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Undeterred by the Pandemic, Tech Coast Angels-Los Angeles Chapter Wraps Up a Successful 2020

Angel network celebrates 20th anniversary, a new chapter fund, membership growth, expedited due diligence, a new web site, and 14 funded companies as part of its annual achievements For PR Web, click here LOS ANGELES – December 29, 2020 –

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December 29, 2020

TiE Honors Tech Coast Angels as Most Active Angel Network in the World at the TiE Global Awards

For PR Web, click here Irvine, Calif. – December 14, 2020 A panel of esteemed judges and eminent global personalities selected Tech Coast Angels (TCA) as the Most Active Angel Network in the World Award for 2020 at the TiE

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December 15, 2020

47x Return for Companion Medical is Fourth Highest Exit in TCA History

By John Harbison, TCA Chairman emeritus TCA members who invested in the Series A Round of Companion Medical in 2014 realized a 47x return when the company was acquired by Medtronic in August 2020 for an undisclosed amount. Early investors

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December 1, 2020

What is your biggest error in company planning?

By Dave Berkus, TCA Chairman emeritus The biggest error in planning may not be spreadsheet calculation error.  Or cost estimation.  It is most often missed assumptions about the market, the competition, the speed of adoption, or other critical metrics you’ve

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November 15, 2020

Can you build a company, not just a product?

By Dave Berkus, TCA Chairman emeritus And sometimes that idea is just too small a slice of the big picture to be interesting to investors.  There was a recent investor event where I was keynote speaker, on stage only after

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November 1, 2020

What’s your personal-business end game?

By Dave Berkus, TCA Chairman emeritus Remembering our original vision When we start a business, we are optimistic that we will succeed and dream of riches to follow when the company is sold or even getting all the way to

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October 15, 2020

What would happen to the business if you die, leave or are disabled?

By Dave Berkus, TCA Chairman emeritus Yes, we’re invincible when young When we are young and early in our business lives, we feel infallible to the degree that we do not think of what might happen if we die while

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October 1, 2020

Selling your company for less than expected?

By Dave Berkus, TCA Chairman emeritus How about outside investors? Sometimes the end game or sale of the company is not a happy event.  Especially when outside investors, venture capitalists, or angels, have put in substantial money and the sales

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September 15, 2020

An economics lesson for growing companies

By Dave Berkus, TCA Chairman emeritus Catching up from past insights Growing companies usually require more working capital during their periods of rapid growth.  In past insights we have calculated the amount of additional capital needed for a business as

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September 1, 2020

Tech Coast Angels Invest More Than $9.7 Million in 31 Companies in 1H 2020

Southern California-based angel network reports second-highest investment funding in its history For PR Web, click here IRVINE, Calif. – August 4, 2020 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that it invested $9.7 million into 21 new companies and 10

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August 4, 2020

How to make the most useful dashboard

By Dave Berkus, TCA Chairman emeritus The need for real time information From sports car to aircraft to super tanker, successful operation depends upon the pilot’s understanding and urgent timely use of a dashboard.  Real time information is critical to

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August 1, 2020

Could you be your company’s bottleneck?

By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels So many tasks; so little time As a manager, you have a number of critical tasks that are general to your position as opposed to specific to your industry.  These include ensuring

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July 15, 2020

Do you even know what questions to ask?

By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels Great executives and managers seem to intuitively know what they don’t know.   But it is not at all uncommon to not even know what questions to ask. Who would have thought about

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July 1, 2020

Reduce five risks: Increase your valuation

By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels Why five risks? In the creation of a young company, there are five principal risks to be addressed by the entrepreneur.  Professional investors will probe these five risk areas and make the

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June 15, 2020

Tech Coast Angels’ Los Angeles Network Announces Annual Fund, Streamlined Due Diligence

New funding model and more efficient processes result in faster access to capital and more diverse investment opportunities; eleven companies already funded For PR Web, click here LOS ANGELES – June 11, 2020 – In its continued efforts to support

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June 11, 2020

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