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Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet! Excellent companies Making Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Possible.

Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall is garnering some excellent companies being submitted and most of which I wish could all be part of this amazing night.

Interview with Mike Napoli, Tech Coast Angels

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In your opinion, are your angels more or less active this year? The Tech Coast Angels had great exit last year in Green Dot - anything which, in hindsight, made this one a home run? We've heard some entrepreneurs who have had some difficulty figuring out how to work with angels. Interestnig. Thanks!

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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From your core first hires and building a board of advisors to raising angel and seed capital, team and community makes a world of difference.

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Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels

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The Tech Coast Angels talk about improving your chances for long-term success in the lead article of the November SCribe Newsletter.  Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue: Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels. 10 Invisible Threats To Every Business. Member Spotlight:

Tech Coast Angels Looks To Shorten Funding Cycle

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Spotlight: LA Tech SuperDemo Announced! | Mike Jones Former Myspace CEO

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Mike Jones is an Internet executive, investor and advisor located in Los Angeles. Demeter Interactive  is a digital marketing and communications firm based in Los Angeles, California. Tech Coast Angels  is actively seeking great startups to fund. Most recently Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace.

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Interview with Scott Sangster, Tech Coast Angels

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Scott Sangster: I think understanding how the broader economy impacts angel investors, is complex and interesting. Of course not. Thanks!

Gridtest Systems Secures Investment from Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 – [link]. Gridtest Systems Inc., an independent provider of high-value test and measurement tools for electric vehicle (EV) charging , announced it has closed a seed investment round with Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels. About the Pasadena Angels .

Investor Insights and Highlights | An Unscientific Process as Dating

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Angel investors understand this which is why they invest smaller amounts, but are also first in. And the same for an entrepreneur.

Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California for Q3 of 2011 are up from last year, but down from last quarter, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. 2011 california southern capital venturedeals.

Ranker Hits 11.5M Uniques In December

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Los Angeles-based ranking and polling website Ranker , the startup led by Clark Benson and backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, Lowercase Capital, BullPen Capital, Data Collective, TenOneTen Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, and Pasadena Angels, said today that it hit 11.5

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s Spotlight: LA Tech at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s Spotlight: LA Tech at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Southern California Startups Raise More Than $598.4M In VC In Q4

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There were 84 venture capital deals for the quarter. southern california venture capital investment moneytree quarterly q42013 2013

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. Los Angeles had $222.5M in funding, and San Diego $198.18M in investments. raised for the quarter.

Southern California Firms Get $587.0M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Across the region, Los Angeles led in terms of dollars and deals, with $277.4M invested across 45 companies. invested. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Startups Raise $761.12M in Q2 2014

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The latest venture capital totals from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association''s MoneyTree Report was released this evening, tallying up $761.12M in investments in Q2 of 2014 in Southern California, up from Q2 of 2013, when $616.83M was invested in the region. Nationally, there was $13.0 READ MORE>>.

Energy Cache Eyes Smart Grid, With Backing Of Idealab

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Los Angeles-based Energy Cache , a new startup backed by Idealab, is eyeing the energy storage and smart grid market with its technology. The firm, which is headed by Aaron Fyke, recently scored one of the top prizes at the recent Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.

Ranker Finds More Funding

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Los Angeles-based Ranker , the online rankings website where consumers can rank anything they like, has scored a new round of funding, in an inside round. The funding came from Siemer Venture Capital, Rincon Venture Partners, Draper Associates, the Tech Coast Angels, and the Pasadena Angels, according to CEO Clark Benson.

Gridtest Systems Gets Seeded

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Los Angeles-based Gridtest Systems , a developer of measurement tools for the electric vehicle (EV) market, said this morning that it has raised a seed round of funding from the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. gridtest systems venture capital seed funding electric vehicle cleantech

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. evconnect connect funding venture capital electric vehicle cleantech energy The firm is led by Jordan Ramer.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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K5Launch , which was announced yesterday, is headed up by Amir Banafatemi, Ray Chan, David Cheng, and Kai Tao, four Southern California angel investors. Similarly, the firm is using a Y-Combinator/TechStars model to startups, and covers Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. It looks to be startup accelerators.

Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego

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Seattle’s UP Global, now part of Techstars, oversees the operation of Startup Week and other programs for tech entrepreneurs across the U.S.

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LendAmend Gets $750K

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Los Angeles-based LendAmend , a developer of online software for managing the amendment of leveraged loans, has raised $750,000 in a Series A funding round. The round came from the Tech Coast Angels. angels coast tech investment angel loan leveraged online capital venture lendamend

HitFix Closes Funding Round

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Los Angeles-based HitFix , the online film, TV, and entertainment news site founded by Gregory Ellwood and Jennifer Sargent, said today that it has closed a funding round. Hitfix said the round included investors Golden Seeds, Tech Coast Angels, Liquid Capital Group and a number of prominent individual angels.

Parchment Finds $6M

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Parchment--which started in Los Angeles, and continues to have offices here--said the funding was led by Salmon River Capital, and also included Novak Biddle Partners and Blackboard CEO and President Michael Chasen. parchment docufide college university transcript high school education venture capital blackboard

Venture Capitalists Invest $493.2M In Southern California In Q1

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The latest venture capital numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters, was released tonight, showing that Southern California had $493.2M in investments in Q1 of the year, across 54 deals. Investments were down from $625.4M

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HitFix Adds $2M

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Los Angeles-based HitFix , an online entertainment news site, announced today that it has closed on a $2M investment round. The new round was led by Golden Seeds, and also included prior investors the Tech Coast Angels. Golden Seeds is the New York-based angel group focused on investing in women entrepreneurs.

TCA Stresses Mixers, New Website

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The Tech Coast Angels is stressing its mixer program, seed investment efforts, and a new website, as it kicks off a 2010 program, according to the angel investing group. The angel group also mentioned a web site design as part of its initiatives this year. READ MORE>>.

Atlas Powered Gets $700K

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Atlas Launches Mobile Appointments App

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HitFix Launches iPad App

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Los Angeles-based Hitfix , the entertainment news site co-founded by Jennifer Sargent and Gregory Ellwood, announced this morning that it has launched its first iPad app. Hitfix is backed by Golden Seeds, Tech Coast Angels, Liquid Capital Group, along with other angels. The app is free. READ MORE>>.

MyShape Runs Out Of Cash, Shuts Down

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Los Angeles-based MyShape , the online personalized fashion and women's clothing firm, has shut down. MyShape had raised north of $36M in funding from such investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Lehman Brothers Venture Partners, Pasadena Angels, Tech Coast Angels, and Tenaya Capital. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Tech Companies Raise $709.8M In Q3

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Docufide Raises $4.5M, Taps Blackboard Founder As CEO

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Los Angeles-based Docufide , which develops educational software and services used to transfer high school transcripts to colleges, said today that it has raised $4.5M in a funding round, and also appointed Blackboard founder Matthew Pittinsky as its CEO. Docufide said it will maintain its Los Angeles offices.

Decoding Signal From Noise For Wall Street, With Bitvore

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Bitvore is based in Irvine, and is backed by serial entrepreneur Yuri Pikover, as well as other angels. It''s designed for business people.

Ninja Metrics Aims At $5M Round

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Los Angeles-based game analytics software developer Ninja Metrics has raised $2.8M of an ongoing, $5M funding round, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing this week. The company's other backers include the Harvard Business School Angels and Tech Coast Angels. The round is being led by 37 Ventures.

Karlin Ventures Sets Up Community Office Hours

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Karlin Ventures , one of the newest venture capital funds to emerge in the Los Angeles area, said today that it has launched a new "community hour" with Santa Monica's ROC, where the venture capital investment will help provide feedback on startup ideas and chat with companies. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Adi Jaffe, All About Addiction

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Beyond that, I remember submitting an application to the Tech Coast Angels two years ago, and we didn't have a paying client at the time.