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Irvine's 123 Baby Box Announces Accelerator Acceptance

123 Baby Box Accepted into The Long Beach Accelerator Orange County based 123 Baby Box was recently accepted into the highly selective Long Beach Accelerator. 123 Baby Box is a monthly subscription box for babies powered by artificial intelligence. With their acceptance comes their first seed investment valuing the company at $2 million. The Los Angeles based accelerator provides early... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Startup Company Member: TerraManta

Thank you to TerraManta, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! TerraManta: Platform for forecasting commodity prices using machine learning, starting with crude oil and corn futures. Their business plan is to manage outside capital and trade crude oil futures in a separate trading entity with TerraManta providing an exclusive license. OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Artificial Intelligence AI... Read more →

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4 Best Seed Investment Themes in 2021

An article we liked from Thought Leader Joanna Glasner on Crunchbase News: What This Year’s Seed Funding Tells Us About The Startup Future Every so often at Crunchbase News, we take it upon ourselves to read through every sizable recent seed funding round. It’s an exercise that leads to both information overload and a vague sense of where the startup... Read more →

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New Operate Podcast: CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire

Sloane Keane is currently the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire, a role she’s had for nearly 3 years, and after several years with the organization in senior development roles. Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the highest impact non-profits in the area, and country, providing mentoring and support to thousands of children... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Sets Records in 2020

Tech Coast Angels Posts Record Highs in 2020 for Investment, Membership, and Number of Companies Funded Angel network fueled startup ecosystem with $19.4 million for 64 companies including $7.9 million through annual chapter funds, realized four successful exits, and expanded its geographic reach. IRVINE, Calif. – June 15, 2021 – Setting records for the second consecutive year, Tech Coast Angels... Read more →

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New MasterMinds Workshops Sponsor:  Rutan & Tucker, Startup Attorneys

Thanks to Rutan & Tucker for helping the OC Startup Council engage with startup entrepreneurs by returning as a Sponsor of the MasterMinds Startup Accelerator Workshop series. A top local law firm for over 100 years, the attorneys at Rutan & Tucker are great supporters of start-ups and other entrepreneurial ventures. While the landscape and industries in Orange County have... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Cyrano.ai, INC

Thank you to Cyrano.ai, INC, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Cyrano.ai, INC: An artificial intelligence company focusing on improving the quality of conversations, not just transactional QnA. Effective communication is the single biggest advantage an individual or company can have, and they are bringing that ability to everyone. They are currently optimized for commercial deployments, though longer... Read more →

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Effective Methods to Scale Growth for Startups

An article we liked from Thought Leader Andrew Chen: There’s only a few ways to scale user growth, and here’s the list Scaling growth is hard – there’s only a few ways to do it When you study the most successful mobile/web products, you start to see a pattern on how they grow. Turns out, there’s not too many ways... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Member: Scaleocity Works

Thank you to Scaleocity Works, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Scaleocity Works is a Business Advisory and Organizational Performance firm designed to help busine ss owners, visionaries, and C-Suite executives achieve organizational and operational greatness, empowering their teams and helping them become the employer of choice. They work on matters of critical importance and develop solutions that... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: KMicro Tech, Photobooth Supply Co, Well Told Entertainment, Charts + Darts

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local systems engineer, senior UIUX designer, and game designer job opportunities: KMicro Tech, Incorporated - Systems Engineer - Orange Digitally transforming companies globally by providing expertise in Microsoft Cloud, Managed Services & Cybersecurity. Photobooth Supply Co - Senior UIUX Designer - SAAS, E-Commerce, Hardware - Orange County Turnkey photobooths for entrepreneurs,... Read more →

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Irvine's Restaurant365 Announces Acquisition of Compeat

Restaurant365 Acquires Compeat to Create Market Leader in Restaurant Management Software IRVINE, CA and AUSTIN, TX (June 10, 2021) – Restaurant365, the leading all-in-one restaurant management platform, today announced the acquisition of Compeat, well-known in the industry for pioneering feature-rich restaurant back office, workforce and business intelligence software. The combined business will be led by Tony Smith, CEO of Restaurant365,... Read more →

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How to Build A Data Culture

A thought leader article from Pegasus One, a Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council: Infusing data culture into an organization One of the biggest mistakes companies can make today is leaving the business value of their data on the table. According to the NewVantage Partners’ 2019 Big Data and AI Executive Survey of C-level executives, most corporate data is... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Supporting Startup Company Member: CloutHub

Thank you to CloutHub, a renewing Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! CloutHub is a social network for meaningful civic, social & political networking and engagement. They use the power of social networking to connect and empower people to positively influence the issues that impact their communities, lives, families, and country. Members can socialize, share content, express themselves, get... Read more →

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Free Startup Fundraising Office Hours with MasterMinds Scott Fox

Next free MasterMinds Startup Fundraising Office Hours livestream is Tuesday, June 22 at 12 Noon PT. Join us LIVE and bring questions about raising money for your startup! Register FREE here now on EventBrite: https://mastermindsofficehours.eventbrite.com Want to know how to find investors? Or practice your investor pitch to get some friendly feedback? Or maybe you have questions about venture strategy,... Read more →

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11 Business Pitch Tips from Unicorn Companies

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Judd Hollas on EquityNet: 11 Business Pitch Tips from Fundraising Experts There are many reasons to pitch your business — investment, sales, customer acquisition, recruiting, and more. In this article, we will focus on strategies to pitch when raising early-stage angel or venture capital. We cover some of the high-level considerations and tips for... Read more →

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Recruiters: Post your OC Startup and High Tech Jobs with us!

OC Tech Jobs Board: Hiring in Orange County for technical or software company positions? Submit your job listings and open positions here to the OC Startup Council so we can help you recruit for Orange County technology companies. Do you have open IT or related positions you’d like to hire for like these? You can post your IT, software, and... Read more →

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Irvine's Prodoscore Announces Series A Funding Round

Prodoscore Closes Series A Funding Round Led by Troy Carter Serial entrepreneur and early-stage investor in Uber, Lyft, Dropbox, Spotify, Warby Parker, Slack and others invests in employee productivity and visibility leader IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prodoscore, a leader in employee visibility software, today announced that it has closed a Series A funding round led by serial entrepreneur and venture capital investor... Read more →

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OCSC New Supporting Member: Portola Valley Partners

Thanks to Portola Valley Partners for joining the OC Startup Council as a new Supporting Member. Portola Valley Partners provides unique growth, investment, and M&A services to data-focused, emerging-growth software companies. Their model elevates companies' chances for success by establishing sustainable revenue and improving products while strengthening valuations in short periods of time. Customers obtain stronger, faster, and higher value... Read more →

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Irvine's Immerse Recognized in EdTech Breakthrough Awards

Immerse Wins “Language Learning Innovation of the Year” in 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Awards Program Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Educational Technology Products and Companies EdTech Breakthrough today announced that it has selected Immerse as winner of its “Language Learning Innovation of the Year” award, in its third annual awards program. The leading market intelligence organization recognizes the top companies and... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: AWM Smart Shelf

Thank you to AWM Smart Shelf, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! AWM Smart Shelf is a vision technology company with a comprehensive retail solution. The underlying technologies are built utilizing artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning, and application engineering to reinvent the retail space as it is known today. The ecosystem of solutions improves operational efficiencies, increases... Read more →

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