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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

MatriSys Bioscience Finds $1.5M From Tech Coast Angels

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in a funding round from the Tech Coast Angels. The company's technology is based on skin microbiome research developed at the University of San Diego, in the labs of Professor Richard Gallo. matrisys bioscience tech coast angels skin dermatology bacteria biome microbiomeSan Diego-based MatriSys Bioscience , which is developing treatments for treating skin and dermatologic conditions, says it has raised $1.5M

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.

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. and was president of Ionian Technologies in San Diego.

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.

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. In college at the California Institute of Technology, he patented a new loudspeaker design and formed GNP Loudspeakers, Inc. Chris Dumler , Co-Founder of Los Angeles Startup Foundation.

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.

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. We’re looking for companies with new technology to demonstrate (or better yet, those with upcoming launches they wish to promote among savvy peers). Tech Coast Angels is actively seeking great startups to fund.

PharmaSecure Finds Further Funding

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New Hampshire- and India-based PharmaSecure , a developer of pharmaceuticals authentication technology backed by the Tech Coast Angels, has raised $3.9M The additional capital came from Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors, Gray Ghost Ventures, Healthtech Capital and the TEEC Angel Fund. PharmaSecure develops technology used to allow consumers to uniquely validate the packaging on pharmaceuticals, to prevent counterfeiting.

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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. join us in proving there’s more than one place in California to create great technology. 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.

MicroPower Technologies Names VP

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San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies , the developer of solar-powered, wireless surveillance cameras, said Thursday that it has named Dave Tynan as its new Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development.

Tech Coast Angels Hail Exits, Disclose Q2 Investments Numbers

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's largest angel investment group, is hailing its latest exits today, saying that the recent IPOs for Green Dot and Trius Therapeutics , as well as the sale of Language Weaver to SDL, have left members "smiling". The angel group also said it made investments in OLFactor , a firm developing technology for insect repellent and trapping, HitFix , an entertainment news site, and Vokle , a live video site.

San Diego Tech Coast Angels Open Quick Pitch Apps

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Startups interested in pitching to the San Diego arm of the Tech Coast Angels can now submit their applications to the group, the TCA announced Tuesday evening. application competition contest pitch quick diego angels coast tech

Tech Coast Angels (TCA) - Southern California Tech Company Screening

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Monday, August 13, 2012 -- Tech Coast Angels (TCA) - Southern California Tech Company Screening. Tech Coast Angels is the largest angel investor network in the United States and one of the leading sources of funding to early-stage companies in Southern California. TCA will be holding a screening for start-up and early stage technology companies in Murrieta at the Murrieta City Hall.

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!

Gridtest Systems Secures Investment from Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels

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Pioneer of test and measurement systems for electric vehicle charging systems prepares to roll out technology that enables R&D labs and installers of charging systems to reduce time to market. 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.

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.

MicroPower Technologies Finds $5.7M In Funding

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San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies , which develops wireless, solar-powered surveillance hardware, has raised $5.7M The company has previously announced funding from Motorola and the Tech Coast Angels.

MicroPower Technologies Launches New Infrared Camera

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San Diego-based security technology developer MicroPower Technologies has rolled out a new product, a new, infrared camera which can wirelessly send its images up to a half mile away. The venture-backed startup--which is backed by Karmel Capital, Motorola and the Tech Coast Angels--said its new Helios IR camera consumes less than 1/10th the power of standard, industry cameras, and is powered by solar energy and a lithium battery.

Tech Coast Angels: 7 New Deals, 17 Follow-On Investments In 2009

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The Tech Coast Angels said today that the angel group invested in seven new deals, and seventeen follow-on deals in 2009, a total of $4.7M The group said that as part of those deals, its portfolio companies raised an additional $57M in funding from venture capital groups and other angel investors. Tags: startup investment funding angel capital venture angels coast tech

University Students Get $200K For Clean Technology Startups

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The group said that the winners with Stanford Nitrogen Group , Greenbiotics , and Xite Solar will split the $200,000 in prize money, and also will gain access to the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. The effort is part of a larger national effort by the Department of Energy (DOE) to spur businesses in clean technologies from university labs.

Swagbucks Buys Sodahead

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Los Angeles-based prodege , the parent company of Swagbucks , said this morning that it has acquired Sodahead , the online polling and discussion platform founded by Jason Feffer. Prodege is venture backed by Technology Crossover Ventures. Sodahead was venture backed by Mission Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels.

LeisureLink Suspends Service, Stops Accepting Reservations

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LeisureLink , which develops vacation travel booking software and technology, and was started in the Los Angeles area, appears to have halted its service, telling its partners on Friday that it has suspended accepting new reservations as well as modifying existing reservations. The company--which is still backed by a number of Southern California investors, including the Tech Coast Angels--had merged with VacationRoost.com back in 2013, and moved its headquarters to Utah.

