Follow the Money
Local behavioral marketing startup Cordial closed a $6 million Series A last week. The Cordial team is made up of industry veterans like Jeremy Swift and David Baker. The company is hoping to differentiate itself by deploying the most connected, multi-channel message platform on the market. It has also carved out a unique reputation for bridging the gap between CMOs and CTOs.
The Exitus Emergence
Just six months ago, Exitus, a technology company that offers a safety network during a crisis, partnered with Ziba Labs to gain assistance designing their hardware. Now it has a scalable product, a few clients, and a well-promoted partnership with Intel. Its leadership team and founders have some interesting personal stories that led them to this company, including a long-time basketball coach and a Navy Seal.
Athena Collects Wisdom from Female Entrepreneurs
Athena CEO Cheryl Goodman recently hosted an event where female entrepreneurs Martha Dennis of Gordian Knot, Kim Walpole of Trials.ai, and Susie Harborth of BioLabs San Diego offered their best advice for success. Goodman captured the highlights for those weren’t there.
Go Meta Launches Another Cash Hunt
Go Meta is hosting another money hunt in San Diego. On March 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., anyone who has the Metaverse virtual reality app can search the city for virtually hidden cash. The cash will not physically be there. Instead, if you find the cash on the app, you receive the money digitally. Go Meta was created after its founders saw the intensity around the Pokemon Go game last year.
San Diego Takes Steps toward Becoming a Smart City
The City of San Diego has pledged a $30 million investment to deploy what is referred to as the world’s largest smart city IoT sensor platform. The city has partnered with Current, a GE startup that works with cities to help them create smart environments. The first step will include transforming the city’s lighting infrastructure with sensors and advanced controls. Additional capabilities will come later to aid in quality of life.
Be There or Be…
- Lean Model on Steroids: Part II – The Technical Side
March 2, 6-8 p.m., Downtown Works, 550 West B Street, 4th Floor
Featuring Bryan Hall of Return Path and Seismic Software.
- TechStars Info Session and Discussion
Thursday, March 9, 6-7:30 p.m., MindTouch, 101 West Broadway, 15th Floor
With three managing directors: Jenny Fielding (IoT), Anna Barber, and Ryan Kuder