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OCSC New Bronze Startup Company Member: Buy It Installed

Welcome to Buy It Installed, a new Bronze Member of the OC Startup Council! Buy It Installed is a simple, one-click ecommerce button that retailers to offer online consumers the purchase of products with installation. They work with ecommerce, brick-and-mortar retailers, manufacturers, and distributors to create a do-it-for-me (DIFM) Consumer experience for retailers. Contact: Director of Advancement and Investor Relations... Read more →

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Winners of 2019 UCI Beall New Venture Competition

Irvine's Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently selected the Winners of its 2019 New Venture Competition. These teams pitched their business ideas to investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders competing for over $100,000 in awards. Their hard work, openness to coaching and feedback, and their innovative ideas truly speak to the amazing depth and breadth of talent that is found... Read more →

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Irvine’s Curogram Finalist in Publicis’ $1M Health Startup Competition

Curogram Selected as Top 4 Finalist in Publicis Health Media's Disruption Garage Competition LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Curogram, the leading patient-centric universal health messaging platform, today announced it has been selected as a top 4 finalist in Publicis Health Media's nationwide Disruption Garage competition. As part of the inaugural PHM HealthFront, a live-panel review will gather health... Read more →

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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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OCSC New Bronze Startup Company Member: Curogram, Inc.

Welcome to Curogram, Inc., a new Bronze Member of the OC Startup Council! Curogram, Inc. is a leading provider of HIPAA compliant texting that helps optimize the front desk of medical offices with smart reminders, 2-way texting, and reputation management. Curogram also features a unique patient-centric mobile patient portal and an “all-in-one” universal messaging platform for medical offices that syncs... 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 OC Startup Directory Free Listings: Wing AI, Bitvore, Zeiger Capital

Welcome to these new free listings in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: AI Artifical Intelligence : Wing AI Technologies, Inc. - Irvine Fin Tech Startups : Bitvore - Irvine Fin Tech Startups : Zeiger Capital Management, Inc. - Irvine Visit these local startups to learn more! (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Givsum, FYINANCE, Yin and Yang Living

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Givsum, FYINANCE, and Yin and Yang Living: Givsum: Givsum is a software operations and data analytics company that processes charitable donations, ticket purchases, store items, sponsorships and memberships for service organizations and clubs. We allow individuals the ability to conveniently track and promote their philanthropic interests while also providing charities... 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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OCTANe TIF Launch Pad Presenting Companies Announced

At next week's Technology Innovation Forum (TIF), OCTANe's LaunchPad startup coaching program will be offering 8 new companies to the audience of local technology executives, investors, and partners. OCTANe determines the TIF company presentations by using a unique predictive analytics process to position companies and their underlying business models to make effective presentations to investors. Since 2011, the LaunchPad SBDC... 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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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 the most challenging issues facing today's wireless IoT industry and... 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 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 platform based in Anaheim, EventMeow’s solutions are 10x better than... 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 venture investing names such as NBCUniversal, BlackRock, Bain Capital Ventures,... 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 makes finding influencers that love their brands easier than ever... Read more →

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Unconfirmed: Big valuation bump for OC's fintech startup Acorns?

Acorns Grow Inc. is rumored to be seeking new funding from investors that would give it an estimated worth of $700 million. An exciting Orange County-based growth startup that offers digital wealth management services, Acorns is said to be raising more than $100 million in a new investment round. According to Bloomberg News, no one would identify the backer and... Read more →

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2018 Southern California Financings Year-to-Date

Our friends at PriceWaterhouseCoopers are back with more interesting numbers quantifying the local Orange County capital investment and funding environment. While the first two quarters of 2018 demonstrated generally strong deal flow, unfortunately it looks like deals and funding activity in the Los Angeles and OC region declined again last quarter. As you can see, the dollar volume of that... Read more →

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