As we continue to celebrate and honor National Women’s History Month, I’d like to focus on another strength in San Diego - the number of incredible women investors and capital allocators who help keep our ecosystem thriving.
Key female investment fund managers in San Diego include:
Caitlin Wege, Tech Coast Angels and MooDoos Investments
Denise Longely, Longley Capital
Allison Long Pettine, Ridge Group Investments and Ad Astra Ventures
Silvia Mah, Stella Labs, Ad Astra...
Shield AI, a company using AI self-driving defense technology to enable unmanned systems to function without GPS, raised $90 million in funding. This series C funding was led by Point72 investors. This funding will be used to integrate their self-driving technology further across the defense industry.
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HAI Solutions of Carlsbad, just raised $500,000 from Tech Coast Angels. This puts them at over 1 million raised to fund their medical device. The device is meant to prevent needle neglecting that leads to wrongful IV contamination.
Read more here.
Steve Beck is a managing partner at Serra Ventures, an early-stage venture fund focused on IT and agtech. The Illinois-founded fund has about 85 portfolio companies.
Steve grew up in the Bay Area, where he lived an adventurous childhood. After high school, he moved out to San Luis Obispo to pursue his bachelor’s degree at Cal Poly SLO. During his 13-year stint there, Steve became serious about entrepreneurship. At 23 years old, he was managing a surf shop and convinced his employer to help...