Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in June 2019

Press Highlights (links provided in table below):

  • Tech Coast Angels: Leads $3.4 million Round for Atlazo, with $2.5 million from TCA
  • Apeel Sciences: Founder and CEO James Rogers among winners of Eating Well Magazine’s third Annual American Food Heroes Awards; Company named “Rising Star” in South Coast Business & Technology Awards 
  • Atlazo: Secures $3.4 million in funding (with $2.5 million of that from TCA)
  • Buy It Installed: Appoints Hassan Archer to COO
  • CaseStack: Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2019
  • Cogition Therapeutics: Appoints Anthony O. Caggiano M.D., Ph.D. to the Position of Chief Medical Officer
  • Connected Signals: Presents Signal Priority System Technology at ITS America’s 2019 Annual Meeting
  • EV Connect: Partners with EVgo and DTE Energy
  • Forge Therapeutics: Profiled in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News for fighting the dangerous Increase of multidrug-resistant microbes
  • Forge Therapeutics: Enters Multi-Target Agreement with Basilea To Discover And Develop Novel Antibiotics
  • Glassbeam: Announces New Application Suite for Healthcare Provider Market
  • GroGuru: Showcased at EvoNexus demo day and Forbes AgTech Conference 
  • Groundtruth: By-line from the CEO on the biggest challenges for location companies being trust and accuracy
  • Immunophotonics: Uses Clinical Laserthermia Systems products in clinical trial
  • InfoBionic: Uses Remote Cardiac Monitor Data and Artificial Intelligence to transform Clinical Applications for Heart Patients
  • Interplay Learning: Provides Its Solar Training and Education Utilizing Virtual Reality and 3D Simulations to Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES)
  • iPourit: Uses data collected from over 100 million ounces poured to identify most popular craft beers
  • JetBuilt: Releases Complete Project Management Functionality for InfoComm 2019 
  • Laredo Sciences: Continues to announce new lice clinics
  • LeaseLock: CEO leads 2019 Service Academies Summit
  • MINDBODY: Appoints new European Managing Director
  • myLAB Box: Announces Release of New Male Fertility Test Kit
  • One Stop Systems: CEO talks with Proactive Investors’ Steve Darling at the 9th Annual LD Micro Invitational Investor Conference
  • Parcel Pending: CEO Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2019 Orange County; Presenting at BOMA 2019 International Expo
  • Procore Technologies: Named 2019 “Company of the Year” at South Coast Business & Technology Awards ceremony 
  • ResortPass: Various customers announced
  • Salarius Pharmaceuticals: Merger with FlexPharma progresses to shareholder approval vote
  • Salty Girl Seafood: Mentioned as past winner of UCSB’s New Venture Competition (NVC) finals
  • Savara: Stock plummets 75% in one day after Molgradex failed to meet its primary FDA Phase 3 clinical trial endpoint but showed statistically significant improvement in a key secondary endpoint
  • Sourcify: Cited in an article on Trump’s proposed Mexico tariffs
  • Trust & Will: Mashable promotes Trust & Will as solution for Quick and Painless Estate Planning
  • 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 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! Finance
       
TCA Portfolio Companies in the Press  
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
6/1/19 Apeel Sciences Authentication Software Developer Wins Business Plan Competition NoozHawk
6/6/19 Apeel Sciences Technology extending fruit & veg shelf life set for UK launch Fresh Plaza
6/6/19 Apeel Sciences Education program solidifies United Fresh event Produce Blue Book
6/10/19 Apeel Sciences EatingWell Announces The 2019 Winners Of Its Third Annual American Food Heroes Awards Yahoo! Finance
6/10/19 Apeel Sciences Industry in a “renaissance,” Stenzel tells United Fresh ’19 attendees Supermarket Perimeter
6/11/19 Apeel Sciences A Second Peel by Apeel Sciences Keeps Farm Produce Fresh for a Longer Time Industry Leaders
