• Face to Face with Investors

    The Cove

    $35.00

    ***** Event Is Sold Out ***** Signup at: https://facetofacemay2019.eventbrite.com Face to Face with Investors - Fundraising is a time consuming daunting task. In this F2F event, we have invited VCs, angel investors from TCA, ACE Fund, Cove Fund and other angel organizations to meet with you. Don't miss the exclusive breakout sessions, they are specially organized to provide you with valuable facetime with investors. When and Where: May 21,[masked]:00pm to 8:30pm. 5141 California Ave, 2nd Floor, Irvine, CA 92697 Agenda 5:00 - 5:30 - Registration and Networking 5:30 - 5:45 - Tech Coast Angels Makes Fundraising Easier - Hicham Semaan, President of Tech Coast Angels OC 5:45 - 6:15 - From Idea to Seed to Series A - Moderated - David Friedman Francis Duhay, Neal Bloom, Garrett Brown 6:15 - 6:45 - How Funding Decisions are Made? - Nicole Washington Paul Voois - The Cove Fund Ray Chan - K5 Ventures and The ACE Fund Erik Rannala - Mucker Capital 6:45 - 7:30 - Women Founders - Navigating Your Way to Success! Xandra Laskowski, Lisa Walker, Alison Fussell Dinner will be proudly served by AsianBox! 7:35 - 8:30 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions Emerald Cove - Consumer Product, eCommerce, AI Tony Sarris, David Friedman Inspiration Cove - Life Science/Health Care Thomas Lee, Frandcis Duhay, Jay Cormier Paradise Cove - Women Founders and Entrepreneurs Special Session Ora Villalobos, Xandra Laskowski, Alison Fussell, Lisa Walker The Beach - General Hicham Semaan, Ray Chan Investors from our past events included: Lisa Walker, Hicham Semaan, Amir Banifatemi, David Friedman, Thomas Lee, Tony Sarris, Ora Villalobos, Xandra Laskowski, Garrett Brown, Neal Bloom, Bart Greenberg, Richard Creager, Phil Gill, Patrick Flynn, Jay Cormier, Howard Mirowitz, Grant Van Cleve, John Harbison, Ken Neeld, Medhat Armanious, Jack Tseng, Quan Nguyen, Ray Chan, Girard Miller, Nick Sachdeva, Eric Hsiao, Frank He and more. *Tickets are nonrefundable. Tech Coast Angels K5 Ventures Koa Accel Cove Fund Host Ray Chan and The Portal

  • Face to Face - Must-Haves and Key Steps for Successful Fundraising

    A well-planned funding strategy is crucial for successful fundraising. Don’t wait to start planning your organization’s funding strategy. Build your business right now with the correct value propositions, plans, and strategies. During the Face to Face event on August 8th, we have invited Tech Coast Angels' President, chairs, and local investors to discuss the must-haves and key steps to raise funds successfully. Past Face to Face events have sold out, so get your ticket early! Read about the event and see which investors are coming! https://theportal.io/face-to-face/ When and Where: August 8,[masked]:00pm to 8:30pm. 5141 California Ave, 2nd Floor, Irvine, CA 92697 Agenda 5:00 - 5:30 - Registration and Networking 5:30 - 5:45 - "Introducing the New TCA" - Hicham Semaan 5:45 - 6:15 - "Secrets of Getting Funding from TCA" - Moderator: David Friedman - Panelists: Phil Gill, Patrick Flynn, Jay Cormier, Howard Mirowitz 6:15 - 6:25 - Key KPI for Fundraising - Edwin Choi 6:25 - 6:35 - Dangers of Safe and Convertible Notes for Investors and entrepreneurs - Bart Greenberg 6:35 - 7:05 - "Must-haves to Secure a Biotech Investment?" - Moderator: Thomas Lee - Panelists: Richard Creager, Quan Nguyen, Jack Tseng, Jay Cormier 7:05 - 7:35 - "Key Steps for a Successful Raise" - Moderator: Deirdre Newman - Panelists: Kyle Kamrooz, Alex Alpert, Bennett Washabaugh 7:35 - 8:30 - Round table Breakout Sessions Emerald Cove - Software and Consumer Products David Friedman, Howard Mirowitz, Grant Van Cleve Inspiration Cove - IOT, B2B, AI Dipak Shah, John Harbison Paradise Cove - Biotech Thomas Lee, Quan Nguyen, Richard Creager, Jay Cormier, Jack Tseng The Beach - Legal and General Bart Greenberg, Hans Imhof, Phil Gill, Patrick Flynn Dinner Provided by Asian Box Demo Table Signups available at - https://tcafacetoface.eventbrite.com *Cancellation policy: Non refundable Tech Coast Angels K5 Ventures Host Ray Chan and The Portal

