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The most active Southern California investors was the Tech Coast Angels in Q3 - PWC money tree

12/05/2010 - 10:51pm
Southern California Venture Capital Totals $464M In Q3 Venture capital investments in Southern California in Q3 totaled to $464.18M, according to the latest numbers released by the PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA Money Tree Report this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Nationwide, there was $4.8 billion invested in 780 venture capital deals for Q3. The investment totals nationwide were down 31 percent in dollars, and 19 percent in terms of the number of deals from Q2, as...

Vokle Powers Al Gore Town Meeting

11/18/2010 - 12:02pm
Los Angeles-based Vokle, a provider of an online platform to host interactive broadcasting and discussions, is powering an online town hall meeting hosted by former Vice President Al Gore for Time Warner Cable, according to the firm's investors, the Tech Coast Angels. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. The TCA said Vokle's technology platform is being used as part of Time Warner's "Math, Science and the Future of Our Nation" global town hall meeting, which includes Gore, astronaut Sally Ride, inventor Dean Kamen, and Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of Discovery Channel's "...


11/12/2010 - 5:07pm
Contact: Surya Jayaweera FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE909-596-2065; InlandEmpire@techcoastangels.com SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS HONOR TCA’S MIKE NAPOLILocal Angel honored for Contributions to Inland Empire’s Entrepreneurial Economy Claremont, CA – November 11, 2010: Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel investing group in the US, is proud to announce that Mike Napoli, the founder of TCA’s Inland Empire Network, was honored last night in the “Supporter of Entrepreneurship” award category at the Spirit of the Entrepreneur awards ceremony hosted by...

Three Profitable Exits for Invested Companies in a Single Month Highlight Dynamic Second Quarter for Tech Coast Angels

08/16/2010 - 7:39am
IRVINE, Calif., August 18, 2010 – An IPO for Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) yielding over 110 times return, the acquisition of Language Weaver Inc. by SDL for $42.5M, and an IPO for Trius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: TSRX) have left a lot of Tech Coast Angels (TCA) members smiling and many early-stage, innovative companies excited about the future of entrepreneurship in Southern California. The three exits marked what has been a dynamic year for America’s largest angel investment network despite the economy, with a total of 14 new and follow-on deals by the end of second quarter...

IntraStage Raises Funds to Accelerate Growth

08/10/2010 - 2:48pm
IntraStage Inc., a San Diego based provider of Quality Management software for the Electronics Manufacturing industry, today announced that it has secured its first institutional round of financing. The Series A capital investment was led by Tech Coast Angels (TCA) which is the largest network of Angel investors in the US. IntraStage designs software to provide intelligence and analytics around improving product quality as the product progresses through its lifecycle stages of R&D, Supplier, Manufacturing and Field Operations. Already a revenue generating company with Fortune 1000...

Tech Coast Angels Expands Assistance to Entrepreneurs Through New “Meet the Angels and VCs” Streaming Video Conferences on Vokle Platform

08/10/2010 - 1:51pm
First Event on August 16 Features TCA Chairman and Noted Investor, Richard Sudek, Mentoring on “How to Pitch Without a Hitch” IRVINE, Calif., August 9, 2010 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the nation’s largest angel investment network, invites entrepreneurs around the world to participate in the new “Meet the Angels and VCs” program of live, streaming video conferences. The conferences, which launch on August 16, 2010, are designed to give people with exciting, game-changing ideas the chance to access investment and business professionals for information, advice and networking. Since the video...

Tech Coast Angels Announces ACE Fund to Provide Access to Entrepreneurial Investments for Private and Institutional Investors

08/02/2010 - 7:41pm
IRVINE, Calif., August 2, 2010 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the largest angel investment network in the United States, today announced the Angel Capital Entrepreneurial Fund (ACE) 1, a unique fund giving both private and institutional investors the opportunity to access diversified, early-stage, game-changing entrepreneurial company investments that would otherwise be available only to experienced angel investors. According to Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus...