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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.

Shervin Talieh | The Force Behind a Rising Tech Scene

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Many consider him to be the godfather of the burgeoning tech scene in the region.

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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.

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.

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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AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product

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AnyMeeting , the developer of web and video conferencing software aimed at the small business market, said today that it has launched a new, web conferencing product called AnyMeeting Company Pro. The company said those plans start at $480 per year for three employees, and up to $7,200 per year for up to 50 employees. READ MORE>>.

Vokle Gets New Investment

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Irvine-based Vokle , which operates an online, live web streaming and broadcasting service, has scored $767,000 in a new round of funding, according to lead investor the Tech Coast Angels. vokle venture capital video sharing webcast live streaming seed tech coast angelsREAD MORE>>.

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.

AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Service

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and webinar services, has updated its site, in a major update for the service. The update--which went live Friday--includes a redesigned interface, faster screen sharing, and better overall web conferencing management features. READ MORE>>.

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.

AnyMeeting Integrates With Zimbra

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and online meeting software, said this week that it has integrated its products with VMware's Zimbra Collaboration Software. AnyMeeting is venture backed by the Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels. READ MORE>>.

AnyMeeting Rolls YouTube Feature, Hits 200K Users

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , which develops free web conferencing and online meeting software, reported this morning that it has released a new feature which lets users share any YouTube video into their meeting, and has also hit a milestone of 200,000 registered users. READ MORE>>.

AnyMeeting: We're Better Than WebEx, GoToMeeting

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Online web conferencing provider AnyMeeting has a challenge: it believes its services are better suited for small business than both WebEx and GoToMeeting, the incumbents in the web conferencing space. To prove it? READ MORE>>. anymeeting webex gotomeeting free conference call meeting service

AnyMeeting Targets Network Marketing Firms

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , which provides free web conferencing and online meeting services, is announcing this morning that it is aiming at large "network marketing" firms with a new program. AnyMeeting said it already has signed up such firms as Ambit Energy, Southwestern, Stella & Dot and USANA as part of the new program.

Freebinar Looks To Fill Webcasting Hole Left By DimDim

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Huntington Beach-based Freebinar , a provider of free, web conferencing services, is looking to fill the new hole left by free web conferencing service Dimdim , with its own ad-supported service. Bolstering Freebinar's efforts is new funding from the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. READ MORE>>.

Freebinar Becomes AnyMeeting

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Hungtington Beach-based Freebinar , the free web conferencing and webcasting service headed by Costin Tuculescu , has renamed itself AnyMeeting , the firm said this morning. AnyMeeting provides a free, ad-supported service which allows users to run web conferences and webcasts. READ MORE>>.

iZSearch Gets Seed Funding, Launches Internet Search Site

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Carlsbad-based iZSearch said this morning that it has raised a round of seed funding, and also launched its web-based Internet search site. According to iZSearch, the company recently closed a seed funding round from the Tech Coast Angels and Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI). READ MORE>>.

Vokle Powers Al Gore Town Meeting

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Los Angeles-based Vokle , a provider of an online platform to host interactive broadcasting and discussions, is powering an online town hall meeting hosted by former Vice President Al Gore for Time Warner Cable, according to the firm's investors, the Tech Coast Angels. Financial details of the win were not disclosed.

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>>.

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>>.

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.

eGuardian Partners With Education Firm

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Irvine-based eGuardian , a provider of service aimed at protecting children on the web, has partnered with safety education firm i-SAFE, according to investor the Tech Coast Angels. eGuardian develops technology for verifying the age, gender, and location of children on web sites.

Yowza Acquired by Spindle

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Los Angeles-based  Yowza , the developer of a mobile coupon and deals app, which was backed by comedian Wayne Brady, the Tech Coast Angels, the Pasadena Angels, and others, has been acqurieed by mobile commerce software provider Spindle. Read the story. Tweet Tweet.

LaunchFEST Demo Night

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Angel Launch, a new event for startups and investors, is producing a networking venture pitch, networking dinner and party the night before E3 Expo in LA for digital media, mobile and tech startups. Monday, June 4, 2012 -- aunchFEST Demo Night. See [link] (more

YouMail Ups Funding To $12.5M

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The funding came from VantagePoint Capital Partners, Siemer Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. YouMail offers up a third party, enhanced voicemail service, along with mobile applications for BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, Web OS, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 6.5. READ MORE>>.

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 lendamendREAD MORE>>.

Ranker Hits 1M Uniques

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Hollywood-based Ranker , the online startup headed by Clark Benson, said today that it is now seeing over 1 million unique monthly visitors to its web site. Benson was the founder of eCrush, which he sold to Hearst in 2006; Ranker is backed by Benson, Siemer Venture Capital, and the Tech Coast Angels. READ MORE>>.

AnyMeeting Adds Ad-Free Option

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Huntington Beach-based Anymeeting , the free web conferencing and webinar service headed by Costin Tuculescu, and backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and Maverick Angels, reports today that it has added a new, ad-free version of the software aimed at small business users. READ MORE>>.

AnyMeeting Makes Webinars Pay

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the free, online web conferencing and webinar service run by Costin Tuculescu, has launched a new feature which allows anyone to sell tickets to their webinars. AnyMeeting, which was previously known as Freebinar, is angel backed by the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels.

AnyMeeting Launches Instant Meeting Service, AnyMeeting Now

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The newly launched feature allows users to instantly start a free web conference session, even without creating an account on the service. AnyMeeting said the new service--available via a "Start A Meeting Now" button on its home page--is aimed at encouraging new users to experience its free web meeting service. READ MORE>>.

Make It Work Expands Into Web Services

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Santa Barbara-based Make It Work , the in-home computer and electronics service and help firm headed by Eric David Greenspan, said this week that it has launched a new web and social media services arm. The firm is backed by The Tech Coast Angels, Frontera Capital, Somera Ventures, and others. READ MORE>>.

AnyMeeting Names VP

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the developer of a free web conferencing and webinar services, is announcing today that it has named David Gerken as Vice President of Business Development. Gerken was previously the founder of BuzzDash, and also had served at Net Effect Systems and Ask Jeeves, where he was COO of Ask Jeeves, U.K.

Raising Seed Capital Now: 10 Tips

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Last year, venture capitalists and angels who co-invested with them placed $7 billion into seed and early-stage deals, an 11 percent increase from 2009, according to the most recent PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report. Meet angels via the entrepreneurs they’ve funded. By Monica Mehta.

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.

AnyMeeting Gives Gentle Nudge Towards Pro Plans

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For online web conferencing provider AnyMeeting , it looks like it''s moving one of its features--the ability to record webinars--into the charge category. AnyMeeting is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Keiretsu Forum, Pasadena Angels, and Sand Hill Angels. The firm''s pro accounts start at $17.99 a month.

TradeYa Gets $1.1M

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The funding came from angel investors, including Chris Hameetman (Tech Coast Angels) and Joe Addiego (Alsop Louie Partners). TradeYa''s platform focuses on letting users trade electronics, gift cards, sporting equipment, vacation homes, as well as services like cooking, web design, medical care, and more.

AnyMeeting Launches Meeting Contest

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free webinar and web conferencing services, said this week that it has launched a contest to identify the "most interesting meeting" on its service. AnyMeeting is headed by Costin Tuculescu, and backed by the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. READ MORE>>.