June 16, 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.
Hey friends. I really appreciate the responses we’ve gotten for community resources since last week’s email. There’s a lot of ways to get your voice heard about the nation's ongoing pandemic, racial injustices, and inequality. There are organizations being started and technologies being developed, but if you don’t VOTE, it doesn’t matter. Register if you haven’t yet.

Related to tech, local startup Voterfied continues to help connect those running for office hear from their constituents. Listen to CEO Mike Allman on a previous podcast with us. Also, former Executive Director of Startup San Diego Jarrod Russell co-founded VotePlus10 to help make voter education easier. 

Another local resource, a new initiative called Village Up , aims to increase diversity and awareness to the San Diego innovation community. You can email here to get involved. Meanwhile, for Black-owned beauty founders, Glossier is awarding grants , which is perfect for a local company like Beauty Bakerie . The Chairman’s Roundtable has also been stepping up during Covid-19 to provide hands on pro-bono mentoring to local companies with over $2 million in revenues to navigate the uncertainty.

Continue to send us resources and we’ll gladly share and shout. See our recent related blog post here .

Stay safe, healthy, and vigilant,

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Our team of  local writers   gives a fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present

Our team is continuing to add to our resource guide for underrepresented founders.

if you have resources we can share, please reply to this email.

The San Diego Angel Conference connects SoCal investors with local startups in order to boost the SoCal innovation ecosystem. Hear from some of its investors: Mysty Rusk , Benton Moore , Amy Duncan , and Jason Scharf.

Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for their support of our tech ecosystem.
Cue, $100M with Madrone Capital Partners, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Foresite Capital, Decheng Capital, and ACME Capital

Autobahn Therapeutics, $76M with Section 32, Samsara BioCapital, Pfizer Venture Investments, Invus, Cowen Healthcare Investments, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Biotechnology Value Fund, Biogen Idec, Alexandria Venture Investments, and ARCH Venture Partners 

Lycia Therapeutics, $50M with Versant Ventures

Glysens, $15M with Mcnair Interests and The Sarofim Group

Quidel, $635K with Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
Blenders Eyewear by Safilo Group, $63M
During the current shift in the world of work, many San Diego companies are still hiring . Thi s live job board by SD Life Changing, StartupSD, and Connect shows open roles. Companies can add their roles if they are hiring, too.

Podcast/Email Growth Marketer, Fresh Brewed Tech (Remote) 😎

Director, Marketing & Communications, SD Regional EDC (Downtown)

Chief Operations Officer, FLX Bike (San Diego)

Site Reliability Architect, Seismic (Del Mar)

Marketing Manager, Intuit (Torrey Highlands)

Controller, DiversyFund (Downtown)

Customer Success Associate, Uqora (South Park)

Gameplay Programmer, Epic Games (San Diego)

Digital Merchandising Coordinator, GovX (UTC)

Chief Marketing Officer, Holonis (Downtown)

Business Process Analyst, Veyo (UTC)
Enjoy these events from the comfort and safety of your own home.
REC Innovation Lab: Starting with an Exit in Mind with Alex Triener, June 17

San Diego Design Week : Call for Submissions, Apply by June 19

Meta by Acai Meta Mondays: Startup Community Virtual Networking, June 22

Tech Coast Angels 3rd Annual TCA Women In Angel Investing: 2020, June 24

Data Science Alliance Data Stories: The impact of dirty data on police practices, June 25

UC San Diego Extension Webinar: The Most Important Things You Need to Know About Accounting, June 25

SD Tech Hub: Navigating A Small Business Through Uncertain Times, June 30
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