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InPlay Technologies - OCSC New SILVER Member

Welcome to InPlay Technologies - A New SILVER 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... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels announce successful 15x CaseStack exit

Local OC angel investors recently realized a 15x return from a 2003 investment in CaseStack thanks to its $255 million sale to Hub Group, Inc.. IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 14, 2019 Tech Coast Angels (TCA) announced its sixth highest exit ever when Hub Group, Inc. recently purchased CaseStack for $255... Read more →

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OC's Parcel Pending announces $100M+ exit

Parcel Pending Announces Acquisition by Neopost Agreement will help bring Parcel Pending’s innovative package management solutions to more residential, commercial, retail and universities properties nationwide. IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parcel Pending, the nation's leading provider of innovative package management solutions, today announced that it has been... Read more →

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New Investor & Software Co Members: Next Level Management + Foreknow

Welcome new OC Startup Council members: Foreknow and Next Level Management! The Foreknow Experience Platform allows brands to predict exactly when and where their customer will be, along with what purchases they might make, engaging with them at the most opportune moment. http://www.foreknow.com OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Advertising Startups... Read more →

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OCSC New BRONZE Members: EventMeow, WellTuned, TerraManta

Please welcome EventMeow, WellTuned, and TerraManta as the newest Bronze Members of the OC Startups Directory! EVENTMEOW EventMeow is a low cost DIY mobile app platform that allows conference organizers, event planners, and corporate marketing directors to easily and inexpensively build their own conference schedule apps. A self-serve DIY SAAS... Read more →

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Congratulations to Acorns on a new $105 Million Funding Round!

Orange County fintech startup darling, Acorns, recently closed a new investment round that brings the investing and savings startup’s valuation up to a whopping $860 million! This funding was a Series E round of $105 million, as previously reported here in December. Acorns’ investors in this financing round include big... Read more →

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OCSC New SILVER Member: VYRL

Welcome to VYRL, a new Silver Member of the OC Startup Council! VYRL is building the Global Commerce Network for Modern Brands. A community for social influencers, VYRL enables users to connect, collaborate, and transact with each other in an exclusive environment. And for brands, VYRL’s “Carro” mission control system... Read more →

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Vincit acquires Devise Interactive

Vincit, a software development and design company based in Irvine, Palo Alto, and Finland recently acquired Devise Interactive, an award-winning Irvine-based agency focused on brand strategy, UI/UX and software development. “Orange County is a well-known hub for many leading food and restaurant brands. With Devise Interactive we have even stronger... Read more →

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Unconfirmed: Big valuation bump for OC's fintech startup Acorns?

Acorns Grow Inc. is rumored to be seeking new funding from investors that would give it an estimated worth of $700 million. An exciting Orange County-based growth startup that offers digital wealth management services, Acorns is said to be raising more than $100 million in a new investment round. According... Read more →

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BlackBerry buys OC Cybersecurity AI leader Cylance

BlackBerry Limited recently announced it was acquiring Cylance, Orange County's artificial intelligence and cybersecurity leader, for $1.4 billion in cash. The deal is expected to close by February 2019, pending approvals and closing conditions. Founded in Orange County in 2012, Cylance's cybersecurity software uses artificial intelligence, algorithmic science, and machine... Read more →

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ListReports receives more $$$ for Real Estate Tech

Orange-based ListReports recently received an additional $550,000 to support its continued development of technology that makes the home buying and selling process a delightful experience. The new funding is the seventh tranche of financing Lighter Capital has provided the tech startup, dating back to 2016, with a total of $2.042... Read more →

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$2.5 Million for Nimble's Eco-Friendly Electronics Startup

Nimble, an Orange County-based consumer tech brand committed to creating sustainably made electronics, announced its equity round investment of $1.5 million led by Okapi Capital, with additional funding provided by early stage investor, PivotNorth Capital. The financing will be used to fund all Nimble’s initial costs, including product development, production,... Read more →

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Standards Body Validates OC Startup's Disruptive Technology

Irvine startup NGD Systems Co-Chairs New SNIA Computational Storage Technical Work Group TWG activities will set the framework for standardization and interoperability of industry product offerings IRVINE, Calif. – November 12, 2018 – Today NGD Systems announced that they have joined a newly formed SNIA Technical Work Group (TWG) that... Read more →

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Startup Concentration in Orange County

Where are the most startups located in Orange County? Our region is fragmented geographically, so real estate firm JLL recently put their researchers to work to help answer that question that we all keep asking about our local startup ecosystem. The result? A beautiful visualization of early stage company locations... 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... Read more →

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Congratulations to Irvine's Cirrus Insight!

Irvine-based Cirrus Insight recently closed a “significant equity investment” to help continue its growth. Founded in 2011, Cirrus Insight has succeeded by offering an all-in-one sales productivity platform with Salesforce CRM integration, including plug-ins for the Gmail and Outlook. This enables salespeople to work faster and smarter from their inboxes... Read more →

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PriceSpider's new Strategic Partnership and Investment

PriceSpider, the Irvine-based retail data technology company, has entered into a new strategic partnership with Frontier Capital, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based growth equity firm that specializes in software and technology-enabled business services companies. The partnership includes a significant growth investment in PriceSpider to help accelerate the growth of the company’s... Read more →

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High Tech Company Innovation Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of OCTANe's annual High Tech Innovation Awards. The companies were selected because they demonstrated exceptional leadership while developing new technological advancements in their respective industries. 2018 Winners An independent panel of industry expert judges selected winners in 10 award categories: Outstanding Private Company CEO: Ladeira... Read more →

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Most Popular Orange County Capital Investment Sectors

Which Orange County industries are receiving the most capital investment in recent years? PriceWaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights recently shared their quarterly MoneyTree report. It included interesting numbers quantifying the local Orange County startup funding environment. The slide below shows the favorite investing sectors for Orange County capital investors in 2015-2017.... Read more →

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How to get publicity for your startup in Orange County

Public relations and media coverage is critical for any startup company to gain attention these days. Our OC Startups Blog is on a #GrowthOC mission to help promote and grow the Orange County startup ecosystem, so we’re happy to help share your startup news with our audiences. If you have... Read more →

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