Follow the Money
Raken, an app for daily reporting in the construction industry, raised a $2 million seed round. The investment was led by Rincon Ventures.
Lymber Gets Social
San Diego’s own workout class app, Lymber, has added a new social feature. It allows users to not only search for available classes, but they can now invite friends to classes through the app. Lymber is currently offering classes at 200 studios in San Diego.
Partying Just Got Easier
PartyKroo has just launched with a mission to help people throw parties. The website allows you to request set-up, servers, and clean-up for any event you are hosting. “PartyKroo’s online booking tool and network of experienced and affordable party helpers make it possible to be a guest at your own party,” said Lisa Gomez, Co-Founder of PartyKroo. The service is currently available in San Diego and Denver, CO.
San Diegan to Watch at SXSWedu
Nibletz.com put together a list of the top twitter accounts to follow at SXSWedu and on it was part-time San Diegan Michael Crawford, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Real World Scholars. He splits his time between Detroit and San Diego.
Pivots and Opportunities
Athena San Diego is still taking nominations for their annual Pinnacle Awards. The awards recognize women (or men) who have paved the way for female innovators to create businesses, hire women, and be successful. They take nominations in the areas of technology, biotech, education, and services.
Be There or Be…
- Smart Cities: Opportunities in Smart and Micro Grids
Wednesday, March 15, 6 – 8 p.m., Downtown Works, 550 West B Street
Speakers include: Adib Nasle, Founder & CEO at XENDEE; Jennifer Worrall, President & CEO at Iteros; and Kiva Allgood, Managing Director at GE Ventures, New Business Creation and Moderator Andreas Roell, Managing Partner at Analytics Ventures. Hosted by SCALE San Diego.
- EvoNexus Demo Day Spring 2017
Thursday, March 16, 5:30 – 8 p.m., Qualcomm, 5775 Morehouse Drive
EvoNexus will introduce their newest round of companies.