Tech Coast Angels: Record Amount Invested In 2014


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 Tech Coast Angels said that it saw five more exits in its portfolio in 2014, with the exits of AIRSIS, Allylix, Bluebeam Software, Hookit (formerly Loop''d Networks), and Mindbody Software.

Tech Coast Angels: Biggest Q2 Ever For Deals


The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's most active organized angel group,said today that it had its most active Q2, and had a record number of deals and dollars invested in the quarter. The Tech Coast Angels are not only Southern California's biggest investment group, but also one of the most active groups nationwide. tech coast angels venture capital investment deals stats group

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TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. Scott Sangster , President at Tech Coast Angels (Los Angeles)/CEO at OrganicStartup.

Interview with Mike Napoli, Tech Coast Angels


Since the Tech Coast Angels (, the largest angel investment group in Southern California, is holding one of its several Fast Pitch competitions next week in Los Angeles (, we thought it might be a good time to catch up with Mike Napoli , incoming President of the Tech Coast Angels, to hear the his thoughts on the angel investing environment in Southern California from the angels' perspective.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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I know you all have been dying to know who the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter SuperDemo is going to be. Chris Dumler , Co-Founder of Los Angeles Startup Foundation. Chris Dumler is an advocate of the Los Angeles startup community and the culture that holds it together.

Tech Coast Angels Top Angel Group Investments In First Half


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.

Tech Coast Angels Looks To Shorten Funding Cycle


The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's most active , organized angel investment group, has a goal: cut down the time it takes to fund a startup presenting to the organization. tech coast angels funding startup screening pitch investment angeles

MuckerLab Unveils Second Graduating Class to Investors

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Tech Coast Angel investor Dale Okuno came out because he believes that MuckerLab attracts better talent because they keep their class size small and focused. Okuno has been investing in Los Angeles startups for the past three years after selling his own company E-Z Data.

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Tech Coast Angels Fuel $45M In Deals In 2011


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 Open Forum

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Monday, May 14, 2012 -- Tech Coast Angels Open Forum. Listen to Angels, Investors, Venture Capitalists and Catalysts and what they have to say about investing and being investor ready. Surya Jayaweera is a board member and network President of Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel investing organization in the Unite States, and an entrepreneurial start-up consultant specializing in interactive educational and internet based consumer businesses.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region. It’s a gathering of friends and tech enthusiasts of all stripes. Join TechZulu as we celebrate LA’s most exciting tech creations of the moment with the brightest digital minds and engineering talents this side of Fresno. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Companies: Spotlight Companies.

The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators

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At a recent accelerator event on the West Side, a friendly young founder told me that he had been coached by his mentor not to talk to Angel groups. As a Pasadena Angel, I wanted to be shocked, but I wasn’t. The Angel funding process can be arduous. But as a community, we have to figure out how Angels can effectively participate in the development of accelerator-based companies. Building ties between accelerators and Angels is a key part of the solution.

Tech Coast Angels Help Boost California Angel Investments


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, Rady Venture Fund Back Savara Pharmaceuticals


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

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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USC Startup Weekend | Complete Breakdown

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We had MBAs, undergrads, engineers, designers, and visitors from all throughout the LA tech scene participate in the event. At the beginning of the night, a couple of the organizers over the weekend worked on a site,, decided to pitch it as a joke to lighten the mood.

Gridtest Systems Secures Investment from Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 – [link]. an independent provider of high-value test and measurement tools for electric vehicle (EV) charging , announced it has closed a seed investment round with Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels. We’re pleased that angel investors have recognized our achievements to date and our commitment to becoming a leading player in the electric vehicle infrastructure testing market.”. About the Pasadena Angels .

Anabios Gets Angel Backing


Bonita, California-based Anabios , a stealth mode firm working on drug testing services for pain drugs, has scored an angel investment round from the Tech Coast Angels. The funding came from the TCA's new ACE Fund, the angel group's more formally organized investment fund which it is using to more quickly invest in companies. anabios tech coast angels angel investment venture capital drug lifescience testing pain

How Planana Is Connecting Events To Sponsors, With Anna Sergeeva


What is the biggest issue that local event organizers--health and family fairs, sports events, and so on--have? Los Angeles-based Planana ( found out it's getting sponsors for their events. startup organization organizer event interview planana sergeeva anna

Man Guilty In Murder of Angel Investor


In the end of a sad saga for the startup investment community in Southern California, a San Diego man has been convicted in the murder of a Tech Coast Angels member last year. The San Diego Union Tribune reported that Kent Thomas Keigwin has been convicted of the murder of angel investor and retired biotech executive John G. Keigwin had been found by local Tech Coast Angel members, after failing to show for an event he was organizing in June of 2010.

