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Inboard Introduces World’s Most Advanced Electric Scooter

(Contributed) September 20, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA Inboard Technology, the creator of the best-selling M1 Electric Skateboard, today announced its newest product, the Glider Electric Scooter. Inboard recently raised $8 million in Series A […]

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Anja Hamilton joins Plantronics as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

(Contributed) September 20, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Anja Hamilton has joined Plantronics as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer) Former Chief People Officer of Integrated Device Technology Joins Company to […]

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NSF funds UCSC study of tech in agriculture

By Jennifer McNulty UC Santa Cruz September 20, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photos: Julie Guthman, a professor of social sciences, above, and Madeleine Fairbairn, below, an assistant professor of environmental studies, will lead a […]

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Phase 1 of Santa Cruz Fiber Construction Has Been Completed

(Contributed) September 19, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA Phase 1 Construction of Fiber Completed, and First Customers Have Been Connected to the Santa Cruz Fiber Downtown Project. On August 30, 2018, Cruzio Internet made a […]

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SomaGenics strengthens its IP and technology position in small RNA analysis and biomarker discovery with new patent and publication

(Contributed) September 19, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA SomaGenics, a biotechnology company focused on developing lowest bias sequencing and highest specificity RT-qPCR technologies for small RNAs, announced today the issue of US Patent 10,041,107, a […]

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Why Is Funding a Challenge for Women-Led Agtech Companies?

By Amy Wu Precision Ag September 18, 2018 — Salinas, CA When it comes to women-led agtech companies the funding discussion never seems to cease. In June after the The New Food Economy-sponsored screening of […]

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Q&A: Jacob Martinez on building a talent pipeline with NEST Flight

By Teresa Ruiz Decker Communications + Content Strategist Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat September 18, 2018 — Watsonville, CA Looking for local talent? You’re in luck. One of the region’s top social entrepreneurs is […]

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Looker Expands International Operations Into Japan

(Contributed) September 18, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA Appoints long-time industry executive Shoji Ozawa as Country Manager; Signs new partnerships and customers Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced the expansion of its international […]

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Come celebrate NextSpace’s 10 Years of Coworking, Community, and Shenanigans

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat September 18, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Nextspace staff plays around at a training held in the early years. Contributed.) Community celebration with […]

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Looker is Named to Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 List for Second Consecutive Year

(Contributed) September 13, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA Looker, a leading data platform company, has been named to the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the […]

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