January 8, 2018
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INNOVATION: $1.1B in deals, job growth, more in store
Don’t tell Kristine Smith that Orange County’s a tough market for entrepreneurs to get their visions realized, projects funded, and companies launched.
Innovator of the Year honoree … ex- Irvine Co. exec … launched ‘smart’ locker provider 2013 … $1M Tech Coast Angels 2014, $15M venture capital 2016 … 200% YOY revenue growth through Q1 2017 … took 26K SF in May, up from 1,800 two years ago … added refrigerated lockers in June to tap grocery, food delivery … 38 states, 80 workers … 5M packages to-date