Bonfire Ventures Extends Network With Angel, Seed Investment Effort

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investment fund Bonfire Ventures is looking to extend its network--and make more angel, pre-seed, and seed investments--through a new program is is calling Bonfire Firestarters. capital venture firestarters seed investment angel ventures bonfire

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8 Angel Funding Realities In Search Of A New Venture

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But many have no insight or connections to the ethereal angel investment community, which In the U.S. As an active angel investor, I can tell you what doesn’t work is broadcasting your idea description to flocks of angels, hoping that one will swoop down to anoint you with funding.

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Angeles Equity Partners Takes Board Seat At Xanitos

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Angeles Equity Partners said today that it has appointed Debbie White to the board of directors of one of its portfolio companies, Xanitos. angeles equity partners private xanitos board executive services hospital healthXanitos is a provider of environmental services (EVS), patient transport, and linen services to hospitals and other acute care settings. White was previously Group CEo of INterserve Group, and also served at Sodexo SA.

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Pitching access management on the fly, Los Angeles-based Britive raises $5.4 million

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It seems Los Angeles is becoming an enterprise software hotspot. TC access management ceo chief technology officer Dave Cole identity access management kara nortman Los Angeles Signal Sciences

San Diego Angel Conference Backs Five Companies

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The San Diego Angel Conference, an angel investing effort which is run by the University of San Diego (USD) School of Business, says it has made investments in five companies at its conference this year, worth a total of $500,000. ucsd investment capital venture company angel diego

Tech Coast Angels Los Angeles Launches New Members Only Fund

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The Tech Coast Angels says it has launched a new, annual fund, and is continuing to invest--despite the pandemic. According to the group's Los Angeles chapter, the Tech Coast Angeles-Los Angeles (TCA-LA), it is launching a new annual fund which will provide "new and diverse opportunities for investors and an additional source of startup capital for entrepreneurs." tech coast angels annual fund venture capital investment

Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

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Column Social TC Los Angeles Snapchat PayPal Mafia Evan SpiegelIf you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Companies like Google, Yahoo, Oracle and PayPal attract top talent for years; when they reach maturity or a major liquidity event, their talent disperses and germinates into the next generation of companies. It’s quite possible that Snapchat could do the same for L.A. Read More.

TECHSPO Los Angeles 2020

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 -- TECHSPO Los Angeles Technology Expo - June 10-11, 2020 - Los Angeles, CA. See [link] (more

TECHSPO Los Angeles 2020

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -- TECHSPO Los Angeles Technology Expo - June 10-11, 2020 - Los Angeles, CA. See [link] (more

Techstars Los Angeles names Matt Kozlov as its new managing director

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Techstars Los Angeles , the local Los Angeles-focused branch of the global accelerator network, has named Matt Kozlov as its new managing director. Now, Kozlov turns his attention to the Los Angeles ecosystem broadly. and Los Angeles angel investor. “I’m

Plug and Play Downtown Los Angeles Launch

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 -- Plug and Play Downtown Los Angeles Launch. Plug and Play will be opening their Los Angeles location at the TENTEN Wilshire building which innovated on the live, work, play all-in-one-place lifestyle. Plug and Play has partnered with the LA Area Chamber, Alliance for SoCal Innovation and Downtown Center Business Improvement District to turn Downtown LA into the next urban innovation hub.

9 Keys To Finding The Perfect Angel Investor For You

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As a long-time advisor to entrepreneurs, and a former angel myself, I still find startups confused about the definition of an angel investor, and how and when to attract one. Angels spread their risk by making multiple smaller investments.

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CookUnity Picks Up $15.5M, Eyes Los Angeles

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CookUnity, a startup which connects up and coming chefs with consumers with fully cooked and prepared meals delivered via weekly subscription, says it is opening up a new kitchen in Los Angeles, after raising $15.5M The startup--based in New York--said the funding will allow it to open up two new kitchens, including the ones in Los Angeles, and one in Texas. cookunity prepared meal subscription food venture capital expansion angeles

Los Angeles Sets Up Transportation Technology Zone

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The City of Los Angeles and Mayor Eric Garcetti said this week that it is launching a new Transportation Technology Innovation Zone , which Garcetti said will allow innovators to test their transportation technology solutions. angeles transportation technology zone delivery innovation startup

Los Angeles is a transportation tech powerhouse

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Los Angeles is famous for two things: entertainment and traffic. Column TC Transportation Los Angeles Hyperloop One self-driving cars faraday future TallyGoBack in the 1950s, any association with “stars” and “cars” would be the envy of any modern city. But today, that’s sometimes overshadowed by images of aggressive paparazzi and gridlocked freeways. But when it comes to transportation, there might be more to LA than just bloated commute times.

Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels Among Top Angel Groups In New Report

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A new report, released by the Angel Resource Institute in the last week, has spotlighted the Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels as among the top four angel groups in California, and the Tech Coast Angeles as number two in the nation in terms of the number of deals in 2016. The rankings were released in the Angel Resource Insitute's 2016 ARI HALO Report. The ARI did not release individual deal counts for the various angel groups.

Tech Coast Angels-San Diego Sees Big Growth In Angels

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The Tech Coast Angels San Diego (TCA-SD) angel investment network, the San Diego arm of the Tech Coast Angels, has seen a big growth in the number of angel investors who are members of the group this year, the group said this week. tech coast angels diego angel investment venture capital sandiego

SpaceX to build its massive BFR in Los Angeles

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The mayor of Los Angeles confirmed earlier reports that SpaceX will build its largest rocket, the BFR, at the Port of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Harbor Commission must now approve the facility. Space BFR falcon Gwynne Shotwell Los Angeles Mayor outer space spacecraft spaceflight SpaceXThe company intends to build a manufacturing facility on an 18-acre site at Berth 240 and use waterways to transport the massive rocket.

Fundraising Essentials: Pitching Angel Groups

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 --.

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Keiretsu Forum Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Forum. Angel investor event. Monday, May 20, 2019 -- Keiretsu Forum. See [link] (more

TECHSPO Los Angeles 2019

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 -- TECHSPO Los Angeles Technology Expo - June 12-13, 2019 - Los Angeles, CA. See [link] (more

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

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Fundings & Exits Logistics Startups TC lumi Spark Capital Los Angeles packaging eCommerce online retail online shopping e-commerce forerunner venturesAlongside co-founder and longtime partner Stephan Ango, Jesse Genet has built a business with Lumi that’s already been profitable, and has just raised $9 million in venture funding to boost its growth. Read More.

Keiretsu Forum Los Angeles

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -- Keiretsu Forum Los Angeles. Angel investment meeting. See [link] (more

Angeles Equity Partners Buys APCT

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Angeles Equity Partners announced this morning that it has acquired printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer APCT, Inc. angeles equity partners apct merger acquisition electronicsFinancial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. APCT is a manufacturer of quick-turn printed circuit board (PCB) prototypes.

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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 [.]. This is part of my ongoing series Pitching a VC.

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Virginia Company Expands Data Center In Los Angeles

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INAP, a data center and hybrid computing provider based in Reston, Virginia, says it is expanding its data center in Los Angeles, due to supply constraints in the Los Angeles market. The company says it has 101,000 square feet at its data center, which serves the Los Angeles data center market. inap data center datacenter angeles expansion

The Los Angeles Fire Department wants more drones

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As it looks to modernize its operations, the Los Angeles Fire Department is turning to a number of new technologies, including expanding its fleet of drones for a slew of new deployments. Los Angeles has become an early leader in the use of drones for its firefighting applications thanks in part to an agreement with the Chinese company DJI, which the department inked back in April. In Los Angeles, Fields says he takes those concerns seriously.

Finding The Right Angel Investor For Your New Venture

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If your startup is looking for an angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. The challenge is to find the right angel for you, and for your situation. Here are some basic principles: Angels invest in people, more often than they invest in ideas. Angel investors are people too. But now to answer one of the most common questions I get “How do I find angel investors?”

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Tech Coast Angels Leads National Angel Investments

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Southern California's largest angel investment group, the Tech Coast Angels , looks to be one of the lead investors nationally in angel-backed companies, according to a report released Monday by the Angel Resource institute. The group, along with Silicon valley Bank and CB Insights, released the 1Q 2012 Halo Report , which summarized Q1 angel investments. halo report tech coast angels angel investment venture capital

Google Cloud will launch its Los Angeles region in July

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It’s no secret that Google has long planned to open a cloud region in Los Angeles. But as Google announced today , the new Los Angeles cloud region will go live in July, making it the company’s fifth region in the U.S. During an event in Los Angeles today, Google specifically positioned this region as ideal for the media and entertainment industry in the area. Built In Cloud entertainment Google google cloud Los Angeles media

Techstars and Starburst Aerospace are launching a space industry accelerator in Los Angeles

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC and the Israel Aerospace Industries company, Techstars and Starburst Aerospace are launching an accelerator focused on the space industry in Los Angeles. Already a major hub for the space and aerospace startup industry, with companies like SpaceX, Relativity Space, Virgin Orbit, Rocket Lab, Phase Four, and others calling Los Angeles home, the new accelerator will provide another booster for LA’s growing startup scene.

