystem flywheel forward. Build a great company, have an exit, invest and help with more local companies. Thanks Jim!
Cheers,
ORANGE COUNTY TECH ECOSYSTEM NEWS

Huntington Beach-based Rocket Lab launches satellites for USAF, French startup

Irvine's Biogennix gets OK from FDW for bone graft product Agilon

Albert Chow joins Irvine accelerator Cie to lead stealth startup

Irvine-based Ingram Micro to distribute Microsoft's VR headset HoloLens 2

Blockchain BTM searches for partners for bitcoin ATMs

UBIX onboards tech industry veteran Cleve Adams as new CEO

CSUF grad reaches special needs community with mobile app

Newport Beach's Titan HST adds John Venturo to Board of Advisors

Syntiant Corp's chips will power Amazon's Alexa products

Irvine's Skyworks to provide wifi tech for Facebook's Oculus Quest
ACQUISITIONS

Symantec acquired by Broadcom for $10.7B

Newport Beach's Pacific Life to sell aviation unit to Tokyo Century Corp for $3B
DEALS

Costa Mesa's Happy Money raises $70M in Series D funding round

Lake Forest-based InMode grosses $70M in IPO

Newport Beach's L Squared Capital Partners invests $60M in aerospace

CrowdStrike launches $20M fund for early stage investments

Laguna Niguel's Fuel50 raises $14M in Series B round
JOBS SPOTLIGHT
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Amazon (Irvine)

Director of Business Development, Sanmina (Costa Mesa)

VP, Business Development, adQuadrant (Costa Mesa)

Simulation Engineer, Saratech (Mission Viejo)

Senior Software Engineer, iBASEt (Lake Forest)

Product Owner/Project Manager, Iteris (Santa Ana)

SCRUM Product Owner, Esterline Technologies Corporation (Rancho Santa Margarita)

Product Manager - Email Platform, Twilio (Irvine)

Marketing Creative Project Manager, Rivian (Irvine)

SEO Manager, Acorns (Irvine)
UPCOMING EVENTS
OCTANe High Tech Awards @ Balboa Bay Resort, September 12

MasterMinds OC Tech Startup Workshop @ WeWork, September 12

What is meaningful about Business + Social Impact? @ CSUF Startup Incubator, September 18

Launch Your Business with Kickstarter @ Real Office Centers, September 19

OC Startup & Accelerator Ecosystem Workshop @ WeWork Irvine, October 2

Investor Pitch Event @ Pelican Hill, October 3

Techtoberfest @ Eureka Building, October 17

Orange County Timmy Awards @ Irvine Improv Comedy Club, October 22

Investor Reverse Pitch and Startup Pitch @ K&L Gates, October 24

OC Tech Masquerade Gala @ The MET, October 29

OC StartupDay VC and Angel Investor Experience @ Hangar 244, November 14
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