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New OCSC Startup Investor: Operate

Welcome Operate, a new startup investor recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: Operate: A better way to build game-changing software companies with capital & hands-on operators. Operate's experienced entrepreneurs and operators not only have been in the trenches, they’ve built a large network of people in technology and studied hundreds of startups over the years. What they’ve... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels Announces Chairman of Board of Governors for 2021

Jeff Lapin Appointed Chairman of Tech Coast Angels’ Board of Governors in 2021 Tech Coast Angels (TCA), recently named the most active angel network in the world, today announced the appointment of current member and former TCA-Los Angeles chapter president, Jeff Lapin, to chairman of the angel network’s board of governors for 2021. David Friedman joins the board as vice-chairman.... Read more →

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Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs Kick Off “MasterMinds” Meeting 2/10

Stanford alumni are invited to the organizing meeting for Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs in Orange County. If you are an OC-based Stanford grad who’s either an entrepreneur or an investor in early stage ventures, please sign up to attend on Wednesday, February 10 from 500-600pm online via Zoom. Together we’ll get acquainted, talk about startups, and determine what this new... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Invests in Shoonya

Tech Coast Angels OC Announces New Investment in Shoonya Tech Coast Angels (TCA) Orange County is pleased to announce its investment in EdTech startup Shoonya, which is pioneering the digital language learning industry for children. Appealing to a younger audience, Shoonya focuses on a child’s formative learning years to improve brain development and cognitive function. Whether a child wants to... 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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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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VC Speaker Series with Anderee Berengian 1/15/21

UCI Beall Applied Innovation’s first VC Speaker Series of 2021 Join them Friday, January 15 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM via Zoom. Their first VC Speaker Series of 2021 is a conversation with Anderee Berengian, co-founder and CEO of CIE Digital Labs (an innovation lab for prominent global brands) and RezVen Partners (a seed and early stage venture capital firm). GET... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels Recognized as Most Active Angel Network in the World

Tech Coast Angels Receives Prestigious TiE Global Award Named Most Active Angel Network in the World A panel of esteemed judges and eminent global personalities recently selected Tech Coast Angels (TCA) as the Most Active Angel Network in the World Award for 2020 at the TiE Global Awards, held during TiE’s Global Summit 2020. TiE Global is a not-for-profit, global... Read more →

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Happy New Year 2021!! (And can you help?)

Happy New Year to you and yours! Let's start the new year off right! 2020 was crazy... But the OC Startup Council is still publishing to help show the world that Orange County entrepreneurs have a LOT going on – more than most people give our community credit for, in fact… And you? You’ve been a subscriber for a while... Read more →

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Orange County's Caltrop Holdings LLC Invests in Kapalya

Cybersecurity Startup Kapalya Closes Seed Funding Round Led by Irvine’s Caltrop Holdings LLC Kapalya, an enterprise grade cybersecurity startup, has closed seed funding round led by Caltrop Holdings LLC, a global holdings company, headquartered in Irvine, California, USA. Funds from this round will be used to further enhance Kapalya's existing Encryption Management Platform (EMP) and to step up its efforts... Read more →

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Venture Capital and Angel Investor Members in Orange County

Venture Capital and Angel Investor Members: Below is our list of startup investors, venture capital firms, angel investing groups, and family offices that invest in high tech startups in Orange County, California. Review the list to find local early stage technology venture investors who can help your new startup idea or early stage company get to the next level. These... Read more →

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Where's your listing??

Are you listed in the OC Startups Directory yet? Where's your startup? Or is your accounting firm, design agency, software development team, law firm, or venture capital fund listed in the OC Startup Ecosystem Directory? How about the school, incubator, non-profit, or community group you work with that helps early stage founders? WHAT? Not listed yet? Why not?? The OCSC... Read more →

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Irvine's Cie Announces LINQ Acquires TITAN School Solutions for $75 Million

Cie’s Orange County venture studio leads another portfolio company to an accelerated exit as Titan School Solutions is acquired by LINQ to bolster its educational SaaS business. IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2020 – LINQ, a K-12 school management software provider, acquired Titan School Solutions (TITAN) for $75 million. TITAN has been a part of Cie’s venture studio for the past... Read more →

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Calling Stanford Alumni Entrepreneurs & Angel Investors

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. We’ve recently expanded... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Invests in Genius Juice

