Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in August 2019

Press Highlights (links provided in table below):

  • Tech Coast Angels: Tech Coast Angels invest $13.7 M in 28 Deals in 1H 2019, Funds 400th Company and Grows to over 400 members
  • Anabios: Provides Human Tissue Samples to NCATS for Pain Research
  • Apeel Sciences:  Named to “10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It”, co-issued by the World Bank, UN Environment Programme, UN Development Programme and Potato Pro; named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies and a CNBC 2019 Disruptor 50; Announces Growing Network of Global Supplier Relationships
  • Aquacycl: Announces Scalable Wastewater Treatment Tech Sized Right For Craft breweries
  • Avadyne Health:Driving A Revolution In Customer Service Quality, 6 Million Calls At A Time
  • BetaBlocks: Announce Blockchain Innovation and Learning Partnership With FinTech Consortium and Bahrain FinTech Bay 
  • Bitvore: Announces Enhancements To Municipal Bond Intelligence Solutions
  • Buy It Installed: Partners with Bestop, Continuum Global Solutions, and LightsOnline
  • Carterra: Rapid Adoption of Carterra’s LSA™ Instrument Drives European Expansion
  • Connected Signals: DENSO (with Connected Signals) Launches First Smart Mobility Ecosystem In Dublin, Ohio 
  • CytomX Therapeutics: CytomX Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Business Update
  • Dthera Sciences: Digital Therapeutics Have Potential But Commercial Success Unproven
  • EV Connect: Partner with GM to Enhance Charging Experience for Bolt EV Drivers; Electrify America has Signed EV Charging Interoperability Agreements with EVgo, ChargePoint, Greenlots, Sema Connect and EV Connect.
  • FloWater: FloWater, Ending Single-Use Plastic Water Bottle Pollution by Decentralizing Water Purification, Lands Spot in Top 500 on Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
  • Forge Therapeutics: Receives Notice of Allowance From U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Covering Novel Chemistry Targeting LpxC For The Treatment Of Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
  • Glassbeam: Introduces AI-powered Rules and Alerts Engine for Clinsights
  • Green Dot: Stock Dives on a Weaker Outlook and Fewer Active Users; Hagens Berman Investigating Possible Disclosure Violations by Green Dot
  • GroGuru: To Showcase Its Breakthrough Solution for Strategic Irrigation Management at AgLaunch Future of Ag Field Day
  • InfoBionic: New Technology Allows Direct Transmission of Remote Cardiac Monitoring Data
  • iPourit: Announces More Installations
  • LeaseLock: Hires new Chief Revenue Officer
  • MINDBODY: Acquires Pune-based Simplicity First 
  • Mission Bio: Partners with Onconova Therapeutics to Advance Precision Oncology Clinical Trials Employing Single-Cell Genomics; Tapestri Platform Can Now Identify Both Mutations and Copy Number Variants from the Same Cells
  • myLAB Box: Announces Safe is Sexy Checklist for Back to School
  • Nocimed: Announces Publication of Using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Identify Painful Lumbar Discs in the European Spine Journal
  • P2Binvestor: Financed Over $1 Billion in Lending: A Discussion with Founder Krista Morgan 
  • Parcel Pending: Announced New President; Parcel Pending’s BOPIL™ Locker Solutions Help Retailers Maximize Revenue at NACDS 2019
  • Phytonix Corporation: Converting Waste Gas Into High Value Flavors And Fragrances 
  • Procore Technologies: Acquires Honest Buildings to Enhance Project Management for Owners; introduces BIM to put 3D models into builders’ hands
  • ResortPass: This ‘Daycation’ Service Raises $9 Million
  • Salarius Pharmaceuticals: AfterGoing Public Through Reverse Merger with FlexPharma, CEO Issues Letter to Shareholders
  • Savara: Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Business Update 
  • Snap Bio: Lead Candidate Overcomes Resistance of Approved Drugs for Liver Cancer 
  • Transcepta: Webinar on How to Straight-Through Process Your AP Invoices Into Oracle ERP Cloud with Transcepta
  • Turn Technologies: Helps the Gig Economy Better Vet Their Workers
  • WeGoLook: Joins Duck Creek Partner Ecosystem, Giving Insurers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada the Ability to Gather and Validate Information Anytime, Anywhere
  • 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 xxx 2019: 

