With a successful ophthalmology fund under its belt and a sequel fund on the way, OCTANe is now looking to replicate the success that this specialized focus has achieved, this time in the fintech and data analytic realms. Bill Carpou, CEO
It may be the only pitch show where entrepreneurs give their pitch in an actual elevator. It may be the only pitch show where sports celebrities, like former NFL running back Rashad Jennings, do a shimmy dance to celebrate when
Pitch and network with venture capitalists, angels and accredited investors from Southern California, Silicon Valley and throughout the country at the Orange County VC Fast Pitch Conference. Our firm provides access to funding, business development, sales/marketing and executive coaching services for disruptive companies. Our
Melinda Kim, Executive Director, PeopleSpace A co-working space in Irvine announced a partnership with a South Korean university to create a software center at its HQ in Irvine. People Space partnered with Gachon University to put a software center
Bill Carpou, CEO, OCTANe OC’s startup ecosystem, Digital Coast, is young comparatively, but vibrant and growing. OC startups have been acquired by major tech companies, as was the case with Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of VR hardware startup Occulus
Melinda Kim, Executive Director, PeopleSpace A co-working space in Irvine is diversifying with an incubator and a fund. PeopleSpace is looking for three more companies for the former (it's already selected the first three from its pilot incubator program).
Cove Fund II LLC closed its first round at the end of January at $12.6 million, Co-Manager Mike Benvenuti told OC Startups Now in mid-February. Benvenuti is one of the fund’s three investment managers. The fund has until the end of
We will periodically run Q&A’s with interesting entrepreneurs, in their own words. Our first is with Fabio Gratton, founder of the Alchemy Factory, a digital health incubator in Costa Mesa. He also founded the Alchemy Fund; he's looking to bring