Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in May 2019

Press Highlights (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! Finance
5/22/19 Angel Investing 10 Ways To Win An Investment From An Angel Forbes
       

TCA Portfolio Companies in the Press

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
5/13/19 Actuate Therapeutics Actuate Therapeutics $23.95 million Fundraising Invest Tribune
5/16/19 Actuate Therapeutics Actuate Therapeutics Completes $21.7 Million Series B Financing Cision PR Newswire
5/17/19 Actuate Therapeutics All in on novel target GSK-3β, Actuate Therapeutics raises $21M+ to bankroll ambitious PhI/II Endpoints News
5/17/19 Actuate Therapeutics Actuate raises $22M to expand GSK-3β cancer trial Fierce BioTech
5/17/19 Actuate Therapeutics Actuate Therapeutics Secures $21.7 Million to Support Phase I/II Clinical Trial BioSpace
5/20/19 Actuate Therapeutics Fort Worth Biopharma Actuate Therapeutics Raises $21.7M in Series B Funding Dallas Innovates
5/20/19 Actuate Therapeutics Actuate brings in $21.7M for GSK-3beta inhibitor program BioWorld Online
5/20/19 Actuate Therapeutics Term Sheet — Monday, May 20 Fortune
5/23/19 Actuate Therapeutics Actuate Therapeutics raises $21.7M in Series B funding Dallas Innovates
5/30/19 Actuate Therapeutics Sante, GST, BackTracks, 101 Commerce, Plug and Play, & More TX Tech Xconomy
5/8/19 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Aristea Therapeutics Appoints Ciara Kennedy, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors Biospace
5/1/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel Sciences to join Europe’s fight against food waste with shelf-life solution launch Produce Business UK
5/6/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel Sciences to join Europe’s fight against food waste with shelf-life solution launch Fresh Fruit Portal
5/7/19 Apeel Sciences Innovation Award finalists – Part 1 FreshPlaza
5/8/19 Apeel Sciences Check out these new products vying for United Fresh awards The Packer
5/10/19 Apeel Sciences New vegetable products coming to United Fresh next month Produce Retailer
5/13/19 Apeel Sciences Measuring sustainability is key to progress, panel says The Packer
5/15/19 Apeel Sciences 2017 Disruptor 50 – Apeel Sciences CNBC
5/15/19 Apeel Sciences Beyond the Silicon Valley app: Many of tech’s new disruptive ideas have social missions CNBC
5/17/19 Apeel Sciences Student-created Startups to Compete at New Venture Competition Final Noozhawk
5/20/19 Apeel Sciences A global population boom means that there will soon be billions more mouths to feed. VCs say these 10 startups could shape the future of food. Business Insider
5/20/19 Apeel Sciences The Food Tech 25: Twenty Five Companies Creating the Future of Food in 2019 The Spoon
5/20/19 Apeel Sciences CNBC Unveils Seventh Annual Disruptor 50 Quality Assurance & Food Safety
5/24/19 Apeel Sciences That’s fresh thinking! Revolutionary new edible food coating made from seeds and fruit pulp will stop bananas going mouldy and veg shrivelling up Daily Mail
5/24/19 Apeel Sciences Day-long food innovation conference tackles food waste, innovations The Stanford Daily
5/29/19 Apeel Sciences United Fresh Expo reboot becoming a must attend event The Produce News
5/31/19 Apeel Sciences Long-lasting Avocados May Help Combat Food Waste Foodtank
5/1/19 Carterra (Wasatch Microfluidics)** A Therapeutic Antibody Characterization Trinity Accelerates Drug Development Genetic Engineering & Biotech News
5/23/19 Casestack SupplyPike Locating to Fayetteville, Expects to Create 180 New Jobs AMP
5/25/19 Casestack News in brief Arkansas Democrat Gazette
5/25/19 Casestack SupplyPike Chooses Fayetteville, Arkansas, for Operations Site Area Development
5/1/19 Connected Signals** Connected Signals launches cloud-based V2I traffic light priority system Traffic Technology Today
5/1/19 Connected Signals** Connected Signals launches cloud-based vehicle-to-infrastructure system Robotics & Automation news
5/2/19 Connected Signals** Connected Signals Cellular-Cloud Based Signal Priority System Prioritizes Buses, Peds & EMS Auto Connected Car News
5/3/19 Connected Signals** Connected Signals launches cloud-based V2I systems Green Car Congress
5/6/19 Connected Signals** Toyota invests $100 million in startups Global Fleet
5/9/19 CytomX Therapeutics CytomX Therapeutics Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results Yahoo! Finance
5/13/19 CytomX Therapeutics CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (CTMX) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript Yahoo! Finance