Tech Coast Angels Press Releases

 
Date Company Headline Outlet
8/1/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels Invest $13.7 M in 28 Deals in 1H 2019 Cision PR Newswire
8/15/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels Realizes Two Momentous Milestones: 400th Company Funded and 400 Members Cision PR Newswire
       

Tech Coast Angels in the Press

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
8/8/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels Invests Largest Amount Since its Inception San Diego Business Journal
8/9/19 Tech Coast Angels San Diego Tech Roundup: Ezoic, Trust & Will, Oska Wellness & More Xconomy
8/12/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels: More Active, More Money, More Reach Orange County Business Journal
8/12/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels Sells Stake Orange County Business Journal
8/12/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels: More Active, More Money, More Reach Orange County Business Journal
8/12/19 Tech Coast Angels STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS Orange County Business Journal
8/15/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels Realizes Two Momentous Milestones: 400th Company Funded and 400 Members Investor Ideas
       

Articles on Angel Investing

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
8/12/19 Angel Investing Proceed With Caution: 10 Tips For Angel Investors Looking To Fund A Startup Forbes
8/12/19 Angel Investing The Venture Capital Blind Spot Business 2 Community
8/16/19 Angel Investing How Do You Know If Your Business Is Right For Traditional Venture Capital Or Public Venture Capital? Forbes
8/21/19 Angel Investing Should you raise equity venture capital or revenue-based investing VC? TechCrunch
       

