April 15, 2020

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Hey friends, hope you are staying safe, healthy, and sane. All things considered, Orange County is doing incredibly well in terms of cases. Let's keep it that way and continue to be diligent. As we want to continue being a resource to the community, we have compiled a blog post of both resources and stories of local companies leaning in to help on the front lines of Covid-19. Please continue to send us both and we'll keep the posts updated. 

In the midst of this, I want to congratulate David Friedman for taking over as Tech Coast Angels OC president. David and I first met in 2014 when my company Portfolium presented to the TCA OC chapter and received investment. The OC chapter has made good progress in being more founder-friendly as more entrepreneurs join as members and starting their new  fund . Congrats and here's to funding companies who need it more so than ever before. 

Be well,

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Local Podcast - Accelerate OC
Special Episode: Listen to Carey Ransom interview Bill Carpou, CEO of Octane, and discuss what unique challenges COVID-19 poses for the startup community.

Anaheim Ducks owners commit to paying staff through June 30

Urban Armor Gear introduces compostable iPhone cases

Irvine-based ShiftPixy sees increase in interest from local companies due to COVID-19

Mission Viejo's Smart Cups retools manufacturing to make hand sanitizer

Irvine's Smudge Laboratories uses 3D modeling technology to help train medical workers during crisis

Costa Mesa-based Veritone launches new sports draft website DraftClips.com

Irvine's Digital Motors to offer online automobile sales platform within 24 hours to car dealerships

Santa Ana's Suavecito changes production from hair products to hand sanitizer

Apple set to purchase Newport Beach-based NextVR for a reported $100M

Foothill Ranch-based Fujitsu Frontech acquires Fulcrum Biometrics for undisclosed terms

Costa Mesa-based Neurolens raises $23M+ in new funding round

Newport Beach-based American Vanguard takes $5M stake in Clean Seed Capital Group

Laguna Beach's PharmaCyte Biotech licenses IP for COVID-19 testing from Hai Kang Life Corp. in deal worth up to $50k/month plus 10% royalties
How Startups and Angel Investors Can Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis, April 17

Startups vs. Coronavirus Battle in America, April 23

EvoNexus Orange County is accepting applications from deep tech, life science, and fintech startups, Open Deadline
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Systems Engineer I, Raytheon Technologies (Fullerton)

Software Engineer (Remote), Research Square (Santa Ana)

Product Manager, Google (Irvine)

Digital Marketing Specialist, Altametrics (Costa Mesa)

Jr. Brand Manager, Conversion Labs (Huntington Beach)

Marketing Manager, Zuum (Irvine)

Product Manager - Vault Core, HashiCorp (Santa Ana)

Digital Account Executive, Hibu (Fullerton)

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