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OC startups news: A free community service of the OC Startup Council, this OC startups blog is dedicated to promoting the growth of early stage technology startups in our community. Read on for the latest news updates from around the Orange County high tech and software startup ecosystem - and subscribe for free news updates by email, too! Whether your... Read more →

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Irvine's AONDevices Announces Edge AI Processor Impressive Benchmark Results

AONDevices Edge AI Processor Achieves Best-in-Class Voice and Sound Recognition at Ultra-Low Power Benchmark Results of Up To 90% Hit Rate in 0 dB SNR Conditions at Less Than 150µW, a Fraction of the Power Consumption of Available DSPs IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AONDevices, Inc., a private company focused on ultra-low power, high performance edge AI processors with integrated, application-specific inference algorithms,... Read more →

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MasterMinds Startup Accelerator #51: Founder CEO Help Q&A, Pitches, Networking

ENTREPRENEURS: Get expert advice for your startup questions, learn how to raise money for your tech startup, plus enjoy networking with startup founders and investors, too! GET TICKETS NOW for the Wednesday, March 12 event: http://masterminds51eventbrite.com The Startup Council's fun virtual MasterMinds workshops offer software and technology entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, service providers, and investors a friendly place to network... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Sponsor: Blue C Creative Marketing Agency

Thank you to Blue C Creative Marketing Agency, a renewing Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Blue C Creative Marketing Agency is an Orange County based, full service creative marketing and advertising agency. Since 1998, they have been transforming brands by helping them solve marketing challenges, developing strategies that allow them to outshine the competition and repositioning them for the... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: BehaveWare

Welcome to BehaveWare, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! BehaveWare: A software company dedicated to making the world more accessible and inclusive for those on the Autism spectrum and their families through the use of assistive technology. As a company, their goal is to create software that empowers all their users and fosters their independence. By building tools... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings with skyTran

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out these new local job opportunities from skyTran : Senior Mechanical Engineer Senior Systems Engineer People Operations Lead Market Analyst About skyTran At skyTran, we are an ambitious team who hates traffic. We are building a breakthrough magnetic levitation transportation technology to reduce commute times by 4x. We are a Series B company... Read more →

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A Go-to-Market Expert's Advice for Founders

An article we liked from Thought Leader Egan Montgomery of High Alpha: WHY EVERY FOUNDER SHOULD SELL BEFORE THEY HAVE A PRODUCT It’s difficult to bring a SaaS company to market these days. Buyers are complicated. Marketing channels are multiplying. New competitors emerge seemingly overnight. Meanwhile, customer expectations are getting higher. Software users need more functionality from our products. They... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Gold Sponsor: Rutan & Tucker Attorneys at Law

Thank you to Rutan & Tucker for renewing as a Gold Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Rutan & Tucker has been a pillar of the Orange County business community for over 100 years. As part of its involvement with the community, Rutan & Tucker has been a great supporter of start-ups and other entrepreneurial ventures. While the landscape and... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: skyTran VP Product Management Opportunity

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local VP Product Management job opportunity from skyTran : skyTran is looking for a VP Product Management to join their team. This is a foundational role in driving long-term product development and deployment strategies. We are looking for someone who is capable of building processes from scratch in a truly... Read more →

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AIEDC Wins Prize in Start Up Fast Pitch Competition

AIEDC wins prize in startup fast pitch competition for Small Business Development Day - Sponsored by US Bank. AIEDC participated in the Annual Asian Business Association of Orange County, “Small Business Development Day”, ---which was sponsored and presented by US Bank. The Small Business Development Day Conference theme for this year was --- “Growing Revenue through Innovation and Technology”. AIEDC... Read more →

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New Operate Podcast: President & CEO of Intellivision Entertainment

Tommy Tallarico is CEO & President of Intellivision Entertainment, a name many of you may recall from a prior era. 40 years ago it was a household name as a pioneer in the video game industry. Tommy and team have built on its legacy to bring back its simple, affordable family-focused games and entertainment. They are launching under the Amico... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: PRECISIONeffect, Viant, Cogility, SuperMoney

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new local user experience (UX) designer, senior React.js developer, and software engineer job opportunities: PRECISIONeffect - User Experience (UX) Designer - Costa Mesa The only advertising & marketing agency devoted to working with healthcare companies. Viant Technology - Back-End Software Engineer - Irvine A publicly traded (Nasdaq: DSP) people-based... Read more →

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Laguna Niguel's Fuel50 Raises $15.5 Million in Series B Funding

Fuel50 Raises $15.5 Million in Series B to Increase Global Footprint and Talent Marketplace Technology Fuel50, creator of the world’s leading talent marketplace platform, today announced it has raised $15.5M (USD) in Series B funding, led by PeakSpan Capital and Shearwater Capital. With deep AI personalization and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, Fuel50 mobilizes talent through an AI-powered opportunity... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Silver Sponsor: Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.

Thank you to Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. for renewing as a Silver Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. is a premier business law firm representing a diverse array of companies at all stages of their existence, from incorporation and organization to major corporate transactions. Their corporate, finance and litigation practices are known... Read more →

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How to Value Your Startup According to Founders and Investors

An article we liked from Thought Leader Emma McGowan on Startups.com: 10 Real-World Startup Valuation Methods Startup valuation is more art than science - but let’s explore both. Here are 10 tried and true methods for figuring out what your startup is worth. The question of startup valuation is one that founders struggle with, especially in the early stages. If... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: skyTran Engineering Opportunities

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local engineering job opportunities from skyTran : Control Firmware Engineer Electronics and Firmware Engineer Functional Safety Engineering Lead Mechanical Engineer Principal Software Architect About skyTran At skyTran, we are an ambitious team who hates traffic. We are building a breakthrough magnetic levitation transportation technology to reduce commute times by 4x.... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Premium Startup Company Member: Labratfinder

Thank you to Labratfinder, a renewing Premium Member of the OC Startup Council! Labratfinder decrease cost of sales of life science products via generating highly targeted leads and help find proper researchers and organizations for collaboration in life science research. They generate highly targeted and qualified leads for life science industry and provide additional services to dramatically increase marketing and... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Harvest, Tilda Bio, Veritone, Dreamhaven

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new local senior software engineer, React JS developer, and unity gameplay engineer job opportunities: Harvest Platform - Senior Software Engineer - Irvine Automatically negotiates bank fees and interest charges. Tilda Bio - React JS Developer - Orange County Clinical research network to accelerate medical innovation. Veritone, Incorporated - Software... Read more →

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Irvine's SWARM Engineering Raises $2.7 Million in Seed Funding

SWARM Engineering Raises $2.7 Million in Seed Funding Led by S2G Ventures and Serra Ventures IRVINE, Calif., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SWARM Engineering, Inc, the next generation of cognitive software for the food supply chain, announced today it has closed funding for a $2.7 million seed round. SWARM Engineering is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform specifically for the food supply... Read more →

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8 Effective Formulas to Value Your Startup

A Thought Leader Guest Post from The Hub: How to Value Your Startup? 8 Effective Formulas To Get You Started Nordic startups have been doing well in 2019. Finnish company IQM raised €11.45M for their quantum computing hardware, Fintech Pleo raised $56M from a US investor and Minna technologies from Sweden obtained €5.6 M in another round of funding. And... Read more →

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Software Development Firms Members in Orange County

Software Development Firms Members: Orange County offers lots of software development, engineering, IT consulting, app development, and related technical expertise to help new software and technology startups grow. Review the list below to find local resources to help your new startup idea or early stage company get to the next level. These local companies serve as valuable resources for our... Read more →

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