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Frequently Asked Questions about SPACs

An article we liked from Thought Leader Mohammed Elayan of OCSC GOLD Sponsor Rutan & Tucker: SPAC FAQs - What is a SPAC? A special purpose acquisition company (or blank check company), which is formed for the purpose of acquiring or merging with an operating business by a specific date, typically 24 to 30 months after the SPAC’s IPO. SPACs... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Invests in Mobilize Solutions

Tech Coast Angels OC Announces New Investment in Mobilize Solutions IRVINE, CA – Tech Coast Angels Orange County (TCA OC) is pleased to announce its latest investment: a $100,000 investment in a pioneering tech startup, Mobilize Solutions. Mobilize is a leading provider of 5G camera solutions that enable wireless carriers to enhance the mobile camera experience while introducing a new... Read more →

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Irvine’s Viant Files for $150 Million IPO

Viant Technology Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering (Irvine, CA, January 15, 2020) – Viant Technology Inc. today announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to a proposed initial public offering (“IPO”) of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to... Read more →

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Semiannual IPO and M&A Outlook Webcast 1/29/21

KPMG Private Enterprise Semiannual IPO and M&A Outlook Webcast Join them Friday, January 29 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM online. Join KPMG Private Enterprise for their Semiannual IPO and M&A Outlook Webcast where professionals from KPMG and Goldman Sachs will examine the activity and trends that shaped the IPO and M&A landscape in 2020 and share their insights on what’s in... Read more →

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How to Create an Investable Startup | Tuesdays, 1/26/21-2/16/21

In today’s business climate, investors are focused on funding startups that will be able to gain traction quickly and provide a solid ROI. What are the key elements investors are looking for now and how can you implement them in your business? Join SBDC Tuesdays, January 26 to February 16, 2021 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM via Zoom. Join SBDC Business... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Krea Technology, InfoLogitech, PrimaHealth Credit, SpaceX, Fixstars Solutions

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local data analyst, front end developer, and communication systems engineer job opportunities: Krea Technology Incorporated - Data Analyst - Tustin A Global Technology Services Provider with a solid track record of solutions. InfoLogitech - Front End Developer - Santa Ana A fast growing medium sized IT development and service firm. PrimaHealth... Read more →

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Free AWS Credits for OC Startups

Does AWS power your Orange County startup? The OCSC can help your startup get $10,000 or even $25,000 of FREE service credits for Amazon Web Services. If your business is an AWS customer (or would like to be) these FREE AWS SERVICE CREDITS are essentially non-dilutive funding that Orange County startup company Members can use to grow their businesses. LEARN... Read more →

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Greater Irvine Chamber Business Outlook 2021

Join the Greater Irvine Chamber for its free annual Business Outlook presentation Thursday, January 28 from from 12:00PM to 1:00PM. Chris Schwarz, associate professor of finance and faculty director of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at University of California, Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, returns for the third year to the Greater Irvine Chamber Business Outlook event.... Read more →

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SkeegTen, Inc.: New OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Free Listing

Welcome to the SkeegTen, Inc., a new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Marketing & Design: SkeegTen, Inc. - Mission Viejo SkeegTen is a full-service digital marketing agency providing ROI based services. They aim to make new-age digital marketing services accessible to all businesses regardless of their campaign size or budget. Visit them to learn how... Read more →

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Medtech Minds 1/26/21

MIx is proud to present MedTech Minds, a mastermind event for MedTech professionals. Join them Tuesday, January 26 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM 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 start? Do you want perspective on what comes next in your... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Black Swan Data, PriceSpider, Kodella, DataON, TensorIoT

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local mid-senior iOS developer, director of data engineering, and senior backend developer job opportunities: Black Swan Data - Mid-Senior iOS Developer - Huntington Beach Revolutionizing research with data science. PriceSpider - Director of Data Engineering - Irvine One platform. Millions of data points. Kodella - Delivery Lead (ERP Netsuite) - Newport... Read more →

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OCSC Upgrading Platinum Sponsor: Withum

Thank you to Withum for upgrading to become the first Platinum Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Withum is a forward-thinking, technology-driven advisory and accounting firm, helping clients to Be in a Position of Strength in the new reality of doing business today. A top 25 public accounting and advisory firm, Withum offers audit, tax, consulting and advisory services to... Read more →

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This Thursday: Startup 101 Legal Bootcamp!

Quickly learn the valuable legal strategies your startup needs to raise money from angel and VC investors in one info-packed Startup 101 Bootcamp: http://masterminds46.eventbrite.com As our first event for 2021, the Startup Council is hosting a special LIVE 3 hour MasterMinds workshop designed to help startup founders. You can learn the winning legal structures and financing strategies that today's best... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Member InPlay Technologies

Thank you to InPlay Technologies, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! InPlay Technologies, LLC is a leading industrial IoT wireless SoC and solution provider based in Irvine. Our team's ground-breaking innovations start from fundamental silicon and protocol design to system level integration. The goal is to solve the most challenging issues facing today's wireless IoT industry and enable... Read more →

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Orange County Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs

Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, an official Stanford Alumni Association group, is looking for new members in Orange County. If you or a friend are a Stanford alum based in Orange County with interests or experience in entrepreneurship or early stage venture investing, come join us! SAE organizes startup pitch competitions, industry panel discussions, networking events, and more. They have recently... Read more →

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TiE SoCal Startup Pitch Event 1/20/21

Looking for funding? Connect with TiE SoCal Angels TiE SoCal is looking for Orange County based startups that are raising capital to take their companies to the next level. Join them Wednesday, January 20 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM via Zoom. TiE SoCal hosts a monthly pitch event for its membership, as well as prominent members of the angel investor community... Read more →

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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 professional audience, including many job seekers. You can list the... Read more →

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Irvine's Cie Startup Longève Brands Announces $5M Seed Round

Longève Brands Raises $5M Seed Round Led by Wavemaker Partners and Springboard, to Expand Their Plant-Based Protein Product Line IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2021: Longève Brands raises a $5M seed round led by Wavemaker Partners and Springboard, with participation from RezVen Partners and Alumni Ventures Group Longève Brands is the first to create shelf-stable, pea protein-based products for people who... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Upgrading Supporting Startup Member: 3DEO, Inc.

Thank you to 3DEO, Inc., a renewing upgrading Supporting Startup Member of the OC Startup Council 3DEO, Inc. uses its patented metal 3D printing technology to supply metal components to customers in the medical, defense, aerospace, and industrial equipment markets. 3DEO’s breakthrough Intelligent Layering® technology unlocks the potential of metal 3D printing in serial production by being directly competitive with... Read more →

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How to Prepare for Technical Due Diligence

An article we liked from Thought Leader Michael Kimball, Esq.: Before You Launch: 5 Steps to Technical Due Diligence You’ve developed your tech product to the point it is ready for a Proof of Concept. You are about to raise a venture capital round. You’ve assessed its market potential. Now it’s time to be ready for VCs to conduct a... Read more →

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