6/12/19 Apeel Sciences South Coast Business & Technology Awards Honor Success Stories Noozhawk
6/13/19 Apeel Sciences South Coast Business & Technology Awards Presented Santa Barbara independent
6/20/19 Apeel Sciences GWF lays foundations for growth Eurofruit
6/21/19 Apeel Sciences United Fresh 2019 Conference and Expo — Booth Briefs No. 5 The Packer
6/10/19 Atlazo Atlazo Closes $3.4 Million Seed Financing Round; Deal Led by Tech Coast Angels Cision PR Newswire
6/13/19 Atlazo Chip startup founded by ex-Qualcomm execs gets millions from San Diego angel investors San Diego Union Tribune
6/24/19 Buy It Installed*** Buy It Installed® Appoints Hassan Archer to Chief Operating Officer Yahoo! Finance
6/25/19 Casestack CaseStack, a Hub Group Company, Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2019 NASDAQ
6/26/19 Casestack Hub Group company receives top 100 award Daily Herald Chicago
6/5/19 Cognition Therapeutics* Cognition Therapeutics Appoints Anthony O. Caggiano M.D., Ph.D. to the Position of Chief Medical Officer Globenewswire
6/3/19 Connected Signals** Connected Signals Co-Founder to Present Signal Priority System Technology at ITS America’s 2019 Annual Meeting Benzinga
6/6/19 EV Connect EV Connect Partners with DTE Energy to Fund EV Charging Infrastructure for Michigan Yahoo! Finance
6/6/19 EV Connect EV Connect Partners with DTE Energy to Fund EV Charging Infrastructure for Michigan Cision PR Newswire
6/12/19 EV Connect Largest EV charging companies in US join forces to expand customer access to stations Utility Dive
6/18/19 EV Connect ChargePoint-EV Connect agree] EVgo announces roaming agreements with ChargePoint, EV Connect for easier charging access Electrek
6/19/19 EV Connect EVgo interoperates with ChargePoint & EV Connect Electrive
6/25/19 EV Connect California EV charging network project reaches competition Hydrogen Fuel News
6/3/19 Forge Therapeutics Fighting the Dangerous Increase of Multidrug-Resistant Microbes Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
6/6/19 Glassbeam Glassbeam Announces New Application Suite for Healthcare Provider Market Yahoo! Finance
6/7/19 Glassbeam Glassbeam healthcare analytics platform boosts productivity TechTarget
6/10/19 Glassbeam Glassbeam Announces New Clinsights Application Suite for Healthcare Provider Market Imaging Technology News
6/2/19 GrandPad A supermarket, anyone? Times Union
6/17/19 GrandPad Keeping Grandparents Connected Orange County Business Journal
6/3/19 Green Dot How Wealthfront is strengthening its banking arsenal Financial Planning
6/3/19 GroGuru GroGuru to Showcase Revolutionary IoT for AgTech Solutions at EvoNexus Demo Day Cision PR Newswire
6/6/19 GroGuru Agtech Startup GroGuru Gets Audience Kudos at EvoNexus Demo Day Exome
6/24/19 GroGuru GroGuru to Showcase Breakthrough Solution for Strategic Irrigation Management at Forbes AgTech Conference Cision PR Newswire
6/6/19 Groundtruth (xAD) Trust, accuracy, the biggest challenges for location companies – Sunil Kumar, GroundTruth Geospatial World
6/12/19 Groundtruth (xAD) Father’s Day 2019: Spending Rebounds, but Fathers Still Don’t Get as Much Love as Mothers eMarketer
6/4/19 Immunophotonics CLS’ Products And Method Are Planned To Be Used In A Clinical Trial, Carried Out By Immunophotonics, Regarding Evaluation Of New Drug Golden Casino News
6/19/19 InfoBionic Remote Cardiac Monitor Data and Artificial Intelligence: Transforming Clinical Applications for Heart Patients Cision PR Newswire
6/3/19 Interplay Learning*** Carrier, Interplay Collaborate for VR Training ACHR News
6/3/19 Interplay Learning*** Austin companies netted over $75M in funding in May Built in ATX
6/3/19 Interplay Learning*** From Farm to (Financial) Table: Holt Ventures Partner Meg Paulus Xconomy
6/10/19 Interplay Learning*** Interplay Learning to Provide Its Solar Training and Education Utilizing Virtual Reality and 3D Simulations to Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES) Benzinga
