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
OCBN is partnering with Medical Innovation Exchange to host a night of networking for the OC biotech industry. Enjoy meeting like-minded scientists, entrepreneurs, and other professionals working in the life sciences. Don't forget those business cards!
An OC finance executive and entrepreneur has been elected as the new president of an LA venture group, creating more synergy within the entire SoCal innovation/startup ecosystem. The board of directors of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA), a nonprofit organization
An estimated $60 billion is spent globally each year to identify the differences between cells to diagnose various diseases. A new entry in this field has taken on the delicate task of identifying the differences between cells -- without destroying them.
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
Alan Benjamin, CEO, GigaIO OCTANe, the Aliso Viejo technology and life sciences accelerator, is working to prepare eight companies for its annual Technology Innovation Forum later this month. (see info on the event here). The focus of the conference will
Bill Carpou, CEO, OCTANe OCTANe has taken another step to create a coalition of investment firms, incubators and accelerators to unify the entire SoCal innovation ecosystem, with OC at the epicenter. The Aliso Viejo organization, with a life sciences and
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