TCA Portfolio Companies in the Press

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
8/30/19 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals SpringWorks Therapeutics Appoints Alan Fuhrman to Its Board of Directors Yahoo! Finance
8/14/19 AnaBios* AnaBios Provides Human Tissue Samples to NCATS for Pain Research Cision PR Newswire
8/1/19 Apeel Sciences What’s Your Moonshot? Meet the Man Coating Fruits and Vegetables to Alleviate Food Waste and World Hunger Newsweek
8/5/19 Apeel Sciences Edible coating instead of film Fresh Plaza
8/12/19 Apeel Sciences Hazel Technologies Closes $13 million Series B Round for Food Waste Tech The Spoon
8/13/19 Apeel Sciences 10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It Potato Pro
8/15/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel Sciences reveals supplier network The Packer
8/15/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel Sciences unveils supplier network Produce Blue Book
8/26/19 Apeel Sciences Ontario innovations in the field Produec Blue Book
8/29/19 Apeel Sciences Natural Coating That Keeps Produce Fresh Longer Is Going Global Forbes
8/26/19 Aquacycl*** Meet Aquacycl: Scalable wastewater treatment tech sized right for craft breweries Craft Brewing Business
8/9/19 Avadyne Health Driving A Revolution In Customer Service Quality, 6 Million Calls At A Time Forbes
8/5/19 BetaBlocks Bahrain Fintech Bay partners with US blockchain firm Trade Arabia
8/6/19 BetaBlocks FinTech Consortium and Bahrain FinTech Bay Announce Blockchain Innovation and Learning Partnership With US-Based Betablocks Albawaba
8/12/19 Buy It Installed*** Buy It Installed, Inc. Announces Partnership with Bestop to Offer Professional Installation with Purchase BusinessWire
8/20/19 Buy It Installed*** Buy It Installed Partners with Continuum Global Solutions BusinessWire
8/21/19 Buy It Installed*** Buy It Installed Partners with LightsOnline Yahoo! Finance
8/14/19 Carterra (Wasatch Microfluidics)** Rapid Adoption of Carterra’s LSA™ Instrument Drives European Expansion Cision PR Newswire
8/20/19 Carterra (Wasatch Microfluidics)** Rapid Adoption of Carterra’s LSA™ Instrument Drives European Expansion Technology Networks
8/14/19 Connected Signals** DENSO Launches its First Smart Mobility Ecosystem in Dublin, Ohio Yahoo! Finance
8/14/19 Connected Signals** Smart Mobility Ecosystem coming to Dublin, Ohio courtesy of DENSO Mass Transit Mag
8/14/19 Connected Signals** DENSO Launches First Smart Mobility Ecosystem In Dublin, Ohio  AfterMarket news
8/15/19 Connected Signals** Denso creating its first Smart Mobility Ecosystem in Ohio Traffic Technology Today
8/15/19 Connected Signals** Denso Launches Smart Mobility in Ohio Heavy Duty Trucking
8/6/19 CytomX Therapeutics CytomX Therapeutics to Present at the 2019 Wedbush PacGrow Healthcare Conference Yahoo! Finance
8/7/19 CytomX Therapeutics CytomX Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Business Update Yahoo! Finance
8/15/19 Dthera Sciences (Everystory) Digital therapeutics have potential but commercial success unproven Vantage
8/6/19 EV Connect EV Connect and General Motors to Enhance Charging Experience Yahoo! Finance
8/7/19 EV Connect EV Connect and GM partner to enhance charging experience for Bolt EV drivers Green Car Congress
8/7/19 EV Connect New partnership to enhance consumer EV charging experience Smart Energy
8/7/19 EV Connect Chevrolet and EV Connect Auto Connected Car News
8/8/19 EV Connect EV Connect Will Provide Dynamic Charge Station Data To GM Inside EVs
8/8/19 EV Connect EV Connect teams with GM for US charging access Just Auto
8/8/19 EV Connect GM Looking for Investors to Pay for Fast-Charging Network Stations The Detroit Bureau
8/17/19 EV Connect The EV Connect Cloud Brings Connectivity & Interoperability To EV Charging Clean Technica
8/26/19 EV Connect New deal connects 3,000+ direct current EV fast chargers Smart Energy International
8/27/19 EV Connect Australian Renewable Energy Agency backs ultra-fast EV highway network PV Magazine International
8/27/19 EV Connect ARENA announces $15 million in funding for ultra-fast EV highway PV Magazine Australia
8/31/19 EV Connect Electrify America And EVgo Allow You Charge Your Car With A Single Account Industry News Wire
8/15/19 Flowater FloWater, Ending Single-Use Plastic Water Bottle Pollution by Decentralizing Water Purification, Lands Spot in Top 500 on Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies Yahoo! Finance
