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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. Sponsorship Opportunities for Events, and other channels.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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. Event Details.

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.

Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels

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The Tech Coast Angels talk about improving your chances for long-term success in the lead article of the November SCribe Newsletter. Check this out, along with our other feature articles and links to the upcoming event schedule. Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue: Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels.

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. The event will take place Thursday, Febuary 2, at 7pm. Every ticket includes FREE appetizer and cocktail reception after the event for you all to mix and mingle. Sponsorship Opportunities for Events, and other channels.

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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Vokle Ups Funding To $767K

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Santa Monica-based Vokle , the developer of an online service to show live, streamed events, has now raised $767,000 in its latest seed round of funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm yesterday. The funds include capital from the Tech Coast Angels, the Sierra Angels, and others. Vokle has been working on its lateset funding round since January, and includes funding from the Tech Coast Angels' Angel Capital Entrepreneurial (ACE) Fund 1.

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.

Tech Coast Angels Taps Vokle For Webcasts

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The Tech Coast Angels said today that it is tapping Vokle , one of the group's portfolio companies, to stream a new series of "Meet the Angels and VCs" webcasts. According to the group, which says it is the nation's largest angel investment network, it will provide live, streaming video conferences targeted at helping entrepreneurs. Tags: tech coast angels vokle video streaming webcast

Maverick Angels Merging Members Into Tech Coast Angels, Say Members

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Local angel investment group Maverick Angels is merging its membership base into the much larger Tech Coast Angels , according to members of the groups. As of press time, The Maverick Angels did not respond to emails asking for comment on the move.

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.

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Spotlight: LA Tech SuperDemo Announced! | Mike Jones Former Myspace CEO

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Mike Jones is an Internet executive, investor and advisor located in Los Angeles. The event will take place Thursday, October 27, at 6pm. Please join TechZulu as well as Los Angeles tech savvy elite comprised of VC’s, Angels investors, startups and your fellow entrepreneurs, as we celebrate LA’s most exciting tech creations of the moment with the brightest digital minds and engineering talents this side of Fresno.

Tech Coast Angels Formally Announces New Fund, ACE

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Angel investing group the Tech Coast Angels has officially announced its new investment fund, the ACE Fund , as the group has begun to broaden out its investments strategy. According to the Tech Coast Angels, the Angel Capital Enterpreneurial Fund (ACE) 1 will give private and institutional investors access to investments that would otherwise only be available to experienced angel investor.

Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 -- Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch. VCs and angels are still investing. This is a unique opportunity for you to present to the leading local VCs and nation's largest angel investing group at the fourth annual TCA Fast Pitch at Korn Hall at the Anderson Business School at UCLA. Last year the event attracted over 350 people.

Tech Coast Angels LA Fast Pitch 2011

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 -- Tech Coast Angels LA Fast Pitch 2011. Network with Tech Coast Angels, venture capitalists and other industry experts. More than 400 people attended each of the five prior Fast Pitch Los Angeles events. The 6th Annual LA Fast Pitch will feature 8-10 early stage companies, chosen from more than 100 applicants. CEOs will have 90 seconds to pitch their companies on stage.

How Planana Is Connecting Events To Sponsors, With Anna Sergeeva

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

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!

OC Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010 -- OC Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch. The Tech Coast Angels will be holding their 10th Annual Fast Pitch Competition on May 25th at the UC Irvine Student Center. This is a "must attend" event for all entrepreneurs who are looking to jump-start their entrepreneurial dreams, and for investors seeking to hear about the latest in innovation in Southern California.

Man To Go To Trial For Murder Of Tech Coast Angel

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A man accused of murdering Tech Coast Angel John G. The death of Watson shocked the investment community in Southern California, after fellow angel investors found Watson dead after failing to show up for a meeting. Watson was a key member of the San Diego Tech Coast Angels, and was in charge of the San Diego Tech Coast Angels Quick Pitch event. tech coast angels murder legal lawsuit diego john watson crime

Murder Charges In Tech Coast Angel Death

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Watson , a member of the San Diego Tech Coast Angels , who was found dead in June. According to authorities, Kent Thomas Keigwin , age 59, has been charged by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office with the murder of Watson, who had been found by fellow angel investors when he failed to show for a meeting. Tags: finance investor angel angels coast tech murder diego

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. Will Dennis, comedian extraordinaire, humored the crowd with a demo and a pitchdeck that poked fun at the tech start-up industry. 54 hours. 70+ students.

Tech Coast Angels LA Fast Pitch

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 -- The Tech Coast Angels 5th Annual Fast Pitch Competition will take place on February 24th at UCLA Anderson School of Management. Dinner and refreshments will be served after the program at a networking event attended by hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs and other industry experts.

Investor Insights and Highlights | An Unscientific Process as Dating

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Angel Investors look for very different things than more advanced VC’s who’ve been investing for years, who are different still from those who are just getting into the investing world. Angel investors understand this which is why they invest smaller amounts, but are also first in.

Anabios Gets Angel Backing

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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. The funding is the second for the ACE Fund; the first was an investment in online event broadcasting service Vokle.

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s Spotlight: LA Tech at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. In addition to the 330+ students, entrepreneurs and investors in attendance, the event also achieved over 45,000 views on the TechZulu live stream.

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s Spotlight: LA Tech at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. In addition to the 330+ students, entrepreneurs and investors in attendance, the event also achieved over 45,000 views on the TechZulu live stream.

Man Guilty In Murder of Angel Investor

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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.

Vokle Gets Funding

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Santa Monica-based Vokle has scored an investment round from the Tech Coast Angels, the angel group formally announced Monday. Vokle is headed by Robert Kiraz, and operates an online service which allows people to host live, streamed video events. The investment came from the Tech Coast Angels' Angel Capital Entrepreneurial (ACE) Fund 1. vokle venture capital funding video streaming live event

Fast Pitch Los Angeles

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 -- Fast Pitch Los Angeles 2012. Tech Coast Angels, 7th Annual Fast Pitch Competition. Now in its seventh year, the Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch event has come to symbolize true entrepreneurial spirit and innovation. Finding these companies and helping them reach the next level is at the heart of Tech Coast Angels mission.

VOKLE Boots Up Online Singing Competition

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In an interesting application of a live, streaming video site, Santa Monica-based Vokle , the online, interactive live events service headed by Robert Kiraz, announced today that it is hosting a live singing competition on its site. Vokle is backed by the Tech Coast Angels. vokle live video event singing competition

Green Dot's Steve Streit Gets National Award

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Streit was among nine entrepreneurs awarded in an event hosted by Jay Leno in Palm Springs. Green Dot was backed by Sequoia Capital and the Tech Coast Angels, and has been the best return, ever, for the Tech Coast Angels.

Intrigue In Death of San Diego Angel Investor

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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.

LaughStub Takes On Comedy Ticket Sales, With Angel Backing

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In a long tradition of local companies tying the business of ticketing for various events into the online world, a new startup, LaughStub has quietly been establishing its place providing tickets for comedy clubs locally and nationwide. The firm--which the Tech Coast Angels revealed last week that it had funded in 2010--also has the backing of well known angel investor Paige Craig, who also sits on the firms advisory board.

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.

LaunchFEST Demo Night

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Angel Launch, a new event for startups and investors, is producing a networking venture pitch, networking dinner and party the night before E3 Expo in LA for digital media, mobile and tech startups. Monday, June 4, 2012 -- aunchFEST Demo Night.