Welcome back and into the new decade!
I don’t mean to stir the pot right off the bat, but in a recent article like this about ‘LA benefitting from recent exits,’ the author lumped in two OC companies (Cylance and Telogis) and even an SD company (NantKwest). This does not help differentiate our respective ecosystems.
Am I off track? I think we can all agree that LA has way more capital, is years ahead with well-earned success, and we are happy to go raise from there and grow our companies where we want to build them but do we want to be lumped into the greater LA ecosystem label? Or do we differentiate individually (LA, OC, SD, SB, IE) and agree that SoCal has great individual ecosystems that are interlinked in many ways?
We may not solve that in 2020, but we can showcase how OC has and can stand on its own, including local Cox Automotive investing in both Rivian (Detroit and Irvine presence) and in scholarships for women to learn how to code. Read more below.
Let’s get more of that this year!