8/14/19 Forge Therapeutics Forge Therapeutics Receives Notice Of Allowance From U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Covering Novel Chemistry Targeting LpxC For The Treatment Of Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections Cision PR Newswire
8/14/19 Forge Therapeutics Forge Therapeutics Receives Notice Of Allowance From U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Covering Novel Chemistry Targeting LpxC For The Treatment Of Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections BioSpace
8/21/19 Forge Therapeutics New Campaign Focuses on Fighting Superbugs BioSpace
8/22/19 Glassbeam Glassbeam Unleashes New Capabilities of AI-powered Rules and Alerts Engine Cision PR Newswire
8/22/19 Glassbeam Glassbeam Unleashes New Capabilities of AI-powered Rules and Alerts Engine AIThority
8/23/19 Glassbeam Glassbeam Introduces AI-powered Rules and Alerts Engine for Clinsights Imaging Technology News
8/5/19 Green Dot Tips and strategies to save money WCAI San Antonio
8/7/19 Green Dot Green Dot Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results Yahoo! Finance
8/7/19 Green Dot Green Dot stock tanks after fintech company lowers guidance Marketwatch
8/7/19 Green Dot Green Dot (GDOT) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates Zach’s
8/8/19 Green Dot Wall Street Punishes Green Dot As Growth Slows Digital Transactions
8/9/19 Green Dot Green Dot Stock Dives on a Weaker Outlook and Fewer Active Users Barron’s
8/9/19 Green Dot Green Dot Tumbles on Stiffer Competition From Startups Wall Street Journal
8/12/19 Green Dot Green Dot CEO Steve Streit and 2 Big Financial Headlines Motley Fool
8/13/19 Green Dot Pasadena Banking-Tech Provider Green Dot Slumps After Revising Outlook Lower Pasadena Now
8/20/19 GreenDot Hagens Berman Investigating Possible Disclosure Violations by Green Dot Corporation (GDOT), Encourages Investors Who Lost $50,000+ to Contact the Firm Globenewswire
8/12/19 GroGuru GroGuru to Showcase Its Breakthrough Solution for Strategic Irrigation Management at AgLaunch Future of Ag Field Day Cision PR Newswire
8/30/19 InfoBionic New Technology Allows Direct Transmission of Remote Cardiac Monitoring Data Diagnostic and Intervention Cardiology
8/19/19 Interplay Learning*** Discovery Education Grows VR and AR Content with Inspyro Acquisition Ed Surge
8/6/19 iPourit Self-serve beer taps are differentiating all kinds of on-premise business models Craft Brewing Business
8/12/19 iPourit Florida taproom to feature 40 self-serve ipourit taps Kiosk Marketplace
8/21/19 iPourit LemonShark Poké’s New Sandy Springs Location Installs Self-Pour Beer Wall with iPourIt Technology Franchising
8/22/19 LeaseLock LeaseLock hires new CRO to lead its next phase of growth Housing Wire
8/22/19 LeaseLock LeaseLock Announces Ed Wolff as Chief Revenue Officer Yahoo! Finance
8/5/19 Mindbody Here’s How You Can Find Your Way to the Best Body Yet Metrosource
8/20/19 Mindbody American SaaS Firm MINDBODY Acquires Pune-based Simplicity First Indian Web
8/12/19 Mission Bio Onconova Therapeutics and Mission Bio Partner to Advance Precision Oncology Clinical Trials Employing Single-Cell Genomics Globenewswire
8/12/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio, Onconova Therapeutics Sign Cancer Therapy Research Partnership Genome Web
8/13/19 Mission Bio Onconova adopts single-cell DNA analysis platform Outsourcing Pharma
8/22/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio’s Tapestri Platform Can Now Identify Both Mutations and Copy Number Variants from the Same Cells Web Wire
8/22/19 Mission Bio First Commercial Platform with Mutations and CNV Insights from the Same Cell on Single Platform BioSpace
8/28/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio’s Tapestri Platform Can Now Identify Both Mutations and Copy Number Variants from the Same Cells Technology Networks
8/15/19 myLAB Box** myLAB Box Announces Safe is Sexy Checklist for Back to School Yahoo! Finance
8/16/19 Neural Analytics Global Robotic Ultrasound System Market to Witness Stellar Revenue Growth Across Top Regional Pockets Financial Planning
8/23/19 Nocimed Nocimed Announces Publication of Using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Identify Painful Lumbar Discs in the European Spine Journal Ortho Spine News
8/12/19 P2Binvestor*** Fintech P2Binvestor has Financed Over $1 Billion in Lending: A Discussion with Founder Krista Morgan Crowdfund Insider
