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$88M Funding for Irvine's Restaurant365 OC Growth

Restaurant365 Receives $88M In Funding Led By ICONIQ Capital Series C funding from Silicon Valley growth equity firm allows Restaurant365 to expand its software capabilities, increase teams. IRVINE, Calif., June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Restaurant365®, the only cloud-based restaurant accounting software boasting an all-in-one restaurant management solution, has successfully closed an $88 million minority investment led by ICONIQ Capital, a... Read more →

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New Orange County Investor Listings - Mark IV Capital, Mercato Partners

Welcome to these startup investors recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: Mark IV Capital - An asset management firm focused on commercial real estate, venture capital and private equities. Mercato Partners - Is a premiere growth stage investor in tech and consumer companies. They partner with founders to build outstanding and durable companies in Southern California. Visit... Read more →

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So many $20M+ Investment Rounds in Orange County?

27 Orange County tech and life sciences companies have raised $20M+ investment rounds recently for more than $1.58 Billion. New research from JLL shows that in 2018-2019, there have so far been 27 funding rounds of $20 million and greater for Orange County tech and life sciences companies. Details of these recent OC investment fundings include: In 2018-2019, there have... Read more →

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Irvine's Allied Esports Expands to Latin America with $5M Deal

Top Mexican Sports TV Network to Purchase $5 Million of Shares of Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. Expanded Alliance Expected to Broaden Allied Esports’ Deployment into Latin America with Development of Dedicated Digital Esports Channel and Flagship Esports Venue IRVINE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TV Azteca, a Grupo Salinas company and the top sports television network in Mexico, and Black... Read more →

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OC Startups Events Calendar - Have you seen it?

OC Startup Events - there are more new startup events for techies and software companies listed every day in our OC Startup Council Events Calendar! Check out the Orange County tech startup conferences, happy hours, workshops, meetups, and seminars our members are posting here. You can meet new people, develop new relationships, learn new skills and expertise, advance your high... Read more →

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New Orange County Investor Listings - Simplepitch Ventures, Toba Capital, Unlock Ventures

Welcome to these startup investors recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: Simplepitch Ventures - Investor / operator in early stage consumer companies. Toba Capital - An early-stage investment firm committed to helping create incredible technology companies. Unlock Ventures - Are founders and operators that invest in world-changing, seed-stage tech entrepreneurs in Seattle and Los Angeles. Visit the... Read more →

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New Orange County Investor Listings - OSEA, Rx3 Ventures, Stage Ventures

Welcome to these startup investors recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: OSEA -Inspiring women to learn more about the angel investing world by offering education and access to early stage companies looking for investors. Rx3 Ventures - A consumer focused influencer fund based in Orange County, committed to partnering with top brands to maximize growth by leveraging... Read more →

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New Orange County Investor Listings - Calibrate Ventures, Cove Fund, K5 Ventures

Welcome to these startup investors recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: Calibrate Ventures - Partners with Founders of transformative consumer and enterprise companies. Cove Fund - A family of seed-stage venture capital funds that provides startup funding for promising new Southern California ventures. K5 Ventures - Is an early stage venture fund that partners with and invests... Read more →

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Investor Speed Dating PitchFest for Orange County Startups - FREE TICKETS CONTEST

Bring your OC startup pitch to share with dozens of local venture capital and angel investors! FundingPost is throwing an exclusive PitchFest Speed Dating event where every startup founder in the room will have an opportunity to pitch! And you can win FREE $80 tickets below... Join them Thursday, June 13 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM at WeWork The Boardwalk 18575... Read more →

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OC Startup OnSite Raises $3.5 Million In An Oversubscribed Round

Medical Waste Processing Technology Startup OnSite Raises $3.5 Million Seed In An Oversubscribed Round Investment Led by Mark IV Capital and Co-Led By The Cove Fund II. Proceeds Will be Used to Accelerate Sales and Employee Growth NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. (PRWEB) MAY 22, 2019: OnSite Waste Technologies, a leader in modernizing on-site medical waste disposal, today announces the completion of... 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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Tech Coast Angels Surpassed Membership Numbers in 2018, Invested $10.8 Million into 53 Companies, and Realized Six Exits

Angel Network 2018 Year End Report Shows Strong Year in Diverse Sectors New Companies and Percentage of Investment in New Companies Near Record Highs IRVINE, Calif. -- May 7, 2019 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA) invested $10.8 million in a total of 53 companies in 2018. There was a diverse mix of investments: Life Sciences and Software were by far... 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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Investor Speed Dating's Successful Startup Showcase - Photos!

Thursday night's "Investor Speed Dating" was a big success! With over 100 local startup companies presenting and 40+ investors in the house, the energy was high and startup innovation was in the air for this startup pitch competition. Hosted at the UCI Merage School of Business' Beall Center for Innovation, the auditorium and lobby were packed with local entrepreneurs and... 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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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 Member: Okapi Venture Capital

Welcome to Okapi Venture Capital, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! Okapi Venture Capital: The longest standing early stage venture capital firm in OC, Okapi invests in technology driven companies, particularly those leveraging software and focused on enterprise B2B applications. We are based in Laguna Beach and are hands-on investors, bringing our capital, experience and networks to aid... Read more →

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