The San Diego chapter of Tech Coast Angels, a leading SoCal angel investment group, announced its most recent $1 million-plus investments in two startups: Mercato and Discover Echo (formerly Echo Labs). With more than $12 million total invested in 2019,
*OPINION — Collaboration vs. Competition – Tony Sarris, Executive Director of Tech Coast Angels OC Gives His Opinion…
This is the fifth in a series of opinion pieces about whether OC’s startup/innovation ecosystem is more prone to collaboration or competition? Today’s opinion is form Tony Sarris, executive director of the OC chapter of Tech Coast Angels (TCA). Tech Coast
*NEWS: Tensions Between Google and Its Employees Are Worse Than Ever. Yet Irvine Company Says Google Ranks No. 1 as “Happiest Company”….
An Irvine company that ranked the 50 “happiest” companies for 2020 has made its results public. CareerBliss, founded by Heidi Golledge, who made millions from a successful exit with CyberCoders, and more recently founded Jobot, did the survey. (CyberCoders was acquired
A co-working company, with HQ in Irvine, is opening a new location in Anaheim Hills. Premier Workspaces announced in a press release that it “took over management” of the shared workspace located at 155 N. Riverview Drive in Anaheim Hills
*FEATURE: Jewelry Startup Offers Gifts Conducive to Holiday Spirit. Mariamor Sells Inspiration on a Coin…..
By Katarina Murdock With the holidays coming up, jewelry with a message could make the perfect gift. Mariamor has just the answer for that. It’s a jewelry company, with HQ in Orange, that uses hand-crafted inspirational coins – made from real
*NEWS: ChromaDex Receives Approval for Nicotinamide Riboside Chloride as an Ingredient for Complementary Medicines from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration
ChromaDex, with HQ in Irvine, has received approval from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration for its patented nicotinamide riboside chloride (NR) for use in listed complementary medicines. The listing indicates that ChromaDex has market exclusivity of NR through December 2021,
UPDATE: Hungry Lab Incubator, Which Still Keeps Home Base in Irvine, Continues to Evolve Internationally. Founder Bian Li Moved From Singapore to India to Create a New Paradigm…
The Hungry Lab incubator, which started in Irvine, continues to evolve. Hungry Lab serves as a consultant for entrepreneurs, social enterprises and businesses. Founder Bian Li traveled extensively to Singapore over the last few years to “prove our model could work,”
A med-device startup that developed a portable home hemodialysis machine closed a $10 million Series A round, according to an early November press release. Diality, with HQ in Irvine, said in the release: "Today only about 12% of the 468,000 dialysis patients
*NEWS: SD Startup With Data Analytics Platform Raises $2.3 M, Including OC Investors Okapi and Cove Fund II
A San Diego startup that developed a data analytics platform for D2C retailers raised $2.3 million in its first round of funding, according to news reports. Daasity launched in 2017. Dan LeBlanc, is the CEO and cofounder. Okapi Venture Capital in OC
*FEATURE – Homeless For a Reason…Codetalk, via St. Joseph in Venice, Helps Women Learn to Code. This Woman Wants to Pay It Forward….
Nakiah Chinchilla does not want anyone else to fall through the cracks. Like she did. Like her husband did. And, like her son almost did. She did whatever she could to save them. One of her saving graces was the St.