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  • Face to Face with Investors and Experts

    The Cove

    $33.00

    Get insight from and connect with investors and successful companies. We've invited over 50 investors to participate in in this quarter's Face to Face event. During their panels, you'll have the chance to hear their unique insight on what they think makes a successful company. You'll have the chance to hear from different kinds of investors, including angels, local and foreign VCs, and family offices. We also have an amazing lineup of entrepreneurs that will be talking about some of their secrets to success. When and Where: March 21st,[masked]:00pm to 8:30pm. 5141 California Ave, 2nd Floor, Irvine, CA 92697 Agenda 5:00 - 5:30 - Registration and Networking 5:30 - 5:45 - Introduction and Opening Remarks 5:45 - 6:05 - Insight from Early Stage Investors, Angel Groups, and Funding Groups ACE Fund, Eric Shiffer, Hicham Semaan, Paul Voois 6:10 - 6:15- The Portal - Alan Shintaku 6:15 - 6:20 - Templarbit - Bjoern Zinssmeister, Matthias Kadenbach 6:20 - 6:25 - GroundMetrics - George Eiskamp 6:30 - 6:35 - Trust and Will - Cody Barbo 6:35 - 6:40 - GroupSolver - Rastislav Ivanic 6:40 - 6:45 - OluKai - Kerry Konrady 6:45-6:50 -- VRAY - Elan Mevasse, Jack Shauh 6:50 - 7:10 - Insight from Family Offices, Chinese VCs, and Orange County VCs Don Lin, Amir Banifatemi, Doug Pak, David Cheng 7:10 - Dinner and Networking 7:20 - 8:20 - Round table Breakout Sessions Paradise Cove - Software and Enterprise, AI — Hicham Semaan, Amir Banifatemi, Paul Voois Inspiration Cove -Fintech and Ecommerce — David Freidman, Eric Schiffer Emerald Cove - Healthcare, Digital Health, Biotech — Frances Duhay, Don Lin, Thomas Lee, Yuanzan Ye, David Cheng Catering Provided by Asian Box *Cancellation policy: Non refundable* Tech Coast Angels K5 Ventures Host - Ray Chan and The Portal

