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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Invests in Genius Juice

Genius Juice Announces Funding from Tech Coast Angels Orange County Popular coconut smoothie brand expanding nationwide with help from Orange County angel investors. Genius Juice, a fast growing CPG beverage brand with headquarters in Torrance, California, is pleased to announce it has closed its latest round of capital from a new investment fund launched this year by the Orange County... Read more →

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B2C Consumer Software and Services Startups in Orange County

B2C Consumer Software and Services Startups: B2C software services targeting the needs and trends of consumer customers, often with SAAS business models, are popular offerings from Orange County startup companies. These local startup companies are busy solving problems, developing new products, and creating jobs right here in Orange County. Premium Startup Members Float Supporting Startup Members CloutHub General Startup Council... Read more →

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Irvine's Cyvatar Raised $3 Million in Seed Funding

Cyvatar Launches All-in-One Cybersecurity-as-a-Service to Disrupt the Industry with $3 Million Seed Round Bold New Market Entrant Targets Waste and Inefficiency across the Industry with Backing from Bill Wood Ventures; Outcomes-Based Security Solutions Offer New Paradigm for Successful Protection from Today’s Advanced Cyber Attacks IRVINE, Calif. – Cyvatar today announced that it has raised $3 million in seed funding from... Read more →

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MedTech Minds© | October 2020 10/28

MIx is proud to present MedTech Minds, a mastermind event for MedTech professionals. DUE TO COVID-19 THIS EVENT IS VIRTUAL, NOT A LIVE EVENT. Join them Wednesday, October 28 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM via Zoom. Do you want insight to maximize your healthcare/MedTech career or business? Are you looking to create your own healthcare company, but don’t know where to... Read more →

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Bloor Business Consulting: New OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Listing

Welcome to the Bloor Business Consulting, a new listing in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Consulting: Bloor Business Consulting - Irvine Bloor Business Consulting advises technology companies, develop strategies, processes and standards for effective pre-sales and post-sales operations. They support start-ups and enterprise level clients with a range of services aimed to accelerate revenue growth including activities central... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: SecureAuth, Dreamhaven, MobilityWare, Green Street

Orange County startups are hiring developers, game designers, and engineers! Check out these new local site reliability engineer, sr. game designer, and senior full stack developer job opportunities: SecureAuth Corporation - Site Reliability Engineer - Irvine Provides the most flexible and adaptable identity and access management solution to secure all workforce and customer identities everywhere. Dreamhaven - Director of Technology,... Read more →

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OCSC New Bronze Sponsor: Toronto Stock Exchange

Welcome to the Toronto Stock Exchange a new Bronze Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) are a unique funding and listing platform for high growth US companies looking to raise Series B+ capital. Companies with early revenue, a strong management team, and a growth strategy to eventually list on a US... Read more →

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The 2020 UCI Innovator Awards 10/27/20

2020 UCI Innovator Awards Virtual Reception Hear who amongst the many talented nominees will take home awards for Emerging Innovation/Early Career Innovator of the Year, Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year and Innovator of the Year. Join them Tuesday, October 27 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM online. UCI Beall Applied Innovation, with the generous support of Don and Ken Beall, created awards... Read more →

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The Basics of Startup Valuation

An article we liked from Thought Leader Fred Destin via LinkedIn: Your startup valuation, explained simply. Here is a quick tutorial on how valuations and investment rounds work, as simple as I could make it. The jargon may sound off-putting but the concepts are simple. Understand the definitions and build the cap table. Ask the investor for their cap table... Read more →

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Fundraising with Convertible Notes and SAFEs 10/22/20

Learn how to leverage convertible notes and SAFEs to raise capital! In this TCVN Zoom Webinar, "Convertible Notes and SAFEs", Bart Greenberg will explore the differences between convertible notes and SAFE agreements. Join them Thursday, October 22 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM via Zoom. He will discuss these alternative options for startup fund raising plus the benefits and pitfalls for Entrepreneurs... Read more →