6/12/19 Interplay Learning*** Interplay Learning to Provide Its Solar Training and Education Utilizing Virtual Reality and 3D Simulations to Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES) AltEnergyMag
6/17/19 Interplay Learning*** Holt Ventures Backs New Skills Training Company Construction Equipment Guide
6/25/19 iPourit The Most Popular Craft Beers on Tap The Street
6/3/19 Jetbuilt Jetbuilt Releases Complete Project Management Functionality for InfoComm 2019 AV Network
6/17/19 Lareda Sciences New Lice Clinic Fights Super Lice in Orlando Yahoo! Finance
6/5/19 LeaseLock Niki Trimble Joins LeaseLock as Vice President of Enterprise Sales Yahoo! Finance
6/5/19 LeaseLock Why Owners Should Consider Eliminating Security Deposits Globe St
6/17/19 LeaseLock Reichen Kuhl Attends the 2019 Service Academies Global Summit EIN Newsdesk
6/24/19 LeaseLock LeaseLock Analysis: Multifamily Top 50 Operators Accelerate Leasing by Totally Eliminating Deposits Cision PR Newswire
6/6/19 Mindbody MINDBODY Celebrates Global Wellness Day Fox 31 Colorado
6/17/19 Mindbody MINDBODY appoints new European managing director Business Cloud
6/11/19 myLAB Box** myLAB Box Announces Release of New Male Fertility Test Kit Yahoo! Finance
6/17/19 myLAB Box** At-Home Tests for Influenza, Strep, Others Raising Eyebrows of Some Experts 360 Dx
6/24/19 myLAB Box** myLAB Box’s Four Key Steps to Staying Safe, Informed and Empowered During LGBTQ+ Pride Month Yahoo! Finance
6/12/19 Neural Analytics Robotic Ultrasound System Market to Witness Exponential Growth by 2028 Technology Market
6/5/19 One Stop Systems One Stop System recent deal should give the company a major Lyft Proactive Investors
6/6/19 One Stop Systems This is how much Apple’s $6,000 Mac Pro would cost as a PC Digital Trends
6/11/19 Pacific Mercantile Bank Pacific Mercantile Bank Provides a Multi-Million Dollar Credit Facility to Performance Inflatables Company Globenewswire
6/12/19 Pacific Mercantile Bank Pacific Mercantile Bank Provides $6.4 Million Credit Facility to Culinary International LLC Yahoo! Finance
6/11/19 Parcel Pending** All the Bells and Whistles: $38.2 Million Luxury Apartment Development Planned for Balch Road Huntsville Business Journal
6/18/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending CEO Set to Present at BOMA 2019 International Expo Yahoo! Finance
6/19/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending CEO Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2019 Orange County Globenewswire
6/21/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending Showcases Locker Solutions at National Apartment Association’s Apartmentalize Show Yahoo! Finance
6/24/19 Parcel Pending** BOPIL™ to the Rescue: Parcel Pending Showcases How Its BOPIL Locker Solutions Supercharge the BOPIS Process for Retailers at GlobalShop 2019 Yahoo! Finance
6/5/19 Procore Technologies Pro-Austin: How Procore’s local team shines amid the company’s massive growth plans Built in ATX
6/12/19 Procore Technologies South Coast Business & Technology Awards Honor Success Stories Noozhawk
6/12/19 Procore Technologies Take your dog to work every day! Here’s a list of the most dog-friendly companies 13 WHAM
6/13/19 Procore Technologies South Coast Business & Technology Awards Presented Santa Barbara independent
6/17/19 Procore Technologies These are America’s most dog-friendly companies: report Fox Business
6/19/19 Procore Technologies Procore and Construction Leader Pomerleau Sign Enterprise Agreement Yahoo! Finance
6/25/19 Procore Technologies Balfour Beatty to Standardize Procore Across All U.S. Projects New Kerala
6/6/19 ResortPass Kick-Start Summer with a ResortPass Daycation Luxury Travel Magazine
6/18/19 ResortPass Enjoy Amenities at Some of the South’s Best Resorts This Summer, Without Being a Guest Southern Living
6/20/19 ResortPass Great Wolf Lodge to open indoor waterpark to non-hotel guests, for a price Orange County Register
6/6/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Form 425 Flex Pharma, Inc. Filed by: Flex Pharma, Inc. Street Insider
