Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in October 2019

Press Highlights (links provided in table below):

  • Tech Coast Angels: Tech Coast Angels Awards $75,000 to Winners of Quick Pitch Contest
  • Actuate Therapeutics: Raises $6.5 million; Pancreatic Cancer Drug 9-ING-41 (Alone and In Combination) Shows Early Promise in trials
  • Apeel Sciences:  Releases a Compelling Video Time Lapse Of Produce With And Without Apeel; Gates-Backed Foodtech Company Launches In Kroger Stores; Sage Fruit offers organic apples with Apeel coating
  • Bitvore: Announces Company Sentiment Scoring to Identify Emerging Opportunity and Risk
  • Cognition Therapeutics: To Present Findings from the Elayta™ Clinical Development Program at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting for Alzheimer’s
  • Connected Signals: Raises $1 Million
  • Curvafix: FDA Clears Steerable Rodscrew for Pelvic Repair
  • CytomX Therapeutics: Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Clinical Trial Evaluating the Anti-PD-L1 Probody CX-072 in Combination with YERVOY® in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Melano; Hires New Chief Development Officer
  • Doctible: Announces Technology Integration with ClearGage Designed to Improve the Patient Payment Experience
  • EV Connect:  Secures $12 Million Series B to Scale Cloud-Based Innovations for Electric Vehicle Charging
  • FloWater: 24 Hour Fitness Brings Smart Hydration to a Portion of Its California Gyms With New-Tech FloWater Refill Stations
  • Glassbeam: Expands Relationship with Agiliti Imaging Leveraging Clinsights Application Suite
  • GoShare: Bringing Uber-type App For Trucks To Delaware
  • Green Dot: Walmart and Green Dot to Jointly Establish A New Fintech Accelerator, Tailfin Labs
  • GroGuru: Selected as a Finalist for Connect’s 2019 Most Innovative New Product Awards
  • Grolltex: Using Graphene-Based Sensors as a Platform for Technology
  • Interplay Learning:  Wins 2020 AHR Expo Award in Software Category iPourit: Self-Pour Beverage Dispense Technology Increases Profits in the Fast-Casual Market
  • iPourIt: Releases Second Annual Report of the Nation’s Top Beers and Wines Poured Through Its Self-Pour Beverage Dispense Technology; Announces new locations
  • Kangarootime: Raises $3.5 Million Sereis A to Expand Early Childhood Education Platform
  • Lareda Sciences: Lice Clinics of America® Launches ‘Schools Without Lice” National Educator Partnership in Florida
  • LeaseLock: Multifamily Industry Leader Lynn Owen Joins LeaseLock Advisory Board
  • MINDBODY: Groupon Expands MINDBODY Partnership—Connecting Users with Thousands More Bookable Fitness, Beauty and Wellness Experiences in Their Local Neighborhoods; Expands With Acquisition Of Indian Software Consulting Firm
  • Mission Bio: Awarded $2M NCI SBIR Grant to Measure Minimal Residual Disease Related to Cancer Relapse with Single Cell Genomics
  • mSIGNIA: Signifyd’s Seamless SCA Receives Certification From EMVCo, Marking a Major Milestone for European E-Commerce Businesses – First with Complete Merchant Payment Solution Certified Compliant for EMV® 3DS version 2.2
  • Neural Analytics: Plans Human Study of Stroke Assessment Robot
  • Nocimed:   Moving Forward on Back Pain
  • Parcel Pending: Helps Retailers Prepare for 2019 Holiday Shopping Season with an In-Depth Look at Generational Shopping Behaviors; Parcel Pending’s Buy Online, Pick-Up in Locker™ Solutions Set to Help Retailers Boost Revenue During 2019 Holiday Season
  • Portfolium: Instructure Combines the Power of Portfolium and Canvas; How ‘Showing Your Work’ Is The New Résumé
  • Procore Technologies: Introduces Product Advancements at Groundbreak 2019 to Connect Everyone in Construction on a Global Platform;  SMARTPM™ Technologies Announces Partnership With Procore; Beck Technology and Procore Collaborating on Integrated Preconstruction and Data Management Solution; EarthCam Expands Procore Partnership with New Broadway Media Player Embedded App;
  • ResortPass: Staycation Company Profiled in TravelPulse
  • Salarius Pharmaceuticals: Raises nearly $11M investment from Chicago group; Adds Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital as Clinical Sites for Phase 1/2 Trial of Seclidemstat in Ewing Sarcoma; To Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences
  • Savara: Savara Shares Slide 48% Premarket After FDA Rejects Lung-Disease Treatment Molgradex
  • The Bouqs Company: Picked by Forbes for “Best Subscription Boxes To Give As Gifts”
  • Totsquad: Stroller Cleanings Through Tot Squad Rolled Out In A New Nordstrom Store
  • Trust & Will: New York Times Covers in “A Will Without Ink and Paper”
  • 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 October 2019: 

