Tech Coast Angels

Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the largest angel investor group in the U.S., has been fueling the growth of innovative companies and entrepreneurs in Southern California since 1997. TCA identifies, mentors and funds early stage companies to help get their ideas to market, and where TCA members devote their time, expertise and capital to help companies grow and succeed.

TCA members number about 300 and consist of experienced CEOs, senior executives, current and former entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other professionals. Members not only invest but frequently serve on boards and assist companies with relationships, strategy, supply chain, team building and additional fundraising. TCA has an outstanding deal flow of opportunities and a simplified yet organized process for screening and completing due diligence.

Since 1997, TCA members have invested over $180 million in more than 300 companies and have helped attract more than $1.6 billion in additional capital/follow-on rounds, mostly from venture capital firms. In 2014 alone, TCA invested over $16 million in 60 companies; in 2015 the total was $13.5 million in 58 companies. In fact, the most recent Halo Report rated TCA as #2 nationally in number of funded deals. A recent analysis by CB Insights ranked TCA #1 out of 370 angel groups on “Network Centrality” and #5 overall in “Investor Mosaic.”

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HQIrvine, CA, US
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Tech Coast Angels was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Tech Coast Angels

Chris Hameetman

Chris Hameetman

Brian Horner

Brian Horner

President – TCA Los Angeles
Caitlin Wege

Caitlin Wege

President – TCA San Diego
Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli

President, TCA Inland Empire and Chairman Emeritus
Michael Green

Michael Green

Chairman Emeritus
Jeff Draa

Jeff Draa

Chairman Emeritus
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Tech Coast Angels Office Locations

Tech Coast Angels has an office in Irvine
Irvine, CA, US (HQ)
5270 California Ave # 100
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Tech Coast Angels Online and Social Media Presence

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Tech Coast Angels Blogs

TCA Investors Net All Cash Gain of 5x with Innovative Microscopy Company Acquisition

By John Harbison, TCA Chairman emeritus Tech Coast Angels’ San Diego network first saw at its 2016 Quick Pitch competition what Discover Echo’s Revolve microscope could do: the company won the Grand Prize and a cash award of $15,000.  The technology and team were so impressive that TCA generated one…

Tech Coast Angels Realizes Largest-Ever Return for Portfolio Company

Procore Technologies’ IPO and Continued Success Nets Early Investors with 368x Return from Original Investment and $12.4 billion Market Cap For PR Web, click here IRVINE, Calif. – September 2, 2021 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that one of its “unicorn” portfolio companies has realized t…

Can you be an adaptive business leader?

by Dave Berkus, TCA Chairman emeritus The title of this insight happens to be the name of a CEO roundtable organization I belong to and have been a member since 1989 (Adaptive Business Leader Organization – or ABL).  The organization, like Vistage, manages roundtables of CEOs meeting monthly in smal…

Will you BURN the next manager you hire?

by Dave Berkus, TCA Chairman emeritus It seems to be a rule, not an exception. Many senior managers and early entrepreneurs create their own mess with this one. The first professional senior manager that an entrepreneur hires to share the growing workload does not last more than a year.   You as a l…

Are the “FIVE WHY’S” in your arsenal?

by Dave Berkus, TCA Chairman emeritus This is a trick headline.  There can be three “whys” or twenty, depending upon the issue and the responses.  To make the point, the word “why” has to be one of the more powerful words in your vocabulary.  Asking the question forces the other person to think beyo…

Tech Coast Angels Posts Record Highs in 2020 for Investment, Membership, and Number of Companies Funded

Angel network fueled startup ecosystem with $19.4 million for 64 companies including $7.9 million through annual chapter funds, realized four successful exits, and expanded its geographic reach. For PRWeb, click here IRVINE, Calif. – June 15, 2021 – Setting records for the second consecutive year, T…
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Tech Coast Angels Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Tech Coast Angels founded?

    Tech Coast Angels was founded in 1997.

  • Who are Tech Coast Angels key executives?

    Tech Coast Angels's key executives are Chris Hameetman, Brian Horner and Caitlin Wege.

  • Where is Tech Coast Angels headquarters?

    Tech Coast Angels headquarters is located at 5270 California Ave # 100, Irvine.

  • Where are Tech Coast Angels offices?

    Tech Coast Angels has an office in Irvine.

  • How many offices does Tech Coast Angels have?

    Tech Coast Angels has 1 office.