  • Face to Face with Investors

    The Cove

    $30.00

    Face to Face with Investors The Largest Investors Gathering In OC Our goal is to strengthen the entrepreneurial and investment community and provide a space where they can meet and interact face to face. We'll also be highlighting company success stories. Hear from your peers about the tips and tricks that have brought them to where they are now! October 16,[masked]:00pm to 8:30pm 5141 California Ave, 2nd Floor, Irvine, CA 92697 JOIN US (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/face-to-face-with-investors-new-investors-added-tickets-36693228434) Agenda 5:00 - 5:30 - Registration and Networking 5:30 - 5:35 - Opening remarks by Grant Van Cleve, President of Tech Coast Angels 5:35 - 5:40 - "Quality Technical Resources @1/3 Cost?" - The Portal (http://www.theportal.io/), Rachael Heinsen 5:45 - 5:50 - "The Insight of Leads Generation" - Right Left Agency, Alex Jewett - 5:55 - 6:00 - "How I generated 5-figure Revenue in a Few Months" - Mypanier (https://www.mypanier.com/), Christophe Boyac 6:05 - 6:15 - "The YCombinator (http://www.ycombinator.com) Experience" Templarbit (https://www.templarbit.com/), Bjoern Zinssmeister and Matthias Kadenbach - - additional presentations to be announced - 6:35 - 6:55 - Angel Investors and VC Panel Discussion • Pete DeAngelis - Tech Coast Angels (http://www.techcoastangels.com) • Doug Pennington - ArchAngels Investors (http://www.archangelsinvestors.com/) • Mercedes Shaffer - Tech Coast Angels • Paul Voois - The Cove Fund 7:00- Dinner 7:20 - Round table Breakout Sessions • Paradise Cove - Hardware and Software • Pete DeAngelis, Grant Van Cleve, David Friedman • Inspiration Cove - Female Entrepreneurs • Mercedes Shaffer, Xandra Laskowski • Emerald Cove - Biotech and Life Sciences • Doug Pennington, Don Kasle • The Wedge - Consumer Services and Products • Rob Wolford, Ryan Breed JOIN US (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/face-to-face-with-investors-new-investors-added-tickets-36693228434) Attending Investors: Ray Chan - Robin Pimentel - Ryan Breed - Stijin VanorbeekDoug Pennington - David Friedman - Grant Van Cleve - Mercedes Shaffer - Pete DeAngelis - Tom Markel - Paul Poois - Xandra Laskowski - Rob Wolford Catering will be Provided *Cancellation policy: Non refundable Host - Ray Chan (http://k5launch.com/about/)

  • Face to Face with Investors

    The Cove

    $30.00

    Our next Face to Face event is coming up June 21st! Join us for a chance to meet local startups and investors in Orange County including Tech Coast Angels, K5 Ventures, Cove Fund, and others! We have a great lineup who will provide key insight into the startup and funding scene. Don't miss this opportunity! SIGNUP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/face-to-face-with-investors-tickets-34755783484) NOW (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/face-to-face-with-investors-tickets-34755783484) *** RSVP on Eventbrite while tickets lasts! *** Agenda 5:00 to 5:30 - Registration and Networking 5:30 to 5:45 - Special announcement 5:45 to 6:00 - "Are you ready for AI?" Amir Banifatemi, AI Lead XPRIZE (http://ai.xprize.org/about/our-team), Managing Partner K5 Ventures (http://www.k5ventures.com/) 6:00 to 6:15- "How does NEMUS (NMUS:OTCQB), a biopharmaceutical company navigate private funding in a public market?" Nemus raised a total of $30 million through friends and family, family offices, hedge fund, reverse IPO, PIPE financing, and angel investors. Who should attend: • Biopharmaceutical startups require a lot more funding than conventional routes can provide -- join us to find out how. • If you're an entrepreneur, find out how to raise money through family offices, hedge funds, reverse IPOs, and PIPE financing. Liz Berecz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethberecz/), CFO Nemus (NMUS:OTC) (http://www.nemusbioscience.com/home/default.aspx) 6:15 to 6:45 - "How do you get the seed investors to say yes?" Grant Van Cleve (http://www.linkedin.com/in/grantvc), President of Tech Coast Angels OC Hans Imhoff, Managing Director, Cove Fund Sergio Gurrieri (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergiogurrieri), Partner ACE Fund (https://www.techcoastangels.com/ace-fund/) Robin Pimentel, Partner K5 Ventures (http://k5ventures.com/) 6:45 to 7:15 - "Are you really ready for Series A?" Michael Coffman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-coffman-a1866/), Partner at Toba Capital (http://tobacapital.com/) Wanwan Yang (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wanwan-yang-ph-d-9961153/), Chief Investment Officer of Huaqi Capital Jeff Bocan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-bocan-7aba5/), Partner at Okapi Capital Additional panelists TBD Additional panelists TBD 7:15 - Dinner and Networking Food will be catered by AsianBox, and guests are encouraged to visit the demo tables in the main room. 7:30 to 8:30 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions A rare opportunity to sit down with investors for feedback and insights about your venture. We have set up four roundtables and each roundtable will be hosted by 2 to 3 investors AI and Software roundtable -- Grant Van Cleve, Amir Banifatemi Hardware roundtable - Stijn Vanorbeek, Robin Pimentel Biotech and Life Sciences roundtable - Sergio Gurrieri, Thomas Lee, Liz Berecz Consumer services roundtable - David Friedman, Hans Imhof Investors include: • Tech Coast Angels: Sergio Gurrieri, David Vednor, Grant Van Cleve, Mercedes Shaffer, Nick Sachdeva, David Friedman, Pete DeAngelis, JJ Richa, Michael Gibbons, Dick Dadamo, Hans Imhof • Toba Capital: Michael CoffmanCove FundDipak Shah, Hans Imhof, Jeffrey HilbertOkapi • Venture Capital: Jeff Bocan • HUAQI Capital: Wanwan Yang • ACE Fund: Sergio Gurrieri • K5 Ventures: Amir Banifatemi, Robin Pimentel, Stijn Vanorbeek, Ray Chan, Thomas Lee, Ryan Breed, Alice Liu Awesome finger food will be served, proudly presented by AsianBox (http://www.asianbox.com/) *Cancellation policy: Non refundable SIGNUP NOW (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/face-to-face-with-investors-tickets-34755783484)

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  • Celebration of Entrepreneurship with TCA Angels

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

    $95.00

    Celebrate with Tech Coast Angels investors It is the most attended yearly event of angel investors in OC, come early at 6pm to meet with them. Then enjoy the fast pitch competition with 10 startups competing for 1st place. Register here http://bit.ly/2h1cK9J

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  • New investors added: Face to Face with Investors

    Tech Coast Angels

    $22.50

    Face to Face with Investors Startups who attended our last event all received valuable funding and startup advice, some were invited to private screening and a few has raised over $650,000 in total new funding. So come to showcase your product and signup a Product Demo Desk or participate in the round tables. Don't miss this relaxed, informal environment to meet, mingle with investors from Tech Coast Angels, K5 Ventures, Golden Seeds Angels, The Cove Fund and other many other OC investors! Soft drinks and light snacks will be served Oct 24,[masked]:30pm to 8:30pm 5141 California Ave, 2nd Floor, Irvine, CA 92697 Agenda 5:00 to 5:30 - Registration and Networking 5:30 to 5:45 - Special announcement 5:45 to 6:00 - "How I raised $500k from the last event" Mari Bower (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maribower), founder of Kitterly (http://www.kitterly.com/) 6:00 to 6:45 - "Fast and Furious seed funding" There are tremendous amount of cash looking for early stage investment, a $250k to $750k raise is becoming very common. The panel represents most of the funding, and they will explain to you what are they looking for. Grant Van Cleve (http://www.linkedin.com/in/grantvc), President of Tech Coast Angels OC Stijn Vanoreek (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stijn-vanorbeek-aa61034), Venture Partner K5 Ventures Sergio Gurrieri (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergiogurrieri), Partner ACE Fund (https://www.techcoastangels.com/ace-fund/), President Tech Coast Angels SD Kim Kovacs (https://www.linkedin.com/in/klkovacs), Managing Director Golden Seeds (http://www.goldenseeds.com/) 6:45 to 7:30 - "How to secure the Series A round?" Now you have secured some seed funding, how do you secure the next series A round? Michael Coffman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-coffman-a1866), Partner Toba Capital John (https://www.linkedin.com/in/harbison)Harbison (https://www.linkedin.com/in/harbison) - Chairman of Tech Coast Angels 7:30 to 8:45 - Roundtable A rare opportunity to sit down with investors for feedback and insights about your venture. We have set up four roundtables and each roundtable will be hosted by 2 to 3 investors Roundtables: VR, IoT, Hardware - John Harbison, Ryan Breed, Stijn Vanorbeek Health care and bio tech - Sergio Gurrieri, Liz Berecz Fin Tech, software - Kim Kovacs, Helena Lin, Pete DeAngelis Consumer, Internet, eCommerce - Grant Van Cleve, Dave Friedman, Elim Kay Investors: Liz Berecz, Ryan Breed (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanhbreed), Grant Van Cleve, Michael Coffman, Pete DeAngelis, Dick Dadamo, Ken Fairbanks, Dave Friedman, Sergio Gurrieri, John Harbison, Jason Ho, Elim Kay, Helena Lin, Phil Paul, Stijn Vanorbeek, Ray Chan and ... *Cancellation policy: Non refundable Tech Coast Angels (http://www.techcoastangels.com/) Host Ray Chan (http://k5launch.com/about/) Register Here (https://f2fwinvestors.eventbrite.com/)

  • Face to Face with Investors

    Location visible to members

    $25.00

    Face to Face with Investors Come and meet face to face with Tech Coast Angels, K5 Ventures, Golden Seeds, Cove Fund and other OC investors! Don't miss this relaxed, informal environment to meet, mingle, and discuss your business ideas and challenges with investors and fellow entrepreneurs. Soft drinks and light appetizers will be served. Agenda: June 27,[masked]:30pm to 8:30pm @ 5141 California Ave, 2nd, Irvine, CA 92697 5:30 to 5:45 - Registration and Networking 5:45 to 6:00 - Introduction 6:00 to 6:30 - "What do investors look for in a startup?" Grant Van Cleve (http://www.linkedin.com/in/grantvc), President of Tech Coast Angels OC Robin Pimentel (http://k5ventures.com/about/), Partner K5 Ventures Hans Imhof (http://www.codextree.com/riyad/covefund/), Managing Director Cove Fund Kim Kovacs (https://www.linkedin.com/in/klkovacs), Managing Director Golden Seeds Sergio Gurrieri (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergiogurrieri), Partner ACE Fund (https://www.techcoastangels.com/ace-fund/), President Tech Coast Angels SD 6:30 to 7:30 - Pitch for a Private Meeting Moderator - Barbara Giordano (http://expertfile.com/experts/barbara.seymourgiordano) Judge - David Friedman, Tech Coast Angels Judge - Steve Block (http://k5ventures.com/about/), Partner K5 Ventures Entrepreneurs have 90 seconds to pitch to investors to earn the next step - a private meeting. They will also receive invaluable feedback and insights from investors and speech coach after the pitch.Apply to pitch: Submit your executive summary to [masked]. (hint: you should have a complete team, proof of concept and traction or revenue), or post your name, URL and proof of concept @TCA Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/techcoastangels). 7:30 to 8:30 - Roundtable Hosted by Investors A rare opportunity to sit down with investors for feedback and suggestions about your venture. We have set up three roundtables and each roundtable will be hosted by 2 to 3 investors Investors: Steve Block, Grant Van Cleve, Dave Friedman, Sergio Gurrieri, Janice Hamlin, John Harbison, Pat Hwang, Hans Imhof, Kim Kovacs, Robin Pimentel, Nick Sachdeva, Ray Chan and ... *Cancellation policy: Non refundable Tech Coast Angels (http://www.techcoastangels.com/) K5 Ventures (http://www.k5launch.com/) Cove Fund (http://www.codextree.com/riyad/covefund/) Golden Seeds (http://www.goldenseeds.com/) Host Ray Chan (http://k5launch.com/about/)

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  • Face to Face with Investors

    R.O.C.

