Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in September 2019

Press Highlights (links provided in table below):

  • Tech Coast Angels: Tech Coast Angels Names Quick Pitch Finalists for October 29th Event – Top 3 Winners Get Combined $75,000
  • Amplyx Pharmaceuticals: Announces Positive Preliminary Data from Ongoing Fosmanogepix Phase 2 Study in Candidemia and Granted Fast Track Designation for Seven Indications; Executes Exclusive Worldwide License Agreement With Novartis
  • Anabios: FDA Awards AnaBios Grant to Further Develop Preclinical Assay Using Human Primary Cardiomyocytes
  • Apeel Sciences:  Gates-Backed Foodtech Company Launches In Kroger Stores; British Supermarket Asda Trialing Apeel’s Plant-Derived, Shelf-Life-Boosting Coating On Fresh Produce In A Bid To Reduce Waste
  • Aquacycl: Raises $4M To More Efficiently Treat Wastewater
  • Carterra: Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim and Others to Present Use of Carterra’s Next Generation Antibody Screening Technology at Symposia Across the US and Europe
  • Casestack: Picked by Arkansas Business As Among Best Places To Work
  • Curvafix: First Patient Treated with CurvaFix Rodscrew
  • DTX Pharma: Announces $12.5 Million Financing
  • EV Connect: Hires SaaS Industry Veteran as Chief Operating Officer
  • Fabric8Labs: Reinvents 3D-metal Printing With No Heat, No Laser, No Powder
  • FAMA Technologies: Customer Guardian Alliance Technologies Launches AI-Powered Social Media Screening Service for Law Enforcement
  • FloWater: FloWater Reaches 22-Million Mark in Number of Plastic Water Bottles Saved From Environment Nationwide at Xponential Fitness Studios With FloWater Refill Stations
  • Forge Therapeutics: As Threat of Antibiotic Resistance Mounts, CEO says Biotechs are Running Out of Cash and Time
  • Green Dot: Hagens Berman Reminds Green Dot Corporation (GDOT) Investors of Investigation of Possible Securities Fraud
  • GroGuru: Farming Tech Startup Raises $2.9 Million To Expand ‘Smart Irrigation’ Business
  • Grolltex: Largest Commercial Producer of Single Layer, ‘Electronics Grade’ Graphene Closes Oversubscribed Private Placement Financing Round
  • Healionics: Raises $4.5M to Fund First-In-Human Trial of STARgraft Vascular Graft
  • InfoBionic: New Technology Allows Direct Transmission of Remote Cardiac Monitoring Data
  • Interplay Learning: Expands Its Online Training and Education Courses to the Facility Management Industry
  • iPourit: Self-Pour Beverage Dispense Technology Increases Profits in the Fast-Casual Market
  • Lareda Sciences: Expands Lice Clinics in Manassas Northern Virginia Through Partnership 
  • LeaseLock: Launches Zero Deposit Insuring Over USD 100M In Leases
  • MINDBODY: Expands to India 
  • Mission Bio: Aims to Grow Single-Cell Genomics Market Share With CNV Analysis, Custom Panels 
  • Nocimed:  Announces First Commercial Clients for New Non-Invasive Spinal Pain Assessment Tool In North America and Europe
  • P2Binvestor: Cracking the Code on Fintech for Business 
  • Parcel Pending: Showcases BOPIL™ Retail Locker Solutions at Groceryshop 2019
  • Phytonix Corporation: Converting Waste Gas Into High Value Flavors And Fragrances 
  • Procore Technologies: Taps Goldman for IPO at $4 Billion-Plus Value; Expands Into Preconstruction to Connect All Phases of Construction on a Single Platform; Recognized by Talent Board As One Of Winners of 2019 North American Candidate Experience Awards
  • ResortPass: Staycation Company Profiled in TravelPulse
  • Salarius Pharmaceuticals: Obtains dose-escalation milestones for its Seclidemstat trial
  • Savara: To Present Comprehensive Data From Pivotal Phase 3 IMPALA Study at 2019 ERS
  • The Bouqs Company: Parents Hand Out Flowers To Strangers In Memory Of Daughter Who Died From Sepsis
  • Transcepta: Exhibiting at IOFM’s Fall 2019 AP & P2P Conference Turn Technologies: Helps the Gig Economy Better Vet Their Workers
  • WeGoLook: Expands in Latin America
  • 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 September 2019: 

Tech Coast Angels Press Releases

 
Date Company Headline Outlet
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Tech Coast Angels in the Press

