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TranscribeMe Gets Funding From TCA, Maverick, Keiretsu

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Three active angel investment groups--The Tech Coast Angels , the largest and most active angel investment group in Southern California; Maverick Angels , and Keiretsu Forum , have backed a developer of transcription services, TranscribeMe. operations in Emeryville. READ MORE>>.

Angel Group: New SEC Rules Could Kill Angel Investing

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Current rules only require angel investors to "self certify" that they meet accredited investment guidelines. Image courtesy Bigstock.

Tech Coast Angels Fund Cadence Biomedical

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The Tech Coast Angels has backed the maker of a medical device to help people with severe disabilities to walk. According to Cadence Biomedical , the Tech Coast Angels are among a number of new investors in a $1.1M, Series A2 funding for the company. Cadence Biomedical is based in Seattle. READ MORE>>.

Calacanis Takes On Keiretsu Forum On Fees

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Jason Calacanis , CEO of Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com and co-producer of the TechCrunch50 conference--not known for pulling his punches--publicly targeted angel group The Keiretsu Forum today for their presentation fees. In Calacanis' personal blog, he called for bloggers to launch a public campaign against Keiretsu.

AnyMeeting Hits 250,000 Users, Adds Funding

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The firm, which is based in Huntington Beach, said that it has added addtional funding from the Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum, in addition to support from current Southern California investors. anymeeting venture capital angel free conference conferencing webinar freebinarThe company is headed by Costin Tuculescu.

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AnyMeeting: We're Better Than WebEx, GoToMeeting

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AnyMeeting, which is headed by Costin Tuculescu, says it offers six-way video conferencing, VoIP support, conference calling, screen sharing, and many other tools important to small businesses; the firm is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum.

EV Connect Gets Funding For Electric Vehicle Charging

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Los Angeles-based EV Connect , a new startup which helps install, manage, and integrate electric vehicle charging stations for the commercial and government market, announced an initial round of funding this morning. Size of that funding was not disclosed. The firm is led by Jordan Ramer. READ MORE>>.

Calacanis Expands Campaign Against Pitching Fees

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Jason Calacanis, the CEO of Santa Monica-based Mahalo , is continuing his crusade against angel groups and others who charge startups to pitch their groups, saying that he's now calling on groups to stop charging fees, and post what fees they were charging to entrepreneurs on their web sites.

Tech Coast Angels, Rady Venture Fund Back Savara Pharmaceuticals

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Both the Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's largest organized angel investment group, as well as San Diego's Rady Venture Fund are part of a $16M funding round for Savara. According to the Tech Coast Angels , it contributed $3M to the funding, the largest single funding ever raised by the group. READ MORE>>.

AnyMeeting Links Into Comcast Business Marketplace

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AnyMeeting , the small business web conferencing service which is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum, has linked with Comcast Business, the company said Thursday. Financial details of the link were not announced. READ MORE>>.

New Incubator/Coworking Space Emerges In Glendale

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A new startup incubator and coworking space in the Los Angeles area-- Voivoda Labs --said this week that it is looking to looking to vet new startups in the area to join its newly built incubator in Glendale. Voivoda says that Babajov has ties to the Band of Angels, Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Keiretsu Forum Angel networks.

The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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But my conversations with countless Chicago entrepreneurs suggests it has similar issues to all non-Silicon Valley centers: not enough venture capital, too few tech angel investors, not enough talent for product management or engineering, not enough local tech powerhouses to drive local biz dev / keiretsu. Who knows. It’s true.

AnyMeeting Gives Gentle Nudge Towards Pro Plans

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AnyMeeting is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Keiretsu Forum, Pasadena Angels, and Sand Hill Angels. It''s always a challenge with freemium services--how much do you give away, and how much do you charge for? The firm''s pro accounts start at $17.99 a month. READ MORE>>.

Insights and Opinions: Frank Peters Interviews John Dilts

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For today's Insights and Opinions section, Frank Peters, of the Frank Peters Show, interviews John Dilts of angel group, the Maverick Angels. Maverick is based in Westlake Village, to be more specific, which once hosted a Keiretsu Forum chapter. Is Maverick Keiretsu reincarnated? Listen to Frank's full interview.

TCA Portfolio Firm Boston Heart Lab Scores More Funding

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A firm which is backed by Southern California's Tech Coast Angels , Framingham, Massachusetts-based Boston Heart Lab , has received $10.05M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Tags: angels coast tech heart boston No details on the funding have been announced by the firm.

TCA Portfolio Firm Boston Heart Lab Scores More Funding

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A firm which is backed by Southern California's Tech Coast Angels , Framingham, Massachusetts-based Boston Heart Lab , has received $10.05M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Tags: boston heart tech coast angels No details on the funding have been announced by the firm.

Earth Class Mail Lands In West LA

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Seattle-based startup Earth Class Mail has landed in Los Angeles, saying Monday that the firm has opened up shop on Santa Monica Boulevard for the firm's Internet mail service. According to Earth Class Mail, the new Los Angeles retail location will also provide onsite package pickup and shipping services.