Irvine, Calif. – May 1, 2015Tech Coast Angels (TCA), one of the largest and most active angel networks in the United States, today announced its members realized two successful exits and invested in eight new and follow-on deals in the first quarter of 2015.

 TCA’s collective membership includes nearly 300 experienced, C-suite professionals from nearly every industry sector.  The influential angel network spans five networks throughout Southern California (Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara/Westlake and Inland Empire).

“TCA continues to be a dominant source of funding for Southern California entrepreneurs, with our network’s members providing financial and experienced support to exciting, early-stage companies,” said TCA’s 2015 chairman Michael Green. “We are encouraged with the mix of deals, successful exits and upcoming deals, and we are looking forward to another great year.”

Positive exits for Q1 2015 included Olive Medical and Thermark. 

The funded companies for the quarter are: Groundmetrics, ImmunoGum, iPourIt, Pediatric Biosciences, Playlist Media, Schlep & Fetch, Spine Innovation and Twigtale.