Keiretsu Forum Orange County

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 -- Keiretsu Forum. Orange County Forum. Angel investor event. See [link] (more

Keiretsu Forum Los Angeles

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

Keiretsu Forum Orange County

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 -- Keiretsu Forum Orange County. Angel investment meeting. See [link] (more

Keiretsu Forum Los Angeles

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

Keiretsu Westlake Village Investor Forum / May 2019

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

Calacanis Takes On Keiretsu Forum On Fees

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Jason Calacanis , CEO of Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com and co-producer of the TechCrunch50 conference--not known for pulling his punches--publicly targeted angel group The Keiretsu Forum today for their presentation fees. In Calacanis' personal blog, he called for bloggers to launch a public campaign against Keiretsu. Tags: jason calacanis keiretsu forum angel investment venture capital techcrunch50

San Diego Investor Forum / May 2019

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

Calacanis/Keiretsu Tiff Heats Up With Lawsuit

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A personal campaign by Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com 's CEO, Jason Calacanis, to put pressure on for-profit angel investment firms to stop charging entrepreneurs to pitch, has ramped up, as Calacanis said Tuesday that he has been informed that Keiretsu Forum is filing a lawsuit against him. Keiretsu Forum was the initial target of the effort by Calacanis to stop the practice of charging entrepreneurs to talk with investors.

Westlake Village Investor Forum / March 2019

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 -- Keiretsu Forum Westlake Village. Angel investment meeting. See [link].

Calacanis Expands Campaign Against Pitching Fees

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Calacanis--who launched his campaign earlier this week, targeting angel group the Keiretsu Forum --has now expanded his list of target angel groups to not only Keiretsu, but also Westlake Village-based Maverick Angels , PrivateEquityForums.com , Los Angeles-based iHollywoodForum's Tech Supper Club , and Angels Den UK. Tags: jason calacanis mahalo angel group keiretsu maverick angels

Calacanis: First Angels In New Angel Group

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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. Calacanis launched what he called a "jihad" against Keiretsu and others in early October, over their high fees and hidden costs for entrepreneurs looking to pitch the groups for money.

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Angel Investors Forum

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Keiretsu Forum. Wednesday, September 21, 2011 -- Angel Investors Forum. See [link] (more

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

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The Keiretsu Forum was ranked number one in the nation in terms of deal activity in 2016 overall. 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.

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."

Angel Group: New SEC Rules Could Kill Angel Investing

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The ACA''s Southern California members include the Tech Coast Angels, the Pasadena Angels, and the Keiretsu Forum.

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Insights and Opinions: Frank Peters Interviews John Dilts

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

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.

AnyMeeting Hits 250,000 Users, Adds Funding

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The firm, which is based in Huntington Beach, said that it has added addtional funding from the Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum, in addition to support from current Southern California investors. Web conferencing serivce AnyMeeting said today that it has reached over 250,000 registered users for its service, which is aimed at small businesses, and also added additional funding.

EV Connect Gets Funding For Electric Vehicle Charging

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The firm said the funding came from 37 Technology Ventures, Jackrel Ventures , Tech Coast Angels , Maverick Angels , Keiretsu Forum , and other angels. 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. Size of that funding was not disclosed.

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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TCA Portfolio Firm Boston Heart Lab Scores More Funding

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Boston Heart Lab is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, and according to local Boston publication citybizlist has previously received funding from the Tech Coast Angels, Beacon Angels, Launchpad Venture Group, InvestIN Forum, Sustainable Resource Ventures, Cherrystone Angel Group, Grnaite State angels, North Country Angels, and Keiretsu Forum.

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.

Tech Coast Angels, Rady Venture Fund Back Savara Pharmaceuticals

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Rady Venture Fund , the student run venture capital fund run by students at UC San Diego's Rady School of Management, also participated, in addition to the Keiretsu Forum , the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) and the North Texas Angel Network (NTAN). Two, Southern California investment groups have backed a developer of treatments for infections in cystic fibrosis patients, Savara Pharmaceuticals , they announced today.

Digital Map Products Wins Union City

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The firm has previously raised funding from the Keiretsu Forum and TVC Ventures. Irvine-based Digital Map Products , a provider of geographical information systems (GIS) products, reported this week that it has signed on Union City, California, as a customer. According to Digital Map Products, Union City is using its product to collect and share GIS data among its departments and with the public. Financial details of the win were not disclosed.

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.

Tech Coast Angels Fund Cadence Biomedical

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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. 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.

TCA Portfolio Firm Boston Heart Lab Scores More Funding

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Boston Heart Lab is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, and according to local Boston publication citybizlist has previously received funding from the Tech Coast Angels, Beacon Angels, Launchpad Venture Group, InvestIN Forum, Sustainable Resource Ventures, Cherrystone Angel Group, Granite State Angels, North Country Angels, and Keiretsu Forum.

New Incubator/Coworking Space Emerges In Glendale

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Voivoda says that Babajov has ties to the Band of Angels, Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Keiretsu Forum Angel networks. 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.

The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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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.

It’s Better to Beg for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission

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I have always believed in the saying, “It’s better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission.&# It’s a way of life. It’s not about abusing situations but about knowing when to push the boundaries.

Earth Class Mail Lands In West LA

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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. 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.

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