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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, distribution and marketing. Jeff Bocan, partner at Okapi, and Tim... 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 will focus on Computational Storage. The purpose of the Computational... 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 in the OC here: https://jll.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=e74daf0689d6419883d4cc419d6f2bfa The heat map of JLL's... 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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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 and calendars. The company has been named to the INC... 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 consumer conversion intelligence and brand optimization software. PriceSpider serves hundreds... 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 Poonian , iBASEt Outstanding Public Company CEO: Dean Stoecker, Alteryx... 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. Source: PWC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report. The leading vertical for investments... 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 a press release, new product announcement, news of a big... Read more →

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Where to promote Startup Events in Orange County

How to promote your startup and high tech events in OC? Publicity is important for your startup or high tech events to attract enough attendees. Our startup event calendar listings are here to help build the Orange County tech and startup ecosystem, so we’re also available to help publicize your events to the local startup community. If you’re organizing or... Read more →

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Technical jobs board in Orange County listing service

Job listings for software developers, engineers, designers, and technical workers of all sorts are available here on the OC Startup News blog. We’re happy to help you recruit people for positions in business development, marketing, customer service, sales, human resources, legal, or finance, too. Specialists in artificial intelligence (AI), pay per click (PPC), machine learning (ML), user interface design (UI),... Read more →

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How can we help your OC startup?

Your startup always needs more publicity, right? You and your team need it for confidence, recruiting, morale, and, of course, to help generate revenues and to attract investment, too. If a startup and its founders don't consistently earn attention from employees, outside partners, investors, and eventually customers also, most startups will shrivel up and die. The OC Startups blog is... Read more →

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Welcome to the OC Startup Council Community Blog!

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 our community. Read on for the latest updates from around the Orange County high tech and software startup ecosystem - and subscribe for free news updates by email, too! Whether your startup is working in... Read more →

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