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Tech Coast Angels: Record Amount Invested In 2014

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Southern California''s biggest organized, angel investment group, the Tech Coast Angels , said this morning that the group had its biggest investment year ever in 2014, investing a total of $16.37M across 61 total deals. tech coast angels venture capital investment exits totals READ MORE>>.

Tech Coast Angels: Biggest Q2 Ever For Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's most active organized angel group,said today that it had its most active Q2, and had a record number of deals and dollars invested in the quarter. tech coast angels venture capital investment deals stats groupREAD MORE>>.

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. Our Panelist Include.

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!

San Diego Tech Coast Angels Honor John G. Watson With Memorial Fund

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Watson, who was an active angel investor with the TCA until his untimely death in 2010. He also served at Vestar Inc. and Galagen Inc.,

MuckerLab Unveils Second Graduating Class to Investors

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Okuno has been investing in Los Angeles startups for the past three years after selling his own company E-Z Data. Or maybe a goldmine.

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Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region. It’s a gathering of friends and tech enthusiasts of all stripes. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Companies: Spotlight Companies. Bill received his B.S.

The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators

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At a recent accelerator event on the West Side, a friendly young founder told me that he had been coached by his mentor not to talk to Angel groups.  As a Pasadena Angel, I wanted to be shocked, but I wasn’t.  The Angel funding process can be arduous.  To help with the capital shortage, we have to tap the Angel community. 

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Tech Coast Angels Top Angel Group Investments In First Half

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Garden Organics, SignNow, AnyMeeting, Nanoogo and mSIGNIA. tech coast angels investment totals cbinsights halo report venture capital

Tech Coast Angels Looks To Shorten Funding Cycle

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Tech Coast Angels Fuel $45M In Deals In 2011

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Tech Coast Angels Open Forum

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Monday, May 14, 2012 -- Tech Coast Angels Open Forum. Listen to Angels, Investors, Venture Capitalists and Catalysts and what they have to say about investing and being investor ready. Pitch your business, idea or concept through live video feed and hear feedback from industry veterans. Ask questions and learn.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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If Avesta sees someone drinking Coloft coffee (organic of course), he quickly asks if they’ve sold anything. What a weekend! Rob Maigret.

USC Startup Weekend | Complete Breakdown

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We had MBAs, undergrads, engineers, designers, and visitors from all throughout the LA tech scene participate in the event. 54 hours. Lrning It.

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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 . link].

Tech Coast Angels Help Boost California Angel Investments

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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.

Anabios Gets Angel Backing

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Bonita, California-based Anabios , a stealth mode firm working on drug testing services for pain drugs, has scored an angel investment round from the Tech Coast Angels. anabios tech coast angels angel investment venture capital drug lifescience testing pain

How Planana Is Connecting Events To Sponsors, With Anna Sergeeva

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What is the biggest issue that local event organizers--health and family fairs, sports events, and so on--have? What is Planana? Thanks!

Man Guilty In Murder of Angel Investor

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In the end of a sad saga for the startup investment community in Southern California, a San Diego man has been convicted in the murder of a Tech Coast Angels member last year. The San Diego Union Tribune reported that Kent Thomas Keigwin has been convicted of the murder of angel investor and retired biotech executive John G.

Intrigue In Death of San Diego Angel Investor

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The death earlier this month of a San Diego Tech Coast Angel, John G. Watson , who organized San Diego's Tech Coast Angels QuickPitch event, is now being investigated as a possible homicide, according to unconfirmed reports sourced by the Frank Peters Show.

Numira Biosciences Gets $3.2M

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Irvine-based Numira Biosciences , a contract research organization focused on high resolution imaging, has raised $3.2M in a funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Numira has previously raised funding from the Pasadena Angels, Tech Coast Angels and vSpring Capital.

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.

First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

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Maneesh has more than nine years of product development and operational experience in the high tech industry. He joined Miramar in 2006.

Find your champion.

