Happy April! It’s been an active spring on top of the Padres shutting out the Giants on Opening Day. And to see the first three months of 2019 in review, check out the Q1 overview . Recently, I’ve been watching some industry cluster trends, including one in San Diego – a buildup of logistics tech companies. While we have some strong large tech contenders like Lytx and SmartDrive , there are a number of local startups, including TuSimple , Auptix , GoShare , Veyo , Air Space Technologies, HireAHelper , Tourmaline Labs , FieldLogix , Yembo , and Location Smart . It’s a hot space in general, and in San Diego, we are leaning on local talent with backgrounds in telecom, IoT, and marrying that with new SaaS and on-demand business models. Is there someone we are missing from this list? Let us know.
In other news, we have our third SD tech unicorn (up for hot Twitter debate ) in as many months with Kyriba. Speaking of awesome companies, the 2019 SDVG Cool Companies have been announced and you should come meet them in Solana Beach on April 30 . Also, the brand new Xconomy Awards finalists have been announced and the event is May 29, perfectly timed within San Diego Startup Week. See you out there!