December 4, 2019
THE FRESH SQUEEZE

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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It's officially holiday party season and there's a lot to celebrate locally. Check out all the events! What's your ugly sweater game like? Reply with a photo and we'll share on social. Also make sure to find your way to the new Cove offices to see how they are expanding and further making Irvine the seat of the OC startup community. Maybe that will ruffle some feathers, but come at us with which other areas of OC are working to be a startup/tech hub?

With the end of the year coming, we are working on 2020. What do you want to see more of from us? Are we missing anything in our coverage? Mind giving us your thoughts in  this 2 minute survey  so we can improve?

We're thankful for your support and for helping make Orange Community an even better tech ecosystem.
Cheers,
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ORANGE COUNTY TECH ECOSYSTEM NEWS

4 Blue Waves of Costa Mesa creates eco-friendly food packaging products

CrowdStrike, with offices in Irvine, earns top ratings in Gartner report for second year in a row

Fullerton anticipates city-wide fiber optic network in 2020 via SiFi Networks

Irvine's Enevate expects faster battery-charging tech at IDTechEx conference

Karma Automotive of Irvine unveils new electric concept hypercar at LA Auto Show

Young OC entrepreneur donates recycling business profits to marine mammal nonprofit

Airborne commuting startup FLOAT registers over 3,000 potential customers before launch

Online real estate marketplace Opendoor announces expansion into Orange County with purchase cap of $800,000 per home

"Rosie the Robot" cuts more than 400 hours off Huntington Beach-based Rocket Lab's production of its Electron rockets
ACQUISITIONS

Irvine's Terra Tech to merge with OneQor Pharmaceutical under Terra Tech name
DEALS

Newport Beach's Acacia Research Corp sells up to $400M stake to NY-based Starboard Value LP

Axonics Modulation Technologies will offer $101M in common stock

Laboratory for Advanced Medicine out of Irvine has raised $86M in 2019

Irvine's Just Food for Dogs fetches $68M Series C led by L Catterton to fuel expansion

Genvid, with offices in Irvine, raises $27M Series B round led by NY's Galaxy Interactive

Impact Venture Capital leads $11M round into Adroit Worldwide Media of Aliso Viejo

Curogram of Newport Beach closes $1.8M seed round led by Tien Tzuo

SurePrep of Irvine closes on minority growth investment from Bregal Sagemount with undisclosed terms
JOBS SPOTLIGHT
Chief Marketing Officer, Topoleg (Irvine)

Email Marketing Specialist, Melissa (Rancho Santa Margarita)

Manager SEO & SEM, Rivian (Irvine)

Financial Systems Developer, Alteryx (Irvine)

Senior Frontend Developer, SAP (Newport Beach)

Software Engineer, Google (Irvine)

Product Manager, Irvine Scientific (Santa Ana)

Product Marketing Manager, Amazon (Irvine)

Customer Success Specilist, Better.com (Orange County)

Digital Marketing Automation Specialist, Experian (Costa Mesa)
UPCOMING EVENTS
EvoNexus OC Deep Dive Presentation @ EvoNexus, December 4

Medtech Minds Medical Innovation Exchange (Open to Medical Field Experts) @ EvoNexus, December 5

Whiteboard Warriors Meetup @ EvoNexus, December 6

Startup Scrimmage: Giants @ Eagles @ The Cove, December 9

4th Annual OC User Groups Holiday Party @ PeopleSpace, December 10

GiveBitcoin Holiday Party @ Eureka Building, December 10

Accounting for Startups @ Digital Media Center, December 11

1 Million Cups @ The Cove 2, December 11

5th Annual Tech the Halls @ Eureka Building, December 12

OC Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: What can blockchain do for my business? @ EvoNexus, December 13

Amazon Sellers Meetup: Negotiating Product Prices with Overseas Suppliers @ EvoNexus, December 18

Running a Successful Startup @ The Dock HB, December 26

Aesthetics Technology Summit @ Balboa Bay Resort, January 10

MedTech Monday @ The Hills Hotel, January 27

1 Million Cups @ The Cove 2, January 29

1st Annual SoCal StartupDay @ Hangar 244, January 30

Emerging MedTech Summit 2020 @ The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, February 18-20
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