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FreightPOP Raises $6M in Funding

FreightPOP Fuels Growth After Announcing New Funding Round led by Mercato's Prelude Fund Partners, Board Member and Key Leadership Appointments LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- FreightPOP, the leader in one-click, cloud logistics and transportation management software, today announced further investment and the appointment of a new board member and key engineering leadership to support acceleration of its... Read more →

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Seed Funding Guide for Startups

An article we liked from Visible.vc: Seed Funding for Startups: A 101 Guide This seed funding guide for startups will help you get started with this funding round. Learn when and how to raise seed funding. What Is seed funding? Seed funding is generally the earliest form of capital a startup will raise. In our post, Startup Funding Stages, we... Read more →

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New Orange County Startup Directory Free Listing: Nirveda Cognition

Welcome to this new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: Artificial Intelligence - Nirveda Cognition - Costa Mesa Visit this local startup to learn more! (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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Important Elements of an Investor Data Room

An article we liked from Thought Leader Matt Preuss of Visible.vc: What Should be in an Investor Data Room? An investor data room is a powerful tool to better your odds of a quick and efficient fundraising process. When setting out to raise capital for your business investors will often ask to see past financials and historical metrics. Having an... Read more →

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LearningFuze Alumni Panel 7/22/21

Want to know where LearningFuze alumni are today? Find out at their panel! Join them Thursday, July 22 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM via Zoom. LFZ Alumni Panel will be featuring 5 alumni panelists! They're excited to have you be present at this virtual event and encourage you to come up with questions to ask their panelists from the coding bootcamp... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Premium Startup Company Member: 1-800-Battery

Thank you to 1-800-Battery, a renewing Premium Member of the OC Startup Council! 1-800-Battery the Worlds First Disconnected Omni-Channel Platform. They are reinventing the auto parts market by creating the finest geolocation eCommerce platform and leveraging its unique omni-channel integrations. They are the pioneer of a disruptive business model: Connecting geolocated consumers with independent retail brick and mortar or mobile... Read more →

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Free Startup Fundraising Office Hours with MasterMinds Scott Fox

Next free MasterMinds Startup Fundraising Office Hours livestream is Wednesday, July 28 at 12 Noon PT. Join us LIVE and bring questions about raising money for your startup! Register FREE here now on EventBrite: https://mastermindsofficehours.eventbrite.com Want to know how to find investors? Or practice your investor pitch to get some friendly feedback? Or maybe you have questions about venture strategy,... Read more →

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UCI Beall Applied Innovation Builds International Partnerships

UCI Beall Applied Innovation Connects the World to California and the US UC Irvine (UCI) Beall Applied Innovation, located in UCI Research Park, was established to bring campus-based discoveries and entrepreneurship together with Orange County’s business community to support job creation and economic growth. Since Applied Innovation opened its doors in 2015, it has done exactly that. Through expediting technology... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Quantum Computing Report

Thank you to Quantum Computing Report, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council: Quantum Computing Report provides news, analysis, and other data about the emerging market for quantum computers and associated software. Is the leading market analysis site for quantum computing. It has the highest quality international audience of readers including executives at quantum computing companies, venture capitalists, government... Read more →

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Cap Tables

An article we liked from Thought Leader Yin Wu of Pulley: We’ve built cap tables for 1000+ companies and 200+ YC companies. Here are the top questions we get asked about equity👇 Pulley has built cap tables for 1000+ companies and 200+ YC companies, and have worked with everyone from seed stage startups to unicorns such as Clubhouse and Fast.... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: CU Direct, TollFreeForwarding.com, Spireon, DataFox, Graze

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new local senior DevOps engineer, software developer, and full-stack developer job opportunities: CU Direct - Software Engineer - Irvine Delivers enterprise lending and technology solutions. TollFreeForwarding.com - Senior DevOps Engineer - Orange County The #1 provider of international virtual phone numbers & international call forwarding services. Spireon - Sr.... Read more →

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The Best Place in California to Set Up a Business? OC!