Tech Coast Angels in the Press

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
10/2/19 Tech Coast Angels These 10 startups will compete in San Diego’s biggest annual pitch event Pacific San Diego
10/9/19 Tech Coast Angels Investors pump $300 million this year into emerging Dallas-Fort Worth companies  Dallas Morning News
10/14/19 Tech Coast Angels Startup Businesses Need San Diego’s Support Patch
10/18/19 Tech Coast Angels Follow the Money: Actuate Raises $3.9M Dallas Innovates
10/21/19 Tech Coast Angels Entrepreneurs and Their Startup Businesses Need San Diego’s Support Times of San Diego
10/30/19 Tech Coast Angels Irvine tech startup cleans up at San Diego’s QuickPitch competition San Diego Union-Tribune
10/30/19 Tech Coast Angels Kangarootime Raises $3.5M In Series A Funding FinSMEs
10/31/19 Tech Coast Angels Edtech startup Kangarootime secures $3.5M to expand its early childhood education platform Tech Startups
       

Articles on Angel Investing

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
10/7/19 Angel Investing The Q3 2019 Global Venture Capital Report: Seed Stage Deals Increase While Broader Funding Environment Shows Signs Of Erosion Crunchbase
10/10/19 Angel Investing Venture-Capital Market Slows as Investors Grow Wary of IPOs Barron’s
10/10/19 Angel Investing Are We Entering A New Age Of Venture Capital? Forbes
10/14/19 Angel Investing 8 tips for founders trying to raise their first round of venture capital TechCrunch
10/16/19 Angel Investing Angel Capital Association Partners with Assure to Simplify Angel Investing BusinessWire
10/18/19 Angel Investing Venture capital industry wants more clarity on foreign investment rules Axios
       

