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An Irvine biomedical company working on an insulin pump therapy for diabetics announced today that it raised about $3 million in a series seed funding round led by the Cove Fund I, with additional participation by a slew of angel

ChromaDex, an Irvine company that pivoted to creating innovative nutraceuticals, announced today the expansion of its partnership with A.S. Watson Group, as well as plans to launch its flagship product, Tru Niagen, in Watsons Turkey, later this year. Nutraceuticals are

An estimated $60 billion is spent globally each year to identify the differences between cells to diagnose various diseases. A new entry in this field has taken on the delicate task of identifying the differences between cells -- without destroying them.

A company that created a trading card app for youth athletes is seeking $1.5 million. The youth sports market is an approximate $16 billion market in the U.S. And, college coaches are reportedly  recruiting kids in middle school to commit

OC Startups Now will periodically run Q&A’s with interesting entrepreneurs and key players in the OC startup/innovation ecosystem, in their own words. There’s been a lot of synergy lately with OC and Canada, with UCI Applied Innovation entering into a

A tech startup with the goal of modernizing the moving process -  by streamlining and digitizing the process of getting estimates  -  recently received a $100,000 investment from Tech Coast Angels’ ACE Fund III. Tech Coast Angels, (TCA) is the leading

Gaming can be an isolating activity as it typically involves individual gamers playing on their smart devices or computers against other gamers remotely. A local company that just officially launched a fin-tech app for gamers hosted an in-person regional competition on

A startup that created software to increase literacy achievement for students in grades K-3 announced a grant of close to $15 million from the U.S. Department of Education. Learning Ovations, with HQ in Irvine, announced in a press release that it

An Irvine tech incubator that has received most of its space and operating expenses for free from the Irvine Company – and was accepting startups with “no strings attached” - has started taking equity stakes in the startups it incubates,

  It may be the only pitch show where entrepreneurs give their pitch in an actual elevator. It may be the only pitch show where sports celebrities, like former NFL running back Rashad Jennings, do a shimmy dance to celebrate when

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