Tech Coast Angels Highlights 2010 Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , [ profile ] the largest angel investment group in Southern California, outlined its 2010 deals today, saying that it funded a total of 31 deals in 2010, and had three profitable exits. in other capital from venture and other angel investors. Investments were up in terms of deals compared to 2009, when the group invested in 24 deals. tech coast angels venture capital angel investment finance

Tech Coast Angels Fuels $45M In Deals In 2011

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The Tech Coast Angels , the largest organized angel investment group in Southern California--and the nation--said Wednesday that it was part of $45M in funding in companies during last year, with $11M directly invested across 37 companies during 2011.

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Tech Coast Angels: $100M Invested

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The Tech Coast Angels is reporting this morning that its members have now invested a total of $100M in Southern California companies, since it started in 1997. The angel investing group said the $100M was invested in more than 150 California-based companies, and included firms in the life sciences, software, Internet, biotechnology, media, business services, and consumer products areas. Tags: tech coast angels venture capital investment

Tech Coast Angels Fuel $45M In Deals In 2011

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The Tech Coast Angels , the largest organized angel investment group in Southern California--and the nation--said Wednesday that it was part of $45M in funding in companies during last year, with $11M directly invested across 37 companies during 2011.

Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 -- Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch. VCs and angels are still investing. This is a unique opportunity for you to present to the leading local VCs and nation's largest angel investing group at the fourth annual TCA Fast Pitch at Korn Hall at the Anderson Business School at UCLA.

Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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Meet the Graduates: · Connectifier, which connects recruiters to potential job candidates, consists of 4 ex-Google employees and local angel investor, Terrence Yang, has dubbed Connectifier one of the best startups of 2012.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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Coming hot off the coat tail of earlier this year’s Startup Weekend LA where Zaarly launched, this LASW was nothing less than amazing and as someone put, one of the best tech events in LA they had ever been to. What a weekend!

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Tech Coast Angels: 7 New Deals, 17 Follow-On Investments In 2009

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The Tech Coast Angels said today that the angel group invested in seven new deals, and seventeen follow-on deals in 2009, a total of $4.7M The group said that as part of those deals, its portfolio companies raised an additional $57M in funding from venture capital groups and other angel investors. Tags: startup investment funding angel capital venture angels coast tech

Friendgiftr Launches Facebook Gift Card App

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Hollywood-based Friendgiftr , an angel funded startup developing Facebook applications, said today that it has launched a new Facebook application which allows users to send real gift cards to friends, family, and others. Friendgiftr is backed by angel investors, including individuals from the Tech Coast Angels, and is using gift card provider iCard Systems for its fulfillment.

New Fellowship For MBA Students At UCI Honors Luis Villalobos

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A new endowed fellowship fund, which will be awarded to a graduate MBA student at the Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine, has been established to honor the Tech Coast Angels' Luis Villalobos. According to the Tech Coast Angels, the new fellowship--the Luis Villalobos Endowed Fellowship in Entrepreneurship--will be awarded to a student with an interest in entrepreneurship and/or starting or being part of a new business.

TCA's OC Arm Pumps Seed Program

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The Orange County Chapter of the Tech Coast Angels is promoting a program to help jumpstart small companies, O.C. Tech Coast Angels, the new program will provide seed funding, strategic planning, and execution of day-to-day functions of startups. Tags: tech coast angels angel investors seedtrack SeedTrack, building off of earlier efforts by the group's San Diego and other chapters. According to the O.C.

The Perfect Pitch 2009

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Monday, October 26, 2009 -- The Perfect Pitch 2009. An opportunity to pitch your business idea to Sir Richard Branson and a conference full of venture capitalists, angel investors and influential entrepreneurs.Our judges represent over $3 Billion in funds, including executives from August Capital, Baroda Ventures, Cal Cap Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners, Santa Monica Capital Partners, Tech Coast Angels and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Numira Biosciences Gets $3.2M

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Numira has previously raised funding from the Pasadena Angels, Tech Coast Angels and vSpring Capital. Tags: numira biosciences tech coast angels venture capital contract research lifescience 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. No details on the funding have been announced by the company.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. Top for January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009 Posts Are You Selling Online Yet? This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then.

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. Tags: eguardian safety tech coast angels angel investment isafe eGuardian develops technology for verifying the age, gender, and location of children on web sites. i-SAFE is a nonprofit which educates consumers about Internet safety.

Green Dot Files For IPO

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Green Dot is venture backed by Sequoia Capital, TTP Fund, as well as a significant number of Tech Coast Angels. in 2009. Tags: green financial prepaid merger acquisition tech coast angels Monrovia-based Green Dot , a provider of pre-paid VISA and Mastercard cards, has filed for an IPO, saying this morning that it is looking to raise up to $150M in an IPO on the NYSE. The firm's IPO is being undewritten by J.P.

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. According to the Tech Coast Angels' Richard Sudek, Chairman of the TCA, the group is looking to hold bi-monthly mixers which will help entrepreneurs connect with its angel investors, after a successful mixer in late 2009.

