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Tech Coast Angels Members Feature Prominently In Southern California Business Journals’ 2019 Most Influential Lists


For PR Web, click here   IRVINE, Calif. – November 13, 2019 — Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that many of its members were recognized for their community impact and business influence in the most recent lists published by

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November 13, 2019


2019 John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition Achieves Sold-Out Success with $75,000 in Prizes Awarded to Three Companies


Ten Southern California startups vied for prizes at renowned annual event, sponsored this year by Tech Coast Angels, Connect w/ SDVG, Cox Business, the John G. Watson Foundation, and PeakSpan Capital For PR Web, click here IRVINE and SAN DIEGO,

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November 5, 2019


Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in October 2019


Press Highlights (links provided in table below): Tech Coast Angels: Tech Coast Angels Awards $75,000 to Winners of Quick Pitch Contest Actuate Therapeutics: Raises $6.5 million; Pancreatic Cancer Drug 9-ING-41 (Alone and In Combination) Shows Early Promise in trials Apeel Sciences:  Releases a Compelling

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November 1, 2019


How much of a business should go to investors?


By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels Financial History and Projections Let’s start with the basics. If you are investing in a going business with a track record of revenues, then the importance of accurate current financial statements cannot

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Can you name the two most powerful words for business?


By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels Here’s a puzzle where the answer come first. “Help me.” Over the years I have heard many stories from entrepreneurs, students, news reporters, even my children, all telling me that they could

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October 15, 2019


Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in September 2019


Press Highlights (links provided in table below): Tech Coast Angels: Tech Coast Angels Names Quick Pitch Finalists for October 29th Event – Top 3 Winners Get Combined $75,000 Amplyx Pharmaceuticals: Announces Positive Preliminary Data from Ongoing Fosmanogepix Phase 2 Study in Candidemia and

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October 1, 2019


Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in July 2018



Could the company have created a “dirty cap table?”


By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels Oh, I know. When an entrepreneur started the business, s/he took investments from friends and family in small amounts just to get  started.  Of course, that worked at the time.  But… Enter

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Do you take those loyal, key customers for granted?


By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels OK.  We know that an executive’s job is not easy. Nor is there much time in a typical day for outreach of any kind. Especially in your growing company, you are drawn

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September 15, 2019


Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in August 2019


Press Highlights (links provided in table below): Tech Coast Angels: Tech Coast Angels invest $13.7 M in 28 Deals in 1H 2019, Funds 400th Company and Grows to over 400 members Anabios: Provides Human Tissue Samples to NCATS for Pain Research Apeel Sciences:  Named to “10

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September 1, 2019


Think ahead when raising early investment rounds


By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds.  Sooner or later you may need to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of

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Tech Coast Angels Realizes Two Momentous Milestones: 400th Company Funded and 400 Members


  Angel network’s investment in Grolltex highlights angel network’s influence and stature while increased membership brings even deeper levels of experience as well as additional capital   For PR Web, click here   IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB) AUGUST 15, 2019 Tech

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August 15, 2019


Hire for your core. Partner for the rest.


By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels A trend for businesses large and small There is a major trend shaping up that is worldwide, already identified by hundreds of thousands of startup and small business CEO’s.  By carefully recognizing

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Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in July 2019


Press Highlights (links provided in table below): Tech Coast Angels: Tech Coast Angels invest $13.7 M in 28 Deals in 1H 2019; TCA-OC President Hicham Semaan named to OC 500 Apeel Sciences: Newsweek article on “What’s Your Moonshot? Meet the Man Coating Fruits and Vegetables

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August 1, 2019


What to Expect on Timing of Outcomes in an Angel Portfolio


By John Harbison, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels As one gets into angel investment, it is important to have realistic expectations on how long it takes to see exits, and what kind of pattern or mix of exits and failures

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