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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


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


Does your company have a “dirty cap table?”


By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels How it happens When you seek professional investors, whether organized angels or venture capitalists, one of the early questions you are asked is “How have you financed the business so far?”  Investors

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June 1, 2020


Leadership for the Pandemic and the New Normal


By Dan Rosen, Tech Coast Angels member and Chair of Alliance of Angels The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused every startup to assess how to survive and plan to thrive in the “new normal.” No one knows what the new normal

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May 15, 2020


Tech Coast Angels Fuels Southern California’s Startup Ecosystem in 2019; Posts Record Investments, Record Membership, and Five Exits


Angel network grew investments by 91% to a record $19.1 million in 52 companies, created new chapter funds, grew membership by 15% to 458, and achieved five exits For PR Web, click here IRVINE, Calif. – May 7, 2020 –

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May 7, 2020


Three questions to answer about your COVID response


By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels Most of us are affected by this current crisis. Many businesses threatened with closure forever.  Small businesses are the most vulnerable, even though most have furloughed employees. Rent and other fixed costs

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May 1, 2020


Cash control during these strange times


 by Dave Berkus, , Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels And these are indeed strange times, especially if you haven’t lived through 2000-2002 and 2007-2008 recessions and difficulty in finding money from banks and investors. The simple economic truth Here is a

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April 15, 2020


How Angel Investors Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis


By Dan Rosen, member Tech Coast Angels and Founder of Alliance of Angels After publishing my companion piece, “How Startups Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis” in this blog on March 15, I have received a number of comments about how

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April 1, 2020


How Startups Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis


By Dan Rosen, member Tech Coast Angels and Founder of Alliance of Angels Being trained as a scientist, and having lived through several investment cycles, I’ve been asked to share my perspective on the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

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March 15, 2020


Tech Coast Angels Orange County Inaugural Fund Provides Local Entrepreneurs with Startup Capital


For PR Web, click here IRVINE, Calif. – March 10, 2020 — Tech Coast Angels Orange County (TCA OC) today announced its inaugural annual fund, TCA OC Fund 20, created to provide an additional source of capital for entrepreneurs and

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March 10, 2020


When Entrepreneurs Should Seek Seed Funding


By David Friedman, President , Orange County Tech Coast Angels As an angel investor, I have been asked numerous times by entrepreneurs:  when is the best time to seek seed funding?   I tell them it is broken down into two

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March 1, 2020


What’s the minimum information to give your fellow investors?


By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels Every investor wants regular information from companies taking their money.  And most of us investors are frustrated by the lack of regular communication – unless of course – the company needs more

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December 15, 2019


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