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

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 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.

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Tech Coast Angels: Biggest Q2 Ever For Deals

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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

Tech Coast Angels Highlights 2010 Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , [ profile ] the largest angel investment group in Southern California, outlined its 2010 deals today, saying that it funded a total of 31 deals in 2010, and had three profitable exits. in other capital from venture and other angel investors. tech coast angels venture capital angel investment finance

Tech Coast Angels: We Have Higher Returns Than Angel Averages

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's biggest angel investment group, says its performance record and returns on its investments are higher than the average angel, in nearly all categories, based on a new academic study. return on its investments, based on an analysis prepared by Dr. Rob Wiltbank and Professor Wade Brooks for Willamette University and the Angel Resource Institute (ARI). average of all angels.

Interview with Mike Napoli, Tech Coast Angels

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Since the Tech Coast Angels (www.techcoastangels.com), the largest angel investment group in Southern California, is holding one of its several Fast Pitch competitions next week in Los Angeles (www.pitchtheangels.com), 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 Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet! So with out further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Summer 2011 Judges! He is also an active investor with stakes in companies like Hipmunk, GroupMe, Facebook, Zynga (acquisition stock), and SV Angels.

San Diego Tech Coast Angels Honor John G. Watson With Memorial Fund

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The San Diego chapter of the Tech Coast Angels , the largest angel investment group in Southern California, as well as the United States, said today that it has established a new, memorial fund, the John G.

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.

Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall is garnering some excellent companies being submitted and most of which I wish could all be part of this amazing night. So with out further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Fall 2011 Judges! Mike Jones , Investor and Advisor Located In Los Angeles.

Tech Coast Angels Fuels $45M In Deals In 2011

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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 See 42x Return At MindBody

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's biggest angel investment group, said Tuesday that it has seen a successful exit in MindBody , the developer of cloud-based business management software for the wellness industry. tech coast angels mindbody merger acquisition exit angel investment

Tech Coast Angels Invests In Teenage Design Community

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The Tech Coast Angels , the largest organized angel investment group in Southern California, has made an investment in Define My Style , an online community focused on teenagers, to the tune of $140,000. Other investors in the $600,000 seed stage funding round were CincyTech and Queen City Angels, according to Define My Style. The investment is probably one of the farthest flung for the Tech Coast Angels, geographically.

Tech Coast Angels Names Napoli Chairman

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The Tech Coast Angels , the largest angel investment group in Southern California, officially announced that Mike Napoli has taken the position of Chairman at the firm today. tech coast angels venture cpaital investment executive angel investNapoli has been a member since 2000, and replaces Richard Sudek.

Tech Coast Angels Backs Influenza Treatment Developer

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The Tech Coast Angels , the largest angel investment group in Southern California, has backed a developer of treatments for the flu., According to Gemmus Pharma , it raised an angel funding round led by the Life Science Angels, and also including the Tech Coast Angels, BlueTree Allied Angels, Wilmington Investor Network and The Angels Forum.

Tech Coast Angels Among Most Active Angel Groups

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A new report today, from the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank, and CB Insights, has found that the Tech Coast Angels is again one of the most active angel investment groups in the country. Louis Arch Angels.

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.

Tech Coast Angels: Best Q1 Ever For Deals, Dollars

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Irvine-based angel investment group Tech Coast Angels said this morning that it has had it's best Q1 ever, both in terms of dollars and total deals. The TCA said that 99 percent of the investment dollars were in Southern California, and all but one of the investments were early stage funding, including seed equity, Series A, or bridge to Series A funding. tech coast angels angel investment venture capital southern california angeles orange county diego

Southern California Startups Raise More Than $598.4M In VC In Q4

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Southern California''s venture capital investments totaled a little more than $598.4M billion was invested across Southern California''s technology industry. southern california venture capital investment moneytree quarterly q42013 2013

TCA Backs Cancer Testing Firm

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The Tech Coast Angels , the largest and most active angel investment group in Southern California, is backing a firm developing testing for cervical cancer. According to fellow investor the Sand Hill Angels , OncoHealth Corporation has raised $1.6M The round included the Tech Coast Angels , Sand Hill Angels , Band of Angels , Emergent Medical Partners , Halo Fund , The Angels Forum , and Wilmington Investor Network.

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TCA Trumpets Exits

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The Tech Coast Angels , the biggest angel investment group in Southern California, is trumpeting its involvement in five exits in 2010 today. The Tech Coast Angels said that it saw a 78.75 tech coast angels angel investment venture capital integrien language weaver greendot green trius therapeutics

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Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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What's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia? Here's a rundown of the latest (but not all) of the incubation/acceleration efforts in the area: MuckerLab --which just launched this morning, is headed by Erik Rannala (formerly of Silicon Valley venture firm Harrison Metal) and William Hsu (formerly of AT&T Interactive), and is looking to apply the TechStars model to startups here in Los Angeles. It looks to be startup accelerators.

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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Tech Coast Angels Looks To Shorten Funding Cycle

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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

Southern California Startups Raise $761.12M in Q2 2014

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The latest venture capital totals from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association''s MoneyTree Report was released this evening, tallying up $761.12M in investments in Q2 of 2014 in Southern California, up from Q2 of 2013, when $616.83M was invested in the region. According to the report, there was $472.15M invested in Los Angeles, $222.4M finance investor 2014 tally investment survey nvca moneytree capital venture california southern

TCA Funds PharmaSecure

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's biggest and most active angel investing group, appears to be backing a developer of prescription drug validation systems, based in Lebanon, N.H. The firm lists the Tech Coast Angels, Gray Ghost Ventures, Life Science Angels, Angeli Parvi, and Echoing Green as investors; the TCA's Jay Kunin sits on PharmaSecure's board of directors.

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Tech Coast Angels Fuel $45M In Deals In 2011

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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.

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. Always looking to provide the very best for our community so that you may learn and grow as a startup or entrepreneur, Bill Gross is one of the best experts we could provide.

Interview with Scott Sangster, Tech Coast Angels

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We thought today for our interview, that we'd get an update on the angel investment environment here in Southern California from Scott Sangster , the incoming President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Tech Coast Angels , the biggest angel investment group in Southern California.

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

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Months of submissions and the amazing help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. 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. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Companies: Spotlight Companies.

Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Winter. Spotlight: LA Tech is part of a quarterly demo series that will highlight the finest technology entrepreneurship in Southern California. join us in proving there’s more than one place in California to create great technology. They will sell out quick so grab them while you can.

Tech Coast Angels: $100M Invested

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The Tech Coast Angels is reporting this morning that its members have now invested a total of $100M in Southern California companies, since it started in 1997. The angel investing group said the $100M was invested in more than 150 California-based companies, and included firms in the life sciences, software, Internet, biotechnology, media, business services, and consumer products areas.

Echo Raises $7.5M to Meet Big Orders for Hybrid Digital Microscope

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million in a Series A round led by San Francisco-based Dolby Family Ventures and Southern California’s Tech Coast Angels. Echo , a San Diego startup that has developed a digital, all-in-one microscope, says today it has closed on $7.5