Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in March 2019

Press Highlights (links provided in table below):

  • Porfolium purchased by Instructure for $40 million (6x return for TCA investors) — sorry for typo which had listed this as $240 million
  • Two TCA Portfolio Companies (GrandPad, Aquacycl) Picked by Angel Capital Association as Finalists for Its Prestigious Most Innovative Startup Award
  • Connected Signals Awarded Patent
  • Dthera Sciences Selected as Finalist for Xconomy San Diego Award
  • Flowater Founder Awarded by Hawaii Venture Capital Association
  • GrandPad to Create 75 jobs in Ireland
  • Mission Bio Launches Automated Cloud Tool for DNA Panels, and Announces Strategic Partnership and Investment by Labcorp
  • Neural Analytics Announces the First Site Initiation and First Subject Enrollment Utilizing Autonomous Robotic Transcranial Doppler Technology
  • P2Binvestor Teams Up With Pacific Mercantile Bank 
  • Parcel Pending’s Lori Torres Named to OC 500
  • Procore says Rapid Expansion Taking Place in ANZ
  • The Bouqs Company Launched a Wedding Flower Collection With Monique Lhuillier
  • TrueVault Launches Solution To Automate the Daily Grind of GDPR Compliance\

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

Tech Coast Angels Press Releases

 
Date Company Headline Outlet
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Tech Coast Angels in the Press

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
3/7/19 Tech Coast Angels Nex Cubed Selects Seven Transformative Frontier Tech Companies for Spring 2019 Digital Health Accelerator P&T Community
3/14/19 Tech Coast Angels Busy doctors can miss mental health crises. Can this San Diego startup help? Medical Press
4/3/19 Tech Coast Angels Three ACA Member Portfolio Companies Named as Finalists for Ingenuity Award Angel Capital Association
       

Articles on Angel Investing

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
3/11/19 Angel Investing The Disruption Of Venture Capital’s Old Guard Forbes
3/20/19 Angel Investing The Venture-Capital Bubble Is Going to Burst Barron’s
3/21/19 Angel Investing 3 Industries That CEO-Investors Should Invest In This Year CEO World
       

