Shervin Talieh | The Force Behind a Rising Tech Scene

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Shervin Talieh, founder and CEO of Drumbi , an OC-based startup, is one of the bright tech stars in Orange County who is disrupting telephony through the creation of an innovative communications platform. Many consider him to be the godfather of the burgeoning tech scene in the region.

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SoCal Angel Roundup – Tech Coast Angels

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Tech Coast Angels is the largest angel investor group in the US, with nearly 300 members and $100M personally invested in startups over the last decade. And in recent years, they’ve been involved in some interesting SoCal startups such as Zag, SodaHead, and Vokle. Entrepreneurship Funding Investment Startup Deals investment seed investors socal angel roundup tca Tech coast angels

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AnyMeeting Offers Free Accounts to SoCal Startups


Local startup AnyMeeting is looking to help fellow Southern California startups out, saying this morning that it will provide free, one-year accounts to its premium, ad-free service to any employee of companies within select Los Angeles area incubators and accelerators. AnyMeeting, which is headed by Coston Tuculescu, also said it will offer up two months of its premium ad-free conference service to Tech Coast Angels members.

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2


Los Angeles had $222.5M active firms (all with three deals each) being Rustic Canyon Partners , DFJ Frontier , the Tech Coast Angels , Amgen , GRP Partners , and Mission Ventures. venture capital southern california moneytree thomson angeles diego orange funding pricewaterhousecoopers economy

Venture Conference Highlights SoCal Startups


Southern California's top startups showed up in force Friday at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, for the Technology Council of Southern California's annual VentureNet conference.

Q3 Venture Investments For SoCal Total Around $1.0 Billion


Q3 has traditionally been a slower, venture funding quarter in Southern California, due to summer vacations and a slower work schedule for both high tech companies and venture firms during the summer months. Interestingly enough, that area of perpetual interest for the Los Angeles area--Content and Media--only garnered $10.68M in funding during the quarter. Southern California venture totals for Q3 totaled around $1.0

Good Times Ahead for VC-backed Tech Companies?

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On the third Wednesday of every month I co-chair a meeting called the SoCal VCA (venture capital alliance), which represents participants from all of the top venture capital firms in Southern California as well as prominent members of the Tech Coast Angels (TCA).

Venture Firms Invest Around $1.6 Billion In Q2 2010 In SoCal


The analysis was based on tracking of venture capital, angel, and private equity deals by, which maintains its own proprietary database of local and national venture capital deals and dealmakers. The most active investors in the region, by number of investments, were the Tech Coast Angels (9 tracked deals); followed by clean tech investor Angeleno Investors (3 deals).

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Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009


Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. But, in running it now for the second half of January, the keyword that popped to the top was: Layoffs And this is definitely a sign of the times.

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 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).

Insights and Opinions: Top 10 Attributes of Successful VC Investments


For today's Insights & Opinions section, we're sharing a brief piece that Jeff Cohn , a well known consultant to angel and venture investors in town--and who was previously Investment Screening Director for the Tech Coast Angels--wrote about his view of Southern California's current VC investment market in his blog , which he's let us repost here. So how does an entrepreneur based in SoCal get the attention of VC funds today?

Innovation and Geography


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? Ive personally been involved in the start-up world in Los Angeles for about 15 years, and have had the opportunity to work on many early-stage companies (e.g., Probably the biggest drawback of Los Angeles is the distance and traffic that makes networking more difficult.