An article we liked from Thought Leader Bryan Starr of Greater Irvine Chamber: Irvine: California’s Best City to Start A Business Irvine has always been a great place to start a business. A study by WalletHub, a national financial resource website, just confirmed it’s the best place in California to launch an entrepreneurial dream. It makes sense. The survey found... Read more →

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Its Party TIME! 7/21/21

Startup Grind Summer time Party! Join them Wednesday, July 21 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the Mess Hall at FLIGHT, 1705 Flight Way, Tustin. They have been away from their startup people for too long! Its time to gather together, grab a beverage, good food, and connect IN PERSON again! GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more events? Please see... Read more →

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Tips on Fundraising During the Pandemic

An article we liked from Thought Leader Steven Fitzsimmons of Freshpaint: Anatomy of a Seed Round During COVID-19 We raised our seed during the height of the pandemic. In addition to the $150k in funding we received from Y Combinator, we set out to raise $1m after YC W20 Demo Day. It was a grind. COVID-19 hit the United States... Read more →

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New Operate Podcast: CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings

Fred Thiel is currently the CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings (NASDAQ:MARA), a digital asset technology company that mines cryptocurrencies with a focus on the blockchain ecosystem and the generation of digital assets. He is a respected expert and frequent speaker on FinTech, digital assets, Blockchain, bitcoin, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, venture capital and private equity and digital transformations... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Supporting Member: Vitalistic Healing Arts Center

Thanks to Vitalistic Healing Arts Center for renewing as a Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council. Vitalistic Healing Arts Center: Their center provides services, technologies and an environment to support and enhance people in order to create a healthy, joyful, fulfilling, integrated long life. They offer Network Spinal Care sessions, Bemer Vascular Therapy, Infrared Sauna, ZYTO Evox (Reframing Perception... Read more →

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Irvine #1 City in the US for Active Lifestyles

An article we liked from Thought Leader Mirela Mohan on STORAGECafé: Best Cities for Active Lifestyles Ranking Led By CA’s Irvine With Seattle Shaping Up To Be The Most Physically Active City Key takeaways: CA’s Irvine and Long Beach emerge as the best cities for active lifestyles, based on a combination of 18 metrics, followed by Chandler, AZ Breaking down... Read more →

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Hera Hub Grand Re-Opening 7/15/21

You are invited to Hera Hub Irvine for a very Grand Re-Opening Celebration! Join them Thursday, July 15 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at Hera Hub Irvine, 16480 Bake Parkway, Irvine, CA. Enjoy grand food and drinks, music, raffle, prizes, a photo-op station and more! Self-guided tours of this grand, beautiful, spa-inspired coworking and meeting/event space with treasure chest prizes at... Read more →

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Startup Tips for Founders – The Savvy Founder interview with OCSC CEO

Thanks to The Savvy Founder's Philip Topham for interviewing our CEO Scott Fox for startup founder advice. Ep 11: Scott Fox on Building a Diverse Startup Community in Orange County In this episode we discuss what it was like to raise money just before the dot bomb and what it’s like today; how to get more entrepreneurs capable to launch,... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: YouAttest

Welcome to YouAttest, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! YouAttest creates and supports IT Audit tools for the purpose of automating and simplifying the compliance process (SOX, SOC, HIPAA/HITRUST, ISO 27001, GLB and PCI-DSS). YouAttest has redefined identity audits by creating the quickest “Time-to-Value” identity governance product on the market. YouAttest offers full-feature governance functionality with an installation... Read more →

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Making Waves: Entrepreneur Conversations 7/13/21

Next Event at the Cove with Bianca Gates Join them Tuesday, July 13 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM via Zoom. It's common for successful startups to scale. This growth is often thought of solely in financial terms, however in Bianca's case, the scaling was fueled by unplanned and unexpected good fortune. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more events? Please see... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Composite Apps, Zigzy, SurePrep, Quanterix, CloudSpot

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new local AWS/Postgres database engineer, senior software engineer, and full stack developer job opportunities: Composite Apps - AWS/Postgres Database Engineer (DBA) - Irvine An enterprise software company that specializes in creating mobile and cloud-based solutions. Zigzy - Sr Software Engineer - Tustin Their mission is to engineer technology solutions... Read more →

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Orange County's Ankona Capital Raises $66M Fund

New Southern California Growth Stage Venture Firm Ankona Capital Raises $66M for its First Fund The Orange County-based venture firm, founded by experienced software founders and investors, is funding high-growth B2B SaaS companies NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ankona Capital (“Ankona”), a new southern California-based growth-stage venture firm, officially closed its first fund at over $66... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: RxPlace

Welcome to RxPlace, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! RxPlace is an online marketplace created for pharmacies, bringing transparency and efficiency to an antiquated market. RxPlace saves valuable time and money for pharmacies and brings new revenue opportunities to suppliers by providing a powerful tech solution for everyday needs. OC Startups Directory Category: Business Service B2B Healthcare Tech... Read more →

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Tips on How to Effectively Sell Your Product

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Joe Procopio: Stop Selling Your Technology If you want to make money with tech, you need to start selling benefits, not features Take a few minutes to think about what you’re selling. The tech behind your product is probably pretty slick. But you’re probably selling that technology, and that needs to change. Understanding tech... Read more →

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