Tech Coast Angels is the largest angel investor group in the US, with nearly 300 members and $100M personally invested in startups over the last decade. Some of their major hits include Sandpiper Networks (acquired by Digital Island for $630M) and Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT). And in recent years, they’ve been involved in some interesting SoCal startups such as Zag, SodaHead, and Vokle.

Groupon ushered in the new era of group buying, and now hyper local and vertical deal sites are the name of the game. One such company, Santa Monica, Calif-based FamilyFinds, launched this week with $5.75 in funding from Split Rock Partners.

Last night we had a completely sold out event filled with startups, entrepreneurs, angles, and VC’s. The panel gave some amazing advice, tips, personal stories and wisdom they have learned over the years over being in the startup community.

Our good friends Brad Feld and David Cohen over at TechStars from Boulder, Colorado will be in town this week, Thursday October 14th, for a Do More Faster Book launch event. As part of the TechStars / Do More Faster book tour, they will hold a one hour “About TechStars” meetup hosted by Microsoft at their Los Angeles downtown location.

TechZulu and CAPLINKED are teaming up to putting together an amazing panel for all the startups and entrepreneurs out there. And if you just so happen to not be in town or are not from Southern California no worries.

In this episode of TechZulu live we had special guest Gerry Campbell CEO of Collecta. Collecta delivers real-time streaming news, via widgets, APIs and its Site Search Platform. It gives you a real time stream about what is happening right now at this very moment on the internet.

TechZulu has covered Launchpad LA before they opened their doors to entrepreneurs looking for mentorship in the Los Angeles area. However, they do not allow just anyone to be part of Launchpad.

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Mr. Wolpert has founded several successful technology companies which have gone on to be acquired by industry giants such as Adobe, RealNetworks, and HP. In addition Mr Wolpert has served in executive operations roles including as President of Disney Online and Chief Strategy Officer of RealNetworks. Mr. Wolpert is also an angel investor having invested…continue reading.

We leverage our external networks and our internal operating executives, who have built companies in the past. We look for leaders in the technology community who can lend expertise and judgment, as well as their networks, and get them involved with the companies their backgrounds best match. Clearstone’s active guidance approach to technology investing combines…continue reading.