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Together we fund, maybe, twenty-five of these. Banks and lenders often are the same way. Spend time finding your champion.

Greenwings Biomedical Launches Incubator

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A new, Los Angeles startup incubator, Greenwings Biomedical , announced its launch Friday, saying that it will be the first incubator of biomedical ventures in Los Angeles. The new startup, headed by startup veteran Richard Koffler, said it will focus on biomedical devices and software. READ MORE>>.

AnaBios Raises $800K

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San Diego-based AnaBios , a contract research organization focused on drug safety, said today that it has raised $800,000 as part of a Series A funding round. The funding was led by the Tech Coast Angels, including the Tech Coast Angels Angel Capital Entrepreneur (ACE) fund. Reynolds.

How Google's Old Offices Are Becoming A Tech Hub, with ROC's Walter Grieves

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Today, we just had a screening for the Tech Coast Angels, they're screening companies and having lunch here. Thanks! READ MORE>>.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region.

Chat with Yellow Thunder Media CEO and YouTube guru Tony Chen

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Tech Coast Angels. ony is the CEO of Yellow Thunder Media, a digital media agency specializing in video seeding and optimization on the YouTube platform to guarantee targeted, organic views and make videos go viral. Monday, February 6, 2012 -- Chat with Yellow Thunder Media CEO and YouTube guru Tony Chen.

TCA's Ralph Mayer Joins Angel Capital Association Board

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Ralph Mayer , most recently the chairman of angel group the Tech Coast Angels , has just been appointed to the Angel Capital Association 's board of directors, the group said Thursday. angel investment venture capital executive ralph mayerMayer was one of five new board directors added to the ACA's board.

TCA/OCTANe Mixer

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Join Tech Coast Angels and OCTANe for Firsty in April! Get down to the heart of entrepreneurship and investment in Orange County by networking with the organization that focuses on fueling innovation in the OC and the largest angel investor group in the United States. Thursday, April 7, 2011 -- TCA/OCTANe Mixer.

TCA's Sudek Talks Angel Networks

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Why band together for an angel network? When a company needs one or two million, that's often out of the scope of a typical angel group.

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat

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When I was moving to Los Angeles from Paris, I was sorting through my stuff, and I made three bags of things. What exactly is KarmaGoat?

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Planning for Execution and Executing the Plan

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This month at ACCESS we will be discussing the importance of an organizations business plan and the keys to execution. Panel includes: Doug Pennington, Private Capital Network; Paul Work, Tech Coast Angels; David J. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 -- Planning for Execution and Executing the Plan. AccessEN. Cohen, Mobolize.

An Interview with Dr. Kevin J. Scanlon

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Scanlon, Chairman of the Pasadena Angels Investment Group. What are you doing to improve Pasadena Angels? Angels. What makes you passionate about Pasadena Angels? As a member of the Pasadena Angel, I enjoy working with our. What would you like biotech entrepreneurs to know about Pasadena Angels? June 2012.

Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!

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RT @OEInnovation #SBF why I live in #LA: intersection of #beach #tech #entrepreneur #entertainment. & #celebrity to pull off anything!

Angel Investment Criteria

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I’m planning on going to a Tech Coast Angels mixer tomorrow and the topic for me is whether there is angel funding out there for startups that don’t meet classic VC models. By way of background for the question, there’s a great post by Bob Aholt, a Pasadena Angel: An Angel Investor’s Thoughts on Valuation.

Angel Funding Advice

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recently wrote a post on angel financing covering the topic of convertible notes but I realized I was thinking about the issue more from investor perspective and a very narrow topic of how to price the round. Market validation – This one is optional but important.  At an angel round you can get away with no market validation.

YouMail Revs BlackBerry Appp

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YouMail said that the updated Version 2.0 of its product adds a streamline user interface, enhanced organization tools, better transcription viewing, and integration with Blackberry's default SMS client. YouMail is backed by the Tech Coast Angels and VantagePoint Venture Partners. The application is free. READ MORE>>.