TCA Portfolio Companies in the Press

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
3/1/19 Apeel Sciences Sustainability theme resonates for Apeel Sciences at Fruit Logistica The Packer
3/10/19 Apeel Sciences 5 Ways Bill Gates Is Making the World a Little More Vegan Live Kindly
3/12/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel Science Helping Martin’s to Virtually Eliminate Shrink in Avocado Category Perishable News
3/12/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel gets retail validation from Midwest chain Produce Blue Book
3/14/19 Apeel Sciences Martin’s Super Markets to offer only Apeel avocados in its stores The Produce News
3/21/19 Authenticating.com (Lovelabs) Authenticating.com Combines Verification Services To Prevent Identity Fraud AP News
3/29/19 Avadyne Health This CEO’s Unlikely Mission To Revolutionize Customer Service In Healthcare Billing Forbes
3/23/19 Buy It Installed*** Buy It Installed, Inc. Appoints Todd Banhidy as President Benzinga
3/4/19 Cloudbeds** IDScan.net and Cloudbeds partner on check-in Hotel Management
3/5/19 Cloudbeds** Cloudbeds expands Hospitality Management Suite with Marketplace, new Groups feature, and regional payment partnerships Hospitality Net
3/26/19 Cognition Therapeutics* Cognition Therapeutics Elects Lisa Ricciardi to its Board of Directors Globenewswire
3/11/19 Connected Signals** How traffic lights might talk to your next car Yahoo Sports
3/13/19 Connected Signals** Connected Signals awarded patent for invention of traffic routing display system with multiple signal lookahead Green Car Congress
3/14/19 Connected Signals** Connected Signals gets US Patent for ‘green wave’ technology Traffic Technology Today
3/18/19 Connected Signals** The gift of green: New tech could transform how we drive ABC 7 Denver
3/5/19 CytomX CytomX to Present at Upcoming Healthcare Conferences Globenewswire
3/25/19 CytomX CytomX Therapeutics Announces Transition of Chief Financial Officer Globenewswire
3/25/19 CytomX CytomX Therapeutics Announces Transition of Chief Financial Officer NASDAQ
3/27/19 Dthera Sciences (Everystory) The 2019 Xconomy Awards San Diego Finalists Are… Exome
3/27/19 ElephantDrive ElephantDrive PC Mag
3/1/19 Flowater Flowater, Lanikai Brewing founder honored at HVCA awards Pacific Business News
3/12/19 Forge Therapeutics Forge Therapeutics To Present At The 18th Annual Needham & Company Healthcare Conference Cision PR Newswire
3/19/19 Glassbeam Glassbeam Selected by Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) to Improve Patient Care by Increasing Medical Equipment Uptime with Machine Data Analytics Cision PR Newswire
3/19/19 Glassbeam BSWH to install Glassbeam’s CLEAN blueprint to leverage machine uptime Health Care Business
3/28/19 GrandPad Tablet computer maker GrandPad to create 75 jobs Silicon Republic
3/29/19 GrandPad GrandPad to create 75 jobs in Ireland Business World
3/30/19 GrandPad Californian tech company opens new European HQ in Co. Wexford Big News Network
3/12/19 Green Dot Green Dot targets social media influencers in banking-as-service push American Banker
3/15/19 HaxIoT Startup Couples: How These Entrepreneurial Duos Bet it All on Business Dallas Innovates
3/4/19 InfoBionic InfoBionic: Cardiologists Shouldn’t Settle for Incomplete Heart Monitor Reporting Cision PR Newswire
3/13/19 InfoBionic Heart Disease Affecting More Young Women; InfoBionic Points to Earlier Diagnosis Cision PR Newswire
3/5/19 Interplay Learning*** Interplay Learning Offers 3D Simulations and Virtual Reality Enabled Courses ACHR News
3/1/19 iPourit The Next Generation of Fast-Casual Restaurants is Coming to Centerville, Ohio MENAFN
3/7/19 iPourit Self-serve beer &  spirits wall installed at Centerville restaurant Dayton
3/12/19 iPourit Taco Libre, The Fast-casual Mexican Chain, Is Bringing Self-pour Beer To St. Paul MENAFN
3/13/19 IPourit Downtown St. Paul’s Taco Libre will open with self-serve beverage wall Twin Cities Pioneer Express
3/15/19 iPourit Washington Township’s Rapid Fired Pizza Installs Self-Pour Tap System MENAFN
3/14/19 LeaseLock CORE Realty Eliminates Security Deposits Across Entire Portfolio Cision PR Newswire
3/27/19 LeaseLock Brian Doherty and Chris Hazlett, CAS Join LeaseLock As Vice Presidents of Enterprise Sales Cision PR Newswire
3/27/19 Merge Labs/Merge VR iWorld Australia inks ANZ distribution of Merge VR PR Wire
3/4/19 Mindbody Rachel Hollis to Keynote BOLD 2019, the MINDBODY Conference Cision PR Newswire
3/5/19 Mission Bio Finding a Needle in the Cancer Haystack Synbio Beta
3/7/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio Launches Automated On-Demand Cloud Tool For Targeted Single-Cell DNA Custom Panels Bio-IT World
3/7/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio Launches Tapestri® Designer, the First Automated On-Demand Cloud Tool for Targeted Single-Cell DNA Custom Panels WebWire
3/7/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio Launches Automated Cloud Tool for DNA Panels BioPharma International
3/7/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio Launches TapestriⓇ Designer, the First Automated On-Demand Cloud Tool for Targeted Single-Cell DNA Custom Panels Technology Networks
3/7/19 Mission Bio The Future of Healthcare: “We can gain insight into DNA at the single-cell level to help cure disease” with Charlie Silver CEO of Mission Bio Thrive Global
3/28/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio, LabCorp Collaborate on Clinical Trials, Companion Dx Developmen Genome Web
3/28/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio Partners With LabCorp to Accelerate Targeted Drug Development BioSpace
3/28/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio partners with LabCorp to push genomics in drug development Vator
3/28/19 Mission Bio LabCorp and Covance tap Mission Bio for single-cell genomics sequencing Fierce BioTech
3/28/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio Teams Up With Labcorp Silicon Valley Daily
3/5/19 myLAB Box** Spring Break Is Sexy and Safe with Health Tips from myLAB Box Cision PR Newswire
3/18/19 Neural Analytics Neural Analytics, Inc. Announces the First Site Initiation and First Subject Enrollment into the CODEX Study, Utilizing Autonomous Robotic Transcranial Doppler Technology BusinessWire
