Tech Coast Angels
Tech Coast Angels (TCA), a not-for-profit organization, has been consistently ranked as one the top five angel investment groups in the U.S., and has been fueling the growth of innovative companies and supporting entrepreneurs since 1997. TCA identifies, mentors and funds early stage and startup companies to help get their ideas to market, and where TCA members devote their time, expertise and capital to help companies successfully grow.
TCA currently has more than 425 members consisting of experienced C-Level executive (CEO, CFO, CFO, CIO, CMO), owners/founders of small companies, senior executives, current and former entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, academicians, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals. In addition to regular members, TCA has virtual members for those who do not live within the geography of a network chapter as well as affiliate members who may invest as an entity and can include Family Offices, foundations, corporate VCs, and other VCs. Members not only invest but also frequently serve on boards and assist companies with relationships, strategy, supply chain, team building and additional fundraising. TCA has maintained outstanding deal flow and a simplified yet organized process for screening and promptly completing due diligence.
Since 1997, TCA members have invested more than $250 million in more than 500 companies and have helped attract in excess of $2.1 billion in additional capital/follow-on rounds, mostly from venture capital firms. In 2020 alone, TCA invested more than $19.5 million in 64 companies; in 2019 the total was $19.1 million in 52 companies. 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.” In December 2020, TiE (named Tech Coast Angels the Most Active Angel Network in the World. These numbers and the success of TCA generally are a function of on both individual investments by its members as well as investments from three regional TCA Network funds which supplement the investments by its individual members.