Tech Coast Angels: Investing in Innovative Startups
Founded in 1997, Tech Coast Angels (TCA) is the largest angel investment organization in the U.S. Tech Coast Angels currently has over 300 members from five regional networks across Southern California. The membership consists of individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds with experience in a variety of industries. A majority of the members have some form of entrepreneurial experience, with many having been involved in launching and running startups. The members are very active in the entrepreneurial community, attending and participating in conferences, networking events, entrepreneurial competitions, and other venture capital events.
Tech Coast Angels is working to build Southern California’s economy into a thriving center of technology and entrepreneurship. The organization is continuously seeking to fund innovative startups. To date, the TCA has invested in over 200 companies, with their members investing over $120 million. Additionally, their portfolio companies have gone on to attract over $1 billion in additional investment capital. Of the hundreds of companies that apply to TCA for funding each year, only a select few receive backing.
The TCA organization provides a number of services to entrepreneurs. Individuals and teams collaborating with the TCA participate in numerous networking opportunities and form critical business connections, receive hands-on practical mentoring, assistance in building out the management team, and help with raising additional venture capital funding.
If you are a part of a startup currently seeking support, you may submit an application for funding to the Tech Coast Angels to help turn your vision into a sustainable and successful business.