Tech Coast Angeles Los Angeles Screening

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Friday, May 11, 2018 -- Tech Coast Angeles Los Angeles Screening. Must be a member or invited. See [link] (more

Los Angeles-based Frame launches mental health gateway for a pandemic-stricken generation

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Its co-founders, Kendall Bird and Sage Grazer, ran their first business in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles years ago, selling out their entire inventory of lemonade to a captive audience of eager parents.

Angel Funding Advice

Both Sides of the Table

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).

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Los Angeles-based CREXi raises $29 million for its online real estate marketplace

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Los Angeles is one of the most desirable locations for commercial real estate in the United States, so it’s little wonder that there’s something of a boom in investments in technology companies servicing the market coming from the region. CREXi joins the ranks of startups based in Los Angeles that have raised money to reshape the real estate industry. billion, active in the real estate industry in Los Angeles.

Archer Aviation aims to launch network of urban air taxis in Los Angeles by 2024

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Archer Aviation, the electric aircraft startup that recently announced a deal to go public via a merger with a blank-check company, plans to launch a network of its urban air taxis in Los Angeles by 2024. Startups TC Transportation air taxis Archer Aviation Electric Planes eVTOL Los Angeles

Angel Investing 101 Workshop

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 -- Angel Investing 101. Tech Coast Angels. It turns out that angel investing is more than art - it's also very much a science. On April 3rd, 2019 we're pleased to offer you another round of the popular "Angel Investing 101" workshop. It is run by legendary angel investor, co-founder of TCA-SD and former Kauffman Foundation EIR, Bill Payne. How do we know?

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Greentoe Lands Angel Funding

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Los Angeles-based Greentoe.com , which operates an online marketplace which lets people name their own price for electronics and other items, has raised a round of angel funding, the firm said today. greentoe venture capital angel ecommerce retail retailer seed The funding came from Parker Thompson from 500 Startups/Dave McClure. Size of the funding was not announced.

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Techstars Los Angeles Launches 2019 Class

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Techstars Los Angeles , one of the startup accelerators run by Techstars in Los Angeles, has announced its 2019 class. Techstars Los Angeles said that eight of the ten companies are based in the greater Los Angeles area; the effort in LA is led by Anna Barber. techstars angeles startup accelerator incubator 2019According to Techstars, ten companies were selected for the startup accelerator, which kicked off this week.

With the Los Angeles tech scene exploding, CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million to invest

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CrossCut Ventures, a Los Angeles-based seed investment firm has just closed its fourth (and largest) fund with $125 million in new cash. It’s been a long road for the firm’s three co-founders, who have been investing in Los Angeles since 1997. TC investment finance greycroft partners upfront ventures crosscut ventures Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based Luxury Presence raised $5.4 million for its real estate marketing services

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Real estate is a big business in the sprawling city of Los Angeles, and new technology tools to target the industry continue to attract investor attention. billion, active in the real estate industry in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

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In an attempt to boost diversity and inclusion efforts and civic engagement between the growing technology industry in Los Angeles and the community that surrounds it, over 80 venture capitalists and entrepreneurs joined the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, and the non-profit Annenberg Foundation to announce PledgeLA. Over the past five years, Los Angeles has emerged as one of the top five destinations in the U.S. PledgeLA will put Los Angeles on the right trajectory.”.

Tech Coast Angels Hails Exit At CaseStack

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The Tech Coast Angels said this morning that its members said a 16x return from their investment in CaseStack , the logistics and supply chain company led by Dan Sanker, after its acquisition last year for $255M. According to the Tech Coast Angels, this is the company's sixth highest ever. The Tech Coast Angels were investors in CaseStackf or nearly 15 years. The Tech Coast Angels' Bill Collins was co-deal lead on the investment, along with the late Bill Hahn.