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
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

Grant van Cleve

Grant van Cleve

Vice Chairman
Hicham Semaan

Hicham Semaan

President – TCA Orange County
Eric Schiffer

Eric Schiffer

President – TCA Los Angeles
Dean Rosenberg

Dean Rosenberg

President – TCA San Diego
Mike Panesis

Mike Panesis

President, TCA Central Coast 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

What Angels Want to Hear

By David Friedman, VP,  Orange County Tech Coast Angels At the Meet the Angels event in Irvine, CA last month I had the privilege to talk with many of the 170 would-be entrepreneurs in attendance.  I hosted about 25 of them in a separate breakout session to answer specific questions they had regardi…

Tech Coast Angels Members Feature Prominently In Southern California Business Journals’ 2019 Most Influential Lists

For PR Web, click here   IRVINE, Calif. – November 13, 2019 — Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that many of its members were recognized for their community impact and business influence in the most recent lists published by Southern California’s leading business periodicals: Orange County Bus…

2019 John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition Achieves Sold-Out Success with $75,000 in Prizes Awarded to Three Companies

Ten Southern California startups vied for prizes at renowned annual event, sponsored this year by Tech Coast Angels, Connect w/ SDVG, Cox Business, the John G. Watson Foundation, and PeakSpan Capital For PR Web, click here IRVINE and SAN DIEGO, Calif.… Read the rest

Press on TCA and Portfolio Companies in October 2019

Press Highlights (links provided in table below): Tech Coast Angels: Tech Coast Angels Awards $75,000 to Winners of Quick Pitch Contest Actuate Therapeutics: Raises $6.5 million; Pancreatic Cancer Drug 9-ING-41 (Alone and In Combination) Shows Early Promise in trials Apeel Sciences:  Releases …

How much of a business should go to investors?

By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels Financial History and Projections Let’s start with the basics. If you are investing in a going business with a track record of revenues, then the importance of accurate current financial statements cannot be overstated.… Read the rest

Can you name the two most powerful words for business?

By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels Here’s a puzzle where the answer come first. “Help me.” Over the years I have heard many stories from entrepreneurs, students, news reporters, even my children, all telling me that they could not get someone’s attention they wanted or needed until…
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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, Grant van Cleve and Hicham Semaan.

  • 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.