3/18/19 Neural Analytics Neural Analytics, Inc. Announces the First Site Initiation and First Subject Enrollment into the CODEX Study, Utilizing Autonomous Robotic Transcranial Doppler Technology BioSpace
3/5/19 One Stop Systems On March, 20 The EPS for One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS) Expected At $-0.02 Enbulletin
3/7/19 P2Binvestor*** P2Binvestor Solves Critical Working Capital Need of a California Business Cision PR Newswire
3/7/19 P2Binvestor*** P2Binvestor Teams Up With Pacific Mercantile Bank to Offer Customer-Tailored Lines of Credit For California Businesses Crowdfund Insider
3/15/19 P2Binvestor*** P2Binvestor Solves Critical Working Capital Need of a California Business New Kerala
3/1/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending Showcases BOPIL™ Solutions at ShopTalk 2019 Globenewswire
3/4/19 Parcel Pending** Software Firm Verys Launches Seed Fund for Startups Orange County Business Journal
3/8/19 Parcel Pending** OC 500: Lori Torres Orange County Business Journal
3/9/19 Portfolium K-12 Dealmaking: Advance to Acquire Turnitin; Weld North Education Purchases Glynlyon EdWeek Market Brief
3/14/19 Portfolium How this 32-year-old sold his software startup Portfolium for $43M San Diego Union Tribune
3/11/19 Procore Technologies Procore Names Ani Abrahamian as Senior Vice President of Engineering Cision PR Newswire
3/13/19 Procore Technologies Procore says rapid expansion taking place in ANZ IT Wire
3/16/19 Procore Technologies Local Companies Co-Host 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Event Edhat Santa Barbara
3/25/19 Procore Technologies SRE software refines DevOps incident response for enterprise TechTarget
3/12/19 Retrosense Therapeutics Uveitis Treatment Market is likely to expand at a stable CAGR of 6.5% During 2016-2024 Digital Daily News
3/18/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Salarius Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 29th Annual Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference Cision PR Newswire
3/6/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Flex Pharma Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2018 Financial Results BusinessWire
3/6/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara To Report Q4/Year-End 2018 Financial Results And Business Update On March 13, 2019 Accesswire
3/13/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Inc. (SVRA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript NASDAQ
3/13/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2018 Financial Results And Provides Business Update AccessWire
3/5/19 SignNow PDFfiller document management platform advances e-signature workflows with its new SignNow integration Globenewswire
3/11/19 Social Annex Stein Mart, Social Annex Sued Over Data Breach Bloomberg Law
3/12/19 Stop Breathe Think 6 apps that will help you be happy, mindful and present Better Homes & Garden
3/13/19 Stop Breathe Think Just how important is sleep? Messenger Inquirer
3/15/19 Stop Breathe Think 8 mental health tips that are so effective, therapists themselves swear by them Well + Good
3/18/19 Stop Breathe Think Do This 5 Minutes a Day to Curb Your Cravings Livestrong
3/4/19 The Bouqs Company  How to Support Women-Owned Businesses for International Women’s Day U.S. News and World Report
3/7/19 The Bouqs Company  Flower startup the Bouqs Co. touts sustainability Ad Age
3/8/19 The Bouqs Company  Nearly five years after its ‘Shark Tank’ debut, here’s how The Bouqs Company is doing today CNBC
3/8/19 The Bouqs Company  How 18 Hollywood-Loved Brands Celebrate International Women’s Day Hollywood Reporter
3/8/19 The Bouqs Company  Brands Giving Back In Honor Of International Women’s Day Forbes
3/25/19 The Bouqs Company  Exclusive: Monique Lhuillier Debuts First-Ever Wedding Flower and Bouquet Collection With Bouqs The Knot
3/28/19 The Bouqs Company  OurCrowd Portfolio Company Bouqs Seeks to Disrupt Online Florist Business. Better Flowers, Lower Price – Just What Consumers Want & Need CrowdFund Insider
3/29/19 The Bouqs Company  Monique Lhuillier Just Launched a Dreamy Wedding Flower Line With The Bouqs Company Town and Country Magazine
3/30/19 The Bouqs Company  Monique Lhuillier Has Just Launched a Wedding Flower Collection With The Bouqs Co. Brides
3/21/19 TranscribeMe Want to work from home? ABC 15 Arizona
3/1/19 Truevault** TrueVault Launches Solution To Automate the Daily Grind of GDPR Compliance Globenewswire
3/6/19 Truevault** TrueVault Launches Solution to Automate the Daily Grind of GDPR Compliance Marketing Technology Insights
3/11/19 TrueVault** Data Security Startup TrueVault Wins 2019 InfoSec Award and 2019 Info Security Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awar Globenewswire
3/1/19 Youmail* Company known for blocking robocalls is tracking the people behind them Click Orlando
3/4/19 Youmail* Experts Say Robocall Bill Won’t Slow Down Scammers Community Idea Stations
3/6/19 Youmail* Brindisi: Crack down on foreign robo-calls Oswego County News
3/7/19 Youmail* 2,024 robocalls were received in the US every second in February BGR
3/16/19 Youmail* Robocalls about your bills can pour in every day, all day CNBC
3/19/19 Youmail* Robocall Fake News Spreads: More Media Outlets Push Out Misleading TCPA Articles National Law Review
3/21/19 Youmail* Is your area code a hot number for robocalls? Komando
3/21/19 Youmail* AT&T CEO interrupted by robocall during onstage interview CBS News
3/22/19 Youmail* Lehigh Valley legislators got an earful on the rapid rise in robocalls. Here are the latest efforts to stop the spam Morning Call
3/26/19 Youmail* Verizon to unveil free robocall-blocking, spam-flagging tools as soon as this week Charlotte observer
3/26/19 Youmail* Why are we getting so many robocalls? Washington Post
3/27/19 Youmail* Verizon to release free features this week to help stop robocalls and catch spam calls USA Today
3/27/19 Youmail* Verizon to offer free robocall blocking app by weeks end KTXS ABC 12
3/27/19 Youmail* What AT&T, Comcast and Verizon are doing about robocalls WTVR
3/27/19 Youmail* Sen. Angus King co-sponsors bill to combat robocalls WGME
3/28/19 Youmail* Verizon’s free anti-robocalling service is now rolling out XDA Developers
3/28/19 Youmail* What AT&T, Comcast and Verizon are doing about robocalls KSL

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