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. This marks the fourth installment of TechZulu Spotlight: LA Tech and the one year anniversary of the series. Making Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Possible.

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. This marks the fourth installment of TechZulu Spotlight: LA Tech and the one year anniversary of the series. Making Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Possible.

TherMark Acquired By Ferro

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Irvine-based laser marketing technology developer TherMark Holdings has been acquired by Cleveland-based Ferro Corporation , in a deal worth $5.5M, the two said late Wednesday afternoon. TherMark develops laser marking technology used to permanently fuse marking materials to metals, ceramics, glass, and other surfaces. TherMark was backed by the Tech Coast Angels and Pasadena Angels, and had announced a total of around $2.55M in funding since 2006.

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

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billion was invested across Southern California''s technology industry. Los Angeles led the region with $309.79M in total investments for Q4 of 2013, with San Diego ($145.0M) and Orange County ($143.6M) with nearly the same venture investment toal.

MicroPower Turns To Financing To Spur Demand

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San Diego-based wireless video surveillance developer MicroPower Technologies --which was part of the EvoNexus business incubator--said this week that it has started up a financing program, to spur demand for its surveillance systems. The startup said it will provide installment purchases and financing for its products, which use solar power and lower power technology to make it easy to deploy outdoor and perimeter surveillance cameras.

Mobile-XL Links With Oberthur Technologies

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Los Angeles-based Mobile-XL , the international mobile information services firm backed by the Tech Coast Angels, said this week that it has linked a deal with Oberthur Technologies to include its XLBrowser Content Platform on Oberthur's line of SIM cards. Tags: mobile-xl mobilexl mobile information tech coast angels oberthur

Energy Cache Eyes Smart Grid, With Backing Of Idealab

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Los Angeles-based Energy Cache , a new startup backed by Idealab, is eyeing the energy storage and smart grid market with its technology. The firm, which is headed by Aaron Fyke, recently scored one of the top prizes at the recent Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch in Los Angeles. The firm beat out around 170 other entrants to gain the title of "Best Investment Opportunity".

TCA's OC Arm Pumps Seed Program

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The Orange County Chapter of the Tech Coast Angels is promoting a program to help jumpstart small companies, O.C. Tech Coast Angels, the new program will provide seed funding, strategic planning, and execution of day-to-day functions of startups. Tags: tech coast angels angel investors seedtrack SeedTrack, building off of earlier efforts by the group's San Diego and other chapters. According to the O.C.

MicroPower Lands Funding From Motorola

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San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies , the developer of wireless video products used for the video surveillance market, has scored a strategic investment from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. MicroPower is led by Jonathan Siann, and previously had raised angel funding from the Tech Coast Angels.

L.A. Area Chamber Launches Emerging Tech Center Bixel Exchange Live

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In an effort to foster innovation, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Small Business Administration to launch Bixel Exchange – a technology center focused on growing L.A.’s ’s emerging tech ecosystem — on Thursday, June 13th.

EV Connect Gets Funding For Electric Vehicle Charging

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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. The firm said the funding came from 37 Technology Ventures, Jackrel Ventures , Tech Coast Angels , Maverick Angels , Keiretsu Forum , and other angels.

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

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In a sign of the growth of the Silicon Beach technology world, last year, Google moved its headquarters out of a space on Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica, and into a new fancy headquarters space in Venice. Walter Grieves: We have 20 percent entertainment and about 50 percent tech startups.

Vokle Powers Al Gore Town Meeting

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Los Angeles-based Vokle , a provider of an online platform to host interactive broadcasting and discussions, is powering an online town hall meeting hosted by former Vice President Al Gore for Time Warner Cable, according to the firm's investors, the Tech Coast Angels. Tags: vokle video streaming webcast tech coast angels time warner

Image Metrics Buys Big Stage

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation technology, announced Thursday morning that it has acquired Big Stage , the developer of avatar creation software. Image Metrics said it would merge Big Stag's avatar creation platform into its existing, real-time video animation technology. Big Stage, which was once known as Clone, was venture backed by Mission Ventures, Selby Ventures and the Tech Coast Angels.

Payvia, Mobile-XL Partner On Mobile Payments

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Los Angeles-based Payvia , which is developing mobile payment technology, and Mobile-XL , which develops software for providing access to digital services to people in Africa and India, are in a partnership, the companies said this morning. According to the two companies, they are integrating Payvia''s mobile payments technology with Mobile-XL''s service, which is used to deliver news, content, games, and Internet services to emerging markets.