“ Strange group of 'investment' individuals with many searching for jobs.... ”
— Parker on Nov 7, 2013.
“ Ir was my first TCA event and I was impressed. ”
— Ravi D. on Nov 7, 2013.
“ I'm still assessing overall- The event was slightly less formal than I'm used to, ie people pitching were not vetted, but the casual atmosphere was also kind of a good thing. ”
— DeSoto D. on Jun 6, 2013.
“ Tech Coast Angels is a helpful, uplifting group of people who often give straightforward, valuable feedback and content in their meetings. ”
— Kevin W. on Apr 29, 2013.
“ They create a wonderful forum for entrepreneurs ”
— Dan on Apr 29, 2013.
“ Great group of investors and mentors and a great place to pitch your new company or connect to these people ”
— John on Apr 22, 2013.
“ The thing I really like about TCA is the breath of expertise, knowledge and connections the TCA has amongst their members. ”
— Leighton on Apr 18, 2013.
“ I haven't had a lot of experience with them but I would say they are improving. Their new screening process sounds like a very positive change to make it much more efficient for entrepreneurs and investors to find each other. ”
— AnnMaria De M. on Feb 26, 2013.
“ Fantastic! ”
— Pamela on Oct 19, 2012.
“ Great group ”
— Al Z. on Oct 16, 2012.
“ Interesting. ”
— THOMAS E. on Aug 21, 2012.
“ A very good organization reaching out to make things happen between investors & entrepereneurs. ”
— James on Aug 19, 2012.
“ As always very generous with time, consultation and constructive advisement. ”
— John D. on Aug 17, 2012.
“ They seem like an amazing organization, potentially a real force in an American economic recovery. ”
— James M. on Aug 7, 2012.
“ I love Tech Coast Angels, two of them are on my advisory board. ”
— Bianca D. on Jul 31, 2012.
“ Great! I'm looking forward to more info! ”
— Sherri F. on Jul 24, 2012.
“ Unorganized...allowing people who are not ready to pitch, pitch, is an unbelievable waste of time for all of us.... investments are made when people seem to have it together... is this organization for helping people get it together? Or to make investment connections?? ”
— Mona on Jun 14, 2012.
“ A great business mentor ”
— Don N. on Jun 14, 2012.
“ I'm looking forward to participating in the future event with TCA. ”
— Steven W. on Jun 14, 2012.
“ Awesome service ”
— Michael K. on Jun 14, 2012.
“ What better way to get to know the investment community in Southern Cal? I wish I started a year ago ”
— Douglas P. on Jun 5, 2012.
“ I met a two angels through this process. They seemed very genuine. I'm looking forward to in person interaction. ”
— Terrell G. on May 22, 2012.
“ I'm really intrigued by the group overall, and impressed with some of the individual members that I have met. ”
— Jeff L. on Apr 25, 2012.
“ Great Job! ”
— Manish G. on Mar 20, 2012.
“ Tech Coast Angels provides informed people to explain aspects of business startup and growth. ”
— Charles on Mar 13, 2012.
“ Great group! ”
— Iris M. on Mar 6, 2012.
“ A really great group of people. ”
— Bob W on Mar 6, 2012.
“ Great group -- looking forward to more Meetups. ”
— Don H. on Feb 28, 2012.
“ Seems like a great group of people with vast knowledge and willing to help out entrepreneurs they believe in. ”
— Lillian on Feb 28, 2012.
“ I am very interested in the startups and TCA plays an important role in the process. ”
— Michael S. on Feb 28, 2012.
“ The speaker explained Tech Coast Angels inner operation very clearly. ”
— Felix G. on Feb 7, 2012.
“ I will definitely tune into the next presentation ”
— Keith W. on Jan 31, 2012.
“ great!! ”
— paul t. on Jan 31, 2012.
“ Great! Useful presenters; good audience questions; good format and relevant topics. Excellent group for anyone involved in tech or VC ”
— David A. G. on Dec 20, 2011.
“ A number of Angels are CEO Space Members. Gamer Grub was discovered by TCA at CEO Space and just won an award at their FAST PITCH competition and second place overall. The neat thing about that is, Gamer Grub is not a Tech company...it's a Junk Food! CEO Space is proud to have helped prepare Gamer Grub. ”
— Dave P. on Oct 27, 2011.
“ Didn't get to speak to a TCA, but that was my fault. I was busy meeting other entrepreneurs. Next time! ”
— Roy M. on Aug 10, 2011.
“ Consistently excellent. ”
— Bill W. on May 18, 2011.
“ I am glad TCA is organising this... ”
— Soma E on May 10, 2011.
“ I like their involvement in all aspects of building a business - it is not just one thing (such as gaining funding) that drives success. ”
— Kathleen P. on Apr 12, 2011.
“ A wonderful venue that if it is managed with integrity and fairness by all participants, it would be a great hub for learning, relationship-building/socializing, and even funding. I don’t know if this is possible, but I wish there was a sort of "blanket NDA" that everyone would sign as they come in so we could speak more freely with each other. ”
— Soorena S. on Feb 2, 2011.
“ awesome fun and tons of information!!! ”
— Lia R. on Nov 24, 2010.
“ This was my first meetup. It seems like an effective organization for matching up entrepreneurs and investors. ”
— Scott M. on Nov 24, 2010.
“ Good group ”
— Mark H. on Nov 24, 2010.
“ As I learn more about the organization, the more I enjoy what they have to say.. ”
— Steve R. on Sep 22, 2010.
“ I'm not sure - great mixers for fun. Maybe you could have mini-sessions for specific industries, and Angels might refer to each other more - Entrepreneurs are frustrated, especially in this economy where honestly, investors got burned and are waiting like everyone else, but I've got a group of unemployed people who want to work. Maybe Obama and the government will make jobs! Right? ”
— Jen on Sep 22, 2010.
“ Where better to network? ”
— Bill L. on Sep 14, 2010.
“ Good informal setting. I consider it a safe place to try out your pitch with entrepreneurs and angels. It help to make sure your messaging / positioning is clear and identifies weaknesses in your pitch. Highly recommended. ”
— Frank H. on Jun 16, 2010.
“ If you're a startup entrepreneur this group helps keep you in the loop and make valuable connections. ”
— Darius V. on Jun 16, 2010.
“ Good to meet other entrepreneurs, found that several of us had actionable info to share regarding technologies, outsourcing. Definitely worthwhile. ”
— Dave on Jun 16, 2010.
“ As noted, TCA is a valuable and very credible organization with a long and substantial track record. That, alone, may justify joining but, assuming future venues will also be mixers, the value would be dramatically enhanced, in my opinion, if the kind of modifications suggested above were incorporated. ”
— Mark R. on May 21, 2010.
“ The Santa Monica group is great - active, interesting, folks from the OC group and folks down from Sta Barbara - it's worthwhile, not too long, not too short - just about goldilocks right. ”
— nick m. on May 21, 2010.
“ Hi, I've got a spectacular venture, a ton of strategic business development talent, and would love to attend the May 20th Wokano Mixer. The RSVPs just closed -- please notify me if I might attend too!! ”
— Frederick on May 12, 2010.
“ networking ”
— Wayne on Mar 16, 2010.