December 2, 2020
THE FRESH SQUEEZE

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BLOOMBITES
Last month of this crazy year - we got this!

Meanwhile, we're all busy working away and expecting the internet to find its way to wherever we are and always be there for us. Like the sewer and water beneath our streets, internet access is a necessity, yet requires a significant amount of technology to keep it up running and secure.

We dove in deep with the technology team at Cox Business on tips for keeping your network secure, especially in this new work from home environment. 

I recently joined fellow community builder, Brett Fulmer, on his podcast to talk about the startup sub-communities of Southern California, the uniquenesses and the opportunity for all of us. We chat about #LongSoCal and would love for you to listen in and share our conversation.

Cheers,
Neal
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Local Podcast - Accelerate OC
Listen to Brett Fulmer of Broker Brett Radio interview Fresh Squeezed Tech founder Neal Bloom about how they got into startups, angel investing, the OC tech ecosystem, and more.
ORANGE COUNTY TECH ECOSYSTEM NEWS

Veritone of Costa Mesa announces support for NVIDIA's CUDA platform for its AI and machine learning software

Qmerit of Irvine announces spinning off its electric vehicle division as a standalone business

OC announces launch of at-home COVID-19 test program in partnership with Ambry Genetics of Aliso Viejo

Hear from three VC leaders discuss how to increase diversity in OC

Brevvie, a Wayfinder startup, takes an innovative approach to the sharing economy

Irvine's Rivian announces it will start taking pre-orders for its electric pickup and SUV
DEALS

Newport Beach-based Vivera Pharmaceuticals raises $440M from JR Dallas Wealth Management

Adagio Medical of Laguna Hills raises $42.5M in Series E round

Morse Micro of Irvine raises $13M in new round from Blackbird Ventures and others

LunarCRUSH raises $1M in seed round led by Draper Goren Holm along with Manutara Ventures

iPourIt raises $1M in Series B round led by Tech Coast Angels

Monet Networks of Irvine raises $500K bridge round led by SenseAI Ventures

JusticeText raises $150K in seed round from Stand Together Ventures Lab
ACQUISITIONS

Irvine-based Urovant to be acquired by Sumitovant Biopharma for $142M

Titan School Solutions of Irvine bought by LINQ for $75M

Quest Software of Aliso Viejo acquired Quadrotech for undisclosed terms

Bain Capital Tech Opportunities acquires Irvine's Casetabs and HST Pathways to support their merger for undisclosed terms

Ingram Micro Cloud of Irvine announces it has bought Harmony PSA of the UK for undisclosed terms
ONLINE EVENTS & DEADLINES
EvoNexus Orange County is accepting applications from deep tech, life science, and fintech startups, Open Deadline

Ignite Series: Tarsus Success Story, December 2

Raising Funds in the Virtual World, December 15

MOCK Virtual Retreat: Creating a 2021 Breakout Strategy, December 17

Aesthetics Technology Summit 2021, January 20-22
JOBS SPOTLIGHT
Senior Director Sales Operations and Enablement, Ormco (Brea)

Senior Product Manager, Growth, Acorns (Irvine)

Manager, Solution Consulting, ServiceNow (Newport Beach)

Lead Software Engineer, PlayStation (Aliso Viejo)

Digital Project Manager, WhiskerCloud (Newport Beach)

Director of Sales - Saas, LenderHomePage.com (Santa Ana)

Marketing Manager, Trumpia (Anaheim)

Support Engineer, Tustin (Zigzy)

Operations Specialist, Ambry Genetics (Aliso Viejo)

Senior Frontend Developer, VaynerMedia (Costa Mesa)
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