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New position will make deal flow processes more effective for entrepreneurs and investors

IRVINE, Calif. – April 2, 2019 –Tech Coast Angels (TCA) Orange Countyrecently announced its appointment of Anthony (Tony) Sarris as Executive Director, a newly-created, full-time position. Mr. Sarris brings a wealth of experience of more than 20 years with his direct involvement, encompassing many different roles, in Orange County’s startup ecosystem. He will play a key role in working with both entrepreneurs and investors to ensure deal flow is orchestrated with efficiency and quality.

“Tony’s track record and experience in our community are superb, and we are thrilled to have him on board,” said Hicham Semaan, president of TCA Orange County.  “His knowledge is vital as we continue to increase the value our network and our members bring to our portfolio companies.”

“I am excited to be part of such a highly-esteemed angel network,” said Mr. Sarris. “My major role will be to put together great deals, to get results at each stage of the deal flow and to make sure that TCA is considered a long-term partner. In addition, as a full-time role, I will be able to ensure agility and fairness in our due diligence. We want to provide entrepreneurs who come to us with meaningful feedback, even when we say no. This may mean that they come back to us and reapply when the concept or idea or company has resolved concerns that emerge during our review and process.”

“As a full-time position, Tony will help speed up the time to funding, provide better direction to companies that come to us, and ultimately source the best investment opportunities for our members,” concluded Mr. Semaan.

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