Startup Concentration in Orange County

Where are the most startups located in Orange County? Our region is fragmented geographically, so real estate firm JLL recently put their researchers to work to help answer that question that we all keep asking about our local startup ecosystem. The result? A beautiful visualization of early stage company locations... Read more →


UCI 2019 New Venture Competition Kick Off

The 2019 New Venture Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business is calling all entrepreneurs! The annual startup competition is hosted by the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It offers all UCI students, staff and affiliates an opportunity to form a team, launch a startup, and potentially fund... Read more →


How to find high tech recruits in Orange County

Hiring is competitive in Orange County, especially for high tech jobs like programmers, developers, engineers, and other technical talent. Posting job openings on our OC tech jobs board listings can help. We’re dedicated to helping grow the Orange County technology startup ecosystem. Our blog attracts a highly targeted, growing, and... Read more →


TIEcon Southwest

TiECON Southwest is coming to Long Beach on November 17! 1000+ entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and business professionals will be gathering for TiE's signature Southern California’s annual entrepreneurship conference. The event will bring hundreds of entrepreneurs from Orange County and surrounding areas, as well as investors and mentors from industries including... Read more →


2018 Southern California Financings Year-to-Date

Our friends at PriceWaterhouseCoopers are back with more interesting numbers quantifying the local Orange County capital investment and funding environment. While the first two quarters of 2018 demonstrated generally strong deal flow, unfortunately it looks like deals and funding activity in the Los Angeles and OC region declined again last... Read more →


2 Angel Investing Seminars at UCI

Interested in learning more about Angel Investing in startup ventures? Everyone in the startup community is invited to attend two seminars offered by the Angel Capital Association on Tuesday, November 6. Both will be held at the Cove at UC-Irvine. SEMINAR 1: Fundamentals of Angel Investing Seminar (Nov 6 -... Read more →


Congratulations to Irvine's Cirrus Insight!

Irvine-based Cirrus Insight recently closed a “significant equity investment” to help continue its growth. Founded in 2011, Cirrus Insight has succeeded by offering an all-in-one sales productivity platform with Salesforce CRM integration, including plug-ins for the Gmail and Outlook. This enables salespeople to work faster and smarter from their inboxes... Read more →


Peoplespace IOT Exhibition

Our friends at PeopleSpace are holding their 2nd annual Internet of Things (IOT) exhibition on November 3. The PeopleSpace IOT Expo started last year to showcase the many innovative local makers, startups, companies, and educational organizations focusing on development of IOT technologies here in Orange County. The exhibition in Irvine... Read more →


PriceSpider's new Strategic Partnership and Investment

PriceSpider, the Irvine-based retail data technology company, has entered into a new strategic partnership with Frontier Capital, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based growth equity firm that specializes in software and technology-enabled business services companies. The partnership includes a significant growth investment in PriceSpider to help accelerate the growth of the company’s... Read more →


High Tech Company Innovation Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of OCTANe's annual High Tech Innovation Awards. The companies were selected because they demonstrated exceptional leadership while developing new technological advancements in their respective industries. 2018 Winners An independent panel of industry expert judges selected winners in 10 award categories: Outstanding Private Company CEO: Ladeira... Read more →


Most Popular Orange County Capital Investment Sectors

Which Orange County industries are receiving the most capital investment in recent years? PriceWaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights recently shared their quarterly MoneyTree report. It included interesting numbers quantifying the local Orange County startup funding environment. The slide below shows the favorite investing sectors for Orange County capital investors in 2015-2017.... Read more →


OC Lawyers among National Best for Startups

Ten partners from local law firm, Stradling, were recently named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list. The winners were selected based on a national peer review survey submitted by other attorneys nationwide. While Stradling partners from multiple disciplines were honored, the names of top local startup lawyers are... Read more →