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.

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.

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.

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Tech Coast Angels Backed 53 Companies In 2018, $10.8M Invested

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The Tech Coast Angels , the largest organized angel investment group both in Southern California as well as across the venture ecosystem, says it backed a total of 53 companies in all of 2018, putting in a total of $10.8M According to the TCA, about 76 percent of its investments in 2018 went to 34 new companies in its portfolio, with the largest investment--nearly 15 percent of its investments--in a single investment worth $1.6

Take only “smart money” investments

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Often, that money is worth more than the cash invested, because the investors who often become members of the board, bring a wealth of experience, insight, relationships and deeper pockets to the table. Close. This statement could be considered controversial.

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Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California''s largest angel investment group, is ranked number two in the nation this year in terms of the number of deals the group did, according to the latest 2012 Halo Report.

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

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. With the help of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, the U.S.

Pasadena Angels Release 2015 Investment Totals

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The Pasadena Angels investment group released its investment totals for 2015 this week, saying that it has invested $4.9M across 27 deals in 2015, bringing its total invested since the group was started to over $65M in over 175 companies. The total number of deals in 2015 was up from just 17 investments in 2014. pasadena angels investment venture capital investor seed

Apollo Robotics Names CEO, Scores Angel Investment

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Cammack is an existing angel investor in the company. Ventura-based Apollo Robotics , a new startup developing autonomous drone hardware and software aimed at automated surveying, announced this morning that it has named Rob Cammack as its Chief Executive Officer. Apollo Robotics said Cammack is a "seasoned serial entrepreneur", but did not details what Cammack has done previously.

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Tinder's Mateen Makes Angel Investment In FOSSA

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Justin Mateen , the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Los Angeles-based Tinder , is one of the seed investors in FOSSA , a developer of open source license management software. in a seed funding round, which came from Bain Capital Ventures, along with angels Marc Benioff (Salesforce), Steve Chen (YouTube), Jaan Tallinn (Skype), Amr Awadallah (Cloudera), as well as Justin Mateen (Tinder). fossa angel investment tinder justin mateen venture capital software open source

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3L Capital Raises $217M For New Investments

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Los Angeles- and New York-based 3L Capital , a new venture capital investment fund co-founded by former Demand Media CEO Shawn Colo, has raised $217M in a new investment round, the firm said today. The startup investor has already been busy making investments in Los Angeles area startups, and already has investments ChowNow , TYT , SnackNation , along with TheRealReal, 101 Commerce, Wheels, and others.

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Think ahead when raising your early investments

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Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds. Sooner or later you may need to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms of an investment.

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

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Over the past five years, Los Angeles has emerged as one of the top five destinations in the U.S. for technology investment and corporate development. PledgeLA initiative grew out of a series of problem-solving sessions within the Los Angeles venture capital community.

Early-stage investment firm Defy updates the venture partner model

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Defy , the early-stage venture investment firm founded by Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo, is putting a new twist on the venture partner model as it brings Brian Lee and Sujal Patel on board to help out with investing and guiding companies in the firm’s portfolio.

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Bonfire Ventures closes $60 million to invest in SoCal B2B startups

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Los Angeles is becoming one of the more interesting destinations for startups and the investors that provide money for venture capital firms to place bets on young companies are increasingly starting to take notice.

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Angel Investing: Skill 3 – Relationships with VCs

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This is the third article in a series on what it takes to be a great angel investor (and why this should matter to entrepreneurs). I’d rather be Roger Ehrenberg with a thesis around data-centric companies and base my investment decisions on the skills I’ve developed in my career.

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Tech Coast Angels Top Angel Group Investments In First Half

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The Tech Coast Angels was the most active group in the first half of the year, in terms of investments, the group said Friday, citing a the HALO Report from Silicon Valley Bank, Angel Resource Institute and CB Insights. Those deals included investments in such firms as.

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. The group said the investments make 2014 its largest ever since 1997 in terms of deals funded and amount raised. The investments were up by 12 percent from 2013, when the angel group invested $14.64M in its portfolio.

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. But, this is not my experience with Angel groups. Can you raise $750K - $1M with no future investments planned? See investment criteria #1 from TCA.

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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. The group said the growth both comes from the overall growth of the startup ecosystem in San Diego, as well as elevated interest in early-stage investing. tech coast angels diego angel investment venture capital sandiego

Angel Investing Skill 2 – Domain Knowledge

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This is the second article in a series on what it takes to be a great angel investor (and why this should matter to entrepreneurs). And we all know that Ron Conway is considered the savviest of angel investors and yet by definition not all of his investments succeed.

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Elementary Robotics raises cash to expand in Los Angeles’ growing robotics hub

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million in seed funding to begin building a manufacturing facility and expand its presence in Los Angeles as the city continues to grow as a hub for robotics and automation. . After about a year of research, the company launched with an initial investment of $1.2

Struggling EV firm Faraday Future gets another financial lifeline with new $225M investment

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The Chinese real estate giant backed out of a proposed $2 billion investment deal with Faraday at the end of 2018 following an extended dispute over terms. Faraday has since sought alternative investment.

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Tech Coast Angels Invests $4.5M In First Half Of 2012

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The Tech Coast Angels said today that it has totalled up its investments for the first half of 2012, and found that it invested $4,571,000 in direct investments--as part of $10M in funding--for 17 companies.

Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

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The flow of venture capital dollars invested into Los Angeles-area companies fell 16.3 percent from a high of $4.17 billion in 2015 to $3.49 billion last year, according to a report by Dow Jones Venture Source

Why Has Seed Investing Declined? And What Does this Mean for the Future?

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Seed investments are down by any measure (funds, deals, dollars) over the past 3 years in deals < $1 million AND in deals between $1–5 million. thus the rise of “pre seed” investing). It’s very noticeable in terms of funds raised, dollars invested and deals completed.

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Tech Coast Angels Help Boost California Angel Investments

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The Tech Coast Angels , the organized Southern California angel investment group, helped boost California into the top states for angel investment deals, according to a new study released today. percent of angel investments in the state.

Tech Coast Angels Makes Eight Investments, Sees Two Exits In Q1

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The Tech Coast Angels , one of the most active angel investment groups nationwide in addition to here in Southern California, said Friday that it invested in eight new and follow on deals in the first quarter of 2015, in addition to seeing two exits out of its portfolio. The angel group said the exits came via Olive Medical and Thermark. tech coast angels venture investment exit merger acquisition capital

PeerStreet Drops Investment Minimums To $100

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Los Angeles-based PeerStreet , the startup which offers up investment opportunities in real estate backed loans, says it has dropped investment minimums on its service to just $100, when used with automated investments. peerstreet investment investing real estate realestate loans fintech finance

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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. According to the two companies, the investment in APCT will go towards accelerating profitable growth at APCT, including for "bolt-on" acquisitions and expanding global production capabilities. angeles equity partners apct merger acquisition electronics

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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.

Moonshots Capital Leads Investment In Backtracks

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Los Angeles-based venture investor Moonshots Capital is the lead investor in a new startup, Backtracks , a developer of podcast analytics software. moonshots capital backtracks startup venture seed funding podcasting audio podcast investmentAccording to Backtracks, it has raised $2.1M in a seed funding round, which was led by Moonshots Capital, and also included Capital Factory, Sputnik ATX, Next Coast Ventures, Bull Creek Capital, and BNSG Capital.

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Several more real costs of taking outsider investments.

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Once a company founder has tapped the funds available from his or her resources and from friends and family, if the company needs more cash for growth, the most obvious next step is to look for money from angel investors and venture capitalists, typically in the $300,000 TO $3,000,000 range.

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