Summer is here, and it couldn’t come at a better time now that we are returning to some normalcy. While the economy continues to rebound, the housing market has been crazy, with tech companies like Zillow, Houzz, and Better.com increasing their presence in OC. OC is also home to Corelogic’s headquarters, as well as startup Cloudvirga, which was recently acquired. Hopefully they stay put and continue to expand locally. We love to see this density continue to grow on the proptech side.
And, new local funding alert: Octane is raising a $50M fund to invest in local startups.
Also have you heard of “local cloud?’ Our friends at Cox Business have been iterating its tech through the pandemic to utilize local resources and help small businesses. Check out this feature and podcast we did on how “local cloud” is changing how we work while giving businesses a competitive edge.
Neal is our founder and the person behind our weekly Bloombites column, giving insight into the current tech happenings in Orange County and interviewing tech leaders on the Tacos and Tech Podcast. Neal went from working on rocket engines to becoming a tech entrepreneur and investor. When he’s not working, you can find him going on trail runs and experimenting to make the perfect cocktail.