Angel Funding Advice

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Last night I attended a DealMaker Media (whom I love because they always host such great discussions) panel on raising angel money moderated by Dan Gould and with panelists Rob Hayes (First Round Capital, more seed or A round than angel), Scot Sangster (with OrganicStartup and the best spokesperson for Tech Coast Angels that I have met to date), Tom McInerney (TGM) and Jarl Mohn (who invests on his own “account&# and whose track record is truly humbling).

Audiolife Acquired By Alliance Entertainment

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According to Alliance Entertainment, Audiolife's founders will remain in Los Angeles, but the company will be moving its fulfillment operations to Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Audiolife was founded in 2009. Audiolife was backed by angels, including members of the Tech Coast Angels and CVAN, the Coachella Valley Angel Network.

Venture Capitalists Invest $493.2M In Southern California In Q1

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Although dollars were up, the number of deals (736 nationally in Q1 vs. 827 deals last year) was the lowest in a single quarter since Q3 of 2009. Locally, the report totaled $201.28M in deals in the Los Angeles area, $191.89M in the Orange County area, and $100.0M Frontier , the Tech Coast Angels , and New Enterprise. venture capital southern california moneytree thomson angeles diego orange

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Luis Villalobos Celebration of Life

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 -- Luis Villalobos Celebration of Life. Memorial service for Luis Villalobos, founder of the Tech Coast Angels. Email bonnie@techcoastangels.com.

YouMail Trumpets App Download Numbers

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Los Angeles-based YouMail , the enhanced voice mail service run by Alex Quilici, said Thursday that it seen over two million downloads on the Blackberry application store, Blackberry AppWorld. YouMail's Blackberry application has been available since February of 2009; the firm's iPhone version was released in June of 2009. YouMail is backed by the Tech Coast Angels and VantagePoint Venture Partners.

Angel Group Gives Luis Villalobos Award

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The Angel Capital Association , a national association for angel investors, said Wednesday that it has awarded the Luis Villalobos Award to a company, for being the most innovative angel backed company from its members. The ACA''s award is named after Tech Coast Angels founder Luis Villalobos, who passed away in 2009. Villalobos was also a founder of the Angel Capital Association.

Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011

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Green Dot's backers included Sequoia Capital, Total Technology Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. Both years were well above 2009, which had a low of only $475M in exits. angeles california southern exit acquisition merger exits capital ventureA new report released today tallies up $7.7 billion in IT exits in 2011, the highest since 2000, for Southern California IT firms.

Southern California Deals Total Around $932M For Q2

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The most active investors in the region, in terms of activity, were the Tech Coast Angels , with five investments or follow up investments in the quarter, followed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers with three investments. Tags: venture capital investment southern california 2009

LeisureLink Raises $3.5M

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LeisureLink has previously raised funding from Clearstone Venture Partners, Group RCI, Kodiak Ventures LP, Mission Ventures, Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels.

TCA Fast Pitch

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 -- The Tech Coast Angels Presents the 9th Annual Orange County Fast Pitch Competition. Enjoy a sumptuous walk-around gourmet dinner and wine with the Angels. Network with hundreds of investors and entrepreneurs. Watch the finalists in the competition pitch to a panel of expert judges. Learn about exciting new startup investment opportunities. See [link] (more

Loop'd Network Gains $800K

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According to Loop'd, the funding came from its existing investors, along with new investor the Tech Coast Angels. San Diego-based Loop'd Network , an online site focused on action sports, announced this morning that it has raised $800,000 in additional funding.

Teresis Adds To Board

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Teresis is angel backed by the Tech Coast Angels and Pasadena Angels. Santa Ana-based Teresis Media Management revealed Tuesday that the firm has tapped B. Hawkins, President and CEO of technology services firm OFS, for its board of directors.

Bikestation Gains Funding

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Irvine-based Bikestation , a developer of facilities for bicycle commuting, has scored an investment from the Tech Coast Angels angel investment group, the TCA said this morning. According to the Orange County arm of the Tech Coast Angels, the investment was led by Raulee Marcus.

Another Big Exit For Local Angels With Mindbody?

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Local angel investors--including the Tech Coast Angels and Pasadena Angels --might just have another big hit on their hands, with the news today that San Luis Obispo-based Mindbody has filed for an IPO. Local angels--whose biggest exit so far in recent years was the IPO of Green Dot back in 2010--were the first backers of MindBody, having first received funding from Frontera Capital, the Pasadena Angels, and the Tech Coast Angels back in 2009.

Insights and Opinions: The Stresses On Venture Capital

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In our Insights and Opinions section today, we have posted the latest podcast from Frank Peters , chairman emeritus of the Tech Coast Angels, and podcaster at the Frank Peters show. Frank talks with John Taylor , VP of Research at the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) about the stresses on the venture capital industry today. READ MORE>>.

Verdezyne Names VP

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The firm has received funding from OVP Venture Partners, Monitor Ventures, the Tech Coast Angels and the Life Science Angels.