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Agile Startup Mention My Biz Inc. Launches Digital Patient Feedback Platform - Well iQ

Well iQ encourages patient feedback and employee engagement, can optimize reimbursements for healthcare providers. May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mention My Biz, Inc, a Southern California software company focused on rewards and referrals, has launched Well iQ, a new digital survey tool that gives healthcare providers real-time patient feedback on staff performance. The second digital product in the Mention My... Read more →

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TIF Startup Pitch Winners 2019

Congratulations to CLI Studios and IntelliVision Entertainment - winners of the LaunchPad startup pitch competition at OCTANe's annual Technology Innovation Forum. Held at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach this week, the two day TIF conference brought together hundreds of local executives involved in our local Orange County startup ecosystem. The highlight of the event was the LaunchPad... Read more →

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TIF OC Success Story Interview: Parcel Pending's $100MM Exit

OCTANe's annual Technology Innovation Forum was held at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach this week. The two day TIF conference brought together hundreds of local executives involved in our local Orange County technology and life sciences startup ecosystems. Day Two featured local startup success story, Lori Torres, the Founder and CEO of Parcel Pending. JC Ruffalo, the... Read more →

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OCTANe TIF Launch Pad Presenting Companies Announced

At next week's Technology Innovation Forum (TIF), OCTANe's LaunchPad startup coaching program will be offering 8 new companies to the audience of local technology executives, investors, and partners. OCTANe determines the TIF company presentations by using a unique predictive analytics process to position companies and their underlying business models to make effective presentations to investors. Since 2011, the LaunchPad SBDC... Read more →

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2 TCA Companies Named Finalists for ACA Luis Villalobos Award

Two Tech Coast Angels’ Portfolio Companies Named as Finalists for Angel Capital Association’s Prestigious Luis Villalobos Award GrandPad and Aquacyl recognized as two of three finalists at ACA’s 10th Annual Awards Ceremony IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB) MAY 03, 2019: Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that two of its portfolio companies, GrandPad and Aquacyl, were among the three finalists for the... Read more →

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Specright Raises $8.8 Million to Advance Supply Chain Software

Pritzker Group Venture Capital Leads Round IRVINE, Calif., April 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Specright, Inc., a software company that enables customers to control critical supply chain specifications such as packaging, products, and raw materials, announced today an $8.8 million Series A round of funding. Led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital (PGVC), with participation from previous investors Okapi Venture Capital, Fika... Read more →

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Ephesoft's Ike Kavas EY Entrepreneur of the Year OC Semifinalist

EY Announces Ike Kavas of Ephesoft as Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Award Semifinalist in Orange County Founder of leading enterprise content capture and data discovery provider recognized for industry leadership EY announced that Ike Kavas, founder and CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based Ephesoft, an industry leader in enterprise content capture and data discovery solutions, is a semifinalist for the Entrepreneur... Read more →

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New Orange County Startup Directory Listings!

Welcome to these new listings in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: Fin Tech Startups : Level 4 Transport - Fountain Valley Fin Tech Startups : Maxsys AI - Irvine Products : PURtec - Irvine Internet of Things IOT : T-Wireless - Irvine Analytics : Smart Fission - Trabuco Canyon Visit these local startups to learn more! (And get a... Read more →

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Buy It Installed Appoints New President

Buy It Installed, Inc. has announced the appointment of Todd Banhidy to the position of President. Banhidy will also continue to serve as the company's Chief Product Architect over its digital properties Buy It Installed® and Craftsman Republic®. With 34 years in the global Installed-Sales industry, Banhidy's unparalleled depth in industry knowledge and experience is perfectly suited to lead the... Read more →

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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 the most challenging issues facing today's wireless IoT industry and... 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 million. This successful exit was unique in many ways: the... 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 acquired by Paris-based Neopost, a global leader in mail solutions,... 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 Artificial Intelligence Startups Software Startups Next Level Management: We are... 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 platform based in Anaheim, EventMeow’s solutions are 10x better than... 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 venture investing names such as NBCUniversal, BlackRock, Bain Capital Ventures,... 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 makes finding influencers that love their brands easier than ever... 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 expertise to serve these industries”, says CEO of Vincit California,... 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 to Bloomberg News, no one would identify the backer and... 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 learning. This predicts and prevents known and unknown threats to... 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 million in funding to date. Since the first Lighter Capital... Read more →

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