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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...

TECH COAST ANGELS JOINS $1.6M INVESTMENT IN HITFIX, UNIQUE CONTENT-DRIVEN ENTERTAINMENT WEBSITE

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...

TCA FAST PITCH OFFERS JUMP START TO FINANCING

05/05/2010 - 11:52pm
The Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competition offers entrepreneurs a jump start to financing.  This is a must-attend event for entrepreneurs looking to learn the art of the pitch, investors seeking opportunities and business-oriented people interested in Southern California innovation. IRVINE, Calif., May 5, 2010 — Tech Coast Angels, the nation’s largest angel investor network, invites the entrepreneurs, investors and business-interested people to attend Fast Pitch, one of Orange County’s most exciting entrepreneurial events of the year, to watch and vote on their favorite 90-second...

TCA Demonstrates Angel Investment Leadership with 7 New Deals and 17 Follow-On Deals in 2009

03/01/2010 - 2:00pm
TechCoastAngels Demonstrate Angel Investment Leadership with 7 New Deals and 17 Follow-On Deals in 2009

Sudek of Tech Coast Angels Announces Network's Increased Commitment

01/18/2010  
Sudek of Tech Coast Angels Announces Network’s Increased Commitment to Entrepreneurship and Innovation Through New Easy-Access Programs

TCA Launches "Meet the Angels" Program

01/06/2010  
TECH COAST ANGELS LAUNCHES “MEET THE ANGELS” PROGRAM

Founder of Tech Coast Angels, Luis Villalobos Dies at 70

10/07/2009  
IRVINE, CALIF., October 7, 2009 — With great sadness, the members and friends of Tech Coast Angels (TCA) mourn the passing of their mentor, friend and founder, Luis Villalobos. According to TCA Orange County President, Richard Sudek, Mr. Villalobos died suddenly of a lung infection on October 1, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Ora-Zoe Villalobos of Newport Beach, Calif. He was born on November 5, 1938.