Intrigue In Death of San Diego Angel Investor


The death earlier this month of a San Diego Tech Coast Angel, John G. Watson , who organized San Diego's Tech Coast Angels QuickPitch event, is now being investigated as a possible homicide, according to unconfirmed reports sourced by the Frank Peters Show. The Tech Coast Angels is one of the largest angel investment groups in the country, and is a major source of funding and mentoring of early stage ventures in Southern California.

Numira Biosciences Gets $3.2M


Irvine-based Numira Biosciences , a contract research organization focused on high resolution imaging, has raised $3.2M 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 in a funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. No details on the funding have been announced by the company.

Greenwings Biomedical Launches Incubator


A new, Los Angeles startup incubator, Greenwings Biomedical , announced its launch Friday, saying that it will be the first incubator of biomedical ventures in Los Angeles. The new incubator''s head is Richard Koffler, a local technology executive and angel investor who has been involved recently with Viderics and VAL9000; Koffler was also CEO of Alelo, and is active on the Tech Coast Angels, among other local organizations.

AnaBios Raises $800K


San Diego-based AnaBios , a contract research organization focused on drug safety, said today that it has raised $800,000 as part of a Series A funding round. The funding was led by the Tech Coast Angels, including the Tech Coast Angels Angel Capital Entrepreneur (ACE) fund. The firm said the new funding will go towards funding a new laboratory in San Diego.

How Google's Old Offices Are Becoming A Tech Hub, with ROC's Walter Grieves


We dropped in recently, and found a screening session for the Tech Coast Angels; a number of former StartEngine, MuckerLab, and LaunchpadLA startups in residence; not more than a few startup founders wandering the halls; and a long list of upcoming technology networking events on the calendar.

First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

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Maneesh has more than nine years of product development and operational experience in the high tech industry. In addition, he is on the board of directors for the Angel Capital Association, a national angel trade association.

Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego


Seattle’s UP Global, now part of Techstars, oversees the operation of Startup Week and other programs for tech entrepreneurs across the U.S. A Fire Side Chat with San Diego’s Tech Coast Angels.

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You may have the most impressive plan in the world, but these organizations see tens of these each week, and often cannot be expected to understand the vision and potential of any at first glance at a document.

Chat with Yellow Thunder Media CEO and YouTube guru Tony Chen

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Tech Coast Angels. ony is the CEO of Yellow Thunder Media, a digital media agency specializing in video seeding and optimization on the YouTube platform to guarantee targeted, organic views and make videos go viral. Monday, February 6, 2012 -- Chat with Yellow Thunder Media CEO and YouTube guru Tony Chen.

TCA's Ralph Mayer Joins Angel Capital Association Board


Ralph Mayer , most recently the chairman of angel group the Tech Coast Angels , has just been appointed to the Angel Capital Association 's board of directors, the group said Thursday. The Angel Capital Association is an umbrella group organizing the many individual angel investment groups in the nation; the group has had a long association with the Tech Coast Angels, having been co-founded by the TCA's Luis Villalobos.


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Join Tech Coast Angels and OCTANe for Firsty in April! Get down to the heart of entrepreneurship and investment in Orange County by networking with the organization that focuses on fueling innovation in the OC and the largest angel investor group in the United States. Thursday, April 7, 2011 -- TCA/OCTANe Mixer.

TCA's Sudek Talks Angel Networks


Earlier this week, the Tech Coast Angels , the largest and most active organized angel group in Southern California, announced a new effort to create an angel group network, which will share and syndicate deals between groups--current the TCA, Golden Seeds, and Band of Angels.

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat


Well, Los Angeles-based KarmaGoat ( has figured out a way to help people get rid of those unwanted items they have--and provide those proceeds to charity. When I was moving to Los Angeles from Paris, I was sorting through my stuff, and I made three bags of things.