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For years, people have been giving data to Facebook, Google and the like, without any cash payment in return. That was understandable when someone’s data was only worth a few dollars and difficult to cash in. But today, the average

It’s been a good year for Tech Coast Angels (TCA), one of the world’s largest angel networks, based here in Irvine. It recently announced that some of its members saw an 80% IRR with Parcel Pending's recent acquisition. That company, an Irvine

Empowering citizens to be more engaged and connected with the cities they live in is a lofty goal. Building the technology to accomplish that is another story. A Seal Beach startup did just that. MyCivic   -- which provide cities with tools

A VC firm in Santa Barbara has made its first few investments in some OC and LA startups. ScOp Venture Capital invested an undisclosed amount in Surfline, with HQ in Huntington Beach. This company provides live and predicted ocean weather info,

It’s official. OCTANe has launched the sequel fund to its first Visionary Ventures LP fund. This one, known as Visionary Ventures II LP, will be a more diversified fund with a primary focus on ophthalmology. Its secondary focus will be on

OCTANe released its annual impact report for 2018 Tuesday. The lifesciences and tech accelerator reported that its LaunchPad alums collectively raised over $297 million in capital last year. The accelerator, along with its Visionary Venture Fund(s) (see related story here), contributed $893

WeWork has signed a lease in an office tower at 2211 Michelson Drive in Irvine, according to a SoCal public affairs spokeswoman for the global co-working company. This space will accommodate roughly 1,300 members across three floors and is slated to open

Edwards Lifesciences today announced its imminent acquisition of an innovative med-tech company, according to a press release issued by OC’s largest public company. Edwards, a global leader in developing equipment and tech for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, will acquire

UCI Applied Innovation, UCI’s innovation platform, will be moving to the former Broadcom HQ at UCI Research Park. Applied Innovation currently occupies two buildings known as the Cove at UCI Research Park. It includes office space, a space for events, the Wayfinder

This article is in partnership with UCI Applied Innovation and its new publication, "Rising Tide." By: Jackie Connor When it comes to getting a startup company off the ground, finding initial funding resources can be challenging. UCI Applied Innovation’s Student Startup Fund provides

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