October 27, 2020
Your one-stop newsletter on all things tech in San Diego.

Fueled by:
Did someone forward this to you? Subscribe by clicking on the button below:
Welcome to The Local Buzz, your inside scoop on San Diego’s tech scene. Keep up to date on our Fresh Brewed Tech website.
It’s the last week of October and the last week of the inaugural San Diego Startup Month (SDSM). The great programming continues and the final night will close with highlights of both social entrepreneurship and aerospace innovation, two standout areas of San Diego. Ticket prices have dropped each week, so get a one-week pass and join us.

Have you gotten to know the SDSM Incubator companies like EntireTask? Check out the Demo Day this Friday. Maybe you heard a panel on how our local startups continue to innovate during Covid-19? Well then you’ll enjoy this week’s podcast episode, which is with GoSite CEO Alex Goode. GoSite is helping small businesses digitize and continue to operate during the pandemic. If you like the episode, please share it with your network.

This is the last newsletter before the election. If you haven’t voted yet, please do so now. Help build a better community with us by engaging in the process. If Kate Rubins, UCSD alum and astronaut, can vote from space, you can do it too. Drop off your ballot now.


Follow @FreshBrewedTech on Twitter for daily SD tech news.

Alex Goode is the founder & CEO of GoSite, a platform that helps small businesses transition from offline to online, something that's especially crucial in the current climate.

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.
Gilead Sciences, with an Oceanside facility, produced the first FDA-approved Covid-19 treatment

Beam Global and City of San Diego are collaborating to offer free EV charging to the public

COPAN Diagnostics hit the 5 million mark on COVID-19 sample collection transport equipment shipped from its new facility

Kyriba's Jean-Luc Robert honored among 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs at Goldman Sachs 2020 Builders + Innovators Summit

Qualcomm launches new tech for 5G network gear
Cue Health, $481M with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and U.S. Department of Defense

RayzeBio, $45M with venBio, Versant Ventures, and Samsara Biocapital

Lassogen, $4.5M with Playground Global, Tsingyuan Ventures, First In Ventures, and Better Ventures

Cellics Therapeutics, $3.9M with CARB-X

Agorus, $3M with undisclosed investors

Lawmatics, $2.5M with Eniac Ventures, Forefront Venture Partners, Revel Ventures, and Bridge Venture Partners

Security On-Demand, $2.2M with National Center for Research and Development (EU)

Traffic Rooth, $2M with undisclosed investors

ObjectSecurity, $500K with undisclosed granter(s)
TSG Solutions by Continental Mapping Consultants, amount undisclosed
Qualcomm invested in Augury, $55M round

Section 32 invested in Vineti, $33M round

HCAP Partners invested in DYPER, $20M round

Qualcomm invested in AiFi, $14.5M round

TVC Capital invested in eVisit, $14M round

Finistere Ventures invested in TeleSense, $10.2M round

Founders First Capital Partners invested in Welcome Homes, $5.35M round

Crescent Ridge Partners Ventures invested in kegg, $1.5M round

LogicBoost Labs invested in Scholars, $670K round
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 Product Designer, Housecall Pro (University City)

Product Manager, Housecall Pro (University City)

Sr. React/Javascript Software Engineer, Housecall Pro (University City)
Account Executive, Entercom (Serra Mesa)

Failure Analysis Engineer, Fitbit (Carmel Mountain Ranch)

Campaign Operations Specialist, LeadCrunch (Downtown)

Implementation Engineer, Perspectium (Mira Mesa)

Digital Marketing Mentor, Chegg (Remote)

Head of Finance, Kandji (Downtown)

Process Engineer, Quidel (Sorrento Valley)

Assistant Controller, Measurabl (Downtown)
Enjoy these events from the comfort and safety of your own home.
San Diego Startup Month happening now!, until October 30

NSIN STARTS Navy & USMC 5G Pitch Competition, October 27

REC Innovation Lab From Pro Football Legend to Financial Visionary - with Kabeer Gbaja-Biamil, October 27

UC San Diego Career Fair Start-ups & Companies Less than 200 People, October 28

Nex Cubed Digital Health Showcase & Demo Day, October 28

Naturally San Diego Virtual Coffee + Convos Meet Up, October 30

DataTribe Challenge What could your company do with $2 million?, applications due October 30

Loud and Proud Celebrating diversity in entrepreneurship and LGBTQ changemakers, November 5

Cleantech San Diego Southern California Energy Innovators Showcase Series, November 5, 12 & 19

UC San Diego Innovation at the Edge: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, November 12

Naturally San Diego Founder Series with Perfect Snacks Co-Founders, November 13

Connect ALL @ The Jacobs Center Winter 2021 Cohort, applications due November 16

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

Connect San Diego Springboard program, apply here

SoCal Energy Innovation Network Accelerating market traction for energy startups, apply here
In the spirit of fall...

Have a tip or want to share your favorite local taco?
Feel free to tell us about it: techos@freshbrewedtech.com