UPDATE: Tech Coast Angels Shares Highlights from October

Here are some of the highlights from October for TCA and its portfolio companies:

  • Tech Coast Angels: Tech Coast Angels Awards $75,000 to Winners of Quick Pitch Contest
  • Actuate Therapeutics: Raises $6.5 million; Pancreatic Cancer Drug 9-ING-41 (Alone and In Combination) Shows Early Promise in trials
  • Apeel Sciences:  Releases a Compelling Video Time Lapse Of Produce With And Without Apeel; Gates-Backed Foodtech Company Launches In Kroger Stores; Sage Fruit offers organic apples with Apeel coating
  • Bitvore: Announces Company Sentiment Scoring to Identify Emerging Opportunity and Risk
  • Cognition Therapeutics: To Present Findings from the Elayta™ Clinical Development Program at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting for Alzheimer’s
  • Connected Signals: Raises $1 Million
  • Curvafix: FDA Clears Steerable Rodscrew for Pelvic Repair
  • CytomX Therapeutics: Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Clinical Trial Evaluating the Anti-PD-L1 Probody CX-072 in Combination with YERVOY® in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Melano; Hires New Chief Development Officer
  • Doctible: Announces Technology Integration with ClearGage Designed to Improve the Patient Payment Experience
  • EV Connect:  Secures $12 Million Series B to Scale Cloud-Based Innovations for Electric Vehicle Charging
  • FloWater: 24 Hour Fitness Brings Smart Hydration to a Portion of Its California Gyms With New-Tech FloWater Refill Stations
  • Glassbeam: Expands Relationship with Agiliti Imaging Leveraging Clinsights Application Suite
  • GoShare: Bringing Uber-type App For Trucks To Delaware
  • Green Dot: Walmart and Green Dot to Jointly Establish A New Fintech Accelerator, Tailfin Labs
  • GroGuru: Selected as a Finalist for Connect’s 2019 Most Innovative New Product Awards
  • Grolltex: Using Graphene-Based Sensors as a Platform for Technology
  • Interplay Learning:  Wins 2020 AHR Expo Award in Software Category iPourit: Self-Pour Beverage Dispense Technology Increases Profits in the Fast-Casual Market
  • iPourIt: Releases Second Annual Report of the Nation’s Top Beers and Wines Poured Through Its Self-Pour Beverage Dispense TechnologyAnnounces new locations
  • Kangarootime: Raises $3.5 Million Sereis A to Expand Early Childhood Education Platform
  • Lareda Sciences: Lice Clinics of America® Launches ‘Schools Without Lice” National Educator Partnership in Florida
  • LeaseLock: Multifamily Industry Leader Lynn Owen Joins LeaseLock Advisory Board
  • MINDBODY: Groupon Expands MINDBODY Partnership—Connecting Users with Thousands More Bookable Fitness, Beauty and Wellness Experiences in Their Local Neighborhoods; Expands With Acquisition Of Indian Software Consulting Firm
  • Mission Bio: Awarded $2M NCI SBIR Grant to Measure Minimal Residual Disease Related to Cancer Relapse with Single Cell Genomics
  • mSIGNIA: Signifyd’s Seamless SCA Receives Certification From EMVCo, Marking a Major Milestone for European E-Commerce Businesses – First with Complete Merchant Payment Solution Certified Compliant for EMV® 3DS version 2.2
  • Neural Analytics: Plans Human Study of Stroke Assessment Robot
  • Nocimed:   Moving Forward on Back Pain
  • Parcel Pending: Helps Retailers Prepare for 2019 Holiday Shopping Season with an In-Depth Look at Generational Shopping Behaviors; Parcel Pending’s Buy Online, Pick-Up in Locker™ Solutions Set to Help Retailers Boost Revenue During 2019 Holiday Season
  • Portfolium: Instructure Combines the Power of Portfolium and Canvas; How ‘Showing Your Work’ Is The New Résumé
  • Procore Technologies: Introduces Product Advancements at Groundbreak 2019 to Connect Everyone in Construction on a Global Platform;  SMARTPM™ Technologies Announces Partnership With Procore; Beck Technology and Procore Collaborating on Integrated Preconstruction and Data Management Solution; EarthCam Expands Procore Partnership with New Broadway Media Player Embedded App;
  • ResortPass: Staycation Company Profiled in TravelPulse
  • Salarius Pharmaceuticals: Raises nearly $11M investment from Chicago group; Adds Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital as Clinical Sites for Phase 1/2 Trial of Seclidemstat in Ewing Sarcoma; To Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences
  • Savara: Savara Shares Slide 48% Premarket After FDA Rejects Lung-Disease Treatment Molgradex
  • The Bouqs Company: Picked by Forbes for “Best Subscription Boxes To Give As Gifts”
  • Totsquad: Stroller Cleanings Through Tot Squad Rolled Out In A New Nordstrom Store
  • Trust & Will: New York Times Covers in “A Will Without Ink and Paper”
  • Youmail: Continues To Be Cited As The Leading Source For Tracking Robocalls, Fueling Pushes For Legislation

For the full scoop on each of these, click here.

About The Author

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

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