About Us

Who we are?

  • Largest angel investment organization in the U.S. founded in 1997
  • Over 300 members in 5 regional Networks covering all of Southern California
  • Our members have diverse backgrounds in almost every industry (not just tech)
  • Many of our members are entrepreneurs and have experience in running start-ups

What have we done?

  • We have invested in over 200 companies
  • Our members have invested over $120 million in these companies
  • Our portfolio companies have gone on to attract over $1 billion in additional investment capital
  • Last year over 600 companies applied to TCA for funding. We funded 17 of them

What do we provide to entrepreneurs?

  • Critical business connections
  • Provide hands-on practical mentoring
  • Provide help in building out the management team
  • Help raising additional venture capital funding


Tech Coast Angels is actively seeking great startups to fund. Providing more than just money, TCA brings connections, knowledge, mentoring and operational assistance to bold early-stage entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas. Let us help you to turn your vision into a sustainable and successful business. Apply Now »

Tech Coast Angels is ever-mindful that some of the world’s greatest companies began with angel investments and we take our commitment to that tradition seriously. The nearly 300 members of TCA collaborate with each other on due diligence and then make individual decisions regarding potential investments. Not limited to the technology industry, our members invest in exciting companies in a wide range of industries including biotech, consumer products, Internet, IT, life sciences, media, software and environmental, among others. TCA is a not-for-profit organization.

Tech Coast Angels is a catalyst in helping build Southern California’s economy into a thriving center of technology and entrepreneurship. Our members are very active in the entrepreneurial community, attending and participating in conferences, networking events, entrepreneurial competitions and other venture capital events. Our relationships with the major colleges and universities in Southern California provide us both access to potential commercialization opportunities and expertise that is invaluable as we analyze potential investments.

Additionally, we receive numerous investment opportunities for review from angel groups across the United States. Our relationship with the venture capital community often gives us early looks at deals from them that fit our investment criteria. TCA also has an excellent relationship with the major economic development agencies in Southern California which are often a referral source of entrepreneurial /investment ideas. All of these sources keep our deal pipeline full which is critical in creating a high quality diversified pool of investments for our members.


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