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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... Read more →

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OCSC New Bronze Member: OCTANe

Welcome to OCTANe, a new Bronze Member of the OC Startup Council! OCTANe is the convening organization for the Southern California tech and medtech ecosystem. OCTANe wants to help your company grow and scale whether its through our award winning accelerator, LaunchPad SBDC, or through our Growth Services Platform. Our... 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... Read more →

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New GOLD Sponsor: Rutan & Tucker Attorneys at Law

Welcome to Rutan & Tucker, a new GOLD SPONSOR of the OC Startup Council! Rutan & Tucker has been a pillar of the Orange County business community for over 100 years. As part of its involvement with the community, Rutan & Tucker has been a great supporter of start-ups and... 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... Read more →

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2019 Startup Outlook Report from Silicon Valley Bank

60% of US startup founders are optimistic about 2019’s business conditions, according to Silicon Valley Bank’s tenth annual “Startup Outlook Report”. The bank surveyed almost 1400 startup executives. They were mostly in technology, with some in healthcare and other industries. Some of their expert (aggregate) opinions include: Startup Fundraising is... 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... Read more →

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OC Startups Map – A new resource for the Orange County Startup Ecosystem!

The OC Startup Council is pleased to announce the debut of the new “OC Startups Ecosystem Map”. The new map of the OC Startups Ecosystem allows anyone to quickly locate our community’s best entrepreneurship resources. SEE THE NEW OC STARTUPS ECOSYSTEM MAP HERE Featuring the Members of the OC Startup... Read more →

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OCSC New BRONZE Member: Gigasavvy

Thanks to Gigasavvy for joining the OC Startup Council as a new Bronze Member. Gigasavvy is an Irvine-based, full service creative marketing and advertising agency. We help brands ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies tell their stories, connect with their customers, and grow their businesses. We have built our... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

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Vincit recruiting 2 Biz Dev Dynamos with Great Video

If you're an Orange County Business Development ace who loves helping clients with custom software development, you’ve got to watch this video. Vincit is custom software development shop looking for TWO new business development executives to be based in Irvine. And to promote these opportunities, they made the funniest recruiting... Read more →

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LA and OC Startups Raise (Almost) Record Cash in 2018

2018 brought the most growth capital investing to our region since 2000, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers and CB Insights, which published their annual "MoneyTree" report of regional venture capital trends and figures last week. The overall number of funding transactions in the Los Angeles/Orange County region decreased slightly (to 419... Read more →

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Bob Genthert Named Managing Director of EvoNexus

Bob Genthert, Co-Founder of ecoATM, has been appointed Managing Director of EvoNexus in Irvine. Southern California's leading startup incubator, EvoNexus encourages entrepreneurs to turn their inspiring ideas into fundable, commercially-viable companies. Bob Genthert was the Co-Founder of ecoATM, has 35 years of experience including CFO and SVP roles at Fortune... Read more →

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Welcome to the #GrowthOC startups blog!

Don't you agree that Orange County needs more coverage of all its exciting startup success stories? Our new blog is here to help! We're dedicated to sharing news from new local ventures that are powering up the OC technology ecosystem. The OC Startup Council is now blogging to help you... Read more →

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Startup Grind Global Conference Free Passes Giveaway!

Want to join us at the Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City in February for FREE? This inspiring conference brings 8000+ startup lovers together every February for 2+ days of inspiration, education, networking, and parties. Learn more about attending the Startup Grind Global Conference here. WIN FREE TICKETS We... Read more →

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New OCTANe Board of Advisors

The Orange County Technology Alliance (OCTANe) recently announced a new Chairman and Board of Advisors. The Aliso Viejo-based technology and life sciences accelerator appointed Jim Mazzo, Global President of Ophthalmic Devices of Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., as the OCTANe Chairman, effective January 1, 2019. Mazzo has been elected for a... Read more →

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2018 SVBs State of the Markets Fourth Quarter Free Report

Want to know what's in store for the global Innovation Economy? Check out Silicon Valley Bank's latest State of the Markets quarterly report here. It covers the latest trends and market factors for innovative growth companies, investors, and their advisors. 2018 Fourth Quarter "In the face of heightened geopolitical concerns,... Read more →

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