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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 the Southern California community. Read on for the latest news updates from around the Orange County, California high tech and software startup ecosystem - and subscribe for free news updates by email,... Read more →

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OC's Operate Announces New Venture Partner

Capital Markets Entrepreneur Lou Sokolovskiy joins Operate as Venture Partner As Operate kicks off its 3rd fund in 3 years, increased opportunities lead to expanding its team. We are pleased to announce the the addition of Lou Sokolovskiy as Venture Partner. Mr. Sokolovskiy has previously advised Operate, and is increasing his involvement as Operate kicks off its 3rd fund since... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Piper

Thank you to Piper, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Piper is a lifestyle company that produces innovative accessories for busy lives designing and sell high-end, organic, washable bags inspired by the Newport aesthetic and California casual luxury. They focus on the new and pandemic-appropriate idea that there should be innovative canvas bags (for busy lifestyles), that are... Read more →

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Employee Equity Incentives 8/11/22

Tech Coast Venture Network Presents: Employee Equity Incentives Presented by Bart Greenberg Attract & Retain Your Team while Reducing Cash Burn! Join them Thursday, August 11 from 7:30AM to 8:30AM online. In this TCVN Zoom Webinar, Employee Equity Incentives, Bart Greenberg will guide you through how to correctly set up and navigate providing equity to employees. GET MORE EVENT INFO... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Free Listing: London & Partners

Welcome back to this renewing free listing of the OC Startup Council! Government: London & Partners - London Visit these partners to learn how they can help your OC startup grow! (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: MFour, Tiro Security, Arbitech, Cloudvirga, Optics 1

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new senior security engineer, javascript developer, and cloud infrastructure engineer job opportunities: MFour Mobile Research - Senior Software Engineer, Python - Irvine We are the leader in mobile market research. Tiro Security - Senior Security Engineer - Orange An evolutionary response to the solution provider marketplace. Arbitech - Software... Read more →

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OC's Tebra Announces More Than $72 Million in Funding

Tebra Secures More Than $72 Million at Over $1 Billion Valuation to Expand Digital Healthcare Technology Platform Investment Solidifies Tebra’s Position as the Digital Backbone for Independent Practices; Accelerates R&D to Power a New Era of Healthcare NEWPORT BEACH, CA – July 6, 2022 – Tebra, the digital backbone for independent healthcare practices, today announced that it has closed more... Read more →

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Irvine's Revive Announces Brand Enhancement

Revive enhances its brand, becomes Revive Real Estate, changing its top-level domain destination to revive.realestate IRVINE, Calif. — July 20 2022 — Revive, the most complete presale home renovation solution for sellers and cash-backed offer programs for buyers, announces the enhancement of its brand, becoming Revive Real Estate, and changes its top-level domain to revive.realestate. "By officially becoming Revive Real... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: ByOwner.com

Welcome to ByOwner.com, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! ByOwner.com a website and smartphone app that allows real estate property owners to list the property and transact business directly to the buyer. Escrow, lenders, appraiser, home inspection reports, and home insurance connections are also available on site. OC Startups Directory Category: Ecommerce & Marketplaces Fin Tech (Get a... Read more →

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Understanding Convertible Notes

An article we liked from Thought Leader DC Palter: Everything Startups Need to Know About Convertible Notes The traditional startup investment instrument remains popular with angel investors Last week I wrote an overview of the SAFE agreement. This week we turn to the other common startup investment — the convertible note. The SAFE and the convertible note are shortcuts for... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: CottonAge, Burwood Group, CuraPatient, ConsumerDirect, MedLab2020

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new full stack engineer, voice operations engineer, and software specialist job opportunities: CottonAge - Full Stack Engineer, VP of Technology - Orange County B2B soft goods platform. Burwood Group - Voice Operations Engineer - Irvine An IT consulting and integration firm. CuraPatient - Quality Assurance Automation Engineer - Irvine... Read more →

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Startup Members Benefit: 30% Off HubSpot!

HubSpot is well known for its popular all-in-one CRM, Sales, and Marketing tools that help startups worldwide. Now OCSC Startup Member companies can get a BIG DISCOUNT on HubSpot tools! Use them to help your startup with customer relationship management, social media marketing, content management, lead generation, web analytics, search engine optimization, live chat, and customer support, too. HubSpot for... Read more →

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OCSC Platinum Sponsor: Withum

Thank you to Withum, a Platinum Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Withum is an accounting firm that is focused on Advisory, Tax, and Audit Services. They are a forward-thinking, technology-driven advisory and accounting firm committed to helping their clients be more profitable, efficient, and productive in today's complex business environment. They provide the industry expertise and innovative solutions you... Read more →

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New OCSC Member: MetaGuard Ventures

Welcome to MetaGuard Ventures, a new Member of the OC Startup Council. MetaGuard Ventures is providing leadership and technical oversight to emerging technologies, private equity, and business investment operations. PE investment support leadership for Early-Later Stage Family Office, Angels and VC Investors and Businesses Ops, including Organization, Discovery, Pivot, Turn-Around, Deal Review, Completion and Post Deal Operations & Exit Leadership.... Read more →

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Bulletproof Startup Fundraising Strategy

A Thought Leadership article we liked from Visible: How to Secure Financing With a Bulletproof Startup Fundraising Strategy Startup fundraising is hard without a well-thought-out plan. Learn how you can deliver a winning startup fundraising strategy to secure financing in this article. Introduction At Visible, we believe that a venture capital fundraise often mirrors a traditional B2B sales and marketing... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Member: Delogik Advisory & Solutions

Thank you to Delogik Advisory & Solutions, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council. Delogik Advisory & Solutions: Strategic Marketing, Business Development Services, Management Analysis and Growth Acceleration for Startups and Small Businesses. Specializing in business development services and crafting growth strategies for startups and small and mid-size businesses. Their methodology focuses on the key pillars of business development;... 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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Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs Happy Hour 8/2/22

Orange County startup founders and angel investors are invited to the next Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs Happy Hour. We'll be mixing and mingling with an emphasis on making new startup friends. Come join us to discuss entrepreneurial challenges. new early stage local ventures, and to help to support the Orange County startup ecosystem through mentoring, networking, and investment. Who: Stanford... Read more →

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Understanding Burn Rate

An article we liked from Thought Leader Seth Levine: Money in the Bank vs Burn With the markets down significantly, financings (at least at the later stages) slowing down, and inflation and interest rates on the rise, perhaps now is a good time to talk about your burn rate. Hopefully, you took advantage of the robust financing markets of the... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: TaskOn Inc.

Thank you to TaskOn Inc., a new Member of the OC Startup Council! TaskOn Inc. provides real-life personal assistants supported by powerful AI. They believe that every person deserves their own assistant, so they're designing technology and building teams to make that possible. They help clean up your inbox, handle your scheduling, book travel, manage projects, run errands, and so... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: eResonate Media

Thank you to eResonate Media, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! eResonate Media is a new professional-content platform connecting fans with curated entertainment inside a social networking environment on every device. The genius behind the technology is its new economic strategy. All media content including music, television, feature films, news, podcasts and other entertainment, can be monetized in... Read more →

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