Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in February 2019

Press Highlights (links provided in table below):

  • TCA Successful Exit: Porfolium purchased by Instructure for $240 million (6x return for TCA investors)
  • Flowater raises $15M
  • Apeel Sciences named #7 in “Top 10 Innovative Companies in the World”
  • Bitvore recognized by as one of 2019’s Best Tech Startups in Orange County
  • TCA Successful Exit: Casestack purchased by Hub Group for $255 million (15x return for TCA investors)
  • Glassbeam partners with EQ2 and RENOVA
  • GrandPad takes strategic investment from Home Instead (largest home care provider for seniors)
  • Groundmetrics wins DOE research grant to monitor CO2 in the subsurface 
  • TCA Successful Exit: Public Company Mindbody acquired for $1.9 M by Vista Equity Partners (263x for TCA investors)
  • Mission Bio raises $30 M
  • TCA Successful Exit: Parcel Pending sold to Neopost for over $100 million( (19x return plus an upside for TCA investors)
  • Procore Technologies raises $75 m at $3 B valuation, and named #4 on Glassdoor’s best companies to work for
  • Savara Announces Interim Results for OPTIMA Clinical Study of Molgradex for the Treatment of NTM
  • TCA Successful Exit: USHR (a spinout of TCA investment Airborne One/Geodigital)) sold to Dynamic Map Platforms for $181 M

See below for links to articles on Tech Coast Angels, angel investing in general, and TCA’s portfolio companies (with links) from February 2019: 

Tech Coast Angels Press Releases

 
Date Company Headline Outlet
2/7/19 Tech Coast Angels Parcel Pending / Neopost Merger Generates Successful Exit for Tech Coast Angels Cision PR Newswire
2/14/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels Announce Successful Exit with Hub Group’s Acquisition of CaseStack Cision PR Newswire
       

Tech Coast Angels in the Press

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
2/14/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels Announce Successful Exit with Hub Group’s Acquisition of CaseStack Benzinga
2/14/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels Announce Successful Exit with Hub Group’s Acquisition of CaseStack Benzinga
       

Articles on Angel Investing

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
2/10/19 Angel Investing The Next Wave of ‘Unicorn’ Start-Ups New York Times
       

