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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MedTech Minds© 7/21/21

Join Medical Innovation Exchange for a powerful session of brainstorming, organized Q&A, and effective peer-to-peer mentoring. Learn how to navigate the Medtech industry. Make leaps and bounds this 2021 in MedTech. Join them Wednesday, July 21 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at 5301 California Ave, Irvine, CA. Do you want insight to maximize your healthcare/MedTech career or business? Are you looking... Read more →

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Voice of OC Recognized in 2021 CA Journalism Awards

Voice of OC Honored with 18 Awards When Competing Against California’s Top News Agencies Voice of OC’s news team won a staggering 18 awards this year as it went up against the state’s top multi-million dollar news agencies with teams of journalists in the hundreds in the statewide journalism awards. Voice of OC’s small news team has proved that it... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: 30 Friends, Solugenix, Ideal Tax Solution, Caltrol

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new full stack engineer, GUI application developer, and salesforce developer job opportunities: 30 Friends - Full Stack Engineer - Irvine Meet NEW people & create REAL connections, virtually. Solugenix - GUI Application Developer - Irvine An information technology services company with an excellent reputation. Ideal Tax Solution - Salesforce... Read more →

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Irvine's Cyvatar Announces $9 Million Series A

Cyvatar Raises an Additional $9 Million in Series A Round Company Advances New Customer Onboarding and Expansion with $12 Million in Total Funding in Just Eight Months Irvine, California--(Newsfile Corp. - June 21, 2021) - Cyvatar today announced that it has raised $9 million as part of its Series A financing to help scale and serve its rapidly growing customer... Read more →

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MasterMinds Startup Accelerator #53: Growth U CEO Special Guest Speaker + Founder Q&A!

ENTREPRENEURS: Get expert answers for your tech startup questions, learn the latest growth and fundraising tactics, plus enjoy networking with startup founders, investors, and meet our Guest Speaker, the CEO of Growth U: https://masterminds53.eventbrite.com GROWTH UNIVERSITY CEO SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Learn to grow your startup faster! Craig Zingerline is a 6 time founder who started Growth University to help more... Read more →

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Digital Innovation Tips for Startups

A thought leader article from Pegasus One, a Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council: Data-led digital innovation: What you need to know Building a modern data estate isn’t easy. In many cases, modernization requires a complete overhaul of data and business strategy. Due to the huge workload involved, more and more companies are turning to expert partners for guidance... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Grok, Mathpix, Verys, SureCo

Orange County startups are hiring engineers! Check out these new local software development engineer, jr full stack engineer, and senior data engineer job opportunities: Grok - Software Development Engineer I - Irvine The industry's most comprehensive AIOps solution. Mathpix - Jr Full Stack Engineer (Back-end focus) - Newport Beach Bridging the analog and digital world through OCR. Verys - Remote... Read more →

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New Program Brings Venture Capital Funding Opportunities to SoCal Founders

SoCal Venture Pipeline Partners with Silicon Valley Bank to Bridge Funding Gap for Entrepreneurs Launch event slated for June 22nd Los Angeles, CA, June 15, 2021 - The SoCal Venture Pipeline is bridging a key funding gap for Southern California (SoCal) entrepreneurs by connecting high-potential startups to venture capital, enabling growth for companies and for the region. The program, a... Read more →

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Upgrading Renewing OCSC Member: Sunvera Software

Thank you to Sunvera Software, an upgrading renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Sunvera Software: Low-Cost Mobile and Cloud Application Development for Startups & Small Businesses. Technology stack and capabilities developing software solutions faster for less than the usual market prices. Expertise working and guiding startups through their technology development. Service many verticals from Healthcare, Education, and real estate... Read more →

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How to Raise a Series A

An article we liked from Thought Leader Sophia Bendz: You raised seed — and now you want to raise a Series A I have been angel investing since 2012 while at and after spending eight years at Spotify. Since then, I have backed 45+ companies and I’m regularly asked one particular question: “How do I raise a Series A and... Read more →

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Startup Fundraising Office Hours Free Monthly Livestream for Entrepreneurs [Replay]

MasterMinds Startup Fundraising Video Office Hours help early stage company founders raise money for their startups. The fun, friendly live video Q&A sessions answer financing and strategy questions from entrepreneurs from all over the world with FREE expert startup advice. Startup Founder Discussion Questions This month Startup Council CEO Scott Fox took questions from startup founders live on camera and... Read more →

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Orange County's AIEDC Becomes a Member of the 10K Project

AIEDC BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE 10K PROJECT. AIEDC will offer Onboarding to the Digital Economy to the Members of the 10K Project, as well as --- to other Minority Small and Midsize Business Owners. Online PR News – 17-June-2021 – Huntington Beach, CA. – AIEDC will offer to the Members of the 10K Project, as well as --- to... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: FightCamp, PriceSpider, Visual Concepts, InfoLogitech

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new local sr. software engineer, lead DevOps engineer, and lead application developer job opportunities: FightCamp - Sr. Software Engineer - Backend - Costa Mesa Connected at-home boxing workouts. PriceSpider - Lead DevOps Engineer - Irvine An advanced retail data technology company that provides insights about consumer purchasing behavior. Visual... Read more →

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Newport Beach’s SensoRy AI Launches with $2M of SBIR Grants

SensoRy AI Seeks to Protect the Environment Using Artificial Intelligence NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SensoRy AI today announced its grand opening and revolutionary concept for utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent and predict hazards that threaten natural resources. The technology that SensoRy AI is developing uses a sensor network enabling prediction, early detection and growth... Read more →

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Irvine's 123 Baby Box Announces Accelerator Acceptance

123 Baby Box Accepted into The Long Beach Accelerator Orange County based 123 Baby Box was recently accepted into the highly selective Long Beach Accelerator. 123 Baby Box is a monthly subscription box for babies powered by artificial intelligence. With their acceptance comes their first seed investment valuing the company at $2 million. The Los Angeles based accelerator provides early... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Startup Company Member: TerraManta

Thank you to TerraManta, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! TerraManta: Platform for forecasting commodity prices using machine learning, starting with crude oil and corn futures. Their business plan is to manage outside capital and trade crude oil futures in a separate trading entity with TerraManta providing an exclusive license. OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Artificial Intelligence AI... Read more →

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4 Best Seed Investment Themes in 2021

An article we liked from Thought Leader Joanna Glasner on Crunchbase News: What This Year’s Seed Funding Tells Us About The Startup Future Every so often at Crunchbase News, we take it upon ourselves to read through every sizable recent seed funding round. It’s an exercise that leads to both information overload and a vague sense of where the startup... Read more →

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New Operate Podcast: CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire

Sloane Keane is currently the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire, a role she’s had for nearly 3 years, and after several years with the organization in senior development roles. Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the highest impact non-profits in the area, and country, providing mentoring and support to thousands of children... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Sets Records in 2020

Tech Coast Angels Posts Record Highs in 2020 for Investment, Membership, and Number of Companies Funded Angel network fueled startup ecosystem with $19.4 million for 64 companies including $7.9 million through annual chapter funds, realized four successful exits, and expanded its geographic reach. IRVINE, Calif. – June 15, 2021 – Setting records for the second consecutive year, Tech Coast Angels... Read more →

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