Octane CEO Bill Carpou told OC Startups Now on Tuesday that the organization is planning a “substantial” fund of its own, independently of the two Visionary Venture funds it created and remains a general partner in. He declined to disclose
NEWS: OC Could See $100 Million Fund Close by Mid-Year. Visionary Ventures Fund II Would be the First $100M Fund in OC….
The Visionary Ventures Fund II LP has set its sights on being the first $100 million venture fund in OC. Octane -- the multi-faceted organization and event presenter with a tech and life sciences accelerator in Aliso Viejo -- created the
NEWS: OC CryptoCurrency Startup Gets Investment From Legendary Silicon Valley Investor, with New Base in Santa Monica….
A cryptocurrency startup, with HQ in Costa Mesa, has received a seed investment, the amount of which the company is declining to disclose at this time. Lunarcrush's goal is to “bring transparency to the cryptocurrency markets through community-driven insights.” The lead investor
NEWS: VR Startup Announces Partnership with Silverado Memory Care Community. Partnership Enables MyndVR’s Entrance into the LA Market…..
A startup that provides VR tech and devices for senior living communities has inked a partnership with Silverado, a memory care operator with communities in six states across the country. MyndVR, with HQ in Irvine, said in a January 21
The Eureka co-working building in Irvine is starting a series of “Eureka Moments” invite-only, live podcasts. The first, which will take place later this month, features Sean Ellis, host of the Breakout Growth Podcast and author of "Hacking Growth." Peter Polydor,
A vision tech startup using AI announced two partnerships at a recent trade show. Adroit Worldwide Media, which created the AWM Smart Shelf, will enter into a global partnership with OptiCrib, a Shamrock company. And, AWM also announced a partnership with
A startup developing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles announced its fourth-gen tech. Enevate said that its new XFC-Energy tech achieves charging in five minutes to 75% capacity, compared to today’s conventional large-format Li-ion EV cells, which typically take over an hour
NEWS: Space Startup Raises $35 Million. SpinLaunch Says Will Use Funds on Hiring and Building Out Long Beach HQ……
A startup that's developing a kinetic launch system has raised $35 million. SpinLaunch, with HQ in Long Beach, announced the news in a January 16 press release. The company said its designing “the lowest-cost, environmentally- responsible orbital launch system," which will target
NEWS: Smart Device for Musicians Being Showcased at Annual Music Trade Show Event, Through Sunday in Anaheim
A startup -- which created a portable synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller that fits in the palm of your hand -- raised more than $1.4 million on Kickstarter and is showcasing its product at the annual NAMM (National Association of
Octane's inaugural Aesthetics Technology Summit took place Friday at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. The summit convened physicians, industry members and entrepreneurs, who discussed medical aesthetic technologies, as well as what they perceive are unmet clinical needs and new