TranscribeMe Gets Funding From TCA, Maverick, Keiretsu

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Three active angel investment groups--The Tech Coast Angels , the largest and most active angel investment group in Southern California; Maverick Angels , and Keiretsu Forum , have backed a developer of transcription services, TranscribeMe. The investment is an unusual one for the Southern California angel groups, as in TranscribeMe was started in New Zealand, and has its U.S.

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.

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Tech Coast Angels Fund Cadence Biomedical

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The Tech Coast Angels has backed the maker of a medical device to help people with severe disabilities to walk. According to Cadence Biomedical , the Tech Coast Angels are among a number of new investors in a $1.1M, Series A2 funding for the company. The funding was led by HealthTech Capital, and also included the Sand Hill Angels, Tech Coast Angels, ACE Fund, Frontier Angel Fund, WINGS, Alliance of Angels, and Keiretsu Forum Northwest.

Angel Group: New SEC Rules Could Kill Angel Investing

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The Angel Capital Association , a group which represents angel investors, says this week that the changes in the final rules banning "general solicitation" of companies seeking investments from accredited investors, could "kill most angel investment in the country."

Calacanis: First Angels In New Angel Group

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Jason Calacanis , CEO of Santa Monica-based Internet search site Mahalo , has signed on several angels for his new angel group, the Open Angel Forum - Los Angeles. Calacanis--who started the group as an outgrowth of his crusade against pay-to-pitch angel groups like The Keiretsu Forum--said in his blog today that he has signed up Matt Coffin , Sky Dayton , and Bill Woodward as members of his group.

AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product

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AnyMeeting--which is based in Huntington Beach--is venture backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum. 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.

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EV Connect Gets Funding For Electric Vehicle Charging

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Los Angeles-based EV Connect , a new startup which helps install, manage, and integrate electric vehicle charging stations for the commercial and government market, announced an initial round of funding this morning. The firm said the funding came from 37 Technology Ventures, Jackrel Ventures , Tech Coast Angels , Maverick Angels , Keiretsu Forum , and other angels.

AnyMeeting: We're Better Than WebEx, GoToMeeting

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AnyMeeting, which is headed by Costin Tuculescu, says it offers six-way video conferencing, VoIP support, conference calling, screen sharing, and many other tools important to small businesses; the firm is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum.

New Incubator/Coworking Space Emerges In Glendale

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A new startup incubator and coworking space in the Los Angeles area-- Voivoda Labs --said this week that it is looking to looking to vet new startups in the area to join its newly built incubator in Glendale. Voivoda says that Babajov has ties to the Band of Angels, Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Keiretsu Forum Angel networks.

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. According to Comcast Business, AnyMeeting is now available as part of its Upware marketplace, which features cloud-based business products for its customers. Financial details of the link were not announced.

Calacanis Expands Campaign Against Pitching Fees

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Jason Calacanis, the CEO of Santa Monica-based Mahalo , is continuing his crusade against angel groups and others who charge startups to pitch their groups, saying that he's now calling on groups to stop charging fees, and post what fees they were charging to entrepreneurs on their web sites. In an email to his own private (but extensive) distribution list, Calacanis said "There is no circumstance where an angel investing group should charge a startup to pitch.".

Tech Coast Angels, Rady Venture Fund Back Savara Pharmaceuticals

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Both the Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's largest organized angel investment group, as well as San Diego's Rady Venture Fund are part of a $16M funding round for Savara. According to the Tech Coast Angels , it contributed $3M to the funding, the largest single funding ever raised by the group. capital investment angel pharmaceuticals savara fund venture rady angels coast tech

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But my conversations with countless Chicago entrepreneurs suggests it has similar issues to all non-Silicon Valley centers: not enough venture capital, too few tech angel investors, not enough talent for product management or engineering, not enough local tech powerhouses to drive local biz dev / keiretsu. I was at a dinner recently in Chicago and the table discussion was about building great companies outside of Silicon Valley.

AnyMeeting Acquired, Say Insiders

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The company's investors include the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Keiretsu Forum, and Sand Hill Angels. Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , which operates an online meeting service, has been acquired by another company, according to insiders and investors at the company. CEO Costin Tuculescu said in an email that "We don't have anything to announce at this time."

Insights and Opinions: Frank Peters Interviews John Dilts

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For today's Insights and Opinions section, Frank Peters, of the Frank Peters Show, interviews John Dilts of angel group, the Maverick Angels. Maverick is based in Westlake Village, to be more specific, which once hosted a Keiretsu Forum chapter. Is Maverick Keiretsu reincarnated? Southern California already has mature, well established angel groups like the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels; is there room for one more?

TCA Portfolio Firm Boston Heart Lab Scores More Funding

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A firm which is backed by Southern California's Tech Coast Angels , Framingham, Massachusetts-based Boston Heart Lab , has received $10.05M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Tags: angels coast tech heart boston No details on the funding have been announced by the firm.

TCA Portfolio Firm Boston Heart Lab Scores More Funding

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A firm which is backed by Southern California's Tech Coast Angels , Framingham, Massachusetts-based Boston Heart Lab , has received $10.05M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Tags: boston heart tech coast angels No details on the funding have been announced by the firm.

AnyMeeting Gives Gentle Nudge Towards Pro Plans

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AnyMeeting is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Keiretsu Forum, Pasadena Angels, and Sand Hill Angels. It''s always a challenge with freemium services--how much do you give away, and how much do you charge for? 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.

Earth Class Mail Lands In West LA

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Seattle-based startup Earth Class Mail has landed in Los Angeles, saying Monday that the firm has opened up shop on Santa Monica Boulevard for the firm's Internet mail service. Earth Class Mail -- which is venture backed by the Keiretsu Forum -- said the new location will help "entertainment-industry professionals and jet-setters" to gain a Hollywood area mail address.