    $10.00

    Face to Face with Investors Come and meet face to face with Tech Coast Angels and K5 Ventures! Don't miss this relaxed, informal environment to meet, mingle, and discuss your business ideas and challenges with investors and fellow entrepreneurs. Enjoy food, beer, and wine while you listen to Investors! Agenda: 5:30 to 5:55 - Registration and Networking 5:50 to 5:55 - Introduction 5:55 to 6:00 - Need technical resources, local and under budget? Introducing the new development center for your startup - The Portal (http://www.theportal.io/) 6:00 to 6:30 - Panel Discussion"What do investors look for in a startup?" John Harbison, Tech Coast Angels OC President ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/harbison ) Jason Thanh La, K5 Venture Partner ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonthanhla ) Steven Block, K5 Partner ( https://www.linkedin.com/pub/stephen-block/7/912/478 ) David Friedman, Tech Coast Angels (www.linkedin.com/in/davidfriedman (http://www.linedin.com/in/davidfriedman)) Grant Van Cleve, Tech Coast Angels (LinkedIn.com/in/grantvc) (http://linkedin.com/in/grantvc)) 6:30 to 7:15 - Pitch to Meet Entrepreneurs have 2 minutes to pitch to investors to earn the next step - a private meeting. Apply to pitch: Submit your executive summary to [masked]. (hints: you should have a complete team and proof of concept), or post your name, URL and proof of concept @ TCA Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/techcoastangels) 7:15 to 8:00 - Investor Hosted Round Tables Everyone is invited to this rare face to face roundtable discussion and has a chance to ask investors for feedback and suggestions about your venture. We look forward to seeing you there! *Cancellation policy: You will not be charged if you cancel outside of 48 hours from the event. Within 48 hours you will be charged due to the ordering of food/drink. Investors Tech Coast Angels (https://www.techcoastangels.com/) K5 Ventures (http://k5ventures.com/) Host Ray Chan & Bridget Brennan Thank you for all our sponsors, especially R.O.C (http://www.realofficecenters.com/). - Space for Innovation

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  • How to Deal with Investors? And Make Best Use of Them!

    How to Deal with Investors? And Make Best Use of Them! Tuesday, July 8th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Have you ever wondered what it's like to be funded by TCA and VC? Questioning what the relationship between you and an investor should look like? Want to learn about the path to investment? Get the inside view of the relationship between a startup and their investor. Gain an understanding of the path from meeting an investor to getting investment. 6:30pm - 6:45pm :: Networking 6:54pm -7:00pm :: The Answer To Your Tech Developer Needs 7:00pm - 7:45pm :: Discussion led by Moderator 7:45pm - 8:00pm :: Q&A 8:00 - 8:30 pm :: Chat with fellow #octech entrepreneurs! Meet the Startup: Gerry Goldstein, CEO & CoFounder of Wonder Gerry Goldstein is the CEO & Cofounder of Wonder. Prior to Wonder, Gerry was the founding CEO of Yoohoot, a mobile loyalty App, which was acquired by Appconomy in 2011. Prior to Yoohoot, Gerry held executive management, product, and business development positions at several venture- backed startups including Mformation Technologies, Networks in Motion, and Critical Path. Wonder was born out of our passion for helping merchants and consumers connect and transact more efficiently while having a positive social impact. Together we are reinventing the gift card market. The founding team has domain expertise in local commerce and payments, and previous start-up to liquidity experience. Meet the Investor: Amir Banifatemi Amir BanifatemiAmir is a Managing Partner at K5 Ventures and the Bayspring Group. He is a Board Member and Emeritus President at Tech Coast Angels. He organizes TEDxOrangeCoast and works with a number of startups in Orange County. Meet the Moderator: Erin Brown An OC native and graduate of CSU Long Beach, Erin has 13 years of consulting experience helping her clients achieve growth through cost containment in HR, benefits, increasing efficiencies through technology, and mitigating risk. She has personally worked directly with more than 1800 small businesses in her career and has impacted thousands. As a technology specialist, she works cohesively with other community leaders to maximize the value her clients see no matter what stage of their business they are in. She loves helping her clients take their ideas to epic realizations of their dreams and having a small part in shaping our future. Thank you to our sponsors! The Vine is a vibrant business community rooted in innovation and growth. What is Hatchwork? Hatchwork is dedicated to expanding the entire innovative ecosystem in Orange County and beyond, which is why we’re launching classes and workshops that anyone can sign up to take. Designed to fit into your busy schedule, these programs will help professionals and students alike add relevant digital business skills to their toolsets.

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