Genius Juice Announces Funding from Tech Coast Angels Orange County Popular coconut smoothie brand expanding nationwide with help from Orange County angel investors. Genius Juice, a fast growing CPG beverage brand with headquarters in Torrance, California, is pleased to announce it has closed its latest round of capital from a new investment fund launched this year by the Orange County... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Invests in Strategikon

Strategikon Announces New Funding from Tech Coast Angels Orange County B2B SaaS solution to improve planning & development of new medical treatments Tech Coast Angels Orange County is pleased to announce its investment of $230,000 in clinical trial management software startup Strategikon Pharma. Strategikon is the developer of Clinical Maestro™, an end-to-end, B2B SaaS solution for clinical trial planning, budgeting... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Invests in Terecircuits

Terecircuits Announces New Funding from Tech Coast Angels Orange County Innovative micro-assembly startup to advance development of next generation circuitry Terecircuits Corporation, a pioneering provider of materials and processes supporting micro-assembly of displays and advanced electronics, is pleased to announce an investment from Tech Coast Angels of Orange County. “We are excited about this latest investment from Tech Coast Angels,”... Read more →

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New OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Investor Listing: Hangar 75 Ventures

Welcome to Hangar 75 Ventures, a new startup investor in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Incubators & Accelerators: Hangar 75 Ventures - Irvine We’re an asset factory producing a flow of ventures we found and grow and find a home through corporate tuck-ins. Our proven execution capability increases chance of an exit and in s shorter time period.... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Announces More Than $9.7 Million Investment

Tech Coast Angels Invest More Than $9.7 Million in 31 Companies in 1H 2020 Southern California-based angel network reports second-highest investment funding in its history IRVINE, Calif. – August 4, 2020 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that it invested $9.7 million into 21 new companies and 10 existing companies from the period of January to June 2020. Despite... Read more →

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New OCSC Investor: Caribe Holdings LLC

Welcome Caribe Holdings LLC, a new startup investor recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: Caribe Holdings LLC: build, buy and grow tech, telecom and media businesses for the very long term. Contact: Jerry Elliott, Founder - elliott@caribeholding.com http://caribeholding.com Visit the Investors category in the OCSC Directory to learn more other local investors! Learn here how your company... Read more →

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Aliso Viejo's AWM Smart Shelf Announces Partnership with Datalogic

AWM Smart Shelf Announces Strategic Partnership with Global Leader Datalogic DATALOGIC INVESTS IN ORANGE COUNTY BASED AWM SMART SHELF, AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND COMPUTER VISION COMPANY, LEADING IN STORE AUTOMATION AND SMART STORE TECHNOLOGY Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, announces an investment in AWM Smart Shelf, an Orange County, California-based artificial intelligence... Read more →

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When Should Entrepreneurs Seek Seed Funding?

A Thought Leader Guest Post from David Friedman, President of Tech Coast Angels Orange County: When an Entrepreneur Should Seek Seed Funding As an angel investor, I have been asked numerous times by entrepreneurs: when is the best time to seek seed funding? I tell them it is broken down into two parts. First, they must build awareness for their... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Issues 2019 Annual Report

Tech Coast Angels Fuels Southern California’s Startup Ecosystem in 2019; Posts Record Investments, Record Membership, and Five Exits Tech Coast Angels issued its 2019 annual report today. In 2019, the angel network grew investments by 91% to a record $19.1 million in 52 companies, created new chapter funds, grew membership by 15% to 458, and achieved five exits. IRVINE, CALIF.... Read more →

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Irvine's Movandi Announces $27 Million Series C Funding

Movandi Announces $27 Million Series C To Accelerate 5G Network Deployments WRVI Capital Leads the Investment Round to Further Develop 5G mmWave Technology and Expand Rollout of 5G Networks and Devices IRVINE, Calif., April 16, 2020 – Movandi, a leader in new 5G Millimeter Wave (mmWave) networks, announced today a $27 million Series C funding round to further accelerate and... Read more →

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Irvine's KPMG Shares Resources on COVID-19

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has introduced new challenges across the business landscape. Tax, trade, and other authorities around the world are responding with regulatory change, relief measures, and extensions. As a result of new U.S. legislation, as well as existing rules, there are some opportunities in place and several others being discussed that encourage cash retention and provide additional... Read more →

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