Announcing the 2021 Cool Companies

Announcing the 2021 Cool Companies

SAN DIEGO — Connect announces the 32 top-tier innovation companies to present to venture firms across the country Cool Companies is an annual Connect program designed to match San Diego’s top-performing technology and life science startups with quality venture capital...
Cool Companies of 2021

Cool Companies of 2021

Since 2015, Cool Companies have raised over $650M (just in Series A) Thank you to the Cool Companies 2021 Sponsors Every year we gather applications from tech and lifesci startup companies around the region and select around 30 to introduce to VCs across the country....
Topics are Out!  What You Need to Know from SBIR@Connect

Topics are Out! What You Need to Know from SBIR@Connect

Committed to our mission of helping innovative companies thrive so they can make a meaningful impact in the development of San Diego, Connect has partnered with the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, NIWC Pac, under Naval Information Systems Warfare Systems...
Q1 Roundup — Editorial by Matt Kroe

Q1 Roundup — Editorial by Matt Kroe

San Diego is on a roll! After finishing 2020 by raising a record high of over $4.9 Billion, San Diego startups have closed the first quarter of 2021 by raising a blistering $2.4 Billion. This total is doubly impressive when considering that just a few years ago, San...
2021 Q1 – Fundings Report

2021 Q1 – Fundings Report

Venture Capital is coming into San Diego at a record pace, with quarter one of 2021 coming to $2.42B ($3.5B if you include M&As). Companies we’ve worked with, who raised this quarter include: CommSafe Ai — 2020 Cool Company Coursekey — 2016, ’17,...