8/17/19 P2Binvestor*** Marketplace Lending News Roundup Lend Academy
8/15/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending Announces New President Globenewswire
8/15/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending: New President Orange County Business Journal
8/15/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending to expand to new markets with the help of new President Post & Parcel
8/23/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending’s BOPIL™ Locker Solutions Help Retailers Maximize Revenue at NACDS 2019 Globenewswire
8/23/19 Phytonix Converting waste gas into high value flavours and fragrances Oil & Gas 360
8/6/19 Procore Technologies Procore Technology to acquire Honest Buildings New York Real Estate Journal
8/8/19 Procore Technologies Procore Technologies to acquire Honest Buildings Daily Commercial News
8/9/19 Procore Technologies Procore to Acquire Honest Buildings to Enhance Project Management for Owners New Kerala
8/12/19 Procore Technologies Procore Puts 3D Models Into Builders’ Hands with Procore BIM Cision PR Newswire
8/14/19 Procore Technologies Procore launches BIM solution Construction Dive
8/14/19 Procore Technologies Procore Puts 3D Models Into Builders’ Hands with Procore BIM Enterprise Talk
8/15/19 Procore Technologies Procore puts 3D models into builders’ hands with Procore BIM CSO Australia
8/9/19 ResortPass Pretend you’re on vacation with a day pass to these two Tucson resort pools Tucson Life
8/19/19 ResortPass ‘Daycation’ service ResortPass raises $9 million Los Angeles Business Journal
8/23/19 ResortPass IP Markets, Pool Pass Purveyors, And Recreational Rental Lockers Crunchbase
8/12/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Salarius Pharmaceuticals CEO Issues Letter to Stockholders Yahoo! Finance
8/12/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Salarius Pharmaceuticals CEO Issues Letter to Stockholders Globenewswire
8/1/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara to Report Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provide Business Update Biospace
8/8/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Business Update BioSpace
8/8/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Business Update BusinessWire
8/9/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Inc. (SVRA) CEO Rob Neville on Q2 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript Seeking Alpha
8/22/19 Snap Bio Snap Bio’s Lead Candidate Overcomes Resistance of Approved Drugs for Liver Cancer Cision PR Newswire
8/22/19 Snap Bio Snap Bio’s Lead Candidate Overcomes Resistance of Approved Drugs for Liver Cancer Pipeline Review
8/26/19 Transceepta How to Straight-Through Process Your AP Invoices Into Oracle ERP Cloud with Transcepta, Webinar Sept. 10 Yahoo! Finance
8/8/19 Turn Technologies Turn Technologies Wants to Help the Gig Economy Better Vet Their Workers Chicago Inno
8/6/19 WeGoLook** WeGoLook Joins Duck Creek Partner Ecosystem, Giving Insurers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada the Ability to Gather and Validate Information Anytime, Anywhere Globenewswire
8/6/19 Youmail* U.S. Endures 4.7 Billion Robocalls in July, According to YouMail Robocall Index Yahoo! Finance
8/6/19 Youmail* U.S. Endures 4.7 Billion Robocalls in July, According to YouMail Robocall Index Cision PR Newswire
8/6/19 Youmail* Robocall volume reversed its downward trend in July Consumer Affairs
8/7/19 Youmail* Twilio Launches Verified By Twilio to Restore Trust in the Phone Call Finger Lakes Timez
8/15/19 Youmail* What to do when the robocalls won’t stop Engadget
8/16/19 Youmail* How to outsmart cell scammers My San Antonio
8/19/19 Youmail* T-Mobile and AT&T join Verizon in rolling out free anti-robocalling technology XDA Developers
8/21/19 Youmail* Will Congress act to stop robocalls? The Hill
8/23/19 Youmail* US telecom titans and states align to mute ‘robocalls’ ABS-CBN News
8/23/19 Youmail* All 50 state AGs, phone companies team up against robocalls Worchester Telegram
8/23/19 Youmail* Robocall nightmare: Bird House gets 33 unwanted calls in 1 hour WHEC
8/23/19 Youmail* States Join In Pact With Major Phone Companies To Combat Robocalls Cheddar
8/26/19 Youmail* Georgia Gets Help From Phone Companies To Combat Robocallers, CBS Atlanta
8/26/19 Youmail* Feds still struggling to target international scam callers New York Post

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