Class of 2023 Cool Companies

Apr 13, 2023

2023 Cool Company Badge

Since 2015, Cool Companies have raised over $850M

(just in Series A)

Thank you to the Class of 2023 Cool Companies Sponsors

Perkins Coie
Moss Adams
Marsh McLennan
Qualcomm Ventures
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Announcing the Cool Companies of 2023!


If you’re on the hunt for the fast growing and most exciting tech and life science companies in Southern California, look no further than Connect’s Class of 2023 Cool Companies. We had quite a selection of submissions to go through this year, but with the help of our marvelous judges, we’ve picked the cream of the crop for everyone to see below.

  • All
  • Tech
  • LifeSci
  • Consumer

Join us! It’s the 11th Annual Summer Social!

When: Tuesday, June 13th from 4pm – 7pm
Where: Leichtag Foundation, Encinitas, CA

Are you ready to revel in the innovation ecosystem of our beloved city?
Then mark your calendars for the upcoming Summer Social!

Connect is at it again, the 11th annual event is designed to bring together 500 of your innovation friends at the breathtaking Leichtag Foundation in Encinitas. With the Class of 2023 Cool Companies on showcase, you’re sure to get excited about what’s happening around town.

You work hard, and you deserve a break. So why not bring your entire office to this community-wide opportunity to celebrate, mingle, and indulge in delicious food and refreshing drinks? It’s the perfect way to recharge your batteries and kick off the second half of the year with renewed vigor.

But don’t wait too long – this event is sure to be a sell-out, and you don’t want to miss out. Get your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable afternoon of fun and networking!