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TCVN names new Chairman and President

Tech Coast Venture Network

TCVN, a nonprofit technology group, was founded in 1984 to educate and assist entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in Orange County and to connect them with money, advice and other resources to help their businesses grow. Foley has founded or been an equity partner in several companies. He is currently CEO of PitchMeTV. Kevin B.


Vizio and the Story of the Sleeping Giant

Tech Zulu Event

I am currently at the annual VC in the OC program held in Irvine CA by OCTANe , an organization that connects people and ideas to resources and capital in Orange County. In 2003, Vizio launched in Costco and then in Sams Club in 2005. The keynote speech was delivered by Vizio CEO William Wong and VP & Co-Founder Ken Lowe.

Venture Firm: We Missed That Networks In Motion Deal


According to OVP's site, it was approached in 2005 by the CFO of a former portfolio company, who had made money for the firm twice before, begging the firm to invest. Networks In Motion's CFO is Gregg Marston, who was also CFO of Foundstone and Intek Global; he also is a board member of the Orange County Venture Group.

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines


billion in 554 deals, invested -- the lowest quarter since 2005. invested in the quarter across 14 deals; Los Angeles had $105.78M in 22 deals; and Orange County had $94.89M in 10 deals. billion--that drop represented the weakest quarter in SoCal in 5 years, according to Dow Jones. Locally, San Diego led the region with $182.5M

Interview with Winston Damarillo, Morphlabs


One of Southern California's successful, serial entrepreneurs is Winston Damarillo , who founded Gluecode, which he sold to IBM in 2005. Thanks!