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
9/12/19 Tech Coast Angels Koa Accel Launches as New Type of Medical Device Accelerator, Embedding Expert, Invested Teams to Drive Innovations Forward, Faster, to Reduce Investor Risk Yahoo! Finance
9/27/19 Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels Names Quick Pitch Finalists EIN Technology Today
       

Articles on Angel Investing

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
9/10/19 Angel Investing Angel Capital Association Members Drive Almost $2 Billion in Start-Up Investments: 2019 Angel Funders Report Yahoo! Finance
       

TCA Portfolio Companies in the Press

 
       
Date Company Headline Outlet
9/10/19 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Fast Track designation granted to fosmanogepix for seven indications European Pharmaceutical Review
9/15/19 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Cryptococcosis Treatment Market Research Report To Design A Cohesive And Predictive Business Strategy Veterans Insights
9/16/19 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Preliminary Data from Ongoing Fosmanogepix Phase 2 Study in Candidemia Cision PR Newswire
9/16/19 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Executed Exclusive Worldwide License Agreement With Novartis Reuters
9/17/19 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Amplyx Inks Novartis Deal for Another Compromised-Immune System Drug Xconomy
9/17/19 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Amplyx Inks Novartis Deal for Another Compromised-Immune System Drug San Diego Biotechnology Network
9/18/19 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Amplyx reports early signs antifungal drug clears Candida blood infections San Diego Union Tribune
9/24/19 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Amplyx Announces Presentations on Fosmanogepix (APX001) at IDWeek 2019 and the 9th Congress on Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM-9) Cision PR Newswire
9/16/19 Anabios* FDA Awards AnaBios Grant to Further Develop Preclinical Assay Using Human Primary Cardiomyocytes Yahoo! Finance
9/17/19 Anabios* DA Awards AnaBios Grant to Further Develop Preclinical Assay Using Human Primary Cardiomyocytes News Wise
9/27/19 Anabios* AnaBios Wins NCATS ASPIRE Award to Further Develop Preclinical Pain Assays Using Human Sensory Neurons Cision PR Newswire
9/4/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel runs mandarin test in UK Eurofruit
9/5/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel to run test with UK retailers Fresh Plaza
9/5/19 Apeel Sciences Asda trialling fruit preservation technology Resource Magazine
9/9/19 Apeel Sciences Asda pilots plastic-free innovation in fight against food waste edie
9/9/19 Apeel Sciences Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis GreenBiz
9/9/19 Apeel Sciences Asda is trialling a new plastic-free coating to increase the shelf life of fruit and vegetables Vegan Food Living
9/10/19 Apeel Sciences Asda is trialling a new coating technology that triples fruit shelf life Metro
9/10/19 Apeel Sciences In Europe, grocery stores are hosting ‘happy hours’ to fight food waste The Hustle
9/10/19 Apeel Sciences Asda trialling new solution to fight food waste British Plastics & Rubber Magazine
9/11/19 Apeel Sciences Asda launches plant-based ‘food coating’ to cut plastic and food waste Totally Vegan Buzz
9/11/19 Apeel Sciences Asda Tests Plant-Derived Coating On Fresh Produce European Supermarket Magazine
9/11/19 Apeel Sciences Asda trials coating technology that increases shelf life New Food
9/14/19 Apeel Sciences U.K.: Asda first to trial plant-derived coating on fresh produce Fresh Fruit Portal
9/15/19 Apeel Sciences Gates-Backed Foodtech Apeel Sciences Launches in Kroger Stores Vegconomist
9/18/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel Sciences has developed longer-lasting avocados, and they’re coming to stores USA Today
9/18/19 Apeel Sciences Kroger expands its line of Apeel produce to tackle food waste Food Drive
9/18/19 Apeel Sciences Kroger debuts longer-lasting produce nationwide WKRD TV Cincinnati
9/19/19 Apeel Sciences Kroger plans national rollout of Apeel avocados Supermarket News
9/20/19 Apeel Sciences Longer-Lasting Avocados Come to Kroger Stores Nationwide Veg News
9/20/19 Apeel Sciences Asda first supermarket to trial plant-derived coating on fresh produce Produce Business UK
