Author: Deirdre Newman

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

SOCAL FUNDING ROUNDUP MAY 11-15, 2020 Here are companies throughout SoCal that announced receiving investments this week. Cie, an Irvine venture studio, helped Performa Labs, one of its portfolio companies in semi-stealth mode, raise $3 million in seed funding. The funding round was

ACQUISITION News MAY 11-15, 2020 Here are SoCal companies that got acquired this week: - In the irony of the week, at a time when no one knows when live events and sports will resume, Apple confirmed its acquisition of NextVR, in

While the number of seed-stage funds raised since 2011 has increased five-fold, the global coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing U.S. stock market crash do not bode well for seed-stage funds or seed-stage startups. There are some bright spots however. Like

When Angela Bentley and her family lost their Pekingese dog, Brian, after he lived for 16 years, they wanted to create a legacy for this dog, “who truly loved all children.” So, the family created a line of organic children's pajamas

A new company created to ensure safe distancing for coronavirus patients in the ICU has now created isolation pods for the homeless as well. Agile Medical Systems, with HQ in LA, is the brainchild of entrepreneur Jeremiah Adler, (CEO), and his

FUNDING News MAY 4-8, 2020 Here are companies throughout SoCal that announced receiving investments this week and SoCal VC firms that invested in startups around the country, so you can see what realms of startups they’re investing in: - RX3, a VC

The individual members of the five Tech Coast Angels' (TCA) chapters in SoCal invested more than $19 million in 52 companies last year, according to its 2019 annual report. The total investment was the highest since the angel network’s inception in

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