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,...
2020 in Review & Venture Outlook Ahead — Editorial by Matt Kroe

2020 in Review & Venture Outlook Ahead — Editorial by Matt Kroe

Well, 2020 was… something. One thing that 2020 brought us here in San Diego was an absolutely phenomenal influx of venture capital funding. In just a few short years, San Diego county has matured from a metropolitan area that raised less than $2B in 2017 to one that...
Making a Macro Impact

Making a Macro Impact

Dear friends, Thank you for all those little extra things you did in 2020, and will continue to do to make our community a better place. Our innovation economy continues to contribute to San Diego’s overall health. It’s worth noting — each innovation job helps to...
The Path Forward from Biocom

The Path Forward from Biocom

Biocom has just released The Path Forward 2.0, the Return to Work Guide for California’s Life Sciences industry. The community has come together to provide comprehensive best practices for the workplace, current vaccinations and up-to-date CDC guidelines. Access...
Connect’s International Springboard Program with Yokohama, Japan

Connect’s International Springboard Program with Yokohama, Japan

The City of Yokohama, Japan — recently deemed a Global Startup City and a Sister City of San Diego, is in partnership with Connect to build a strong relationship between two predominant life science startup communities.  We’ve spent the past few months working...