TCA Portfolio Companies in the Press

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
10/9/19 Actuate Therapeutics Investors pump $300 million this year into emerging Dallas-Fort Worth companies  Dallas Morning News
10/11/19 Actuate Therapeutics Pancreatic Cancer Drug, Alone and In Combination Shows Early Promise Cancer Network
10/15/19 Actuate Therapeutics Actuate Therapeutics $6.50 million Fundraising. Daniel M Schmitt Filed Oct 15 D form Lamp News
10/18/19 Actuate Therapeutics Follow the Money: Actuate Raises $3.9M Dallas Innovates
10/3/19 Apeel Sciences Houweling’s Group And Apeel Sciences Join Forces To Deliver Plastic-Free Produce Perishable News
10/3/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel partners with Houweling’s to bring plastic-free cucumbers to market The Produce News
10/12/19 Apeel Sciences Kroger First to Take Apeel Produce Coast-to-Coast New Kerala
10/14/19 Apeel Sciences U.N. urges action as finds farmers losing up to a fifth of produce Reuters
10/14/19 Apeel Sciences Tech Watch: What’s behind the wow factor? Mortgage Strategy
10/18/19 Apeel Sciences Holy guacamole! Specially treated avocados last twice as long. And that’s only the start for the plant-based coating. Twin Cities Pioneer Press
10/18/19 Apeel Sciences Four ways retailers are reducing food waste Supply Chain Analysis
10/18/19 Apeel Sciences How 3D Printing, Vertical Farming, and Materials Science Are Overhauling Food Singularity Hub
10/25/19 Apeel Sciences Kroger Launching Simplified Labels to Reduce Food Waste Triple Pundit
10/27/19 Apeel Sciences Time lapse of produce with and without Apeel Fox Business
10/27/19 Apeel Sciences This company figured out how to preserve produce, combat world hunger WDRB
10/27/19 Apeel Sciences Time lapse of produce with and without Apeel Yahoo! Finance
10/29/19 Apeel Sciences Sage Fruit offers organic apples with Apeel coating Produce Blue Book
10/29/19 Apeel Sciences Bill Gates says people should eat more vegan meat to help fight climate change Totally Vegan Buzz
10/31/19 Apeel Sciences Sage Fruit uses Apeel technology on organic apples The Packer
10/11/19 Apeel Sciences This is the world’s heaviest avocado – and yes, it was used to make guacamole AZ Central
10/29/19 Bitvore** Bitvore Announces Company Sentiment Scoring to Identify Emerging Opportunity and Risk Cision PR Newswire
10/10/19 Cognition Therapeutics* Scientists Can Beat Alzheimer’s. Will Short-Sighted Politicians Stand in Their Way? Rockland County Times
10/10/19 Cognition Therapeutics* Cognition Therapeutics to Present Findings from the Elayta™ Clinical Development Program at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting BioSpace
10/15/19 Cognition Therapeutics* Cognition Therapeutics Sponsoring Satellite Symposium on “Sigma-2 Receptors: Role in Health and Disease” during Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Yahoo! Finance
10/11/19 Connected Signals** Connected Signals $1.00 million Fundraising. Matthew Ginsberg Published Oct 11 D Filing Lamp News
10/9/19 CurvaFix FDA Clears Steerable Rodscrew for Pelvic Repair Orthopedics This Week
10/18/19 CytomX Therapeutics CytomX Therapeutics Announces New Employment Inducement Grants Yahoo! Finance
10/18/19 CytomX Therapeutics CytomX Taps BeiGene’s Amy Peterson for Chief Development Officer Exome
10/24/19 CytomX Therapeutics CytomX Therapeutics to Announce Third Quarter 2019 Financial ResultsTeleconference Scheduled for November 7, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. ET BioSpace
10/29/19 CytomX Therapeutics CytomX Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Clinical Trial Evaluating the Anti-PD-L1 Probody CX-072 in Combination with YERVOY® in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Melano Globenewswire
10/3/19 Doctible Doctible and ClearGage Announce Technology Integration Designed to Improve the Patient Payment Experience Cision PR Newswire
10/15/19 EV Connect 2020 Chevrolet Bolt Touts 259 Miles of Range Automobile Magazine
10/18/19 EV Connect EV charging promises a demand response bonanza for utilities, if they can handle it Utility Dive
10/22/19 EV Connect
Electric vehicle charging software EV Connect raises $12 million
TechCrunch
10/22/19 EV Connect EV Connect Raises $12M for Electric Vehicle Charging Software Green Tech Media
10/22/19 EV Connect EV Connect Secures $12 Million to Scale Cloud-Based Innovations for Electric Vehicle Charging Cision PR Newswire
10/23/19 EV Connect EV Connect Raises $12 Million Series B Los Angeles Business Journal
10/27/19 EV Connect EV Connect Funding AllyWatch
10/28/19 EV Connect The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 10/28/19 Alley Watch
10/28/19 EV Connect EV Connect secures $12 million to scale cloud-based innovations for electric vehicle charging Mass Transit
10/1/19 Flowater America’s Original California Surf Lifestyle Brand Waves Goodbye to Plastic Waste With New-tech FloWater Refill Stations BusinessWire
10/24/19 Flowater 24 Hour Fitness Brings Smart Hydration to a Portion of Its California Gyms With New-Tech FloWater Refill Stations Valdosta Daily Times
10/31/19 Flowater Wilmington student leads the fight against climate change ABC 7 Los Angeles
