Author: Deirdre Newman

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Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

An Irvine startup that created a personal assistant app, powered by AI, has officially launched its service. Wing launched the app officially as it prepares to open a multi-million seed round, the specific amount of which it's keeping confidential for now. Wing’s

There’s a new innovative medical spa in town and it’s all about helping clients in a holistic way with a panoply of services, including experimental stem cell therapy. Allyson Berkey opened Beyond Regenerative Medicine and Aesthetics, in Newport Beach earlier this

The spirit of regional collaboration will be on full display next Wednesday when SoCal Startup Day takes place at the Great Park in Irvine. And, co-host Stephen Silver is on a mission to integrate the fragmentation that many say exists

This Q&A is with Minnie Ingersoll, an investor and host of the LA Venture podcast (which can be found on the Podcasts page of OC Startups Now). She’s a partner at TenOneTen in LA. This VC firm invests in early-stage companies

Mitchael Freeman, the COO of Ocutrx, gave a presentation on AR (augmented reality) this week at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West Conference in Anaheim. Ocutrx is a med-device startup, with HQ in Irvine, which serves the macular degeneration market. 

A startup that enables students to do chores for seniors around the OC community has snagged a contract with a large senior housing community and is opening up a $1 million seed round. Neighboring got the contract with United Mutual, which

This was written by Tony Lim, co-founder and president of Carma Project, which alerts owners of vehicles that have had airbag recalls. See related article on Carma Project here. “You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take.” I never knew

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