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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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Silicon Valley Bank Introduces COVID-19 Relief Programs

Silicon Valley Bank Announces COVID-19 Response & Community Support Relief programs focus on startups, small businesses and the greater community SANTA CLARA, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, today announced COVID-19 Response & Community Support initiatives that stem from SVB's mission to increase its clients' probability of success,... Read more →

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How Coronavirus Could Impact Seed-Stage Startup Investing

Finding seed-stage investor funding is the critical first step for many young ventures. Unfortunately the spread of the COVID-19 virus looks to be having a significant negative impact on seed investments already, and more in coming months. CB Insights recently published new research suggesting that overall startup funding and deal activity (including later company life cycle stages) may have already... Read more →

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New OCSC Investor: Airspeed Equity

Welcome Airspeed Equity, a new startup investor recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: Airspeed Equity select opportunities in new technologies or ideas where their breadth of knowledge, experience and research provide an opportunity to dramatically improve shareholder value. Their goal is to help entrepreneurs, business owners, and major shareholders of companies design strategies that enable the goals... Read more →

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Active Cypher Offers Free Quantum-Resilient Security Amidst the Coronavirus Crisis

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Greg Morrell of OCSC Member Company Active Cypher: Coronavirus’ Remote Work Nightmare Costa Mesa Startup helps to bridge the gap in Remote Data Protection with free offer. Since being discovered in late 2019, COVID-19 has sadly killed thousands and disrupted much of the world economy. Much of the world is in lockdown, major world... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Announces Launch of New Annual Fund

Tech Coast Angels Orange County Inaugural Fund Provides Local Entrepreneurs with Startup Capital TCA Orange County's new annual fund, TCA OC Fund 20, will be deployed this month and offer an additional source of capital for entrepreneurs and a new opportunity for angel investors. It will provide up to 15 early-stage companies with startup capital in 2020. IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB)... Read more →

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Irvine's NGD Systems Raises $20 Million in Series C Funding

NGD Systems Raises $20 Million in Series C Funding to Accelerate the Deployment of the World’s First NVMe Computational Storage Drive The latest round includes new investments from MIG Capital and Western Digital Capital Global, Ltd, that enables artificial intelligence, machine learning and edge computing within computational storage Irvine-based NGD Systems, the leader and pioneer in Computational Storage, today announced... Read more →

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New OCSC Investor: Elementz Ventures

Welcome Elementz Ventures, a new startup investor recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: Elementz Ventures scales disruptive technology startups by providing smart investment to brilliant founders, with the ultimate goal of achieving impactful outcomes and maximum ROI for startups and investors. Their intent and philosophy is not just to invest money but to help startups and founders... Read more →

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Seed Investors Win by being Less Selective?! New Report

Startup investing has traditionally been seen as a selective, judicious process. But a new report says that angel investors and venture capital firms will do better at the seed stage by investing broadly. AngelList, the leading startup seed investing syndication platform, recently published "Startup Growth and Venture Returns". The report is based on analysis of 3000 startups funded through their... Read more →

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New Orange County Investor Listings - Lighter Capital, Mucker Capital, Netcapital

Welcome to these startup investors recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory Lighter Capital - Their funding helps tech entrepreneurs get to the next level without giving up equity, board seats, or personal guarantees. Mucker Capital - Invests in Southern California and in other, similarly underfunded ecosystems outside Silicon Valley. Netcapital - Make the private capital markets work;... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels Members Recognized as Southern California Influencers

Tech Coast Angels Members Feature Prominently In Southern California Business Journals' 2019 Most Influential Lists IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that many of its members were recognized for their community impact and business influence in the most recent lists published by Southern California's leading business periodicals: Orange County Business Journal, San Diego... Read more →

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OSEA Women Angel Investors Screenings (Photos)

OSEA Angel Investors is a membership-based angel investment group focused on and driven by women executives and entrepreneurs with very diverse and successful backgrounds. Headquartered in Orange County, OSEA provides a forum for the introduction of emerging companies to potential female angel investors and offers access to meaningful education regarding startup vetting, due diligence, and venture investment processes. OSEA Angel... Read more →

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New OCSC Supporting Investor: Cove Fund

Welcome Cove Fund, a new startup investor recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: Cove Fund: A family of seed-stage venture capital funds that provides startup funding for promising new Southern California ventures. The Fund is headquartered in “The Cove” at UC Irvine Applied Innovation, a centrally located and vibrant gathering place for entrepreneurs, innovators and investors in... Read more →

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