The second annual San Diego Angel Conference announced investments totaling $400,000 in three companies, AgTools, Noria Water Technologies, and Visicell Medical.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the conference was held digitally, with more than 690 registrants from all over the United States and the world, including Canada, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, and Myanmar. The virtual conference opened with remarks from James T. Harris III, D.Ed. President of the University of San Diego, Timothy Keane, Ph.D., Dean, USD School of Business, and Nathan Fletcher, county supervisor for San Diego’s 4th Supervisorial District.

About the Conference

Hosted by The Brink Small Business Development Center at USD, the goal of the San Diego Angel Conference is to connect early-stage angel investors with Southern California companies that are seeking funding to advance and scale innovative products and technologies. Although the event was held digitally, the conference organizers are planning for a future post-investment celebration in San Diego and a demo day in the Bay Area.

“We thank all of the entrepreneurs who participated and our investors who chose maximum impact on innovation and committed approximately half a million dollars,” said Benton Moore, who leads the fund management team. “Global food supply, clean water, and disease eradication are ever important. We reframed this current crisis as an opportunity lens to view how strong leaders survive stress. Making three investments in March 2020 is a testament to our committed and robust startup ecosystem. The future is unwritten, but we all wrote a positive chapter today.”

Read the full article at the Times of San Diego.