Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in June 2019

Tech Coast Angels Press Releases  
Date Company Headline Outlet
6/10/19 Tech Coast Angels Atlazo Closes $3.4 Million Seed Financing Round; Deal Led by Tech Coast Angels Cision PR Newswire
       
Tech Coast Angels in the Press  
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
6/5/19 Tech Coast Angels Exec Q&A: Caitlin Wege, Tech Coast Angels San Diego Business Journal
6/18/19 Tech Coast Angels 23 Students from 15 High Schools Throughout San Diego Learn about Entrepreneurship and Compete for $2,000 in Scholarship Awards Presented by the University of San Diego and the California Foundation Fund Yahoo!
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Monthly Press Summary

Press Highlights in May 2019 for TCA and our Portfolio Companies (links provided in table below):

  • TCA: TCA releases 2018 Annual Report
  • Actuate Therapeutics: Completes $22 million financing in Series B financing
  • Apeel Sciences: In final administrative stages of regulatory authorization with the European Union (EU) to apply its plant-derived food waste prevention technology to a number of fruits, including avocados and citrus: Selected as Finalist for United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Innovation Awards; Selected in CNBC’s 2019 Disruptor 50 Awards; Selected in The Spoon’s Food Tech 25 Awards; Presented at Stanford’s FoodInno Conference
  • Carterra: Coverage on value proposition in Genetic Engineering & Biotech News
  • CaseStack: Spinout SupplyPike chooses Fayetteville, Arkansas for Operations
  • Connected Signals: Launches Cellular-Cloud Based Signal Priority System that Prioritizes Buses, Peds & EMS
  • EV Connect: One of its investors (Ecosystem Integrity Fund) closes on $100 M in funding
  • Fama Technologies: Rolls out a new way to flag sexist and racist traits among candidates
  • Flowater: Oakland Schools Deploy New-Tech FloWater Refill Stations District-Wide to Encourage Schoolchildren to Drink More Water and Less Soda; adds water industry heavyweight Will Sarni to its Board of Directors
  • Forge Therapeutics: Enters Multi-Target Agreement with Basilea To Discover And Develop Novel Antibiotics
  • Green Dot: Enters $100 million accelerated stock buyback program
  • GroGuru: Presents at Davos on the Delta, California Agricultural Summit and AGRI Tech Venture Forum
  • GroundTruth: Closes UK base amid GDPR pressures
  • H2Scan; Launches New Gas Safety Monitor
  • InfoBionic: Top Technology Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan for MoMe Kardia
  • Interplay Learning: Secures $5.5 Million Series A Financing Round Led By S3 Ventures
  • LeaseLock: Unveils security deposit alternative that lets renters pay a monthly fee instead
  • MINDBODY: CEO and Co-Founder Inducted into the Pacific Coast Business Times’ Hall of Fame; Josh McCarter Promoted to President
  • Mission Bio: Announces Published Study Using Single-Cell Genomics to Reveal Clonal Diversity Underlying Leukemia Therapy Resistance
  • Movocash: Wins Money Under 30’s 2019 “Best Prepaid Credit Card for Young Adults” Award 
  • Neural Analytics: Raises $22 Million Series C led by VC firm Alpha Edison
  • Paradigm Diagnostics: Raises $15M in Series B Funding from Mesa Verde Venture Partners, New Science Ventures, Prairie Ventures, Gore Range Ventures, and TCA
  • Parcel Pending: Wins ACG Orange County Honors Regional Award for “Best Startup”
  • Savara: Announces Molgradex Received Fast Track Designation by FDA for Treatment of Autoimmune Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
  • WeGoLook: (After acquisition) parts ways with founder, outsources jobs
  • Youmail: Continues to be cited as the Leading Source for Tracking Robocalls, fueling pushes for legislation

See below for links to articles on Tech Coast Angels, angel investing in general, and TCA’s portfolio companies (with links) from May 2019: 
 
Tech Coast Angels Press Releases  
Date Company Headline Outlet
5/3/19 Tech Coast Angels Two Tech Coast Angels’ Portfolio Companies Named as Finalists for Angel Capital Association’s Prestigious Luis Villalobos Award Cision PR Newswire
5/7/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels Surpassed Membership Numbers in 2018, Invested $10.8 Million into 53 Companies, and Realized Six Exits Cision PR Newswire
       
Tech Coast Angels in the Press  
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
5/3/19 Tech Coast Angels Two Tech Coast Angels’ Portfolio Companies Named as Finalists for Angel Capital Association’s Prestigious Luis Villalobos Award Benzinga
5/15/19 Tech Coast Angels Paradigm Diagnostics Announces the Addition of Industry Executive Mara Aspinall to the Board of Directors as Part of the Series B Extension Closing Totaling $15 Million BioSpace
5/21/19 Tech Coast Angels Interplay Learning to expand VR-based training with $5.5M investment Austin American Statesman
5/21/19 Tech Coast Angels Paradigm Diagnostics Raises $15M in Series B Funding FINSMES
       
Articles on Angel Investing  
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
5/21/19 Angel Investing Angel Capital Association Announces Pat Gouhin as New Chief Executive Officer Yahoo!
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