August 11, 2020
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We’ve had a lot of exciting tech happenings in SD recently, including small business digital tool startup GoSite raising $16 million in funding this week as it continues to grow incredibly fast. Something great to see is how much local capital has invested in GoSite, including Longley Capital, Serra Ventures (local partner), Ankona Capital, and Tech Coast Angels. Congrats to the GoSite team!

This week’s podcast features Alessandra Lezama, serial entrepreneur and second time on the pod, introduces us to her new startup Tootris, connecting parents with childcare. You can imagine how well it’s growing during Covid. Also, check out this week’s TritonTech article written by our new summer intern Sonam Jain about a new UCSD startup connecting students and projects to collaborate on - Collabs. Give Sonam a welcoming hello, check out our new content, and share it with your friends. Let’s continue to spread the SD tech love.


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TritonTech: Collabs

A UC San Diego entrepreneur's innovation platform is helping university students come together, build their team, and bring their ideas to life.

Alessandra Lezama is the founder & Chief Executive Officer at TOOTRIS, a free, tech-enabled service that helps parents access high-quality child care in real-time.

Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for enabling us to tell these stories of inspiring leaders

Some highlights from this past week in San Diego tech.
San Diego startups pull in a record $1.26B in second quarter despite COVID-19

Scientists are growing mini-lungs to see how COVID-19 impacts the organ

LunaPBC’s Bob Kain named to Fast Company’s annual list of Most Creative People in Business for 2020

San Diego’s tech sector well positioned despite pandemic, employing 5% of workers

TPT Med Tech converts shipping containers into COVID-19 'Quik Labs'
Covet PR by Power Digital Marketing, amount undisclosed
GoSite, $17M with Longley Capital and Stage 2 Capital

HubLink, amount undisclosed with Thomas Frost, The 401(k) Plan Company, and Nick Stammerjohn
Domain Associates invested in Fractyl Laboratories, $55M roundSA
During the current shift in the world of work, many San Diego companies are still hiring. This live job board by SD Life Changing, StartupSD, and Connect shows open roles. Companies can add their roles if they are hiring, too.
Senior Technical Accountant, AbacusNext (Sorrento Valley)

Associate Digital Assistant, Tinuiti (Downtown)

Chief Ethics Officer, TuSimple (UTC)

Product Marketing Manager, Cordial (Remote)

Client Success Coordinator, CourseKey (Mission Hills)

Online Services Test Engineer, Epic Games (San Diego)

Talent Acquisition Specialist (Recruiter), ResMed (San Diego)

Accountant, Expanse (Remote)

Staff Technical Support Engineer, Sony Electronics (Rancho Bernardo)

Associate Product Manager, Hookit (Sorrento Valley)
Enjoy these events from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Intuit & Goldman Sachs The 19th Represents 2020 Virtual Summit, August 10-14

San Diego Code School AMA with Mike Roberts About Apprenticeships, August 11

TechCon SoCal Investing & Fundraising in the Current Environment, August 13

Southern California Engineering, Technology & Security Clearance Virtual Career Fair, August 18

SD Sport Innovators Accelerator Application due August 24

Cooley U Boardroom Basics, August 26

Pismo Ventures National Startup Business Plan Competition - Pre-Seed through Series A, Application due September 6

Need a computer? COVID-19 Technology Assistance Program, Apply here
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