Ashok Kamal is back in the studio to discuss recent happenings in the local startup scene. Listen in as he and Neal chat about venture funding, startup news, and more.
In case you missed it, School of Rap, which was co-founded by Ashok, helped us come up with a new Tacos & Tech theme song that encompasses all we love about San Diego and the local startup scene. Give it a listen in this episode and let us know what you think! theschoolofrap.com/
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Ashok Kamal is the Executive Director of Tech Coast Angels (TCA) San Diego, one of the largest and most active angel investment groups in the country.
Originally from the east coast, Ashok grew up in Boston, where he later attended Boston University. At 21 years old, Ashok moved to New York City to pursue entrepreneurship. Hw founded businesses there and immersed himself in the local startup scene. In 2015, after spending 15 years in the big apple, he finally made his way out to the west...
Soon-Aik (SA) is from Melaka, a Malaysian state. He attended the state’s Multimedia University, where he studied international business. He moved to a larger city after graduating to begin his career. He recently came out to San Diego as part of the YSEALI Professional Fellows Program, which is a professional development exchange program for community leaders from Southeast Asia.
Listen in to hear all about his experience working in the Malaysian startup ecosystem, his key takeaways...
Both Elle and Ellory had experiences that introduced them to federal government, including stints working with Barack Obama, both when he served as a senator and as president. The now-founders first met through a colleague in the administration who thought to connect them because they were both military spouses who were moving to San Diego around the same time. They hit it off and the rest is history.
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Ana and Octavian Florescu In Diagnostics (InD) is a biotech company that is commercializing a single-use chemistry panel. It uses digital technology to try to miniaturize a blood test to a small, single-use disposable that you can put a drop of blood on and discard after use.
Listen in to hear all about their journeys as entrepreneurs, their plans for the future of InD, and their local favorite eats and brews.
Fresh Brewed Tech’s Rachel Gauvin hosted and moderated Karen through her history of co-founding and her many learnings along the way. Listen in to how she grew the business, including its expansion to San Diego. Stay tuned until the end for a Q&A with the event’s live audience. This fireside chat is unlike anything you’ve heard on the Tacos & Tech Podcast, so tune in and enjoy!
Early on in her career, Kendra found a remote marketing gig so that she could travel with her husband, who was a professional baseball player. The young couple traveled to many cities big and small, and even lived in Colorado, before deciding to make a home in San Diego about five years ago.
She now resides in Carlsbad, where Techstars Anywhere Managing Director Ryan Kuder is also based. The two of them work together to support entrepreneurs in the accelerator's remote program....
Brenton and his co-founders launch FieldLevel in late 2008, one year after he graduated from USC. For its first several years in business, the FieldLevel team was split between Culver City and San Diego. After one of their bi-annual retreats, Brenton noticed how much his employees enjoyed being together, so he set out to move the entire team down to sunny San Diego. The company found a home in Solana Beach, where it is currently based.
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After closing down his company, Dmitry was recruited by MySpace to become the next CTO of its subsidiary, MySpace Music, where he worked for one year before leaving to become a Googler. Four years later, Dmitry left his gig at Google and moved back down to sunny San Diego, where he started working on his current venture: GoMeta.
Listen in to hear all about Dmitry’s journey as an entrepreneur, his plans for the future of GoMeta, and his local favorite eats and brews.
Welcome to a special edition of the Tacos & Tech Podcast, where we recorded live during the annual Top Tech Awards on May 16, giving you a backstage pass to the show. Alongside our great ecosystem partners at Cox Business, we set up backstage to briefly interview each of the recipients shortly after receiving their awards.
Listen in for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Top Tech Awards 2019!