9/20/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel Sciences to treat produce for 1,100 Kroger supermarkets Pacific Coast Business Times
9/20/19 Apeel Sciences Avocados with longer-lasting technology are finally in stores across the country My Central Oregon
9/20/19 Apeel Sciences From STEM Researcher To Startup Co-founder – Jenny Du’s Venture Is Revolutionizing A $9 Trillion Market Forbes
9/21/19 Apeel Sciences Specially treated avocados last twice as long SF Gate
9/23/19 Apeel Sciences Kroger To Roll Out ‘Apeel’ Coated Avocados Across The US European Supermarket Magazine
9/25/19 Apeel Sciences Apeel Sciences CEO tells Jim Cramer how they save your fruit while saving grocery stores money CNBC
9/25/19 Apeel Sciences Kroger expands Apeel avocado program, adds limes, asparagus Produce Retailer
9/25/19 Apeel Sciences Everything Jim Cramer said about the stock market on ‘Mad Money,’ including Nike earnings, Twilio CEO, Whirlpool’s prospects, Twitter got away CNBC
9/26/19 Apeel Sciences Kroger Launches Longer-Lasting Produce Nationwide as Part of its Zero Hunger Zero Waste Initiative American Reporter
9/30/19 Apeel Sciences Holy guacamole! Specially treated avocados last twice as long. And that’s only the start for the plant-based coating. The Seattle Times
9/30/19 Apeel Sciences New invisible coating aims to extends shelf life of produce WANE
9/5/19 Aquacycl*** Startup Aquacycl Raises $4M To More Efficiently Treat Wastewater Xconomy
9/5/19 Carterra (Wasatch Microfluidics)** Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim and Others to Present Use of Carterra’s Next Generation Antibody Screening Technology at Symposia Across the US and Europe Cision PR Newswire
9/5/19 Carterra (Wasatch Microfluidics)** Advancing Therapeutic Antibodies With New Surface Plasmon Resonance Technology Technology Networks
9/5/19 Carterra (Wasatch Microfluidics)** Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim and Others to Present Use of Carterra’s Next Generation Antibody Screening Technology at Symposia Across the US and Europe The Chestnut Post
9/30/19 Casestack Best Places to Work: CaseStack LLC Arkansas Business
9/27/19 CurvaFix First Patient Treated with CurvaFix Rodscrew Globenewswire
9/20/19 DTx Pharma*** Dtx Pharma $12.50 million Financing. Arthur Suckow Published Sep 19 Form D Coiin Globalist
9/12/19 EV Connect EV Connect Welcomes SaaS Industry Veteran Patrick Macdonald-King as Chief Operating Officer Yahoo! Finance
9/28/19 EV Connect ChargeFox reveals Australian charging network Electrive
9/19/19 Fabric8Labs No heat, no laser, no powder: reinventing 3D-metal printing ee News Europe
9/26/19 Fama Technologies** Guardian Alliance Technologies Launches AI-Powered Social Media Screening Service for Law Enforcement Cision PR Newswire
9/27/19 Fama Technologies** Hate tweets and deepfake pee-tapes: the AI arms race Gigabit
9/30/19 Fama Technologies** Guardian Alliance Technologies Launches AI-Powered Social Media Screening Service for Law Enforcement AIthority
9/18/19 Flowater IPDC to fund FloWater projects New Age Bangladesh
9/18/19 Flowater FloWater Reaches 22-Million Mark in Number of Plastic Water Bottles Saved From Environment Nationwide at Xponential Fitness Studios With FloWater Refill Stations Yahoo! Finance
9/5/19 Forge Therapeutics As Threat of Antibiotic Resistance Mounts, Biotechs Are Running Out of Cash and Time Morning Consult
9/16/19 Forge Therapeutics New Biotechnology Coalition Seeks to Boost Antibiotics Development Health Leaders Media
9/18/19 Green Dot Hagens Berman Reminds Green Dot Corporation (GDOT) Investors of Investigation of Possible Securities Fraud Globenewswire
9/20/19 GroGuru Field Day Gives Glimpse at the Future of Agriculture Memphis Flyer
9/23/19 GroGuru Farming tech startup GroGuru raises $2.9 million to expand ‘smart irrigation’ business San Diego Union Tribune
9/27/19 GroGuru GroGuru Secures $2.9 Million In Seed Funding Pulse 2.0
9/30/19 GroGuru BlueNalu nets $20 million, plus more top funding news for San Diego-based companies Hoodline
9/9/19 Grolltex Grolltex Graphene Closes Oversubscribed Private Placement Financing Round Cision PR Newswire
9/24/19 Healionics Healionics raises $4.5M to fund first-in-human trial of STARgraft vascular graft Yahoo! Finance
9/24/19 Healionics Healionics Raises $4.5M in Funding FinSME
9/26/19 Healionics Healionics raises $4.5 million to fund trial of vascular access graft Healio Nephrology News
9/10/19 InfoBionic Remote Monitoring Solution Addresses Rural Healthcare Challenges Yahoo! Finance
