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FreightPOP Raises $6M in Funding

FreightPOP Fuels Growth After Announcing New Funding Round led by Mercato's Prelude Fund Partners, Board Member and Key Leadership Appointments LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- FreightPOP, the leader in one-click, cloud logistics and transportation management software, today announced further investment and the appointment of a new board member and key engineering leadership to support acceleration of its... Read more →

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New Orange County Startup Directory Free Listing: Nirveda Cognition

Welcome to this new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: Artificial Intelligence - Nirveda Cognition - Costa Mesa Visit this local startup to learn more! (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Premium Startup Company Member: 1-800-Battery

Thank you to 1-800-Battery, a renewing Premium Member of the OC Startup Council! 1-800-Battery the Worlds First Disconnected Omni-Channel Platform. They are reinventing the auto parts market by creating the finest geolocation eCommerce platform and leveraging its unique omni-channel integrations. They are the pioneer of a disruptive business model: Connecting geolocated consumers with independent retail brick and mortar or mobile... Read more →

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UCI Beall Applied Innovation Builds International Partnerships

UCI Beall Applied Innovation Connects the World to California and the US UC Irvine (UCI) Beall Applied Innovation, located in UCI Research Park, was established to bring campus-based discoveries and entrepreneurship together with Orange County’s business community to support job creation and economic growth. Since Applied Innovation opened its doors in 2015, it has done exactly that. Through expediting technology... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Quantum Computing Report

Thank you to Quantum Computing Report, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council: Quantum Computing Report provides news, analysis, and other data about the emerging market for quantum computers and associated software. Is the leading market analysis site for quantum computing. It has the highest quality international audience of readers including executives at quantum computing companies, venture capitalists, government... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: YouAttest

Welcome to YouAttest, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! YouAttest creates and supports IT Audit tools for the purpose of automating and simplifying the compliance process (SOX, SOC, HIPAA/HITRUST, ISO 27001, GLB and PCI-DSS). YouAttest has redefined identity audits by creating the quickest “Time-to-Value” identity governance product on the market. YouAttest offers full-feature governance functionality with an installation... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: RxPlace

Welcome to RxPlace, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! RxPlace is an online marketplace created for pharmacies, bringing transparency and efficiency to an antiquated market. RxPlace saves valuable time and money for pharmacies and brings new revenue opportunities to suppliers by providing a powerful tech solution for everyday needs. OC Startups Directory Category: Business Service B2B Healthcare Tech... Read more →

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Irvine's Cyvatar Announces $9 Million Series A

Cyvatar Raises an Additional $9 Million in Series A Round Company Advances New Customer Onboarding and Expansion with $12 Million in Total Funding in Just Eight Months Irvine, California--(Newsfile Corp. - June 21, 2021) - Cyvatar today announced that it has raised $9 million as part of its Series A financing to help scale and serve its rapidly growing customer... Read more →

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Newport Beach’s SensoRy AI Launches with $2M of SBIR Grants

SensoRy AI Seeks to Protect the Environment Using Artificial Intelligence NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SensoRy AI today announced its grand opening and revolutionary concept for utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent and predict hazards that threaten natural resources. The technology that SensoRy AI is developing uses a sensor network enabling prediction, early detection and growth... Read more →

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Registration for National Venture Plan Competition Now Open

Competitor? Spectator? Take advantage of early bird registration for the National Venture Plan Competition. Don't miss out on a great opportunity to compete, learn, win prizes and best of all to be given the chance to present to countless investors, angel groups and VCs. Last year's inaugural NVPC was a smashing success. In addition to close to 200 companies competing,... Read more →

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Irvine's Shaka Wins Grand Prize at New Venture Competition

Irvine Based Startup Wins New Venture Competition Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted their Annual New Venture Competition. Local startup, Shaka, wins $17,500 Grand Prize. 85 Startups battled through multiple rounds of pitch competitions in an event hosted by the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Shaka, an online platform that helps companies keep employees engaged, emerged as the... Read more →

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UCI's SimRated Impacts Today's Growing Online Education

SimRated Improves Patient Safety with an Online Educational Simulation Program The UCI startup is tapping into the growing online education market to teach students from high school to medical school basic surgical procedures. It’s no secret the online learning community has exploded to accommodate the pandemic’s massive shift to digital platforms. But SimRated has been ahead of the curve since... Read more →

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Irvine's Acorns Plans to Go Public

Acorns to go public via SPAC merger valued at $2.2B The savings and investing app will merge with Pioneer Merger Corp., the transaction is expected to close in the latter half of this year Fintech Acorns plans to go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company Pioneer Merger Corp. that would value the savings and investing app at... Read more →

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Stewart Announces Acquisition of Irvine's Cloudvirga

Stewart Acquires Cloudvirga to Strengthen Digital Footprint Acquisition is a key step to Stewart’s digital strategy in creating a seamless end-to-end experience Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC), announced today its acquisition of Cloudvirga, a leading fintech company powering digital mortgages, adding an industry-leading customer engagement technology platform to the Stewart family. The addition of Cloudvirga strengthens Stewart’s positioning in the... Read more →

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2021 UCI New Venture Competition Winners

Announcing the 2021 NVC Winners! The Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine is proud to announce the winners of this year's New Venture Competition: Grand Prize Winner ($10,000): Shaka Audience favorite ($1,000): MONI Business Products and Services: 2nd place ($2,500): Health Libero: A dual-sided marketplace focused on redefining price transparency... Read more →

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Grants for Diverse-Led SMBs in Orange County

Founders First CDC Announces Job Creators Quest Grant for Diverse Inland Empire and Orange County Businesses New program to create premium wage jobs and reward business resilience in underserved communities. May 20, 2021 - Inland Empire, Calif. - Founders First CDC (Founders First), a 501(c)3 non-profit that empowers expansion in diverse founder-led, revenue-generating businesses, announced its new Job Creators Quest... Read more →

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Shoonya CEO Recognized by Women’s Economic Ventures 

Shoonya CEO Rashi Bahri Chitnis Named Winner at Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards Founder of language & cultural learning app receives honor from Women’s Economic Ventures (Santa Barbara - May 28, 2021) Shoonya Kids announced today that Founder and CEO Rashi Bahri Chitnis has been named a winner in the 11th Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards. Presented by the nonprofit Women’s... Read more →

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