TCA Portfolio Companies in the Press

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
2/1/19 Connected Signals** Some drivers are concerned about Olathe’s new traffic app KCTV News
2/1/19 iPourit Lafayette create-your-own pizza restaurant to install self-pour beer wall Acadiana Advocate
2/1/19 Youmail* Why more than half of Americans’ phone calls go unanswered Market Watch
2/4/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel and Nature’s Pride partner to fight food waste in Europe CIsion PR Newswire
2/4/19 Youmail* CUB Releases Its First-Ever Guide To Combat Robocalls CIsion PR Newswire
2/6/19 Dthera Sciences (Everystory) Dthera Sciences CTO to Present on Digital Therapeutics for NASA at MIT Workshop on Cognitive Performance in Space Accesswire
2/6/19 iPourit Pizza Artista Has Lafayette’s First “iPourIt” Self-Serve Beer & Wine Developing Lafayette
2/6/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Provides Update on IMPALA and AVAIL Pivotal Clinical Studies Globenewswire
2/6/19 Stop Breathe Think 19 Love-Filled Ways to Make Every Day Valentine’s Day Organic Authority
2/6/19 The Bouqs Company  Celebrate Valentine’s Day with These Amazing Deals on Flowers Newsweek
2/6/19 Youmail* Consumer group offers guide to battle rampant robocalls Illinois News Network
2/7/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending Introduces Industry-first Smart Home Lockers™ Globenewswire
2/7/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending / Neopost Merger Generates Successful Exit for Tech Coast Angels Cision PR Newswire
2/8/19 The Bouqs Company  Five Out-Of-The-Ordinary Flower Deliveries For Your Valentine Forbes
2/8/19 Youmail* Can anything be done to stop those annoying robocalls? WJXT
2/11/19 Youmail* N4T Investigators: Robocalls rising again in Tucson News Tuscon 4
2/13/19 Dthera Sciences (Everystory) Dthera Sciences SVP to Speak on Keynote Panel about Digital Therapeutics in Biopharma at OCT West Coast Conference AP News
2/13/19 GrandPad Meet the Portland area’s latest $1B company Portland Business Journal
2/13/19 Infobionic Accounts in Transit: KWT Lands Build.com; DRS Teams with Walker Zanger; JoTo PR Wins InfoBionic Odwyers
2/13/19 Movocash*** Mobile Payments Platform, MOVO, Secures Patents for First-In-Industry Technology MarTechSeries
2/13/19 Movocash*** Instant Money Transfer and Payments: Interview with MovoCash CEO and co-founder, Eric Solis TechBullion
2/13/19 myLAB Box** myLAB Box Reveals 7 Secrets For Safe Sex This Valentine’s Day Benzinga
2/13/19 The Bouqs Company  Where To Buy Last-Minute Flowers With Promo Codes Forbes
2/13/19 Ushr (formerly Airbourne 1/Geodigital) Dynamic Map Platform to Acquire EnerTech Portfolio Company Ushr BusinessWire
2/13/19 Ushr (formerly Airbourne 1/Geodigital) Japanese carmaker consortium acquires digital map group Financial Times
2/13/19 Ushr (formerly Airbourne 1/Geodigital) Super Cruise HD Map Developer Ushr Acquired By Dynamic Map Platform Of Japan Forbes
2/13/19 Ushr (formerly Airbourne 1/Geodigital) DMP to buy VC-backed Ushr PE Hub
2/13/19 Ushr (formerly Airbourne 1/Geodigital) Canadian venture capital firm EnerTech hails sale of U.S. map startup Ushr as ‘a big success story’ The Globe and Mail Technology
2/13/19 WeGoLook** Crawford & Company’s WeGoLook to Offer On-Demand Field Inspection Services for Insurance Carriers Directly Through the CoreLogic Symbility Platform Cision PR Newswire
2/14/19 Apeel Sciences An edible “second skin” to preserve fruits and vegetables Boing Boing
2/14/19 Casestack Tech Coast Angels Announce Successful Exit with Hub Group’s Acquisition of CaseStack Benzinga
2/14/19 Casestack Tech Coast Angels Announce Successful Exit with Hub Group’s Acquisition of CaseStack Cision PR Newswire
2/14/19 Green Dot When The Bank Is An App — And Not The Bank’s PYMNTS
2/14/19 Parcel Pending** Homebuilder hopes to deter porch pirates in Las Vegas Las Vegas Review Journal
2/19/19 Cognition Therapeutics* Cognition Therapeutics Announces Publication of Complete Results from Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Elayta™ Globenewswire
2/19/19 One Stop Systems One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS) EPS Estimated At $-0.01 Thyroid News
2/19/19 Portfolium Instructure Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Student Success Network Portfolium Cision PR Newswire
2/20/19 Apeel Sciences Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake is the Cover Story in Fast Company’s 2019 World’s Most Innovative Companies Issue Cision PR Newswire
2/20/19 Apeel Sciences Apple is no longer the world’s most innovative company — here are the top 10, according to Fast Company CNBC