5/28/19 CytomX Therapeutics CytomX Therapeutics to Present at Upcoming Healthcare Conferences Globenewswire
5/3/19 EV Connect Sustainability focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million TechCrunch
5/3/19 EV Connect Ecosystem Integrity Fund Closes on $100 Million Fund Investor Ideas
5/7/19 EV Connect Can you take an iconic road trip in an electric vehicle? Buzz Travel
5/2/19 Fama Technologies** Rec firms use THIS tech to flag sexist and racist traits among candidates Recruitment Grapevine
5/9/19 Flowater Oakland Schools Deploy New-Tech FloWater Refill Stations District-Wide to Encourage Schoolchildren to Drink More Water and Less Soda Yahoo! Finance
5/14/19 Flowater Global Thought Leader in Water Sector, Will Sarni, to Join FloWater Board Yahoo! Finance
5/14/19 Flowater Global Thought Leader in Water Sector, Will Sarni, to Join FloWater Board AP News
5/16/19 Flowater Mayor Of Oakland, OUSD Progress In Removing Lead From Water Fixtures Oakland News Now
5/18/19 Flowater Mayor Of Oakland, OUSD Progress In Removing Lead From Water Fixtures Oakland News Now
5/1/19 Green Dot Green Dot to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences Yahoo! Finance
5/9/19 Green Dot Green Dot (GDOT) Surpasses Q1 Earnings Estimates Yahoo! Finance
5/9/19 Green Dot Green Dot Stock Plunges After Company Offers Weak 2019 Guidance Barron’s
5/22/19 Green Dot Green Dot enters $100 million accelerated stock buyback program with Bank of America Market Watch
5/23/19 Green Dot Green Dot Banking Services Are Available At 100,000 Outlets In The U.S. Forbes
5/8/19 GroGuru GroGuru to Present at the AGRI Tech Venture Forum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Cision PR Newswire
5/13/19 GroGuru GroGuru to Present at Davos on the Delta in Memphis Cision PR Newswire
5/23/19 GroGuru GroGuru CEO to Participate on a Panel at the California Agriculture Summit Cision PR Newswire
5/24/19 Groundtruth (xAD) GroundTruth closes UK base amid GDPR pressures The Drum
5/29/19 InfoBionic Wearable Heart Monitors Positioned to Detect Cardiac Anomalies in Athletes Health New Digest
5/21/19 Interplay Learning*** Interplay Learning to expand VR-based training with $5.5M investment Austin American Statesman
5/21/19 Interplay Learning*** Interplay Learning lands $5.5 mln Series A PE Hub
5/21/19 Interplay Learning*** Interplay Learning Secures $5.5 Million Series A Financing Round Led By S3 Ventures Cision PR Newswire
5/21/19 Interplay Learning*** Software company Interplay Learning lands $5.5M in financing to develop 3D, virtual reality training platform for skilled trades Heating Plumbing & Air Conditioning
5/22/19 Interplay Learning*** Austin startup training electricians and HVAC technicians with VR just raised $5.5M Built in Austin
5/22/19 Interplay Learning*** Term Sheet — Wednesday, May 22 Fortune
5/23/19 Interplay Learning*** Interplay Learning Raises $5.5 Million to Grow Job-Training VR Products EdSurge
5/28/19 Interplay Learning*** Austin companies are attracting new investment Hoodline
5/29/19 Interplay Learning*** OpenSesame Gets $28M as Job Training Software Market Stays Active Xconomy
5/17/19 iPourit iPourIt’s Self-Serve Beverage Dispense Technology Now Allows Patrons to Pour Their Own Shots … Yahoo! Finance
5/7/19 Lareda Sciences Lice Clinics of America Reports Lice Activity Increased 92 Percent in the Carolinas Yahoo! Finance
5/13/19 Lareda Sciences Lice Clinics Of America – Miami Hits Over 1,000 Successful Head Lice Treatments Using Heated Air Yahoo! Finance
5/22/19 LeaseLock LeaseLock unveils security deposit alternative that lets renters pay a monthly fee instead Housing Wire
5/22/19 LeaseLock LeaseLock and Boost Insurance Announce Strategic Insurtech Partnership Yahoo! Finance
5/23/19 LeaseLock LeaseLock and Boost Insurance introduce security deposit alternative for renters Life Insurance International
5/27/19 LeaseLock Who’s using what in P&C insurance: May 27, 2019 Property Casualty 360
5/30/19 Leaselock New LeaseLock Partnership Promises to Eliminate Security Deposits Globe St
5/1/19 Mindbody Josh McCarter Promoted to President of MINDBODY Yahoo! Finance
5/2/19 Mindbody MINDBODY Promotes Booker Exec Josh McCarter to Company President Club Industry
5/2/19 Mindbody Mindbody advises on ways to make fitness centres more eco-friendly Australasian Leisure Management
5/8/19 Mindbody MINDBODY Acquires Bowtie.ai AIThority
5/9/19 Mindbody MINDBODY Acquires Bowtie.ai MarTechSeries
5/14/19 Mindbody US Acquisition for Mindbody Insider Media Limited