6/10/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Flex Pharma Announces that ISS and Glass Lewis Recommend Shareholders Vote “FOR” All Agenda Items relating to Flex’s Strategic Merger with Salarius Pharmaceuticals BioSpace
6/10/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Flex Pharma Announces that ISS and Glass Lewis Recommend Shareholders Vote “FOR” All Agenda Items relating to Flex’s Strategic Merger with Salarius Pharmaceuticals Yahoo! Finance
6/17/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Flex Pharma Falls After Salarius Pharma Merger Delay Yahoo! Finance
6/17/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Flex Pharma Announces Overwhelming Support to Date for the Proposed Merger with Salarius Pharmaceuticals but More Votes are Needed to Complete the Merger BusinessWire
6/1/19 Salty Girl Seafood Authentication Software Developer Wins Business Plan Competition NoozHawk
6/12/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Announces Results of IMPALA, a Phase 3 Study of Molgradex for the Treatment of Autoimmune Alveolar Pulmonary Proteinosis (aPAP) BusinessWire
6/12/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Announces Results of IMPALA, a Phase 3 Study of Molgradex for the Treatment of Autoimmune Alveolar Pulmonary Proteinosis (aPAP) Yahoo! Finance
6/12/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara stock plummets 75% after drug study fails to hit target MarketWatch
6/12/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara (SVRA) Phase 3 Study of Molgradex for Treatment of aPAP Did not Meet its Primary Endpoint StreetInsider
6/12/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Plunges on Failure of Late-Stage Study on Molgradex Yahoo! Finance
6/12/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara lung disease trial misses, but execs vow to press on BioPhRMA Dive
6/13/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara to Present at JMP Securities 2018 Life Sciences Conference on June 20th Globenewswire
6/13/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Plunges on Failure of Late-Stage Study on Molgradex NASDAQ
6/20/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Easy Come, Easy Go: How Savara (NASDAQ:SVRA) Shareholders Got Unlucky And Saw 83% Of Their Cash Evaporate Simply Wall Street
6/5/19 Sourcify Trump’s Mexico tariffs may send manufacturers packing — again CBS
6/3/19 Trust & Will Pernix Launches Attribution Application Solution to Bring Full Transparency to Performance Marketing Programs Yahoo! Finance
6/6/19 Trust & Will Create a legally-binding will with this online service that’s on sale Mashable
6/27/19 Trust & Will Haven Life Partners With Aaptiv and Timeshifter to Bring Free Wellness Services to Its Customers Yahoo! Finance
6/5/19 Youmail* Is there finally more help in the fight against robocalls? KOMO News
6/6/19 Youmail* 4.7 Billion Robocalls Received in May, According to YouMail Robocall Index Yahoo! Finance
6/6/19 Youmail* Here’s Why You May Start Receiving Fewer Robocalls NPR
6/9/19 Youmail* How to Stop Robocalls—or At Least Slow Them Down Wired
6/10/19 Youmail* FCC poised to crackdown on robocalls WPRI Providence
6/10/19 Youmail* Robocall monthly figures take another tumble Consumer Affairs
6/14/19 Youmail* Data shows Tampa is among worst cities for robocalls Fox 13
6/15/19 Youmail* Block those robocalls from scammers and unwanted companies. Here’s how to fight back. Miami Herald
6/15/19 Youmail* Stopping Robocalls: What the Big Four Carriers Are Really Doing Tom’s Guide
6/17/19 Youmail* Why is Atlanta the #1 target for robocalls? 11 Alive
6/20/19 Youmail* House lawmakers unveil bipartisan anti-robocall bill Washington Post
6/25/19 Youmail* Feds Announce New Crackdown On Robocall Companies CBS NYC
6/25/19 Youmail* Congratulations! You’ve Been Selected To Hear This Wonderful Show About Robocalls!!! WNPR
6/27/19 Youmail* Robocall blocking app also messes with scammer KOCO News 5
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**           ACE Fund 2 Portfolio Company
***         ACE Fund 3 Portfolio Company
 

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