9/24/19 Infobionic Increasing Patient Compliance with Remote Patient Monitoring Yahoo! Finance
9/17/19 Interplay Learning*** Interplay Learning Expands Its Online Training and Education Courses to the Facility Management Industry Cision PR Newswire
9/5/19 iPourit Pizza Franchise Round Table Pizza Installs Self-Pour Tap Wall in New Sacramento Location Franchising
9/18/19 iPourit Self-Pour Beverage Dispense Technology Increases Profits in the Fast-Casual Market Yahoo! Finance
9/20/19 iPourit California pizzeria boosts alcohol sales with self-pour beverage dispenser Kiosk Marketplace
9/24/19 Lareda Sciences Northern Virginia Lice Clinics partner with Lice Clinics of America to Expand in Manassas Yahoo! Finance
9/8/19 Leaselock LeaseLock Launches Zero Deposit Insuring Over USD 100M In Leases New Kerala
9/20/19 Leaselock CEO of LeaseLock Reichen Kuhl Joins Forbes Real Estate Council Yahoo! Finance
9/25/19 Milo Sensors ‘A Real Vote of Confidence’ – Student group-turned-tech-inventors Milo Sensors receives $2M for their wearable technology The Current
9/18/19 Mindbody MindBody expands to India Cal Coast Times
9/23/19 MIndbody ROSEN, A LEADING LAW FIRM, Reminds MINDBODY, Inc. Investors of Important Deadline in Securities Class Action Cision PR Newswire
9/24/19 MIndbody The MINDBODY App Puts Wellness At Your Fingertips Forbes
9/18/19 Mission Bio Mission Bio Aims to Grow Single-Cell Genomics Market Share With CNV Analysis, Custom Panels Genome Web
9/27/19 Mission Bio CRISPR-Cas9, IRBM, GenScript, and More: News From September 2019 Bio IT World
9/17/19 Nocimed Nocimed Announces First Commercial Clients for New Non-Invasive Spinal Pain Assessment Tool In North America and Europe Ortho Spine News
9/24/19 P2Binvestor*** Cracking the Code on Fintech for Your Business Small Business Trends
9/10/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending Showcases BOPIL™ Retail Locker Solutions at Groceryshop 2019 Yahoo! Finance
9/23/19 Parcel Pending** Parcel Pending Predicts Top Fall 2019 Retail Trends Globenewswire
9/24/19 Parcel Pending** Quadient: 2019 first half-year results and Q2 2019 sales Globenewswire
9/10/19 Procore Technologies Procore Expands Into Preconstruction to Connect All Phases of Construction on a Single Platform Cision PR Newswire
9/11/19 Procore Technologies New Procore Bid Management Allows Transition from One Phase of Construction to Next Thomas
9/11/19 Procore Technologies Procore expands into preconstruction to connect all phases of construction on a single platform CSO Australia
9/12/19 Procore Technologies Talent Board Announces Winners of 2019 North American Candidate Experience Awards Yahoo! Finance
9/18/19 Procore Technologies Procore Taps Goldman for IPO at $4 Billion-Plus Value Bloomberg
9/25/19 Procore Technologies Bloomberg: Procore could be headed toward IPO with $4B valuation Construction Dive
9/27/19 Procore technologies Procore Technologies preps for $4 billion IPO Pacific Coast Business Times
9/15/19 ResortPass TravelPulse Q&A: Get to Know ResortPass Travel Pulse
9/13/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Salarius Pharmaceuticals Announces Senior Leadership Changes Yahoo! Finance
9/26/19 Salarius Pharmaceuticals*** Salarius obtains dose-escalation milestones for its Seclidemstat trial Intelligence Journal
9/18/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara to Present Comprehensive Data From Pivotal Phase 3 IMPALA Study at 2019 ERS BioSpace
9/18/19 Savara Pharmaceuticals* Savara to Present Comprehensive Data From Pivotal Phase 3 IMPALA Study at 2019 ERS Yahoo! Finance
9/6/19 The Bouqs Company How to Keep Your Plants Alive While on Vacation, According to Experts Travel & Leisure
9/18/19 The Bouqs Company Parents hand out flowers to strangers in memory of daughter who died from sepsis ABC Action News
9/30/19 Transceepta Transcepta Exhibiting at IOFM’s Fall 2019 AP & P2P Conference Cision PR Newswire
9/9/19 WeGoLook** Three trends to watch out for in Latin America Intelligent Insurer
9/3/19 Youmail* A robocall a day is one too many San Antonia Express News
9/5/19 Youmail* U.S. Barraged by 4.8 Billion Robocalls in August, According to YouMail Robocall Index Cision PR Newswire
9/8/19 Youmail* Latest robocall scam has crooks posing as local cops WTMJ Milwaukee
9/20/19 Youmail* How many robocalls do Americans get each year? It’s hard to say Politifact Missouri

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