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. Irvine-based Tech Coast Venture Network has named Ciaran Foley Chairman of the Board, replacing Bart Greenberg, who has been Chairman since August.


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. Over 600 people came to this event to listen share and network, including entrepreneurs, VC’s and investors. The keynote speech was delivered by Vizio CEO William Wong and VP & Co-Founder Ken Lowe.

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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. OVP Venture Partners , a venture firm in Oregon and Washington, is highlighting its latest "missed deal" in Aliso Viejo-based Networks In Motion.

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. Orange County also managed to pull out a year-to-year increase in venture deals, unlike most markets in the nation, with investments up over last year's $89.48M invested.