The strategy of OCTANe to increase access to capital for early-stage companies is paying off. For the first time, the Aliso Viejo organization has developed a strategic partnership with a venture capital firm, beyond the customary relationships it has with investment
We will periodically run opinion pieces from key players in the OC startup ecosystem with their thoughts on its strengths and weaknesses and what they believe is necessary to take it to the next level. Here’s the opinion of John
The cryptocurrency markets can be volatile AF. Enter Pumpalert, a company that sends email alerts to subscribers when cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin shoot up or down. Cyrptocurrency is exchanged in the digital realm using cryptography, a system of secret messages.
Cove Fund II LLC closed its first round at the end of January at $12.6 million, Co-Manager Mike Benvenuti told OC Startups Now in mid-February. Benvenuti is one of the fund’s three investment managers. The fund has until the end of
We will periodically run Q&A’s with interesting entrepreneurs, in their own words. Our first is with Fabio Gratton, founder of the Alchemy Factory, a digital health incubator in Costa Mesa. He also founded the Alchemy Fund; he's looking to bring
Installing home improvement products yourself can be a major hassle. DIY-ers (do-it-yourself-ers) are becoming DIFM’s (do it for me’s) based on demographic shifts and lifestyle changes, according to news reports. DIFM’s are the target market of Buy It Installed, one of