5/24/19 Mindbody MINDBODY CEO and Co-Founder Inducted into the Pacific Coast Business Times’ Hall of Fame Cision PR Newswire
5/30/19 Mindbody MINDBODY CEO and Co-Founder Inducted into the Pacific Coast Business Times’ Hall of Fame Club Industry
5/3/19 Mission Bio Chutes & Ladders—CMO walks out on troubled Immunomedics Fierce BioTech
5/15/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio Announces Published Study Using Single-Cell Genomics to Reveal Clonal Diversity Underlying Leukemia Therapy Resistance WebWire
5/21/19 Mission Bio Chemical engineers develop biosecurity tool to detect genetically engineered organisms in the wild Phys Org
5/22/19 Mission Bio WPI team helping to develop technology to detect GMOs in wild Worcester Telegram
5/22/19 Mission Bio WPI researcher working to detect genetically engineered organisms Worcester Business Journal
5/23/19 Mission Bio Using Single-Cell Genomics to Reveal Clonal Diversity Underlying Leukemia Therapy Resistance Select Science
5/31/19 MIssion Bio Single-Cell Sequencing Proves Useful for Tracking Drug-Resistant AML Mutation Progression Genome Web
5/2/19 Movocash*** MU30’s 2019 Awards for the Best Financial Products on the Market Money Under 30
5/3/19 Movocash*** MovoCash Gives Back to the Community at the Cars ‘N Copters on the Coast Event Cision PR Newswire
5/10/19 myLAB Box** Change comes from connecting innovative startups, traditional healthcare Mobile Health News
5/10/19 myLAB Box** Health 2.0 plays role in connecting entrepreneurs, traditional healthcare Healthcare IT News
5/21/19 myLAB Box** How to Test Yourself for STIs If You Can’t Go to the Doctor Cosmopolitan
5/7/19 Neural Analytics Neural Analytics $27.92 million Fundraising. Artin Davidian Filed May 7 D Filing MAK Daily
5/8/19 Neural Analytics Neural Analytics, Inc. Raises $22 Million in Series C Financing AP News
5/8/19 Neural Analytics Neural Analytics Raises $22 Million Series C Los Angeles Business Journal
5/8/19 Neural Analytics Neural Analytics Continues Its Journey with $22M Financing Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry
5/10/19 Neural Analytics Neural Analytics raises $22M for robot-assisted brain ultrasound The Robot Report
5/13/19 Neural Analytics Medical Robotics Company Neural Analytics Raises $22 Million Pulse 2.0
5/15/19 Neural Analytics Los Angeles companies are attracting new investment Hoodline
5/31/19 Onboard Dynamics People on the move The Bulletin
5/24/19 P2Binvestor*** P2Binvestor Announces the Appointment of Daniel Frydenlund as Executive Chairman of the Board Cision PR Newswire
5/21/19 Paradigm Diagnostics Paradigm Diagnostics Raises $15M in Series B Funding FINSMES
5/1/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending Announces New VP Of Grocery Globenewswire
5/17/19 Parcel Pending** ACG Orange County Honors Regional Companies That Are ROCKIN’ IT at 24th Annual Awards Gala Yahoo! Finance
5/21/19 Parcel Pending** This Entrepreneur Sold Her Startup For $100 Million Just 5 Years After Quitting Corporate America Forbes
5/29/19 PARCEL Pending** Parcel Pending Launches Industry-first Parcel Acceptance Security System at PCBC 2019 Yahoo! Finance
5/3/19 Procore Technologies More Than 1,200 Specialty Contractor Companies Now Rely on Procore to Manage Their Business New Kerala
5/15/19 Procore Technologies How digital transformation will increase revenue for the Australian construction industry IT Brief
5/16/19 Procore Technologies Australian construction industry says new technologies will increase productivity and revenue CSO
5/20/19 Procore Technologies Procore Names Benjamin Singer as Chief Legal Officer Cision PR Newswire
5/29/19 Procore Technologies Top software firms: Contractors hungry for tech integration Construction Dive
5/30/19 Procore Technologies Balfour Beatty to Standardize Project Management Across the US with Procore For Construction Pros
5/30/19 Procore Technologies Balfour Beatty to Standardize Procore Across All U.S. Projects Cision PR Newswire
5/8/19 ResortPass Move over, staycations. Hotels now sell daycations USA Today
5/1/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Flex Pharma Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results and merger with Salarius Pharma BusinessWire
5/24/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Form 425 Flex Pharma, Inc. Filed by: Flex Pharma, Inc. Street Insider
5/28/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Salarius Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 9th Annual LD Micro Invitational Yahoo! Finance