10/10/19 Glassbeam Glassbeam Expands Relationship with Agiliti Imaging Leveraging Clinsights™ Application Suite Cision PR Newswire
10/11/19 Glassbeam Glassbeam Expands Relationship with Agiliti Imaging Leveraging Clinsights Application Suite AIthority
10/11/19 Glassbeam Glassbeam Expands Relationship with Agiliti Imaging Leveraging Clinsights Application Suite AIthority
10/25/19 GoShare GoShare is bringing Uber-type app for trucks to Delaware Delaware Online
10/22/19 Green Dot Green Dot to Announce Third Quarter 2019 Results on November 6th BusinessWire
10/23/19 Green Dot Green Dot to Reschedule Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Call to November 7th BusinessWire
10/29/19 Green Dot Walmart and Green Dot to jointly establish a new fintech accelerator, Tailfin Labs TechCrunch
10/29/19 Green Dot Walmart inks fintech deal with Green Dot, extends MoneyCard partnership Market Watch
10/29/19 Green Dot Green Dot to Present at the Citi 2019 Financial Technology Conference BusinessWire
10/29/19 Green Dot ACQUISITIONSWalmart, Green Dot To Develop FinTech Accelerator With Omnichannel Focus PYMNTS
10/30/19 Green Dot Walmart and Green Dot establish shopping and fintech accelerator Fin Extra
10/30/19 Green Dot Walmart and Green Dot expand relationship, form new fintech program Talk Business
10/31/19 Green Dot Walmart, Green Dot renew prepaid card deal, launch fintech accelerator Retail Divw
10/15/19 GroGuru GroGuru Selected as a Finalist for Connect’s 2019 Most Innovative New Product Awards Cision PR Newswire
10/28/19 GroGuru Farmer and Startup Partner for Big Payoff Ag Pro Farm Journal
10/1/19 Grolltex Using Graphene-Based Sensors as a Platform for Technology AZO Sensors
10/1/19 Infobionic Undeveloped Patent Cases Leave Fed. Circ. In Dark: Judge Law 360
10/16/19 Interplay Learning*** AHR Expo Announces 2020 Education Program P{umps & Systems
10/31/19 Interplay Learning*** Interplay Learning Wins 2020 AHR Expo Award in Software Category Contracting Business
10/4/19 iPourit At new Arena District tavern, customers play bartender Columbus Dispatch
10/14/19 iPourit iPourIt Releases Second Annual Report of the Nation’s Top Beers and Wines Poured Through Its Self-Pour Beverage Dispense Technology Yahoo! Finance
10/14/19 iPourit The Vault The Tartan
10/16/19 iPourit Bud Light, Coors Light only account for 1.8 percent of self-pour beer sales, more iPourIt data Craft Brewing Business
10/25/19 iPourit LemonShark Poke installs self-serve beer tap at Florida location Fast Casual
10/26/19 iPourit Behind the Scenes Tap House brings self-pour craft beer experience, community focus to Ken Caryl Your Hub
10/25/19 Kangarootime Past 43North winner Kangarootime closes funding round, growing in Buffalo Buffalo Business First
10/30/19 Kangarootime Kangarootime Raises $3.5 Million to Expand Early Childhood Education Platform BusinessWire
10/30/19 Kangarootime Kangarootime rallies $3.5 million Series A PE Hub Network
10/30/19 Kangarootime Kangarootime Raises $3.5M In Series A Funding FinSMEs
10/31/19 Kangarootime Edtech startup Kangarootime secures $3.5M to expand its early childhood education platform Tech Startups
10/31/19 Kangarootime US child care management platform Kangarootime raises US$3.5m to fund growth The Sector
10/1/19 Lareda Sciences Lice Clinics of America® Launches ‘Schools Without Lice” National Educator Partnership in the Philadelphia area Yahoo! Finance
10/30/19 Lareda Sciences Lice Clinics of America® Launches ‘Schools Without Lice” National Educator Partnership in Florida Yahoo! Finance
10/22/19 Leaselock Multifamily Industry Leader Lynn Owen Joins LeaseLock Advisory Board Half Moon Bay Review
10/15/19 Midas Education Students challenged to find their own success at UNI leadership conference The Courier
10/1/19 Mindbody Bernstein, Friedlander To Lead Mindbody Investor Litigation Law 360
10/3/19 MINDBODY The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against MINDBODY, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm BusinessWire
10/8/19 Mindbody MINDBODY expands with acquisition of Indian software consulting firm Australasian Leisure Management
10/16/19 Mindbody Groupon Expands MINDBODY Partnership—Connecting Users with Thousands More Bookable Fitness, Beauty and Wellness Experiences in Their Local Neighborhoods BusinessWire
10/17/19 Mindbody Groupon’s MINDBODY Alliance to Boost North America Presence Yahoo! Finance
10/4/19 Mission Bio Applying Precision Genomics in Biopharma Drug Development Technology Networks
10/10/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio Lands $2M NCI SBIR Grant to Advance Minimal Residual Disease Detection Genome Web
10/10/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio Awarded Grant to Measure Minimal Residual Disease Related to Cancer Relapse with Single Cell Genomics Web Wire
10/14/19 Mission Bio Single-Cell Sequencing: Paving the Way for Precision Medicine Labiotech
10/3/19 mSIGNIA mSIGNIA First with Complete Merchant Payment Solution Certified Compliant for EMV® 3DS version 2.2 BusinessWire