2/20/19 Bitvore** Bitvore Announces Availability of New Corporate Daily Briefs Cision PR Newswire
2/20/19 Green Dot Green Dot Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Results BusinessWire
2/20/19 Portfolium Instructure to Acquire Portfolium Campus technology
2/20/19 Procore Technologies Procore Names Jim Sinai as Senior Vice President of Marketing Cision PR Newswire
2/20/19 Youmail* Robocalls in the 920 and how to stop them NBC 26
2/20/19 Youmail* There were 75.5 million robocalls in Colorado last month: Here’s how to avoid being scammed KDVR
2/21/19 Cognition Therapeutics* Cognition Therapeutics Receives European Patent Covering its Alzheimer’s Disease Candidate, Elayta™ Globenewswire
2/21/19 Green Dot Green Dot Eyes Banking-As-A-Service, Gen Z To Build On Q4 Growth PMNTS
2/21/19 Green Dot Green Dot Corporation (GDOT) CEO Steven Streit on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript Seeking Alpha
2/21/19 Groundmetrics GroundMetrics Wins Research Grant to Apply Deep Learning to CO2 Storage Monitoring Benzinga
2/21/19 Groundmetrics GroundMetrics Wins Research Grant to Apply Deep Learning to CO2 Storage Monitoring Cision PR Newswire
2/21/19 Portfolium Top 10 innovative companies in the world: No Indian firm makes the cut Market Exclusive
2/22/19 Apeel Sciences Top 10 innovative companies in the world: No Indian firm makes the cut Money Control
2/22/19 Green Dot How Green Dot, The Company Known For Prepaid Debit Cards, Has Entered The Banking As A Service Space Benzinga
2/22/19 Mindbody You don’t pay $1.9 billion for a company to tear it apart, says MindBody CEO KCBX
2/22/19 Mindbody MINDBODY’s CEO talks about future of the company KSBY
2/23/19 Apeel Sciences Sick of fruits and veggies going bad? This second skin doubles their life spans Digital Trends
2/23/19 Apeel Sciences Big Money Joins Fight Against $1 Trillion in Wasted Food Washington Post
2/23/19 Mindbody Mindbody CEO has message for SLO after $1.9 billion acquisition: ‘We’re not moving’ The Tribune
2/23/19 Parchment (Docufide) School Districts Centralize and Streamline Student Records with Parchment’s New K-12 District Enterprise Solution Markets Insider
2/24/19 Portfolium Instructure Acquires Digital Portfolio Startup, Portfolium in $43 Million Deal Ed Surge
2/25/19 Apeel Sciences Investors are making a big play in reversing food waste Consumer Affairs
2/25/19 Cherryvale Farms Cherryvale Farms Announces New Branding, Updated Packaging NOSH
2/25/19 DThera Sciences (Everystory) Dthera Sciences Announces Exclusivity Period and Option Agreement for its Digital Therapeutic in the Japanese Market MENAFN
2/25/19 Glassbeam Prestige Medical Partners With Esaote and Glassbeam RY Ortho
2/25/19 Green Dot Green Dot CEO: 20 Years Of Innovating ‘Banking For The Masses’ PYMNTS
2/25/19 Haxiot Haxiot Launches LPWA Edge Computing for Industrial Gateway Vendors Globenewswire
2/25/19 myLAB Box** myLAB Box Offers Monthly Guide for Regular Sexual Health Testing Schedule Globenewswire
2/25/19 Procore Technologies Technology transforms construction if there’s willingness to adopt it Construct Connect
2/26/19 Connected Signals** A city where all the traffic lights are green? The tech is live in Lakewood and coming soon to other Colorado cities Colorado Sun
2/26/19 CytomX Big Pharma trims projects — and a potential $1 billion in payments — from collaboration with small Peninsula biotech Biz Journals San Francisco 
2/26/19 Haxiot Haxiot Launches LPWA Edge Computing for Industrial Gateway Vendors IOT Evolution
2/26/19 Mobilize Solutions Mobilize Solutions Expands Internationally PR Log
2/26/19 Portfolium Instructure to buy VC-backed Portfolium PE Hub
2/26/19 Portfolium Instructure, Inc. to acquire student success network Daily Herald
2/26/19 Vital Therapies Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of Vital Therapies, Inc. – VTL Cision PR Newswire
2/27/19 CytomX CytomX Therapeutics Announces Full-Year 2018 Financial Results Globenewswire
2/27/19 Mission Bio Top 5 Biotech Companies to Emerge From Bay Area Incubators BioSpace
2/27/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending Sale a Home Run for OC Investors Orange County Business Journal
2/27/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals Biopharmaceutical Enterprises Pursue Unconventional Paths to Public Markets Pharma Exec
2/27/19 The Bouqs Company  Selfie Customer Service? Sparkcentral Announces Enhanced Instagram Support for its Enterprise Social Customer Service Platform Cision PR Newswire
2/28/19 Neural Analytics Portable Brain Injury Scanners Market with Top Key Players data : Development Status Along With Future Trend To 2026 Open PR

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