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October 1, 2021
THE LOCAL BUZZ
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BLOOMBITES
How to Make the Most of San Diego Startup Month (Oct. 1 to Oct. 29):

Show up - From 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4 is night one. Its Founder and People Panels, including the New Unicorns Panel, plus more. See the schedule.

Two in-person opportunities: Oct. 8 in Carlsbad at the new Downtown Works and Oct. 29 in Sorrento Valley. Make sure you buy the extra ticket for this.

Utilize the Tracks to learn what you don’t know, like sales, marketing, design and more.

Recognize those who’ve been working hard. Submit entries for the Startup Awards.

Apply to pitch in the pitch competition and utilize the pitch practices leading up to it.

Share what you learn online by using #SDSM2021 in all social media.

Thank our investors and partners that enable us to make these events happen.

Get some swag from the new merch store.

Pay it forward! If you made a valuable connection, consider donating for someone else to benefit too.

See you at Startup Month!

Join us every Friday for our Fast Five SD Tech Stories on Clubhouse and recent recordings here:

  • San Diego maintains in the top 3 biotech cities in the country, with 1 in 30 jobs in the life sciences industry locally, new report by Biocom
  • UCSD is making strides in building a battery with 10 times the energy density of current batteries
  • Bayer buys out Vividion Therapeutics for $2B
  • Magic Johnson joins forces with Qualcomm to bring smart city technology to inner cities to break the digital divide
  • Results from a recent SD EDC business health survey shows companies are struggling to keep up with the resurgent growth

Cheers,

Follow @FreshBrewedTech on Twitter for daily SD tech news.
TACOS & TECH PODCAST

Jake Fields is CTO and co-founder of Platform Science, an Internet-of-Things (IoT) fleet management platform specializing in the transportation and logistics industry. The platform supports the driver experience with their modern telematics, applications and fleet management solutions.
ORIGINAL BREW
Our team of local writers gives a fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present.
In this piece sponsored by Cox Edge, learn about the several use cases where processing at the edge gives the ability to mitigate connectivity challenges, simplify grueling tasks and maximize yield in a blink of an eye.
JOBS SPOTLIGHT
The talent market is hot especially for tech talent. Check out the new ‘stealth’ job board by Fresh Brewed Tech for early access. Full launch coming soon.
DizzyDoctor Systems (San Diego)

ClickUp (San Diego)

Sales Development Representative ServiceNow (San Diego)

Genentech (Oceanside)

Shield AI (San Diego)
Flexe (San Diego)

Classy (Remote/San Diego)

Platform Science (Remote/San Diego)

Fluidra (Carlsbad)

Vital Acquisitions (San Marcos)
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UPCOMING EVENTS
October 1-29

Greater Than Tech, October 2

Fresh Brewed Tech, October 4

Accelerator, due October 6

Magistra Magazine, October 9

SDSU Global Campus Digital Skills Bootcamps, October 20
NetworkNite, October 21

Friends of Figma, October 26

HMG Strategy, October 27
 
SDSU Global Campus Digital Skills Bootcamps, October 27
RECENT FUNDINGS
Biolinq, wearable biosensor platform developer, $62.2M

858 Therapeutics, biotechnology and drug discovery, $60M Series A with Versant Ventures and New Enterprise Associates

Ventyx Biosciences, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company for autoimmune diseases, $51M Series B with Surveyor Capital and Wellington Management

Measurabl, ESG data management solution for real estate, $50M Series C with Energy Impact Partners and Salesforce Ventures

Truepic, camera technology developer for mobile devices, $26M Series B with M12 - Microsoft's Venture Fund and Adobe

GigaIO, high-speed interconnect hardware developer for computing clusters, $14.7M Series B with Impact Venture Capital and Four Palms Ventures

Eclipse Bioinnovations, RNA genomics, $12M

Cellibre, cellular agriculture, $9.9M

Lean Financial, financial technology, $4.5M Seed with Inspired Capital Partners and Oceans Ventures

9am.health, virtual diabetes clinic, $3.7M Seed with Founders Fund and Speedinvest
AQUISITIONS
Vividion Therapeutics by Bayer for $2B

MK Decision by Alkami Technology

Agena Bioscience by Mesa Laboratories for $300M

Swinerton Renewable Energy by American Securities
SD-BASED INVESTORS IN THE NEWS
TVC Capital invests in CreatorIQ 

Section 32 invests in ROME Therapeutics

Qualcomm Ventures invests in DeepHow
Pathfinder Partners invests in Flywheel.io

Wells Fargo invests in Bilt Rewards

BioMed Ventures invests in Fauna Bio
TACO TO YOU LATER
Happy San Diego Startup Month!
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