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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...

TCA portfolio company Green Dot shares soar 22% in IPO

07/23/2010 - 5:26pm
Monrovia company is the largest player in the prepaid debit-card industry, with about 3.4 million active cards. For now, its biggest market is people outside the financial mainstream. By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times July 23, 2010 Financial service firms have struggled for years to reach the estimated 30 million lower-income households that make little use of traditional banks. Green Dot Corp. of Monrovia thinks it's found a good way, and the stock market Thursday resoundingly concurred, valuing the newly public, 11-year-old firm at $1.8 billion after the first day of trading in its...


06/28/2010 - 6:41am
IRVINE, Calif., June 28, 2010 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the nation’s largest angel investment network, today announced that it has joined the investment of a second round funding of $1.6M in the unique entertainment journalism online resource, HitFix. According to lead TCA investor, Yuri Pikover, “HitFix has such a compelling mix of authoritative and original journalistic content, audience reach, and technology, it perfectly matched our TCA investment ‘sweet spot’.” The company, which went live in December of 2008 and generated revenue from its first day, will receive ongoing support and...