OC startup investors list

Directory of Local Investors for High Tech Startups in Orange County

Below is our list of startup investors, venture capital firms, angel investing groups, and family offices that invest in high tech startups in Orange County, California. Review the list below to find local early stage technology venture investors who can help your new startup idea or early stage company get to the next level.


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Tech Coast Angels - Orange County is a catalyst in helping to build Southern California’s economy by providing early stage (pre-seed/seed) funding for startups.

TCA also brings critical business connections, provides hands-on practical mentoring, assists in building out management teams, and helps raise additional venture capital funding.

TCA members have invested in over 300 companies for over $170 million. TCA portfolio companies have gone on to attract over $1.6 billion in additional investment capital.

Contact: Tony Sarris, Executive Director - Orange County, tony@techcoastangels.com



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Cove Fund: A family of seed-stage venture capital funds that provides startup funding for promising new Southern California ventures. The Fund is headquartered in “The Cove” at UC Irvine Applied Innovation, a centrally located and vibrant gathering place for entrepreneurs, innovators and investors in the Southern California startup ecosystem.

Contact: Paul Voois, Fund Manager, paul.voois@covefund.com, http://www.covefund.com



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Next Level Management

Next Level Management: We are a family office with over 25 years of experience in early stage/start up investing. In addition to providing growth capital, we are active investors and leverage our business experience to help companies achieve success. We generally focus on companies that are already commercialized or on the verge of commercialization. http://www.nextlevelmgmt.com



Okapi Venture Capital: The longest standing early stage venture capital firm in OC, Okapi invests in technology driven companies, particularly those leveraging software and focused on enterprise B2B applications. We are based in Laguna Beach and are hands-on investors, bringing our capital, experience, and networks to aid entrepreneurs. Our initial investment is typically in the range of $250k - $1M and we have reserves for follow-on investment. (Although we have in the past, Okapi no longer invests in life sciences and the med tech sectors.)

Contact: Jeff Bocan, Partner, jeff@1oc.vc http://www.okapivc.com



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Calibrate Ventures - Partner with Founders of transformative consumer and enterprise companies.


K5 Ventures - Is an early stage venture fund that partners with and invests in technology-driven businesses led by visionary founders


Lighter Capital - Their funding helps tech entrepreneurs get to the next level without giving up equity, board seats, or personal guarantees.


Mark IV Capital - An asset management firm focused on commercial real estate, venture capital and private equities.


Mercato Partners - Is a premiere growth stage investor in tech and consumer companies. They partner with founders to build outstanding and durable companies in Southern California.


Mucker Capital - Invests in Southern California and in other, similarly underfunded ecosystems outside Silicon Valley.


Netcapital - Makes the private capital markets work for you, review and invest in opportunities.


OSEA - Inspiring women to learn more about the angel investing world by offering education and access to early stage companies looking for investors.


Rainstar Capital Group - Makes investments in consumer distressed debt portfolios, small business merchant cash advances, distressed mortgages, high growth companies and residential and commercial real estate.


Rx3 Ventures - A consumer focused influencer fund based in Orange County, committed to partnering with top brands to maximize growth by leveraging its unique network of top consumer funds, influencers and brands.


Simplepitch Ventures - Investor / operator in early stage consumer companies.


Stage Ventures - A seed venture capital firm that invests in emerging software technology for B2B markets.


Toba Capital - An early-stage investment firm committed to helping create incredible technology companies.


Unlock Ventures - Are founders and operators that invest in world-changing, seed-stage tech entrepreneurs in Seattle and Los Angeles.


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