VC funding in Q1 in OC decreased 47% from Q4 2018. The $183 million invested was the second lowest amount in the past 12 quarters, according to data and insights shared by EY. The $105 million Series E raise
A biotherapeutics startup focusing on celiac disease has received a grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. ImmunogenX, with HQ in Newport Beach, can now conduct a Phase 2 trial for latiglutenase, an investigational drug for celiac disease, the
An OC startup has been nominated to receive the prestigious Luis Villalobos Award, which honors companies that have been funded by Angel Capital Association members. GrandPad, with HQ in Orange, will be presented, along with two other startups, at
A tech incubator with an outpost in Irvine will open a fintech incubator in San Diego. EvoNexus, which started in SD, will launch the incubator with strategic founding sponsors, Royal Bank of Canada and Franklin Templeton . It announced
A startup that created a video game development studio launched its first game. Atomic Lollypop, with HQ in Newport Beach, released Netblast, an online multiplayer arena shooter game, with retro 2-D graphics. Kevin Bikhazi, who previously founded OC Web Kings, co-founded
In 2015, Dustin Dye was running Expert Dojo’s startup accelerator in Santa Monica. He noticed how quickly AI was gaining traction in the community and saw the investment dollars fueling it. Because AI and robots had been
NEWS: Eureka Award 2019 Recipient Thinks Green. Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks is an Advocate for Businesses to Honor the Environment…
Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks received the annual Eureka Award. She’s the CEO of Earth Friendly Products in Cypress.
For the second year in a row, Accelerate Greece, a nonprofit, selected three Greek companies and flew them to OC for EurekaFEST (see calendar item here) on April 6.
Christopher Lorenzana has been appointed deputy director for SBA’s Orange County / Inland Empire District Office, according to an April 2 press release.