September 25, 2019
THE FRESH SQUEEZE

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Over the last few weeks, we've been taking time to build denser communities through our Founders Dinner and CTO Dinner series. Founders Dinners bring together entrepreneurs and investors and CTO Dinners aim to connect startup and big company technical leaders. Thanks to all who have joined us and to our partners Jared Ruth & Todd Backus at Cox Business.
A cool story recently I wanted to share: Back in February,   Gregg Anderson  of 41 Orange and I were leading a workshop at UCSD Ignite conference called How to Measure Early and Often: Make Data Driven Decisions. By chance, in the audience was UCI Applied Innovations Wayfinder Incubator Director  Juan Felipe Vallejo . It was my first time meeting him and the very next day I came to tour the incubator and have since been supporting through mentorship of companies within. Gregg and I have since given the workshop in the program and in late October, Gregg's 41 Orange is doing a one day  Innovation Summit  that I would like to invite you, the reader, to.  Here's the link  and I look forward to seeing you on the 24th.
Cheers,
ORANGE COUNTY TECH ECOSYSTEM NEWS

Costa Mesa's Veritone launches aiWARE AI system on Microsoft Azure Government

SmartBug Media of Irvine named to OCBJ's Fastest Growing Private Companies List for 2nd time

Santa Ana's Memory.NET makes Inc. 5000 list

Irvine's Rivian receives massive 100,000 order from Amazon

Newport Beach entrepreneur powers eco-bike startup with SoCal sun

Irvine's Anduril Industries makes Forbes Top 50 Most Promising AI Companies List

Laguna Hills' Locate partners with LA's Splash Lab on inventory management

Irvine school caters to children with disabilities with STEM-based education

Irvine's VIZIO introduces support for Amazon's Alexa to its SmartCast TV line

Tech in Motion announces Brea's Nisum as Best Tech Workplace for Diversity finalist in 2019 Timmy Awards

Jeff Margolis of Newport Beach's Welltok honored as Best Large Technology Company CEO by OCTANe's High Tech Awards

Koa Accel launches new medical device accelerator in Irvine
DEALS

Anduril Industries reels in new Series B funding round at +$1B valuation led by Andreesen Horowitz

Brea-based Envista raises $589M in public markets from IPO

Rivian, with offices in Irvine, scores $350M from parent company of Kelly Blue Book

Santa Ana's Cannalysis raises $22.6M in Series A round from CanLab
JOBS SPOTLIGHT
Senior Engineer, sweetgreen (Orange County)

Global Director, Consumer Marketing, Mobile, Blizzard Entertainment (Irvine)

Implementation Manager, Sphere (Santa Ana)

Senior Manager, Customer Engagement, Rivian (Irvine)

Software Product Manager, Evolus (Newport Beach)

Digital Marketing Manager, Formulytic (Orange County)

Product/Brand Manager, Conversion Labs (Huntington Beach)

Hi-Tech Product Engineering Senior Manager, Deloitte (Costa Mesa)

Senior Technical Program Manager (Level 6), Amazon (Irvine)

Digital Marketing Analyst, Sonendo (Laguna Hills)
UPCOMING EVENTS
Face to Face with Investors @ The Cove, September 25

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

OC Innovation Summit @ The Cove, October 24

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

Apply now for the Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program, Deadline: November 19
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