5/2/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara to Report First Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provide Business Update BusinessWire
5/6/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Announces Molgradex Received Fast Track Designation by FDA for Treatment of Autoimmune Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis AP News
5/6/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Announces Molgradex Received Fast Track Designation by FDA for Treatment of Autoimmune Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis Yahoo! Finance
5/6/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Investigating GM-CSF in aPAP: A Logical Replacement of a Dysfunctional Protein CEO Blog
5/9/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Business Update Yahoo! Finance
5/9/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Business Update BusinessWire
5/9/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Inc. (SVRA) CEO Rob Neville on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript Seeking Alpha
5/16/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Inc. (NASDAQ:SVRA) Is Expected To Breakeven Yahoo! Finance
5/9/19 Somabar Keurig and Anheuser-Busch Cocktail Maker Ready to Expand Motley Fool
5/2/19 The Bouqs Company  This popular online florist has more than 65 fresh bouquets for Mother’s Day — here are the best ones Business Insider
5/3/19 The Bouqs Company  Hulu’s “Friends With Benefits” Program Features Hidden Gems That’ll Unlock Prizes Elite Daily
5/6/19 The Bouqs Company  This popular online florist still has more than 50 fresh bouquets for Mother’s Day — here are the best ones Stamford Advocate
5/6/19 The Bouqs Company  Last-Minute Gifts Don’t Have to Seem Rushed — Here Are 8 That Will Still Make a Lasting Impression Daily Beast
5/9/19 The Bouqs Company  The Best Online Flower Delivery Services That Deliver Nationwide Marie Claire
5/20/19 The Bouqs Company  What Strategist Readers Are Buying: Flowers and Foot Massagers The Strategist
5/17/19 Trust & Will Develop a custom will in just 10 minutes for less than $40 Salon
5/18/19 WeGoLook** WeGoLook parts ways with founder, outsources jobs The Oklahoman
5/1/19 Youmail* See the new tool in the fight against robocalls NBC News
5/2/19 Youmail* Getting tons of robocalls, Tampa Bay? You’re not alone. Florida ranks as a Top 10 state Tampa Bay Times
5/2/19 Youmail* Robocalls hit 3 million a day in Arizona, but help may be on the way Cronkite News Arizona PBS
5/6/19 Youmail* AG’s applaud rule to crack down on deluge of robocalls The Herald News
5/7/19 Youmail* 4.9 Billion Robocalls In April, According to YouMail Robocall Index Yahoo! Finance
5/8/19 Youmail* 4.9 Billion Robocalls In April, According to YouMail Robocall Index MarTechSeries
5/8/19 Youmail* FCC sounding the alarm about ‘one-ring’ phone scam WFMZ Allentown
5/8/19 Youmail* Monthly robocall totals show some relief for consumers Consumer Affairs
5/10/19 Youmail* Informed consumers best defense on robocalls The Citizens’ Voice
5/12/19 Youmail* Schumer backs Senate bill aimed at curbing spam robocalls NY Daily News
5/14/19 Youmail* Free app helps fight robocalls in Washington K5 News Seatlle
5/14/19 Youmail* U.S. official to propose new powers for mobile carriers to block robocalls-sources CNBC
5/15/19 Youmail* Robocalls: “They are the consumer plague of our time,” says Congressman ABC 33 Alabama
5/15/19 Youmail* T&G Poll: Do you use spam or robocall-blocker apps on your phone? Worchester Telegram
5/15/19 Youmail* FCC Rule Would Let Phone Companies Block Robocalls Patch
5/17/19 Youmail* Here Are the Absolute Best Ways to Stop Robocalls and Spam Texts Maxim
5/17/19 Youmail* What the Tech? Tech to fight robo calls WFMZ Allentown
5/18/19 Youmail* FCC might require carriers to dam robocalls. Right here’s why they didn’t earlier than Infosurhoy
5/20/19 Youmail* Louisiana: The robocall capital of the country WWL
5/21/19 Youmail* The science of robocalls: Nearly 20 million calls made in Milwaukee last month WTMJ-TV Milwaukee
5/22/19 Youmail* Cashing in on those annoying, pervasive robocalls News 8 Tampa
5/23/19 Youmail* U.S. Sen. Capito says robocall bill will hold bad actors accountable Fox 11
5/24/19 Youmail* Congress advancing measure to penalize robocalls KDVR
5/28/19 Youmail* Robocalls hit 3 million a day in Arizona; help on the way? Williams News
5/31/19 Youmail* Scammers manipulate caller ID. Here are the best ways to block robocalls. WRCB TV

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