10/3/19 mSIGNIA Signifyd’s Seamless SCA Receives Certification From EMVCo, Marking a Major Milestone for European E-Commerce Businesses BusinessWire
10/3/19 mSIGNIA Signifyd’s Seamless SCA receives EMVco certification The Paypers
10/3/19 mSIGNIA Signifyd’s Seamless SCA receives EMVco certification The Paypers
10/31/19 Neural Analytics Neural Analytics Plans Human Study of Stroke Assessment Robot Robotics Business Journal
10/4/19 Nocimed Nocimed: Moving Forward on Back Pain Ortho Spine News
10/2/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending Helps Retailers Prepare for 2019 Holiday Shopping Season with an In-Depth Look at Generational Shopping Behaviors Globenewswire
10/15/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending Predicts Top 2019 Holiday Shopping Season Trends for Retailers Globenewswire
10/16/19 Parcel Pending** CleverMade Releases Newest Product, Parcel LockBox – A Solution for Package Theft Yahoo! Finance
10/16/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending Predicts Top 2019 Holiday Shopping Season Trends for Retailers Alvarado News
10/30/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending’s Buy Online, Pick-Up in Locker™ Solutions Set to Help Retailers Boost Revenue During 2019 Holiday Season Globenewswire
10/16/19 Porfolium How ‘Showing Your Work’ Is The New Résumé Forbes
10/14/19 Portfolium Instructure Combines the Power of Portfolium and Canvas Yahoo! Finance
10/18/19 Portfolium Canvas Integrates into Its LMS a Tool to Show Evidence of Students’ Achievements IBL News
10/1/19 Procore Technologies Rabbet Survey Estimates Slow Payments Cost Construction Industry $64 Billion in 2019 BusinessWire
10/2/19 Procore Technologies SMARTPM™ Technologies Announces Partnership With Procore Globenewswire
10/2/19 Procore Technologies Beck Technology and Procore Collaborating on Integrated Preconstruction and Data Management Solution BusinessWire
10/2/19 Procore Technologies EarthCam Expands Procore Partnership with New Broadway Media Player Embedded App Cision PR Newswire
10/8/19 Procore Technologies Procore Introduces Product Advancements at Groundbreak 2019 to Connect Everyone in Construction on a Global Platform Cision PR Newswire
10/9/19 Procore Technologies Procore Releases Construction Owners, Analytics Products at Groundbreak Engineering News Record
10/23/19 Procore Technologies Bentley, Topcon form JV to advance ‘constructioneering’ Construuction Dive
10/24/19 Procore Technologies Can past construction experience and future tech come together? Dailoy Commercial News
10/8/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Salarius Pharmaceuticals Adds Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital as Clinical Sites for Phase 1/2 Trial of Seclidemstat in Ewing Sarcoma Yahoo! Finance
10/14/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Salarius Pharmaceuticals to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences BioSpace
10/28/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Houston pharma co. lands nearly $11M investment from Chicago group Houston Business Journal
10/2/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Announces FDA Response From Type C Meeting on Molgradex for aPAP Development Program Marketwatch
10/2/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara Announces FDA Response From Type C Meeting on Molgradex for aPAP Development Program BusinessWire
10/2/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara shares slide 48% premarket after FDA rejects lung-disease treatment Molgradex Marketwatch
10/2/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara slides 50%-plus after FDA rejects Molgradex Seeking Alpha
10/31/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara to Report Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provide Business Update BioSpace
10/31/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara to Report Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provide Business Update BusinessWire
10/31/19 The Bouqs Company Best Subscription Boxes To Give As Gifts Forbes
10/24/19 Tot Squad Nordstrom adds another local store Real Estate Weekly
10/18/19 Trust & Will A Will Without Ink and Paper New York Times
10/24/19 Trust & Will Planning For Your Death Has Never Been Easier. Get. It. Done. Fatherly
10/3/19 Youmail* U.S. Annoyed by 4.5 Billion Robocalls in September, According to YouMail Robocall Index Cision PR Newswire
10/3/19 Youmail* Consumers put up with 4.5 billion pesky robocalls in September Consumer Affairs
10/4/19 Youmail* Floridians received average 17 robocalls per person last month Fox 13
10/7/19 Youmail* Lawmakers weigh curbs on robocalls, paper ads Boston Globe
10/7/19 Youmail* Robocalls down in September, but did you notice? WSAV 3
10/7/19 Youmail* Lawmakers seek approach to unwanted calls, paper ads WWLP
10/16/19 Youmail* What the Tech: Robocalls, iOS 13 Texomas
10/17/19 Youmail* Federal Trade Commission tallies 5.4 million complaints about unwanted calls Click Orlando
10/18/19 Youmail* ‘Free’ medical braces top Orlando robocall schemes Click Orlando
10/25/19 Youmail* Spending: New consumer protections The Morning Call

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