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Startup Grind Presents Black Leaders Month 10/21/20

Reinventing the Commercial Industry, One Pause at a Time Join them Wednesday, October 21 from 5:30PM to 6:30PM online. Commercials are intrusive, many times irrelevant, and the industry hasn't really innovated in decades. One of the best perks of streaming is there are NO commercials. But what if commercials didn't cut in the middle of your binge watching and discovering... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: CEO of Buckley Media

Kate Buckley joined Carey Ransom on the Accelerate Show to discuss premium domains, a topic not discussed nearly enough around startup and brand conversations. She is the CEO of Buckley Media where she specializes in Premium Domain Sales & Acquisitions, Domain Strategy Consulting, Naming and Branding. They had a super engaging and exploratory conversation about why premium domains are so... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Invests in Strategikon

Strategikon Announces New Funding from Tech Coast Angels Orange County B2B SaaS solution to improve planning & development of new medical treatments Tech Coast Angels Orange County is pleased to announce its investment of $230,000 in clinical trial management software startup Strategikon Pharma. Strategikon is the developer of Clinical Maestro™, an end-to-end, B2B SaaS solution for clinical trial planning, budgeting... Read more →

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Costa Mesa's Givsum Announces Latest Funding and Partnerships

Givsum Experiences Accelerated Growth Due to New Funding and Partnerships Software platform for charitable organizations receives capital investments from SteelBridge Labs and OC4 Venture Studio; Partners with international non-profit, Oceana, and the largest Rotary Clubs in Southern California COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Givsum, Inc. (www.givsum.com), a comprehensive online management platform which allows charitable organizations to integrate... Read more →

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VC Speaker Series with Sanjay Reddy 10/16/20

A conversation with Sanjay Reddy from Unlock Venture Partners. Join them Friday, October 16 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM via Zoom. They will discuss the firm’s focus on early stage, pre seed and seed, technology entrepreneurs in the Seattle and Southern California markets. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more events? Please see the full OC Startup Events Calendar here. Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Exsilio Solutions, Vital Data Technology, SpaceX, AmeriSave, YAPI

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local application developer, .Net developer, and java software engineer job opportunities: Exsilio Solutions - Associate Application Developer - Irvine A full service marketing and technology partner. Vital Data Technology, LLC - .Net Developer - Newport Beach Empowers health plans to continuously improve outcomes, accelerate compliance and control costs.... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: CEO & Managing Partner of Silicon Foundry

Neal Hansch is CEO and Managing Partner at Silicon Foundry, a membership-based innovation platform for corporations, enabling them to connect, learn and invest in the innovation ecosystem, such as in startups and with each other. He and his team have helped advise and drive forward many corporate venture capital, venture studio and other innovation activities. He’s been very active in... Read more →

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A Closer Look at the Post Money SAFE Cap and Discount

An article we liked offering a Plain English, line-by-line explanation of Y-Combinator's post-money SAFE fundraising agreement from Thought Leader Alexander Jarvis: Post Money SAFE Cap and Discount Explained Line by Line Tl;dr: SAFE cap and discount version of the Y-Combinator post-money SAFE financing document explained line by line explanation. If you are planning on raising an angel/seed round with a... Read more →

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Orange County's Virtanza Increases Preferred Stock Offering

Virtanza Clarifies Seed Round Funding Status Online Sales Program Company Increases Offering to $1.25 Million LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As previously announced, Sales2Job Academy, Inc. DBA Virtanza ("Virtanza") had its first closing under its $1.0 Million preferred stock offering on September 18, 2020. In aggregate and including the conversion of existing convertible and SAFE notes totaling... Read more →

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SCORE 8th Annual Women Business Owners Conference 10/29/20

You are about to discover the secret to Dreaming BIGGER. A secret that continues to hold true even during these challenging times, and how to use it to build your business, become a high-profile leader, and dream a bigger dream. Join them Thursday, October 29 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM online. This 1-day virtual women's conference is not a typical Zoom... Read more →

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