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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HQLos Angeles County, US
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Tech Coast Angels was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Angeles County, US

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Key People/Management at Tech Coast Angels

Chris Hameetman

Chris Hameetman

Mike Panesis

Mike Panesis

President, TCA Central Coast and Chairman Emeritus
Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli

President, TCA Inland Empire and Chairman Emeritus
John Harbison

John Harbison

Marketing and Chairman Emeritus
Dave Berkus

Dave Berkus

ACE Fund and Chairman Emeritus
Richard Sudek

Richard Sudek

Syndication Chair and Chairman Emeritus
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Tech Coast Angels Office Locations

Tech Coast Angels has an office in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County, US (HQ)
Santa Monica Blvd
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Tech Coast Angels Online and Social Media Presence

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Tech Coast Angels Blogs

Reduce five risks: Increase your valuation

By Dave Berkus Why five risks? In the creation of a young company, there are five principal risks to be addressed by the entrepreneur.  Professional investors will probe these five risk areas and make the decision to invest based upon comfort with each.  So, it is important for the entrepreneur to i…

Do you even know what questions to ask?

By Dave Berkus Great executives and managers seem to intuitively know what they don’t know.   But it is not at all uncommon to not even know what questions to ask. Who would have thought about COVID 19 and public’s panic responses?… Read the rest

Could you be your company’s bottleneck?

By Dave Berkus So many tasks; so little time As a manager, you have a number of critical tasks that are general to your position as opposed to specific to your industry.  These include ensuring the continued health of the organization, setting the moral compass for your stakeholders, providing for s…

How Angel Investors Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

By Dan Rosen, member Tech Coast Angels and Founder of Alliance of Angels After publishing my companion piece, “How Startups Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis” in this blog on March 15, I have received a number of comments about how this impacts angels and angel investing.… Read the rest

How Startups Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

By Dan Rosen, member Tech Coast Angels and Founder of Alliance of Angels Being trained as a scientist, and having lived through several investment cycles, I’ve been asked to share my perspective on the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on startups. … Read the rest

Tech Coast Angels Orange County Inaugural Fund Provides Local Entrepreneurs with Startup Capital

For PR Web, click here IRVINE, Calif. – March 10, 2020 — Tech Coast Angels Orange County (TCA OC) today announced its inaugural annual fund, TCA OC Fund 20, created to provide an additional source of capital for entrepreneurs and a new opportunity for angel investors.… Read the rest
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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, Mike Panesis and Mike Napoli.

  • Where is Tech Coast Angels headquarters?

    Tech Coast Angels headquarters is located at Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles County.

  • Where are Tech Coast Angels offices?

    Tech Coast Angels has an office in Los Angeles County.

  • How many offices does Tech Coast Angels have?

    Tech Coast Angels has 1 office.