January 21, 2020

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Welcome to The Local Buzz, your inside scoop on San Diego’s tech scene. Keep up to date on our Fresh Brewed Tech website.
In December 2018, the stock market got wild and everyone was talking about a recession in 2019. Or at least I did in my 2018 year wrap up. I was obviously wrong, so read my 2019 wrap up and 2020 look ahead and let’s take bets on the local tech ecosystem for one year from now! We’ve had some big new biotech rounds and some interesting acquisitions just in the last week, so we’re off to a good start in 2020.

Something exciting that’s happening right now is that San Diego’s newest startup creator/investor Launch Factory is recruiting co-founders for Simply Independent, with an aging/senior-focused, and Productize, connecting the ecosystem for ideation/creation. Are you looking for that next gig? Join a team of successful entrepreneurs to lead these innovations and sign up at this link right here and let them know I sent ya! Also feel free to submit names of people you think would be good for these founding roles.

Fresh Brewed Tech is also changing things up a bit this year. We have so much original content to share that we are breaking it up, including sending you exciting podcasts every week. What did you think of the new podcast episode last week? Like the new format? Reply to this email and let us know!

We’re excited to continue to help fuel our tech ecosystem this year! 


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Season Three, Episode Three
Kim Walpole, Co-Founder & CEO
of Trials.ai

This episode features our new podcast theme song. Take a listen!

Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for their support of our tech ecosystem.
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Lytx by Permira , >$1B with a $2.5B valuation

Element Biosciences, $80M with Venrock, JSCapital, Foresite Capital, and Fidelity Management and Research Company

Omniome, $60M with Madrone Capital Partners, Nan Fung Life Sciences, Domain Associates, Decheng Capital, Biomatics Capital Partners, Altitude Life Science Ventures, and ARCH Venture Partners

Tyra Biosciences, $50M with Alta Partners, RA Capital Management, Canaan Partners, and Boxer Capital

Medsphere Systems, $40M with TPG Sixth Street Partners

BioIntervene, $30M with MPM Capital

Empirico, $17M with Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Neotribe Ventures, and Data Collective DCVC

DTx Pharma, $10.6M with FBV Fund 1, Eli Lilly, Viva Biotech, Tech Coast Angels San Diego, and ExSight Ventures, among others

Debut Biotech, $2.6M with KdT Ventures, Springtide Ventures, FTW Ventures, and Better Ventures

Cortica, amount undisclosed, with Ajax Health, Questa Capital, and Aperture Venture Partners
ID Analytics by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, $375M

Pixia by Cubic Transportation Systems, $250M

Delerrok by Cubic Transportation Systems, $43M

Human Longevity's Oncology Division by NeoGenomics Laboratories, $37M

ImPACT Applications by Riverside Insights, amount undisclosed

Zoniac by CEIPAL, amount undisclosed

Librede by Lygos, amount undisclosed

Sapphire Biotech by AXIM Biotechnologies
Sales Engineer II,  Cox Business (San Diego)

Account Executive 2,  Cox Business (San Diego)

Sales Development Representative , LENND (Liberty Station)

Patent Portfolio Manager, Apple (UTC)

Quality Assurance Engineer, ClickUp (San Diego)

Recruiting Coordinator, TuSimple (UTC)

Financial Analyst, Insights and Planning, Fitbit (Rancho Bernardo)

Sales Engineer, Kustomer (San Diego)

Senior DevOps Engineer, Rakuten (San Diego)

Member Support Specialist / Document Shipping, Trust & Will (Little Italy)
SoftStack Factory: Data Science in a Nutshell Workshop, January 21

The Basement UCSD: Women in AI, January 22

Maker.dev: API and Automation Tools Workshop, January 23

UCSD Extension: Update on the War for Attracting Top Talent…Talent Won! Now What? January 24

TechCon Southern California, January 25

UCSD Rady School: Women’s Forum, January 25

San Diego Tech Hub 2020 Kickoff Meeting, January 28

Product Hunt Meetup, January 28

MCAA 2020 Technology Conference, January 29-31

Applications due: World Trade Center San Diego: MetroConnect, January 30

Applications due: San Diego International Airport Innovation Lab, January 30

Connect w/ SDVG: Mergers & Acquisitions, January 30

LaunchBio: The Future of Food, January 30

Connect w/ SDVG: Connect All Open House, January 30

UCSD Extension: Building a Responsible Startup, January 31

San Diego Accessibility & Inclusive Design February Meetup, February 13

Launch Factory applications due February 21
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